February 6, 2006

The strong man.

Another drawing by Christopher Althouse Cohen. Drawn quite some time ago. (To see the details, click here to enlarge.)

The Strong Man

12 comments:

Harkonnendog said...

er... is your son a wimp? ;)

AJD said...

These are all starting to look alike. Maybe he saw Yellow Submarine too many times. I dunno.

Anyway, I think they are kinda creepy.

HaloJonesFan said...

That's a lot of tons! Perhaps you should get this guy to help you move.

P. Froward said...

"Load ∞ tons an whaddya get?
Infinitely older and deeper in debt."

reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

This one is intriguing in a number of ways. I'd be interested (no, not asking--I'd say the same darn thing rhetorically if I'd seen it in a book, say, or some place else with no reference point) in knowing at what age this was done or, perhaps more, what year.

I was taken aback for a moment when I clicked to enlarge the image, because the way it came up involved the top part being cut off, beneath the eyes, such that I basically was viewing an echoing of Beavis--or was it Butthead?? Well, I mean which ever one was the more squinty. Scroll down for yourself, and I think you'll see what I mean.

But mostly, I'm drawn to a certain poignancy about the sketch and its details, especially the text and where located--which poignancy I'm very willing to concede is, as likely as not, my projection.

Most interesting to me is to ponder the dynamic of mining one's son's earlier sketchings and what-not for one's own blog. Already, now, I wonder about that line. Presumably, with your sons being grown and completely in informed-consent (in the non-legal sense) territory, you've had discussions.

It's THAT subtext which makes me want to ponder these more, given that the sketches are appearing here. (And no, I'm not asking the obvious. Actually, it's far more interesting the way it is.)

Christopher Althouse said...

reader_iam: I'm pretty sure I was under 10, but I'm not sure.

LetMeSpellItOutForYou said...

Reminds me of Jean Cocteau.

Ann Althouse said...

Reader Iam: I'm showing the drawings because I really love them and want people to see them, as does Chris, who doesn't want a blog of his own. For me, it's the equivalent of linking to something that I think is cool.

I agree about Jean Cocteau!

reader_iam said...

Jean Cocteau reference, cool:

Yeah, Ann, I figured.

David Spence said...

Isn't that the prophet Mohammed?

Ann Althouse said...

David Spence: Funny. I actually something along those lines for the title.