The Jackalope

The Whiskey Stealing Rabbit With Horns

So in honor of my buddy’s wife’s new coffeeshop opening (Jackalope Coffee & Tea House 755 W 32nd Street, Chicago,IL.) next weekend, we’re going for the obvious cross – promotion of drawing her shop’s namesake and letting her judge.

Said to be a cross between a pygmy deer and a killer rabbit (a what now?). Jackalopes have the power to mimic human voices and are rumored to lead travelers astray in order to steal their whiskey. As if that isn’t enough, Jackalope milk is prized for it’s healing properties, and is occasionally referenced to be an aphrodisiac. The rarity of said beast is claimed to be the result of the very particular time when they can procreate, which happens to be in a lightning storm that also includes hail!

Now fake stuffed Jackalopes are displayed in many towns across the American west, and are usually assembled from animal parts on hand at ye old taxidermy shop. But the real beast is said to be a bit larger, more like the size of a large cat/small dog (it is after all half killer rabbit) and his antlers are usually relatively small though he is said to use them quite ferociously if cornered. But again that could always be the whiskey … Now go forth and draw and don’t forget the silly!

judgement Is Complete

our judgeOur Judge/s this week are the crew at the Jackalope Coffee and Teas House, which I would have you Bridgeportians take note, officially opened for business yesterday! January & John (the littlest Witchbanger) have been my friends for a long, long time and rocked many of your socks off in too many bands to name in this space. Let it be known that I wish them and their team nothing but luck and success in their new venture and I thank them for taking time out of what I assume is one of the busiest weeks in their lives to take part in our little game! If you are in the area, go buy a tastey beverage in a show of support!

the Jackalope Entry # 14

the Jackalope Entry # 14

Oooh I do like me a good somber letterboxed beast! 10 points for by far the largest nose we’ve seen this week and another 10 for the amazingly bad me-like posture! Though as always i really need to no more about that stain? Coffee?

Judge’s Commentary

Unanimous Staff pick! (helped along by the coffee stain)

the Jackalope Entry # 16

the Jackalope Entry # 16

Ha! All joking aside this one’s fucking fabulous (I’m told the proper word is BROOOTAL) , but i will note that while glass will generally hold together with a hot beverage, this guy is probably so pissed cause his furry hand is burning ; )

Judge’s Commentary

What it feels like after too much coffee!

the Jackalope Entry # 3

the Jackalope Entry # 3

Blood indeed my buck toothed and rat furred little friend! I’m a huge fan of the giant rabbit eye that says both “yes I thirst for blood but I also enjoy dainitily nibbling clovers”! Great tiny horns, though I will add he looks a touch decapitated.

Judge’s Commentary

The sheer honesty of a hard days work!

The Jackalope Entry # 1

the Jackalope Entry # 1

It’s either adorable or about to give me a seizure. And i have no idea if it’s moving towards me or standing still or even funnier slowly falling away…I sorta like to think those horns are eyebrows too.

the Jackalope Entry # 2

the Jackalope Entry # 2

I mean maybe they have way different weather in Wyoming than I think but it sorta seems like a lame set of circumstances to have to wait for. Exciting no doubt but lame none the less. I’m with ya mr Jackalope.

the Jackalope Entry # 4

the Jackalope Entry # 4

Damn! nice actual incorporation of the two halves, and i like that he leans a little more pygmy deer than we’ve seen thus far. I’m curious if the hot coffee geyser would be a plus (quickens cooling) or just a lawsuit waiting to happen.

the Jackalope Entry # 5

the Jackalope Entry # 5

Ah yellow legal pads how i love thee! this one reminds me of all those stupid finger puppets they’d throw out at Raygun shows, but somehow and interestingly less intelligent if that’s even possible, great wonky eyes!

the Jackalope Entry # 6

the Jackalope Entry # 6

While I assume it would make the inner cities no safer it would be a more entertaining world if street gangs were all named after mythical vs real beasts. And I like that the buck teeth should keep the cease and desists at bay.

the Jackalope Entry # 7

the Jackalope Entry # 7

Oh Noooo! run you little tubby bastard run! Seriously that little guy just about tops the cute scale what with his dumb little moose nose and barely there appendages. Good show!

the Jackalope Entry # 8

the Jackalope Entry # 8

While they haven’t officially opened, I’m gonna guess that there wont be ra Jackalopian sex ring in the back of the shop… hell what am i saying, how would i know that’s a prostitute maybe its a Jackalope Grandma in a really short skirt?

the Jackalope Entry # 9

the Jackalope Entry # 9

Well now i know what a cocker spaniel would look like with a cats face! This one’s so freakishly regal, like an 8 bit video game princess or something. But those ears imagine their yeasty smell that those wee lil arms cant clean!

the Jackalope Entry # 10

the Jackalope Entry # 10

Man there is something so escherly wrong with that mouth i want to go inside and see if there are stairs! came with a note that our artist accidently recreated the old Ratatat cover which I gotta admit i was unfamiliar with but judge for yourself

the Jackalope Entry # 11

the Jackalope Entry # 11

I just cant stop loving theses f’ing things! is it sexual? is it violent? is it the ol’ let me stick a digit in your mouth for humor? All i know is that it reminds me of one of those ’70s mother and child sculptures and i want it in my house!

the Jackalope Entry # 12

the Jackalope Entry # 12

So judging from this little dudes expression I’m going with the old baby animal running from a future killers house routine. I actually pondered rotating him 90 degrees counterclockwise, it becomes a very different picture…

the Jackalope Entry # 13

the Jackalope Entry # 13

Coincidence that the traditional one gets lucky 13? Well technically there are no coincidences, we just don’t remember the future yet… but anyway I have no idea what “canamind” means but I know i like it and I love that its already in a portfolio!

the Jackalope Entry # 15

the Jackalope Entry # 15

Holy Gads it’s a McConaughey Jackalope! And one trying to steal the ladies from our friends shop at that! He should perhaps learn from his neighbors and paint his dark hole a more inviting color. BTW I love that unibrow lots!

the Jackalope Entry # 17

the Jackalope Entry # 17

Ok so it’s easy to get sidetracked by how many good things there are in this, but don’t forget to look at the boobs! They’re freaking amazing. And what’s with you kids and your latin this week? Makin me feel all un smart and stuff ; )

the Jackalope Entry # 18

the Jackalope Entry # 18

So a lot of you guys send these huge huge files and I just free transform em onto a page so I only get to see em a bit at a time, bottom last. This one scared me, then it won me over, then it made me laugh… nicely done.

the Jackalope Entry # 19

the Jackalope Entry # 19

Ok so a couple things, that Jackalope is freaking adorable in that I’m carrying the plague kinda straight backed way, and that bottle of Beam, That’s the brightest most colorful whiskey label I’ve ever seen! I might like it!

the Jackalope Entry # 20

the Jackalope Entry # 20

Yes we get it Jackalope it’s your skull! Such a good combination of really good colorwork and damn unique cuteness! The polka dots are a great touch and I love that if you squint it looks just like an amazingly ornate snail!

the Jackalope Entry # 21

the Jackalope Entry # 21

Ok so that’s kinda cool. Nice to see a good vivid marker one again. And nicely heavy on the deer. For second i didn’t see the ear behind the horn and just thought to myself why is there a giant tongue on his forehead?

The Jackalope Drawing # 22

The Jackalope Drawing # 22

Yes! now that is a jackalope well equipped fro love! he even comes with his own thunderstorm! And dammit if those lil stilty hoofed front legs aren’t fantastic!

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