PAMO’S AMERICAN GOTHIC

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If you are a fan of Don Martin’s art, as I am, you may recognize his influence in Pamo’s American Gothic. The plump characters, the warm back ground, the welcoming farm house are all pulled from Mr. Martin’s parody of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. (His version is HERE.)

Of course, Don Martin’s version doesn’t include a motorcycle. If he had, I’m sure he would of had Evil Knievel crashing through the turret.

Until next toon,

Pamo

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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35 Responses to PAMO’S AMERICAN GOTHIC

  1. Sheri LeVine says:

    Ah, a walk down memory lane. I remember gathering around MAD magazine with my little friends in the ’70s. Great way to start the day. Great post!

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      MAD magazine was classic! I’m sure we were viewing it around the same time back in the day. Thanks Sheri! Glad it brought back good memories. Have a terrific day!

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  2. Libby Fife says:

    I think the look on Jeff’s face says it all!

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  3. totsymae1011 says:

    Ha! Too funny. I hadn’t heard of Martin but I like his style and how you flipped the two paintings to your own style.

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    I think the motorcycle is a definite improvement to the classic painting! (As long as there’s a helmet somewhere out of the frame, that is… 😉 )

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  5. Gail says:

    Another Gold nugget! the expressions are fabulous!

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  6. captelaine says:

    Love your cartoon, and Don Martin, I am internet friends with Rick Tulka, who also was a caricature artist for MAD magazine. http://www.ipernity.com/doc/338997/33492987

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  7. Tony Single says:

    MAD Magazine. Ah, the memories! This is my favourite of your strips so far, Pamo. That last panel in particular is a winner!

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      Oh my Tony! Now I’ll have to figure out what I did right to make you say that. It’s the motorcycle in it, isn’t it? I knew it!
      Thank you. 😉

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      • Tony Single says:

        Ha ha ha! Actually, the motorcycle is good, but it’s the way you’ve drawn the two main characters in that last panel that really works for me. They have so much life and personality just bursting out of them, and your use of colour here is so rich and vibrant! What are you using to colour with, if I may ask?

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  8. Mary Paquet says:

    Great comic!!

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  9. You’ve comic’d one of my favorite paintings, and comic’d it well. I read my brother’s Mad comics waaay back in the 50s.

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  10. So funny, Pam! love how you get your way –through drawing! Maybe we should draw everything that we want! Now that is a concept. haha. Thanks for sharing the Don Martin link. I did a floral painting awhile back and it reminded me for all the world of the hair on some of Martin’s characters. (The shape of it). But! I couldn’t remember his name. I wanted to confess to painting a serious oil painting that reminded me of MAD magazine, but I couldn’t. Now I can! Your cartoons just get better and better. Can’t wait for the next one. 🙂

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      Thanks so much Celeste! I thought of you when I was doing this one because anytime I focus on a painting- you always come to mind.
      Draw everything we want? Now that’s a terrific idea! I suspect I’d draw LOTS of chocolate. Haha!

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  11. Daniel Nest says:

    This version is hella better! Clearly Don Martin missed out on a perfect opportunity to sprinkle motorbikes and cats in there.

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  12. Seen many parodies American Gothic. Lucy and Desi would be a good one .

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