6 days ago
Monday, May 12, 2008
Matt did this for me for Valentine's Day. It was chosen to represent pet rats and hung at the New York Historical Society in their exhibit "Petopia, The History of Urban Pets." These were specific rats we had at the time, and the curator obviously did not notice Big Junior (agouti) giving the finger to Psycho Sammy (a nasty triamese boy).
Romulus was a small agouti rex boy who was the world's biggest food beggar. These drawings were inspired by the beggar in Richard Lester's wonderful film, The Three Musketeers, who switches identities when the first doesn't work: "Alms for a blind man...alms for a cripple..."