Rubbish Pet Portraits (Hardcover)

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Rubbish Pet Portraits (Hardcover)


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What started out as a ruse to get his young son engaged in making thank you cards turned into a joke posted on the internet offering “beautiful custom pet portraits” for a ridiculous amount of money. Hercule had no intention of taking any money for his self-described “rubbish” pet portraits, but when he kept receiving commissions, he decided to extend the joke, fill the orders, and donate the funds. This little book offers the actual photos that people sent, his “rubbish” interpretations, and the hilarious comments from his customers. One customer quips “so this is the cost of disappointment, is it?!” Very funny with understated British humor and portraits not even his own mam could endorse. My go-to stocking stuffer!

— Collette, Wild Rumpus


A hilarious collection of Hercule Van Wolfwinkle's 'extremely realistic' pet portraits. Warning: may not be suitable for anyone who actually likes animals or has the ability to see.

Not only does Hercule's unusual talent shine through on every page, each portrait is captioned with a review written by its bewildered recipient:

Tell ya what mate, why don't you get back to me when you've drawn a picture of my actual dog

It gets worse and worse the more your eyes scan down the page. Which is really quite the achievement given how bad her face looks

We really miss Marley. If I ever think I might be forgetting what he looked like, I can gaze at your portrait and know it was nothing like that.

Hercule Van Wolfwinkle is the inimitable genius behind @portaitsbyhercule. His uncanny portraits have raised tens thousands of pounds for his local homeless charity, Turning Tides. His talent is undeniable, and yet many have tried to deny it.
Product Details ISBN: 9780008468163
ISBN-10: 0008468168
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English