|11 JANUARY 2017: I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve lost the backup copies for one or two images that have gone offline. I’m hoping that I may be able to retrieve them from my old PC... some time... In the meantime, however, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve rediscovered YouTube links for the student video El Origen del Miedo [How Fear Came], Part One and Two.|
|Inspired by Kipling’s Jungle Books, among others, this site celebrates the tales of feral children - those fascinating creatures that are not quite human and yet not entirely animal....|
THIS SITE INCLUDES SOME NUDITY.
There is nothing obscene or pornographic about that [Adult Content Section specifically excepted]. It’s just that many feral children have never even heard of clothes (not even loincloths). If this bothers you please feel free to surf elsewhere.
THE JUNGLE BOOKS - Rudyard Kipling
JUNGLE-BORN - John Eyton
SHASTA OF THE WOLVES - Olaf Baker
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? - Mowgli looks odd
EVEN MORE WILDNESS - Miscellaneous feral stuff
PYRÉNÉE - Loisel and Sternis’s wild girl comic
HOW LONG WOULD A BOY’S HAIR GROW IF,
LIKE MOWGLI, HE DIDN’T CUT IT FOR TEN YEARS?
PYRÉNÉE FANART - Richard “Kuroku” Palmer
ANIME JUNGLE BOOK FANART - Richard “Kuroku” Palmer
JUNGLE BOOK COVER ART GALLERY
MOWGLI - Art by Barry Blair and Colin Chan of Elflord
MOWGLI LOOKALIKE: STATUE BY PAULA ZIMA
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA STATUE: PRIOZERSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
THE MOWGLI BAS-RELIEFS:
PROSPECT PARK ZOO, BROOKLYN, NY
CLIPART ETC. IMAGES:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
|News of the Wild|
NEWS ITEMS ARE DIVIDED BY HORIZONTAL BARS.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR EARLIER ENTRIES.
18 September 2016:
I recently came across the feral boy cartoon Coyotes? and added it to the Even More Wildness page.
10 October 2015:
...Even though there’s not been much to report on the news front for... three years?! Um... OK...
27 August 2012:
The Mowgli Bas-reliefs
I’ve mentioned them before, and they also have a page on Marc’s Jungle Book Wiki, but I’ve now added a page giving what I believe is the most complete overview of the Jungle Books-inspired bas-reliefs at Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, New York. Please feel free to comment.
25 August 2012:
Having now seen Brave, I’d just like to share my two pence worth on the film’s similarities, or lack of them, to Pyrénée (scroll down to 21 December 2011 item for comparison pic). First and foremost, of course, both characters have that unruly mop of wild hair, though of course no Disney film would ever dare to show an adolescent character naked. (There is a tiny bit of comic nudity in the film, but it’s all male.) Secondly, there is indeed a bear in the film - in fact two, one good and one evil, and the good one... let’s just say, plays a parental role for Mérida. Any other similarities are purely superficial, although it will still be interesting to see if Pyrénée’s creators ever make anything of the physical resemblance.
27 July 2012:
More Jungle Book Cover Art
I’ve now added a tenth page to the Cover Art Gallery, and this time it’s only taken three and a half months rather than four and a half years! This brings the grand total to 120 images, although strictly speaking, a few of them are not actually Jungle Book covers but publicity posters, comic book covers and related works...
10 July 2012:
Some views of a sculpture of Mowgli and Bagheera in Priozersk, Russia. “Where on Earth is Priozersk?” I hear you ask. Well - let's just say it’s a long way from the jungle! (This page has been online as a beta for ages now, but at last I’m linking to it officially.)
14 March 2012:
More Jungle Book Cover Art
I’ve added a new Page 9 to the Jungle Book Cover Art Gallery. And it’s only taken me four and a half years since adding Page 8!!!
21 December 2011:
Spot the Difference, or,
Great Minds Think Alike?
So, I just happened to be sitting in a cinema waiting for the film to start, when up popped a trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film Brave, which is a fantasy set in the Scottish highlands. It features a feisty young heroine with a round face, big round eyes and a gigantic mop of wavy red hair... ring any bells??? Yup! Mérida is pretty much a dead ringer for Pyrénée... if Pyrénée was a medieval Scottish princess instead of a French wild girl. I gather there’s even a bear that features prominently in the story. Now I wonder if the creators of Pyrénée will have anything to say about the apparent resemblance? We’ll see...
25 July 2011:
Californian Mowgli lookalike
Paula Zima’s fountain statue of a child and bear fishing, close to the 18th century misson house in San Luis Obispo, California, could easily be taken for Mowgli or Pyrénée, but it actually depicts a girl of the local Chumash people getting in touch with nature. Photos and information here.
18 January 2011:
Happy New Year. Pyrénée pic updated, more updates soon(?)
Somewhat belatedly (so what’s new? Not me, evidently) I’ve posted the final (at least, as far as I know) version of Richard Palmer’s picture Pyrénée Playing with Fireflies. I hope you like it. I think it’s one of his best.
13 September 2010:
Kuroku Strikes Again
The latest piece of Pyrénée artwork by Richard Palmer is a nicely atmosheric depiction of the French wild girl enchanted by fireflies on a moonlit night. Once again the full-size image is very big, so apologies to those of you living in the wilds of Mongolia or New Jersey who may not have broadband.
11 June 2010:
Dawn of Time:
rockin’ with the cavegirl
Whether or not you call Michael Stearns’ webcomic heroine Dawn of Time a feral child depends on your point of view, but to my mind she’s certainly wild enough to qualify. Besides, her adventures with dinosaurs, stranded time travellers and doomed lungfish are a lot of fun, so who’s arguing? I’ve added a permanent link to the strip on the Even More Wildness page.
Well, I’m bloggered!
A few months ago the Planet Bareass blog devoted a couple of pages to depictions of Mowgli (and a few of Tarzan) in order to make a few pithy comments on the way their nudity is depicted - or not as the case may be. The author admits not having read The Jungle Books, but he obviously likes the pictures - many of which he “borrowed” from my site and sites that I link to without attribution! Lucky I’m not one to make a big deal out of it. You can read the relevant pages (caution: NSFW) here and here.
4 October 2009:
Mowgli images by
Walbridge and Rubiños
Barry Blair’s cohort Colin Walbridge (aka Chan) has drawn Mowgli in a somewhat more juvenile style than usual, wearing a loincloth and swinging on a vine. Meanwhile Argentinian artist Nadina Rubiños includes three excellent pictures of Mowgli in scenes from Mowgli’s Brothers and Kaa’s Hunting on her blog. As far as I can tell they haven’t been published elsewhere.
15 July 2009:
Blair which Mowgli?
Barry Blair and Colin Chan’s latest piece of Jungle Book artwork is an odd hybrid of Disney and Kipling in which Kaa is hypnotising a naked Mowgli. Does Kaa want to eat him? If not, what could he want?!
More Blair & Chan Mowgli
Link fixes and updates:
I’ve fixed numerous broken links from the front page, and I’ve added numerous new links to images, including several based on an extensive search of deviantArt and a couple suggested by Marc.
11 April 2009:
The return of Kuroku
Richard Palmer’s latest picture based on the French graphic novel Pyrénée depicts the eponymous feral girl and her tutor the blind eagle having a spot of lunch in their cave behind a waterfall. Another big illo, so if you don’t have broadband you might want to download it overnight.
1 November 2008:
Once again Marc has discovered an interesting Mowgli illustration, this time by Czech artst Petr Minka. In this scene from Tiger! Tiger! Mowgli looks incrediby smug and self-confident as he sits on the defeated tiger’s skin, dressed in nothing but his own.
1 October 2008:
Thanks to Marc for discovering this image on a Korean blog [here’s a Google-translated version], depicting a very bishonen blue-eyed animesque Mowgli with a white wolf that might almost be Kiba from Wolf’s Rain. But where did Mowgli get the tatoo from?
7 September 2008:
Another Pyrénée pic
(In case you hadn’t seen it yet)
Sorry about the lack of recent updates...
Anyway, I posted this new Pyrénée picture by Richard Palmer several months ago but neglected to put up a News post for it. Sorry about that, chief. If you haven’t seen this already there’s really no excuse now.
Deviancy run riot
Also, I’ve found so many great pictures on deviantART recently that I’ve had to give them their own section. Some of my favourites include ~J-e-J-e, loosely based on the Japanese Shonen Mowgli series...
...and ~kookybird, who continues to produce some terrific Jungle Book artwork.
While you're there, you might also want to check out her funny but slightly disturbing take on Red Riding Hood...
22 January 2008:
Still more ~kooky Deviancy
Deviantartist ~kookybird comes through once again with a very nicely drawn 5-panel comic page showing Mowgli and a wolf hunting a deer. More, please.
5 December 2007:
Mowgli’s on a plane???
Here’s a picture of a Boeing 737 owned by the Ukrainian airline MAU. The plane’s called “Маугли” (Maugli - Russian and Ukrainian for Mowgli). The name is obviously suggested by the airline’s initials, and on the nose there’s a small stylised sketch of our favourite man-cub swinging on a vine. Long may it fly!
3 December 2007:
The Deviancy continues
Here’s yet another Deviantart find in the form of a very casually naked teenage Mowgli by kookybird.
9 November 2007:
Found a few more images of Rudulph Evans’ Boy and Panther in Brookgreen Gardens South Carolina, bringing the total to six: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
6 November 2007:
Meowglee by yuni: Another Deviantart find. “LOL! I just wanted to draw that jungle dork, and give him the length of the hair he is actually supposed to have if he never trimmed it.” In connection with hair length I referred yuni to the news story about James Marshall.
Apologies for not mentioning this earlier, but Richard Palmer’s Pyrénée Fanart page now includes two new “Chibi Pyrénée” images rendered in Photoshop. If you thought she was cute before you won’t believe these! BTW, Wikipedia has now reinstated its previously-deleted Pyrénée article, although there’s no telling whether it will be deleted again.
5 August 2007:
The Jungle Books by the
tomatohead2 on Deviantart. Click there for big version.
14 June 2007:
More Jungle Book Cover Art
I’ve added a new page to the Jungle Book Cover Art Gallery, bringing the total to eight, but that’s not all - I’ve also replaced most of the images with bigger and better versions. Enjoy.
17 May 2007: Mowgli is stoned
The latest batch of art finds are all bas-relief sculptures. First of all, Marc found “Boy and Bear” by Ruth Sherwood in concrete (see plaque). It’s at the Polasek museum in Florida. Further north, there are several Jungle Book reliefs at Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, NY: here, here, here, here, here, here and here. See how many you can match up to the appropriate stories.
31 March 2007: More art finds
Here are a couple more pieces I found on the web.
First, a stylised and fairly serene Mowgli wearing a sarong by Giovanni Da Re;
and then in complete contrast, A wild-eyed feral Mowgli wearing a scrap of cloth by Alex Alvarado (Corspufo).
[Note: I see that Marc already has a listing for the Corspufo picture, but I seem to have missed it hitherto...]
29 March 2007: New art finds
I’ve just come across three very nice Jungle Book illustrations by (if I've transliterated his name correctly) Vladimir Emelianov. Check them out: Mowgli and Hathi | Mowgli and Kaa
Mowgli and Bagheera
17 February 2007:
New Wild at Heart Group!!!
Because I was fed up with all the spam at the Akela’s Place Yahoo! Group, I have now started the New Wild at Heart Yahoo! Group as a place where members can post whatever they like as long as it doesn’t frighten the horses, and where I can be moderator and zap spam properly. I hope you’ll join me there.
How Fear Came to Video
Thanks to “Someone” for alerting me to this Mexican Scout troupe video, “El Origen del Miedo”, (12m 40s in duration), based on Kipling’s How Fear Came. It’s in Spanish of course, but if you’re familiar with the story you’ll have some idea of what everyone’s saying. Some of the animals are played by child actors in animal costumes, while others are rendered in CG, and the effect is a bit jarring at first. Also, all of the flashback scenes (which make up the bulk of the story) are in sepia with fake film scratches. But whatever its technical quirks, the important thing is that all the kids are totally into it and their enthusiasm shows. Give it a look.
More art finds
January 2: Happy New Year. Thanks once again to Marc, I’ve managed to obtain another piece of Jungle Book artwork from eBay. This time it’s a small print by Anselmo Bucci, illustrating a scene from Kaa’s Hunting.
Marc also found a picture by André Le Moigne depicting an older Mowgli and a wolf watching a girl who’s preparing to bathe. This could be seen an ‘adult’ version of the scene in the Disney film where Mowgli meets the girl carrying water, or it may be inspired by a brief scene in The Spring Running where Mowgli sees a girl in a white dress. Either way, it has male and female nudity - something for everyone....
Unintentional research: Some British newspapers have carried a story about James Marshall, who developed a phobia of haircuts at the age of two and refused to have a haircut until he was twelve. The significance for this particular site is that Mowgli is lost in the jungle as a toddler and doesn’t return to humanity until he is about twelve, during which time he doesn’t get his hair cut either. so, just how long can a boy’s hair get if it isn’t cut for ten years? Well, in James’s case, an astonishing 27 inches or 69 cm. Kipling describes Mowgli’s hair as long, but most artists don’t draw it quite that long.
Artist: Unknown; Owner: Me!
October 31: While searching for items of interest on a little site you may have heard of called eBay, I came across a small watercolour depicting Mowgli, Bagheera and Kaa. Well, to my amazement I won the auction and I am now the proud owner of an original piece of Jungle Book artwork. If ever again I forget why I love the internet, this will remind me.
Who is Misha Rosnach?
October 24: While doing a random search for interesting material, I came across a set of 6 Jungle Book sketches by Misha Rosnach. That’s all the information that’s on the site - NO contact details or autobiography. Anyway, I’m including links to three of the sketches here. The rest will only be listed in the Adult Section on the grounds of graphic nudity and/or violence.
Mowgli and Akela subdue Buldeo
Shere Khan in the ravine | Kaa
October 14: After a long period of inactivity I’ve begun updating the site. Some of the links from this News section, which you might have missed if you didn’t scroll down, have now been added to the front page, and I’ve restored a couple of missing image links. I’ve also reorganised the Pyrénée pages. I’ve moved some pencil sketches to Page One and added lots of new poster and bookplate artwork to Page Two. I’ve also replaced a couple of the existing pictures with better versions. Stay tuned for further developments.
Server issues redux:
October 12: Now that the problems with my web service have apparently been resolved I’ve decided to move all the links back to the old server. Apologies for any inconvenience. All of the pages on the alternative server will stay up but will link back to the original one. Confused? I certainly am.
October 12: Clipart Etc. has 20 illustrations from Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1915), avaialable in three sizes in gif format, as well as large-size uncompressed tiffs suitable for printing. I’ve added the relevant page links to the ART links on this page.
October 12: An Israeli site is linking to the Jungle Book pages on this site. It's always nice to have a link (even though they've awkwardly stretched the logo to fit), but what’s the context? I have no idea. Babelfish doesn’t translate Hebrew. Anyone?
Welcome to the new Server:
July 19: If you’re reading this is means my latest site migration has gone off smoothly. To accompany this move I’ve added a new Pyrénée fan art section, featuring work by the incomparable Richard “Kuroku” Palmer. I’m also giving serious thought to opening a new Yahoo Group because the old ones are getting spammed. Watch here for developments.
July 10: Because of a dispute with my paid webspace provider I’ve currently assigned the http://www.p-synd.com/wild/ address to automatically redirect to http://wildatheart94.tripod.com/ . This shouldn’t cause any problems for visitors, but the Tripod site is now completely full which means that unless the dispute is resolved I’m going to have to open an annex to the site on another free account. Much as I hate pop-up ads, it looks like it may be the only way to go. Stay tuned for further details.
Pyrénée gets a blog entry
July 10: I’ve just come across this blog entry by ‘Ivan the Terrible’ about the Pyrénée graphic novel. The author seems to take a satirical view of Pyrénée’s nudity, which he justifies by claiming that even Mowgli wore a loincloth. Well, not wishing to pour cold water on your argument, Ivan, or should I call you Mr. The Terrible? In Kipling’s original stories, Mowgli was usually naked too. Admittedly, the Jungle is a bit warmer than the mountains, but Pyrénée does have the bear to keep her warm. And that’s most decidedly all he does!
Python boy in new photocall
June 5: Oeun Sambath, the Cambodian boy who lives with a python (as previously reported on this site’s Even More Wildness page, now updated) was recently in the news again, apparently not for any special reason but just because the two of them have had another photo session. Naturally I wish them both a long and prosperous friendship.
Blaine goes wild
May 16: According to newspaper reports, David Blaine, the famous... er... whatever it is he’s famous for... is planning to go and live in harmony with wild animals. I personally think holding his breath underwater has affected his brain.
The other Mr. Blair
May 11: Once again the ubiquitous Marc has found a new eBay Jungle Book image by Elflord artists Barry Blair and Colin Chan, depicting Mowgli waiting for his prey with an unfeasibly big knife. According to the caption his butt belongs to sanmania. I don’t know exactly how Marc obtained the link, because every time I tried it I got a notice from eBay saying that “adult” (i.e. innocently[?] nude) content wasn’t available outside the US.
(UPDATE: Marc has now told me how he did it. It’s so easy when you know how!)
Not quite Mowgli, but...
...I’ve recently discovered these two paintings by John Macallan Swan (1847 - 1910), featuring boys who have a distinctly feral look about them:
Orpheus (535k) | Boy Piping to the Fishes
More Mowgli art
May 1: Thanks once again to Marc for finding two more terrific Jungle Book pictures:
Mowgli at the village
Mowgli drinking at a stream
Cel, cel, cel
March 22: Here are a couple of Japanese auction sites I found, mostly selling animation cels from the Jungle Book: Shonen Mowgli anime series. There are quite a lot of head and shoulders shots of Mowgli (or as I sometimes call him, Animowgli) displaying a wide variety of facial expressions. Of course, because they’re auction sites the items on sale are subject to change over time, so it’s worth constantly checking back.
Link 1 | Link 2
Tribute in bronze
February 15: The ever-vigilant Marc has spotted another interesting link: A bronze by Vanessa Marston of Kipling with Bagheera and a monkey. Only thing is, Kipling looks a bit strange without his glasses.
Over at Fanart Central there are a couple of recent pieces (caution: tasteful nudity) based on Pyrénée, the French comic book wild girl. There’s a drawing by Kuroku8 (Richard Palmer), who’s drawn lots of Pyrénée pics, but mostly in Microsoft Paint rather than freehand and also drew the Anime Jungle Book fanart on this site. There is also a piece by someone calling themself (sic) Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas, based on an original bookplate which you can find on this page.
February 10: It seems I was barking up the wrong tree (no pun intended?) about this cartoon. Apparently the guy encountering Mowgli is actually Dracula (I should have spotted the fangs), and Mowgli is saying “We be of one blood, ye and I”. One of the comments beneath the cartoon asks “Who bit who?” Good question!
Cover Art gallery expanded
February 2: new Page 7 added to the Jungle Book Cover Art gallery. Adding the new page entailed revising the navigation on the existing pages, and I took the opportunity to fix a couple of code errors that were messing up some of the spacing.
Marc has sent me another cartoon link: Mowgli meets the Wolfman. Only trouble is, it’s in Russian. Can anyone translate the speech balloon?!
Disney fans should check out this link I found to a Japanese manga version of Jungle Book 2. Not surprisingly, I can’t read that either!
Thanks to Culturedropout
for giving Wild at Heart a link on his blog, alongside such other useful links as
Printable Thread Gauges and Other Tools for Identifying Nuts, Bolts, and Screws.
Scroll on by:
Thanks to a nifty bit of code, courtesy .net [Dot Net] Magazine I’ve been able to add scrolling to this box, so I can fit in as much news as I need without disrupting the surrounding links. It works a bit like a small frame, only better. Cool. I’ve also altered the background colours slightly.
New year site reorganisation:
You’ll have noticed by now that I have moved all of the internal and external links to the top of the left hand column and removed the big buttons from the page. This means visitors can immediately see where to go, but it does unfortunately tend to make the page text-heavy. In the next redesign I’ll probably add some smaller buttons. I also need to figure out a better colour scheme for the portal. Anyway, fwiw, here it is.
Jungle all the way:
Thanks again to Marc for sending me the link to this cartoon.
Thanks also to Panther-Baghira who sent me the address of his site dedicated to the Anime Shonen Mowgli. The site is in German, which unfortunately I don’t speak, but it has lots of images from the series as well as fan art, and has a Forum page in English.
Speaking of Shonen Mowgli, don’t forget to check out Richard “Kuroku” Palmer’s fanart. Kuroku achieves impressive results using MS Paint, which is a very basic art program with no layers or fancy effects.
Also, be sure to check out a couple of new links to artwork inspired by The Jungle Book: Mowgli and the Tiger by Ken Rosenberg and Jungle Book play poster art by David Hohn. Thanks to Marc for finding the Hohn picture.
Any queries, please contact me at ketrin1407 [a] yahoo [d] com. Replies will be signed “Lee Morrison”. That isn’t my real name - I was listening to The Doors when Yahoo Mail asked me to supply a name. Sorry, Jim. No disrespect intended.
THE JUNGLE BOOK COLLECTION - All things JB-related
DSCHUNGELBUCH DIE SERIE - Anime JB fansite (German) - site apparently deleted
THE KIPLING SOCIETY - The world’s poshest fansite
THE EMERALD FOREST - Jungle boys (if not exactly feral)
MOWGLI | THE JUNGLE BOOK
THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK
PYRÉNÉE Article reinstated - at least for now...
FERAL CHILDREN IN MYTHOLOGY AND FICTION
MISCELLANEOUS ART LINKS
Due to the large number of links posted, some may become obsolete.
Wherever possible I will attempt to find substitutes.
N - nudity; V - violence
|MOWGLI - Sarah “Rah” Cloutier N
MANGA STYLE MOWGLI - Kosmicgirl
MOWGLI - Frank W. Dormer
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - sketch from Russian site
3D MOWGLI AS AN ELF - Puntomaus
MOWGLI AT THE VILLAGE
MOWGLI DRINKING AT A STREAM N
RUDYARD KIPLING IN BRONZE
SCENE FROM KAA’S HUNTING - ANSELMO BUCCI N
(Read the story here)
VIDEO: EL ORIGEN DEL MIEDO (HOW FEAR CAME)
PART ONE | PART TWO | (Read the story here)
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Mitsis
JUNGLE BOOK COVER - Flying Coyote
JUNGLE BOOK INTERIOR - Flying Coyote N
MAUGLI - Shamanka N
(scene from The Spring Running)
MOWGLI - Pickled Pencils
MOWGLI - Chris Williams
MOWGLI - Kevin
BALOO - Kevin
MOWG-DIDDY - Kevin
MOWG-DIDDY CLOSE-UP - Kevin
M-DOGG - Kevin
M-DOGG 2 - Kevin
CRAP - Kevin
SKETCHMOWGLI - Kevin
SKETCHES 2 - Kevin
BOY AND BEAR - Ruth Sherwood N
LES AMIS DE MOWGLI - Vink
BAGHEERA ET BALOO - Vink
LES ENNEMIS DE MOWGLI - Vink
MOWGLI ET LES LOUPS - Vink N
VINK & CINE BLOG
EL LIBRO DE LA SELVA - MarinaNT
I MADE A CRAPPY MOWGLI - BlackEraser
MOWGLI FACES SHERE KHAN - Lauren Francis
MOWGLI SENT HOME - Angelheart Design N
MOWGLI’S BROTHERS - Jacqui Lee N
MOWGLI AT THE WOLF PACK MEETING - Jacqui Lee N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Stranger Than People Annual N
MOWGLI’S FIRE - Jacob Jamile King N
MOWGLI MEETS KAA - Avery Kane N
MOWGLI AND BALOO IN SNOW- Anatol
(Right-click and select to open or download full size)
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - rachelelm
MOWGLI WITH SHERE KHAN’S SKIN - Dear Bambi
(The above two are from Flickr, and are
posted under Creative Commons Licence)
MOWGLI - Maxetormer
MOWGLI’s BROTHERS - Laura Slater N
Three illustrations on Blogspot
PAGE HEADER ILLUSTRATION - Angie Wang N
Illustrating a New Republic article on Kipling’s verse
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - Anna Lipatova
CHICO Y OSO - Germán Bello
MOWGLI - Jono Balliet N
PYRÉNÉE(?)- Aurelie Neyret (Clo) N
MOWGLI RUNNING - Louis Fratino N
MOWGLI AND THE BANDAR-LOG - Louis Fratino N
MOWGLI WITH SHERE KHAN’S HIDE - Louis Fratino N
(Download the above 3 to view full size)
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Ryan Pearse
THE JUNGLE BOOK (HYPOTHETICAL COVER) -
JUNGLE BOOK ART PRINT - Stephanie Vecellio
THE JUNGLE BOOK COVER ILLUSTRATION
- Megan Murrell
JUNGLE BOOK: THE MEETING - Amanda Zimmerman
JUNGLE BOOK FAN-ART - MIKAEL MOUNE
MOWGLI: THE JUNGLE BOOK - MEKHTIEV IGOR N
PHOTOS OF M.A.U. UKRAINIAN AIRLINES’
BOEING 737 “MAUGLI” (i.e. “MOWGLI”)
The airline’s initials M.A.U. obviously suggested “Maugli”, which is the Slavic spelling of Mowgli. There’s a sketch of Mowgli swinging on a vine on the port and starboard sides of the plane’s nose. The plane’s registration is UR-GAH, which sounds a bit like one of the Mystics from The Dark Crystal!
STARBOARD NOSE AT TAKEOFF
(Enhanced detail of this photo by Aero Icarus on Flickr.)
(All rights reserved by Sanja Byelkin on Flickr.)
Just as an aside: tragedy has linked the Ukraine and aviation in July 2014. My thoughts are with the families of the victims of flight MH-17.
|CARTOON: MOWGLI MEETS DRACULA (Russian)|
CARTOONS: RAISED BY WOLVES
MOWGLI AND THE TIGER - Ken Rosenberg
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Infinity Boy’s Cosmic Mushroom
MOWGLI ON SHERE KHAN’s SKIN - Petr Minka N
IF MOWGLI HAD BEEN RAISED BY ACCOUNTANTS...
- Louisville Zoo Foundation poster (Flickr)
THE JUNGLE BOOK PLAY POSTER - David Hohn
MOWGLI, KAA AND BAGHEERA WATERCOLOUR N
MOWGLI IN A SARONG - Giovanni Da Re
FERAL MOWGLI AND WOLVES - Corspufo
(NEW LINK - CLICK IMAGE FOR BIG VERSION)
MAUGLI - Clipso Calipso
MOWGLI-LIKE STATUE : BOY AND PANTHER - Rudulph Evans, at BROOKGREEN GARDENS, SC
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
JOHN MACALLAN SWAN:
BOY PIPING TO THE FISHES N
ATHLETE WRESTLING WITH A PYTHON N
JUNGLE BOOK SKETCHES - MISHA ROSNACH:
MOWGLI AND AKELA SUBDUE BULDEO N
SHERE KHAN IN THE RAVINE | KAA
THREE PICTURES - VLADIMIR EMELIANOV:
MOWGLI AND HATHI N
MOWGLI AND KAA N
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA N
THREE PICTURES - NADINA RUBIÑOS:
MOWGLI’S LEARNING N
THE INDIAN CITY N
JUNGLE BOOK III N
TWO “SUNDAY NEWSPAPER” COMIC PAGES
BASED ON RED DOG - JON-MIKEL GATES
“PART 7” N | “PART 8” N
NB: Please ignore the Part numbers! Gates drew these two pages only, as part of an excerpt from an imaginary Sunday comic.
MOWGLI TRIPTYCH -
JULIA KONSTANTINOVNA MISHCHUK N
MOWGLI AND THE WOLF CUBS N
MOWGLI CONFRONTS SHERE KHAN N
MOWGLI SEES THE VILLAGE GIRL N
MEETING AT COUNCIL ROCK - Joe Weatherly N
THE RED FLOWER - Joe Weatherly N
Found on the Joe Weatherly Fine Art Blog
MARINA KAPILOVA - ILLUSTRATIONS FROM RED DOG, MOWGLI’S BROTHERS AND THE SPRING RUNNING N,V
Thanks to Marc for finding this one.
PLASTICINE (MODELLING CLAY) SCULPTURES
OF SHERE KHAN AND FERAL MOWGLI - Russian website N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Evan Shaner
JUNGLEBOOK - Gorillustrator (Lee Cosgrove)
DON’t COME AROUND HERE NO MORE
(Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) - Mark Harchar
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Serena Malyon
MOWGLI, BAGHEERA AND BALOO - BruceLugli
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Mimi Noyes N
THE JUNGLE BOOK (DETAIL) - Mimi Noyes N
Above two are from a storefront mural
MODERN MOWGLI - Svetlana Yestrebova
MOWGLI - Ele
MOWGLI - nirurin
MOWGLI - Julie C. Phillipps
One of a set of Literary Character Collages
FOUR JUNGLE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS - Pia Valentinis (Click “Next” to select image) N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Craig Arnold N (Cover
mockup from Craig Arnold Illustration Blog)
JUNGLE BOOK SERIES - Linda Kim & Chris Kosek
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Ester Garcia Cortes
SEEONEE JUNGLE - Eugene Arenhaus N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - KRISTY CALDWELL N
MOWGLI AND THE BANDAR-LOG - Hannah Williams
MOWGLI AND KAA - TANYA MANAEVA
Clicking on a deviantART image usually opens a bigger version. Some pictures are
accompanied by a Download link . Clicking on this gives you the full-size version.
|THE JUNGLE BOOKS - thetomatohead2 N|
MEOWGLEE - yuni N (DA membership required)
MOWGLI AND AKELA - J-e-J-e
MOWGLI RESTYLED - J-e-J-e
BAGHEERA - J-e-J-e
MAKING JUNGLE HISTORY - Threshie
THE JUNGLE COMIC BOOK - Maxahiss (Mike Hiscox) N
THE JUNGLE COMIC BOOK DRAWING - Maxahiss N
MOWGLI’S DEFENSE - Maxahiss N
MOWGLI’S DEFENSE DRAWING - Maxahiss
MOWGLI’S BREAKDOWN - Maxahiss N
MOWGLI’S BREAKDOWN DRAWING - Maxahiss N
JUNGLE BOOK - jedimurat
LET IN THE JUNGLE, HATHI - macbeth3377
HOW FEAR CAME INTO THE JUNGLE - macbeth3377
MANPACK - kenket
KAA’S HUNTING - kenket
MOGLI CHARACTER CONCEPT - ScreamingBricks N
MOGLI SURFING - ScreamingBricks: temporarily(?) lost
MOGLY N’ FRIENDS - Michael Syrigos
MENTORS - iizzard
JUNGLE - griselibiris N
MOWGLI’S BROTHERS - Teriyakikat
MOWGLI Y BALOO - Vatos
THE JUNGLE BOOK - tasukisflame
THE INCIDENT - tosx
MOGLI - moonynia
MOWGLI’S PROTECTORS - Coram-Deo
RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI - veris42
KAA THE ROCK PYTHON - AleidyaT
MOLESKINE PAGE 3 (Mowgli and
Charlie Brown sketches) - Mandarancio
THE JUNGLE BOOK - mushroomline
JUNGLE BOOK - Shashi92
THE JUNGLE BOOK SKETCH - Ratty08
THE JUNGLE BOOK PRINT - Ratty08
JUNGLE BOOK SHONEN MOWGLI - Morris1113
MOWGLI - Elvfisalive
THE JUNGLE BOOK No. 1 - teleutte
THE JUNGLE BOOK No. 2 - teleutte
THE JUNGLE BOOK No. 3 - teleutte N
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - arielpadilla
MAUGLI - Shiroima
FERAL CHILD - LicaWolf N
FERAL CHILD - SylintNoyz N
MASTER OF THE JUNGLE - eilu1183
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Annathelle26 N
MOWGLI - Djinna ...(based on this?!)
COUNCIL ROCK WITH DETAIL - rschuch
SON OF WOLVES - SLB-CreationS N
BIG CAT, LITTLE FROG - WednesdayWeek
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Author-To-Be
JUNGLE BOOK (deviantART gallery) - Khialat N
An ongoing art project featuring the artist’s own hybrid of the Kipling and Disney versions and his own. The art is a little sketchy, but it has a raw energy that I find appealing. A brief word of warning, however: one or two of the pictures show apparently juvenile characters embracing while clearly (though not explicitly) nude, so don’t go there if you think that’s too much.
THE JUNGLE BOOK - LodeinArt
FIGHT - LodeinArt
KAA - LodeinArt
COME SOON - LodeinArt N
WITH WOLVES - LodeinArt
THE JUNGLE BOOK - KatieRosePreston
WADING - stardustpink
PLAYING WITH MY BROTHERS - stardustpink
MOWGLI - PiperOfGamelin N
(With a tiger?!)
THE JUNGLE LAW - adiehltwin
MOWGLI AND THE WOLF PACK - anOriginalClone
THE JUNGLE BOOK - bergrun
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - bergrun
JUNGLE BK MOWGLI AND WOLVES - chrisfire1
MOWGLI [i] - RedreevGeorge
MOWGLI [ii] - RedreevGeorge
(Spot the subtle difference!)
MFC: MOWGLI - Dalamar89
MOWGLI - CONEJOTO
MOWGLI - AdventureBaby
BAGHEERA THE PANTHER - modastrid
JUNGLR BOOK: RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI - Carliihde
JUNGLE BOOK: MONKEY ABDUCTION - Carliihde
JUNGLE BOOK: SHERE KHAN - Carliihde
THE BOOK OF THE JUNGLE - Zaitess
UNTITLED (a.k.a. A Story Begins) - Amberwarrior
JUNGLE BOOK--LINES - Super-kip
LAZY AFTERNOON--JUNGLE - Super-kip
(Colour version of previous)
JUNGLEBOOK WILDCATS - Super-kip
MOWGLI’S BROTHERS - alltheway96
MOWGLI - jujorere
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - frooglekade N
MOWGLI AND BAGGY - frooglekade N
MOWGLI AND BAGGY DRAW IT AGAIN - frooglekade N
(Two versions and comparison)
MOWGLI TAKEN - IngvardtheTerrible
MOWGLI AND THE BANDAR-LOG - IngvardtheTerrible
MOWGLI AND KAA - pythoncasey
JUNGLE BOOK - RuntyTiger
MOGLI - ForeverSmudged
MOWGLI - LuridShyGuy
JUNGLE BOOK - Shashi92
THE JUNGLE BOOK - UniversalDarknessKei
VIRGIN LANDS - EIMJ
THE JUNGLE BOOK - ozzyfreeloader
THE JUNGLE BOOK - SleepDera
SPACE MOWGLI--STRUGATSKY BROTHERS - taibu N
MOWGLI - HeYaA
MOWGLI DIGITALcolors - HeYaA
YOUNG MOWGLI - Kaya888 N
MOWGLI (2012 year) - Kaya888
MOWGLI GIRL - Mary-Panika
THE JUNGLE BOOK - nessi6688
MOWGLI AND THE RED FLOWER - Dreyse
ORANGE BURNING BRIGHT - The-Darkwolf
BOASTFUL BAGHEERA - sandara
BLACK PANTHER AND A MAN’S CUB - RFakonWolf
THE JUNGLE BOOK - m2mazzara
THE JUNGLE BOOK - bloodyman88
MOWGLI AND BALOO - Kaek N
SHERE KHAN VS RAMA AND MOWGLI - Jetstream1118
SAVAGE - Toonicorn
JUNGLE BOOK FULL COLOR - ShellzArt
JUNGLE BOOK - rociomonmon
MOWGLI AND BALOO - DaumierSmith N
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE STORY
BY KIPLING MOWGLI - Komrakova N
|WE BE OF ONE BLOOD, YE AND I|
- SquirrelHunter17 N
JUNGLE BOOK’S MOWGLI - Efaniel
SHONEN MOWGLI - RyujiOtogi
JUNGLE BOOK DOODLE - SEspider N
MOWGLI - shibu
AKELA - DragonLunch N
THE RED FLOWER - DragonLunch N
PART OF RED FLOWER 2 - DragonLunch N
MOWGLI - Ayem
MOWGLI - warithscraps
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Beaudy311
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Dances With Werewolves
JUNGLE BOOK ILLO - Andre Paploo
WE ARE FREE - uncertain certainty N
PETER PAN MEETS MOWGLI - anthony-art
MOWGLI - anthony-art
BAGHEERA’S SECRET - lyosha
VERY OLD SKETCH - szelenbaum N
THE LOST TEMPLE - Galhad
SHONEN MOWGLI - RyujiOtogi
SHOUNEN MOWGLI - Nana2424
THE JUNGLE BOOK - bowiegirl
MOWGLI? - Saiyuke
MOWGLI [female] - faondejade N
MOWGLI - Asumei
MOWGLI GIRL - bonifire
JUNGLE BOOK - KeenandNifty
MOWGLI HA HA - marderhund
MOWGLI - lukadron
MOWGLI - kaudallator
MOWGLI AND FRIENDS - Lunchi
BAGHEERA AND MOWGLI - Lunchi
BAGHEERA AND MOWGLI 2 - Lunchi
MOURNING MOWGLI - Lunchi
BAGHEERA PROWLS - Moolallingtons
JUNGLE BOOK KYARAS - daaku-no-tenshi
NO ILL WILL - Jyuudai
WISEST OF ALL THE JUNGLE - bobtheacorn
MOWGLI - Felineora
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - barkkorn
JUNGLE BOOK SKETCH - cbiv85 N
SIX GERONIMO STILTON ILLUSTRATIONS
Featuring Mowgli as an anthro mouse
wearing a loincloth
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Betta-Fly
THE JUNGLE BOOK 2 - Betta-Fly
THE JUNGLE BOOK 3 - Betta-Fly
THE JUNGLE BOOK 4 - Betta-Fly
G. STILTON’S JUNGLE BOOK - roby-boh
G. STILTON’S JUNGLE BOOK 2 - roby-boh
A DOODLE A DAY - LadyTinuz
MOWGLI (colour) - kookybird N
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA - kookybird N
MOWGLI AND BALOO [i] - kookybird N
MOWGLI HUNTING (b&w strip) - kookybird N
MADNESS OF TABAQUI (b&W strip) - kookybird N
MOWGLI AGAIN - kookybird
MOWGLI AND BALOO [ii] - kookybird NBROTHERS - kookybird
I FREE THE JUNGLE ONTO YOU - anne-wild
JUNGLE BOOK - Black Dragon-kin
JUNGLE BOOK - mikrilla
MOWGLI - Kinuito
MOWGLI PRESNTED TO COUNCIL ROCK - RampantLionDesign N
MOWGLI - DolceaSa N
MOWGLI FINDS THE WOLVES’ FAMILY - Pedrera N
MOWGLI FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK #2 - HowToDeal01
(There doesn’t seem to be a #1!)
MOWGLI AND SHERE KHAN - arihoma N
MOWGLI?! - AlidaMorris
NEW JUNGLE BOY - Pautzin
MAUGLI - Ugorats
JUNGLEBOOK BOOK COVER - ARTOONATOR
JUNGLEBOOK--THE JUNGLE’S EDGE - ARTOONATOR
JUNGLEBOOK--TIGER ATTACK - ARTOONATOR
JUNGLEBOOK--FIGHT - ARTOONATOR
MOWGLI - SkyJaguar N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - duridya N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - EricGarcia-Mnkyboyee
JUNGLE BOOK COVER - TylerChampion N
JUNGLE BOOK COVER - ViktorMalvaez
JUNGLE BOOK BOOK COVER - Smintz-candy
JUNGLEBOOK BACK OF JACKET - Smintz-candy
MOWGLI - Lizavetaart N
MOWGLI - JoBonito
MOWGLI AND FRIENDS - JoBonito
MOWGLI SKETCH - JoBonito
MOWGLI 2011 - JoBonito
JO AND MOWGLI - JoBonito
(The last three JoBonito pictures are from
Blogspot, not deviantART, but are included
here to avoid breaking up the set)
MAN CUB - Athenas-Owl
THE FREE PEOPLE OF THE SEEONEE PACK
- 2thpick N
WOLF PACK - Anniez19 N
MOTHER WOLF, CUBS AND MOWGLI - SaraRichard
FAREWELL, RAKSHA - LauraMSS
MOWGLI - Svistun
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Sandoval-Art
THE JUNGLE BOOK CHARACTERS - Sandoval-Art
FERAL - moosekleenex N
JUNGLE BOY - amadeusart N
SHERE KHAN - carili
JUNGLE BOOK JUNGLE FRIENDS - Aquamarin
MOWGLI - Nogicu
DISNEY UN-DISNEYED: MOWGLI - kuabci N
LIVING WITH WOLVES - Kinarei N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Rinithil
MOWGLI AND SHERE KHAN - acg273
MOWGLI 01 - Matti-Balize
MOWGLI - shatterheaven
MOWGLI - FrankVenice
SHERE KHAN’S HUNTING - squeakychewtoy N
THE JUNGLE BOOK - RUNNINGWOLF-MIRARI
JUNGLE BOOK THUMBNAIL - luve
TOOMAI OF THE ELEPHANTS - Manic-Pest
MOWGLI - THE JUNGLE BOOK - wafspr
MOWGLI BACKGROUND - Hirnverbrannt
MOWGLI FULL - Hirnverbrannt
BEAR DOODLE - lionbirbs N
FRIENDS - PVproject
THE JUNGLE BOOK --SAMPLE COVER - PVproject
THE JUNGLE BOOK - anneisanartist
JUNGLE BOOK - theAzerivelhap
MOWGLI - Vera52
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|ADULT STORY: KETRIN by Leem|
KETRIN SERIES INDEX
An ongoing adventure story with erotic elements.
Ketrin is like a bisexual, 18-year-old Mowgli, raised by semi-intelligent lupinoids but sent back to learn about humanity. The evil chief hunter Borvinn wants to paralyse Ketrin with a spell and use him as a living sex doll. Things don’t go quite the way Borvinn plans, but another group of villagers soon find themselves with a new god to worship....
NOTE: Links now point to the Ketrin’s World sub-site. If you’ve visited the Ketrin pages before you’ll notice different fonts, colours and backgrounds, but the chief object of the exercise is to get all of Ketrin’s readers in the same place.
KIPLING AND KETRIN AND MOWGLI AND ME
A background article to the Ketrin series
ADULT FICTION BY OTHERS
MAN GOES TO MAN by Grond
Based on Kipling’s “In the Rukh” and Tanith Lee’s short story “Foreign Skins”. [Note: Tanith Lee’s website is now spammed out, so I’ve changed the link to her Wikipedia article.] In case the title doesn’t make it obvious, it’s about a gay encounter between the grown-up Mowgli and an Englishman. I’d give this an R-rating rather than X - it’s very well-written, and the sex is discreetly handled and actually rather sweet.
SANJI by cyberpunk92708
The story of a naked and sexy young woman, raised by apes and seduced by a python. There’s no on-stage zoophilia, but the implication is there, so if you’re likely to be offended steer clear.
SERPENTS, STATUES AND SORCERY:
A TALE OF MOWGLI’S JUNGLE by Sebastien (XXX)
Inspired (if that’s the word) by Kipling’s “The King’s Ankus”, this story tells what might have happened if Mowgli stayed in the jungle until he was 18 and become Kaa’s lover, and then after encountering the white cobra had fallen victim to an erotic curse which might hold him fast (and hard!) forever.
THIS STORY DOES CONTAIN EXPLIXIT ZOOPHILIA,
SO BE WARNED!!!
“MOWGLI” PHOTOS BY MANFRED HOFFMAN
ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE
Artistic black and white hotos of a nude youth, mostly in a forest, although a couple of them are in an urban environment. Not strictly erotic, but listed as Adult because they’re of a real model and not just painted. The caption on the photos’ original site (now deleted) read “If Mowgli today to humans would come...”
THERE’S SOMETHING DEEP INSIDE OF ME BY RUNE OLSEN:
Thanks to Marc for finding this one.
The caption pretty much says it all:
“This sculpture explore the myth of being raised by wolfs, like Mowgli or Rome’s founders Romulus and Remus. Questioning what consciousness and sexuality is, would there be a moment when the boy becomes conscious of himself and his sexuality, where his wolf mother’s licking and grooming suddenly becomes questionably erotic/perverse?” The photo-collage version, if anything, throws the question into sharper focus.
A SOMEWHAT VOYEURISTIC TEENAGE
MOWGLI BY ANDRÉ LE MOIGNE
THREE EXTREMELY NUDE SKETCHES OF
MOWGLI BY MISHA ROSNACH:
MOWGLI ATTACKING SHERE KHAN
MOWGLI WRESTLING WITH KAA
MOWGLI FIGHTING THE DHOLE
(NUDITY AND VIOLENCE!)
ULTIMATE STARE-DOWN BY YUNI ON DEVIANTART
Nude Mowgli wrestling with Kaa. Not exactly explicit, but incredibly suggestive, especially when you read Yuni’s caption. Sebastien (see left) tells me it’s one of his all-time favourite pictures.
Do not forget to click for the big version!
JIM AND MOWGLI BY YUNI ON DEVIANTART
Depicting a boy’s gay fantasy about encountering the hero of his favourite (and only) book. Nothing explicit, but both participants are a little young, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. There’s variation of this image involving waist constriction, which is a fetish I’ve never personally subscribed to, so...
MOWGLI BY SAND-TIGER ON DEVIANTART
Another nude Mowgli with a very big Kaa!
Don’t tell me that’s not erotic!
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA BY
ASYMPTOTIC AARDVARK ON DEVIANTART
Nude Mowgli reclining languidly beside Bagheera.
Again, not openly erotic, but equally suggestive.
MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA SKETCH
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Two from NixTiredBrain on deviantART, diverted here from the main list due to frontal nudity, but no sex.
SUVANJI BY IDARKSHADOWI
A big, sexy nude picture of the female wild girl from Ketrin. (It wasn’t done consciously, but I must adnit to a certain similarity to the name “Sanji”, although really the two characters aren’t that similar, apart from being female, wild and naked.) This is an art commission from IDarkshadowI on deviantART - please
contact the artist if you want to fave the picture.
WILD GIRL BY PHILIPPE STERNIS
Three red chalk nudes of a feral girl who could almost(?) be a grown-up version of Pyrénée, by the same artist (see also below). I found them ages ago, but I only recently stumbled across the big version of the third one. Unfortunately I haven’t yet found bigeer versions of the other two.
BRANCH | SPIRE | OVERLOOK
ADULT PYRÉNÉE BY PHILIPPE STERNIS
Just what it says. A red pencil drawing of the grown-up Pyrénée observing a frog (“Mowgli”???)
COMMISSION: MOWGLI AND BAGHEERA BY WARLOCKMASTER
Another deviantART image that didn’t make the main list due to anatomical correctness. I don’t know who the art was commissioned by, mind you, but there’s a definite influence of the
Shonen Mowgli series.
JUNGLE BOY BY MYSTICALDREAMDESIGN.COM
The jungle setting here is basically just an excuse for a CG image of a hot nude guy, and why not?
The Kipling Society
The Jungle Book Collection