Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Primate of the Month

Over on Will Finn's blog, Will has just posted some really delightful, yet also very strange, vintage illustrations of cartoon apes by a guy named Lawson Wood that you can look at by going here. I must confess that I hadn't heard of this illustrator before, but his paintings are so full of personality and animation that you really should check them out. Besides, any excuse to go see what Mr. Finn is up to over on his blogsite is bound to be worthwhile.

Speaking of funny looking apes, here's a simian character I drew several years ago called "Monkey Exec". Now that you've seen this character, I just know that you'll want to have his scruffy mug on a coffee mug. Or maybe a T-shirt. (Or perhaps even on a thong, if you're feeling naughty!) Anyway, it just so happens that these desperate commercial cravings that you now have are well within the realm of possibility of being instantly satisfied if you take a wander over to Cafe Press to check out my emporium. Remember, Christmas is fast approaching and you just know that your Uncle Harold would look great in that X-tra large T-shirt. Though I'd suggest you buy the thong for somebody else...

Once you've placed your massive order and gotten all your Christmas shopping done nice and early, you can then sit back, relax and watch this vintage 50's TV clip from "The Ernie Kovacs Show" featuring these funny looking, music performing monkeys, collectively known as "The Nairobi Trio". Enjoy!.....

6 comments:

Marita said...

I know a certain Leechboy from the lost land of MovieHola who really needs a Monkey Exec bag. :grin:

Pete Emslie said...

Hey, it's Leechbabe!! Glad you found the place, Marita. Tell Leechboy and your fellow Aussie, San Deano, to stop by for a visit sometime too. It'd be nice to see some of those Film Loungers coming by here from time to time. Maybe even Biddle will someday bless me with his exalted presence. Spread the word, okay?

David Nethery said...

Hmmm.... M.E. (Monkey Exec) looks vaguely familiar . Where've I seen him before ?

Oh, well...

Pete Emslie said...

Hi David,

I'm glad to see you've dropped by too, as I've long admired your wonderfully charming critter art! Keep your little guinea pigs and rabbits far away from Monkey Exec, though - he'll just shackle and exploit them...

El Solo said...

Oh Peter, Peter. You are just too funny.

Pete Emslie said...

Hi Elmira! I'll look forward to seeing you back at Sheridan and hearing about your summer trip to Italy!