Thursday, August 19, 2010

Guest Artist

Such a busy, busy week it’s been. I have a variety of projects going on at once so the blog and the Jail Comic have had to take a back seat. Today though I thought I would post some work from a Guest Artist:



My daughter Angelica Rose (7) loves chickens. She loves them very much. Our own flock of laying hens is cared for almost entirely by her these days. She does the feeding, watering and egg gathering. She lets them out in the morning and locks them in their coop at night. She gives lengthy discourses on the merits and drawbacks of different breeds to most anyone who will listen. And she draws chickens. Boy howdy does she draw chickens.

She is currently putting the finishing touches on her first book about chickens which she calls The Happy Family. In this story there is a world populated by sentient chickens. A bachelor rooster sets out one day from his apartment in Chicken City and comes across a lovely hen who is weeping by a fountain. They fall in love and start a little family. Then, for some reason, they get into a ship and travel to earth where they are thrown in a Chicken coop and have to escape back to their own world with the help of the earth chickens.

The story closes with a new batch of eggs beginning to hatch and the words “It’s always the sign of life.”

Here are just a few more random chicken pictures that have found their way to my desk (you can click to enlargify):



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That's all I can say! Love, OOMA

Anonymous said...

Do you think I should be upset that your 7 year old can draw better than me? Sigh. It's my greatest wish in the world to draw chicken stories......

M.

millelacuna said...

My goodness! Those are really good! I mean really good, keeping in mind that a seven year old drew them. :) And I love the colors she used, especially the tail feathers on pic. 2. Tell her to keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool blog you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

Avril Simpson

matt said...

The kid's got a great color sense!

appledapple said...

Great work, I especially love the touch of finding the decorated eggs...but the mushrooms are my favorite, such detail!

j'aime said...

she is *good*! and i cannot wait to see her! i still think of her probably as zita- or even julia-sized.

Emily G. said...

WOW! This girl can draw. I see your influence in her work. :) I love the detail on the shrooms. And the expression on the rooster's face in the bottom picture.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, great pictures! Angelica is very talented!

--Elizabeth Butina

Margaret Perry said...

this makes me so happy. i was telling everyone about it back home this weekend.

Ben Hatke said...

You mean in California? sweet!

Angelica was amazed when I showed her the comments on her pictures. I think this is her first experience posting something online.

Domestic_Diva said...

Bravo to Angelica! I think this girl's got talent! She DEFINITELY draws better than me. lol