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So there's an episode of The Simpsons where we see Krusty the Clown dolls being assembled in a sweatshop in China, and on the wall is this mural of a dead-eyed Krusty in the style of old communist propaganda posters.

My husband remarked once that he'd love to have that poster to hang up at work -- he works for the military, in a field that focuses on countries that happen to have a history of communism, which I think he loves unironically. So I decided to paint him this for Christmas, and added the "WORK" to, you know, motivate the troops. C:

So there you go!

props: Krusty the Clown FOX
materials: acrylic paint on canvas
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:iconzurthuryx:
Zurthuryx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Super cool and funny!
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:iconlorddelta:
lorddelta Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Hah nice. :D
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:iconsuper-josh:
Super-Josh Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I remember that episode. This is fantastic. Nice work.
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:iconlisbethpegna:
lisbethpegna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Writer
Given how I'm a major procrastinator, I think I'd like to have this at work too... and in my bedroom... and in the kitchen. Might wallpaper my whole house in it lol.
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:iconkoppo:
Koppo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
great idea,good poster.
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:icon540-edalb:
540-edalb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
that is so AWESOME!!! If you probably have the permission to sell this i'd totally buy it from you!
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:iconderfs51:
derfs51 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
damn,that's deep!! if that ever happened, imagine sideshow mel get laid off.lol. i miss watching the simpsons,though.
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:iconjohnny-lively:
Johnny-Lively Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
love it!
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:iconvery-blueberry-pie:
Very-Blueberry-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
haha, this is brilliant!
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
krusty the kommunist......................

why does the military STILL keep tabs and reports on communist countries? in case they forgot or been spending too much time in underground bunkers the cold ware is OVER. communism is about as much of a threat these days as the boogeyman or smallpox.

then again if it wasn't for that your lovey-dovey hubby would be out of a job unless he found another passion to keep him occupied and paid.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
For the record, they don't watch those countries because they are or were communist; they watch them because they have the weapons and aggression. Also for the record: we watch everybody. Everybody watches everybody. I don't love it, but that's the way it is.

Besides, I think we all know communism was never the enemy, you know?
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
yeah they never were--the enemy is the man/woman in the mirror, the dark side that we all try to keep controlled and suppressed.

and no need to tell me about who's watching who--just look at julian assanges aka "super hacker". last i heard about him he was being set up on some bullshit rape charges and the u.$. is trying to have him sent here to be tried to death.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I am about the last person you want to be talking to Assange about. I believe the man is no hero, and we'll just leave it at that.
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
i never said he was a hero, just a dumb-ass with a ego problem. that's what got him in this mess. personally i don't believe he should be extradited her to be tried.
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CouponClipper Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is hands down , the best poster. ever.
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:iconstarrkydd:
starrkydd Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
absolutely amazing!
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:iconmanana-inc:
Manana-Inc Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish this was a poster. *giggles* It might be the end of my laziness and procrastination if I had this on my wall.
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:iconmellowyouryellow1290:
mellowyouryellow1290 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Once again, you cease to amaze me with your artistic genius...krusty the clown?! He has never looked better
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1WeT1PainT1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
This is all kinds of awesome.
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:iconifweever:
IfWeEver Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
All hail the mighty and powerful Krusty! Good job using the red, black and gold colours, really brings out the communism- that and the dead panned expression. LOL. You're so creative.
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:iconfarc0n:
Farc0n Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!!!
*Vote for Mr Sparkle Poster next!*
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:iconalexhansen-ralke:
AlexHansen-Ralke Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, hah!
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:iconjthemc:
JtheMC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work girl :)
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:iconladyvond:
LadyVonD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE! This is awsome!!
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:iconthe-mad-hatress:
the-Mad-Hatress Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't even watch the Simpsons and this makes me giggle.
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Doll-SizedHolly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
LOL, I love this!
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:iconlokotei:
Lokotei Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I hope he loves it. It's great. My husband works at Universal Studios, Hollywood, and I bet he'd love this in his breakroom. XD
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midnightoasis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Love this. I think it's perfect for a lot of our federal workplaces.
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:iconshrunkenjedi:
ShrunkenJedi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I'm laughing so hard. It's perfect!
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:iconchipmunksrule:
ChipmunksRule Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I love the LOLness, and I hope your husband likes it
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chryloch Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Haha, I'm sure he appreciated the gift! This is very amusing, AND well painted, of course. Very nice work capturing Krusty the Clown's character and the "WORK" looks great. :)
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:iconforeverstrange:
foreverstrange Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic idea, and gift. I'm sure everyone will love it!
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gummybears519 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
genius. hilarious. fantastic. i love it!!!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wahahah priceless. I did notice this on that episode, the Simpsons used to be epic^^ I'd print this and hang it on the wall to motivate me to work, actually :D
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:iconkreusali:
Kreusali Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Well I for one feel extra motivated
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:iconblaklace:
blaklace Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What could be bad?
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If I worked in an office (or a sweat-shop), I'd totally want this poster. XD
Very thoughtful gift. It's great to be able to give our spouses things like this for their birthdays or Christmas. I did this for Anthony for his birthday: [link]
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gutydecadi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
grande
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:iconjazz-or:
JaZz-oR Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... hahaha, really nice!
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:iconangelhaveninfinite:
angelhaveninfinite Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol! I remember that scene!
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:iconshauna-o-connor:
Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LOL oh Krusty :XD: I'm sure your husband loves it =D!
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:iconshauna-o-connor:
Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LOL oh Krusty :XD: I'm sure your husband loves it =D!
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tangibleboredom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice one.
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ericablair Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I don't watch the Simpsons but I love this! It reminds me of this opening:

[link]
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:iconmuffinpoodle:
muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool! I'm having a hard time believing that this is a painting and not a digital piece or a woodblock print!
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:iconazurelacroix:
azurelacroix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. I'm afraid.
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:icongeekmybride:
geekmybride Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That looks superb! Love the colors & the shape of the picture.
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:iconajluthor:
ajluthor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
That is both terrifying and awesome
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:iconshimmerstar:
ShimmerStar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Digital Artist
That is so cool! I don't really remember the episode, but this definitely looks like an old propaganda poster. Great work
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. This is awesome! I like the palette!
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