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Old Ben strikes back

This picture was done as a gift for a good friend. Wanna hear the story that inspired it?? Well, here it goes:

There I was with Old Ben just having a quiet drink in a scruffy South London boozer and minding my business when some foreign tough nut walks past and manages to knock the drink out of my hand. After saying something to me i couldn’t understand (I couldn’t even work out what language he was speaking) the man he was with comes over and says that his friend doesn’t like me. And that he doesn’t like me either.

I’m sure they were chatting nonsense but this guy reckons they were wanted men who were not to be trifled with so i promised him i’d be more careful. But that wasn’t enough and he has to go and escalate the situation by shouting  death threats at me. At this point Old Ben steps in and tries to chill the situation by saying i’m not worth bothering with – but that isn’t enough for Mr Tough Guy. Realising what is going to happen next i try to move carefully back as things are just about to turn ugly. The rest, as they say, is history…

It’s all true. I swear it!

Cheers

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Title: Old Ben strikes again

Media: Screen print, watercolour, acrylic, ink and paint pen

Size: A3 paper

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Even superheroes get a little maudlin after a few drinks

Everyone likes a drink every now and then – even superheroes. Unfortunately he’s got a little emotional after one too many…

It’s based on a plaster cast of my hand and head – see here for the very messy head cast process. After a bit of work with some spraypaint, ink and marker pens we had something to work with in the park…

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