Late one night we turned on our TV and caught the last 30 seconds of Charo appearing on a 70’s variety show. Amazingly, she looked the same in that old clip as she would a decade later in the “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special”, and we’ll be damned if she’s aged a day in the 30+…
The McHorror Family
The “McHorror Family” series gnawed its way into existence following a late-night binge of soyrizo tacos and Olympic ice skating coverage when we woke from a dream wherein we were stalked by a slow-moving, dead-eyed Grimace. The bloodstains on the purple felt of his mouth were unforgettable. Produced in 2014 using acrylics on 13″ x…
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Our parents let us watch reruns of “Laugh-In” on Nick at Nite when we were, like, 9. Does this (partially) explain why we’re so fucking weird? You bet your sweet bippy. P.S. if you don’t know who is depicted in this little 8×10-inch cardboard painting, might we kindly suggest you look that up in your…
Kiss My Grits
Much of our pop culture knowledge comes from having been raised by TV addicts. Florence Jean Castleberry (aka Flo), the sassy Mel’s Diner waitress from “Alice” played on television by the illustrious Polly Holliday, is the first in a series of paintings saluting the feminist heroes of our childhood: 1970’s sitcom broads. Produced using acrylics…
30 Shades of Duff
We believe “The Simpsons” today is a pale, sad parody of itself which should be taken out to a field and shot. In 2018 we decided we could no longer force ourselves to watch the zombified corpse of a program we once loved shamble across our TV screen on Sunday nights and pulled the plug.…
Les Demoiselles d’Peekskill
Our first collegiate art history course was called “Masterpieces: Art as a Cultural Paradigm” and the opening 4 weeks focused solely on Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” as an exemplary masterpiece. Upon viewing the same boring slides for the hundredth time, we vowed to one day make the perfect parody of this so-called masterpiece. The opportunity…
OK Xer: Friends Vs Bradys
In 10th grade we gave an oral book report on Barry Williams’s memoir “Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg” and were known as Marcia for the rest of our high school career.
A Pop Cultural Guide to COVID Hair
Our husband’s hair ran a gamut of pop cultural references over the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. (We’ve cut our own hair for a decade, hence were unaffected by the lockdown in that respect.)
I Lost On Jeopardy!
Our first attempt at a semi-autobiographical comic. Produced for a 2020 class at PNCA.
We’re a TV Baby.