Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Violation

Is it just me or does anyone else feel violated when some huge company sends you a birthday card?  Granted, it's a cutesie marketing ploy that does get your attention (as it was intended), but I haven't actually been a customer of this particular insurance company for over half a decade.  Birthdays are supposed to be a special, private occassion...a personal holiday in and of itself.  What's next, "It's a Boy! Good time to think about upgrading that passenger protection coverage, huh?"

Speaking of insurance violations....this time last year I completed the Flo and Erin Esurance piece, but I was also working on a second one by the same artist.  Various things were going on which forced me to push it to the back burner, but upon receiving said indemnification card I decided to finish it.  Maybe Mr Opportunity should think about upgrading his collision coverage...rear end accidents happen all the time.

Original Sketch by CandyBrat
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2


  1. This almost strikes me as a marketing take on those teen-suspense clunkers where Jennifer Love Hewitt's omnipresent background strangler/slasher/poltergeist/sparklevamp tips their hand with "clever" little notes: "We STILL know where U LIVE, STACY...XOXOXOROFLCOPTER!"

    In other news, Mr. O never stuck in my frontal lobe quite so badly as, say, those Free Credit Report(C) jackasses, but his expression here remains priceless.

  2. Anon: Well, that or any given teen angst marketed shoot'em up flick with the governator and his two-to-four-word one-liners (with a max of two syllables) throughout the 80s and 90s. "Get to duh chop-ah!"

    The only celeb that stuck in my head (like sand in the crotch or nails on chalkboards) was what's-her-name from those cosmetics / hair care commercials and her "don't hate me because I'm beautiful". Unfortunately rule34 didn't exist back then....pity.

  3. I am proud to have provided the inspiration for the original sketch. I never thought it would go this far.

    Nice work.

    1. Thanks. By the way, you happen to know who the original sketch artist is would you? I always like to give credit where credit is due.

    2. No, sorry. It was just some anon on /co/ (I think) taking requests in a drawthread.

    3. Ah, ok. Well, maybe the artist will take notice of it and come-a-hunting. Highly doubtful though, considering it's been a few years since I colored the first Erin/Flo.