Jim Woodring's "Dirt in the Afternoon" drawing

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This disturbing work of art by Jim Woodring reminds me of the late Boris Artzybasheff's anthropomorphic manchinalia illustrations. While the creatures here are indeed creepy, it's that house, seen though the living room window, that grips my spinal column and squeezes the juices of primal dread into my brain. Well done, Mr. Woodring! Jim Woodring's "Dirt in the Afternoon" drawing

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  1. A repeat of The Simpsons shown the other day had a scene in The Android Dungeon comic shop. There was an issue of JIM hanging in front of the counter. Nice touch. I guess Groening is a fan.

    Woodring’s art is getting better and better, but I do miss the actual comic strips he used to do.

  2. “…it’s that house, seen though the living room window…
    That house looks like any other Craftsman style home of the early twentieth century. Mark, why does that creep you out?

  3. Falcon_Seven@5: “That house looks like any other Craftsman style home of the early twentieth century. Mark, why does that creep you out?”

    Beats me. It only really affects me when I view the full res version on Jim’s blog.

  4. Mark, maybe its the fact that the roof structure is drawn incorrectly that is throwing you off? The corbels are shown supporting the fascia, not the actual roof itself. The fascia should be fastened onto the ends of the horizontal members of the corbel.

  5. That house is so angular and inorganic, in stark contrast to the characters in the foreground. Even the curtain rod has more life in it than the neighbor’s house!

  6. The psychic lines suggested by the ‘corbels’ cause the house to be as walleyed as the creatures. Nothing is looking at the viewer, and that can evoke an uneasy feeling.

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