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Hanged Man

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Hanged Man by Amy Crook

Hanged Man, 5″x7″ pen & ink on paper

A fair bit of lurking horror crept its way into the Floating Gallery this month, starting with this stark black-and-white ink drawing. It’s full of rich texture, from the bark of the tree to the criss-cross of the burlap in our hanged figure’s costume.

The question to ask yourself is, is this a scarecrow, an effigy, or some poor, unfortunate soul?

Hanged Man, detail, by Amy Crook

Hanged Man, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the fine detail of the rope, the bark, and the creepy burlap-sack mask. Below, the tree looms large in its frame, an unseen wind gently blowing the figure off true.

Hanged Man, framed art by Amy Crook

Hanged Man, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Hanged Man

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Hanged Man, a Sherlock parody comic by Amy Crook

Hanged Man, a Sherlock parody comic by Amy Crook

Sherlock needed some data about upside-down men, so he chose to trap his subject rather than asking.

Sherlock: It’s for an experiment.

John: SHERLOCK!

Sherlock: I knew you’d never agree, so I set this up to get the data. The case depends on these results!

Sherlock seems to think that “it’s an experiment” excuses all sorts of reprehensible behavior.

This little comic is also a parody of the Hanged Man card in the tarot deck, though John’s legs are backwards from the traditional layout, and of course there is not usually an irritating detective measuring toes. I did keep in the usual primary colors, but swapped them around, giving John a red shirt instead of trousers, and putting the yellow shirt onto Sherlock instead.

Also, John has bee socks. Because reasons. (Bee reasons.)

You can send someone this delightfully weird comic on a card and make their day a little stranger, just buy one in my Etsy shop.

Hanged Man, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.

Hanged Man, a Sherlock parody card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Hanged Man, a Sherlock parody card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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