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Dedicated to the memory of the greatest comedian that ever lived: George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008)

A digital painting of comedian George Carlin, my very favorite comedian. This piece was completed before his death, and was actually featured as the avatar for one of his fan-MySpace sites for a short time. I had always hoped to see him live (Atlantic City is not too far from me, and he often performed there), but, alas, I waited too long. He will be sorely missed. Thank you all for your favorites adds and comments.

Sincerely,
J. M. DeSantis
Writer - Illustrator
Official Website: www.jmdesantis.com

P. S. (7.14.2008) There have been so many favorites adds for this piece recently, that I am afraid to say I cannot get back to all of them. Please know that they have not been overlooked and I appreciate them immensely. Thank you.
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:icontdf666:
Tdf666 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
George Carlin was and still is a genius, and you did great job on this painting.
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes he was, and thank you for the wonderful compliment.
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done :heart:
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're purrfectly welcome :D
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:iconlordvatti:
LordVatti Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Writer
You, my friend, have successfully managed to capture the very essence of George Carlin. The look on his face is one of complete strain at all the bs in the world, yet also one of begin able to be extraordinary goofy in presenting the ugly truth. Well done.
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I don't think I've received a better compliment of my work in my entire life. Much appreciated.
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Jing345 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
He'll always be remembered, 'cause he's living in our hearts!!
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, he will, and he most certainly is.
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:happycry:
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Solo-W Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
One of many comedians I like on my list; next to Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Carlos Mencia. :laughing:
We don't have comedians like him these days, he cuts it deep, and raises a hell of a point. He will be missed. :salute:

Probably the best one I've heard was his comparison between baseball and football. :rofl: [link]
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Funny you mention that. The football vs baseball skit was one of my favourites too. Carlin was always my favouite comedian, and like you and so many have commented on this image, he will be and already is dearly missed.
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artist
Good piece. Very good.
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It's still a favourite for people, even after all this time.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
People who have an issue with me being "aggresive" have obviously never heard of this man.

If you are familiar with George Carlin, and have seen at least one of his stand-ups, you wouldn't have an issue with how I say things.

In fact, George was a lot nastier (and smarter too, sadly) than I ever was.
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately, not all comedy is for everyone. Some people even just have certain subjects that they feel are taboo (honestly, I have two). But, even so, there's a difference between people who can accept it's just a joke and shrug it off, even if they don't find it funny, and those that go out with pitchforks to persecute the joke-teller.
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One-5Arts Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one! I miss the man!
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. And, yes, the world of comedy is a little less funny without him.
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demonportal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHA wow!! Looks a lot like him xD
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad so many people feel I got his likeness down so well.
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Salohcin-Silverwing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Writer
Not only was George Carlin great with words, but his facial expressions, including this one which he uses a lot, never failed to make me laugh
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree. Glad I was able to capture his likeness and that you enjoyed this. Thanks.
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Quinn-I-Am Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I would totally frame this and hang it in my room.
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, I do have prints available of this piece. Unfortunately, I don't sell them here or on my website. You'd have to contact me directly about it, if you were interested.
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Steelyd1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Excellent!
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Shishanski Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
i love this man - i love this picture! well done....
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I really appreciate all the feedback on this piece.
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lionsuki Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Master of masters!
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes he was.
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:iconlukaszart:
lukaszart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I like it.
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:iconjmdesantis:
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you do. Thank you.
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Ranmafan477 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I've never been brought to an emotional response by the passing of a celebrity before, but he transcends that with a very human side that I took notice of and honor his birthday and death day every year.
Go bless that funny, blasphemous, angry, lovable, hilarious Irish New Yorker.
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree. He will be missed. I only hope he won't ever be forgotten. He certainly deserves the title of one of the greatest comics that ever lived.
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AngryPufferfish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
ha ha. The expression you gave him is just priceless! XD
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orwen89 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
RIP!
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YouHaveAShortMemory Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He was bar none the funniest man to ever live. No, scratch that, *IS* bar none. Great tribute to the late great George Carlin.

Joe bless us, every one!
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment, I completely agree. For as long as I can remember he has been my favourite comedian, and I think that is unlikely to ever change. Indeed, Joe bless us all.
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YouHaveAShortMemory Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ;)
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Neji-Hyuga7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ah george the wrold is too sober with out you arround any more

uniformed as opposed to the guy in the greatful dead t-shirt and the fuck you hat? whose working on his 9th little bottle of kollua i might add! retuern your seat back and tray talbels to their origanl upright position.fine. whose gonna return this guy in the greatful dead t-shirt and fuck you hat to his orrignal upright position?
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I agree completely.
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:iconneji-hyuga7:
Neji-Hyuga7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
yes but luckly he lives on in his material
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Mongrelistic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   General Artist
You did a great expression, it really shows his character. :3

Probably my favorite line from him....

"The biggest problem an Eskimo rapist has..."
Such a silly old man.

May he rest in peace. <3
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It really is unfortunate he is no longer with us. He was simply legendary, and I don't think any single comic has had me laugh so consistently. He will be missed.
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dragonsdale Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
he brought words of reason to a world of madness.
great pic!
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Certainly, George Carlin is my favorite comedian, and I am very sorry that he is no longer with us. I only wish I had gotten the chance to see him perform live.
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dragonsdale Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
same here.
but his spirit shall live on!
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Drezuda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing piece... :D

I love the guy....
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Me too (that is, love the guy). I had, of course, produced this long before he passed on, however, decided to dedicate it to him after his death. Glad you like the piece. I hope he would have too.
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