It was only the first week of the new year, and I was already fed up and grumpy. I had a pile of paperwork to sort through, a backlog of work to get done and more than a few bills to pay. I was asked to stop everything and urgently draw a cute greeting card for a friend (as a favor... of course) and before I knew it I had drawn a grumpy duckling saying QUACK F***ING QUACK. The angry animal made me laugh out loud and I shared it online.

It quickly became apparent that these animal drawings were making a few other people smile too, and so a promise was made. No matter what else life would bring in 2020, I would set aside enough time each day to draw and post a daily grumpy animal. At the end of the year, I would have 366 animals in a bad mood to put in a hardback coffee table book and a smile on my face.

I'm only 17 days in yet the drawing idea seems to already be taking on a life of its own. Over 4000 people already check in every day to the @Beastflaps Instagram page to see what the daily silly animal will be, and I've shipped out dozens of grumpy pigs and cow t-shirts worldwide. It seems the animals in these funny drawings are only grumpy so that we don't have to be.

More info: grumpyanimals.com | Instagram | twitter.com

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Pan Narrans
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2 years ago

This is a _battle_ unicorn!

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Lily Mac Dennard
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2 years ago

get out of my clucking way!

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Francesca
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2 years ago

Yes. yes it would.

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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2 years ago

Oh that's sad.

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Luna Lovegood
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2 years ago

The son of honk honk mothercluckers.

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

Well cluck it Nantucket

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Ow! My toe!

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Bridget
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2 years ago

This is still the best pup ever

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A Water Bottle
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2 years ago

Well they were hootin in my front yard

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Lily Mac Dennard
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2 years ago

Scooby doodle doo, where are u?

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Jasmine Walker
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2 years ago

Being born under the Pig sign, I approve!

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Lily Mac Dennard
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2 years ago

bah humbug

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

I just Googled and learned a new idiom: One Trick Pony

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A Water Bottle
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2 years ago (edited)

Me too

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

No, thanks

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Just like dogs are

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Produces bullshit