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More mileage from a hybrid.

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/pomh/?comic=43

Strip by: Ian Boreham

heading: The Island of Dr Moreaulittle 2
caption: Fortunately, the...er...patient was able to be saved by a xenotransplant from a generous "donor", and the story of Dr Moreaulittle continues.

{A line of stitches connecting the pinkish skin background of the first strip to a purplish grey skin.}

{A surprised-looking llama.}
Dr (singing): If I could stitch the front halves of two llamas,

{A pushmi-pullyu sewn together from two half llamas.}
I would call the wretch Pushmi-pullyu!

{A diagram of the internals of such a creature, with the digestive tracts joined up in the middle. Both ends are swallowing, and there is a question mark in the middle.}
It might take some analysis, to fix its peristal-y-sis!

{The doctor giving the thumbs-up.}
But I'd love to see that, wouldn't you?

{An elephantine manimal.}
There's nothing makes me happy like a mutant,

{A goat-headed rattlesnake.}
A chimaera simply is the best!

{A weird camel with a slender body and no front limbs. Also a distorted-looking chromosome.}
If it doesn't have deformities or DNA ab-norm-ities

{A bloody "F", dripping.}
I'm afraid it doesn't pass the test!

{A dotted line drawn in a surgical marker, with some arrows and hatching, and iodine staining.}
caption: Further surgery is to be done beyond this point, but the operation will have to wait until next week.

The author writes:

I still wasn't able to find enough time to work on this, so you only get another couple of stanzas. But considering the awful doctor's predilections, that might not be a bad thing.

Drawn in Inkscape. I originally intended to draw this in a gloomy, gothic style, but I realised how long it was going to take. So I thought a kind of paper-cutout vector graphic style might be quicker, and a bit more light-hearted. It still takes a lot of work, though. I've gotten used to drawing with the stylus in Krita, but Inkscape doesn't seem to support it well, and I find it easier to draw Bezier curves and polylines with the mouse. But I haven't done much of that for a while now, and it's painful in comparison. I think I'll be heading back to Krita once Moreaulittle is finished.