Torture – Through the channels

22 Apr

This is a piece specifically created for a book about torture. The idea came from a well known Norman Rockwell painting called Gossip. In Rockwell’s painting, a juicy bit of gossip is spread through a town and eventually the source found and chastised. In my version, the directive to torture is passed through several people and the result is…well, torture. I was interested in the bureaucracy of torture. It has to start somewhere and likely, it was a decision that shocked, thrilled and dismayed different parties. Still, it went forward and still does to this day.

3 Responses to “Torture – Through the channels”

  1. Mike Booth May 23, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    I just came to your site to make sure I had the URL correct, as I was sending it to a friend. I arrive and find it loaded with wonderful new work. Congratulations Lou, your stuff just gets better and better. Mike

  2. sharon January 24, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    Your drawings are superb; the gestures, ways your mind works, and political stance had me simultaneously laughing and crying! Right on, young man.

    I was at UBC during the late 60’s and remember Wreck Beach … a naked guy offered to buy my blanket made of grandpa’s ties. I was not naked and didn’t even know that beach was for buff lovers.

    Keep up the good work – do you have a comic book series for sale?

    • thecakeater February 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

      Hi Sharon,

      Sorry for not replying earlier I have a bad I habit of not checking in here. Thank you for your kind words. I have a book for sale on my website at Thanks again.

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