After posting this painting I did a bit of a redo on the background, more like the new version and now I think I like this old painting better. I showed my sister the other one and she was somewhat frightened by the image. I guess coming from the world of illustration where we do a lot of strange things (conceptual) I didn't consider that it might be a scary image. But we grew up with cartoons didn't we? I for one was a big cartoon-aholic as a kid. I still love them but am not so obsessed.