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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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Clovis-Sangrail Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
this is the first Vonnegut-related artwork i've seen on DA. I like his hand
I love how Vonnegut will start rambling about one of his sci-fi stories midway through a paragraph. :trout:
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you much. I looked up Kilgore Trout not long after I uploaded this, and there are only a couple of other Vonnegut related drawings that I could find.
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darkboywonder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Sweet dude.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ya!
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unsilentwill Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Oh God bless you sir...

Ting-a-ling!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ha ha. Nice. Thank you very much.
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Sketchbomb Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yay! Vonnegut on Deviantart! My hero!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that guy is seriously fantastic.
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S-prinkles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Nice style, different, but really good.
Man I wouldn't like to run into him in the streets, he'd probably have a go at me for being young and then lecture me on something from his day.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, he'd probably just start screaming about the air being poison, or something along those lines.
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Sarcastastic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
It's well done, and you definitely have the abstract thing down.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you much man. Glad to hear it.
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Sarcastastic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Any time buddy.
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rpg-chick Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Ohhhhh man.
His flesh = AMAZING.
Meaning his face and hand.
All that texture is so awesome :0D
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. I was wondering if it was perhaps a bit much, but I really liked the outcome.
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rpg-chick Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Oh no not at all.
That's what makes it so rad!
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Ruka-Poo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
THE BEST SCI-FI WRITER OF ALL TIME

you have good taste

and good style of art <3
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Trout or Vonnegut. Either way I guess it's sort of the same guy.

Thanks much!
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Ruka-Poo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
either one :B both are awesome.

though perhaps Vonnegut had a more fruitful career.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
h aha. Yeah. Definately more fruitful. Although, being fictional, Kilgore doesn't exactly need money.
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Ruka-Poo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
haha! yes, also a good point
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Blondeyetti Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
I've never read any books with this character in, but i like him already. The ink stain and the delicate coloured fish are my favourite bits.

That epitaph rivals spike milligan's. :P
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Trout is a bit of a main character in both Breakfast of Champions and Timequake. I really heavily recommend Breakfast of Champions.
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Blondeyetti Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
i'll definately look out for it! need some good brain crack :P
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would probably be a pretty good discription of Vonnegut's books.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this style! Good work! :)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ya much man. I appreciate it.
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