August 28, 2006
This is another drawing I did for Literary Debacle. This is from a Japanese folktale called The Jelly Fish and the Monkey. It was translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki in 1903, but the actual myth predates that by a good deal.
At this point in the myth, the jellyfish has bones and a shell and has just shown a disturbing degree of interest in the Monkey's liver.
I love putting glasses and bits of formalwear on my animal, robot, alien, and monster characters.
Side note: Jellyfish use the same orifice to eat and expel waste. Efficient!