Thursday, December 13, 2007

Frosty the Snowman

"Frosty the Snowman made the children laugh and play..."

18 comments:

Jon Engle said...

I always pictured Frosty as a shotgun guy. I assumed he'd need to compensate for his lack of a proper carrot stick. What is his nose made of, anyway?

I have to say, this drawing gives me a new respect for the cold man. Kid management at its best!

Halloweenville said...

haha this is fantastic...i always thought they seemed a little OVERLY enthusiastic

Pit. said...

Wow! Frosty is more temperamental than I thought. Is only his way and nothing more...

Love this artwork! Is perfect for this time of year when people are getting so close with their feelings, hehehe.

Richard Gaines said...

Ha! This is cool! Those Rankin and Bass kids were annoying anyway.

Shane, I really dig the badgers below! Of course I'm biased towards traditional animation so I like your top three the best.

ultra-gor said...

Awwww, Shane....I'm SHOCKED! This is SOOO out-of-character for Rankin Bass's snowman and for you! Please don't let this be a trend! Than badgers are cool, though.

Nathan Lindsay said...

uhhhhhh, I'm gonna disagree on a few points.

Number one: can someone named "ultra-gor" be shocked or offended by anything? Just plain "gore" is hardly recognized as socially acceptable, but "ultra" gor...now that's something to be shocked about.

Number two: while my 3 year old is well-aware that we do not point guns at people, she would be able to recognize and point out that Frosty is not making a good decision here. However she IS afraid of the abominable snowman (created by Rankin and Bass, and obviously out of character for them).

Number three: I have been viewing Shane's blog since he started 8 million drawings ago and I think that this illustration (while it is clearly not intended to be printed out and hung in an elementary school), if taken in the context of this blog--regular viewers would agree that is quite IN "character" for the slightly bizarre and wonderful Shane Lewis.

Number four: yes, those badgers are very cool.

Seth Hippen said...

Thumpety-thump-thump, Thumpety-thump-thump, look at Frosty go! This would also explain why Karen was silly enough to ride in a frozen box car.

Great stuff! Love it.

S.T. Lewis said...

I guess it was the "out of character" of Frosty forcing the kids to laugh and play that makes me think it's funny. It's just not a very carefully worded lyric. Sorry if I offended any of you. I still think it's funny, but I could be wrong. Heaven knows I've been wrong before. If the rabbit juggling baby chicks didn't turn people away, I figure most of you will still come back after this too. Thanks for visiting, everyone, and thanks for the comments. People who come to my blog are my favorite people in the world!

"...and were they surprised when, before their eyes, he came to life that day." Yes... I would guess that they were most surprised.

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

HAAAHAAAHHAAAAAAA! THAT IS AWSOME!!!! I love it!

kayjaydee said...

Offensive? C'mon! This image/lyric pairing is laugh out loud funny.

Have you heard that some mall in Australia is insisting that Santa say "Ha ha ha" instead of "Ho Ho Ho" because the phrase might "be offensive to some women"? As a woman, I'm offended that they'd think I'd be that stupid. Or that I'd identify with the word "ho" and take it as an accusation. Besides, "Ha ha ha, Merry Christmas" just seems like Santa's laughing at me. Which makes me want to cry.

Don't change a thing, Shane. I lurk on your blog for just these kinds of amusing, irreverent twists. Keep the laughs coming!

Heather Dixon said...

You frighten me.

Brian Cutler said...

Ahhhhh, another Christmas classic. I love it!!!

L. D. Torres said...

How jolly! Now THAT's the Christmas spirit!

Ryan said...

Whoa, looks like Frosty'd been having a rough year.

Anonymous said...

In response to Nathan Linsdey's Entry:
Number One...your TOTALLY inaccurate sumation of what the name "ultra-gor" means indicates your mind is in the gutter. Ultra-Gor is the name of a gorilla superhero mascot.
Number Two...Rankin Bass made the Abominable snowman mean-looking on purpose(until he lost his choppers)because he was a bad guy. Frosty was made to look kind and friendly because he was a good guy. Having Frosty pointing a gun at children is the part that's out-of-character.
Number Three...Shane is still a genious artist to me, otherwise I wouldn't have his link on my own website. His musings have always had a little bizarreness, but always in a "nice" way. Again, Frosty angry with a gun is out-of- character for the "niceness" I've seen in his past drawings.

Penelope Crackers said...

Wow. Hot topic here I guess. :) It's all in good fun. Thanks for the laughs.

Buckley said...

Hmmm... It's sad how nobody has a sense of humor anymore. I LOVE your illustration of Frosty and the kids (who have no sense to even put pants on in when it is snowing). It is very funny and clever. I don't know how people find it to be offensive...

Thomas F. Dougherty said...

"Are you feeling lucky punk?"
Fantastic illustration! A real work of art!