The Suicide King!

The King of Hearts…also known as the Suicide King…although he appears to me less suicidal than he is just plain old inept with a sword.


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13 Responses to “The Suicide King!”

  1. David Wallace Says:

    Love it!

  2. delores hayes Says:

    he’s having a moment…

  3. Daniel Ted Says:

    Where’s the tip of the sword?

  4. jaggedsmile Says:

    In complying with centuries-old traditional design parameters for the King of Hearts, the tip of the blade is non-existent. Some historians believe this is because it was originally an axe that got converted into a sword over the years. This is what gives the illusion that the king is stabbing himself in the head, hence the nickname of “Suicide King”. I linked to an explanation in the original post.

  5. zieglarf Says:

    well done!

  6. dragonmage06 Says:

    This is awesome! I went browsing through your posts and you draw very well! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog.

  7. shannon Says:

    “i pledge allegiance to the sword…i think”

  8. Alejandro Says:

    Estan padrisimos tus dibujos deberias hacer a las reinas (queen) o jotos (J) no dejes de hacerlos estan pocamadre.

  9. RiBZe Says:

    I am intending to get this tattooed onto my leg as i love it so much, hope you don’t mind and when it is done i will send you a pic.

    Call me sad, call me a freak but i just love this and alot of your other work. Keep the doodles coming.

  10. KEVIN J Says:


  11. Jeremy Says:

    when you draw these things with ballpoint pen do you just scan them and then color them in?

  12. jaggedsmile Says:

    This particular illustration was done in graphite, scanned in, and colored in PhotoShop. Other work on this site was done in the same way, while still others had color added to them by more traditional means (painting, colored pencil, etc.). I never know what tools I’m going to have on hand when the doodle urge hits me, hence the wide variety of media and techniques.

  13. Ryan Says:

    Hey did you do a design like this for the king of diamonds and king of clubs? it would be awesome if you had a set of all four kings.

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