The Worry Bird - Flugimistletoeboo
Digital illustration derived from a carving my father did, long before I was born. I have seen the Worry Bird on the side of WW2 airplanes, and also as a character by Daniel Clowes. I wanted to put my own spin on it, but try to place elements from my Dad's carving; big beak, crossed feet, no wings, but without a pine cone body.
I'm sure my pop saw it in a magazine or while he was living in Alaska. It must have been part of some obscure pop-culture reference or song of the day... The name alone has a real "Andrew's Sisters" feel to it... I'm still researching.
The Worry Bird has got a place in my heart, like the Kitchen Witch, especially when trying to juggle so many things at once, as I do... Let HIM worry about it, not me.
Carving of the Worry Bird by Steven Zdepski - Flugimistletoeboo
B-24 Bomber - The Worry Bird