I spent a bit of time in British Guyana, teaching in a secondary scool in a Macusi village which is where i drew this. The kids always had loads of stories to tell and loads of folklore was still taken as fact, it was great to listen to and get absorbed in. This fella lived on the hills dotted arround the savanah like impenetrable islands of rainforest. He was a geuine terror to the kids who would never stay the night on the hill behind our house for fear of him. One evening a buch of the kids came over from the hostel half terrified, half excited because you could hear him roaring on the mountain. I don't know if it was really him or not but some one was up there yelling blue murder I kept a note book while i was there (maybe i'll put a few pages on here in due course) and this is what i wrote about the dread bush die-die: This is a giant man beast who also lives on lonely mountains. He has an excellent sense of smell and can track footprints. If you sleep on his mountain he will find you and eat you. You can sometimes hear his yell ecco among the mountains. In addition if you see him you will die because he is so ugly.