illustration friday: chair

by brandon as illustration friday — brandon Mon 6 Feb 2006 3:44 pm

There is no equal to Shaolin Jesus' style!

Remember when I said I’d spare you my vision of Shaolin Jesus? Of course you don’t. I have no regular readers! But that is not my point. The point is, what else the fuck am I gonna do with “chair”? Seriously. Chair? Desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s right. Shaolin Jesus.

My next promise is that I will spare you my depiction of Mohammed as a Mexican wrestler next week when the theme is, no, not “Danish cartoonists” – or “famous embassy disasters” – but “stapler.” That is because I will be inspired!

13 Comments »

  1. Comment by Mano Chullo — February 6, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    Great work. I really like the overall asthetic. I have yet to draw my ‘chair’ because I came up against similar ‘artist’s block’. I only hope my attempt is as creative as yours. Good work.

  2. Comment by GN — February 6, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Very well done. I dig the woodcut effect and the details of uprooted teeth.

  3. Comment by ts — February 6, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    Isn’t there some sorta uproar over a comic with Mohammed???

    Very nice style. I appreciate the balance of dark to lights and all that other academic critiquey stuff.
    I like how you’ve taken (like you stated) a topic such as chair and did a piece unlike any other.
    Thanks for posting it.

  4. Comment by Anonymous — February 6, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    Looks good – great linocut look!

  5. Comment by neilornstein — February 6, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    You are obviously a wonderfully talented complete loon. Great stuff.
    Regards,
    Neil

  6. Comment by brandon — February 6, 2006 at 11:18 pm

    Woodcut, huh. I can see that. Personally I was going for “late ’80’s black-and-white self-published comic” but ya know whatever so long as you don’t get in the way of Shaolin Jesus and his fightin’ gin.

    The funny thing was, this was a pretty easy thing to come up with. The creative process: “what in god’s name is a fun thing to do with a chair?” “Why, brawling’s a fun thing to do with a chair!” And I had Shaolin Jesus just lyin’ around playing Splinter Cell in the living room and there you go.

  7. Comment by batbrat — February 7, 2006 at 2:25 am

    Fantastic style. Hilarious blogcaption.

  8. Comment by steve — February 7, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    You are the man! Very talented and insanely funny. Two thumbs up!

  9. Comment by RADROBOT — February 9, 2006 at 1:59 am

    Sweet Jesus!

  10. Comment by Trisha — February 9, 2006 at 10:26 am

    Awesome job as usual! Love your style!!

  11. Comment by nita — February 17, 2006 at 4:10 am

    You have a regular reader now

  12. Comment by Debbie — March 28, 2006 at 9:13 am

    I’m thinking you have several reg readers now. I’m bookmarking as we speak. Trisha and Nita have shown up at several of your “showings”.

    BTW, love the depth that’s captured by the “carved wood” technique. You’re so creative!

  13. Comment by therealSHAOLINJESUS — February 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Dude you stole my name.

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