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Romancing Tub Boat by JohnSu Romancing Tub Boat by JohnSu
Edit: tweaked a cloud and added some picture links in the bottom half of the description

On a particular island, there grew a tree that was rumored to be able to guide a person to their future love. Upon hearing this rumor, three young bachelors set out to find this tree.

And they found it. After a week of not being able to figure out how to obtain guidance from a tree, they decided to chop it down and see which direction it fell in so as to travel that way. However, instead of falling, the tree simple crumbled into a pile of wood at their feet.

After a week of frustration and arguing, they ended up making a tub boat out of the Love Tree. They set out with it on the seas, letting the Love Wood drift them towards people they might marry.

20 years later, two of the three have settled down with families of their own, but the third guy is still out there looking for a lady. The children of his colleagues hear of his solitude and this gross boat, and out of pity and curiosity decide to join him on his adventures.

From right to left, we have Nick Butcher, Pan Baker, and Judy.

Nick Butcher is the only one of the original three to have not found a mate yet. Why can't the women of the world see the charm of this leathery lion-maned man who wanders the sea in a tub and always wears the same thing?

Pan Baker is a pâtissier in the family business. He was born with Pillsbury disease, which causes a light, buttery dough to form on his skin when poked. It can be immediately formed into almost any kind of bread, but unfortunately it becomes stale and rock-hard within moments and smells and tastes awful. He is embarrassed by this condition.

Judy is the heiress of a paraffin plant. She has spent considerable time developing Candle Arms. Her family is impressed by her focus and ingenuity, but is also concerned by her choice of how to waste her life. She secretly likes Pan, and wants to one day eat his disease bread.


Well, that was a longer story than usual, and there are a lot of unanswered questions in this picture: What are they fighting? How did they get up so high in the air? Where do they plan to go from here?

I don't know. But at least I got to draw a wild old man and a peripheral girl and a bread boy. I also got to try some new clouds and landscapes! Very fun.

Made in Flash

EDIT: Judy still has arms. Candle Arms are removable.
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ToxicMouse77 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Okay. I want to see a bread-bread fruit in One Piece.
mcculfja Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hahaha, it took me a minute to get it, but this is great!
notebooksketche Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I kid you not I once developed a story with a boy who made bread with his body. Fantastic, senor, I applaud you
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Butcher, baker, candlestick maker?

...You mad genius. This would be the best series.
MikiBiki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This..... This is so...

Disturbingly awesome...
junebug19902011 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
would you draw this scenario, please, like what do you think the twins would look like?
two identical twin boys orphaned at a young age arrive at a village a couple of weeks journey away from where they were born...
this village they arrive to have a strange custom...
the moment the two entered the town the two were very welcome but they were each given a necklace on the tougher looking one had the words 'Cain 452' and the weaker of the twins 'Abel 452'
their former names were forgotten and hence forth were called by their tag names
when the time came that the twins were 12 years old the 452nd annual 'The story of Cain and Abel' custom began,
the twins were thrown in a dark room with no windows and told they would not be permitted to leave until one of them is killed by the other... and only Cain was permitted the knife..
at first it seemed as if Cain wanted to actually kill Abel even after the 9 years of hatred they endured together but in the end when Cain was doing the finishing blow with the knife and Abel was wincing getting ready for the time that he has gotten ready for the past 9 years.
Seconds past and instead of death felt Cain's knife cut Abel's name tag and Abel opened his to see his brother put the name tag with Cain 452 around Abel's neck and the knife already in Cain's own stomach
"This was the only way you could have gotten out of here alive"
was Cain's last words
When Abel came out he was greeted by a 'Cain has won! 15 years of prosperity will come!
The next time Abel was alone he ran as far and as fast as he could away from everything.
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
prolly not
junebug19902011 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
p.s the twins had stereotypical protective older brother and meek younger brother when they had first arrived at the village
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Artist weapons....:D
heartless-monkey101 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
X-XgaaraX-X Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
OMAGAWD I love it :D
EdwinHavilland Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol Pillsbury disease
Kazoyi Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Nick Butcher = win
Reuxben Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
That Oda-sorta vibe this piece has is intoxicating! Makes me want to draw and write!
Masterofm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.

Rub a dub dub,
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out, knaves all three.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Masterofm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is hilarious. XDD!!
FionaASiren Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo cool! It would be a very interesting story if continued. The landscape is beautiful and the clouds are very fluffy! ^^
Degran Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I bet the three of them could make some pretty cool combo's together.
iRawred Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Oh what an original party.
Nagneto Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like the utter randomness of this
RedSavant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
...I want this to be made into an actual manga.

Biddybuddy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student General Artist
lol what?
GamefreakGuy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
cool how the guy shoots the loaf of bread out his hand, interesting how the girl has candle arms, my most fav. is the midget butcher bad-guy-looking guy.
Cadycassy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol...ataque de pan
CITRUSLOVE Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
LOL! Your Author Comment is just as enjoyable as the picture itself! LOVE THEM BOTH!
sheep-doodle Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
LOL that's the funniest story ever! Did you make it up? haha
WeebleClock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010

I think you have just completed my life
TheBlueSumo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
demonicfox455 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
does this "pillsbury disease" force him to giggle when poked as well?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No, but he does go "agh auggh~"
demonicfox455 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
ha ha ha ha, even better. :D
magic-squirrel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Rub a dub dub
three men in a tub.
Pinku-tsukemono Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...It's a strange version of The Chronicles of Narnia, isn't it?!
Kuro-ChouSuzu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwtfisthatplz: U got some CRAZY ASS MIND THERE, BUD! I-is she really gunna eat his disease??? O_o
Xzyavy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
I like Pan Baker's name. In other news, I'm a huge fan of puns.
"Pillsbury disease"... your wit does not fail to surprise and amaze me. It does however, convince me to laugh.
musicicalaaron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
cool drawing
EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
This must become an actual videogame.
Like, now.
Pillsbury disease...How on Earth do you come up with this stuff? XD
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I sit in a chair and bury my head in my hands for hours with the lights off while listening to ants crawl across the floor
EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Samara-make-a-scene Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
What happens if she eats his disease bread..?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
she will either get sick

or really funky
Samara-make-a-scene Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
They could have funky toast babies
Nimbus-Mage Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, if a dirty old butcher man covered in old blood stains came at me with a giant knife and told me that magical tug boat led him to me, I'd leap into his arms in a heartbeat! It's a wonder he hasn't found his lady yet. XD

As always, Mister Su of the John persuasion, you never cease to amaze and entertain me.
mono22chrome Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you use gaussian blur or a type of blur? looks good.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure which it is. Flash does not specify.
Spirit-Girl12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
why in the world does the butcher remind me of akuma from street fighter.....
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it's probably his brow and frown.
Eligius Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Digital Artist
You think of the craziest most awesome things XD, wich I find inspiring in a crazy awesome way!
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