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Toupee, or not toupee? by UrbanGerbils Toupee, or not toupee? :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 4 1 One flu over the gerbil's nest by UrbanGerbils One flu over the gerbil's nest :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 6 2 That'll be the deity by UrbanGerbils That'll be the deity :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 12 4 Breath Test by UrbanGerbils Breath Test :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 14 5 Urban Gerbils :Walking dead fan gag by UrbanGerbils
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Urban Gerbils :Walking dead fan gag :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 5 3
Milo by UrbanGerbils Milo :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 12 6 Birthday bats by UrbanGerbils Birthday bats :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 17 11 Nutty scrub dub! by UrbanGerbils Nutty scrub dub! :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 11 23 Batty by UrbanGerbils Batty :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 22 14 Happy Kissmas! by UrbanGerbils Happy Kissmas! :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 12 8 Add to basket by UrbanGerbils Add to basket :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 12 6 Dire consequences! by UrbanGerbils Dire consequences! :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 10 24 Finchley The Cat Process by UrbanGerbils Finchley The Cat Process :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 18 3 Finchley the cat by UrbanGerbils Finchley the cat :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 14 0 Trumped! by UrbanGerbils Trumped! :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 12 27 Made for each other! by UrbanGerbils Made for each other! :iconurbangerbils:UrbanGerbils 3 3

Russy's comment of the day!

Russell  T. Gerbil by UrbanGerbils
Trump means "To Fart" in the UK!

Journal History




May 11, 2017
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Apr 29, 2017
2:48 pm
Apr 22, 2017
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Urban Gerbils Do hip hop!


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Dan Bowden
Artist | Varied
United Kingdom
URBAN GERBILS the Comic strip...What's it about?

Russy and Nutty are trapped together as pets in a gerbilarium. Russy hates Nutty as he represents everything he detests and is gradually being driven insane by the antics and poor hygiene levels of his fellow cell mate. He occasionally attempts an escape bid which always ends in disaster. As the strip has progressed, so has Russy's psychosis! Nutty on the other hand is perfectly happy eating, sleeping, and farting his life away.

They have been previously published in The Camden New Journal from 2011 to 2012 and also it's sister papers, The Islington Tribune and The West End Weekly.

Deviantart is their main home now.

My profile:

Part time cartoonist/illustrator: Open to commissions.
Raised in South East London on a diet of Tom and Jerry, Warner Brothers and Snoopy
Drawing my own characters since age 10
Studied narrative image making at the London College of Communication in 2001
Had rough Urban Gerbils ideas before college, developed the strip at college, shelved it for years in between illustration projects, rebooted it 2009 to present.
I Like to experiment with different styles of art. Cartooning is my favorite.
I'm a self confessed Malteser addict.

Happily married to Vamperin ( ) We have two gorgeous daughters, Shayla-May and Alana and our twin boys Eben and Elis.

Current Residence: North London
Favourite genre of music: indie/rock
Favourite style of art: Surreal
Operating System: Scalpel, Laughing gas
Favourite cartoon character: snoopy
Quote:“Nuns..No sense of humor!" :The Kurgen



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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thanks for the watch
Ndzhang Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! I really like your two lil characters :D It'd mean a lot to me if you gave me a watch, I've just started but I try to upload new art regularly :)
UrbanGerbils Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   General Artist
No're now watched. Lookin forward to seeing some new artwork from you.
Ndzhang Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <3 I really appreciate it!
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
UrbanGerbils Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016   General Artist
No problem. You're a great caricaturist.
flinare Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favouriting and watching me! Means a bunch :D
UrbanGerbils Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016   General Artist
That's okay, I really like your art style. Hoping to get an iPad Pro before Christmas and start dabbling in digital painting. Not to your standards of course, but I'll see how it turns out.
flinare Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh great! I really hope you get it :D And I'm sure you'll do just fine haha
UrbanGerbils Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016   General Artist
Hope so, otherwise it'll be back to the drawing board...literally!
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