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STATION GALLERY

Page 2 (1998)

 

SongFur1.gif (208579 bytes)  Earlier this year, I saw a picture drawn by Gene Catlow, in which he and the other members of the AAWD(Anthropomorphic Artists for World Domination) played in a rock band.  I asked myself, "What would happen if I got together with Gene and his dear friend CatsWhisker to cut a music album of our own?  The result was SONGS FUR OUR FRIENDS, a series of pictures providing a "behind the scenes" look at the creation of this fictional album.  It took nearly five months to get the sketches done, with real world distractions slowing me down.  To me, it was worth every second to draw these for two furs who provided a lot of moral support during those months.

 

 

TelSing.gif (46174 bytes) Here, we see me in the studio, doing my own performance of Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham's song, Turn it On.  If you like Fleetwood Mac, you might want to try Lindsey's 1992 solo album, Out of the Cradle.  It's an excellent sample of his solo work!

 

 

CW_love1.gif (158536 bytes) The crowd roars with excitement, awaiting CatsWhisker's live performance for the album!

 

 

CW_love2.gif (184976 bytes) Here she is!  It's CatsWhisker, doing her rendition of Stevie Wonder's Love's in Need of Love Today..

 

 

 

GC_Rach3.gif (238791 bytes) For a change of pace, Gene treats us to a performance of one of his favorite classical piano pieces, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 in C Minor.

 

 

SkMtion1.gif (286926 bytes) Here begins a very special subset of pictures in the Songs Fur Our Friends series, in which the final editing of the album's songs is interrupted by...a train?

 

 

 

SkMtion2.gif (245462 bytes) Whooooo!   Clear the platform!  "SkunkWhisker" (CatsWhisker's skunk form) has arrived!

 

 

 

SkMtion3.gif (292074 bytes) SkunkWhisker explains to Gene and me that there is one song that simply must go on the album.

 

 

 

 

SkMtion4.gif (523106 bytes) Gene Catlow eats some ice cream, catalyzing his "skunkification".  Thanks to the ice cream(fuel of choice for skunkomotives), he's skunky, steamed, and ready to sing!

 

 

 

SkMtion5.gif (461209 bytes) Now steamed up and coupled up, SkunkWhisker, Gene and I do the Skunkomotion!   Thank You, SW, for the great song lyrics!  Little Eva would be proud!

 

 

SongFur2.jpg (50270 bytes) Finally, we have the rear cover for the album.  My creator is most grateful for his brother's loan of the guitar for this picture.

 

 

 

Tesstype1.gif (40534 bytes) This is my dear friend Tessica.  She's a nice skunkette I met a few years ago.  She likes to write poetry and fantasy fiction on her computer.   I hope she regains Internet access soon!

 

 

TnT_Tea.gif (45001 bytes) Every morning,Tessica and I used to share a breakfast of tea and muffins.  Enjoying a good meal with a good friend is always the best way to start a day!

 

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