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Kilgore Trout by WonderDookie Kilgore Trout by WonderDookie
One of my favorite literary characters of all time. A crabby, old, dirt poor, sci-fi writer named Kilgore Trout from a number of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. novels.
I've been trying to continue doing something a little more abstract from my normal style. I based my image of Kilgore on Vonnegut himself, and a couple of Vonnegut's prints.
According to Vonnegut Kilgore trout died in the year 2004. The epitaph on his tombstone says, "Life is no way to treat an animal."

Edit: Shit, and now the world has lost Vonnegut himself. Sad day.

"So it goes."
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Ege0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job man ;)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Glad you enjoy it. Kilgore Trout is one of my favorite literary characters.
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Ege0 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the same!
Only a month ago I was introduced to the universe
of Kurt Vonnegut. I red Hocus Pocus and then
Slaughterhouse, and it's an awesome writer, one
of the best USA authors I've read.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh really? That's great. I think that Trout had some of his greatest moments in Timequake and Breakfast of Champions. Breakfast of Champions was really good.
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HalloStarChild Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Kilgore Trout is my hero. Thanks for this awesome picture of him. It definately captures what he's all about.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Well your very welcome. Thank you for the kind comment too.
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fynewyne Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
My dad, who introduced me to Vonnegut, said that, (eh-hem,) "Way back when, Vonnegut wrote under the alias 'Kilgore Trout.' And then he started using him as a character in his novels." I'm not sure if this is true, but if so, then... well... then nothing, because the Mr. Trout is already pretty blatant self-mockery, so depicting him in Vonnegut's image already makes the most sense. :shrug: Whatever. Just pretend that was an interesting story and everybody wins.

An awesome pic. His rubber boots are love.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I don't think that Vonnegut ever actually wrote under that alias (he invented the character after he had already become a somewhat established writer), but Kilgore definitely became an alter ego. So your argument still works. Everybody wins.

Thanks!
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
he is one my top 10 all timebest characters in fiction, he is so funny and he's..amazing especially in Breakfast of Champions
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Yeah. Especially in the end. That was great.
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