The Flying Reindeer Entry # 8

The Third Place Flying Reindeer Entry

You all know how fond I am of repeating themes! And if you didn’t well I am… and what we’ve got here looks to be my wife’s original Snawfus Paired with an eager alien, a tractor beam and what appears to be a bit of mistletoe peeking through that porthole… can a holiday evening of off planet smooching be too far away? Not when you can travel at light speed!

Judge’s Commentary – Cause I’ve always felt we need a few more recurring characters for folks to identify with… I mean who doesn’t love Snawfus? Dicks, that’s who!

The Turkey 2015 Entry # 24

The Turkey 2015 Entry # 24

Yes!!! When I reach for words to describe him, my mind finds only pain and emptiness yet from that void comes a whisper, no strike that, a knowing! A knowing that I will never be as old nor as delicious as he! (great unfathomable coloring btw!)

The Monopod Entry # 18

The Monopod Entry # 18

So first and foremost nice to see the “bodysock” getting a lil more attention! And i gotta say given the enormity (and probably weight) of said foot, it does seems scorpion is a good choice for a long term umbrella holding picnic pose, cause otherwise, what you’re doing some sort of plow variation? and everyone hates plow and it’s way tougher to drink tea in ;)…

the Mongolian Death Worm Entry # 14

the First Place Mongolian Death Worm Entry

That’s right, if you do your detective work properly, you’ll know that I’m the type of guy who’s got tumeric roots in his fridge! Also I think Mona and I both owe thanks to Invader Zim for the best imaginary organ name ever!

Judge’s Commentary – So everyone claimed it was in support of the room’s favorite little succubus “Fenton” but i swear everyone was just afraid to mention how haunting those worm eyes were! And the individually cut out and shaded bits of acid-y vomit were not unappreciated!

The Turkey Entry # 7

The Turkey 2014 Entry # 7

Man leave it to turkey week to offer up some learnin’… a “poult” is in fact a baby turkey and in case you were curious, a “Jake” is a young (i think male) turkey… Mostly though I’m impressed how tough a turkey looks in a gas mask!

The Phantom Kangaroo Entry # 3

The Phantom Kangaroo Entry # 3

Haha! the ole switcheroo! For those unaware, somewhere round about 250 miles north of Chicago on highway 45, there’s a giant red eyed fiberglass badger accompanying what I can only assume at its core is a trailer wrapped in a fiberglass log and topped with an easily 15 foot long squirrel… nowadays it draws in passersby for a cleverly named strip club… but I assume it was originally hand built by god simply to make my drives up north more enjoyable… you know, mysterious ways and whatnot…

The Giant Squid Entry # 2

The Giant Squid Entry # 2

Probably impossible for you to read but that squid is fishing with what looks to be a “RumHam” which made me smile.

The Woodbooger Entry # 6

The Woodbooger Entry # 6

It’s like the perfect combination of Harry of Henderson fame and the “I bring you love…” Mr Burns!

The Buggane Entry # 12

The Buggane Entry # 12

My favorite part of this week so far is learning how much everyone obviously hates bakers! Good use of the famously emotive Buggane Brow in this one!

The Hobgoblin Entry # 7

The Hobgoblin Entry # 7

If I were there with you hobgobly buddy, I’d scratch your back… but from this distance that flash makes your belly shine like a star.

The Mermacorn Entry # 7

The Mermacorn Entry # 7

People have been using corn to catch carp for centuries, it makes sense that nature would pick up on this. Great kernel dimension!

The Nagumwasuck Entry # 8

The Third Place Nagumwasuck Entry

Now I’m just gonna splain this one meself as I have a bit of inside intel, at it’s heart its a much larger than life papa smurf sculpture that marks the front of someones lakehouse up north, while horribly dated, every time i see it i smile and laugh cause you know, they thought of all the things in the world, you know what says “me” most of all… a four foot papa smurf!!!…and to their credit, in this case, I think wood is much friendlier than stone… but back to our story… my wife has had to listen to me whine about lack of submissions all week and while not as doodly as i generally prefer, through some combo of phone aps and instagram filters, she made us this lil scribbled Stephen King Nagumwasuck (that’s obviously what the glasses mean duh) which i thoroughly appreciate!

Judge’s Commentary – Demonstrating the evolution and camouflaging ability of the Nagumwasuck in the 21st century and I am particularly appreciative of the incorporation of smurfs given their socialist origins — considering that the Nagumwausuck is Native American in origin and many of the first nation tribes worked together in what essentially were socialist communities, I think this entry is effective in capturing the origins and evolution of the Nagumwausuck. Nicely done.

The Dark Lord Entry # 2

The Dark Lord Entry # 2

The old ghost overlay app as doodling device trick… so two things… first that’s one of my dogs, so I can confirm that he in fact is the enemy of all that is good… but secondly it’s possible (and prepare yourself to read this as joke) we should consider blinding him cause he looks kinda badass with that whited over eye!…

The Mock Turtle Entry # 5

The Mock Turtle Entry # 5

“So it’s a cow, wrapped in a turtle, who’s wrapped in a turtleneck sweater, that’s printed with cow” – You know there is no way i can argue with or even really improve on it, so I’ll just say nicely played, and good high energy cow tail!

The Axe Handle Hound Entry # 7

The Axe Handle Hound Entry # 7

Haha! Having a bulldog that tends to kill very small things like birds and toads with simply the weight of his head and a lil overeager curiosity, I can only imagine the devastation a weapon faced dog would bring… And how is it after all the stupidly named cats I’ve met, I’ve never met a Mr Meowgi? It’s such a high quality cat name!

The Christmas Elf Entry # 1

The Christmas Elf Entry # 1

Hey this lil elf is one half of my dog army and just spent the past evening sleeping snuggled under my chin…. Don’t let the good looks deceive you! Anyone who knows him will confirm (honk) Fenton is a jerk (honk)!

2013 Turkey – Submission # 15

2013 Turkey – Submission # 15

I mean I understand its a dickish contrarian thing, and I’m not sure the request could have been phrased more politely… but i still feel that this triggers that – “you can’t tell what to do” instinct… and now I want to eat her more than I did before.

The Snawfus Entry # 8

The Snawfus Entry # 8

I knew there were gonna be some good ones this week! The only thing that keeps me from just savoring the joy is my concern that our carefree Snawfus is about to get a Brain Candy esque facefull of bird!

the Cerberus Entry # 11

the Cerberus Entry # 11

The welcome sign is so friendly but the fire’s so fierce! This will get used on a flyer someday, maybe not for a big event, but it’ll happen…

the Green Man Entry # 5

the Green Man Entry # 5

Wow, it’s like watching the full Charlie Brown Xmas special in a seconds time… kinda roboty, kinda muppety, my favorite kinda hands and i swear if i look too long I get kinda cold!

the Green Man Entry # 3

the Green Man Entry # 3

Green… now that’s a fun word… gaaa..reeeeeenn… meeteoor… meet..eee..oree…meteorrr……. I will never not love kermy.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 6

the Cactus Cat Entry # 6

I knew there was a reason I memorized “Intergalactic Proton-Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droid”! So good! and the stripes add a nice dimension!

the Monkey Man Entry # 8

the Monkey Man Entry # 8

Now that’s putting those terrifying claws to good use… And is it a space helmet or nit eating preventative? That really is a great foot, and I’m reasonably confident I worked with that guy.

Gol-Goroth Entry # 13

Gol-Goroth Entry # 13

I’m not sure you should be exclaiming “oh no” mr boatman, I’m pretty sure you should be saying “this is exactly what i deserve for having a sailboat”… Though I’m not entirely sure this guy wants anything more than popcorn…

the ChickenFoot Entry # 16

Chicken Foot Entry # 16

Why’d the ChickenFoot cross the road?… To get to that ear of corn silly! Is it just me or does this guy look sorta like he’s dancing his way across? And that is one mighty foot!

Judge’s Commentary

He seems to be genuinely perplexed at his one foot chicken in egg status….

The Golem Entry # 14

The Golem Entry # 14

Hurray for potato Golem! the Starchiest of all the Golems! and sorta stay puff marshmallow man in the face too! Excellent finger definition seeing as that’s a potato and I know they suck to carve without breaking!

Judge’s Commentary

Potatoes being the staple food of my eastern european ancestors from which sprang this tale of a being to exact revenge, this one ties in the fact that everything having to do with us Jews ends up being about food somehow.

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!

Your Destructor Entry # 11

the Form Of Your Destructor Entry # 11

You know I’m pretty sure Godzilla would be pretty high on my list of preferred destructors as well. Though I’m a wee bit puzzled by the zig zag path of destruction he’s taking… but i suppose if you’re that big you’re not really in a hurry!

Santa Vs Krampus Entry # 9

Santa Vs Krampus Entry # 9

Geiger meets Garfield! well only sorta but, it’s funny, if they both woulda been willing to talk it out, odds are they both like lasagna, and isnt that where all friendships start? some kind of common ground?…

Judge’s Commentary

Unless Santa is disemboweling said Krampus from a very awkward position, this is the one and only winning Krampus in the batch, for that submittor Mona deserves a nod!