SpongeBob the "Lowbrow" vs. Squidward the "Arteest"

SpongeBob drawing a comic book on the floor of Squidward's studio, while Squidward stands at an easel with a paint pallette in his hand and wearing a beret

A few years ago, the Village Voice decided to use a SpongeBob theme for their year-end "Best of New York" issue. I got the opportunity to create the cover and eight full-page illustrations for the inside.

This one was created for the article on "Best Art in NYC," about the best art in New York City. I had a great time contrasting the childlike unfiltered creativity of SpongeBob with the uptight artsy-fartsy self-importance of Squidward.

Drawing and inking by me, color by Peter Bennett


Mykal Banta said...

Great stuff, Sherm! I'm still in a Spongebob phase, so thanks for posting!

Alexandre Augusto Ferreira said...

I love this drawing Sherm...really beautiful!