Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Diabolical Botanical Garden


If you're a fan of horror and/or horticulture, you can order an 11"x17" print of this drawing. Email me at gsnider11@gmail.com or visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/incidentalcomics for details.

Like most of my work, I can't quite pinpoint where the idea for this one came from. I remember taking a trip to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens as a kid, then drawing one of its fountains the moment I got home. But instead of sketching a regular fountain, I turned it into an fountain-shaped alien! Another possibility: my grandfather was a retired landscape architect for the National Park Service, and he had a backyard that was a forest of Ponderosa Pines. He told us that the piles of rocks scattered throughout the forest were old Indian graveyards. The idea fascinated and terrified me. I didn't quite believe him, but I was still afraid to peek out the window into the dark forest at night.

5 comments:

PeteJ said...

Applause!

Special big love for the Gorey Topiary Garden :)

Anthony Holden said...

Love it--so much to see, but maybe my favorite are the gigantic koi.

David B. said...

Bees and Allergens - snort. Hilarious.

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Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj said...

The Diabolical Botanical Garden is looking very attractive. It has been turned into an fountain-shaped alien!