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zombie cat (haiku painting)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

So here’s the first haiku painting.  This zombie kitty’s been in my mind for ages but every time I’d sit down to render a comic and think about doing using the idea, I’d think ‘that would make a good painting’ and thus it would get put aside.  Between Jim’s show and the monster show I had a good reason to work on some physical art so the undead kitty was finally born.  Hope you enjoy. 🙂  As always, you are invited to write your own haiku and leave it in the comments area.  You guys usually kick my ass, but I’m a sucker for punishment, so by all means put me to shame!
There’s something I’m going to have to admit to you guys.  It’s hard for me, after years of bashing it, but here goes. (gulp)  MySpace doesn’t suck.  There I said it.  I’ve come in contact with cool galleries and talented artists and have even been invited to be part of another art show and might even be in a super cool magazine – all due to my MySpace presence.  I know I said it was only good for musicians and pedophiles, but I was wrong.  It’s not as bad as when I tried it a few years ago.  I’ve not gotten any spammy friend requests or comments.  So, if you are an artist, writer, etc. and don’t do MySpace because like me you thought it was vile, I recommend you give it a shot.  It really can help people find your work and you’ll be exposed to some people with the same interests as you which is rather nice.

Here’s an artist whose work I’ve recently fallen in love with,  and I discovered him on (you guessed it) MySpace: His name is Scott Radke.  This guy is prolific – so many amazing sculptures and each one with it’s own unique, haunting, endearing little personality.  You will want to hug them and place them in your mouth, roll them around your tongue and gobble them up. But you shouldn’t because they might break and you’d get paint-covered shards in your teeth and that wouldn’t be very nice.  However, you can admire Scott Radke’s marionette sculptures on his website or view his work and become his virtual BFF on his MySpace.

Here are just a couple of examples of Scott Radke’s creations:

Scott Radke Owl
Scott Radke Owl 1
Scott Radke Swan
Scott Radke – Swan

You’re drooling, right?  I swear, seeing his work makes me want to get my hands in some clay.  I think I have a big ole box around here somewhere…

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15 Responses to “zombie cat (haiku painting)”

  1. Matthias Says:

    Undead Cat: no fleas
    Plays well with kids, no messes
    Quiet, smells a bit

  2. calan Says:

    matthias –

    you’d be smelly too
    if your flesh were rotting off
    hooray for febreze

    ooh, maybe zombie cat will get a product endorsement deal! 😛 thanks for haiku’n matthias!

  3. Mask Says:

    Yeah, that scared the crap out of me when I loaded the page :))

    I really want to write a haiku right now, but I’m tired from three hours of physical training, so just gonna say that as always, you’ve given me both a reason to keep coming back and something new to have nightmares about :))

  4. Seraphine Says:

    we’ve been looking for
    a dead cat. something we don’t
    have to water much

    undead is o-kay
    the children are lonely so
    anything will do

  5. Seraphine Says:

    zombie cat could work on wall street.
    zombie cat could explain:
    what is a dead cat bounce?

  6. calan Says:

    mask – thanks for taking the time to comment despite being tired. glad to have you here. 🙂

    sera – great haiku’n i especially love the first two together like that. ty 🙂

  7. coolioness Says:

    Undead Cat wants home
    Is hypoallergenic
    And finds it’s own food.

    Please help Undead Cat
    Find a New Home. Loves Children
    With soft, tender heads.

    O.O My goodness, those are made of clay? Something I’d definetly want in my house. Especially for spooking the neighbors. 🙂

  8. Amanda Says:

    Ok… so today’s painting creeped me the hell out. It reminds me of this song they used to play all the time for us when we were kids called “The cat came back” I dont know why thats a kids song its soo disturbing. -shudders- ok so I’m still sick if this doesnt go away soon i’m gonna break down and go to the doctor.

    In the ground out of
    Sight you wait and plan and plot
    at night. soon, Damn dogs!

  9. calan Says:

    coolio – i dont know for sure. i’m guessing clay but could be wood or porcelain or something else. i just know i love them. 😀

    amanda – i vaguely remember that song. it is about an undead cat of sorts, isn’t it? that’s rather gruesome. they should have used it in the Pet Semetary soundtrack! Your haiku is cute btw. Oh and for the goodness sake, go to the doctor. You’ve been sick forever. O.o

  10. Amanda Says:

    I dont think it was an undead cat i think it was just this guy had a cat he couldnt get rid of he tried to have it killed repeatedly and the people trying to kill it died http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/c020.html those are the lyrics and a little thingy to listen to the song. I went and saw my mom aka the family pharmacist and i’ve got 3 different cough syrups now and some stuff to relieve the pain. so i’m gonna kill this thing good and dead.

  11. calan Says:

    amanda – those lyrics are awesome! i only ever remember hearing the main verse. i love how the people die in the same way that they tried to kill the cat. so very poignant … *dabs tear* thank you for posting the link.

    get better cuz we don’t want to sing, ‘the cough came back the very next day…’ 😛

  12. satan or god or that other guy Says:

    i totally did this one 😀

  13. matthew Says:

    Oh new smelly friend
    why must you gnaw on my head
    while i slumber sound

    Oh new smelly friend
    why must you always attack
    when i walk the hall

    You menace my friends
    you wait in my bubble bath
    nowhere am i safe

    Oh new smelly friend
    i must be rid of you soon
    next time a nice dog.

  14. necrophage Says:

    HehHaHaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!Their brains are so tender at that age.! kuk. ku kwehfy . Ahem. A little decorum. I apologise…

  15. sharkie Says:

    Dennis: zombie-cat
    Dead according to the courts
    Legally dead cat.

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