There's no ties
As far as anybody knows, no surprise
As far as anybody knows, you and I
As far as anybody knows, have no ties
And as far as they know, my will is bulletproof
And I'd be no good to no one
If they knew the truth
That you are my weakness, my weakness
My watchers know by now that in
's Simpsonverse, Father Sean and Ruth Powers are a couple....relax
!!! They were a couple long before Sean went on to become a Catholic priest. Circumstances drove them apart, and to keep himself from sinking into a family tradition of severe alcholism, Sean turned to the Church. Ruth moved from town to town, hoping to see Sean again some day.
She gave up hope of finding Sean again, and married the man Laura and her older sister Riversaw knew as their father--Max Powers.
Here, the canon and the fan-verse match up really well--Max turned out to be a drunken, total deadbeat. Ruth divorced him, and took his T-Bird in lieu of child support (which Max never bothered to pay anyway). Her life eventually lead her to Springfield where a happening young Irish priest was headmaster at a school her neighbors' kid went to.
...And so, during a visit to his student's home, he noticed an awfully familiar woman coming out of the house next door....
Their recognition was instant. Their love...never faded.
There are a lot of firsts in this one. It is the first time I have ever drawn Father Sean. It is the first time I deviated from a reference shot and been happy with the result. (Sean's smile in the ref was a little too goofy for the seriousness of this setting.) It is the first time I've used a standard #2 pencil to draw an outline (since I've been posting here at least!) and it's the first time I've included a portion of a lyric in a piece.
I'm tremendously happy about how this turned out. The last time I did a drawing, I did the basic sketch in a 6H pencil. That thing's lead is so hard that it's nearly impossible to erase cleanly. It's also impossible for me to use a harder pencil lead without leaving noticeable gouges in the paper. So, this piece is gouge free and relatively clean! (I did goof a bit and sharpen a colored pencil over it. But that mistake got covered up quite nicely when I finished coloring the background.)
The Simpsons are copyright Matt Groening
The lyrics are from the song Weakness, and are copyright Todd Rundgren.