How’s it hangin’, everybody! I’m one of those elves that’s been sent on assignment from the North Pole to sit on a shelf and act creepy! Actually, I first wound up in the home of a piggy named Bacon, but he and his parents decided to send me to The Nest to keep an eye on all of the suspicious looking critters hanging around here! I’ve only been here for a couple weeks, but so far I haven’t seen anywhere near the evilness they say lurks on this shelf. This seems like a really nice bunch of characters, and I’m sure I’ll be reporting them all onto The Big Guy’s nice list in a few weeks….
“Oh look!!!! It’s Santa Claus!!!!”
No… wait, you pretty….. um…. whatever kind of creatures you two are! I’m not Santa, I’m just an….
“Let’s sit on his lap and tell him what we want for Christmas!!!!”
“That’s a brilliant idea, Sis! Fair dinkum!”
No No!!!! Please, I’m….
Oh dear…. I can’t feel my skinny legs! Well, OK, I guess I can humor you children for a little while… ugh! What do you want for Christmas?
“We both want names!!!”
Names? You mean neither of you have a name? Didn’t your mother….
“Our Ma’s a hot mess, and Pa can’t make up his mind on anything!”
“What’s your name, mister?”
It’s…. well, come to think of it, I don’t have a name either! I’m going to have to talk to the Big Guy about that….
“You look like a Seymour to me!”
“Yes! We’ll call him Seymour!”
Well, I don’t know that I really care for that na….. ow! Watch where you’re putting that hoof, you little gluestick!
“Well, we’ve gotta run, Seymour Pooh! Thanks for the lap!”
Man, I thought those kids would never leave! Seymour Pooh? Why in the devil did they call me that….
You damn kids!!!! I’m reporting this directly to the North Pole! Get off of my shelf, ya hear!?!?
Poor Seymour. Looks like he’s in for some rough times acclimating to the rough and tumble culture of the shelf. But in honor of Bacon sending me this wonderful addition to my collection, I am pleased to announce a little something for my readers! A chance to have a small, but hand-drawn and colored piece of my artwork!
I’ve drawn 20 sketches of my characters on 3X5 index cards. Each card contains a different character, with all of my major and a handful of my minor characters you see appear in my comics being included. I’ve only finished coloring three of them so far, but they’ve turned out better than I expected they would. They’re no Rembrant or Picasso, or even Pollack… but I think those of you who enjoy reading my blog and taking in the artwork I include here will enjoy these works in all of their non-digital glory…
There is no silly contest involved to obtain one of these drawings (enclosed in a cheap, generic, non-denominational Mecca holiday greeting card), or any significant hoops to jump through. All you need to do is be willing to follow these three simple rules!
1. Be one of the first twenty (20) bloggers to comment on this post stating your intention to be the recipient of one of these cards.
2. If you are one of the first 20 to reply, send your mailing address to my email (littlebeast_13 [at] yahoo.com). Don’t worry… your info will be used only for the purposes of sending you the card. Many people who I’ve been on the receiving or giving end with on my message board and on WordPress will vouch for the fact that you can always trust an evil squirrel.
3. When your card arrives, at your earliest convenience, take a picture of the character card and post it on your blog along with a link to the future post I will make once I mail off all of the goodies. Feel free to say whatever you want about the card, even if you think it’s not worthy of hanging on Mommy’s icebox.
Rule #3 has special significance other than some shameless attempt to link to my blog (I’ll link back to all of your picture posts once all of the cards have reached their destinations). It will also be fun for me to see where my characters are going because not only will you have no idea which of my 20 critters is going to show up in your mailbox, but I won’t know either! I plan on “shuffling the deck” and slipping the artwork into the included holiday cards unseen. Someone’s going to get a Rainbow Donkey….. and then again, someone’s going to get a possum.
So if you’d like to be one of the twenty lucky readers to receive a genuine piece of paw drawn art…. well, what are you waiting for? Say so!!!
Update – Saturday evening 12/6/14:
All 20 spots have been filled!!!! Thank you everyone!
- Jennifer O.
- Jenn of the green boots
- Aunt Sharon
- TC Connor
- Jackie P
- Running Heartless