Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Detective


As a kid, I fancied myself a bit of a detective. Being the only living creature under the age of 35 on my block - things got a little boring. Inspired by Lois Lowry's Anastasia Krupnik books, I created a secret notebook and began to watch my neighbors closely.

A neighbor lady I code-named George Washington was one of my favorite subjects. With a pure white beehive hairdo, her loud Chevy Nova, and the string of younger men she had going in and out of her place she was the perfect mystery. More than a few times I got ballsy enough to actually peek in her windows, in broad daylight. My banana-seat Schwinn waiting for a speedy getaway should I be discovered.

I think I was hoping to catch her doing the nasty, but the only thing I ever saw her doing was her beehive.

Oh well.


On said...

I really like this, and I like your story behind it.

Mark and Heather said...

I used to love Anastasia too. I had a list of things I loved, and things I hated, just like her.

Crafty Jenny said...

hilarious! neighborhood watch!

dwayne bell said...

I've just trawled through about 80 pages of IF work for detective and just as I was about to give up I found this piece and it's restored my faith in illustrators. Great composition, simple but does everything that's needed.I'll keep looking back to your page.

Gwen said...

Love this illo! You do so much with so little, and it all looks beautiful. I sit in awe!

Meet at third place when you have time again??