A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Friday, March 14, 2008

When You Gotta' Go...

I get a lot of different kinds of request from the various readers of this blog, but none has been more "different" than the one I received from Carolyn not long ago.

She wrote, "I am interested in a picture of a cartoon elk dressed in camouflage, squatting down with his pants pulled down, getting ready to take a dump."

Yes, that's right boys and girls. You saw it here first. Carolyn wanted an illustration of... "nature answering nature's call."

Now, while it's not the kind of cartoon that I'm forwarding to my Mom for her viewing pleasure, I am happy with the way the illustration turned out. Thank goodness Carolyn said that I didn't actually have to draw in the... well... umm..., let's just call it... "the dirty deed." I guess the position of the elk's repose speaks volumes enough.

Now you're asking, "Why would Carolyn want such a drawing." I was curios about that myself, but unfortunately I am sworn to secrecy. Maybe she will feel free to give explanation herself here, but, as for me, I will have to leave it to your dirty creative minds to guess as to why a woman, who describes herself as the grandmotherly type, would want me to draw a dignified animal caught in a less than dignified situation.

Any guesses?

P.S. This is not the first time that I've drawn an elk. Go here, and here, to make an informed comparison of my work with the creature.

10 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

LOL My guess would be tha ton a hunting trip SOMEONE got caught having to go... and poor eggy he's in a DANGEROUS place LOL!
Its great I love it! with all the hunters in my family I can think of several who would absolutely love this pic!
ANOTHER HOME RUN !
grins LAura

Brenda said...

LOL. I have no idea, but at least the elk is embarrassed. Rough day at our house. Thanks for the smile.

Tismee2 said...

I have an Elkhound - who has never seen an Elk never mind 'hounded' one. I'm going to show her your elk pictures!

I like it too - makes a change from people - not that there is anything wrong with people...(sinking into a hole....)

Andrea said...

LOL! Please, Carolyn, share with us the reason behind the request! We must know...

Mabunny said...

I always heard funny stories about that kind of situation from my MIL, while describing things that happened on her hubby's and step son's yearly hunting trips. Guess its true when she said if that "deed" needs to be done the best thing to do is find a tree stump..
Thats some info I will never use I think, but happy to store it away, lest someone else need it,lol.
Would also love to hear the reason behind the request.

MaBunny

BetteJo said...

Oh well I am absolutely certain it has something to do with a man in her life. I mean really. :)

And maybe - she's poking fun at him in some way? The elk won?

BoufMom9 said...

Thanks for the giggles! That is a great title for this piece- Nature Answering Nature's Call. heehee

Flea said...

Oh that's HILARIOUS.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

ROFLOL, way to capture the "moment"!!!

Faith said...

Well, you never can tell. Obviously this grandmotherly type of lady has a sense of humor! I like the tinge of red on the elk's cheeks (the cheeks on his face, of course!).