No not the Lord of the Rings Gollum silly. We’re going old school Jewish folklore on this one, where a Golem is essentially an artificial man. Supposedly the word “golem” comes from the hebrew word “gelem” which in turn means “raw material”. So from what I gather, while traditionally made from clay, a Golem can be made of anything that its summoner has the power to bring life to (usually done by writing a magic word on the inanimate creatures forehead).
So create your Golem from whatever substance or combination of substances makes you happy to doodle. Keep in mind they are often summoned for protection and therefore appear especially well armed. But if you want your Golem to do dishes, I’ll have no complaints with a soft absorbent spongy one either.
They are neither good nor bad, they only do their creators bidding with no sympathy or compassion for whatever is in the way. And don’t you forget the main point of this is to make each other smile so don’t forget the silly. Now go forth and draw!
Our Judge this week is Bosco, longtime friend, storyteller, occasional vendor of varied and somewhat nefarious objects and knower of more obscure things than I can ever imagine. I’ll report back as soon as we get judgement.
Judge's Commentary Other than the fact that for some obscure reason this thing has kitty ears it really embodies the meat of the tale for me. Don't forget it is a ghetto tale and the Golem is thrown together of available materials. (sure usually related as made of clay, who the hell in the getto has 300 plus pounds of clay laying around?) So this being looks as if it was thrown together with grease from the stove crevices and bits of lint and tattered fabric and coated in what could possibly be excrement or a really thick leftover stew...who can tell? But it is ready, willing and able to take on any challenge you put forth. Your enemies are already trembling
Ha somewhere in all that mud or possibly stone there is most definitely some cat source material, I do love the contrast of short stubbies on his right hand to the long dangly fingers on the left... And bravo for the magician including nipples!
Judge's Commentary Potatoes being the staple food of my eastern european ancestors from which sprang this tale of a being to exact revenge, this one ties in the fact that everything having to do with us Jews ends up being about food somehow.
Hurray for potato Golem! the Starchiest of all the Golems! and sorta stay puff marshmallow man in the face too! Excellent finger definition seeing as that's a potato and I know they suck to carve without breaking!
Judge's Commentary I like the minimalist concept of the mayhem wreaking ogre. Nice, clean and ready accept your bidding. And what the fuck's with the cat? Food or friend?
Why hello Gumby Golem! Now i want to know if that's legit Hebrew or just some scribbles... I like to imagine it simply says "kitty befriender" and he was created by our lazy little feline friend so he wouldnt have to find attention elsewhere...
He wasn't even supposed to be adorable, he started out as some War Golem, and the more I erased his hammer hands and sawblade shoulders, the more I realized he just really wanted a hug.
And the most delicious Golem award goes to! I wonder how that works, can you eat him raw with no fear of salmonella, or magic be damned, the factory farms have ruined that joy for all of us what with their poop crusted eggs.
Interesting... honestly no idea how it's a Golem but it seems to fit in the general realm of old jewish and magic? Unless the pig is the creator of the human Golem in order to end his incredibly unclean yet delicious, delicious life?
Poop Golem!!! Man imagine the mess this guy is gonna make once he makes his way out of that toilet! And might I add a very nice physique for a giant pile of poop! Though it's possible he could've benefited from a stink line or twelve!
Hells yes, a diorama! while I already gave the most delicious award out I hope you'll be satisfied with the most sugar content by far award! and not entirely sure but he seems to have a marshmallow choad! What's the gray? smoked salt?
Kinda humping robot from Robot Chicken, kinda IG88, the forgotten bounty hunter, he's got a bow tie and a cinder block foot and the best fingers this week, I call that prepared for any situation. And I love that he's got struts...
Man can you imagine all the screeching, spittling and whining lil' LOTR Gollum is doing through those muddy Golem fingers he does love his precious, and juicy sweet fish... this one came with a second version with Peter Jackson, enjoy
Ha! the "Hi!" on his lil' monitor face is adorably friendly... And while I assume there is an insider ref to junkyard wars, I'm just happy he's got a trash can body and a plunger leg and the robot ween on the dog is pretty nice too!
A Golem to make the morning commute a happier place... I wonder if he offers compliments as well or if he just kinda keeps your hand safe from burns and improves moods with smiles! Is it just me that sees the word chicken in his brow?
Not sure if this is the same artist as # 11 but if it is, don't you think it's kinda mean to steal from one Golem to make another? Regardless those are some great little optic nerve hands he's got there! Also looks kinda like a Master Shake X ray...
And the grumpiest Golem award goes to this dude... but what's up with sour puss anyways? It's not like he isnt pleasantly adorned with dangley bits... maybe it's his wee little lampy feet or maybe he's got a short in his cord?