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Monday, January 16, 2006

The Ballad of "Juan Tamad"

"Juan Tamad" (translated in tagalog as "Lazy Juan") is a Filipino folklore character that inspired me to draw this piece. He is constantly trying to find ways to save himself from doing excess work. In this drawing, he is telling the crabs to get to his home, on their own, so he can sleep under his favorite guava tree.

1 comment:

elf/hag said...

this is great! may i know if this was inspired by a real ballad, and what the title is? i am looking for old stories of good 'ol Juan Tamad.

PS i also love the dragon in your website illustrations. cheers!