Severus Horrible - Drawn for FictionAlley's 2010 April Fools' Day;
I don't know if it actually turned up on the site or not. Would teenage
Snape having a video blog be awesome or horrible? Or perhaps both?
- If you are a listener of The Now Show and remember Marcus Brigstocke's
rants about David Blaine, you may get this.
Fenrir - There was a rumour for a while that Stephen Rea might play
Fenrir Greyback in the movie. I'd only seen him play burdened, reserved
characters with a hangdog expression so I thought this was how he might
approach the role ... 'Grr.'
Eye! - A short comic regarding the magic powers of Moody's eye
Can Fly! - The inevitable gag sketch regarding Voldemort's hitherto
Response to Everything - In times of crisis, the most well-rehearsed
reflexes kick in. How many times has Hermione said this in the series?
- Ms Rowling kept describing Snape as 'an overgrown bat.' I have a problem
with this description because I know what bats look like – roughly
Snape's long, lean, dour image does not jive with bathood. So I drew
what Snape would look like if he did actually resemble a bat.
(I got a little sidreacked and first ended up drawing a
bat that looked like Snape...)
Penetrating Gaze - 'If you truly wish to master Legilimency, Severus,'
said Dumbledore, 'You must learn to conceal your really quite obvious
Purty Flower - I wanted to draw a pose with Snape's robes billowing
but I gave up on the thumbnails pretty quickly and settled for ridiculously
overblown cliché... Then I noticed he looked like a flower.
Time - This was drawn in response to a comment someone left on my
blog, but I can't find it now, so I suppose its context is lost to the
Reading - Hagrid says he's been reading to Aragog as he wastes away
... but he doesn't tell Harry what he was reading.
Christmas Fun - Oh Snape, give Harry back his present!
of Crime - The trio go bad. Drawn as a silly sketch to fill up the
sketchbook one year.
Hat - Drawn in response to a friend's comment, re: her post-DH Snape
story/comic, that Severus and Draco would fit right into a Western.
Blocking - Something about the way the action was described in the
'Spinner's End' chapter of Half-Blood Prince made it look like
really stylized classical tragedy in my head.
Cracker - Snape and Draco pull a cracker. Look how much fun they're
Spooooky - Drawn in reaction to the announcement of the 7th book's
title. I can hear the line in my head and I'm pretty sure it's from
some BBC radio comedy or other but I can't think what ...
Harry - Drawn with a skewer stick stylus, out of ketchup. It's not
funny, in itself, but it's pretty weird, so I guess it counts as a gag
... Here's a wider
Snape - Someone wanted a drawing of 'Emo Snape' but it invited a
pun I couldn't resist.
It Alone - Harry's avowal to fight Voldemort alone and not involve
any of his friends, and their subsequent pledge of allegiance to him,
reminded me very much of the end of the movie version of Fellowship
of the Ring.
Makes a Wizard - Early in his magical career, Nathaniel from the
Bartimaeus trilogy (a scrawny, dark-haired teenager) spends a
night on the street, and the next morning has a head of very messy hair.
The connection was inevitable.
The Wrong Trousers - If I had to explain
it, it wouldn't be funny.
Peeking - With the Potters'
location hidden in a Secret-Keeper, Voldemort could have his nose pressed
against their sitting-room window and not see them. (Taking things literally
again ... )
Identity - Voldemort finds the wrong bespectacled boy – for
the whole story, scroll to the bottom of the Snicket
Dementor Ballet - In the third book, Harry
wonders how one makes a dementor funny. My sister and I came up
with this one. His apron says"Kiss the cook!!"
Pizza - My sister was reading the third book
with a very affected British accent one day, and I, half-listening,
mistook her "Peter" for "Pizza." So, I had
to draw this, Pizza waltzing away from the wreckage of the Potters'
house. The rubber-hose arms and legs just seemed to me a must.
Pitch Black - When you have a last name
that's also a real word, the opportunity arises to make weird visual
puns. See, Sirius is being pitched ... This was one of those late-night
ideas that sound really funny at two in the morning, but the next day
you look back and say "What was I thinking?"