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    The REMAKE/REMODEL meme is one of my favourite things. Generally speaking we’ll have a fresh one every Monday (unless a particular subject demands an extra week). Artists need a place to show off and Whitechapel should always be It. A handful of entries will be showcased on Bleedingcool at the end of each challenge.

    Jenny Greenteeth, by Alan Lee
    (Image by Alan Lee)

    This is ART ONLY. Any pen-portraits, or crappy scribbles padded-out with words, will cause a deployment of the newly-trained Urethral Attack Maggots. And a banned account.

    No stock-photo manipulation. No half-arsed bollocks. Anything deemed to be piss-takery will be nuked from orbit. Original photography is fine.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person.



    It’s not all euphemistic smut-adventurers and bee-fancying spandexers on Whitechapel, oh no. You’ll recall I launched my stewardship here with a chance to reinvent the Egyptian War-Goddess Sekhmet – as a pissheaded psychopath, naturally – and verily It Was Good.

    So. Let’s try some more of that sort of thing.

    ”Jenny Greenteeth is a figure in English folklore. A river hag, she would pull children or the elderly into the water and drown them. She was often described as green-skinned, with long hair, and sharp teeth.
    She is likely to have been an invention to frighten children from dangerous waters similar to the Slavic Rusalka, the Kappa in Japanese mythology, or Australia's Bunyip, but other folklorists have seen her as a memory of sacrificial practices.”

    So: an aquatic psycho-slag to frighten kiddies, drown geriatrics and delight RPG players the world over. But hark! This is Remake/Remodel! This isn’t just a chance for you to get your Creep On and draw an old faerie gribblie, oh-ho-no.

    You will update. You will recontextualise. You will use your tasty brainbits as well as your scribbledy pens of power.

    Bethunk as follows: how does a slime-titted water-devil fit into whatever passes for contemporary folklore? Is she the same old hag of yesteryear, now living a 21st century life? Is she keeping herself to herself, or using her unique skills (of, um, drowning children) to get by? Has she found a new niche, as a Modern Monster?

    Maybe you fancy spandexizing the poor fiend and turning her into a heroine or villainess. Maybe “Jenny Greenteeth” is a tabloid nickname for a murderer, or a filename for a sentient techbug, or an experimental superweapon, or whatthefuckever.

    Be Thou Interesting.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2011
    He He...slime tits.Good choice.Nice!!
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    Hmh, I think I'll come and play along for this one
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    Figured I would use this as a warm-up sketch.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2011
    @john_bivens, dayum.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2011

    Jenny Greenteeth is the best fucking nursery boggle ever.


    God. Damn.
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    BTW, just a question:

    Is a two-page comic acceptable?
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    @dorkmuffin & @Ren Thing: Thanks
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    @Brian le Golem

    Generally I'd welcome sequential art -- the more the merrier -- but the point of the challenge is to reinvent the character with a single piece of art. So 1 page Good, 2 pages Bad. Can't see any reason you couldn't just stitch 'em together.
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    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011 edited
    Allright ... Here is a fast take on the 21st century Jenny Greenteeth...

    21st century Jenny Greenteeth

    And it is hard to come second AND just after john_bivens's marvelous art.
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    jenny greenteeth

    This is the greenteethed Jenny I'd imagine pulling people into the river...!!!!
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    Brilliant so far...
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    We amazing..twisted..rancid..all wrong and bad and ill..good shit!
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    @John_bivens: That is the picture I'm gonna see whenever I think the word "hag" from now on. Bravo!

    @Kieran: Man... it's a sad state of affairs when you can't even get an honest job drowning children.

    @Danos, that's hilarious! For some reason, I'm seeing this as a Saturday Night Live skit.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011 edited

    Parents lie to their children all the time.

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    Mine ended up as like a cute Dorohedoro + Michael Myers...with a "you call that a knife" knife.
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    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2011
    Fantastic stuff everyone!