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Fremantle Dockers' Nat Fyfe depicted as Jesus in 2016 Alex Manfrin calendar

For Perth comedian Alex Manfrin, the unabashed worshipping of midfield gun Nat Fyfe as a god-like figure by Dockers supporters seemed a little peculiar.

So he did was he does best: lampoon the reigning Brownlow Medallist in his 2016 The Perth (& Weshtashtrayan) Calendar.

The Preselection Supper by Alex Manfrin.
The Preselection Supper by Alex Manfrin. Photo: Alex Manfrin

The North Perth resident recreated Leonardo di Vinci's Last Supper scene and renamed it The Preseason Supper, with Fyfe as Jesus.

The caption with the photo starts off with the words: "...and Fyfey didst hold up the medal and say, 'Check this out'". 

Mr Manfrin has been doing the satirical calendars since 2011.
Mr Manfrin has been doing the satirical calendars since 2011. Photo: Alex Manfrin

 "With Fyfey, he became a sort of a deity after he won the Brownlow," Mr Manfrin said.

"So instead of having Jesus holding up the cup, I have Fyfey holding up the Brownlow.

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"And from my Catholic upbringing I decided to use "Fyfey, full of Grace" as a play on the Lord's Prayer."

He doesn't think Catholics will be offended by Fyfe depicted as Christ.

WA mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest copped a style serve on an irreverent calendar.
WA mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest copped a style serve on an irreverent calendar. Photo: Alex Manfrin

"I think Catholics have a pretty good sense of humour," he said. 

Mr Manfrin uses a mix of cartoons, news pictures, retro graphics and photo manipulation to satirise WA popular culture and politics on greeting cards and calendars. 

In the month of March, he has a clever swipe at mining billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.

The mining magnate is decked out in a 1970s safari-style suit under the banner of Forrest Menswear with the words "High-vis doesn't have to mean lo-style."

For April, there is the parody of the troubled Fiona Stanley Hospital with a cartoon depicting an operating room.

"Don't panic madam! You're in safe hands at Fiona Stanley Hospital," one caption reads.

When the patient reacts with "Whaaaaaat" a doctor replies with "Only joking! You're in Charlie Gairdners".

Mr Manfrin, who has been doing the satirical calendars since 2011, said it was important to tap into the Perth zeitgeist to make them funny and relevant.

"I start archiving graphics, news stories and ideas as soon as the other calendars are out," he said.

"It's important to keep people in mind that have been in the news and what has been floating around the zeitgeist."

Mr Manfrin, who is known for his impersonation of politicians, only prints a certain number of the calendars which he says sell out pretty quick.

"There is more of a cult following, than a broader following," he laughed.

The funnyman has caused controversy over the years with his greeting cards.

In February 2013, he caused a storm after he was accused of encouraging stereotypes about women in Armadale after one of his cards depicted a woman with five kids with the caption "Chantelle felt ostracised by the other mothers in Armadale because she only had five children."

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