Wednesday, June 07, 2006



A Rhino
Exhaused and hungry, returns home from the war. His only companion, the Blue feathered Osta-toot rides on his back and takes in the breeze. He moves slowly, carefully watching his step so as not to fall over and injure his friend. His protective armor reeks of blood and sweat. The battle was vicious, but he and the Osta-toot survived. They pass a group of school children.

A little boy yells:

"Rhino, Rhino,
With the belly.
Why you go and
make a smelly?"

This does not faze the weary Rhino in the least bit..he has taken worse insults in the past few years. His skin has grown as thick as....well, you know.

14 comments:

Josh Parpan said...

Awesome Jeremy! It reminds me of a character that would be in an old Oz book.

christopher said...

Wow, I really enjoyed the drawing but when I read the description I just zoned out with these visions of this worn out gladiator-like Rhino who simply wishes to return home from years at war. Hope this concept goes somewhere!

I've read your blog for a while but this is my first comment. It's always inspiring! Thanks!

justinpatrickparpan said...

You need to do a childrens book man, something a bit darker then the norm. I'd buy a copy.

martin wittig said...

HAHAHAHA! Very Nice! What a great character!:)

UM said...

Ha! Love it! For some reason I thought of the 'Thief and the Cobbler' when I saw this. Don't know why, there's no Rhino in there.
Great character.

Matt J said...

Excellent drawing & story. Fresh style too. Reminds me of the armoured polar bears in the DARK MATERIALS trilogy.

SMacLeod said...

Awesome. I never saw this one. You're the best around!

Alina Chau said...

That's a one coool rhino!

the gold hand said...

Where are pictures of your new apartment?

Nate said...

Nice stuff Jeremy, Always inspiring....i think that's how you spell that...well....your work is awesome, and I still have that owl with the monster drawing for you if you want it.

jeaux janovsky said...

it's totally like a dark doctor seuss! i dig it!
i had this weird dream with you in it the other day, i dreamt you were teaching me how to do stop motion, and also how to sculpt. it was weird. than we started doing sand art together.
i dunno what it means.
it was cool though.
-jx

R.A. MacNeil said...

Whoa. That's wicked.

-Ryan

monday-morgue said...

ah a ahh jeremy , it's been a long time since you've posted...

fourmi said...

This is my first visit on your blog...And, for sure, I will be back soon!Great work...