There’s a lot of eyeball plant references on the internet but nothing quite as awesome as this video by design studio: 1st Avenue Machine. My friend showed me this video about a month ago and explained that at first glance he thought it was real. I don’t know about real, but it’s certainly awesome and perhaps partly responsible for my latest finger puppet.
I call him EyeGore (also a reference to an old favorite film of mine Young Frankenstein) –
Speaking of Young Frankenstein, here’s another finger puppet I’ve recently finished. It’s little Frankenstein in his pajamas! (Remember the haiku comic about him?)
By the way did you know there really is an eyeball plant? It’s also known as the peek-a-boo plant or spilanthes oleracea . Here’s a photo:
Not as cool as you were hoping? I know, same here. It doesn’t blink or anything! Here’s something more our speed – A peek-a-boo plant by the lovely Ghoul Friday (with tips on making your own!)
By the way, today’s comic will certainly end up as a greeting card in the near future. I’m working on some fancier printing on fancier paper and once that’s officially sorted out, I’ll be releasing the newer designs. Latest news will be on CalanRee.com/blog.