The Pukwudgie

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Evil Bastards!

So a few weeks ago, Mr Shirilla sent me a link to Freak Encounters, it’s kind of a horrible combination of Scare Tactics and an educational monster hunters show… needless to say I ripped through like 5 of em in an evening. The one beast I was entirely unfamiliar with was the Pukwudgie. And since I’m a fan of sharing stupid things I learn…

this part’s stripped straight from wikipedia :
A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies’ features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. Their skin is described as being a smooth grey, and at times has been known to glow.

In Native American lore, Pukwudgies have the following traits and abilities;

  • they can appear and disappear at will
  • they can transform into a walking porcupine (it looks like a porcupine from the back, and the front is half-troll, half-human and walks upright)
  • they can attack people and lure them to their deaths
  • they are able to use magic
  • they have poison arrows
  • they can create fire at will
  • Pukwudgies control Tei-Pai-Wankas which are believed to be the souls of Native Americans they have killed.

Native Americans believed that Puckwudgies were best left alone. When you see a Puckwudgie you are not supposed to mess with them, or they will repay you by playing nasty tricks on you, or by following you and causing trouble. They were once friendly to humans, but then turned against them. They are known to kidnap people, push them off cliffs, attack their victims with short knives and spears, and to use sand to blind their victims.

judgement Is Complete

our judge Our Judge this week is Mike Calihan! Now not a hell of a lot of us can call our father in law with the question “So Mike, what are the odds you can judge my mythical beast drawing contest?”… Fun thing about Mike is he takes it in stride. Having taken a trip that started as a kid in Chicago, stopped in woodstock in his teens and continued and entertainingly zig zagged path to the upper echelon of one of America’s biggest electrical contractors. He’s got some great stories and I know him as winemaker, fisherman, cook, father and husband to a varied crew I now proudly call family.

The Pukwudgie Entry# 9

The Pukwudgie Entry # 9

Man, credit where credit’s due that’s pretty fantastic. Though there’s a part of me that wants it on Mr Shirilla’s Necronomicon paper. And I like that if you lose the top part the bottom half of the bow looks like a sweet pipe! Also good use of wee.

Judge’s Commentary

The Wampanoag tribe could have used a bunch of these warlike little creatures to meet the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock (look it up if you like) instead of inviting them to dinner – we all know how well that turned out for native Americans. This guy has a Rastafarian look to him that speaks to an old Bob Marley fan. I love the bony knees – great detail all around on this drawing.

The Pukwudgie Entry # 5

The Pukwudgie Entry # 5

Yes! That lil guy looks awkward as hell! How sad is it that he’s built that humorously and still has to go through life with a double chin. And dammit if it doesn’t remind me how much i used to love the Critters series…

Judge’s Commentary

I imagined this one scurrying around on the forest floor, ducking under fallen trees, jumping from rock to rock across a stream. I love the detail on the face, especially around the eyes. It contrasts to the sketchiness of the porcupine back. Although ugly in general, there is a cuteness about him that makes you want to pick him up an hug him – probably wind up with a face full of quills for your trouble. Good job on this one also

The Pukwudgie Entry # 1

The Pukwudgie Entry # 1

Yes! this is either one hell of an adorably ripped and fairly hirsute little Pukwudgie. Or the universes smallest klingon male stripper! Nice details with the poison drips and extra points for making him look a little like a bad guy on Buffy.

Judge’s Commentary

The more I looked at this one the more traits of the Pukwudgies I saw. The blend of human body and furry troll-like legs was great. By the way he might need a good chest hair grooming if he wants to attract any Pukwudgiettes. The face looks truly maniacal. He has fire and poison arrows – all the right tools. I am concerned though that his head feathers look like Cannabis leaves – smokum peace pipe?

The Pukwudgie Entry # 2

The Pukwudgie Entry # 2

It’s funny how many varied things can remind me of the singular instance when mr burns got doped into bringing us love. I love his virginal mary glow and is it on purpose that he looks a bit like Taylor Lautner? I Hope so.

The Pukwudgie Entry # 3

The Pukwudgie Entry # 3

Ok so the front and back view with the backwards caption is kind brilliant. And his face and hair make me very happy…My one complaint is that porcupines have tails which left the opening for a pseudo “stick” ween on the front view.

The Pukwudgie Entry # 4

The Pukwudgie Entry # 4

I’m not even sure the big juggernaut looking one is a Pukwudgie, way more a dressed up baby or best case cody. Do you think if you have a mouth that wide you can taste more?

The Pukwudgie Entry # 6

The Pukwudgie Entry # 6

Well this one’s just kinda adorable… unless of course our peace pipe toking, tree sitting friend is about to be slaughtered Pukwudgie style… and you know there’s no escape with those wee squid legs! And I kinda love that porcupine back!

The Pukwudgie Entry # 7

The Pukwudgie Entry # 7

I’m kinda famous for mumbling and safe to assume it creates the exact same feeling in others that this drawing triggers in me… I really want to know what they are saying! And that Pukwudgie’s expression makes me pretty happy

The Pukwudgie Entry# 8

The Pukwudgie Entry# 8

Ha! I have no idea how your mind went there, but I’m kinda glad it did… I haven’t decided if my favorite part is that good ol’ Florence hasn’t changed a bit in this rendition or if it’s that soft, possibly touched, young bobby Pukwudgie.

The Pukwudgie Entry # 10

The Pukwudgie Entry # 10

Yes! LIke a furry Dr Who style adipose! And I like that this lil beast could just have sticky uppy electric troll/porcupine hair or it could just be that he is plummeting from the heavens! There’s no way we could ever know!

The Pukwudgie Entry # 11

The Pukwudgie Entry # 11

Oh my lord have you noticed how sharp the nipples are on this guy? And those hands and those feet! he’s like a lil cornucopia of tiny malformed bits of adorable! Also another very fine loincloth!

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