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The Enfield Horror

The Enfield Horror

The Three Legged,Ape Headed, Dinosaur Armed, Toe Stomping Swamp Beast of Southern Illinois

Alright kids we got a guest judge and a “home court” beast with, ahem… three legs… so let’s see if we can drag a few asses out of hiding to draw!

Let’s set the stage, 1973, Enfield Illinois, dude hears a scratching at his door, opens it to find a four foot tall, three legged, gray, tiny armed and giant pink eyed monster trying to get in, since its rural illinois, dude is obviously not far from his pistol, so he grabs it, and attempts to shoot said beast in the face…Maybe he hits it, maybe he doesnt, but thing hisses, bounds 75 feet away in three leaps and disappears…

Now with just one witness, you might be willing to just give this a “1970s cough syrup dream” pass… But! we’ve got another witness! A young boy who lives back yonder from original dude, was playing in his yard, only to look up into the giant pink eyes of what he described as a three legged ape. Said mutant ape stomps on said young child’s toes (ripping his shoes with his talon like claws even), and said kid promptly bursts into tears, runs to tell his parents, who in turn tell the authorities and a legend was born.

Now some folks call alien, others say secret genetic experiments, some just say mutant, hydro cephalic swamp slob (I’m pretty sure no one says that). Mostly I don’t care where you decide he’s from, I just wanna see silly pictures! So here’s what you’re working with:

  • From Illinois
  • 4-5 feet tall
  • has three legs (I’m just leaving it alone)
  • Has an enormous head with “flashlight large” pink eyes
  • Seemingly undersized arms that end in talons
  • Can jump crazy far
  • It obviously hates toes… and doors
  • It’s gray…

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So there you go, we’ve got a celebrity judge this round, many time champion Midwestern Tanuki. Beyond the fact that I very much admire the depth of the Groening-esque, referential nerdery in his drawings (which you can see here)… Here’s what I know: Born and raised in the Chicagoland area… From an early age has had a major interest and knowledge of dinosaurs, kaiju, movie monsters, creatures of folklore/tall tales/mythology and cryptozoology… Is a creature/monster consultant for the soon to be released tabletop RPG, “Onward Bound: Long Road to Destiny”… has a creative sense of humor honed to a razor’s edged point of wit!

Anyways! Get those scribblers out, do your worst and send us some beasts! Cause we like silly drawings and I’ve still got too many shirts!

You’ve got til 11:59 PM CST June 14

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The Enfield Horror Entry # 10

The Enfield Horror Entry # 10

As he stepped through the door to the afterlife and his corporeal form disintegrated, the true horror of what he had done with his time here on earth took hold…

The Enfield Horror Entry # 9

The Enfield Horror Entry # 9

Man put that three legged toe stomping jig on a cycle, scroll him back n forth and you got one hell of an old school game mid level boss! Just imagine that giant noggin tilting every back n forth… gold!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 8

The Enfield Horror Entry # 8

Now that society has quietly died, I can’t think of any real reasons that everyone shouldn’t get this tattoo’d like 9 inches tall on the sides of their necks! A lil bad ass, lil goofy, just the right amount of frill and it screams I’m coming for your petrol!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 7

The Enfield Horror Entry # 7

yes! Harsh shadows, Bulbous toes and belly b’s and the kind of arms that scream “I don’t hug good!”… Plus its from a newcomer and got that thing I do to my beast all the time where it just gets to smell its bottom lip all day, every day!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 6

The Enfield Horror Entry # 6

Haha its got that great “I have a latex glove on but its lined up with the wrong fingers” feel to it! and that weird lil hairless duck billed mouth is kind of amazing, and someone get this poor thing a scoliosis brace!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 5

The Enfield Horror Entry # 5

It’s funny cause its placed like a wiener but it’s a leg! (sometimes i just like to give credit where its due!) Also interesting that a young australian would know that things in southern Illinois tend to have “country necks” hahaha!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 4

The Enfield Horror Entry # 4

Yessss! Run toto run, from the flyiiiiing monkeeeys! run toto run! (that’s a Bags song btw) This one is just begging to be a custom hood ornament… and technically the horror kinda of a good name for a car… someone make it happen!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 3

The Enfield Horror Entry # 3

Yes! What are the odds that this is what a baby Falcor looks like and that thick flowing tail is just a puberty thing? That or this is the most complicated teddy bear hamster cosplay ever! btw there is something kinda magical in those feet!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 2

The Enfield Horror Entry # 2

Huh? turns out I’ve officially drawn an abnormally endowed sleestack… that also looks a lot like a dink himself… wasn’t really the initial intent… but hey, I’m good with it!

The Enfield Horror Entry # 1

The Enfield Horror Entry # 1

It’s a testament to chicago’s successful tourism industry that even small town “downstaters” who traditionally hated the big city can be seen leisurely walking the lakeshore on a saturday morning… Mind you, it does looks like toe stomping occurrences on same path are about to go way up… Oh and I can’t let that baboon ass go without at least saying thanks!