Last week I was people-watching with @lolagil from a rooftop in Manhattan and I felt like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window
How “The Mystery Bat “ turned out
Trying to decide which one gets the paints. These drawings are based off of two kinds of bats and the one on the right has a little bit of a rat terrier in the face. The ears are from Townsend’s big-eared bat, the nose on the left one is from a fruit bat, the eyes of course are exaggerated and a lot like a certain dog I know.
On this Tuesday, I think of “Squeaky” also known as the “Kingston Shrieker” in Ulster County, New York. In the late 19th century, town locals would post signs all over town on how to interact with him,as certain words and body motions would trigger his high pitched screams that shattered glass windows & street lamps. Nobody knew where he lived and attempts to follow him were unsuccessful. He last sighted in town sometime during the Winter of 1910. Years later, local veterans of WWI claimed to have heard his familiar shrieks from the trenches in Belgium.
Haven’t come across this painting in a long time. It was on my old business card. He was the smallest ogre in his family. Unlike his big brothers who stood at towering heights of 5 to 7 meters, he was only 3 meters tall.
Fred the Jackalope
Strange days as Fred the Jackalope realizes his dreams of being “big” after drinking a growth potion
Unknown bat species sketch
Of course I would be having steamed buns that look like that