The Fretting Zoo

…………………………………………..Unrated, Extra-Fretful Director’s Cut!

About November 30, 2007

Mister Yumy Tummy Bun Bun lived in a meadow and had no control of his feng shui. This caused him to feel a constant sense of vague unease which only deepened when he saw how big & disordered the world really was.

How, I am never asked, did Mister Yumy Tummy Bun-Bun come to be? It’s a funny story. Well, at any rate, it’s a story. I keep a large variety of art supplies on the desk at my workplace (in an original Cannonball Run Big Gulp cup), and a co-worker of mine noticed that I had a single colored pencil, a peach shade, amongst my pens and pencils. She asked me what I used it for, and I replied, apropos of nothing, “I use it to draw bunny rabbits.” She scoffed at this, because my artwork normally runs to the extremely macabre and violent. To prove my point, I drew a rather hideous and confused bunny, and, in search of the most overly cutesy-cute name I could think of, called him Mister Yummy (sic) Tummy Bun-Bun. For some reason, I kept drawing him, gradually making him more cuddly-looking while reducing the overall bizzaro factor of his adventures (they were pretty bizarre-the powers that be at work would not allow my friend to display those early cartoons on her desk because of their disturbing content). After about a year, during which time the cast expanded, contracted, and shifted, I drew about three or four Bun-Bun cartoons every day, enough to convince my invaluable major domo and webmistress that I could, in fact, sustain a daily cartoon blog.  Thus, The Fretting Zoo was born, and now occupies the fleeting attention of literally fives of people almost every day.

Thanks for visiting, and come back soon. I think I’ve almost got the handwriting thing mastered, and hope soon to actually start figuring out how to draw.

R. Roland Rhodes


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Beth Says:

    Your mom sent me; I’m glad she did. As always – pure genius! I love Nathaniel Hawthorne Raccoon. I just hope the little bunny never has a weasel friend with orthopedic shoes and a love for skiing!

  2. bunnylogic Says:

    Roland replies-Stay tuned for the debut of Ethelbert, the Skiing Weasel WIth Fallen Arches! trademark and copyright 2008 Roland Rhodes, you didn’t give me the idea and you don’t get any money.

  3. bunnylogic Says:

    Roland appends-It has come to my attention that the previous post may seem arbitrarly churlish and “mean.” Permit me to clarify-the above was written in what we humorists call “jest.” In this context, what appears to be mean is in fact playful and dusted with a sugary-gingery coating of whimsy. Also, I would not name a character Ethelbert unless I couldn’t think of something else.

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