Saturday, February 25, 2012

the trick

It’s not so hard to do.
You've got to know that I really, really love the subject, it must be in my genes.

And if you are so much into something, it's just natural to try the possibilities. Play. Go new ways. Find the limits, and – try to see what's beyond. I don't mean to be bragging, but honestly: many people have told me they never saw anything like my performance. Did you?

I know we are often viewed with a certain sense of contempt, people don't exactly like us. We're not cute or fluffy, so many things seem to come down to your visual appearance. The number of legs seems do make a difference, too.
Superficiality. It's kind of sad. We're not even much of a minority, but still live the lives of underdogs. Mostly unnoticed by the public, and not very popular once they get aware of us.

So, I guess seeing someone like me capable of this strikes the average viewer as surprising. Still – as I said before – for me it is not a big deal.

I just love these things!

it must be in my genes


  1. Aww, a cute beetle, I would not hate you. It might be a different story if you were a cockroach, I have to admit. And let me be the first to say your potato juggling and balancing skills are second to none! Bravo!

  2. Good post. And funny bug....
    I like it.

  3. Too cute! Thanks for making me smile today :)

  4. the end of the performance, I imagine he turns into a little ball and rolls off stage! :) Cute illo and descriptive. :)

  5. You made me really laugh with this one! Excellent!

  6. Once again, the post, then the illustration punch line. Fun. What'll he do for an encore?

  7. Hey Dear Prudence,
    Thanks for the comments about my superman picture (
    Really appreciate the feedback on work.
    Your illustrations are great : )

  8. Very nice text and a very 'capable' illustration ;)

  9. Hilarious! Never underestimate the capabilities of bugs!!

  10. Soooo funny! Also, you're line quality is grrrreat!