Thursday, September 15, 2005

Tatzelwurm



Here's Tatzelwurm. Rumored to exist in Austria but really holding up with C.L.U.B. (The Collective League of Unidentified Beasts) in the secluded mountains of Northern California. He's genuis and just plain weird. You know the type...very smart but lacking in some basic, social skills. Al ( my partner on the project) and I both really liked to refer to him as a sharp-toothed hotdog. So, yes, another old drawing to tide us over until I can share something new.

Til then, my friends...have a lovely day!

56 comments:

noah's dad said...

too cute! Hey I'm the first to post among the hundreds! yay for me. Your cartoon sounds very similar to a childrens book I've been writing. I'll have to send you what I've written so far. It's almost uncanny!

just sayin' said...

I don't think he has enough hair to live in Austria, maybe he looks more like a suburban sewer rat.

donnachada said...

Great picture Paige. That's really cool.
Great simple design. All these recent images are brilliant.

Virginia Valle said...

Ohh your design are very beautifull ... funny and creepy :D

paige said...

hey, thanks youse guys!

Brandon: would definitely like to hear your story someday. During the time we were developing this thing, we discovered that many others had attempted similar (yet different) ideas. That's always a bit of a bummer and we tried NOT to look at anything that could influence us. BUT, since this thing is pretty much dead, other than my resurrecting it here on my blog, I'm more willing to look at the other projects.

Morgan: well, in the small bit of research I did for the rumored to exist, Tatzelwurm...he is a WORM therefore, hairless. Our best guess is that he was sort of gila monter-ish. Of course, I took major liberties with that...you know, since no one can PROVE what he might look like!! Thanks for the suggestion though!

donnachada and virginajoe, I appreciate your kind comments! Danke!

Eliane said...

Except for the hat, I think he looks very Austrian. He could eat a Bauernschmauss or two.

Stef said...

Hey Paige!
Again, I love it!!! great worm, great design!
Those eyebrows, are they photoshop? I love the texture!
Tres tres joli Paige,
Bonne soiree!
Stef

Kactiguy said...

Neat! Sounds like a exclusive club. My daughter like his stripes and eyebrows. I would agree. Did I say neat? I meant Neat-o.

kg said...

oh, yes... i LOVE this one! thanks for pulling from your archives to share with us!

Denis said...

Awesome, as usual Paige. Another one that I missed back then. Must have been during my "cut down on the internet" period.

esther said...

hi paige! only recently stumbled on your site, and i'm glad i did. i feel happy when i see your drawings, really. like when i'm stressed and stuff, which these days i have a tendency to be cos' of school work! i'm going to link you soon =D God bless ya! =)

Miss Bloggy-pants said...

Paige, I think it is related to the Tasmanian Devil of Australia actually, and is suspected of having a camoflaged marsupial pouch, but no one has ever prooved it. My friend who goes to UC Berkeley says he's in one of her classes.

paige said...

WOW! A marsupial pouch??! That's interesting. Descriptions I have of him say he's scaly with tiny front legs. Are we talking about the same Tatzel?? Ah well, listen...tell you friend to tell "him" I said Hi and see if he's got that pouch!! (he he)

sombody said...

I wouldn't know if I should run or shake his hand! What goes on inside your head? LOL!! I'm so glad I found your blog. I look forward to your next postings all the time.

GIGI said...

PAIGE I BORROWED THIS FROM YOU FOR MY BLOG, I GAVE YOU CREDIT YOU DO COOL WORK :) KEEP IT UP!!!

Eren said...

Ha this guy is cool. Love his background. Awesome work!!

le_mai said...

this is the sweeties thing ever!! I WANT TO HAVE ONE ONE AS MY PET!! can u make it real for meee???? bot look, ill be honest paige: at first i thought it was a fish that was in jail, bcause of the colors of its skin, hahahah but this is awesome

att: your NUMBER ONE FAN

le_mai

davidOmatic said...

cool! nice specimen. I think he can live in brezilian rain forest too.

Alina Chau said...

This is such a cool character!!

Anonymous said...

nice job!!

Cecilia's Art said...

nice drawing!!, i love this man very much! he looks very funny, ha!, kisses,cecily.

E m m a n u e l l e . W a l k e r said...

Aha...be careful not to be eaten by a hot dog...

Jeremiah said...

reminds me of beatle juice. Really cool picture.

Sean Felix McMyrth said...

Paige, I linked to your blog from mine. Hope you don't mind. Keep those pictures flowing.

angelissima said...

Yes, most of my co-workers are Tatzelwurm types. What is WITH the no social skills? I guess its the rare individual that is complete with Smarts and Social graces.

Pajara Pinta said...

Hello! your characters are so much fun!!!

nice to have found your blog..

I have a children illustration blog
www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

cheers!

Mr. Greeen said...

Paige! I guess I can't call it coincidence to find you here since you know everybody, but I love the artwork! Hope you are well. My heart has never been fuller, nor my days emptier, but we can't have everything--not all at once.

-Dave
(Henson mailroom)

winterdoll said...

cutesy!

Kanishk | कनिष्क said...

I like these images at ur blog and their descriptions. Your blog is listed on my regular "to-watch" list. Do you make these images on your own ???

Kanishk's Realm

Sandra Khoo said...

Sounds like a real cool project going on here! ^^ Hope to see more of the unidentified beasts. ;)

Mark said...

these are really great. please share more with us :)

Kim said...

Very cute, he does look like a sausage.

dennis w said...

As always, great work. I love it when there's also a history behind the drawings -- invented and real.

Anonymous said...

Give us more! Keep it coming old or new.

HotJava

Mark said...

Tatzelwurm, He's a wurm
Wurming around in his Tatzelworld
With a stripey chest and a stripey bum
Tatzelwurm is lots of fun

Shawn Escott said...

Wow! Very cool stuff!!!

Bobby Chiu said...

Dunno if I'd eat a grey hotdog (with TEETH, no less!) but I love your work! Not just this one but your whole page! You have awesome character designs.

I've linked you on my blog, hope you don't mind! :)

Cheers,
Bobby.

Chandanjali said...

Happy Durga Puja And Happy Dussehra :=)

M. Patrizio said...

I am lovin' the anecdotes that go with each illustration!

R. Russell said...

Where oh where are your entries?

I look forward to seeing your designs...nice work!

Liwei said...

Lovely drawings!

I'd love you to draw anything on my sketch site! Please take a look at:

http://www.liliwei.com/drawings/

jeffrey said...

nice monsters...and the bird on top of that guys head is probably my favorite...keep it up

...jeffrey

Mark McDonnell said...

I'm really impressed with your stuff. You have so many talents all wrapped up into one, not to mention a GREAT style and sense of color. You can really tell you spent a lot of thought and effort into making each sketch/piece into it's own idea. What can I say man, I really enjoy your work. I will bookmark your blog and make sure I keep comin' back for more. Thanks for the coffee breaks in the morning, REALLY fun stuff.

If you get time, please check out my blog and let me know what you think. Thanks!

MAC

http://markmcdonnell.blogspot.com/

nancy said...

How can someone buy your art??? We love it, would look fantastic in our home...

Secret Creatures said...

Paige, you're a great illlustrator, which is why you've been tagged by me.

Dennis West said...

I'm looking forward to your next post. I always enjoy seeing your work and check your site regularly for new stuff.

by the way, you've been tagged!

Yaxin said...

Jejejejejee! that's a very funny design.
:+))))) look like it have been dress by jeanPaul Gaultier...

Anonymous said...

Where are you? I miss you.

Drazen said...

hellooooo
anything new?

Patrick Morgan said...

Great, simple designs. I've been a fan of you work for sometime now.

cheers
Patrick Morgan

HotJava said...

Where you be?

Anita said...

Hello Paige, I live in Austria .. to be exactly in Klagenfurt. The symbol of my city is a relative of the "Tatzelwurm".. its called the "Lindwurm" .. I think it looks prettier :) You can see it here http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindwurm :p

LOOCH said...

I just discovered your blog, it's better than reading magazines. Lovely designs, can't wait to see more!

Scott Wright said...

Wicked!

amit said...

hmm Austrian or not ....but very nice illustration :)

David Hartman said...

Wow! Great character and shapes.