November 22, 2006

93: Thanksgiving Is Sooo Like, Last Month

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Illustration Friday's current Yankee-leaning theme of Thanksgiving gave me
little inspiration until I figured I could perhaps Canadianize it. This, the Holiday of Holidays south of the border, is seen by some for its crass commercialism, special Thursday NFL matchups, bacon wrapped, chicken-stuffed, duck-stuffed turkeys ... and for millions of other turkeys, straight-up instant death. Now I love me a turkey as much as the next guy, but in Canada we get a drumstick up on the southern competition by celebrating Thanksgiving a month and a half earlier. So for any turkeys currently on the lam from the proverbial chopping block, I know some primo spots to cross the border without tipping off the fuzz. All you've got to worry about here is the snow.

Sketched in pen with reference material for the bird, and coloured in Photoshop. Click here for a closer look at the final artwork.

20 comments:

michael dailey said...

lol like ur comments and ur illo fun stuff all around from south of da border

mrs. b. said...

yes, all this is true, but don't we have most of your hockey teams? : P i jest, i really do wish they were still in canada, there's something not right about teams that never see the snow! love your line work, where've you been? we've not seen you on 3TU! don't worry, we're not all having turducken...yucken....

Emila Yusof said...

Nice illustration! Good job!

Michelle Lana said...

heheh....very nice! cool illo!

Brine Blank said...

Great illustration...the hockey comments...that was pretty funny too (but agreed a bit sad)...

Detlef said...

Nice one, Jeope.

Anthony Woodward said...

The theme left me a bit cold, seeing how we don't celebrate it al all here in Australia...

Jeope said...

Ha! Thanks, people. A good representation here from around the world.

Brine Blank said...

Thanks for the blowby on me blog...arg...Let me tell you I agree with 99% of your comment (I have seen the rare piece that is done very well)...I just have to be careful how I word it at times...my 'brainwashing' to get students to think like a designer/artist (as opposed to a two-bit hack that can't survive in the field) must be somewhat subtle. Feel free to stop by anytime and add your comments as it will only help get the message across when they hear from other folks in the field. You've got a lot of great work on here (the phoenix is sharp!).

studio lolo said...

I'm a thankful Canadian living in California because I don't have to shovel anymore! There is something wrong though with celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas without snow or the Boston Bruins!
Great illo!

tusen said...

:D good one, and funny, too

sage said...

brilliant!

mrs. b. said...

and i just thought of something: isn't your independence day a few days before ours too? pesky over achievers.... ; ) and just when you thought we weren't crazy enough, our mall is opening at 1 am (yes, just over two hours from now)...for black friday....that should be our illo friday topic! glad to see you back on 3TU!

Mary said...

I kinda wondered what you'd do for thanksgiving since it was kind of old news for you :) Very nice :)

Dave said...

Since I played hooky during all of my Canadian history classes, what exactly are Canadians thankful for? We're thankful for the surviving and the indians showing us how to make it in the new world (they didn't exactly like the way we would demonstrate it later). I would also note that Thanksgiving itself is not seen as a crass commercial holiday here, rather, the last stop before you hit that season the next day. But the day itself is generally a wholesome, less commercial holiday than many others.

Dave

belinha said...

Hello!!Good drawing!Imagine: yesterday I finally saw Bowling for Columbine.Is Canada so safe as Moore showed us?!!Wellif that's true is even better than Portugal(Where I live...)Bye-bye!

lew! said...

yeah, well we came up with it first.



Pffft!

Jeope said...

We're thankful for livin', Dave: L-I-V-I-N.

Lew: Uhh ... so's yer face!

Piers Le Sueur (ArtnSoul) said...

God I love the blue - awesome illustration

Warmest Regards
Piers

Holly said...

Oh my god, this is so funny! You nailed it right on its wee head. Cheers!