Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Strutting Chickens

One of my preoccupations seems to be puffed up cockerel bullies who may or may not intend to kick sand in your face in order to steal your girl.

Perhaps this wonderful Crumb fragment can help shed some light (You can click to enlarge):

These boys may suffer from a very rare type of homosexuality in which one is only sexually attracted to oneself.

nostril flowers:

Now let's spend some time relaxing at home with master race manboys Randy and Arnold. Dig the lamp.

When I tried to capture these two rapidly with my pencil, they became the same person. Their essence was the same.

It's nice to draw people I think are beautiful and also don't mind gently mocking. I don't know how vicious I'm capable of being in my drawings... Sometimes people say they seem raw or fearless, but they're always done with some measure of love... perhaps that makes them more fearless. I don't know.

I have a very particular tendency to want to shout insults at my favourite people. Spirited ones. Spirited insults.


Kali Fontecchio said...

Oh my!!!! Those flexing biceps......................................................those drawing sure do speak to me! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

William said...

I am going to try my hardest to keep my wife from seeing these.

Chloe Cumming said...

Oh Kali! I'm so happy I'm not just talking to myself.

Chloe Cumming said...

Oh no! I have become a purveyor of softcore beefcheese!

Scott said...

Excellent beefcheese. Also, when you shout insults at me I shall remember I am one of your favourite people.

Thomas said...

That's narcissism, graphically defined most adroitly.

Chloe Cumming said...

Thank you, Thomas. Yes, yes I suppose it is.

These are extreme cases. Where this male narcissism seems to appear in the most surface-oriented, the most literal form, I can hardly beleive it's true. It's so far away from anything I've really expreienced, it just becomes funny to me... or perhaps more dangerously it becomes 'cute', as Crumb noted back there...

Just because you find something silly doesn't mean it's not attractive!

Really I'm just an impressionable lady chicken

To be fair, Randy the bad guy wrestler does it as part of his job, he's playing that role and doing it very well. But he does it so well that sometimes it's unsettling. Where does his soul go?

Arnold is another kettle of fish. We've kind of had his story.

katzenjammer studios said...

hot damn! there's a lot of "juice" in these drawings. they're great stuff. the lamp drawing is pretty funny too!
also, thank you for posting the crumb comic, very funny and insightful. I'm embarrassed to say I've never really looked at a lot of Crumb.
great stuff.


post script:
Man man's Six Demon Bag is fantastic!

Marc Deckter said...

I dig the lamp.

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