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“Jabba the Hutt Eating Pancakes” Painting by Dan Lacey

May 29, 2012


Dan Lacey (the self-proclaimed “Painter of Pancakes”) is an artist who has made a name for himself painting portraits of famous people with pancakes on their heads. It all started a few years ago with a series of photos of a rabbit named Oolong balancing various objects on its head. The rabbit’s Japanese owner posted them online and they were eventually discovered by the English-speaking online community, who latched onto them, turning them into a sort of meme, like this:

Something about this resonated with Dan, who decided to paint pancakes on the heads of all kinds of people, from President Obama to the “Dramatic Chipmunk.” You can see a lot of them on his site (although fair warning: he also does a lot of male nudes that you can also see if you look around his site).

I asked Dan if I could commission a pancake picture of Jabba the Hutt from him, and he kindly agreed to do an 8×10 painting for me. I had originally envisioned Jabba with a pancake on his head, but I think having him eating the pancake (in the kitchen, as you can see from the background) is even better. I’m really happy with how this turned out — especially the maple syrup dribbling down his chin. 😉 Dan is fantastic at capturing likenesses, and that obviously holds true with Jabba as well. I also love the colors he chose.

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  1. May 30, 2012 2:07 am

    WOW, that really is a great painting. Congratulations on on the commission.

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