“Everybody’s Got a Baby Kangaroo”

kangaroo flapper

(“Yours is pink, but mine is blue”)

So here’s a long story that will eventually come back around to why this flapper has a baby kangaroo.

I really love the works of Agatha Christie, and I’ve been slowly working through a wonderful book called Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre by Julius Green, about Christie’s work as a playwright. This book has an excerpt from one of Christie’s early, unpublished plays in the 1920s, in which a young lady briefly mentions having a baby kangaroo as a pet. This image stuck with me, and so when I next got the urge to draw a flapper (an urge I get often), I thought, “You know what would make this picture better? A kangaroo.”

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“Everybody’s Got a Baby Kangaroo”

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