Friday, November 07, 2008
Custom Pumpkin Kokeshi Doll
What pumpkin wouldn't want a multi-headed slimy green snake, slithering around it hollow head? Happy times. I've had this here blank kokeshi doll for too long and it was about time I painted it. I love doing halloween themed stuff and it is the season so... The bottom scene was influenced by one of my cartoon heroes, George Herriman. The man was a genius. His Krazy Kat cartoon, created back in the 1920s was way ahead of its time. Really great art, writing and design. I draw a lot of my characters with stick arms and legs thanks to the look of George's brick throwing mouse, Ignatz. Man, I hope Mr. Herriman is looking down and smiling. I will upload a scan of the strip that influenced the walking pumpkin scene in the next day or so.