THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE ART
The concept behind the name "Goophicusgraphicus" was originally to use humor, a play on words, pithy words or satire, to make a point about social issues, or to illustrate how "goophy" our thinking can be. As time passed, many other ideas came to mind. Some more serious, some educational, some deep thoughts and some wisdom, all created to help us live in a wacky world of goofiness. So the name, originally intended to be all about humor and satire, now addresses serious issues as well. After all, the world is very "goophy" and needs to be addressed graphically.
The definition of "goofy" is quite revealing: ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty; being crazy; mildly ludicrous. The goophiness of this world we live in is graphically illustrated.
There are over 40 original paintings created with Photoshop Painting software, exclusively for and copyrighted by Goophicusgraphicus, which add a dimension of creativity and beauty not found on competing websites. Also, multiple cartoon characters have been created to add some humor to express the "goophiness" of the world we live in today.
THE COLLECTIONS OR CATEGORIES
1...ARCHAEOLOGY This can be a very deep subject, depending of course on how deep you had to dig. The secrets of the past are covered with tons of dirt waiting to be discovered by those with the interest and patience. A modern gold coin is worth the current price of gold. An ancient gold coin found is priceless. This collection contains T-shirts, sweatshirts and coffee mugs with ancient and somewhat modern gold and silver coins. Other discoveries are pictured as well. There is also a special painting created exclusively for Goophicusgraphicus to celebrate the life of a great archaeologist of our modern time.
2...COWBOY CHARACTERS Some of the most enjoyable movies online are the old cowboy movies. The great actors of the past and a few from the present have kept us entertained with tales from the Wild West. Randolph Scott starred and produced several movies from Zane Grey books. John Wayne starred and produced several of the well known classics. Clint Eastwood filled the gap in the recent decades, along with Tom Selleck and Kevin Costner, to name a few of the most popular. No one seems to be stepping up to replace them today. The charm of the old cowboy movies is the fact that the "bad guys" always looked bad and met their justice in the end. Good always prevailed and won the day. Original paintings created exclusively for Goophicusgraphicus are printed on T-shirts, sweatshirts and coffee mugs.
3...FUNNY FACE CARICATURES Famous comedians and infamous politicians make up this collection. A caricature is defined as "a representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect". Original caricature paintings have been created for Goophicusgraphicus.
4...THE GREAT MINDS Great Minds is divided into four collections. Each category has original paintings created exclusively for Goophicusgraphicus.
A...FOUNDING FATHERS The "Magnificent Seven" form the basis of the Founding Fathers. Original art created exclusively for Goophicusgraphicus presents the famous men with their famous quotes, which are more applicable today than they were in 1776. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry and Nathan Hale.
B...WORLD LEADERS Famous leaders from modern and ancient history are presented with original art created exclusively for Goophicusgraphicus. Their famous and inspiring quotes add to our knowledge and understanding of history.
C...GREAT PRESIDENTS Included in this group are those that had a positive impact on the direction of the United States as well as some great quotes to their credit.
D... WISDOM of the ANCIENTS Quotes from famous characters in history, illustrated by original art or a marble bust are used to reveal the wisdom of the ancients that has passed the judgment of time. The ancient wisdom is even more accurate and relevant today.
5...POLITICALLY INCORRECT Political Incorrect is divided into two collections or categories.
A...POLITICALLY INCORRECT ART Original art created for Goophicusgraphicus is combined with what the establishment would consider to be politically incorrect statements. The error of political correctness, when analyzed at face value, is illustrated by pointing out the lack of sound mindedness, the inability to critically think and the complete lack of common sense that has vanished from modern society.
B...POLITICALLY INCORRECT STATEMENTS No art, just words. Because political correctness can be so ridiculous, it can be very funny, once analyzed. Being Politically Incorrect can be very pointed and pithy, as well. Those that live politically correct lives as modern society dictates to us, just won't "get it", concerning this collection. They will probably get angry. No apologies.
6...PATRIOTIC This collection is composed of eagles, flags, Uncle Sam, lions and other illustrations to make patriotic statements.
7...2ND AMENDMENT This collection addresses the issue of the freedom to bear arms.
8...EMOJI FACES The Emoji Collection is used in a humorous way to illustrate the subliminal, or how one can say one thing, but be thinking the exact opposite. Call it the Subliminal T ( for Thought and T-shirt).
9...ESSENTIAL OILS The Essential Oil Collection is for the business builder and the personal essential oil users. Humor, and the play on words, are effectively used to make a point.
10...HYSTERICAL Hysterical and very exaggerated cartoon faces are applied to both humorous and pithy points.
11...INSPIRING The Inspiring Collection includes thoughts that inspire and cause one to think deeper.
12...REDNECK The Redneck Collection takes an humorous and sometimes serious look at our favorite adult beverages.
13...THE SCRIPTURES Thought provoking scriptures from the Bible, some with art, are printed on coffee mugs, as a daily reminder of what is really important.
14...WISDOM The Wisdom Collection is composed of wise sayings that many never think about, but once read, make you say to yourself, "Hmmmmmm" or "Yes, that is so true". Wise sayings, if followed, can change lives.
Thank you for your interest,
R Will Young