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2009/09/18

Freedom. For All.

After posting two punks in a row, I needed to do something a bit more clean cut. And it doesn’t get more clean cut than this. Shit, this motherfucker makes Johnny Unitas look like the scummiest beatnik ever. If you don’t know who this is, count yourself lucky. If you do. Yeah. Yeah!!

From the 1969 William Klein film of the same name, this is Mr. Freedom. And pop culture homages aside (see music videos like the Jack Black speech at the end of Beck’s ‘Sexx Laws‘ or the get-ups in Gorillaz’s ‘Rock the House‘), chances are this is the only fanart you’ll find for it. Ever.

Basically imagine Team America, only amped up to an Nth degree of gung-ho, rabid patriotism. Instead of taking place in the Bush/Cheney era; this is done with both Joseph McCarthy & George Wallace in fresh mind. Add some obligatory Late 60’s Psychedelia & there you have it. Clad in random sports gear, Mr. Freedom goes to France to keep it from falling into Commie clutches. There, he shops at the supermarket (with frolicking go-go dancers) that is the American Embassy, speaks at a rally (see clip below), eats spaghetti, & meets Jesus in a subway station. And I wish I was making this up.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ken permalink
    2009/09/18 11:49 am

    Right on! Just saw this film a couple of weeks ago and loved it. The Watchmen’s Comedian only wishes he could be Mr. Freedom. Great illo man.

  2. 2009/09/18 6:07 pm

    Amazing!
    I loved the way you drawed boots and shoulderpads!

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