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Judas Pig BBQ Sauce by ursulav Judas Pig BBQ Sauce by ursulav
I live in North Carolina, a state that takes its barbecue VERY seriously. There are barbecue joints every five feet, and the debate over eastern vs. western NC barbecue has occasionally claimed lives.* And every one of these places has a sign out front with a grinning pig on it, frequently licking sauce of its fingers, advertising just how great their pulled pork is.

Every time I see one of these pigs, I wonder at the kind of animal that can sell out its species and dine with such cruel cannibalistic glee. Treacherous swine!

On the other hand, way back in the day, many slaughterhouses employed a "Judas Goat." This goat lead the panicked sheep inside, secure in the knowledge that it would come out the other side. Which it did. The sheep, by contrast, came out as lamb chops.

I figured it was time that we had a BBQ sauce label that did not gloss over the treachery of the pigs in question. (To my knowledge, there will not ever be a Judas Pig BBQ sauce available, although if anybody wants to license it...)

Prints in regular and jumbo are available for the BBQ lover, or just those who, like me, have questioned the motives of all those grinning pigs. They can be ordered for $10 and $20 from Red Wombat Studio at [link]

*Far as I'm concerned, it's ALL weird, and Memphis-style is the only true BBQ. I mostly keep this opinion to myself when out in public.
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:iconnickmaster64:
NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
neat it could go great on baby back ribs :)
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
So I could eat a cannibal pig with this? Cool!
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stormelemental13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
The evil pig looks delicious.
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stormelemental13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Trully, pigs are evil.
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joleng16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
In hot sauce, remember that it is better to start out too mild than too hot. And if you cannot handle the heat or do not care for sauces, they don’t consider yourself as one of the chiliheads.
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Angel-with-a-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I, too, am always questioning those happy pigs that advertise BBQ joints...why do those sell-outs smile?! 0o

Glad to see that someone can finally put some truth in advertising! :D
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Crafty-Witch Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
And there you have the true marketing genius of Chick-Fil-A. Nobody's shocked when cows sell out chickens. OTOH, after all the chickens have done for them [link] you'd think they'd be grateful.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know where I live....And Kansas City is the only REAL BBQ style. I likewise keep my mouth shut.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it!
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Weavrrcat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
What?! Memphis-style is just too watery and thin. You need a sauce with body. Something that can stand up to the pork.




Anyway, absolutly wondeful label. :D I would buy this.
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BadOnion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
hahahaha great!! :)
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:iconthe-wee-me:
the-wee-me Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
A very neat picture, but a scary-ish looking piggy.
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Odin-the-Allfather Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Writer
Pure genius! I'm from Texas, and we have our share of BBQ shacks. Seems like they're every 40 feet, and twice as many on Sundays: :nod: However we don't have quiet so many pigs. Mostly it's rather suspicious cows, smiling and pointing the way to the carnage contained within.

I would love the see the bovine version of this.
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LAGiampietro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Memphis is the best! Good point about the pigs though. I always found it kind of creepy too. Hardees once had a commercial where a farmer was dancing around shaking up a cow to the "Milkshake" (my milkshake is better than yours)and I think they've used the judas cow, but I'm not sure. Anyway, Judas pig is much creepier. Good job.
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:iconlagiampietro:
LAGiampietro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
P.S. I've developed an allergy to red pepper...sigh. :(
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Apollyna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The silver coins are a nice touch. ;3 <3
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SkycladGypsy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Hmmm... I actually DO make my own sauce at home .... :plotting:
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Toxikomani Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
very clever ^^
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Gynne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I live in North Carolina too. I stay out of the BBQ arguments. I just know that there are some I like and some I don't. It's scary how seriously a large portion of the state takes it. @_@

I live in a teeny county with only 1 red light, no fast food, no major grocery store chains, 1 high school...but TWO BBQ joints that I'm aware of.
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xcrowell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   General Artist
Sweeney Todd and Ms. Lovett's pies come to mind C:
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:icongeho:
geho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
This picture gave me a craving for some good home-style barbeque.
I'm from Florida.
I am presently nowhere near Florida.

arrrrgghhghh
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MetalSpork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I thought they still used Judas Goats? Not just 'back in the day'. Maybe I'm wrong...?
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
My husband and I have had a conversation similar to the pig selling out his own kind. Its about a Price Chopper commercial with a fish talking about the fish fry in the seafood dept. Just plain weird.
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I recently gave up eating pork, but I'd backslide in a second if I even got a hold of that sauce.
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Black-Vulture Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAH! I love it!! XD I have more than often wondered about those grinning, cannibalistic swine myself... Now I know~! XD

Alas, now I crave BBQ really really bad, lol.

Fantastic job as always! XD
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Justria Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! The thing about the Judas Goat is pretty interesting. Clever in a twisted way.
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Judas Goat? That's just wrong...
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magickzzl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Awsome! Nice work. :)
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thatsavagegirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I'm in North Carolina too! :] I've never had western, but I don't care for eastern either - too much vinegar!
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DogHeadStudio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Love the font choices on this. I've had to mock up so many different Judas Pigs of my own, being in the signage and t-shirt businesses in pretty much the same area. I love this take on the idea.

Here's one of mine: [link]
The client was going to use it as a magnetic decal on his van, but backed out of the job. Go figure :\
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WitchyCatLady Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I had always thought the BBQ Pigs were a little strange too. I mean you don't see burger joints putting out signs of cows smiling and inviting you to eat their buddies' bodies(although no doubt there is a burger place somewhere with a sign like that.) As far as the BBQ wars are concerned my uncle lost an eye(true story!)

This made me lol, therefore deserves a :+fav:
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love BBQ, and my favorite forms are two well known and loved in South Carolina. Vinegar and Mustard!!!
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Phyrbyrd Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Wonderful, yes.
I learned about Judas goats from Terry Pratchett, oddly enough. Although I've learned a lot of things from Discworld...
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NrgRush Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
It didn't just make me laugh - I learnt about the whole "judas goat" thing! Entertainment and education in one. :D
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aurickandrien Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I've always found it bemusing to have representatives of the genuine animal parts that people buy for dinner benevolently marketting their kind for consumption.
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KZel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa ! génial ! this one is quite pretty, errr, dunno if pretty it's a good word but i like it muche ^^
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Lurker521 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
love the bag of silver!
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:iconen-ni:
en-ni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
great label, though it is a bit disturbing that the pig is eating a sausage. mmmm... cannibalism.
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sarahleony Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
well, that was the whole point of the piece..
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:iconwolfjacobs:
Wolfjacobs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
The chef in me is thinking of devilish spices and sweet succor to lull the taster into a false sense of security before the insanity of the heat hits you... such a villanous brew would be worthy of the name.
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skyrere Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
awesome!
:D
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:iconbardling:
bardling Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Brilliant! Those cannibalistic pig mascots always bothered me. Finally, a label acknowledging the treachery!
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:iconwings-on-water:
Wings-on-Water Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
With the explanation, A+! Without the explanation (and without living in NC), a little confusing.
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gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gave me a giggle.
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:icongs47:
GS47 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I had nothing to do with this one... :innocent:

Lol to me, it's all barbecue. Pulled Pork's good anyway ya sauce it! >w<
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Quaisor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
TX style BBQ FTW!
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MinorTechnicality Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Seconded!
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PanPanMomo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I am reminded of a fried chicken place in my hometown. It was called "El Pollo Loco" and its mascot was a creepily grinning hen with far too many teeth, giving a thumbs up sign. Animals are perfidious.
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Smoke-Z Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Okay, hotsauce, BBQ sauce, come up with a 3rd one and you might get your labels plastered on another product.

I'm sure you demanded quality for the tea, so hopefully the red stuff in the bottles will be worthy.

Though who puts BBQ on a sausage?
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mechanicaljack Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
*raises hand*
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