what if – part 17…

tribute for the king

I knew that there was a reason all along that the stranger has such a funny hat – its bobbles are valuable in certain places – such as here allowing safe passage (I hope) through this bog-some fen… and yes! they (the Frobags) have clubs and a spear (very fearsome) lol – well they think so. Their lily-pad skirts are part of their bodies and help with wading in the murky water… curious creatures!

Hope you like this one! As with the other horizontal format images, you can see it at a larger scale if you click on it. (Actually you can click on all of them – it just makes more difference with the horizontal ones.)

Looking forward to seeing the next part of the story – which should arrive in the comments soon!

UPDATE: Please check the comments for the new poem! – highly entertaining and with bonus background info from the poet.

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 16…

distorted reality

Time got away from me this week – busy with lots of things so just managing to post the second image from Cindy’s trip on “morse-back” now. I like the way MacDuff and the stranger are at one with the new reality while Cindy’s struggles seem to result in her being (at least partially) sucked into the vortex… This one was fun to draw!

Don’t forget to check the comments in a day or so for Tom’s new poem!

I haven’t posted a link from Cute Overload for a while – check out these two kitties – hilarious!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 15…

...and they're off!

I think Cindy may be a bit surprised to find out what she’s signed up for! Then again, anyone with such superior stacking skills will surely discover other as yet unknown talents along the road!! I have a theory that all the round boxes have spare wigs in them – she does like to change hair styles quickly and often! lol

Hopefully Tom will post the next part of the story to go with the image tomorrow! 😀

UPDATE: Tom has indeed obliged with a most entertaining description of the state of things! Please see comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 14…

getting cosy

It’s story telling time back at Cindy’s boudoir… This one took a while – there’s a lot of detail! Hope you enjoy!!

As for the others of this series, I’m looking forward to seeing what Tom will write for his humorous accompanying poem in the comments – don’t forget to check it out!!

UPDATE: The poem has been posted in the comments – time to get Cindy out of the house and … well, I’m not sure where exactly…!!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 13…


Important! (especially if you’re Tom) Don’t read below until you’ve formed your own idea of the image.

OK here’s my theory… The birds of the island are suffering from some kind of environmental malady which causes them to lose the ability to fly. The Brogga-dan-oan are trying to help. They recognize that flying is a joyous thing for the birds so when they first see signs of the illness, they catch them and take them flying/walking. Otherwise, within a few days, the birds would fall – likely into the ocean – becoming food for fish. The Brogga-dan-oan are trying to figure out what is causing it and restore flight to the ones who have lost it… but this is just one option – we’ll see if Tom comes up with some completely different reason for the strange goings on a-shore a volcanic island…

and speaking of volcanoes (and apropos of a comment my cat typed the other day) check out “How to name a volcano“!

UPDATE: The new poetic instalment is now in the comments and is quite a different take on the plot than I had been thinking – I’m sure you’ll find it intriguing!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 12…

an " 'island fling"??

OK that’s a terrible pun but I couldn’t resist. Remember that the island folk had a Celtic sounding name and then there they were dancing… so the highland fling came to mind… and yes, they’re out walking their birds. Not sure why… Hopefully Tom can help with that when he sends in the next poetic segment!

I have added a category for the “what if” series so if you’re just starting, you can click on it to see all of them without distractions and for maximum amusement value – check the comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 11…

a helping hand... or fin!

Well, we left our little Coracle taking on water and in some trouble… but I think she has the sense to have a backup plan and friends to help her out of difficulties when they arise out in the expanses of the seas – not really a “silly cow”!! And don’t worry, she’s just having a little nap while her friends tow her to the island! Well, OK she may be a bit embarrassed…

Please click on this one to get a good view – this setup isn’t kind to horizontal format drawings!

Here’s a another link from Cute Overload – I picked it because it seems almost weird enough to fit into the world of our story…

Looking forward to the next instalment of poetic story? Don’t forget to check the comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer