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Tesla by Loopydave Tesla by Loopydave
Trying something a little 'old school-y'... drawing from this years 'inktober'

Fineliner on paper, text added in photoshop as my calligraphy needs a bit of work.

EDIT: Now available on a T-shirt at www.redbubble.com/people/loopy… if you are into that kind of thing!
Edison offered Tesla $50,000 to redesign his company’s DC generators and then refused to pay… but, for FAR FAR less, you can have a T-shirt that already works efficiently and Tesla won’t have to resign in protest this time.
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:iconthefirecircleyagna:
TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe this is for sure a clever cartoon. Humoristic, and I like the metaphoric use of the lamp as symbol of idea, combined with the objectivity plan, Edison's the invention...
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NEWM00N-FL0WER Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also admire Nicola for AC. he could do a lot more if he had not passed away.
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You never had sex, but you sure got screwed by me!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional
Hahaha!
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Nikola he never got recognizion he deserved.
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:iconanthony-aggro:
Anthony-aggro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
This is probably the best interpretation of them I have ever seen. Awesome piece and great clean line work.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional
Thanks Anthony!
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Their expressions are very cool, I also like the lineart!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional
Danke!
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:iconpeynoh:
Peynoh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Hihihihi. Tricky Edison
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:iconthefirecircleyagna:
TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! And his buffoon teacher insisted to state he was mentally challenged...Seriously, old days public school...
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional
Got to watch out for him!
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:iconvercingetorix52bc:
vercingetorix52bc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional
Thanks! :)
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:iconjonnyschweer:
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
watch the video about Tesla's rise to success, Edison was the other end of a horse.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional
I like that as a description of Edison!
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:iconjonnyschweer:
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Edison "AC power is bad, watch it kill this horse and elephant!"

"Hey Edison, you just proved it works!!"
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:iconthejfluffy:
theJfluffy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Beside the message, this is some very nice traditional art. Espicially, the characteristics of Thomas taking the prize. Great art!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional
Thanks Jeremy!
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:iconar1y:
ar1y Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Tesla was silenced by the government :(
I know, I shouldn't tell you this, but, I have a retired friend that works in the top tear of the FBI... They know...
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional
Poor Tesla!
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:iconar1y:
ar1y Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Men in black burned everything he had to the ground and he died poor.
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:iconnicolabrown:
nicolabrown Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Brilliant
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional
Thanks Nicola!
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:iconcrazyhermine:
CrazyHermine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Haha I'm going to steal your lamp"
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional
:D 
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:iconcrazyhermine:
CrazyHermine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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gamerboymarcus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how you using the good old-fashioned way of cartooning in politics. Very nice
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional
Thanks! I've been meaning to try something in this style for some time. :thumbsup:
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Karageorges Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Ïncredible drawing and tribute to Tesla.
One of my aunts lives in the nor th of Serbia in the street: Nikola Tesla!
Congrats from Paris, France! 
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional
Awesome street name... and thanks!
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:iconfurrysalty:
FURRYSALTY Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  New Deviant
boi
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional
:highfive:
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Tesla51 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.... the genius and the thief. How nice. Screw you Edison and your DC power. All hail Nikola Tesla, maker of the modern world.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional
:D 'Screw you' seems rather appropriate for Edison and his lightbulb :D
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:iconbluebirdsandcanaries:
BluebirdsandCanaries Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is savage
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional
Haha! Thanks!
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:iconstareyedinla:
StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
"You did not steal from me, you stole me from mankind!"
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Writer
I shall forever curse the con Edison with every utility!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional
I like that quote!!
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:iconstareyedinla:
StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Epic Rap Battles of History, mate!
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:iconnonsolum:
Nonsolum Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So symbolic! 
Thank you for the Serbians...
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional
:D Cheers!
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be a historian XD 
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional
Haha! Missed my calling then!
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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menapia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
heh, we used to have a cartoon poster of Tesla, Edison and Sir Joseph Swan(brit inventor of light bulb) in the school library - Tesla looking archily at Edison who's saying "I invented the light bulb" Swan to his left says "Like bollox you did".  Swan developed a working light bulb before Edison and they basically agreed to divvy the market with Swan left with Britain, but he died before Edison leaving him largely forgotten.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional
Cool poster! I remember reading about Swan a while back... and he certainly had a better beard than Edison or Tesla :D
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
This is brilliant! (At least 100 watts!)

Edison did everything he could to destroy Tesla over the question of DC (Edison's idea) vs. AC (Tesla's). Edison enthusiastically supported the idea of the electric chair for executions since it used AC power, figuring it would scare people away from AC. Only the first execution was a dismal failure (unless you were the intended victim, who survived with burns).
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Oreeaak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Actually, the victim didn't survive, although the execution was still badly botched.
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