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Poncho refuses to be housebroken and she loves the taste of a fresh cat turd.

Poncho will bite off your fingers if you happen to be holding a cheese soaked nacho chip.

Poncho enjoys the smell of her own stink.

Poncho hates wearing clothing and will stand motionless like a gargoyle if you put a sweater on her fat torso.

Poncho is a terrible guard dog, unless attacked by a bugler wearing a gorilla costume.

Don’t ever attempt to lift Poncho off the floor or she will urinate on your shoes.

Poncho’s bark makes babies cry.

She is a disgusting mess.

The Frankenstein Monster was abandoned by his creator. He was left frightened and alone. He was an outcast. He was completely unaware of who or what he was. He had no name. No home. No identity. He sought affection and understanding but his disfigured appearance inspired revulsion and fear from everyone he encountered. Despite all of his attempts to find his place in society he found that he would never be accepted by his fellow man. He sought to discover his humanity, but his fellow man rejected him and labeled him a monster and a demon. At the end the monster reverted back to his savage roots and sought to destroy his creator and everything he held dear.

In many ways the Frankenstein Monster represents all of us. We are all seeking to discover our humanity. Discover love. Discover understanding. Discover inner peace. But we fear each other. We fear ourselves. We fear life and death and the unknown. We fear change. We fear fire. We fear art.

So the Frankenstein Monster represents the best and worst of us.

And while we are on the subject of Frankenstein, Here is an update on the new digital painting I’m working on. I hope to have it finished this weekend.

In recent months my “art habit” has taken the back burner in favor of paid design gigs. I’ve been flooded with freelance work and I haven’t had much time to make art. But I always have ideas brewing in my mind, and now that the dust is settling I can concentrate on getting some of those ideas onto paper or wood or whatever medium seems to work best. So expect more Frankenstein Monsters, Abe Lincolns, and Post Apocalyptic Scientists in the very very near future.