The Giant, Refuse Covered, Salamander From America’s Filthiest Lake
Now if you were to just give the concept of giant salamanders, and garbage monsters, a cursory researching, you’d think that japan has the themes locked in… But hiding up in mountains of snow, forests and militant vegan hardcore bands of upstate New York, there lies Onondaga Lake. And it’s longtime 25 foot long resident Oggie.
If you were to listen to the indigenous people of the region, they’d tell you that Oggie has been there for centuries… If you believe the more recent locals, He’s a pet salamander released to a lake full of sewage and nuclear cooling waters and this is what we get for not paying attention to the intro to Spectreman.
Generally he doesn’t do a whole lot, as falling in the water that tainted is probably as dangerous as falling in the mouth of a lake placid sized amphibian… plus I’m pretty sure salamanders don’t really have teeth… But he’s said to be there, he’s big and beastly rolling in the filthy waters, so we must draw!
Here’s some descriptors to work with, feel free to use, exaggerate or completely ignore:
- It’s an extremely large salamander, or catfish or similarly tube shaped, smooth skinned water beast
- Lives in an algae and fungus covered lake that has traditionally been a dumping ground for refuse of all kinds from sewage to potentially radioactive waste
- Some folks say he has catfish like barbels around his barrels sized mouth
- Some claim, he’s not an animal at all but a coagulation of filth and intention (think hedorah)
That’s it! All I ask is you don’t try too hard and have fun with it! We’ll close off submissions for judgement midnight of Friday the 9th… As always our judge’s favorite wins a shirt, so get your asses doodling!
We asked Kora a young designer working with Sneurat to pick her faves from our trashmanders! You can see her work here Koraco.co and here’s hoping that no one minds that I’ve made a slight alteration in the rankings to spread out shirty goodness around.
“I like #4 the most, and then #5… and something keeps drawing me to #2… the one with the old man baby head, it’s super scary”
Disagree if you must but know that judgement is law and to the winner a shirt will go…. Thanks to drawers and judges alike. And even though the contest is done we’ll always welcome new Oggie drawings for the archives! So draw on and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!