Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 8th, 2008 Illustration Friday


"Munching Canadians always made Myron's stomach feel poofy, but he just couldn't resist them."

In just under the deadline for this weeks topic "Poof!".

*Gruesome disclaimer:
Let me say up front, I have nothing against our fine neighbors to the north. I think Canadians are terrific, and have a really nice nation.

This piece is the result of a rather gruesome inside joke. A friend asked me about all the feet washing up on the shore of Vancouver. Appalled, I said I'd never heard anything about it. Turns out the story she had read referred to Vancouver B.C. and the Pacific Ocean, not Vancouver, Washington and the Columbia River, the town where I grew up. So, being the wise acre that I am, I drew this cartoon, and said it was probably a chubby shark, eating everything but the low-fat-content feet of Canadians.

14 comments:

neutron said...

ouch!

k. borcz said...

haa ha!

Kate said...

Thanx for the laugh!! (as usual) :)))

lil kim said...

hey, go easy on the canadians! what did they ever do to you? ;-)

RyanLoghry said...

Thanks for your comments folks.

I've added a note to the post, so that my Canadian friends will hopefully not feel picked on.

Peace my friends from the great white north. Let us drink beer, and eat bacon of the great land, of Canadia.

Juan said...

Great stuff!!

Gabrielle said...

Tee hee, no offense taken (Canuck here)

This reminds me of my favourite coffee mug which has an old Gary Larson comic on it: Two polar bears are beginning chew on the outside of an igloo, and one says to the other "Oh Hey, I just love these things!... Crunchy on the outside and a chewy center."

I love your work!

platitudinal said...

I have nothing against the Canadians either (my uncle's wife is one, and she's very health conscious), but this "and said it was probably a chubby shark, eating everything but the low-fat-content feet of Canadians" is funny. Hehehe.

Andi Butler said...

cute cute!! go wings!! (sorry canada) : )

a : )

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Ryan! I see you've been busy upsetting the poor Canadians.. ;o)

Sorry I haven't visited your blog lately. I'm on a wonderful vacation and I really don't want it to end.

Take care! :o)

Kate said...

You know Ryan, for this week's Illustration Friday theme, the word is "detach"....I've been waiting to see some artwork depicting those detached Canadian feet still wearing their New Balance shoes. Hhhhmmmmm...you must be busy this week.

RyanLoghry said...

Alicia -- Your STILL on vacation? haha... good for you!!

I have been keeping very busy indeed. I have 3 paying illustration gigs going, which is awesome! And, I've been out on a couple dates with a nice young lady named Angela. It hasn't left me with much time for Illustration Friday, but I'm hoping to do something for this weeks topic Routine.

Kate -- I'd better not further risk the ire of the Canadians. 8 )

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Alicia Padrón said...

Oh good for you Ryan! I'm so happy for ya. Good luck with the illustration deals and with Angela ;o)