Tetrapod Zoology

It turns out that Martinus van Tee of Caricature a day (and of martinus van tee illustration) is a big fan of Tet Zoo, and obviously of babirusas too. Yes, here’s me, Flintstone-style, riding a familiar artiodactyl. Have I written about babirusas on Tet Zoo? – - I can’t remember.

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Thanks indeed Martinus, truly I am honoured. In real life, remember that babirusas need help: they are threatened by illegal hunting and habitat destruction on Sulawesi (visit Babirusa.Org for more).

Comments

  1. #1 John H
    March 13, 2010

    Caveman outfits are coming back in style; nice touch!

  2. #2 Tristram Brelstaff
    March 13, 2010

    Watch out for those tusks! They could do you a mischief if your steed stopped suddenly.

  3. #3 Kevin Schreck
    March 13, 2010

    Very cute.

  4. #4 Lassi Hippeläinen
    March 13, 2010
  5. #5 John Conway
    March 13, 2010

    Oh man, this is just too awesome!

  6. #6 Cameron
    March 13, 2010

    This needs to go in all of your future dustjackets!

  7. #7 Andreas Johansson
    March 13, 2010

    Splendid!

    Are you crossing a remarkably spherical hill, or have you grown so great one can actually see the curvature of the planet?

  8. #8 Anonymous
    March 13, 2010

    For some reason this reminds me of a homage to that picture of a caricature of Darwin riding that giant beetle…or that Megatherium.

  9. #9 Steve P
    March 13, 2010

    Brilliant!

  10. #10 Art
    March 14, 2010

    Outstanding.

  11. #11 Robert
    March 14, 2010

    Very green – though I can imagine the Police giving you a few odd looks as you rode your Babirusa down Charing Cross Road…

  12. #12 Tim Morris
    March 14, 2010

    I knew someone would do this eventually :D

  13. #13 Monika
    March 14, 2010

    I love your huge smile, and that’s one mean looking babirusa.

  14. #14 Graham Peter King
    March 14, 2010

    hehhehheh! very neat.

  15. #15 Dartian
    March 15, 2010

    Pure awesome!

    Anonymous:

    For some reason this reminds me of a homage to that picture of a caricature of Darwin riding that giant beetle…or that Megatherium.

    There’s a caricature of Charles Darwin riding a beetle all right, but AFAIK not of him riding a Megatherium; are you perhaps thinking of this 1873 caricature of Richard Owen?

    (However, a live babirusa is a much cooler steed than a ground sloth skeleton, IMO. Probably more comfortable to ride, too.)

  16. #16 Martinus
    March 16, 2010

    It’s an honour to have my drawing up on your blog!

  17. #17 cuervoscuro
    March 16, 2010

    :D Cool :D

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