I think this is quite a cute little picture, in spite of it depicting underage drinking; I personally do not approve, but it fits with the nature of the character, so I asked for that detail in the picture when I commissioned
to draw the scene.
A little while after I first watched the Simpsons episode "Apocalypse Cow", in which Bart gives his new friend Mary (seen dancing with him above) a cow to look after and this is taken as a proposal of marriage, I got to thinking - what if Lisa hadn't gotten the news to Marge and Homer in time, and they hadn't successfully stopped the wedding?
I love the details that Arabatos managed to fit in here, without even being asked to; he really can do the Simpsons' art style so well, thanks to a near-constant stream of Simpsons commissions from myself and a friend.
The "tablecloth" is actually an old Confederate States of America" battle-flag, which the Spuckler family (Mary's lot" seemed to have just lying about unused. In the episode, the red sash tied around her wedding dress was a rolled-up flag, but trying to draw the detail of a rolled-up flag is harder, so I used it for the table instead.
The bottles of Duff brew were meant to be Duff Zero (the non-alcoholic version for minors, to get them hooked on the brand), but somehow Bart managed to get a hold of the real thing. Either Cletus didn't care when he paid for the wedding (maybe he doesn't mind his kids drinking), or Bart managed to grab some of a delivery headed for Moe's. He certainly takes after his dad's drinking habits.
Mary's flirtatious expression and pose are the high-point of this picture for me - exactly, EXACTLY how I imagined her looking; I think Bart's gonna get seriously taken by surprise on the wedding night!
The wedding cake and the view outside the marquee are just the cherry on top of this one. ~arabatos
outdid himself. ^_^
Mary Spuckler, Bart Simpson, The Simpsons © Matt Groening, 20C Fox.
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