Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A few days ago this image popped into my head out of nowhere; a big dumb looking green monster that stands in your backyard and just yells "GRAWK!" all day & night. It's not dangerous and doesn't tear anything up, it just stands there and screams at your house.

You can throw all the shoes at it that you want, but that won't chase it away for long. Before you know it, it'll be back outside your window screaming at you again.

It's one of those things you don't tell a potential home buyer-- that the garage leaks, that the house was built on an Indian burial ground or that there's a Grawk in the back yard.

Here's the sketch for GRAWK! Not a lot changed in the final. I think I maybe made his jaw jut out a bit farther in the finished piece.


  1. so that's what that is in my backyard!! thanks for clearing that up, i wonder if 10 pumps in my bb gun will shut him up!

  2. I think I would take a Grawk over the infestation of stinkin' hummingbirds in my neighborhood. The place is lousy with them! They sit in the trees in my backyard all day, going through their little repertoire of calls until I want to gouge my ears out.

    These aren't pleasant little chirps either, they're LOUD! And unlike most birds that have the good sense to put their heads under their wings and go to sleep at night, these cursed hummingbirds perform their routines ALL NIGHT LONG. I'll get up at 3 a.m. to get a drink of water and they're out there blasting away.

    How I loathe them.


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