Monday, 11 January 2016

The JFK Gargoyle

Kevin Eastman & Dave Sim (1991)
Examining the “JFK Gargoyle” (plaster figurine with a big hole in the head I insisted had to be part of the purchase price of the Off-White House) Camp David. The figurine was found smashed to bits one morning, years later.

4 comments:

Travis Pelkie said...

I keep trying, but I just can't come up with a good "I need that like I need a hole in my head" joke.

I knew of someone who took a US half dollar (with JFK on it), and got a hole through the coin where the magic bullet went in. Never saw it myself, though.

Dave Sim said...

Hi Travis -- this was the visit where Kevin pitched me on his plans for TUNDRA PUBLISHING. I didn't think it was going to work and I turned out to be right, but I definitely believed that Kevin deserved to be given the benefit of the doubt since it was HIS millions of dollars on which he was staking TUNDRA. Basically my same attitude towards IMAGE a few years later. These guys had burned their bridges to MARVEL striking out on their own. The last thing they needed was me kibbitzing from the sidelines.

First time visiting AMOC since the last Kickstarter ended! I'll try and check in a little more often.

Jeff Seiler said...

Boy, the back side of the Off-White House sure has changed a lot over the past 25 years, eh, Dave?

whc03grady said...

Found smashed to bits, much like the stone head outside of Pud's tavern.

Alright,
Mitch.