Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Animals Are Scaring Me: An Illustrated Menagerie (A)
























Illustrated by Jennifer.

30 comments:

fish said...

A children's book in the works? Sign me up for 10 copies...

blue girl said...

Excellent!!!

Chuckles said...

Watch what you say about Tarantulas.

Snag said...

You don't need to worry about tarantulas - we're doing animals here, not food groups.

Jennifer said...

I thought animals were one of your food groups, Snag!?

Note to self: Scratch drawing #13...

Brando said...

Why do I suspect all 26 animals wind up in a stew?

Dan Leo said...

The spirit of Edward Gorey lives on in you two!

Kathleen said...

AWESOME

now it all makes sense

rotten mcdonald said...

a Myopic Aardvark?

mdh said...

Nice.

almostinfamous said...

i was wondering about the pince-nez for the aardvark...

Jennifer said...

The pince-nez were for fun... you know, artistic license and all that. :) And... aardvarks have poor eyesight. I forgot this was such a literal bunch... not given to flights of fancy. Thank goodness RM has removed the zombie from his name. I'm glad... I thought he really was one!

rotten mcdonald said...

depends on where I'm commenting. I'm still a zombie at Saying yes, RoD, and 3B (albeit a half-assed zombie).

And I fully support a program of corrective lenses for poorly-sighted aardvarks. I did not know that about them. Maybe that's why they eat ants. They can't see the phone book to order a pizza.

Snag said...

For all I know, ants taste like pizza.

Note to self: eat some ants.

fish said...

And I fully support a program of corrective lenses for poorly-sighted aardvarks.

Which would be all of them:

As it is nocturnal and has poor eyesight, the aardvark is cautious upon leaving its burrow. It comes to the entrance and stands there motionless for several minutes. Then it suddenly leaps out in powerful jumps. At about 30 feet out it stops, raises up on its legs, perks up its ears and turns its head in all directions. If there are no sounds, it makes a few more leaps and finally moves at a slow trot to look for food.

Jennifer said...

That's how I feel in the morning when getting out of bed...

Righteous Bubba said...

Good work. Looking forward to more.

Vercingetorix said...

Spectacular!

Mendacious D said...

Also, handling instructions.

The prairie dog, apparently, is a horrible photo subject.

Righteous Bubba said...

The prairie dog, apparently, is a horrible photo subject.

Not if you stuff 'em first.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

B is for Buzzard
Balding and Bothered
When he Pitches a Fit
He Looks like your Father.
~

fish said...

C is for Chupacabra
Grapefruit on its mind
In general they suck
So don't get left behind.

Brando said...

D is for Dinosaur
Scaly and tall.
They lived alongside men
after Lucifer's fall.

rotten mcdonald said...

Z is for Zombee
shambling and dead
all he wants is some branes
so watch your head.

Jennifer said...

LOL! I hate to tell you, but Snag is already up to J...

fish- I'm surprised you didn't fit "rind" in there...

RM- zombies are in your future, more than you know.

Brando- Sarah P would have to be in that one.

Kathleen said...

E is Ernest who choked on a peach.

wait, what are we doing?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

C is for Coelacanth
Missing for ages
With a face made for radio
He was kept off the stages

D is for Dingo
And I don’t mean maybe
Better watch out for him
Or he’ll eat your baby

E is for Emu
Emphatically so
They grow them on farms
And we thought you should know
~

fish said...

Dingo is awesome.

Snag said...

I feel like the headliner who's been upstaged by the opening acts.

Oh well, must soldier on if for no other reason than to give the world Jennifer's gifts.

Righteous Bubba said...

Minor technical note: I did not believe in labels, but they're really awfully convenient for looking at bunches of posts in a row. This series deserves a label.