Friday, June 13, 2008

Illustration Friday: Punchline -

digital collage by Mick Mather
This week's theme at Illustration Friday is punchline and tonight's image is somewhat of an abstract demonstration of the way a joke is constructed. Abstract in thinking, not necessarily in the illustration. I suppose that, eventually, I may have to explain this particular visual joke, but I think I'll wait a bit to see what my regular comment group has to say ... especially those wild and wacky Finnish Sisters! :)

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Blogger studio lolo said...

I think if you get a good, tight seal around the lower gasket you'll be able to figure out your farfignuten :D

6:12 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
I should warn you, Laurel, that a seasoned mechanic like me (who is well versed and accomplished at achieving the tight seal in question) has an unlisted telephone number! :O

7:23 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Very trippy & cool!!!

Hello again smooches,
The Tart
; *

8:00 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

dang!! LOL!

11:07 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I understand completely nothing about cars and practical and unpractical jokes, so my suggesion is that a murder is planned in this pic.

Brakes are being broken.(that's a nice sounding line, isn't it, crunches in the mouth).
The ever clever Mrs. Hodgson has found out that her hubby, the jovial and easy-going Herbert Hodgson has let it loose. This infuriates the Mrs. because she doens't like it to hang loose.
She's very clean.

Murder is the only solution to get rid of that vulgar husband who doesn't know where to hang his hat and put all the eggs in one basket.

I should start a vnew career. To be an art critic would be nice. I think I have just the right touch.


1:05 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...


Got to say that your work is always very inspiring! I don't usually get as weird ideas as here in other blogs...!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

the tart:
Hey! Yer Tartyness! Long time, no see! Thanks for dropping in and leaving this comment. I think about you once in a while and passed your place a month or so back ... but, got distracted and forgot to leave a comment. :)

studio lolo:
LMAO ... don't fret, one of the major rules of first aid is to put pressure on it! :D

A murder you say?!! Have you and Elegia been having tea without inviting me along? I love your story. :D

That said, I'm honored to be considered an inspiration. Let the weird ideas flow! :D

5:26 AM  
Blogger SENTA said...

I sat here and thought and thought about this, and all I got was there is a screw loose somewhere, not sure if it's you or's safe to say it's probably me though, ha ha! This is very thought provoking and lovely colors!

9:59 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

hmm.. the gear box transmission? and the way a joke is created .. may have loose screws but effective depending on the gear!

ha.. i think my explanation is as complicated as the abstract image!

this is a fun challenge and illo.. i'll be coming back to see other people's interpretation..

10:49 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

LOL @ a screw loose! If there is, I'm certain it's both of us. I will point you back to the paragraph that accompanies the image as this piece is more about the thinking that's going on here. Consider advertising and marketing for a little bit, see where that takes you. :)

When you get back, see my reply to senta above. One more hint that I can throw at you is that a lot of men are easily distracted by bright, shiny things. Read that as you will but consider hot pants, long legs, spike heels ... I think you get the drift! :D

1:00 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

It's very cool and complex to a non-car person:)

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you know I find that somehow this really "fits" the prompt. So...if this is the punchline, the question would be, what's the joke? Ah...or is the joke on us? Hmmmmmm....I'll have to think about this one more.

Good work Mick!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes, and it seems to be getting more complex the more that I think about it too!

I'm going to have to reveal my thinking here at some point, but still not yet!

4:48 PM  
Blogger rebecca woodward said...

""?"" (thinking)
Love the color!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

rebecca woodward:
Thanks for taking some time to think about this one 'Becca. :)

4:01 AM  

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