Words and draws by Russ
If I had been your mother, that would probably have worried me to death. Especially the noose.
This reminds me that with everyone-- some of our favorite images are based on youthful aspirations & notions rather than actual experiences, like the noose.To me, the noose makes it perfect.xoxo
I'm with Donna - nooses are the stuff of parent's nightmares. However, I love that you made a monster graveyard. How imaginative and spooky! And the artwork on this piece is so great.
((((I'm hugging you right now)))) I love your graveyard, including the spooky-cool noose and the way you used a pencil on those stones. This is so innocent and sweet. -Cin
I always wanted to make a cowboy grave in my flower bed. An old cross printed with Here Lies A Cowboy. I wanted his old worn out boots at the foot of the grave. I'm not talking when I was a kid, I'm talking now that I'm an old lady.
That is SO cool! (I thought the same way, but I didn't have your gift for acting on it). Sigh...I still love spooky houses.
I agree with F&M... we sometimes can't help but remember things as we wanted them to be, in spite of what we know.This is creepy for a parent but I wonder how my Mom would have taken my wanting to set up a graveyard in our backyard? Given all the things she had to understand about her sons, I wonder if she would have reacted the same way as your parents did?These panels had to require a lot of effort and thought. You are a wonderful artist.
Poison Ivy Man, may he always rest in peace.
i'm fascinated with the lil you of your memory staring up at the noose. poison~ivy man is the scariest, cuz dude, his curse is REAL! hoppy halloweener to the kewlest dudelin' dude! grins, debra
These days the noose would have gotten you branded as a racist or a bully.Oh the irony.
Too bad Dad had to throw a monkey wrench into the plans. Can't blame him tho. :-)
i can't tell you how much i LOVE your drawings and storytelling.
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