Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The New Yorker

Just an old commission I found in my archives. The original was done in pencil, ink and watercolor. It's a parody of The New Yorker's famous first cover. But instead of a snooty aristocrat, I made him a chimpanzee. I forget why exactly, but I'm sure it was very funny to me at the time. So there!


Fred Schiller said...

A fun piece of art, Mr. Sowd. The expression on Mr. Chimp's face really sells the piece.

I am curious what exactly is going on in the background, below and to the right of your signature. Are those clouds, or perhaps easy to draw birds? I am lacking in both culture and couth, so perhaps those lines are a New Yorker cover tradition, which I would know about if I'd grown up in a household that read something besides the Weekly World News and Archie comics.

Aaron Sowd said...

They are stylized clouds like in the orignal.

Don't worry about culture, Fred. It's overrated. Which, now that I think of it, was the point I was trying to make at the time!