A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hovering Hogs

Here's a quick doodle I scratched down yesterday. You've heard the expression, "That will happen when pigs fly." Well, here's another attempt at illustrating it. (I discovered that there are several versions of it out there.)

A friend thought that the pig should be happy because he's flying—most of the illustrations I saw on the internet did have happy pigs. But my point was that a flying pig represents something, or an event, that would not likely happen. So... this pig is begrudgingly taking flight.

Copy & Share If You Dare when the sow has had lift off in your world.

I just e-mailed this doodle out to several friends. My message there said...

Hey! I just heard that the government is going to offer you a bailout too.

And that will happen when................... (doodle inserted)

Try it. It will make you feel all warm and toasty inside.
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I posted an earlier doodle of an animal taking flight here...

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In other news: The Old Testament collage project continues. (Check my previous post) The original is 11x14. In order to scan the illustration I have to put it on a photocopier and reduce it. The quality of the copy is not that great. There are streaks in this image that the copier creates—I don't know why.

I'll continue to post this pencil creation so that you can check it's progress. The goal is to auction off the piece to raise money for the youth group at the church I attend.

14 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the pig HI EGGY! the project is coming along quite well... I wish I had some exrta moneys lying about... I may have to go see how much change i have stashed to bid :) I am liking it a lot!

Martha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes the animals do take up lots of attention and unfortunately I still have one the poops on the floor!!!
I love flying piggy, and do agree that it should be unhappy! I hope pigs don't fly in our house - six guinea pigs that is... not that's a picture!

Chris H said...

I love your pig, I use that saying lots too.... the fact that he's frowning is excellent too. Eggy .. well you almost had me there! But I found him. I will copy and use that one day when it's needed. Thanks mate.

Tismee2 said...

Now that's a phrase we use lots at my workplace. maybe I can find somewhere to stick it?

Ambitious Blonde said...

I want that piggy on a t-shirt! :)

Leigh said...

I love the pig!

JourneytoFamily said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your drawings are really impressive! I've been following "mom2my6pack"s blog and I love what you did for her!

Lapa37 said...

Wow your doodles are really great.I wish I knew how to draw.I could do so much more.Thanks for stopping by my place hope to see you back again.

Mamahut said...

Hi Rick, I love the pig...love it. Maybe I could get my kids to understand if I showed them a picture of you pig.

I will definetely be back. I am looking to get a logo made for my new alpaca business, I wonder, well I know you could draw what I wanted. All it is, is a certain mountain with one of my alpaca's heads in the middle of it. What would something like that run?
mamahut@gmail.com Thanks and have a great day!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

Thanks for visiting! Awesome Blog! I am adding you! LOL

April said...

hehe. i like the frowning pig :-) much more original!

jojo said...

I've been 'lurking' for quite awhile but I just had to come out tonight. I just love the piggy---it's as if you were reading my mind. Thanks for letting me 'copy and share,' really it made my day.
Enjoy your Friday ;)

vjc said...

I LOVE the hog-wash expression on his face! I've shared him on my blog at http://picturethewords.blogspot.com/2008/11/flying-pigs.html and would like to add him to my collection, too. I'll be in touch about that.

Braja said...

Hey Rick...your doodlings are great. I love the hovering hog...and of course he should be a little miffed :)