Mr. Foxley of the Scarab Club

Wry, squinting Mr. Foxley.  He was saved from the lord’s hounds of King George by Benjamin Franklin, which was the real reason Georgy-poo was not so fond of Ben.
Mr. Foxley is a master inventor, like his former master.  He keeps on his person a sword made from a lightening rod which is said to be capable of calling forth and directing lightning, the way a conductor might direct an orchestra.


  1. Stunning!
    I can feel his cold wet nose.
    Great color combo. Did you use watercolor?
    I want that hat!:)
    A lightning master ey? Marvelous! I am so eager to read the whole Scarab Club Adventures book..

    • Rubin Pingk

      No. I photoshopped some color over the grey drawing. I don’t know if the Scarab critters will get their own book, but they’ll show up in Mr. Apple and the Whale, I think. That book is surreal enough to house them. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Lovely!! Also, I really like the colors you used for this one, on Mr. Foxley and on the stripes! A rusty green and a coper orange: perfect. Foxes are amazing creatures. Yours look sneaky and wise at the same time. Well done Rubin!

    • Rubin Pingk

      I felt like I was being a bit brash with the colors. Thank you. It still lies outside of my color comfort realm, but a little discomfort can be good for an artist no?

  3. Love the sketch and even more the combination of the two colors!!it sorts of give it a magic feel to it!! and love the stylized fish too 🙂

    • Rubin Pingk

      I liked the fish and snail garnishes too. But not to eat 🙂

  4. Mr. Foxley’s divine! I love the color, line work, expression, all of it and let me not overlook the poisson des mares…or river, me Francais ain’t good, but sometimes it sounds better than English. But I love this one! I’m with Malka, nothing better than a wet nose… And you know Bennie Franklin always got down on all fours to rub noses with the critters, he was just that kind of democratic-inventor minded guy.

    Again, been out of the loop and I just love visiting and seeing what you’ve been creating in Gepetto’s workshop.

    • Rubin Pingk

      You’re welcome in my loop anytime! Thank you. I think Mr. Franklin probably was hands on with the critters. He certainly was with the ladies (or so I hear.)

  5. A fine fellow indeed!

  6. Very Nice loving the colors and the fish design! Whenever I see a fox now I’m always thinking of the Fantastic Mr. Fox. Foxes are so fancy.

    • Rubin Pingk

      Me too. That show was rad. I ♥ Wes Anderson movies.

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