Illustration from the Oomee Mau Mau

Thumper 19 July 2007 22

As I previously mentioned, I’m writing a childrens book.

here is one of the illustrations.

Oomee Mau Mau and kookaburra

The book itself is pretty much fininshed barring a few illustrations and has been sent to various publishers.

I’ll let you know when the rejection slips start rolling in!

Any comments on the style of illustration, or can anyone guess what the oomee Mau Mau (the orange thing) was modelled on?

PS. I’m also testing to see if I can post an image….

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22 Responses to Illustration from the Oomee Mau Mau
nyssa76 nyssa76 1:45 pm 20 Jul 07

Ok 🙂

Thumper Thumper 1:35 pm 20 Jul 07


email me through the REVOLVER site and I’ll send you a copy.


bourke bourke 12:59 pm 20 Jul 07

From my twisted muso point of view it looks like a violin with safety padding, or a violin with big rolls of fat. Oh and eyes. I like it too.

atoz atoz 10:04 am 20 Jul 07

Poodle roadkill. But I like it.

Thumper Thumper 8:41 am 20 Jul 07

An orange dog turd with a tail, that would be 🙂

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 11:28 pm 19 Jul 07

You want the honest truth Thumper?

At first glance of your picture, without reading the words I thought it was a dog turd with eyes.

Hey, wou wanted to know! 🙂

Meconium Meconium 11:12 pm 19 Jul 07

Nice one man. I think the orange thing kind of looks like that shaggy dog from some other famous children’s book, can’t remember its name.

Jey Jey 7:12 pm 19 Jul 07

Oooh pretty

Thumper Thumper 4:32 pm 19 Jul 07

Oh, free of charge that is…

Thumper Thumper 4:32 pm 19 Jul 07

Oh yeah, thanks Caf. Your instructions were perfect.

Nyss, no worries. I’ll put together a colour photocopied double sided version sometime soon and get back to you.

Ntp Ntp 3:47 pm 19 Jul 07

caf: No probs and thanks for helping out the community. we like 550 as anything wider bumps things of the side of the page. scrolling down is enough of a challenge for most of our readers – scrolling sideways; well that’s just one bridge too far 😉

nyssa76 nyssa76 3:47 pm 19 Jul 07

Well if you don’t get a publisher Thumper, can you send one to me anyway? My 4yo loves kookaburras and she also loves to read.

I’d be happy to pay 🙂

caf caf 3:04 pm 19 Jul 07

Ntp: That’s probably my fault, I answered Thumper’s question about putting up images on the FAQ page and said to resize to 640×480.

boomacat boomacat 2:54 pm 19 Jul 07


Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:00 pm 19 Jul 07

Is it a spleen with a tumour attached?

Ntp Ntp 12:50 pm 19 Jul 07

Not a bad test with the picture but if you are going to post a picture size it so it’s no more than 550px wide (I’ve resized this one already) or email your image to

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:44 pm 19 Jul 07

john howards missing wig with rat tail extensions (serving suggestion only).

Ari Ari 12:43 pm 19 Jul 07

“oomee Mau Mau” … I’ve now got Russell Morris’s The Real Thing running through my head.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 12:00 pm 19 Jul 07

The ABC logo?

Danman Danman 11:09 am 19 Jul 07

can anyone guess what the oomee Mau Mau (the orange thing) was modelled on?

A legless poodle x samoyed?

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