Damn, but it’s hard to say goodbye. Over the last 26 weeks it’s been my great pleasure to catalogue the Animal Kingdom, one letter at a time, with a really great bunch of artists. I’m really floored by the level of talent that flooded in week after week from the dark recesses of Twitter and Google+ and realms unknown. Thank you, to all of the Animal Alphabet crowd, for all your great drawings and for your friendship over the course of this project. My life is so much better for having had the opportunity to revel in the work of Ben, Rich, Sam, Lupi, Leah, Isaac, Andrew, Rob and all the other great contributors. I had a lotta, lotta fun, guys. Really more fun than I ever imagined would come out of drawing cows with people on the internet.
So, here’s what I learned about myself in 26 weeks of animal drawing: I really dig mammals.
Of the stuff I drew, 3 were equine, 4 were bovine, 5 were birds, 2 were felines, 1 was a canine, 2 were rodents, 1 was an insect, 2 were marsupials, 1 was a kind of deer, 1 was a bear, 2 were large land mammals and 2 were large sea mammals. Not a reptile or an amphibian among them. I did somehow also sneak in 4 human beings (including the one of myself, up above, crying on the shoulder of Yipes the Fruit Stripe Gum zebra) and one late model Chevrolet hooptee.
I loved doing the Animal Alphabet and I look forward to our next project which may or may not be mythical beasts and the such. Huge amounts of thanks to Ben Towle for running this project so expertly and for being so friendly and welcoming to guys like me who are occasionally gonna submit something beyond stupid. Zebros, 4-eva, yo.