Feed yourself a little culture today and check out the work of this amazing new artist on the scene: Spike the Stag Beetle. BuzzFeed News reports that stag beetles are a popular pet in Japan, and Spike's owner fell in love with the idea of having one after seeing them being sold at a festival. She brought Spike home, and they've been co-habitating peacefully ever since. Then last week, Mandy was playing with Spike and decided to see if he could hold a marker. An artist was born!!
I'll be honest and say that I generally find most bugs creepy and weird, and I would probably scream my head off if I woke up and saw a stag beetle on my hand. But I respect Spike as an artist and was almost able to look at this video without shrieking:
After sharing Spike's doodles on her account, they really blew up. So she created his own account and has been posting some of Spike's work to it:
But don't worry, he has time for a social life, and even a girlfriend:
Plus some very shiny buds:
And his other hobbies include eating bananas:
He also sometimes holds a knife, which I find very alarming:
But my favorite thing about Spike is that he inspires other human people's creativity: