1.14.2008

Davy... Davy CROCKETT

Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee. Greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods, so he knew every tree. Killed him a bear when he was only three.

WHERE WERE THIS KID'S PARENTS?!!! I mean, c'mon! The neglect is astounding! And what weapons did he use? His bare hands (no pun intended) or some sort of hunting implement? I'm either to believe that he punched the bear to death or that Ma Crockett provided a hunting rifle to her toddler...

Paul Bunyon doesn't seem so improbable by comparison.

9 comments:

roppster said...

He killed him a "barr" when he was only three. Great job. You should sing all of it so we can hear you.

S.T. Lewis said...

This is excellent. I love the bear's expression. Wonderful!

I know you and your blog well enough to know that your pun WAS in fact intended.

I feel like the Davy Crockett song would say "shot himself a bear" if he had used a gun... so it's pretty clear that he hopped up on its back and snapped its neck... just like James Bond would do it.

Kathleen said...

Those faces are priceless. A dark and hilarious illustration!

GumballGrenade said...

Just have to say hi to a fellow Utahn on IF! How exciting! What determination in his expression and body language. Wonderful work.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Absolute wonderfulness!

janie said...

Maybe it was the bear who was only three:)
Great expressions, love the dramatic background.

fourmi said...

Hahahaha, Excellent!
:-)
Nice mood on this post...

m.scott said...

I'd hate to have a three year old like that could intimidate a bear. Good work.

Dave O'Neill said...

This is hilarious for so many reasons, Mr. Ropp. Wee Crockett's expression is priceless, but the "ah crap, this is going to end up in a song" look on the bears' face is classic. Big fan.