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This came from a short story my friend Alan wrote called "One Count Of Accessory To Being A Bear". Getting it's title from an episode of The Simpsons, it told of a young man who adopts a bear...but for whom the infrequent letters and photos relaying the bears' well-being aren't enough...he wants the bear.

It was a very cool story, and I was going to turn it into a comic...in one of the first paragraphs Alan wrote...

"I like Bears, bears are cool. It's like they're not quite a dog, and not quite a cat, but something in between, you know? And the reason they're bigger than both is because if a cat is 2 and a dog is 3 then a bear is obviously 6 - do your math."

So I did.

Cat Times Dog Equals Bear.

This started out as vectors but I did a few things in photoshop too...so I didn't really know how to classify it...but well there it is.
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theradlifer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
That's soooo coool. Nice.
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chewedmelon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
thanks...

its a love it hate it 'toon...you either "get" it or you dont...
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secretbear Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006   Interface Designer
oh what a grumpypuss bear he is! yes you are! you are! *squeal*
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chewedmelon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
GRR...
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secretbear Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006   Interface Designer
:petting:
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ilovegravy Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
"One Count Of Accessory To Being A Bear"
hahah, is that the episode where the bear is walking around Evergreen Terrace, and the news shows it attacking their mailbox, and Homer's watching on TV and says "HAHAH, TOO BAD FOR THE... IMPSON FAMILY!!!" :rofl: or perhaps that was a different episode ^^;

Oh man yesss, as I will comment in other bear-themed deviations of yours, I LOVE BEARS and also wish to have one as a pet!! :love: If it wasn't for that pesky mauling tendency they have :slow: There's a movie coming out this summer, yet another 3D animated movie, which 90% have been total crap as of lately... however, this one looks like something I might like/will potentially LOVE: [link] basically they ripped the story FROM MY DREAMS, a bear, who is nice, won't maul you, lives in your house with no problem: AND LOVES TO WATCH TV!!!!! :love: :love: :love: good lord, that is my dream for sure. haha But yes, that alone is making me love it already; I wasn't super fond of the bear's design when I first saw it, but upon watching the trailer, I now love him :D (and I've never been much for Martin Lawrence, so that's also saying something, haha)

That is a fine equation you've come up with ^__^ hahah I agree!

Also, I love the graph paper background!! :love: I'm a big fan of it :D I once designed a website for a school project centered around that pattern. hehe (eventually I'll get around to posting it :shakefist:)
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chewedmelon Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
You nailed it, thats the very 'sode.

Cheif Wiggum shows up and arrests the bear...and homer for some reason...

"book em...one count of being a bear...and one count of er...accessory to being a bear"

I love your description of the show (I hope its called "Bear With Me")...in alan's story, he and the bear spend quite a bit of time in front of the box...I started to draw a comic adaptation of it, but I've never quite got round to finishing it...but my sketches of alan and the bear lounging and watching tv are squirreled away somewhere.

The bg just had to be that school maths book squared paper thang...just had to be...I'd love to see one of the designs on a pencil tin one day...just not sure there's mass appeal...

and thanks for all the posi-comments...

big bear hugs to ya x
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Meyra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
love that bear and that tooth.. its cute lovely .. ugh :d i like it! :)
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Lociono-Odorono Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
haahahhaha, I like the idea! and the drawing too
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revpermin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
lol - bizarre, I love it
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gorjuss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha i've been working on bear pics for a project this week, and thinking the same thing.. bears are great, i hate doing cats, i always convert my bears to cats ( its cheating i know ! :P) .. they are just alovely all round shape huh !

love this pic, your use of vector, and the background is awesome ! great stuff ! :clap:
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chewedmelon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you fav'd this...

I was really pleased with the idea and I'm still finding my vector feet but was quite happy with the result...

And I'm sure you know how it is...it's nice to get fav's but...

Well, case in point, this hasn't been nearly as popular as some of my stuff, but its a personal favourite and I'm glad to see it getting some small recognition.
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gorjuss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i love your concepts and sense of humour that goes into your art.. i'm always suprised that you dont recieve enough attention, attention your work deserves :)

I'm sure one day, you will get more comments than you can handle ! LOL!
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