Thursday, April 9, 2009


Artist Glen Tarnowski created his own version of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, called The Gathering, he used characters from Looney Tunes to replace the religious figures. The painting was displayed in the window of the Chuck Jones Gallery in California and soon stirred up some controversy.

“Most people think it's fun and amusing, but 5% are pulling their hair out,” says Mike Dicken, national sales director for the gallery, of the people calling for the paintings removal.

Tarnowski defends portraying Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew, the Road Runner and other characters as disciples, saying God loves people so much that even if we all were cartoon characters, he would have come to us, perhaps in the form of Bugs Bunny.

Chuck Jones was the absolute master in using cartoon characters to communicate the issues we deal with in life,” Tarnowski told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We all resonate with these characters.

The Disciples (l-r): Henery Hawk, Wile E. Coyote, Junior Bear, Elmer Fudd as Judas, the Grinch, the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny as Jesus, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Marc Anthony, Pepe Le Pew, Gossamer, Porky Pig

Th- th- th-That's all, folks!

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