Blogger pal Namowal (look at her name in a mirror), has a cute ongoing comic strip involving martians and a scorpion, among other things!, at tail o' the rat.
This cute painting was one of a series of bear paintings my mother's cousin did back in the 40's for a children's book they were working on together that never got published. I love the use of color. There are six illustrations in the series. My mother gave them to me.