At college, my friend Tori and I have this habit of scribbling away during class. We satirise the teachers, draw little cartoons of each other with our “boyfriends” (read: seedy, old and ugly men) and generally try to make each other laugh just enough so that the lecturers don’t notice. Once of twice we have nearly passed out laughing, and many times reduced the other to tears of hilarity.
Here is one of the latest creations from the minds of Tori and Lizz. This page was done during our New Testament class yesterday. Our lecturer kept making little comments that boggle the mind - and fuelled our imaginations! All the drawings on this page are by me, with Tori contributing rather to the ideas behind the cartoons.
The first cartoon is called “To drink from a firehose”, and was inspired by our lecturer quoting that “to read the book of Mark is like drinking from a firehose”. That is, so much information is being thrown at you in such a short space of time.
Second, we re-imagined the “Sons of Thunder”. Two of Jesus disciples were nicknamed the Sons of Thunder, so this is where this idea comes from. In this pic we have drawn two scary-looking boys with their younger brother. Notice that they have matching T-shirts, like members of a club.
After the Sons of Thunder picture, we thought they should have a counterpart and came up with “The Daughters of the Snow”. The also have matching outfits and are covered in snow. There are four regular members of the group, and one reserve (a snowman whose wig doesn’t fit and has a rather old and too-small T-shirt!).
Lastly, Marianna (our lecturer) said something about us “all being in the school of suffering”, that is life. She went on to say “and i don’t mean Wesley Institute, although ‘Wesley Institute; School of Suffering’ has a nice ring to it.” As you can well imagine, we ran with that idea and created an emblem and list of courses for WI: School of Suffering. The emblem includes pics of a cat-o-nine-tails, a noose, a bloody dagger and someone on the rack. The list of courses reads:
WE OFFER COURSES IN THE FOLLOWING:
—The wrack - relax and stretch those limbs!
—Whipping for recreation (victims req’d)
—Developing and sustaining depression
—Bloody wounds and the most painful to inflict (practical)
—Hang, Draw and Quarter available as an elective
—Pain elective (compulsory)
* Please know that we are not making fun of suicide/self-harm/depression. We both know first hand that these are serious conditions and debilitating illnesses. We are simply being ironic for the purposes of entertainment. (So don’t sue us!)
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you wish to see more madness from us in future. We’ll be happy to oblige!