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Klimt's Clownfish

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I've been noticing people asking where the little stories for much of the art have gone, and I'll tell you. I'm currently working on a graphic novel for Penguin Dial Books. This is wonderful and fabulous and I'm terribly excited, but it also means that I have to turn out 80 comic pages of varying complexity in six weeks. And it's all cute...narrative...stuff.

I am so bloody sick of cute narrative stuff right now that I could chew through solid lead.

So the art I've been doing, as you might have noticed, is sort of...decorative. It exists to go "Hey! Cool-looking!" There is no cute little story because my cute little story gland is under contract to a large publishing house. So, until this book is done, you get fish and gold leaf.

Still, bein' me, I had to include a least a little bit of text on the piece. I imagine in this post-Nemo world that the clownfish are a little sick of being "cute."

6 x 6, mixed media, original is for sale, prints available for $10 plus shipping, send a note or visit [link] for details.
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queenofdachickens's avatar
depends on the clownfish! maroon clownfish are NEVER cute, and within the reefkeeping hobby their considered violent brutes.........the females will definately kill anything that annoys her. They are kept very carefully haha. but anyway love the image!