It was late at night 9 o`clock, when Grandpa is visiting his son Homer and his grandkids. Bart, Lisa and Maggie was so happy that their grandpa showed up, it had been a long time. He was such a great grandpa
"Bart and Lisa: Grandpa!!" "Abraham: Hey kids!" Homer who had locked up the door, watched them in the hallway. Abe sat down in the sofa while he lifted Lisa to his limp and Bart sat close into him on the other side. Maggie who had stood by Homer feet got a big smile on her face and fallowed Abe, Bart and Lisa. But she wasn`t tall enough to reach up to the sofa and gave her father a sad look. Homer couldn`t resist the face and smile while laughed a little. He then walked up to her and lifted her up to lay over the sofaback. She seemed fine there so Homer didn`t mind. She had falled down some times but didn`t have any damages so he just made her lay there. Marge was in the kitchen and heard the noise and came out. "Marge: What`s going on?" "Homer: My dad came for a visit. I think the kids is happy." Marge who saw them now got a smile on her face. "Marge: Yeah I think they are." Homer layed a arm around his wifes shoulder and smiled as well. "Bart: Grandpa, can you tell us a story?" "Abe: Of course. It was 1942 and the soldiers was coming from...." "Homer: Not to long kids, it`s nearly bedtime." "Bart and Lisa: Okay, daddy!"
Homer feeding Maggie in her nursery Homer liked to do this with his kids, it was something special to feed them. To see them happy and smile while they look at you with big eyes. It was almost Maggies bedtime and Homer had spend very much time with her lately, he felt like they bonded more and more every day. He didn`t actually now that he had missed a baby so much around the house after Maggie was born. She acted just like and was very much alike him when he was a kid. Marge and his special little miracle
I couldn`t resist to make a drawing were Homer and Marge are devestaded because of their dead boy, Bart.
I have made drawings were every family member is sad over that Bart died. One of Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie. But I didn`t make a drawing were his parents, Homer and Marge reacted when they heard their boy had been hit by a car and died in the street.
Marge was home with Maggie when it rang on the doorbell. She opened up, happy as she used to to see who finally visited her on this time of the day. Reverent Lovejoy standed at the door with his wife and principal Skinner. Marges heart began to pound faster when she saw them. When they were at the door, something bad had happend. Or very rare, something good. But Marge dropped the smile very fast when Lovejoy said "Marge, we are afraid we have some bad news for you" When they said Bart`s name and the "D" word, her heart dropped. She got in shock and the tears fell frealy down her cheeks. Her boy dead!?
Reverent Lovejoy had to hold her and escorted her in to the livingroom. Marge cried heavenly, her breathing was heavy and she was shaking. Mrs. Lovejoy got message from her husband to call Homer. He was at work and Marge didn`t want to bother them with that and asked them to leave. But they didn`t want to do it before Homer got home. Marge asked how it happened and they told he went out of the bus and was hit by a car when he was about to cross the road.
Homer didn`t want to believe Mrs. Lovejoy and said "It is not my boy, it must be someone else." But she said that it was his son, Bart who was indentefied by Lisa, hit by a car and died right away. Lisa was with Jenny now, she wanted not to come home yet.
The first Homer thought about was Marge who was alone with Maggie. He had to support her. He drived home to her with tears in his eyes, and kept telled to himself that it couldn`t be true. In the mean time Marge had gone to their bedroom. She wanted to be alone. When Homer got home Lovejoy was ordered to help them if they needed it. Homer thanked Lovejoy and said they would used it if they needed to.
After they left Homer went up to their bedroom finding Marge laying in the bed and crying heavenly. He hated to see her cry and went by her and layed a hand on her shoulder. "Marge..?" She looked at him her eyes shining from the tears and a sorrow in her eyes he had never seen before. All she could say was: "He can`t be dead?! Homer please tell me that he ain`t..??" Homer bent down and sat down beside her and hugged her thigtly, "I`m sorry Marge."
Maggie who had woken up from her powernap climbed out of the bed and crawled out to the hall. She saw Homer walking up the stairs and went into the master bedroom. Maggie with a smile went after him into the room, but when she got closer and heard Marges crying she got a worried look. She standed up to see her parents hug togheter thighty, and cried their hearts out. To just be a baby she was a clever girl and understanded that this wasn`t a happy moment.
See now, when I watch The Simpsons, I don't just watch it for humour or plot-lines. I find most inspiration from the animation, hence why my artwork turns out quite different from others. I suppose, you can appreciate it some more if it's a still image, after all you have more time to look, with no motion involved. Anyway, I've always liked doing this type of thing with my work. It's a nice little surprise when they can do these dream sequences on the show. It lets them loose with their artistic license. The 60s/70s had a lot of colour and I was motivated to create this based on what I saw. A nice change especially considering there's usually not a lot of colour in art these days. Then again, I do Simpsons fan art, so loads of Yellow.