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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

Is it supposed to avenge all the chickens we've eaten through the ages?

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I wonder if the idea came about after eating bad chicken one night and then recalling one of these creepy old science illustrations:

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Dan

Norman D Landings29 May 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

All that and perky little bristols, too.

(Is it bad that I noticed? It is kind of bad, isn't it?)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

OMG!!!

My eyes, my eyes. Now I can't unsee what has been seen!

Dan

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

It's a new ad for TJs Fearless Flyer ? :0

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 2:29 a.m. PST

Lol. Who knows!

Now Norman has me wondering if this is perhaps supposed to be a succubus or something along those lines.

Dan

Andoreth30 May 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

I have a figure of one in my collection. I think it was a Barry Minot figure but I'm not sure.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

I like the way the tail wraps around one of its legs.

Norman D Landings30 May 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

It's the regional accounts data entry clerk.

The Marquis du Lecherrie was just slipping his returns into her in-tray – couldn't help notice them jiggling about. "Who dares, wins!" he thought, and reached around for a cheeky squeeze.

Now he's lying there looking at a week of mandatory Gender, Equality & Diversity sessions and she's remembering those tv ads that said: "Where there's blame – there's a claim."

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

The illustration at the top is from my autobiography; specifically, Chapter 2, "Hafen Goes to School".

Who asked this joker30 May 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

(Is it bad that I noticed? It is kind of bad, isn't it?)

I suppose it should be bad but somehow I did not find it weird. ;)

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 12:24 p.m. PST

It is a floppy eared Quetzalcoatlus that is featherless.

Zephyr130 May 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Not bad chicken, but perhaps he was drinking a bit too much Wild Turkey… ;-)

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

Well that may account for these.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Cyrus,

Lol. You might have just made a very important connection there!

Dan
PS. I'm still trying to find out who the illustrator was exactly (PERUELL?), what that beast is supposed to be, and what was the story being told in that drawing. Still no luck though.

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Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

My first thought was Grandville:

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But I see not. The P might be an initial.

I've seen his work before. But where?

tkdguy01 Jun 2017 11:53 p.m. PST

Cacique Caribe,

Wasn't that image used in the Exorcist movie? I think that image appears in one of the Rolemaster books (Creatures & Treasures, IIRC).

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

You might be right, because I just came across this other strangely similar artwork:

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LOL. I was hoping it was just a funny caricature of the lord of all poultry.

Dan

RustyCyborg03 Jun 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

CC. It could be from "Dictonnaire Infernal" by Collin de Plancy. Illustration by Louis Le Breton.

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Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

It was used by the band Skeletal Family back in the 80s, but I too cannot find the source.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

RustyCyborg, those are very interesting paintings. I'm gonna have to look through them one by one. Thanks.

Kropotkin303, that is too cool!
skeletalfamily.com/shop.html

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Oh my God! Thanks to the lead from Kropotkin303, MYSTERY SOLVED!!!

Guys, check this out:

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So, J.A.S. Collin de Plancy. Dictionnaire Infernal, Paris : E. Plon, 1863, apparently stole the exact design from Salvator Rosa's "The Temptations of Saint Anthony", 1645! And, in turn, the "Skeletal Family" changed it up slightly and made it into their logo.

Dan

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Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 10:08 p.m. PST

Mighta been the result of eatin' one of those Fill-a-Bowl specials at the Colonel's.

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