The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

THE MASK MARAUDER

It has been fascinating researching the history behind Mrs. Trowbridge's Shrew Kahn stories. I recently had an amazing email exchange with Professor Wing Wang at Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. An expert in the archeology of Mongolia and China, Professor Wang told me about his most recent expedition to the Eastern Mongolian Steppes.

Just as I have found evidence of past small creature colonies in the Olympic Rain Forest, Professor Wang stated that he and his team have uncovered extensive archeological evidence of small animal colonization in the Mongolian Steppes. They have found actual artifacts, including: a tiny 1/2 inch axe and other tools, numerous pea-sized pot shards, even pebble mounds, presumably the remains of small creature dwellings. After having conversed with Professor Wang, I am all the more amazed as I study Mrs. T's intricate paintings and descriptions of past small animal civilizations in Asia.

When she refers to the Great Northern Steppes, she is undoubtedly referring to the Mongolian Steppes, so the Phantom Mongol would presumably be of Mongolian descent.

And now, Mrs. Trowbridge's story continues...


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

that bottom pic kicks but great work and the story just keeps getting better oh shrew brew do u know where i could buy some lol. that sure would be a great name for a beer if it isnt already

John Coulter said...

This is excellent!

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Michelle Lana said...

THis is awesome!!!

Brine Blank said...

Such a splendidly odd combination of critters! Super...

Katsta said...

wow, superb!
really nice site also :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent continuing saga! Now be a good lad and bring me a Shrew Brew please...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a shrew brew?

fun entry!

tekentijger said...

Exciting as always! And now we're stuck with the cliffhanger for the rest of the week..

Thaddh said...

Thaddh said
well very goood as aways

thaddh said...

Hi, YOU HAVE WAY WITH WORD AND PEN

Anonymous said...

Oh Bron! Beautiful as ever :-) I missed the TC and your amazing talent.

Anonymous said...

That last comment was me :-)

Geninne
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I switched to the new beta blogger and I'm having soooo much trouble with posting, aaarrrggg!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Lovin' this story!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wow that scorpion is intense!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

So great, Bron! Thanks for sharing your world with us!