And then I asked Kevin, who I think sort of wonders how he came to a point in his life where "Do you think I should make this fetus into a Christmas ornament?" is normal conversation.*
"The problem," I said, "is that the fetus as imagery has been completely comandeered by pro-lifers. You see a fetus, it's on some idiotic billboard, or it's been chopped up for protest signs."
"They've completely co-opted fetal imagery, and I want no more of it!"
"IT'S TIME TO RECLAIM THE FETUS!"
He put his head in his hands. "So I'm going to come home, and you'll be wearing a jacket with "FETUS" written on the back in duct tape, and when I say something, you're gonna say, "It's okay, I'm taking it back"?"
I applauded this Clerks 2 reference and drew a couple more vaguely fetal things, because for some reason, I like drawing fetuses, despite the fact that I absolutely positively do not want one of my own under any circumstances whatsoever. Then again, I kinda like drawing dinosaurs, and I don't want one of those either, so I don't think it actually means anything...
Fetal Christmas Ornament
Fetal Faun ACEO
Fetal Faun ACEO 2
Fetal Faun Painting
As is sadly often the case, the little thumbnails worked much better than the painting for me, so I'll wind up framing them at ACEO size, I suspect--those I really like. The painting came out okay, but it loses something in translation. Grrrrr. It's just...not...grrr. I don't know. Maybe these little guys just don't want to be in color...
*Our buddy Dave Stein had the best response to that. "Welcome to my world! Except in my house, it's "Is his penis thick enough?" and I say "Thick enough for WHAT?"