Wednesday, 12 June 2013

No Parole

(HB pencil on 140mm x 88mm postcard)
"He couldn't quite put his finger on it, but there was something that was telling him that his appeal had not gone at all well."
A simple cartoon image that shows both despair and complete resignation to an inevitable fate. When you know, no matter what you do, there's just no avoiding it. It also has the obvious reference to marriage with the "ball and chain" symbolism.


EDavids said...

Good image. I know exactly how he feels!

Hermit said...

Heheheh! I'm sure you do! Some have mentioned to me that the image does seem to be a comment on marriage (if that's what you meant), but that wasn't the original idea of it. I drew it to show desolation and impending doom, where someone finds themself in a situation they can find no way out of, so they simply give-in to their fate.

It could well be associated to marriage, but it could also be a dead-end job or an unwanted lifestyle. You must remember that the character is in a prison uniform, so he got himself into that situation.