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“There must be some kinda way outta here,”
said the joker to the thief
“Too much confusion!
I can’t get no relief!”

Inspired by the song, All Along the Watchtower

My illustration here is something of a spoof. Not entirely, though… the Hour IS getting late. Thus the out-sized figure with the Earth in his hand. Megiddo is the ancient site from which the term Armageddon comes. Sure. 2012 has come and gone, but watch enough tv these days and you could surely lose your grip. What will it be?? Comet? Asteroid? It’s like a lottery! How many “flavors of disaster” can we take?

Maybe Yellowstone will go.
Maybe Krakatoa (again)! Or … let’s see…

Mega tsunami’s
Mega quakes
Mega solar flares
Release of methane from the sea floor
Pole shift!
Planet X (When Worlds Collide)
Rogue Black Hole (there’s a scary one, couldn’t even see it coming)
Rogue planet!
Gamma Ray Burst (zap! and adios)
Quantum Meltdown (“gray goop” destroys the Universe)
and that doesn’t even cover the old familiar stand-by’s (nuclear annihilation, killer viruses and oh yes, the most immediate of all, global climate change, possibly an Instant Ice Age)
Or … All of the Above?

Pick Your Card!

Hopefully, you realize I’m not poking fun at serious problems! There are some matters where we, as humans, have some control. There are others where we don’t. In the latter case, there’s not much sense in sitting up at night worrying about a rogue black hole colliding with the Earth or a nearby super-nova going off! Could be a good idea though, to stay away from those Disaster Shows….

To quote another song, “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane!”

Closer View – The Joker (Pick Your Card!)
His is Gamma Ray Burst; the fortune teller drew the volcano card, possibly Yellowstone…


FEATURED in Altered by Design

The list of credits here is long, as I used stock to do this image. They are all from

The lovely harlequins (one on the bike, the other to the right) are from Anarchyannie666.

The Jokers are from Night Stocker.

The Thief (far left) is from Gebo Stock at Deviant Art

The rider (bike) is from Falln Stock (different face).

The card reader is from Lockstock.

The man in red behind her is from Noble Death Stock

The hooded Mystery Figure is from Ailinstock

The wild cat is from Moonsong Stock

The tower in the background is from JoannaStar.

The lady with the hat (foreground) is from Pirate Queen.

The seated fellow with the wine is from Cobweb Stock.

The lovely fragile planet Earth is from Jaco Stock but I can’t seem to find it on the site! The background is done from two different images, one from Smoko-Stock and one from Sword-Expert Stock. Textures and light layers are applied.

Huge Thanks and Much Appreciation to these fine artists and photographers!

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis Bacon

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    STUNNING!!!!!! This is your best yet. I am blown away by it. There is so much detail, such a lot of attitude, loads of fun and brilliantly well put together. I love it – and the music makes it extra special. I am so proud for you with what you have achieved here. I am giggling at the tarot card the front man is holding – and the chap at the back could be the grim reaper.. oh it is brilliant!!

  • Thank you Anna, for your awesome comment! It really means a lot to me! (I KNEW I would be in trouble, once I started adding YouTube to my pages!! LOL) Actually, the card the joker’s holding says, “Gamma Ray Burst.” The woman drew Yellowstone, I guess (volcano). ouch ! I am just having “Too Much Fun.” Thanks again!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    Nadya you have so much creativity .good one LIZ;000

  • Thank you, Liz! I figured I would be in trouble, once I started adding YouTube to my pages! Sure enough… ! lol Glad you liked this little number, and thanks again!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • frankula
    frankulaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Nadya.I listened to the music while reading your written work….me? I`m just Amazed,the whole lot is an incredible piece of work……I love it!

  • Thanks, Frank!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you, Cee and Chris!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Just brilliant my friend

  • Thank you, Angel!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 5 years ago

    The phrase “I can relate” never had a better meaning than in this wonderful image.

  • Thank you, Von! I KNEW there were people out there who’d relate — !! I think the idea is, enough Mega-Disasters and we’ll all lose our minds from Data Overload! Then we won’t have to worry anymore… ! Or, like the movie 2012, “Let’s take a frightening scenario and make it SO unbelievable and stupid, it becomes a cartoon!” There Ya Go! I appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you, Francis!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboalmost 5 years ago

    Another fantastic piece! Your choices in music to go with your creations, are perfect! :)

  • Thanks, Izzy!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Forgottenangel
    Forgottenangelalmost 5 years ago

    Very very good work!!!

  • Thanks so much Gabriel, for your awesome comment! Much appreciated!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

  • So happy to be Featured! Thanks so much, Kim!

    – Nadya Johnson

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