( posted from Guatemala / Xeni
) Ape Lad
has a couple of amazing new $20 illustrations up (he should add a few zeros!).
"In Spanish, 'Mona Lisa' means 'pretty little monkey girl,'" he writes. Link.
Don't want to get all pedantic on anyone's business, but I think that translation is probably not accurate (though my Spanish is clunky). Still love the drawing anyway. "Mono," male noun, is monkey, and "lisa" can mean "flat," or "smooth." Smooth ladymonkey?
Anyway -- equally astounding, Hellmonkey: Link. (Thanks, Holy Mac)
Previous BB posts about Ape Lad: Get Illuminated podcast #9 -- Adam "Ape Lad" Koford
Ape Lad draws Jackhammer Jill as a hobo
Videos of hoboes being drawn by Ape Lad
Cory as an Ape Lad robo-hobo
Reader comment: Bill Shamam says:
It's been done already (about 35 years ago) by my friend Rick: Link.
Thanks for a great site.. been reading for years!
Update from Holy Mac again:
To be fair to apelad, he was only drawing what was named for him: Link.
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