Friday, April 14, 2006

Spotted for Illustration Friday


When I asked Paul if I could have something a little more exotic for breakfast, this wasn't exactly what I had in mind. "Hello," the little fella said, introducing himself. "I'm Banjo, and as you can see, I'm a spotted hippopotamus and I caught a lift out of my war-torn country on this banana. If you don't eat me and allow me to live, I will grace your life with laughter and song forevermore," he said.

I reassured Banjo that he would be quite safe in OUR house, and there you have it! Another addition to the family. He got even more excited when I explained about Illustration Friday and insisted on posing for me.

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12 comments:

kimbu said...

You're a nutter you are (the wonderful, funny genius type of nutter that is).

Glad to see Banjo prefers the fair trade nanbannies. A spotted, refugee hippo with a conscience you got there! Just nobody tell Jack Straw or the police will be round to deport him.

Keep up the crazy stories and the cool art.

Jaimie said...

Wonderful composition, Tammy. That is one adorable hippo.

Large Art said...

Hello Banjo! Glad you are safe in good hands now.

Teri C said...

LOL!!!!! Love it!!

The Unknown said...

Hooray for Banjo! Great post Love.
love

Marie-Dom said...

Lovely.
MD

ottoblotto said...

I love the energy in your ink drawings. Really interesting work!

disappointed said...

even green bananas are spotty by the time i think of taking a bite - does Banjo have a cousin who could stop by and remind me to eat some fruit!

HARDWAX said...

First I really like the artwork. Second I hope one of these days these little characters of yours are published, so warm are the stories with each one, very appealing!

carla said...

Tammy, he's just so cute! I love all the little firnds you create for us...each one sweeter than the next!

Twisselman said...

Banjo is a wonderful hippo. What a great guest for breakfast. Beautiful illustration, and a post to warm the heart.

Ellen said...

Adorable Tammy!