Friday, October 14, 2005

Jacques Le But...

In honour of NHL season starting up again, here are a couple of sketches of a shinpad-wearing, hockey stick-wielding superhero from the Great White North, eh! John drew these in black prismacolour earlier this year while working up another series idea.

And while we're on the theme of hockey players, be sure to check out Mr. Dot's exquisite (and very funny) painting here.



12 comments:

Smook said...

These are great John! I love that you replaced the traditional C for the captaincy with 'eh'! Great!

Thanks aboot the mention, eh! You both have always been generous! Thanks!

I guess your sketch is the before he gets hit in the face with the puck and mine is the after shot, huh? I think he may need a full visor.......the debate continues......

the doodlers said...

Glad you like them, Mike! Actually, I forgot to mention in the post that Jacques is a sidekick to another hero so, in a way he's the 'assistant captain.' Hence the 'eh/A!' JVB

Steve Daye said...

Oh yeah! This is a SUPER design! Great skates and I like how he's only got one tooth! Would love to see more of this!

Eren said...

Hahaaa these are great! Love the design...so glad hockey is back!

Stef said...

I love them! I don't know anything about Hockey but I love it and love go and watch a game sometimes, my girlfriend is Swedish, so we get to see a live game when we go there, I like the atmosphere. I'd love to see a game in Canada one day!

UM said...

Le But kicks ass! Very funny drawings.

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the doodlers said...

Thanks for your kind remarks all!
STEVE - Maybe I will put up Jacque's crimefighting partner eventually. Anyway, there are plenty of superhero/hockey puns to explore with this one!
EREN - Yes, I'm glad that hockey's back, too! Do you have a favorite team?
STEF - I saw the Russian National team play in Amsterdam back in 1979. That was pretty exciting! If you make it to Canada during the winter months (and why would ANYONE do that?), let us know and we'll try to get you to a Canadian hockey game! Do you like expensive, watery beer?
ULI - I think you mean "Le But kicks Le Butt!" :-)

Stef said...

I love winter, snow and cold! If I ever go yo Toronto I'll let you know, would be great to meet you guys and go to hockey game...and try this watery beer! thanks

the doodlers said...

Sounds great Stef! We can include Smook, Mr.Groh and Steve Daye!

Alina Chau said...

Coool sketches!! Love your sculpture too!

Smook said...

Sounds like a good plan!