Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Total

When I was a kid and went to get myself some candy the cashier's counter was always surrounded by all these National Inquirer newspapers. Now the National Inquirer of the 60's was not your celebrity rag that it is today, rather it was a horrific blood-soaked gorefest. I recall one headline in particular, "Man Rips Out Own Tongue" and there's this guy holding his tongue and all this blood everywhere. So just to get some candy and comic books one had to proceed through this gauntlet of gore and nightmarish horror. In other words in order to have my puchases totaled up I had to avert my eyes or be totaly grossed out.

10 comments:

leslieanne said...

ooooh, i love this! vintagey & delicious :D

md said...

sweet and adorable like ur textured line work

Michelle Lana said...

Hehehe.....awesome! Great one!

studio lolo said...

This brings me back to the penny candy stores!! Awww...I miss those days. Thanks for the journey back!

Jennifer Bell said...

I love this picture! You have such a fun style.

ValGalArt said...

ha wonderful! Your art always does remind me of the better times in the past! You are so right 2-headed babies and martians, how could we forget? Love this!!!

Majeak Ann said...

You know I always love to visit candy stores like this, candy in cleae jars and a huge cashier machine like that. I love your imagination, and how you create your characters. They are always full of whimsy and fun.
Sending hugs!
-Marjorie

Julie said...

love it!

Steve Morrison said...

This is a wonderful picture! very classic-looking...

Elisa Chavarri said...

I love the retro look to this illustration!