The Self-Portrait…with some random dead guy

“Hey Will, come check out my self-portrait. I’m hoping it makes history. What do you think?” Jay-8          

“Well Jay, it’s pretty good for a kid your age. But what’s up with the dead guy on the windowsill?” Will-10

It is a really nice portrait…except for the random dead guy. Should I be concerned that my 8-year-old son is drawing self-portraits with pictures of dead guys on windowsills? What does this mean? Who is the dead guy? And, what the hell is he doing on my windowsill?

By the way, if you’d like to add this piece of fine art to your collection, he’s willing to part with it for $50 bucks. I know…I told him it was too high, but he won’t budge.

Note:  Apparently, some of you are frustrated because you can not find the dead guy. “Where’s the dead guy?” … “I can’t find any dead guy.” … “Damn it, lady! You promised us a dead guy, where’s he at?”  Now, before you go getting your panties in a wad, please note that the artist has chosen not to draw everything to scale. You may need to click on the portrait to enlarge. Keep in mind that this is a G-rated site, possibly PG due to the occasional bad word, so there will not be any bad guy gore…sorry to disappoint.


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15 Responses to The Self-Portrait…with some random dead guy

  1. memaw says:

    I knew that eventually a dead Bin Laden picture would get leaked!


  2. memaw says:

    The boys were pouring over my “Where’s Waldo” book the other night and I’m wondering if Jay’s picture is just the modern version entitled “Where’s The Dead Guy?” I think it could be a big hit on Amazon, but he’d definitely have to add some gore.


  3. I have no opinion about dead guys on windowsills, unless it’s about a real dead guy on my own windowsill. But I do think this is a hilarious premise for a blog, and I’m glad you commented on my post so I could find you. My three came up with some amazing utterances over the years and I wrote some of them down. But, alas, the world of blogging hadn’t been discovered yet (I think it came about 30 years after fire), so they are just written down on a piece of paper in my kitchen drawer.


    • You’ve gotta watch out for those dead guys on windowsills…sometimes they just find their way in. Thanks so much for popping in to say hello! I’m new to this blogging thing so it’s always exciting to receive a comment. 🙂


  4. judithhb says:

    I found you through Rene at Life in the Boomer Lane. Well your kid has a great future as a cartoonist – don’t think he is quite up to artist yet. and your other kid could be a commentator on a future Larry King type program.
    Encourage them both. they could keep you in your old age.



  5. richripley says:

    Your kids are practically writing this blog for you!!! Cripes!!! I have two teenage daughters and all I can get out of them is that I have “coffee breath”, as in “Dad, your breath smells like crap…worse than coffee breath. Have you been eating crap?” Oh the emotional scars they’re leaving me with. But back to you….good stuff. Thanks for posting it. We both started posting about the same time and you’re kicking my ass!! (by about one hundred views). I’ll be back to read what else those comedy writers you call “children” have given you to share. Thanks! 🙂


    • Parents need some serious thick skin to survive. And yes, my kids are writing this whole blog which is a good thing because after spending the last 11 years raising them all I can speak intelligently about are boogers and wedgies. Thanks for stopping by…I’ll be sure to check yours out too!


  6. I think kids are supposed to see dead people. Some even get their own movies because of it. So it’s probably okay. One way or another, your son has a future. 🙂


  7. Dead guys on the windowsill is actually a good sign. Picasso always had a dead guy on the windowsill as a young child and nobody taught him to do this. A good artist just knows the windowsill should feature a dead guy.


  8. Bearman says:

    $50. He should try to sell that to the Huffington post. They won’t give anyone even 50 cents for the stuff they use.


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