Saturday, May 31, 2008

IF Baby

Inspector Fitzgerald Finds a Baby



While out for their morning constitutional, Inspector Fitzgerald and the loyal Samoyed, Prince, both proud members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, encounter a foundling.

QEII Young

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom


There's nothing the least bit funny about this little painting of a young Queen Elizabeth II--unless, of course, you think being named after a ship is funny.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Unlikely Shakespeare Productions

Ham(ster)let, Act 5, Scene 1


"Alas, Poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? Quite chap-fallen?

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Unlikely Bible Tales

The Prodigal Mouse


The Prodigal mouse said to her father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the young mouse gathered all together, and took her journey into a far country, and there wasted her substance with tweeting, twittering and riotous living. And when she had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and she began to be in want. And she went and joined herself to a citizen of that country; and he sent her into his fields to feed swine. And she would fain have filled her belly with the husks that the swine did eat, except she didn't know what "fain" meant: and no man gave unto her. And when she came to herself, she said, "How many hired servants of my father's are happily painting mermaids and hamsters and have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger and my attention span is a shambles!"

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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More Unlikely Children's Books

Cinderaven and Her Fairygodhamster


"Remember," warned Cindraven's Fairygodhamster, as she twitched her newly reattached whiskers, "You must be home by midnight and NO stopping to snack on roadkill along the way!"

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Likely Canadian Children's Books

Curling Bear


Curling Bear excels at the "Roaring Sport."

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Bride of Unlikely Children's Books

GeekBear's Light Saber


Young Jedi Knight, Geek Woodspooper, trains with his light saber.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Son of Unlikely Children's Books

Hamster's X-Ray Specs


Hamster adjusts his new X-ray specs. He's pretty sure he can see your underpants.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Elizabeth I: The Hamster Portrait


Elizabeth I, the virginal Faerie Queene, gives her weasel ermine the day off and sits for her portrait with the Royal Hamster.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Unlikely Children's Books (Reprise)

Anthropomorphic Bear Hitchhikes to a Gig in Fresno


It's not easy to hitch a ride at night on a lonely California highway when you're a bear carrying a double bass, (not to mention the lack of thumbs) but Anthropomorphic Bear has a gig at a small club in Fresno and he'll make any sacrifice for his art.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Crowbear (new)








Mick Reasor
Acrylic on Canvas 11x14"


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

HamsterFly With GlitterPen


HamsterFlies, though generally gentle and peace loving creatures, do not hesitate to defend themselves when threatened. (No glitter was used in the making of this painting.)

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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FatCat and The Raven Dine on Hamster


Concerned with reports that hamsters are the new crows, FatCat and The Raven decide to take matters into their own hands--one hamster at a time.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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