Those of you new to Chubby Chatterbox might not be familiar with a feature I call Peculiar Pictures. For many years I was a professional illustrator, and it’s a curious but true fact that only half of an illustrator’s output finds its way into print. On rare occasions, the artwork is deemed unsuitable. Sometimes a project is cancelled or an art director changes his or her mind about the direction they want to go. In my case, a large percentage of these illustrations were uncommissioned and painted because of a nagging impulse that, at the time, needed to be scratched. In any event, I have a drawer filled with artwork that has never seen the light of day. From time to time I post these and let you guys offer thoughts and possible titles.
This piece was painted about eight years ago, and not for any particular project. I don’t generally deal with political issues but this image seems to be screaming a political message. As to what that message might be, your guess is as good as mine.