Influences, influences. “It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.” I think Jean luc-godard said that. Not sure. Anyway it was mostly subconscious doodling that created Derek, but somewhere at the back of my brain Groucho Marx maybe became confused with a carrot, a missing member of the cast of Sesame Street plus a Dachshund.

Derek recipe

Groucho Marx…

…add a pinch of The Muppets…

…a healthy carrot…

…a meaty Dachshund…

…and if you stir it all together, you should end up with Derek. Handsome fellow. Could do with feeding though.

Woof!