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The Boy Who Was a Broom by JohnSu The Boy Who Was a Broom by JohnSu
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なんでやねん? = nandeyanen? = "what the hell?"

Brune Steiche was a talented magician who turned himself into a broomstick after taking out too many loans. Somehow that helps his situation, I guess. Anyhow, while he hides from his creditors, he stays at his neighbor's house where he earns his keep by "maintaining environmental hygiene."

Anyhow, the girl in this picture is the neighbor's daughter, Millet, who believes Brune isn't working hard enough. She's helping by scattering potato chips for him. What a nice girl.

Brune's expression is shamelessly stolen from Akari of Aria.

Made in Flash

EDIT: A number of you have voiced concerns over how he'd go to the bathroom. The answer should be simple; what else would a creature with one orifice do?

And if you don't like that, then we'll say he just releases it into the air through his bristles like some sort of mushroom.
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:iconghostlychickenfetus:
ghostlychickenfetus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha broom boy.
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:iconfloopfloops:
floopfloops Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
lol awesome!
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:iconmydarksky101:
MyDarksky101 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
coool!!!
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
"Broom, you must now sweep for me, the dust it fills my room." "No John, I will not sweep for you, for I am not your broom." "What nonsense are you speaking broom? My words you must obey." "Another life awaits me and I'm leaving you today. I am not your broom! I am not your broom! I've had enough I'm throwing off my chains of servitude. I am not your broom! I am not your broom! No longer must I sweep for you, for I am not your broom."
-They Might Be Giants [link] It ended up on their children's album"NO!"
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:iconyumeakumu:
yumeakumu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you type in hirigana?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
このように
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:iconyumeakumu:
yumeakumu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
.....that doesnt tell me how to type it.....
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:iconheathy17:
heathy17 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
use google translate and copy and paste it
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:iconyusaji-kioli:
yusaji-kioli Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Did you give permission for him to be used on this site? [link]
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nope

though I am kind of impressed with how cleanly he extracted him from the picture...
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Does this look Like a job for Spam-Musume?
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:iconhikariokami:
HikariOkami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I can't stop laughing!
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:iconcyh-anide:
cyh-anide Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hydra are cute.
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:icongiantflyingradish:
giantflyingradish Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
You know, the last time I checked in with Cartoon Network, because I was in a movie theater and thereby unable to escape the great nuisance that is advertisement, they were airing some show about yet another teenage smart-mouthing superweapon with a talking monkey.

If this was a cartoon show, I would watch it obsessively and swear it by the bible. I mean, this idea, just like every other story-idea you put out, is a comedic goldmine. Where is cartoon network and why haven't they started talking to you yet?
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:iconmister-walter:
mister-walter Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Once I get some money, I'mma buy one of these for my room :3
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
When I see something like this, I have to ask:
Do you come up with the idea first and then draw the picture, or do you draw the picture first and come up with an explanation afterward?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
typically it happens the second way you described it.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Ah. That honestly makes the most sense.
And it comes up with the most interesting stuff.
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:iconbrierose:
Brierose Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG Z!! I just typed Broom in the search and YOU pop up!! >.<;; JERK!!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! I dominate the broom!
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:iconbrierose:
Brierose Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet you do Z lol i bet you do
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:iconsossejason:
SosseJASON Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least he's useful ^-^
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:iconzerosonico:
zerosonico Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
"nandeyanen" haha poor guy
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:iconkittypuncher:
Kittypuncher Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
this was the first pic I saw on deviantart and it made me laugh so freaking hard!
Love the pic, i really do
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:iconmisteralways:
MisterAlways Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Reminds me of that one time I visited the Rock'n'Rollercoaster. There was a dude with a broom. In his butt.
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Nice picture!
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:iconlolitatequila:
LolitaTequila Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   Digital Artist
One of the cutest illustrations I've ever seen :3
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:iconricke-cake-chan:
Ricke-Cake-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
XD I'm going to go get my oxygen mask now so I can actually breathe! XD I'm still laughing!
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:iconmslisamurai:
mslisamurai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't remember what site, but i saw your broom character on there.
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:iconjemenai:
jemenai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
nande yanen...is that...Kantoben? ??
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I believe it is Kansaiben.
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:iconjemenai:
jemenai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Yay! I feel smart! ..oh...wait...I was slightly off....kyotoben is part of Kansaiben, but not all Kansaiben is kyotoben...>.< my brain hurts lol

(very very good work, by the way!
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:iconthebloodwriter:
TheBloodWriter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Student Writer
I almost wasn't gonna favorite this one, then I read your artists comments...

...and I couldn't not favorite it.
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:iconlona-green-butterfly:
haha, gosh, every picture in your gallery, that i full view makes me laugh. your random (?) humour is great XD by the way i though she was feeding him rather than making him work harder XD
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:iconmakebelieve001:
MakeBelieve001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
This is by far my favorite expression of Akari's XD Aria is great.


Millet's a bitch. There I said it D:
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:iconpompouspenguin:
pompouspenguin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008   Filmographer
but why?

*shudders*
*pauses*
*clicks on "available in the shop" link*
*reads description*
*laughs*
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:iconfaerygrl:
Faerygrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist
such a sweet sweet girl...
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:iconsentinall77:
Sentinall77 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
outstanding but that is the weirdest "ne" i've ever seen
kupo
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:iconaranoki:
aranoki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
That reminds me of that song "I am not your broom", by They Might Be Giants.
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:iconstarvingfartist:
StarvingFartist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute.
I love your gallery.^^
*watches*
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:icontsubasa-no-kami:
Tsubasa-No-Kami Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awww bishi broom X) what a novel idea~~!!!
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:iconezekielwinter:
EzekielWinter Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I love the expressions you conjure up. :]
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:iconreira1:
reira1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
CUTE! XD
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:iconmruiiz:
MRuiiz Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
I'll pay him to clean my apartment
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