All posts filed under: Illustration

Monday Bunday: Kim Jung Gi

The Koala has been mesmerized by Kim Jung Gi the savant-like illustrator. Now I am too. His grasp of plotting, perspective and proportion is phenomenal. Watch him draw this epic battle of the giant rabbits in the video below. More of his work over on his website p.s. Today also happens to be The Koala’s birthday and we are taking a much needed day off. Happy birthday love!

2014 Manifesto

Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to a clean slate. New Years celebrations has always been a big deal to me. It doesn’t matter where or what I do to mark the occasion, as long as I mark the occasion. In 2012 I wrote this list of More and Less. Five things to do more of and Five things to do less of. Kind of a New Year’s resolution without the strict goal setting or bucket list stress. This year, I’m calling it my manifesto. A declaration of motives to live by for 2014. Maybe you see things on this list that you hope to do more or less of too. Do you have any things in 2014 that you hope to see more or less of?

Monday Bunday: Wild Side Cider

This bunny illustration for Wild Side Cider (Strawberry and Lime)  is by Auckland-based illustrator Galima Akhmetzyanova for creative agency BARNES, CATMUR & FRIENDS. In this series there are other flavours with their own creatures but I bet the bunny labelled strawberry and lime cider tastes the best. You can see more of Galima’s work at her Behance page here or her Cargo Collective page here. “The rugged landscape of Central Otago makes it the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of wild fruit. Unfortunately it’s also a breeding ground for wild rabbits, and if there’s one thing that breeds like rabbits, it’s rabbits. Famous for terrorising motorists and annoying farmers, they’re also keen strawberry pickers. We are too, so we put them in our cider.”

Beetroot Wee, Evil Lobsters and TV sluts

  One of my favourite Auckland bloggers Kara La La La recently posted a list of the search terms that people were using to get to her site. So here I am, copying her because it’s an amusing excercise. Welcome to all you random and wonderful people and I hope that even if you don’t quite find what you were looking for, you find something else that might tickle your fancy. How you got here: beetroot wee evil lobsters mononoke porn what does spaghetti mean for the end of world scallops for breakfast best vietnam porn making a rabbit eat coffee beans how do they make hundreds and thousands sprinkles hungry ketchup font how to draw bangers and mash guacamole bunny rabbit dressed up as a ghost why do new zealanders love pies image woman eating fondue tv sluts  WTF guys? Sick picture of a tiger eating a rabbit

Buddha Bunny Brainwaves #3

I’ve been thinking a lot about beautiful souls a lot lately. A beautiful soul is a person who shines from within and gives colourful depth to everyone they meet. You know the kind. You hear about their deeds through other people and it makes you go “Awwwww…”. I bet I could sort everyone I’ve ever met into 3 categories: Love, Don’t Love, OK. The ones that I love, even if I’ve only spent a fleeting moment with them are what I consider to be beautiful souls. I wish all the beautiful souls I’ve met, know how beautiful they are. Read other Buddha Bunny Brainwaves here.

Monday Bunday: Roby Dwi Antono

Roby Dwi Antono is a talented illustrator from Indonesia. I feel like I’m looking into the twisted mind of an evil, lagomorph loving genius when I view his work. Roby’s work has been compared to well-know American painter Mark Ryden. Same style, different subject matter. Roby digs bunnies, Mark digs creepy girls. You can view more of his fantastical and macabre artworks at his website Lobilob.

Monday Bunday: Luke Chueh

Illustrator Luke Chueh doesn’t just draw bunnies. But he certainly has a morbid fascination with them. Luke’s characters have a cuteness about them but also a sinister element. There is a sadness. Luke lives in and works in LA and his background is in graphic design. You can view more of his work (including non-bunnies) over at his website      

Monday Bunday: Nini Sum

Nini Sum of Idle Beats (one of the few screenprint/poster studios in China) released this lovely screenprint “Rabbit Year In Shanghai” last year. A tiny edition of 56, it has sold out of course. Probably many times over. You can view Nini’s other poster designs at I also had an inkling to look up Nini’s own website. I’m sure glad I did because I found a few further bunny related gems. Check out her site It’s super cool and surrealist.

Monday Bunday: Jose Ortiz

This illustration by Jose Ortiz for client Linguagraphics makes me smile. Black cats and white rabbits are both recognized for their magical properties. The black cat as a witch’s familiar and the white rabbit as the magicians sidekick. Jose’s slick portofolio has a clean, cool finish and bears the hand of a perfectionist. His work can be found on his website

Monday Bunday: Hare’s Bride Beer

Beautifully illustrated label by Tenfold Collective for Grimm Brothers Brewhouse beer: Hare’s Bride. The label is adult and whimsical without being twee. A man wouldn’t be afraid to hold this in his hand. This label is printed using white and black inks on top of a silver foil. A high alcohol content beer, this is sure to knock the bride off your hare. Bonus: Look for the animated rabbit over at the Tenfold website! Via The Dieline.  


A mutual joy of beloved but curious foods. Finding common ground in love of unusual foods is a pastime of mine. This afternoon, on separate occasions, I related the loveliness of smoked eel with someone and later with someone else, the magnificence of good quality anchovies. I get such a buzz seeing the delight in someone else’s eyes as we share our taste for something unusual. What unusual food do you love that doesn’t get talked about enough? Let’s talk!

Celebrating VD

The freakiest, exotic and un-romantic meal I’ve eaten with The Koala was in Vietnam. At a restaurant where such things happen, The Koala killed a snake and I swallowed it’s raw heart in a shot of vodka. Then we proceeded to eat the rest of the snake over 8 courses cooked by professionals. Supposedly an aphrodisiac, but after we washed down our snake soup shots of Hanoi vodka, we were feeling more sloshed than sexy. Our love is a rom-com. With that in mind, there is world of sexier feasts out there and this coming Tuesday could be a day to eat them. Caviar, oyster and chocolate sellers must look forward to this day. Even if these foods don’t actually get the juices stirring, the purpose is people want to think they’re getting into the mood. The whole aphrodisiac thing is more about rituals than medicine. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, and because it is red and has a cool name, I leave you with a recipe for Virgin Bloody Mary Shooters. No …