Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day Tribute

THREAT! #7 October 1986 - Page one of a seven page segment

Yeah, that guy in the circle, that's my dad, he's standing next to a stylized version of my mom on the left and my brother Scott is two people to the right of him about to take a drink.

Who's that peeking out from between the pines?

The Creator meets his creation.

For nearly 20 years a seven foot tall man-monster stood a silent vigil outside my parents home.

That's right, sometime in the late 80's or early 90's my dad made a ZONE out of plywood and kept it in his suburban back yard.

I'm unsure of the actual year he created it but the young gal on the left in the bottom photo is all grown up now and the mother of a toddler herself.

My father was always one of my biggest supporters, particularly when it came to ZONE.

Thank you Dad, it always tickled me and made me proud to see a life-sized version of my character.

Sadly time and the elements took their toll on the big guy, ants had eaten through his body and his time to stand silently among the trees was no more.

This past spring while I was visiting my parents I noticed the once proud head resting against the garage, it was all my dad could save of our creation. I asked my dad if he would mind if I took the head home, he gave his permission and it now sits stoically on a shelf in my apartment.

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