Friday, May 19, 2006

Sympathy



This week's Illustration Friday challenge is 'Sorry'. Now, the original title of this cartoon was 'Sympathy' , but sorry and sympathy are pretty close so I'm making a judgement call in favor of the home team. :-D

You would think that with all the super technology we have, cars would be quieter. Nope. Between shoddy mufflers and booming stereos and muttering motors we have a noise pollution problem from our vehicles. Some of it is based on a lack of funds from the car owners to repair chronic noises, that's understandable if you are a starving artist or some such.

But there are a lotta new cars and trucks that almost make your ears bleed from the racket they make. So please, next time you are near a school or hospital or nursing home, turn down the base speakers and slow the growling engine. Do the same in front of my house, too.

Thank you.
:-)

27 Comments:

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful in every way! I want the poster.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger steve said...

Hiya Ginger ! The poster will be available just as soon as the movie and radial tire deal with Goodyear gets signed. (I'm being silly of course...)
:-D

Thanx !!!
:-)

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Teri C said...

I 'hear' the message and agree. Great.

Gee,'sorry' I scared you with my hanging man. I think it was meant to scare off artists. But it didn't work :)

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger steve said...

Now I'm twice as scared as before, TeriC !
:-D

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Reminds me of Benny the Cab in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," or perhaps the Monty Python animation "The Killer Cars" Great stuff!

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Paula said...

Very original take on the theme, and very well done-

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Zan said...

hee... make that motorcycles and you have my personal beef by the wheel.

Nicely done.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger curiouskitty said...

now this is visual communication! i love it! :-)

fab illo!

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Very cool !!

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

sweet illustration and your thoughts on the subject are well warranted…

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Lord Grayworth said...

Hey Steve,

Great Illo, It's so funny and cartoon sytle!

Congratulations, but I'd like to see your works coloured...

Keep on making works as cool as this one!!!

L.G.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

this has a cool cartoon look, beautiful work and it looks way too full of it's bad self to be quiet. So clever and fun and makes a good point!

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger muttink said...

(very quietly) nice work

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger steve said...

Benny should have had a larger script, Tony. Maybe a second 'Roger Rabbit' would to the trick...

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hiya Paula ! Thanx for the compliments !

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger steve said...

Motorcycles can be very distracting, Zan, I totally agree!
:-)

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger steve said...

You are most kind, CuriousKitty !
=^_^=

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger steve said...

Howdy AlinaChou !
:-)

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger steve said...

Just felt like it needed to be said, MichaelO'connell...
:-)

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger steve said...

All hail Lord Grayworth ! I'm working on the color work...
:-)

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you Hardwax ! This has been a stevePoisonPencil public service message...
:-D

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger steve said...

(whispered) i appreciate the kind words, Muttink.
:-D

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

we both expressed sorry with cars! You are so right about this Steve and your car has the most expressive posture I have ever seen! Awesome!!!

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger steve said...

Great minds think alike, ValGalArt ! And thanx for the kudos !
:-)

 
At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Kaya said...

Great illustration, and I so agree with your point. This is the cutest car ever, and so polite!

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger steve said...

You are making me blush, Kaya ! Thanx !
:-D

 
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