New Year New Creatures: A Nod to Anthropomorphism

*Warning: Potty Humor! Oh no! * Anthropomorphism appears throughout literature even more than good writing, before the well-known Aesop’s Fables to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, from Anubis to the Easter bunny, like one of my favorites, The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes. Anthropomorphism, giving non-human creatures and entities human characteristics, creates endless possibilities in storytelling.

Illustration of a cross between a brontosaurus and George Soros, "George Dinosoros".
George and the Dinosaur, with plenty of you-know-what coming out his *ss.

In the spirit of the new year, Morra Morron came up with a few new anthropomorphisms, and all the time, new ones coming in art and literature. Double-up on the powers of animals or elements, or showcase a human flaw.

Pencil sketch of a cross between Homer Simpson and a simian, "Homer Simian".
Homer Simpson meets the simian.
Illustration of an aardvark turned "fartvark" with a few flatulations.
Fartvark…oh, come on, so it’s not really much of an anthropomorphism, but it’s a little bit funny.

Two hilarious examples of anthropomorphism…South Parks’ ManBearPig with Al Gore…

Internet picture of South Park ManBearPig episode with Al Gore.

…and Family Guy’s Lois saved by a merman…

Picture from the internet of Family Guy's Louis saved by a merman.

Easy to look up on YouTube.

Perhaps this year I’ll try a few anthros in writing, or throw some ideas to Morra Morron for a sketch up, and if ever there was a good idea for portraits…

Until next, keep laughing, keep reading!

Published by Morra Rose

I love the links between life and literature, and couldn't get by day-to-day without a little humor. Here's my place to share thoughts and discoveries in bite-sized pieces, illustrated by my sister Morra Morron. Enjoy!

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