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St. Barnaby the Belligerent by ursulav St. Barnaby the Belligerent by ursulav
Saint Barnaby didn't like anybody. If this were a standard story of saints, he would have a conversion experience and become a friend to young and old alike, but it isn't, and he didn't. He didn't like anybody, he was born not liking anybody, he went to his grave not liking anybody.

Between those two events, however, he stood off three attacks by Huns on his monastery, more or less singlehandedly, because he didn't like armed raiders any more than he liked anybody else. Since the monastery was being used to house the wounded from all those Hun attacks at the time, he became a minor patron saint of hospitals and nurses, although he probably wouldn't have liked people praying to him anymore than he liked anything else.

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Saint Barnaby is based on the obscure, but awfully cool Red River Hog, a wild pig found in Africa and Madagascar, who have some of the greatest eyebrows in the world.

The original is 6 x 9ish, going to the AC art show unless somebody really really needs it for their Red River Hog collection, and prints are available for $10 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
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:icontaren14:
Taren14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
...What.
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:iconperiwinklepaisley:
PeriwinklePaisley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your Saints are a HOOT! Love them, they are so clever and the expressions on their faces are just perfect! :lol:
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MerlinTheFerret Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Perhaps this a lesson. we are not racist, per se, we dislike everyone.
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:iconcoronaviridae:
Coronaviridae Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
They do, in fact, have red river hogs at the San Diego Wild Animal park, complete with baby hoglets. I love them.

Also your saint series is making me smile.
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
we have those at our zoo! they have some dank-ass ears, i must say. Definately my favorite species, right next to the pygmy hogs.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! :XD:
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Barnaby says: I do NOT want to be in this picture! HMPH!
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:icontucsonhorse:
tucsonhorse Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
You might appreciate the javalena (I think that's how it's spelled). It looks like a wild boar kind of but it's actually not related to the boar and it smells awful. You should check them out.
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:iconconspiracy-of-ravens:
I think that in not liking anyone he had to like everyone the same. Great history.
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:iconxgreenling:
xgreenling Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Night elf pig. :D
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:icontofuia:
tofuia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student Artist
my saint! :D!
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:iconspiegel666:
Spiegel666 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Seems like my kinda saint. Nice.
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:iconorpheus-samhain:
orpheus-samhain Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
My favourite saint :)
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:iconsparklykiss:
sparklykiss Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, that's cute.
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:icontanaigre:
Tanaigre Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Both character and history are adorable. The expression alone makes me giggle.
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skyefeather Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
again, your stories make me laugh so hard. keep 'em up! ^^
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:iconquiroga:
Quiroga Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
simply awesome!!!!
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:iconlabauraba:
labauraba Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
i hrt his head!
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:iconmeowmeowky:
MeowMeowKy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
I like it when you draw obscure animals. :P
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:icondruidelf:
DruidElf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Nobody does annoyed better than a hog. Well, cats are okay at it, but still. :D
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thesuicidalhamster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
i don't care nothng, but for wath hi did even if he was like he was... hes a saint for me (i dont believe in those things)
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:icongymnastchica:
gymnastchica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
you have such a creative take on things! I love it!
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:iconofficiallyabi:
OfficiallyAbi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
At the risk of incurring St. Barnaby's wrath, he's very cool. :XD:
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:iconekonk:
Ekonk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You should write a book. And illustrate it. You'd be rich!
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:iconcaptainratty:
CaptainRatty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
She has [link] :)
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:iconekonk:
Ekonk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
O.O
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:iconjesterseven:
JesterSeven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Delightful!
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:icongoddessofthesun:
goddessOFtheSUN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PUMBA!
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great jo! it looks awesome 8D
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Hes as good looking as the ones currently residing in the San Diego Zoo. Though he definitely wouldn't like that.
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:iconarachibutyrophobic:
arachibutyrophobic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
his story is what really brings the piece together. well done!
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:icondragonstella:
DragonStella Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Those are, indeed, great eyebrows.
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:iconsurlyqueen:
SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
I love the descriptions you're doing for these, but this one is my favorite so far!
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:iconkefrayba:
KefRayBa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
I think it will looks great if you put all the St. painting together as a panel :D

Then you can probably do like... a Church wall.
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:iconcalinic26:
Calinic26 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
He is totally my patron saint! In fact, I think he's my lost soul-mate.
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:iconarracraidira:
arracraidira Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
would you consider offering all your saints prints in one package?
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:iconursulav:
ursulav Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Sure, I could do a deal on the saints...3 for $20 or 4 for $25, depending on how many I wind up with...
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MasterOfMyFate Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a fine line between genius and insanity, and I believe you have the talent of walking with one foot on each side. XD
I love your saints, and I love the descriptions that always accompany your art.
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Goetikmagus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
I think I could identify with that saint on some kind of deep level. I wouldn't like him, either - but I'd be just fine with that.
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Nojo-on-the-rojo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Haha, what an unorthodox saint! XD I love his expression/pose, it's just so unfitting to a saint. Red River Hogs pwn all other swine! :p
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Nojo-on-the-rojo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Haha, what an unorthodox saint! XD I love his expression/pose, it's just so unfitting to a saint. Red River Hogs pwn all other swine! :p
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scarletkitsune Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
Red river hogs also have some of the coolest ears in the world!
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:iconmalakine75:
Malakine75 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My kind of saint.
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CrashhCar Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
i adore all your work, very nicely done
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draze Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
Reading the story, I picture him with his back to us giving us all the middle finger.

I like this one best of all, btw. Very personal, actually..... Hahah!
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:iconmissanj:
MissAnj Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
He's so cute and irritable. :heart:
I love the descriptions you give your characters, they always make me laugh.
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Writer
More weirdness! I love it!!!! :love:
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:iconin-the-machine:
In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
I don't like Huns invading my monastery either.
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Goblineye Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
I generally don't like anyone either.. so I had to fave this one.


Love all the series, though.... just because you are fantastic and these aren't real people so I don't have to rally like them.


;-)
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow - Reminds me of Sister Redemptaat Bonventure... *shudder*
The attitude, not the face. ^^; Sister Redempta was a scarily sweet-looking old lady, but that was jsut a clever disguise.
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