Monday, December 17, 2007


To everyone we know and don't know, to all the tossers and turners, to the sweet and deluded miracles that browse and speak, we offer our very best wishes for this shining season and its popular accomplices; yes, and a Happy New Year as well. God bless you.


Blogger Alex Dukal said...

Aleluya! the bear killed Santa!
Merry X-Mas! Nadolig Llawen!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I see no real remorse here. I think he was just maced. With Christmas mace. Smells like crap-ass fruitcake, or perhaps a traditional Swedish fish pie, right in your fucking eyes.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Matt Tamaru said...

Oh Bear! What Hath thou DONE!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

I once saw Jesus forgive a bear in his pajamas. How the bear sinned in those pajamas is a matter still open to much clerical debate.

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it was in his interview with you, that Robert Williams talked about a painting of an Indian going through a Rite of Passage ritual that he found disturbing yet compellingly iconic.
Congratulations,you've created that with this painting.
It's the ultimate guilt fetish about male destructive force,that one might find for sale at the big man shop.

This is what Steven King's novel, The Shining is really about.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

Well, thanks for that, anonymous, but you may feel differently when you see the entire picture, if you ever do see it. I mean, I'm sure you're busy.

Please note the tips of Jesus' toes in the lower left. There's more, much more. Whether that's good or not is another question entirely. The picture will be road-tested this Christmas.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woops!I thought that was just someone that had been destroyed in a fight with the bear, I didn't know it was specifically HIM. So I guess Tom Dougherty above nailed it precisely, pun intended.
Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait and see what the final deal is. Unless I'm busy.
It's a potent image, regardless of it's context.
Big fan of your work, BTW.

10:12 AM  
Blogger dell said...


11:42 AM  
Blogger harry potter5 said...

This is a beautiful image.

9:24 PM  

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