His Breath Smelled like Limburger Cheese by Steven Novak

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Medium 17.2" x 12.0"
Large 22.9" x 16.0"
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I’m not 100% sure what’s going on in this picture, but I have no doubt that spending his day in the house of a creepy old man wasn’t exactly the way this kid hoped things would turn out. There’s a story here, I’m just not exactly sure what it is.


  • cheetaah
    cheetaahabout 7 years ago

    His angry at him, why? did he broke something? hmmm or may be the old guy wants to be alone. Great work.

  • He might not be angry per say, but I do think he has something evil and nefarious in store for the kid. Never trust someone with a really skinny unibrow. ;) Thanks Cheetaah!

    – Steven Novak

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 7 years ago

    maybe he’s saying, “In my day, when a kid broke a window with a baseball, we pulled his underwear over his head and hung him from the window…” lol.
    great look of terror on the kid’s face tho

  • And the kid is replying “ALL the way over the head!? The elastic couldn’t stand such pressure!” To which the old man replies, “Well, lets give it a try. Consider this a science experiment.” ;)

    – Steven Novak

  • butchart
    butchartabout 7 years ago

    day old limburger cheese……and he’s angry because rodney cut the bushes to short… now the neighbors can see into the house…it’s much too bright

  • Possibly. It doesn’t look like the old man has the best skin, does it? ;)

    – Steven Novak

  • Tron
    Tronabout 7 years ago


  • Thanks Mark! Much appreciated.

    – Steven Novak

    BLYTHARTabout 7 years ago

    He’s saying, “If you don’t eat your fruit and vegetables, you’ll grow up to look like me!”

  • If that is in fact the case the kid will no doubt gorge himself on helping after helping of brussel sprouts that evening at dinner. ;)

    – Steven Novak

  • vertigodog78
    vertigodog78about 7 years ago

    The old man looks like a house-servant. The drawing is sublime: magical and not too scary, but certainly that boy is surprised. When you think of the story, I’d love to hear it man! Good work!

  • My wife is a primary school teacher and for whatever reason out of everything I’ve done over the years that has made it’s way into her classroom, the kids have responded the most to this one. I have yet to figure out why. Thanks Luke!

    – Steven Novak

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerabout 7 years ago

    Ha! Some groovy-ass stuff, right there.

  • I can dig groovy-ass. Thanks!

    – Steven Novak

  • Imber
    Imberabout 7 years ago

    This is just wonderful!

  • Thank you much Imber!

    – Steven Novak

  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensabout 7 years ago

    Oh WOW! Your drawing is amazing!!! Brilliant!!

  • Thanks Tine! Though “brilliant” might be giving me more credit that I deserve. ;)

    – Steven Novak

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 7 years ago

    i could look at this for ages, the detail is fab, fantastic drawings just spill outa ya don’t they just!
    Well, the thing i prob love best is the light and shade, it’s bloody fantastic. You are so annoying tho!
    I tried to say it’s crap, but i just can’t!!!…..sO, i guess i am just going to accept that i am nicer than you…(or just plain passive-aggressive……..so don’t push me Steven, lol)

  • No offense, but I’ve seen the picture of you and, well…you aren’t exactly what I would call “intimidating.” ;) Seriously though, thanks again Karin!

    – Steven Novak

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