careful now

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The Jaws that bite, the claws that catch.
Beware the jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious bandersnatch.

IF: caution

Been a while since I drew an Illustration Friday, so here is one, on the theme of ‘Caution‘. I was in the office during lunchtime, because I didn’t want to go outside (it wasn’t too hot, in fact it was very nice, I was just feeling agoraphobic, which isn’t good for an urban sketcher), I was listening to the BBC world service, and decided to draw the little contraption I use to remove staples, the destapler (I don’t care if that’s not what it’s really called). To me, it is the single-most scary item in the office. Yes, the automatic shredder may do more devestating damage, and I never touch the insidious ink toner if I can avoid it. But this little thing bares its big sharp teeth, like a little metal piranha, or a futuristic nano-crocodile. It could just be posturing, trying to mark its territory. Either way, you should treat such frumious bandersnatches with caution. And that’s my illustration.

13 thoughts on “careful now

  1. trish says:

    Just found your blog, so far I love it:) If I wasn’t getting a backache form sitting in front of this computer for WAY too long, I’d check the rest out tonight….oh well, something to look forward to tomorrow!

  2. Indigene says:

    This is so funny! But true! The office is a dangerous place! It’s the paper that scares me, I have a gazillion paper cuts! Great concept and nice delivery!

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