Monday, January 21, 2008

Blog Mascot

One of the new year's suggestions was that this blog should adopt a mascot. As a fan of the vicious poodle of Snark, the idea appeals to me.

Unfortunately, I have no artistic ability. If anyone feels like making me one, here's what I'd like: a godzilla-type monster named "slush" looking a bit dull-witted. I'm particularly fond of this cutie from threadless.com, but alas, he seems to know where he's going.

28 comments:

moonrat said...

threadless rocks.

Andy J Smith illustration said...

I'm on it! I'll knock out some rough sketches later today and see what you like and go from there.

-Andy

Anonymous said...

He's pretty cute, too. I doubt slush is that cute.

Editorial Anonymous said...

Aaa! I'm so excited! Instant gratification has that effect on me.

Jill C. said...

Go Andy Go!

Anonymous said...

very cool idea
can you animate him so he eats misdirected submissions?

Adrian said...

Oh yes, yes, animate him!
(I'm all for more work when it's Andy doing it...) :D

DH. said...

Hey, EA! Thanks for all the insider info you give us-- we all totally appreciate it. Here is my quick digital sketch of a slush monster:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bom/2209799971/

ae said...

I like it DH. You need to have words on the paper, and crumbs of paper coming out of his mouth or perhaps his ears.

Gin said...

Here's my shot...http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eatc7.jpg

Gin said...

Let's try that again:

http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eatc7.jpg

Adrian said...

Nice Gin. Apparently that monster has some nasty halitosis going! ;)

Wendie O said...

Wow Gin, it looks as if your monster has been eating a LOT of slush.

-wendieO

"e" said...

I have a thing for monsters, and I'd love it if you wanted to use one:
dulemba.com, portfolio (click "Monsters").
:)
e

Andy J Smith illustration said...

http://www.andyjsmithillustration.com/etc/andyjsmith_slush.jpg

Sorry I couldn't post this sooner. Internet is fussy. Comcast needs a STERN talking to!

There's a few different versions on the same idea. Super rough but it was fun!

Andy J Smith illustration said...

let's try that again... apologies
http://www.andyjsmithillustration.com/etc/andyjsmith_slush.jpg

DH. said...

Good ideas, ae-- subtle but easy changes with a big impact:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bom/2209799971/

Okay, now back to work!

pudders said...

Well, dh, I think so but they are just my fanciful notions. That is just what I would do. You do what you want to do. It is your monster, after all!

I have a monster, too. But he is going out in samples. He's not really a Godzilla, anyway.

You guys all have great ones.

Can't wait to see who the winner is!!!

Sarah said...

Andy,

Not sure if it's just me, but I had a heck of a time getting to your pix. Seems the blogger cut off part of your link.

Add slush.jpg after the _ for anyone else wanting to see Andy's entry but not able to get the link from here.

Andy J Smith illustration said...

Yes indeed... blogger is being a pain.
The image can also be seen on my blog...
http://sillydrawings.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

EA,
You have so many interested illustrators, that you should have a monster of the month...or week!

I'd jump in down the road when projects are behind me.

Kristi Valiant said...

I posted my contribution on my blog: http://kristivaliant.blogspot.com

"Slush" may be a bit overbearing at times, but he's just an overgrown monster toddler who wants to play a publishing game with you.

Adrian said...

Okay, in the end I couldn't resist the challenge either. I pictured the slush monster more like a directionally challenged tourist...

http://www.croftcreations.ca/images/slushmonster.jpg

or (if I have the same problems Andy did), you can see him on my sketch blog at:

www.croftcreations.ca/sketches.html

That was fun. Total procrastination, but fun...

Editorial Anonymous said...

It's all great. I'm so impressed and touched! And I had hoped to get these up on the blog, but yesterday and today and tomorrow and god help me, probably Thursday too, have become a welter of work issues. Will get back to this as soon as I can. Sorry for the delay! Ugh.

christine tripp said...

Couldn't resist doing a pencil sketch of "Slushy" too.

http://thechildrensillustratorstudio.blogspot.com/

Casey_G said...

Well, my monster isn't so dull-witted, he's more crazy. I guess he could have a less manic side too. Anyways, I wanted to contribute with my thanks that you run this blog. It is helpful and entertaining!

slush

Casey

LEEZY said...

Why not make it a contest for illustrators? And have some of your editor associates judge the winner? Maybe offer a small prize as an incentive, as if illustrating a mascot for an editor's blog wouldn't be enough!

I'll send a sketch, too.

Love your BLOG!

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