Thursday, July 20, 2006

A Pirate's Life for Me!

I know A LOT about pirates. For instance, I know that they pillage and plunder and rifle and loot. I also know that they don't give a hoot about kidnapping or ravaging. And how do I know all of this? Certainly not from books. If there are books that mention pirates, I haven't read them. Turns out I'm not much of a reader. If not from books, then how? Well... pirates sang a song about it, of course. These pirates claim to be rascals, scoundrels, and such, but you don't see much to support that. What are the two things you always see pirates doing? Singing and dancing.

In Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie, Muppet Treasure Island, and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride (which is based on the movie which is based on the ride), most of what we get is a kind of "Broadway at Sea." This fun-loving group of misfit marauders seems to be more interested in choreography than robbery.


What's with the terror in the faces of a ship's crew when they see a pirate ship raise its flag? Afraid of a pirate flag? Just pretend it's a disco ball... it means about the same thing (which, in retrospect, is indeed rather scary).

There is one pirate I know who doesn't sing or dance... he fixes track meets. Man, I love that movie! And that's who the middle pirate is based on.

12 comments:

Sam Nielson said...

Do you have the line art for this still? I would really enjoy coloring on it a little.

S.T. Lewis said...

I just emailed it to you, Sam. If you get a chance to re-paint it, let me know. I'd love to see what it looks like after someone who knows how to paint is finished with it. Everyone check out Sam's blog... he's amazing.

Ryan Wood said...

I really like the different shapes of each character in the same pose. Especially the hook-handed one.

Blogerts said...

Aaarrr yesss, the resemblinx be uncanny. (Pirate talk with a little Popeye thrown in.)

GhettoFab said...

hahahaha freakin awesome Shane! Arrrrrr she be a beauty

Adrian Ropp said...

I swear that middle Pirate's smoking something. He's way too happy, even for a dancing pirate.

Great news! I have a widescreen monitor on my laptop, and this fit the screen great! Thanks for accidentally accomodating my needs!

Fantastic work as usual, Mr. L.

Audrey Gayle said...

waaahahahahaaaayyy fun! Looks like they played the 99 bottles game five too many times. This is absolutely one of my favs! *hardy-har laugh*

Kevin Keele said...

I LOVE this, Shane. A pirates life for me, too!

Ryan said...

Hahah awesome!

Blake K. Johnson said...

oohhhh.....baaaaby. I'm like'n this style Mr. Lewis. And anything pirate is appealing to me.

Alikins said...

Each entry is better than the last! Your dialog is GREAT! You should really look into becoming part of Brian Regan's act ~ seriously, you're funny! ;)

Oh, and the drawerings are pretty slick too!

Joe Fowler said...

You should ask Brian first, I heard he's kinda private. Just don't barge into his gig.

Gig-barger.