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The Legend of the Golden Pig by JohnSu The Legend of the Golden Pig by JohnSu
it goes something like

"He who holds the golden pig
Has in his hands
A golden pig"

but when a woman holds one, WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN??
Similar question for when a robot is involved.


Cathy McPigtaker was eating breakfast one morning when she had a crazy idea: Steal the golden pig, and have gold eggs and ham. She knew somebody who had the goose that lays the golden eggs, so she was already halfway there. All that remained was to find out if there was such a thing as a golden pig, and then to take it!

Now she is a criminal, and she is being chased by a flying motorcycle cop as well as her mailman who is trying his best to deliver her letters but she doesn't want it because she's fairly certain it's just junk mail (it is).

How will all this turn out? We will never know*


I tried returning to dynamic poses and lots of action, and it was fun. Except I got carried away with perspective, and now Cathy has tiny feet and the mailman has huge hands. Guys, learn from my mistake!

Made in Flash

*Cathy discovers she cannot eat gold.
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:icontranzorz3d:
TranzorZ3D Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I would watch this anime.
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:iconzzen2:
Zzen2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member
That mailman is fantastic! 
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:icondroiddragon27:
DroidDragon27 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Oh god that mailman looks so intense 
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:iconnaztek:
naztek Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Everything from the ambience to the dynamic poses and the awesome description is just fantastic.
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:iconrinsley:
Rinsley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fulfill the prophecy of old
He who holds
The swine of gold!
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:iconawesomedisease:
AwesomeDisease Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Neither snow nor rain nor pig of gold stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds! That is the most intense mailman in the history of mailmen! Very nice job!
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:iconlegoland5254:
legoland5254 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
lol to think I only faved for the cute little piggy! :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the coloring and character designs. I like the story too. :)
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:iconpigbot3:
Pigbot3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
What if a pig holds the golden pig?
Either way, awesome!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
then THE PROPHECY IS FULFILLED
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:iconpigbot3:
Pigbot3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
What about a pigBOT?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
then things get hairy
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:iconchetom:
chetom Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks amazing <3
golden pig ftw :heart: !
I am in awe at what you can do in flash jknfkjnjngfasdn (and I can barely make an apple -circle lol haha- roll away spinning..)
I love your works !
and I must ask ; out of curiosity; how much time does it take to make a picture like this? and how maaaany layers? :O
:clap:
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't remember how long this one took, to be honest. Typically it's something like 2-4 days?

When I make my stuff in Flash it's only about 5 layers: Effects, Lines, Main color, Background, Way Back Background
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:iconchetom:
chetom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
oh I see!!
Thanks for replying :)
Your art is awesome !
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:iconjosd:
JosD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
first a goose then a pig, whats next a golden cow XD
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, at least she tried .
Btw at the end did the mailman delivered the letters?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, though embarrassingly it turned out to be to the wrong address
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh...mailmen...:iconcastielfacepalmplz:
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
This is hilarious, if the picture wasn't enough. The 'explanation' is humorous on its own! From what I've seen this seems to be a trend with your art.
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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Their both part of one cohesive (and often insane) whole.
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
Fascinating... :iconspockplz:
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:iconpepsipup:
Pepsipup Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
XD I love the mailman part :heart:
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:iconlaughinglyric:
LaughingLyric Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
If only this were an actual anime.....
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:iconeggplantpocky:
eggplantpocky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Due to the similarity of the color of the shadow and the grass around it, the part nearest to the mailman's foot, it looks as though he is hovering. A hovering mailman. Yeah.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HE'S THAT FAST
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:icon26qq308:
26qq308 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This idea...is win. No other words can describe it.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Writer
There is so much going on with this picture so I guess I'll comment on the porcine. It's very cute but Cathy doesn't look like she's holding it correctly.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's her first time
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:iconspider123357:
spider123357 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Writer
oh well, that explains it
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:icondigiridoo:
Digiridoo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Brillinat. Now...*flips through your other stuff*
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:icongenocya47:
Genocya47 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This just made my day
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:iconrosalieminnie:
RosalieMinnie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
lmao, this would make an awesome anime :)
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:icongdynianin:
Gdynianin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Golden Pig... Where is 007? ;)
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:iconoj-mcmuffins:
OJ-McMuffins Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So if she CAN'T eat the pig, what will she do with it?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She has a list of things to try:
- Drinking
- Smelling
- Tasting
- Watching
and it goes on
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:iconchibimoon:
chibimoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Cathy must be like redulously strong! Gold is super heavy!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so is DESTINY
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:iconchibimoon:
chibimoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Correction: *rediculously 
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:iconprototypic:
prototypic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist
ridiculously* :x
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best part always comes when you throw in something even more unprecedented than EVERYTHING ELSE in the story, that being this time the very determined mailman. Truly, if more service professionals were that dedicated, we would have far fewer problems in our society.

You also have to love the coincidence of her name already having been McPigtaker before she decided to steal the pig. OR PERHAPS THAT IS HOW SHE GOT THE IDEA.

The only question remaining is, did she have to kill the golden pig before she discovered that she cannot eat gold? Because then truly, this story will have a sad end.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She was able to take a bite without killing the golden pig.

And her name is purely coincidence; in her mother tongue, McPigtaker means roughly "Chased By Motorcycle."
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm assuming the pig was still alive then. She must have realized that golden pigs don't need to be cooked since they are made of gold instead of flesh.

So clearly she is STILL a Person of Destiny, since she is now, thanks to her own uncontrollable desire to eat golden eggs and ham, being chased by a flying motorcycle.
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:iconviolettunami:
violettunami Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEST THING EVER! This should be an anime!
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:iconwasil:
Wasil Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I'm rooting for you, Cathy McPigtaker ;A; taking that pig was your DESTINY.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She took her destiny into her own hands and ran with it
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Every one of your pictures can be turned into a full animated short, I swear. XD
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:iconpensivepisces:
PensivePisces Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cool drawing.And fun story.
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Ghost-Bomb Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
The little story really made the piece.
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The story is sp random! I love it, as well as this awesome pic!!
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