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Illustration Friday—Launch

June 19, 2011

I know why the wiry mosquito buzzes…to torture.

With a wet May, the message went out to Mosquito Scourges everywhere: Go, Reproduce and Torture. Their goal: “launch” an attack on all—Buzz, Bite and Berate—make people insane. They are succeeding. I’ve tried “launching” my own attacks, but after 30 million years of evolution they’re winning. Though I wouldn’t call them meek, they shall inherit the earth.

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. June 19, 2011 8:48 am

    Excellent illustration reminds me why I don’t like mozzies! 🙂

  2. June 19, 2011 10:20 am

    Aha! The mosquitos definitely know how to launch a nasty attack – great response to the prompt. Wonderful illustration!

  3. June 19, 2011 11:19 am

    Hi Penny: LOVE this illustration! Perfect timing….I was just attacked by several a couple of days ago and continue to itch itch itch….

  4. June 19, 2011 1:23 pm

    what a great concept and piece
    those pesky little critters!

  5. June 19, 2011 7:08 pm

    Another wonderful sketch!!

  6. June 19, 2011 7:27 pm

    nice sketch

  7. June 19, 2011 9:28 pm

    Love them! Well, technically no I don’t love mosquitos per se…but these guys are great! 🙂

  8. June 19, 2011 10:50 pm

    Oh, HAhahahAHAHAHA…Penny you are a genius! LOL What fun–I adore this. Thank you so much for making my evening. As the weather warms, (finally) there will be mosquitos roughly the size of small airplanes filling the air. I’m sure they have just the look on their faces these fellows do. (guffaw)

    Thank you for making my day, dear girl. You are such an amazing artist. So inspiring!

  9. June 20, 2011 9:45 am

    I think you’ve got their evil expressions down just right. I’ve got millions of their buddies in my yard too.

  10. June 20, 2011 2:39 pm

    Love this Illustration and I believe the story…I just know it’s true!

  11. Anonymous permalink
    June 20, 2011 7:52 pm

    very animated…love the expressions!

  12. silviarte permalink
    June 21, 2011 3:40 am

    Great illo!

  13. June 21, 2011 9:43 am

    Oh wow! The drawing is amazing but then the story is so true and such a well connection! I recommend to fight back always, they are the most annoying, first the sound then the damage they leave! you know they are called “zanzare” in italian, think the sound of that fits them perfectly! zanzare! so mean! : 0

  14. June 22, 2011 6:12 pm

    Great characters Penelope! Wonderful work!

  15. June 22, 2011 6:21 pm

    How creative is this? I swear, there’s not a creature that you cannot draw. You even made a vile mosquito look – dare I say it – kinda cute! A mosquito story book, perhaps?

  16. June 22, 2011 11:14 pm

    …and they love launching and lunching on me! These critters are super villainous looking! Anthropomorphic skeeters! I love it!! And so well drawn…as usual!

  17. June 23, 2011 2:18 am

    Love this one. Such an imaginative piece. They look so mischievous 🙂

  18. June 23, 2011 8:40 am

    Hi Penny, great character drawings as always. Love their varied impish expressions and lanky legs. You’ve managed to make my least favorite insect look adorable to me!

  19. Jill Bergman permalink
    June 23, 2011 8:45 am

    Those are some scary looking mosquitoes! They are definitely plotting something. 🙂

  20. June 23, 2011 2:08 pm

    So evil looking! Great job.

  21. June 23, 2011 5:42 pm

    Very funny and wonderful! It made me laugh.

  22. June 24, 2011 1:26 am

    EEEPPP! I’m scared of these little buggers…great illustration, Penelope!! Though yours seem friendly enough, I’m getting my fly swatter out : ) Thank you SO very much for your wonderful are so kind!

  23. July 5, 2011 10:19 pm

    I just spent a week in the wilderness with more mosquitoes than I’ve ever seen. Ugh. I hate them. Speaking of hate tho, you know what I don’t hate? This art!

    I love the character you can pack into a face.

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