Witchypoopoo

On sleepless nights,  I tell my boy stories about our cats. Stories are a great way to distract sick children and they work better than movies.  Hoomins often project personalities on to their pets, and their habits on to ourselves.

In some stories, Chewbarky is a vampire – the great Count Chewbarkula! He was a courageous Crusader hero that fought against the infidel but sadly, lost his way.  Now he wants to drain the life force from any can of jellymeat he can sink his fangs into.

Freddystein aka Freddy, had a second chance at life when he was reanimated by a discarded cheezburger…it was electric…! Now he hunts his way through the frozen voids looking for the perfect fries (see what I did there).

Mz. Peyonce glides through the night skies on her broomstick, hailing the dark forces in her true, diabolical Witchypoopoo form. Don’t leave your Type O Negative dvds lying around! She’ll sacrifice them!!

We still can’t decide which famous monster Fatty Catty should be… Elvis or Wolfman…?  Only time will tell…

You can view colour vector versions of these fabulous monsters at the Aotearoa 666 Red Bubble store .

 

Ol’ Clootie

This is my original rendering of a cowboy skull which I have affectionately named Ol’ Clootie. Is it the Devil? Or is it a reanimated skeleton come to taunt us as society falls apart….

We already know about my love for skulls.  In this picture I put together some of my favourite things; a skull, a cowboy hat and a nickname for the Devil.  I remember a friend mentioning the Ol’ Clootie name once, he said it was from Nemesis the Warlock.  The all-knowing Google informed me that it’s also from the Scottish calling a cloven hoof a Cloot; hence we have Old – or Auld – Clootie.  Another name is Old Nick. Old Hornie (haha!), all of which are allusions to earlier pagan gods.

This picture was made with colour pencils and pen on watercolour paper.  It is180mm high x 130mm wide, so it’s about the size of a large postcard.