March 14, 2008

141: Heavy Metal

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Kerry and I are officially on vacation, so in our absence I present this heavy metal worshiping beaver. Part placeholder, part Illustration Friday entry – this beastie also handily represents the week's theme of heavy. However, in the din surrounding our preparations to leave, I whole-heartedly admit that I drew this some fourteen years ago, during a time when I was discovering the work of Terry Aislin and other great Canadian political cartoonists (I wish I could remember the specific artist that inspired this, but I'm spacing). More recently, I called up this beaver for heavy metal duty as the cover-rodent on an all-Canuck compilation CD I made for a friend.

See you in April!

14 comments:

Allan L. said...

I was thinkin' that this is very Aislin-esque. Cool! Have a good vacation, sir!

temz4 said...

Oh, I love so much this concept and this illustration style. Simply wonderful!

Computerarte said...

Great contribution! Have a good vacation!

Melissa said...

Hey! I'm THAT friend! And the compilation rocks as much as the cover art.

Bethany Stephens said...

ha! I love line work! ...and I love his expression too. :)

Faruffa said...

Wonderful, great idea and so well delivered!

Tracy said...

Funny illo! I like this different take on the word "heavy"...:)

Anthony Woodward said...

have a great time

Arianna said...

i think this is a great draw!!!!!
i new way of looking at "heavy",
you make me laft :)
ari.-

carla said...

Enjoy your vacation! Your rockin' rat is rad!

Teresa said...

that's one heavy rockin Beaver -- nice design and beautiful rendering.

pricklypearbloom said...

That is great!

Josh (musarter) said...

Nice pen work. Good contribution considering the vacation.

Steph said...

Love the rockin' beaver! Great piece as always.