Friday, February 06, 2009


Silly Tilleys, Gutsy Grumets

The results of the 2009 Eustace Tilley contest are in. The bad news is that the cover Deborah Grumet and I submitted (right) didn't make the final cut; the good news is that the final cut managed to be fun anyway.

An interesting mini-trend in the contest (aside from the mega-trend(s) of many Obamas and Lincolns) could be found in the smattering of other submissions inspired by comic books. One of the winners was a Watchmen-inspired "Rorshach Tilley" by Marcus Thiele of Tennessee. Others were this manga-style cover and this "The New Joker" and this one, too.

In other Deborah Grumet news, she's had some fun blog entries lately. Most important, her clever artwork "Studies in Digestion" is being auctioned by the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) in support of the panic-stricken Rose Museum of Brandeis University.

Bidding on this artwork (perfect for the gastroenterologist in your life) ends around 1:37 pm [PT] on February 8, 2009.

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Yes, I noticed the Obamas and Lincolns too. The Lincolns may have been partly inspired by the top hat. I liked the final picks too, but I was surprised that the Peanut Butter and Tilley didn't make the cut. I loved that one!

Thanks for the MOBA mention! The bidding was up to $141 last I checked. Go figure.

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