Upon arriving at work yesterday morning, I found this wonderful surprise propped up on my keyboard:
It was drawn by a co-worker’s daughter, and purchased by my wife for the astonishingly low price of fifty cents.
It’s a fairly complex work, so let’s break down what’s going in the picture.
- At the top is Supergirl (or “a Supergirl”) taking up sword and shield to save someone from a burning building.
- A trio of Pac-Man ghosts are decidedly unimpressed by Supergirl’s heroic efforts and loudly heckle her from the sidelines.
- The pilot of the flying saucer has an important appointment to get to, but did not check the traffic reports for superheroic/supernatural delays before departing. He has decided to express his irritation by leaning on his horn.
- Meanwhile a hipster vampire (sporting the same look I did from 1992 to 1994) is trying to work his bloodsucking mojo on a rightfully reluctant maiden who is pretty much done with the whole “dark and brooding” mystique.
- It should also be noted that the hip vampire is also something of a social activist, as evinced by the “NO GARLIC!” protest sign he’s carrying.
Yep. This is undoubtedly one of the best gifts I have ever received.