That’s Right! We’re redrawing the Coonigator!

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Haha!!! Ok so it’s been two weeks and we officially have 1 new Coonigator! (which for the record is really bad!) Since this isn’t actually a business and I’ve got birthdays, vacations and anniversaries coming, I’m in no hurry at all… so we’re gonna do a lil test of wills!

I’m going to change the post up below, simplify the descriptors, add a gallery of the original Coonigator battle and give us another three weeks. And then we wait… maybe you end up feeling guilty about not drawing, maybe you decide you want to send me a birthday drawing, maybe you decide this is the stupidest thing in the world and in protest, you draw a coonigator, and immediately burn it so even the gods can’t see… I can’t control you… I just appreciate and share goofy beast drawings, so let’s see if we can at least get 2!

Here’s our simplified descriptors

  • From the Mount Pelier region of Vermount (you know Bernie Sanders, the Newhart show… daryl, daryl and daryl etc)
  • Most frequently spotted routing through trash
  • Said to be especially fond of syrup
  • Upon first glance looks like a large racoon
  • Upon second glance you may notice an extended gullet and a maw jam packed with oversized giant alligator like teeth
  • Looks like a freaking bandit!

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You know the routine, take it and run. I only ask that you remember the details that can make it fun: Teeny humanesque hands, bandit masks, a body that will look considerably smaller when wet, horrible smells, famed thievery and from the other side of the hybrid… the tendency towards malicious lurking, explosive power and the potential for a bird friend or two for flossing those ice cream containers and syrup bottle shards from out of their overbit jaws!

Judgement Is Complete

First Place Coonigator 2018Sometimes you just go with what makes you smile (who am i kidding with “sometimes” that’s all we do) And this guy’s drunken headspins, wonky eyes, overall green-ness and coming from a new artist is more than enough for me! So congrats, I’ll be in touch about your shirt soon!

Know that judgement is now law and to the victor go the spoils! And don’t forget, you can always send your drawings of a Coonigator in late, you won’t win a shirt but I’ll gladly post it for everyone’s enjoyment!

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Gallery of The original Coonigator battle

I know, the way this works, the more drawings you see, the more you want to play along… so for inspiration, or just for your own enjoyment…may I present to you the beasts from the original Coonigator battle way back in 2013

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 1

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 1

While freaking adorable, this guy rates really high on the list of things I don’t want to find in my pond! Also could you have made those eyes any cuter? wth!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 2

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 2

Yes! A new dirty, drunken beast from some new blood! His name’s Roscoe “He fell off the wagon after 6 months sober from syrup” and from the looks of it he fell off pretty hard look at that sad lil tongue and tired wonky eyes! Nicely played!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 3

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 3

You can’t even tell our artist is from a land where he’s never encountered raccoons let alone a gator… well technically you sorta can… haha!… but I do sorta love how it turned out to be perhaps the most sexy halloween costume for hobbits ever!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 4

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 4

Haha you know i suppose it would be tough to be especially sneaky what with the especially stiff and muscular lizardly limbs, But he’s doing the best he can! Plus it took me like three glances to realize that was a foot in motion and not an alligator footed belt buckle!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 5

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 5

incoming cartoon contract from Nickalodeon in 3…2…1… here’s hoping you already have a few story lines mapped out….Also I’m kind of enticed by the fact that his chest looks a lil like a castle gray skull-y drawbridge!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 6

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 6

God damn I love when you guys pull out the paints! That highlight frame adding such additional dimension, that black ribbon tail wrap adding to the mystery… all while keeping such an elegant flow and while stirring an invisible witches cauldron mind you!

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 7

The Coonigator 2018 Entry # 7

I always figured those lil people fingers would be good for stuff other then just cracking crawdads… and I sorta wish I woulda thought to put a red fern tat on ‘im before this moment, dammit!