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Charon for Daily Spitpaint by Sardine

The Ferryman’s Sovereign

By Manuel V. Derida, 1950

Reach not to your pocket for I want a sovereign and no more,

With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Don’t need your name for a sovereign is the price of my Oar,

With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Many a men and women have tried to cross this path before,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

They cried and wailed, “Oh, Ferryman take us to safety’s shore”
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Away from my boat or you shall taste my oar’s sway…away,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Weep not and curse not what you have in life always yearned for,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Favoring the yearning of the flesh you’ve neglected that of the soul,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Man laments and bemoans the blows of fate only when he is forlorn,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Alas, neither I, and nor you, know what the gods for us have in store,
With a breath so cold announced the Ferryman.

Without a sovereign and no more in this place you’ll toil evermore,
With a breath so old announced the Ferryman.

Art by Sardine a.k.a Mike V. Derderian (2014). 

Nachos of the Living Dead

From the depths of the guacamole dip they rise and they have one thing on their worm filled dead minds:

Your brainzzzzz!

No! This blog post is not sponsored by Doritos ;-})

Consider this an absurdist blog post in an ever increasing absurd world.

Thank you for following and reading my blog  :-})

Mike V. Derderian,
A Homo sapien, a writer, a comic artist and a fierce windmill slayer trying to get a hold of a banana in a world governed by apes ..
Also known as Sardine

Illustration by Sardine

The brave people of Egypt in the past few months have proven, once and for all, that they have the best sense of humor among Arabs.

The following photographs are photoshoped images  that spread across the internet, like wildfire, through which Egyptian creatives reflected their sense of humor,  love of comics and pop-culture, and of course courage and freedom under fire.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is clinging to power neglecting the free will of Egyptians who are demanding that power be handed to a civilian governmental council until a president is democratically elected.

Hundreds of protesters have fallen and thousands injured yet many, young and old brave Egyptians, still stand their ground at Tahrir Square, where giant robots, UFOs, monsters, heroes and anti-heroes have been making an appearance, to protect their January 25 Revolution.

The first robot to appear was Mazinger Z. It is unclear if this heroic robot from Japan is with the freedom fighters of Egypt or with SCAF!

Mazinger Z’ second appearance. It hasn’t been confirmed yet if Mazinger Z actually used his Rocket Punch to hurt demonstrators, however, there are confirmed accounts of coward snipers who have been putting out the eyes of people present at Tahrir Square.

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) than made an appearance. There are no reports of alien abductions, however, SCAF has been throwing people in jail for the most trivial of reasons: Freedom and democracy.

Another robot from Japan soon arrived to Egypt: Grendizer, manned by the heroic Duke Fleed, gave hope to thousands. The arrival of the alien robot makes us wonder if  SCAF are the minions of Vega?

The abundant use of tear gas, or the lack of as SCAF spokepersons have been trying to convince the media, brought a renowned anti-hero to the scene. What is the Goddamn Batman doing in Tahrir Square?

Another question that comes to mind with the appearance of the Dark Knight of Gotham in Tahrir Square: Are Scarecrow and Ra’s Al Ghul on SCAF’s payroll?

To the marvel of everyone present the Amazing Spiderman, probably jealous of DC’s involvement, decided to make an appearance. No Stanley Lee wasn’t there!

Another less famous robot, thanks to Michael Bay’s unimaginative re-imagining of Transformers, decided to make an appearance: Bumblebee. Shia Labeouf was probably somewhere screaming his lungs out.

There were sightings of a bizarre creature that appeared to be throwing gas bombs at panicky bystanders. It seems that SCAF is working with some rather heavy dark forces.

Someone from SCAF actually thought that slipping inside a wooden horse was a good idea. Well, it beats the election campaigns of some candidates out there. “Can you do it!” a candidate asks his doppelgänger, who answers with a smirk, “Yes, I can because I lover her!” Damn freedom you have to hire some better writers.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassins Creed wasn’t able to keep a stealthy presence. Someone took a photograph of the master assassin. I am not a gamer but I’ve watched a colleague of mine play this game at the office.

In spite of the humorous approach of these photographs what is happening in Egypt and to its brave people is tragic and I hope the Egyptians find peace and the path to democracy as soon as SCAF decides to let go of power.

A big round of applause goes to the creatives and freedom fighters who created these images :-})