Friday, April 4, 2014

Answering Questions: Mike Monaco Set 2 (1 of 4)

What's the deal with your portrait icon? -- Mike Monaco

Ursinal by Matthew Mitchell
I absolutely love this silly picture that Matthew Mitchell was forced to create for the Third Edition Book of Exalted Deeds. It's a frivolous creature called an Ursinal, which is essentially an anthropomorphic bear who concerns himself more with the pursuit of knowledge than anything any bear I've ever encountered would care to be associated with doing. Anyway I ran across it back when I was doing these in-depth reviews of the Book of Exalted Deeds and the Book of Vile Darkness and just fell in love with that picture. For some reason it just makes me laugh and I've kept it ever since.

I'm working on something different right now but it's slow going with my son hopping up into my lap and helping me every time I get started. Frustrating, but I really like his help all the same.

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