One of the several arty blogs listed among the 'absolutely animation' links (right) is that of Boris T Hiestand.
I've always enjoyed the diverse way in which cartoonists represent animal attributes so I was amused when Boris recently introduced his readers to a group of eccentric cartoon characters called Polar Friends, beginning with Penguin the penguin who is "madly in love with Polarbear the polar bear, but finds it hard to communicate with him..."
And Polarbear "a semi retarded polar bear, whose only wish in life it is to KILL Penguin the penguin"!
I asked Boris if there was also a walrus and a day or two later the said creature turned up with the simple dedication For Brian...
Rather disturbingly, Walrus the walrus is described as "a private detective" who is "a pompous old prick and well loved by everybody despite the fact that he smells of cabbage".
I momentarily worried in case Walrus' character was, in any sense, based on mine. But then I realised that it couldn't be because I am NOT a private detective!
By the way, I assume he left his tusks in the glass by his bed!
Check out Boris' blog (I once fell down a manhole) to encounter some of his other creations and meet more of Polarbear and Penguin's friends such as Snake the snake, "the laughing stock of the polar friends, because he wears Clavin Klein boxershorts".