Sunday, November 28, 2010

Something Horrid

On redubble. This must be the Antiguardian of Dreams, or the Bringer of Nightmares. I wonder how far back the Punch and Judy show goes? He is the little homunculus in all of us, the reptilian brain which it's well to sing to sleep.


Softly, softly.

Link to Jan Svankmajer's Punch and Judy.

16 comments:

jude said...

i love this!

Chris David Richards said...

Ooo 'eck. Horrible goblin thing fishes stars.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Odious little toad.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

he is both scary and sweet!

Titus said...

Brilliant! I also love the way you can convey in one image what it would take me thirty pages to say.

Still thinking about saying it though - maybe a Winter essay project.

Tammie said...

I just wouldn't have thought of horrid. I rather like this fellow, says something about me, eh!

Charles Gramlich said...

creepy little thing for sure.

Margaret said...

But he's not tired!
He seems like one of the benign-crazy, like he'd insist on showing you his leek collection; I like him.

yvette said...

fantastic

knuf

California Girl said...

impossible NOT to click on a post titled "Something Horrid".

Clowncar said...

ah, the reptilian brain.

call him mr. limbic.

he is much too friendly looking to bring dreams. perhaps he brings wakefulness. smacks you on the head with that little star thing on his pole.

yvette said...

happyhappyhappyhappy

birthday!!!!!

Rick said...

Hmm... At first glance I thought it was Santa Claus. Probably should get back on my meds...
;-)

Emma J said...

I love homunculus and reptilian brain but wonder what dreams will come? Is keeping Punch asleep the best option?

(And am a litte frightened to come back here and find illustration of ideas I've been writing through. What's with that?)

B.Perkins said...

This looks incredible. Classic.

Coreopsis said...

Marvelous! Punch and Judy are VERY old...though I don't know how old. One of my favorite books as a child was a book (illustrated with marvelous black and white photographs) about a boy who loved Punch and Judy and always went to their shows, and one day found one of the puppets which had fallen out of the puppeteers's bag, and took it home and played with it for days before seeking out the puppeteer....