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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Peculiar Picture #8


Those familiar with Chubby Chatterbox know that I was a professional illustrator for many years and that I have a file cabinet of peculiar pictures that, for one reason or another, were never published. I thought this illustration would get a lot of use when I painted it about five years ago, but you never can tell what images will please art directors and which ones won’t. I always liked this little demon, but maybe he scared people away.


Do you have a possible title for this picture, or a suggestion for how it could be used?

24 comments:

  1. "Even Satan is afraid of the Banks" Not sure why the piggy bank represents "The Banks" to me....

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  2. I immediately thought of my IRA. I loike Kelly's comment too. Images of money thrown down a rathole. Or spending money you don't have, instead of saving... whatever, I kinda like it, Stephen. Would make a great photo prompt for Magpie Tales. Have a great Sunday!

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  3. The demon is not so cute to me, maybe if there were an angel on the other side I could make more sense of the scene. There is always a pull to spend and not save in this country.

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  4. we came up with two titles:
    "Breaking the Bank" and "Pinching Pennies"

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  5. That little imp wouldn't represent the IRS, would he?

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  6. oh dear Stephen, my first thought concerned Trolls and SP!

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  7. I can't think of a good one right now, but that's a great pic! Enjoyed it~

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  8. he seems like a happy demon squeezing coins out of that piggy.
    not just any piggy but somebody's savings.
    The Evil Thief.

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  9. OPEC squeezes every last penny from those who drive.

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  10. the demon seems to be squeezing coins out of that piggy.
    not just any piggy but somebody's savings.
    so..The Evil Thief.

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  11. I didn't come up with a title yet, when I read Kathe W.'s answer. I think both of those are perfect.

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  12. You need to print thousands of copies to post them at gas stations all over the nation.

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  13. My thought was the same as Bruce's. It's the IRS trying to get every last penny they can out of us.

    S

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  14. If you don't save, Satan will get you. Brwahahahahaha.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. No suggestion for a title, but he reminds me of something I don't want to see on an airplane wing at 35,000 feet.

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  16. Can't think of a thing but you sure are one talented illustrator.

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  17. intersesting for sure!! You are an artist! the devil only traps us like that if we allow it.

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  18. The little evil guy is California's Governor Brown squeezing every drop from the taxpayer so the state government can keep spending like they always do.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  19. He's an imp, for certain. That look of delight in doing evil is compellingly awful.

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  20. I really like it too, and it's so relevant right now. Keep dusting off these old pictures and posting them...You never know what may come of it. I don't have a better title suggestion, but there are some good ones above.

    xoRobyn

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  21. yeah - if the demon had been a politician, or a banker then i think this would have sold

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  22. Here it looks like the piggy is trapped...u can use it to illustrate if something is eating away a person's earning or savings...in an inappropriate way to put into an inappropriate use.. something like that...I like this picture!

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