Happy New Year all!!
Here is my attempt to try to do something complicated..(given the limits of my sketching skills). We had a snow storm over the weekend (named Electra) and this was my imagination..
“You look your best..”, says the Dude. “What ‘s that scaffolding like stuff behind you?”.
“Oh..that’s Pippa”, responds the not so shy lass..”But, is my best good enough for your Grandma?”.
“I wouldn’t know. Would I? But she is at her blithely best right now. Just look at her!”..A mild pause. “I know Pippa. But what is she holding?”.
“Of course, I know she is stiff lipped and doesn’t slip. Rather annoying at times. I won’t learn to get used to her..”. Shrugs her shoulder. “That’s the Train.. My dear Arthur!”.
“Please not that name. Not in front of Elton John”, wipes a wry smile off his face. “Hope it isn’t going to be Rocket Man today. You look beautiful by the way”.
“Awww” blushes. “Did you have a haircut after the rehearsals?”
“I did”, blushes. “Why do you need the Train ?”
“I don’t. But I am supposed to need the train. Haven’t figured out why.” Takes a deep breath. “It is almost like your jacket. I can’t seem to find any useful embellishments there although there are plenty of them..”
“I..err..there is a reason for that you know”, whispers. “History and Tradition”.
“Can you stay quiet for 30 minutes? The Priest is ready”, whispers in a hurry.. “He is going to ask us to do the vows”.
“The vows”..through the corner of the eye..”Wedding vows”.
“Oh..!”, looking directly at the priest..”Do I have time to prepare my vows now and all I need is 5 minutes. I will give them to you”.
“Use my iPad. There is an app for Royal vows..You can punch in your inputs real quick and you can have your vows ready in under a minute”, says the Priest with a naughty smile. “By the way, I have a weakness for Hats. So, please make it fast”.
And a few minutes later, the Dude and the Dudette or to be precise, the Duke and the Duchess were announced man & wife officially.
could I have chosen when I decided to make my first caricature using nothing but a touchpad..? Ha. Not bad for a maiden attempt, I think..
I think the world needs a new Super Hero. Nothing like anyone has ever seen before. Why? Because we are tired of all the fictitious heroic stuff that the current available crop of super heroes are doing. Moreover, we seem to have very little control over what sort of adventures they should get involved with – as they seem to be determined by authors who always end up creating a new kind of irrelevantly enormous super villain with body deformities to fight a super hero – both of who end up sorting out absolutely nonsensical issues like missing files or hacked disks or something like that. You know what I am talking about.
At least this was the thought process that went behind creating ABO Man – The sonny boy and I brainstormed the idea one night. He actually created the first cut of how ABO Man would look like, on paper with crayons. I reproduced it on my computer using paint. Thoroughly enjoyed the process. Now I don’t know how much the son is fascinated about it but I am sort of interested in extending this idea into a real series.
So Who is ABO Man? Please stay tuned….For now, here is a sneak peek.