Welcome to my new blog experiment! My name is Ben Walker. I'm an illustrator living in San Francisco, California. Living here has always been my dream. I guess my whole life right now is a fantasy come to life. I live in a smallish one bedroom apartment with a beautiful model and we're crazy in love. I make art and hustle to make rent and pay my bills.
But living in SF is kind of nuts!
For the first time in my adult life, I am without a car. I walk a lot. It keeps me in shape and on my toes. During the two years I have walked and bussed around this city I have seen some amazing and unbelievable sights. On an average day I see about six truly astounding things; things I might want to recall to a grandchild. When I was say, 20 my friends and I would witness something nutty and it would become an inside joke to be repeated for years. Now I see these kinds of things every day. Have you ever seen a grown man punting bagels across a busy intersection? French teens riding their skateboards on the bus? A junky dancing in a corn costume? That was my Tuesday.
I have started to record these wild and bizarre characters and situations. Each Weekday I will post a new creature that I have encountered in this untamed city. I hope you all are as fascinated by them as I am.
Welcome to Ben Walker's SF-WildLife!
New Years Resolution Rhino
The New Years Resolution Rhino can be identified by his doughy physique and trendy, yet ill-advised choice in footwear.