Side note: Tomorrow (Friday, November 15th) is the last day to order a 2014 Incompatibles Wall Calendar!!! To order, surf over to http://incompatibles.bigcartel.com/product/2014-wall-calendar. Here's a sneak peek at the month of November:
This is a parody of the famous Norman Rockwell painting, Freedom From Want. Initially when I came up with the "Turduckow" concept, I thought I'd just do a beauty shot of a holiday turkey on the table. But then I thought it might be nice to have a family around the table waiting in anticipation. Then it hit me: Normal Rockwell already painted an image that fit the bill.
Below is the final redline inked over. Note the blank matted frame on the wall. Initially I was going to put one of my earlier cartoons there, but then my wife had the great idea of making it a painting of the dinner ingredients.
And here's some of the initial musings. Note how round my initial turkey was. Also I felt it was important—in the final piece—to have the bovine legs/hooves stand out, so I made the cow a Holstein: