9/18/08 image prompt

This image was inspired by the spirited freedom always evident in the artwork produced by my son, Broadus. If a dragon needs four eyeballs, or double jaws, or teeth in its belly he does not hesitate to add them. It is also inspired by the stupid war, obviously. Let’s hope it is brought to a peaceful conclusion soon. It also kinda naturally follows the last post, 9/11 angels and demons…

And here is the first collaborative effort. (You guys are quick! This image hasn’t been up but an hour or two!)

. Dragon’s Lament, by Tiel Aisha Ansari, author of Knocking From Inside

. Courage, from noah the great, author of noahthegreat!

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5 Responses to 9/18/08 image prompt

  1. Lirone says:

    Great work Broadus!

    This picture reminds me of some of the Miyazaki anime – particularly Howl’s Moving Castle, which has huge flying things that are partly bizarre creatures and partly warships bristling with weapons.

    If you’ve not seen it, I’d thoroughly recommend it – one of my favourite authors animated by one of my favourite animators!


  2. Wonder how’s the dragons feel about it… Dragon’s Lament


  3. rick mobbs says:

    lirone, i had forgotten about Howl’s Moving Castle, thanks for the reminder, I’ll check it out again.

    Tiel, I’m on my way now…


  4. marlowe44 says:

    Hayao Miyazaki is an international treasure trove. Broadus should see ALL of his films. Besides HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, he needs to check out SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, CASTLE IN THE SKY, and one of my favorites, PORCO ROSSO. Miyazaki still hand animates, like vintage Disney, and the loving artwork blesses every frame.



  5. noahthegreat says:


    All of those films are good.


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