By sora_thekey 7 Comments
Okay, I sometimes become a literature-nut... Just a warning.
I like to read, I guess we all do otherwise why would we spend time on comic books, and while my Shakespearean knowledge is limited I do know of some Hamlet. Of course, one of the most famous quotes from this play is the following:
First Clown: A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! 'a pour'd a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, was, sir, Yorick's skull, the King's jester.
Hamlet: This? [Takes the skull]
First Clown: E'en that.
Hamlet: Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr'd in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it.
This scene in the play focuses on what starts to be a series of jokes against clowns. That is until the skull of the king's court jester is dug up bringing Prince Hamlet to the sour conclusion that all living things die. Making the morbid jokes cease and philosophical aspect of decay surround the scene. This is where the famous line: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio" (sometimes misquoted: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well") comes from.
After this Shakespeare lesson I would like to present you to my parody of this scene. I mentioned before that most of the time, when I don't know what or who to draw I resort to drawing Gwen Stacy, Disney’s Ariel (The Little Mermaid) or the Scarlet Witch. Once again in this case I drew Scarlet Witch:
It's not my best work, I know but I do hope you guys liked my little parody of the scene with one of the best couples in comics that is presently separated by death (or Stature if she counts).
PS. Drew this back in April but I forgot I had which is why I'm just now posting it.
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