Monday, December 22, 2008

Mouse shenaigans

Here's a video that deserves to blow up, made by my little brother:

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Xmas Break Pics 1

It's that time of year again -- and I'll be out of town for about two weeks for the holidays. Here is a double helping of guinea piggery to get you through.

There was a remarkable pig on Cute Overload a few weeks back with the cutest wide-open mouth. I made a few variations on the theme, trying to capture his great expression.

More will come along as I get them polished up.

The holiday season brings pies, and when there are pies there's a lot of rolling to be done.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Talk like an Aaron-Pig!

Now you can play along at home. Make sure your mouth is really limber before trying any of these exercises to avoid injury.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New pics

Happiness is...

"I would not take the ring even if I found it by the side of the road"

[Hopefully, this looks like who it's supposed to be, and not Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. I don't think Lyra-pig would coming running for HIM...]

"Then you and I will slip into my velvet igloo, and begin the butt-dance of love"

Monday, November 10, 2008

More pics

Hello! I got a little wound up in all the election excitement and neglected to post more last week, but here are two new images to ring this new and wonderful week!

Nature documentaries are surprisingly scary...

How they get the water out of oatmeal in order to make it instant... Voles!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Voting Day! (we hope)

Here's hoping you have already voted or will do so before the polls close in your respective area. If you did vote, have some popcorn! Lyra-min made it herself!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dentistry and prairie dogs

GP Dentistry:

So, there's a sad story to go with this: A few weeks I accidentally dropped Wesley, and he broke his upper front teeth out in the fall. We were told that he would be eating with a syringe for six month; that we would have to keep bringing him to the vet to have his teeth shaved, and might want to consider putting him down. Well, it's been two weeks, and Wesley's eating baby carrots with no real difficulties, and managing apples, oranges and parsley that are cut up, and holding his own with the other two pigs. His vet check today was cautiously optimistic: he hasn't lost much weight and his teeth seem to be growing back and straight for now. It will be tense for a while, but hopefully eating normally will help him recover more quickly. 

Get better soon, WZA! I'm so sorry!

Prairie Dogs

You might have seen my post this past summer with the Muppet prairie dogs singing "Blue Skies." Cutest things ever -- go watch it, and then find the YouTube video with those singing "The Best Things in Life are Free." 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Guinea madness continues!

Welcome to 175 million years ago, when Lyra-pigs ruled the earth...

Monday, October 27, 2008

World Domination -- Lyra-pig Style!

Hi everybody -- so I've finally gotten a handle of my job app's and reached a happy place in grading and teaching. And you, the public, will reap the benefits. 

I have a big sheaf of new pics that I will be posting over the next few days. Here's a Lyra-pig taking the world by storm (and starting in Australia, which usually a good strategy):

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WAY overdue post

It's been too long, ladies and gentlemen, and I am sorry for that. I have been so busy it's not even funny. To make it up to you, I will post these guys, and then try to get another batch up soon.

Cute controversy 2008; Bunny, Hedgehog, Hyrax or Guinea Pig? The Lyra-pig is not amused...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pics to color

My mother-in-law recently asked me to provide a guinea pig picture for her first-grade class to color. I thought I'd pass it along...

It's a portrait of our guys at dinner. From the left: Wesley, Chumley, Sauce.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Overdue pictures

I have been remiss in updating, getting way too involved in what seems to be an endlessly frustrating and sometimes utterly futile project of finishing my chapter. But here are some new guineas.

Baby Lyra-pig loves Uncle Eddie's cuckoo clock.

Coming soon to a theater near you, Lyra-min stars as Dr. Challenger in A. Conan Doyle's The Lost World, featuring real live toxodons, ten-foot cavies from prehistoric South America!

(Update note: Doyle may have been a bit mistaken: a toxodon is a prehistoric ungulate that looks a lot like a friendly rhino; but this even more congenial fellow was found in 2003. Here's Dr. Challenger's prehistoric guinea.

And here's an image I just uncovered of a wholly new form of cavy to me, the Rock or Acrobatic Cavy. Whoopee!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Epic Fantasy Warfare Cuteness

While watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe the other day, Lyra suggested that the reason that this movie was better than Lord of the Rings was that there were more fuzzy animals in the battle scenes. I told her that it was too bad that the Bunny Brigade scenes were cut.

This is a view, from the design team, of what this crack fighting unit may have looked like:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Early august Cartoonitry

New cartoons this week!

Many mini-sandwiches

And Lyra-pig goes for a nice contemplative float to beat the summer heat...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Woolverton Guest Book

Just trying to keep striking while the digital iron is still warmed. These sketches were made in the guest book in Hunterdon Cottage at the Woolverton Inn, where L and I stayed the last two nights of our honeymoon.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We're back!

Hello all,

We're finally back from the h-moon, and all moved into our new place, and pretty much ready to get back to real life.

There was a bit of an accident unfortunately at the house yesterday. Sauce got one of his front toenails squished underneath the caster of a rocking chair when I leaned on it to look for him. He's okay -- a trip to the vet, some styptic powder and Neosporin and he's good to go. He's not limping or anything and seems to be in no pain.

I feel horrible about the incident. Needless to say, the rocking chair went out of the piggie room, replaced by something less treacherous. Now he's bragging to the other pigs, playing up the experience:

PS) Statcounter sez that SLGP has had 8,002 hits since its creation with 5,182 unique visitors. How about that? There were almost a whole thousand since my hiatus last month. This is serious guinea piggery going on, you guys!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blue Skies

We are very nearly back from a wonderful, glorious honeymoon. Just packing up here at the Woolverton Inn, and then we're off to pick up the piggies.

Here's an adorable video from the Muppet Show to tide you over until I get some cartoons ready. It's face-meltingly cute, so be careful...

Monday, June 23, 2008

New pics & an announcement

Hello all,

TSLoGP will be on a brief hiatus until the middle of July so Lyra & I can get married and have a honeymoon. Even the pigs get a vacation out of this, and will be at their Grandma's!

In the meantime, I have some new pics:

Lyra-pig's frustrating process of finding a wedding dress...

Baby Lyra-pig and her new friend, an anteater, share a snack...

And we recently found a pair of white woodchuck pups by the lake. They were curious little fellas...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Final Travel Pigs

Here are the last images from my recent trip:

The Lyra-pig very kindly packed me a care package

And here's an image of the bassinets that airplanes for their baby pig travelers.

Final Travel PIgs

Monday, June 2, 2008

More Charlotte Airport pigs

Self portrait with piggie on phone

A view of the bar near my departure gate.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

More travel pics

Two posts in two days -- yeesh, this might spoil you! :)

Here are two more drawings from my recent trip. I had a very long layover in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and made these pictures while sitting at a bar in the D Terminal.

This gentleman was striking because of the contrast between his camouflaged baseball cap and the Bluetooth device sticking out of his ear.

Business travelers are always very busy.

More travel pics

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back from my Trip!

So sorry for the long delay -- I've just gotten back from a trip to England. I had some good opportunities for drawings, and will begin to fill them in here for you.

Here's a view from the end of a long overnight flight...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Sorry, I know it was yesterday and everything, but I had to give a shout to all the mothers out there in the audience!

We love you!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Orchestra Manoeuvres in the Igloo

Here's a big one for this week. It took a lot of scanning and pasting together, so I hope you like it. This is an old request from the Lyra-min that took me a while to get just right.

This little guy didn't make it into the picture:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Three new peegs

Sorry for the delays -- I've been really busy with school. But here are three new peegs for your crudely-drawn pleasure.

The real story behind "Cloverfield"...

Coming soon in time for Christmas!

Shower-songs with the Lyra-pig and Flowerdew (the manatee)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

5K? w00t!

Hey everybody -- a little milepost passed by sometime in the last two days. The Secret Life of Guinea Pigs has had 5,000 visits.* I had no idea when I started this that so many people from so many different places would be interested in my cartoons.

Thank you all for your visits and comments and encouragements. New cartoon coming soon!

* The counter at the bottom says out of those 5,093 hits, 3,211 have been unique visitors

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Request Fulfilled

To celebrate what must certainly be the wrapping up of college golf season, here's the star of the Wheak U. team.

Eighteen holes, and lots of parsley after the 18th.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Cutest Time of the Year

Easter pretty much is the high-water mark for the cute-esque all year. I thought I'd share what our dining room looked like last Sunday:

Hope your Bunny-day was as fun and charming as ours!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

A few Easter-themed pictures:

Try and find the Lyra-pig.

... and some religious revisionism.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Happy Spring everybody!

The pigs thought they should get out and do some vigorous outdoorsy-type things.

Friday, March 14, 2008

New GP scene

Sorry for the sporadicity lately -- I've been really busy. But as a reward, because you've all been so good -- here's a new picture.

A famous extended simile from a notable conversation in the first story of the Canterbury Tales.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Whiteness of the Capybara

I wonder who received the pellet that was nailed to the mast of the Whequod for spotting the capy?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Miller's Tale Pigs

From our continuing series of Images from Page and Screen...