It was the idea of a lifetime. Who could top this? Write about pro-wrestling being responsible for world peace and create the single-greatest internet image yet to be seen by man. Hulk Hogan and Jesus shaking hands. But when I sat down to draw, something magical happened. Something much better than two of the world’s most popular figures creating everlasting world peace with a single touch of the hands. I gave birth to this art baby:
As you can see, I elected to title the piece “When Hulk Hogan Met Jesus” anyway. There’s no doubt in my mind that this works. A man, who could probably pass for Jesus from behind, is reaching out to and possibly petting a large, furry animal. Coincidentally, this animal has Hulk Hogan’s haircut. Fifty years from now, I’ll pretend that scholars somewhere are arguing that the look in “Hulk Hogan’s” eyes represents the moment that he first realized he was partially responsible for world peace.
Like most great artists, I didn’t realize I had created a masterpiece. I felt frustrated. I needed to focus on the handshake. The handshake was the most important part, after all. Handshake. Hands:
Handsuits. Two men. One the Satanic spawn of The Joker and Marilyn Manson; the other with one eye, a headband and a suit that doesn’t even fit. Both wearing handsuits. What is a handsuit? Some things are better off when they’re left open for discussion. I was finally able to sit back and admire my work. The details, the subtle imagery. What it was saying about today’s society. The tiny hand, the pointy hand, the lack of feet. Just everything. Knowing that Handsuits will undoubtedly be made into a feature film one day has put me at peace with my life.
The next time you dream about world peace, just remember this. Maybe it doesn’t really take Hulk Hogan and Jesus shaking hands. Maybe all we really need in this dangerous world of ours are a couple of handsuits.