Show and Swell | Chicago Tribune Kidnews
Maybe I just wanted to draw a guy in a beekeeper’s suit, or perhaps some dim residual brain fog burbling up from what may have been the saddest 3rd or 4th grade book I ever read, A Taste of Blackberries. In a nutshella bee stings a kid’s best friend, and being allergic, he DIES! Haven’t looked at it since but it seemed very grim at the time, and put a little lump in my throat.
In this cartoon I am assuming the allergic reaction would not be fatal.
There may also be a whiff of the Royal Jelly episode of Ronald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected television series.
Original art available for $50.
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