Thursday, 24 May 2007

POLARITIES

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!

Thanks, Boris!

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".

Enjoy...

14 comments:

Diva of Deception said...

Look forward to visiting Boris' web site. Now go to bed Brian!

Boll Weavil said...

I object to the last comment about Calvin Klein boxer shorts as I am a Pierre Cardin fan myself (this is because I can't afford CK) However, I think they are very fetching. I know they're certainly a wow with the ladies (or the gentlemen if I go on different sites):-)

Brian Sibley said...

DIVA - Yes, Mum! :-0

BOLL WEAVIL - WHAT sites! Send links!! ;-)

Boris Hiestand said...

thanks for the link. Apparently people enjoy these characters so perhaps I should do more of them.

And the walrus is not based on you- any resemblance is coincidental, ha!
I hope for your sake you don't smell of cabbages...

Brian Sibley said...

BORIS - Not often! Only on the fourth Thursday of alternate months.

LisaH said...

Entertaining characters.

Personally though, I preferred it when Freddie Ljunberg was the Calvin Klein boxers model. Much more likely to illicit a hot flush.

Brian Sibley said...

LisaH - Er... Well... Yes...

Elliot said...

Boris is a filthy Dutchman who can not be trusted to be left on his own without drinking all the booze and burning the house down.

Brian Sibley said...

OK, OK, but APART from that...

Thanks for the visit Elliot - I went and revisited your old monsters, fuzzy creatures and girlies which I remembered from last year - delicious vampires, horned demons and things and a lovely, melancholy tribute to the wonderful Tove, whom I corresponded with for several years towards the end of her life...

Boris Hiestand said...

Elliot can not be trusted.
Tove did some wonderful things.
You spelt my name wrong.
Lisah is an strange woman.

Brian Sibley said...

BORIS - Sorry for not checking the name-check; now corrected...

LisH is NOT in the least strange: ask Calvin Klein if they'd employ Snake the snake as a model and I think you know what the answer would be! ;-) However, more Polar Friends, please - and a story for them to act out!!

Elliot said...

Enough of Boris' scribbles!
Tell us more about this Tove Jansson correspondance.
She's absolutely marvellous and my favourite!

Brian Sibley said...

ELLIOT - OK... But it may take a few days as I'd like to scan some of her letters... But it WILL be done!

Elliot said...

I would be exceptionally happy to read anything you are able to provide on the subjecy.