Apr 26, 2010

"The Odyssey Of Captain Limphook."





Well, you know, when things are crappy in our lives, I like to remember the story of Captain "Big Bad" Limphook, who, for eighteen years during the late 1700's, was the Seven Seas most deadly pirate.

Badder than Bluebeard, more rascally then Rottenbreath Mackenzie, and a bigger fibber than "Tall Tales" Long John Silver, Captain "Big Bad" Limphook died from an unfortunate accident in 1797 while shaving in rough seas somewhere south of Tasmania.

He was so famous for being really, really bad that, on the day of his death Lord Byron Macintosh OBE, wrote an ode to him. It was, I believe, called "The Ode To Captain Big Bad Limphook."

Unfortunately it had a few ribald lines, and as there are children present, I cannot present it in it's entirety. In fact, I can only give you the title (which, as you see, I already have.)

I do have, however, some pictures of Captain Limphook himself - with his best mate, Brian the cabin boy. (Brian was a champion boxer from an early age - luckily.)

Thankyou for looking, and be careful of getting sand in your ears if you click for big.

(Thanks for the suggestion on the closeups Justin Segal  Check out Justin's work. He rocks,)















































19 comments:

  1. This is my all-time favorite! I love this!

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  2. Wow, thanks Ces, I've been working on this for a few weeks. His hook was kinda scrawny, so he turned into Captain Limphook. You know, he cut himself accidently while swatting at mosquitoes and bled to death.

    And that's how he lost his eye.

    True fingers crossed story. :)

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  3. Err,make that 'bones" crossed. :)

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  4. Quel beau et bon travail... De la puissance et du réalisme dans votre art.

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  5. Thankyou Martine! You know my French is getting better :) Gradually. Babel fish tells me that 'votre art' means 'your article'.

    I think babel fish is pulling my wooden leg :)

    It was very nice of you to come by.

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  6. ah! the parrot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Yo-ho, and a bottle of rum for you too, my pirate-friend! Great illustration, absolutely love the double page for the book. The colors of course, the details like the map in the background and the skull of course. The big bad himself should meet my dentist-friend. Gosh, his teeth are scary!! Come to think of it, he does kind of come across as a bit evil the rest of him too :-)

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  8. yes he is handsome...
    you are great.

    ps: it's sad (beautiful drawing also), but did you know that my bird would never die?

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  9. really, im flying.
    see you later.

    AV.

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  10. Love the story love the images. Especially the handsome Captain's grin. I am confused about the hook, is it a fake one? He seems to have a hand up his sleeve on the picture where you are looking up at him. If so, it is in keeping with his very bad, lying nature.

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  11. I don't like this guy! He's REALLY CREEPY! And I don't like that he's encouraging the child to fight. (I guess they're effective,huh?) But the pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I especially like the textured, multi-colored background....

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  12. I agree with Ces, this is the best one yet, Andrew! Hahaa... love it.

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  13. Ouch! I got sand in my ears and yikes! that is a scary looking pirate. Good set of teeth he's got. I love how that turned out.

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  14. You are the best story teller!

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  15. ?Very cool! Love the blue-green atmosphere!

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  16. wow ... you are great!
    wonderful illustrations
    congrats ...

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  17. just stopping by to smile.
    :)
    :)
    :)
    im sorry i can only do :) and :D
    dont get sick of me.


    AV.

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  18. Thanks for the warning. I put in my earplugs before clicking for big. Whoa, lookit the feathers on Polly! Way cool. And Cap'n got a wicked grin worthy of the best pirate. I can see his jolly roger skull right under there. Excellent touch of creeperie in the clouds, too!

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  19. Hello, gee the Pirate just got back from the dentist. And the bill was enormous. The dentist tells me that we mah have to put him down.

    Thankyou for all your comments. I'm very sorry to have missed them while they were coming.

    I must have had sand in my ears. :)

    Either that or a fake hook.!! :D

    But seriously, I really appreciate them, and the fact that you like the work.

    It's all about fun.

    see you

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