Getting back to our current theme of anime characters drawn in the style of other anime characters, here are Nyanko-sensei (Natsume Yuujinchou), Artemis (Sailor Moon), and Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), all drawn in the style of Nichijou.
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot is supposedly my husband's favourite poem. He was trying to quote it the other night, though, and could only come up with vague references to "foggy peach cats" and "rolled up trousers." This drawing is based on his half-remembered ramblings.
Japan seriously had a fear of cats at one point in their history. They developed not one, but two separate cat monsters that really just boiled down to "we are disturbed by the things cats do naturally, so they must be scary."
One of these "monsters" was the Bakeneko:
[text on note] Bakeneko: Monstrous cats that can talk, stand on two legs, and bewitch humans, and who like to lick fish oil and dance with napkins on their heads... in other words, cats.
I drew an extra note today because it was raining and my husband informed me that the Japanese Kasa-obake, or sentient hopping umbrella, is his favourite monster.
Continuing with our theme, here is the next Harry Potter parody, "Thurl Ravenclawft." This drawing combines House Ravenclaw with one of Thurl Ravenscroft's iconic roles, Tony the Tiger.
I love cats, I really do. They are one of my three favourite animals (alongside cows and stingrays). However I know that, given the chance, they would totally eat the Bluebird of Happiness without a second thought. Then they'd gaze at you with a bored look that says "Human-shaped meat-sack, fetch me another snack before I decide your hand is tasty."
Let's face it, cats choose to sleep in the weirdest of spaces.
Cats were about the only thing our taste-bud-challenged elders *didn't* try to suspend in gelatin and pass off as food. Authentic recipes include "Jellied Bouillon with Frankfurters," "Lime Cheese Salad," "Congealed Cabbage and Pickles in Lemon Jello," "Chicken and Liver Mousse," "Gelatin with Dr. Pepper and Green Olives," "Tongue in Aspic," and "Tuna and Pimento Jello."
Suddenly trans fats don't seem so scary.
I asked my husband what he wanted me to draw next, and he answered "cats/kittens in places where they should not be." This was the image that immediately popped into my head. I'm not sure what that says about me.
A classic visual pun with a tip-of-the-hat to Bill Engvall.
My name is Shannon, and I draw silly things.
"You're not a guitar, but you're still my hero"