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    There was, way back in the mists of... 2007... a recurrent meme among several comics art blogs. Reclaiming characters from their owners, I guess it could be broadly described as... people were reimagining abused characters (chiefly Supergirl) as artistic call-and-response various places, chiefly LiveJournal. In the aftermath of that, I did a similar thing on old messageboard The Engine, called REMAKE/REMODEL. They were embraced as technical exercises, bits of fun, ways to get the brain moving. I think most people's favourite was the dear late Mike Wieringo's wondrous retro-aristo Buck Rogers...

    I thought it might be an interesting thing to bring back here. So, once a week, I'll call a character, and you art types here can post images of your reinterpretation of that character.

    NOTE: NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    The point is REinterpretation: remake/remodel.



    Glycon was a snake god, according to the satirist Lucian, who provides the only literary reference to the deity. Lucian claimed Glycon was created in the mid-second century by the Greek prophet Alexander of Abonutichus. Lucian was ill-disposed toward the cult, calling Alexander the "oracle-monger" and accusing the whole enterprise of being a hoax—Glycon himself was supposedly a hand puppet.

    More about Glycon.

    Glycon is, of course, the preferred deity of Alan Moore.


    Your task, as ever, is to re-invent that into something a 21st Century audience could enjoy.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with, but bear in mind this is an ART thread. No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    You have one week. Go.

    -- W
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
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    Just plain brilliant.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
    Snake Gods Ahoy!
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    Here's my "mixed media" contribution.

    Sorry for the crappy picture -- I was having difficulty taking a picture while one hand was in a sock.
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
    Oh, this is going to be good.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
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    The photo of that Glycon statuette (click on the link Warren provided) suggests the snake god sported a fine, flowing hairdo.
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    @tedcroland -- Tee hee. Is the worshipper supposed to be Alan Moore?
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    Jess - I like it. You need to do more sock puppet R/Rs; not just ones where the deity is technically a sock puppet.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
    Has anyone actually got a snake and a wig?

    No reason for asking. Nevermind...
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009 edited
    @Ginja -- I will take you up on that challenge.

    Also, I made four Glycons, but would need two more people to take the appropriate picture. Snow has totally thwarted my evil plans today.


    ETA: Roo, he's awesome. Ink him! Ink him!
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    @Jess -those Glycons are adorable.
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
    @Jess yep! I felt that it was not impossible for that to happen, providing giant argyle socks were more common.
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    Jess' sock-puppet Glycon is hilarious, but I find it odd that the collective assumption is that of a sock-puppet, at all. The Wikipedia description seems to indicate that either a snake crawled into a puppet's head, or that Alexander put a humanoid puppet-head onto a snake. I was thinking more like a Punch and Judy-thing... (or some of the royalty people from Mr. Rogers...)
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    The critics were misunderstood or simply mistranslated. There was sock puppetry and a hand and snakes involved, but not in the way you all thought.

    So here's my interpretation of it all:

    Yeah, that bum's screwed.
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    Also, I love that the very first contribution was an actual snake sock puppet. And Rootfireembers: That's awesomeness in the making.