To some, it might be unsettling. To others, a cry for help.
A psychiatrist unfamiliar with the subject matter might deem the artist disturbed. Especially after finding out it’s the handiwork of a 3.5 year old.
At first glance, one might feel that these are the images from a horrible nightmare, brought forth into daylight to deal with the fears.
Others might think The Tackler is fascinated with vampires. Or just people with bad teeth.
When asked what the drawing was about, there was no hesitation.
“That’s the daddy chain chomp (the large one). And there’s the mommy chain chomp (the lower right). And lots of baby chain chomps. They’re snuggling with the mommy and daddy.”
Aha! Not only was my son completely sane, but he was a brilliant artist! At three and half he perfectly captured the essence, menace, and sharp teeth that The Super Mario Brothers chain chomps exhibit.
Naturally, chain chomps need snuggles too.
And why should such a fascinating subject be confined to the realms of Nintendo, when it can be drawn on anything from birthday cards (CG’s is coated in them) to a kid’s lunch menu?
It is currently his favorite thing to sketch, with the occasional rainbow tossed in.
Already, he’s taking creative license:
“This one (giant one) is a happy chain chomp. I drew him smiling. This is a really really big house around him. He likes his house. That one (upper left) is sad so he has a sad face.”
Watch out art collectors. He’s going to turn your world on its ear.