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Supper at Sea

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Well, here it is. The project that has eaten up my last three months worth of weekends (some were not as busy as others ;)).

This, my dearies, is my takeoff on Leonardo's Last Supper. All of the characters are from the Thimble Theater strip by E.C. Segar, which later became just the Popeye comic strip. I tried to keep most of the characters in the same positions as the apostles are in Leonardo's version, and tried to put in a few little fun things relating to the original. For instance, putting Olive in the same place as the apostle John, who some believe to be Mary Magdelene. I also had to put Brutus in the place of Judas Iscariot, and have him holding money (pieces of silver). Some theories also say that both Judas and Christ were reaching for the Eucharist in Leo's version, so I included that too, replacing the bread with limes so they don't get scurvy. And the cigar in the ashtray is a tribute to Popeye's creator E.C. Segar who used to sign his drawings with a little cigar with the smoke forming the letter "S" in his name. The halo effect in the wood around Popeye was pretty much an accident, perhaps there was divine intervention? I originally debated putting more stuff in the background like nets, fishing poles, harpoons and all kinds of nautical shit, but the original had a big empty background so I decided against it. I think this one turned out pretty well and hopefully I can sell it for a boatload of money (no pun intended!).

Size - 24 x 48 inches (it's a big one!) acrylic on caanvas

From Left to right - Alice the Goon, the Sea Hag, Poopdeck Pappy, Brutus, Professor O.G. Wattasnozzle, Olive Oyl, Popeye, the Jeep, J. Wellington Wimpy, Rough House the cook, Swee' Pea, George Geezil, Castor Oyl

characters copyright King Features syndicate, I guess!
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Image size
1296x648px 593.33 KB
Better Light
Model Super8k
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2007, 4:37:23 PM
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stephdumas's avatar

Very good fanart. :)

ButterflyBlew's avatar

This is awesome! :+fav:

ReggieJWorkshop's avatar
Amazing parody piece! Really clever to have Bluto in the position of Judas!
KBAFourthtime's avatar
Pretty good parody.
ViniSalesi's avatar
Can this be purchased ?

Thanks.  Love it.
ATLbladerunner's avatar
The original is sold, but I can do giclee prints on canvas!
Fond memories of Popeye  :)
JCalcaraz's avatar
Bestialmente bueno!
ertanal's avatar
blueJG's avatar
Wow amazing!How long did it took you to finish it?
ATLbladerunner's avatar
I did this one years ago when I was working a full time job during the week, so it took about three months worth of leisurely weekends! Glad you like it!
RD-DD1843's avatar
Wonderful take - off of the Da Vinci masterpiece.  
Ben, how have you been?  Long time no talk.  I have misplaced your contact info.  I might have a small logo design job for you again.  Contact me.
how can i buy a copy?
ATLbladerunner's avatar
Send me a note here on Da and I'll give you prices! :)
TwistedHaunt's avatar
This is beautiful and hilarious! Good work!
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