The Mysterious Helpman
This is a drawing of a fish we used to have in the aquarium when I was still living with my parents. It is a small kind of freshwater catfish, in Latin corydoras, but of course we called it ‘the Moustache’.
You do not usually get such a close bond with aquarium fish, but this species lives a very long time. Long enough to become a recognizable personality and get a name.
Years later, when I no longer lived in the family home, I asked my mother if she knew what had happened to the Moustache.
“Oh, you probably cooked it,” she said.
I have my doubts about that… I am very sure I didn’t eat it !
Jan the Stripman
It seems that we’ve slowed down a bit in the last few weeks. But we will resume our normal tempo soon.
So, in the mean time, some insects. The first one is meant to be a bumblebee. The rest are hoverflies. Also called flower flies or syrphid flies, says Wikipedia. I made them some time a go, the drawings not the flies, to illustrate a story about insects that look more dangerous than they really are. Hoverflies are really nice and harmless once you get to know them… Jan the Stripman