Shrunken Head Fred by Tom Godfrey

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Poor old Shrunken Head Fred
It took 20 a day
to kill his looks, dead

Perfectly preserved
His face all ashen
The Cigarette Barons
Were the only ones to cash-in

It happened so slowly, that he felt no pain
His face all twisted
His grimace

Still, look on the bright side
He says
Smiling again
I get to spend my days
On a smoker’s
Key chain.

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poison, tobacco, smoke, cancer, cigarette, kill

My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

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  • Robert O'Neill
    Robert O'Neillover 6 years ago

    Outrageous! great stuff.

  • thanks os. I’m glad you like my little jibe at the tobacco industry :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    go go Tom go!
    (sadly, that’s what my head will look like unless I can flick that magical switch).
    Maybe I should put a picture of Fred on my keychain.

  • Cheers Anne. no chance – you will be safe -male intuition :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Smile
    Smileover 6 years ago

    This is brilliant, what amazing work!

  • thanks Nikki. Not something you’d want in the family portrait gallery, but it was fun to create.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • ZoJones
    ZoJonesover 6 years ago

    haha awesome!

  • thanks Zo

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 6 years ago

    I’m going to have nightmares tonight lol! Brilliant work Tom…his eyes are amazing;)

  • Why, do you smoke? :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Tim Mellish
    Tim Mellishover 6 years ago

    Great effect Tom, is this how we’re all going to end up looking..?

  • Only smokers and unfortunate jungle travellers :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Atheum
    Atheumover 6 years ago

    Great work, Tom. And I love your poetry. I have to say, that poem is Bill Watterson-ish. Two cartoonists you remind me of!!! :-)

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    double thanks Atheum. I would like to get into writing and illustrating children’s books, so I’m trying to sharpen my skills here in bubbleland :) I hope to get a sense of where I’m at, from the comments received, so I really do appreciate the feedback. Many thanks

  • CherylTDesigns
    CherylTDesignsalmost 4 years ago

    this is so amazingly awesome

  • If you’re a headhunter maybe! ;) Thanks Cheryl

    – Tom Godfrey

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