Thursday, December 10, 2015

Uncle Jeffy's Sketchbook 12-10-15 - Aesop's Fables

There were a bunch of little kids around here over the Thanksgiving holiday and at one point, as one was misbehaving, I asked, "Haven't you ever heard the Aesop's Fable about...(whatever fable fit whatever poor manners they were exhibiting )".

The reply came back a resounding, "Who the Hell is Aesop?".  The kiddoes didn't know.

I thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate Aesop's Fables and spell out their morals for the multitude of ignorant children out there and commenced to seek out a source for them so that I wouldn't forget any,

I found one.

There are apparently 655+ of these little diatribes.  At least according to, net AND org, which has been archiving them for the last 17 years.

I'm not that ambitious.

But I did do character doodles for a few.  Here are the 2 I chose from column A.

Pretty damn good chrysalis if you ask me!

And then of course, this old chestnut.

More to come.

Talk to you soon.


  1. I'd love to see you illustrate several of Aesop's fables. That would really be cool. I wonder if they are in public domain? That would really be great. Your style is perfect for it. And, you bet, that's a hell of a chrysalis. Love this one.

  2. I'm sure they are in PD, I just wonder what I could add to them, though that hasn't already been done.

    I'm continuing this experimenting though, something may come to me.