Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Incredible Floating Onion!

It took me a while to decide what to use for a kid in Insalataville. I've never considered younger fruits or vegetables.

I like how the layout of this strip turned out, but I'm not happy with the word balloons. It just can't always turn out exactly right, can it?

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I guess that shallot disguise will have to be revised. She looks more like an onion now.

The IllustrationFriday theme this week is balloon, and I couldn't resist working it into Beware the Red Radish for a third week. It just seemed to fit into the storyline. Also, I didn't want to draw something with a real balloon or a word balloon. I liked the idea of the verb, and poor Garlic made the perfect victim...I mean subject.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No!...Aaah ha ha ha....

I guess they're all thrown off by the blue eye shadow. It couldn't possibly be Garlic without the purple eye shadow.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Giggly Shallot

Garlic is on the loose with the giggles...and apparently it's a good thing she seems to not be in possession of her cleaver collection. Lemonade, anyone?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Opinions Abound

Garlic is certainly being stubborn.
Side effects from the goo vapor? Or side effects from Dr. Valencia's "cure?"

Coincidentally, this week's Illustration Friday theme is opinion. I'm not sure this is exactly what I want to submit, but I think I'll go with it for now. I could draw a random student expressing his/her opinion of just how much he/she hates reading, because I sure heard that enough this week to have a pretty clear picture in mind, but Illustration Friday is supposed to be a relaxing departure from my non-hobby world. So there, random student, I can get away from you, and if you didn't hate reading so much, you could get away from me, too, because a good book is a great escape. Too bad you don't know that.

Oops, sorry. Random education rant. I guess we're all expressing stubborn opinions this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This week's Illustration Friday theme is pretend. Such a broad theme was causing me slight consternation, but then I realized that I could easily work the theme into the current Radish storyline....even if Garlic is deluding herself in thinking she could resemble a shallot.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rude Awakening

Is Garlic working out her frustrations vicariously through Radish? Or is Radish out throwing forks because that's just what he does? Will Broccoli ever have a moment's peace?
Don't judge my palm trees, by the way, they're only dream palm trees anyway. Speaking of dreaming, my goal is to have posted 100 Beware the Red Radishes before my blogiversary. Only one month left. Counting the original Radish drawing, this is #87. Can I do it? Or am I dreaming?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008


If you are evil genius Dr. Valencia, you probably think it wise to test out any chemical concoction. But is it really? What other interpretations of wise are over at Illustration Friday?

Beware the Red Radish will be back soon. Check back midweek.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I'm knitting a new poncho, but I think it looks pretty nice as a superhero cape for Spot. The red certainly complements his black and white fur.

It has been stressful at the job. And while that usually is fertile ground for many a Beware the Red Radish, I have been too tired to create/color and post. You will have to make do with your imagination and SuperSpot here.

Yesterday I went out for my first autumn gardening session: 4 layers of clothing, some tunes and a rain cloud. Gardening in the rain is incredibly peaceful. I wish I had more time to do the peaceful things.


If you've read or browsed my blog from the beginning, you might recognize this vacant rowboat tied to the bulkhead at my parents'. I drew this from that picture. This wasn't my first idea for the "vacant" theme, but one of the first pictures I clicked on over at Illustration Friday was. So I went in a different direction--just as peaceful, I think.