Monday, February 26, 2007

Panorama of Hell

Okay, so maybe it's not all that panoramic, but it's certainly hellish enough. I thought the title was good enough to steal. Clearly, 1977 was another era, when the world was able to understand that a 9-year old drawing such a tableau was not a monster to be feared (and probably pumped full of happy pills, expelled, or both), but just a kid who liked monsters. And scythes:

I'm pretty sure that that's Plastic Man, and the pointy-eared gentleman is Ridal, from Tomland's Star Raiders figure line. Can't say why the dragon looks so bored, though.And yes, Ridal does appear to be manipulating his scythe by means of lightning from his nose. What's your point?


Anonymous said...

I like the little guy prostrate at the reaper's feet. He looks so happy to be there.


Kirk D. said...

I can relate to this one. I still have several of my childhood interpretations of Hell. It's a concept that just demands exploration, especially to a boy.

Ridal vs. Plastic Man = brilliant
(and also hellish for Plas)
It took me a long time before I could bring myself to mix characters from different movies/toy lines. This makes me wish I had done so more often.