The Moustache

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

A few sketches of insects…

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… hoverfly1Jan the Stripman