Mulberry Jelly sat on the edge of the stage covered in sticky egg juice and rotten vegetable pulp. He couldn’t figure out what the crowd hated more, his cliché street-rapper name or the combination-spoken word/death metal version of “I’m a little tea pot” he was performing before the riot broke out. One thing he knew for sure; His brilliant career in show biz was over before it started…again. The same thing happened last week when he tried a blues/ballet combo of “Freak” in front of the local Middle School Talent Show Fundraiser. He refused to accept his Mom’s advice to study dentistry or go into his sticky Uncle Morty’s carpet cleaning business. Who were they to call him a talentless hack? No! He would go on! He would make Mulberry Jelly a household name and prove to the world… Aw hell! Who was he kidding? The only reason people showed up to these things was to gawk at him for the bizarre growth on his…..
***This artwork, which is only a red rough here, has been finished to a final render and is ready to be published in our “Body-Oddies” book…and it’s waaay cooler than what’s posted here, but you’ll probably never see it unless you get the book. I really only post roughs and older work online (and only a small percentage of the pages of my books). I save the best stuff for the books, so if you like the crap I let you see here, consider getting one of my books. It IS how I make my living. I have 3 books out so far and 2 more coming this year. There are links above or you can find them on Etsy and Amazon (search EEW books)…’they make excellent gifts.’ -Marsha