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#1 Jack Griffin

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:59 PM

It's old, but it's in a newspaper, so I thought this thread was a good place for it....

This cool illustration is on an original page I found recently, from an 1867 issue of the French newspaper le Charivari.
The skeleton is saying "They want to eliminate my absinthe! Bah! I shall always have the rifle ready!"
This was the decade, from what I understand, when the anti-absinthe movement began to gain some momentum. I love the line work and heavy, dramatic use of shadow in this illustration.

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#2 Evan Camomile

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:37 PM

Oh man, you have no idea how much you just made my night. :thumbup:

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:53 PM

Wonderful! Not only for the absinthe part; I love skeletons art :yahoo:
"Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green Fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me" - Gary Oldman as Dracula

#4 Absomphe


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:02 AM

Amazing find, Scott!

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:15 AM

Love it!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

Excellent ! :cheers:

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:43 PM


I love skeletons art

(Me, too...)

I think, therefore I am. Or am I over-thinking? I am thinking it over...

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