Passing through or moving in?

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A handy guide crammed full of top tips and quite interesting nothings such as:

  • Bat Country gained independence in the late 1950’s – it’s highest tourist figures were recorded in the following two decades.
  • Upon arrival each visitor is greeted by a vague sense of familiarity.
  • Although all the locals are lunatics, they’re very hospitable and incredibly creative.
  • The national animal of Bat Country, is not a bat as one would assume, but rather a white rabbit.
  • Weather is known to switch between extremes very quickly and without warning,
  • Jim Morrison teaches a popular cooking class on Tuesdays.
  • Tom Waitts and Nick Cave collaborated on the country’s anthem.
  • Does not perform well at international team sport events.
  • It is common place for doctors to prescribe books and albums instead of/in conjunction with pharmaceutics.

… and many other useful bits of information, sure to improve your trip through fantasy, fear and loathing.

Inspired by the life of Hunter Thompson and the work of Ralph Steadman, who was brave enough to illustrate Hunter’s insanity.

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I am an artist…

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Ralph Steadman‘s  famous for illustrating Hunter S. Thompson‘s trippy travels.  I am pretty damn sure he had dark visions and impossible situations to spare when on assignment with Gonzo! But that’s what makes art so awesome, it doesn’t have to correspond with any reality! And as creatives we’re truly lucky to have access to such incredible imaginary worlds. I often take my imagination for granted. It only takes one night out to remind me of the boring worlds other people get themselves stuck in. With a little creativity you can explore limitless identities with a few weird wardrobe choices. Or build entire empires with dining room furniture! Why would you want to sit at a bar and scream at a television if you have minions to master?!

Paranoia.

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Quote by Hunter S. Thompson.

I tend to trust what Mister Thompson says. So today I’m on the look out for moth minions, signs of the zombie apocalypse, and Hennie Smit.

I’ll be posting some darker doodles all week leading up to Halloween, are you excited about Friday yet?!