When I posted my first “Win a Doodle!” contest last year, my motives were simple: I didn’t have a post but I still wanted to post something. I figured that maybe a dozen blog followers would enter. Instead, the comments section went nutty. I was bewildered.
So I did the doodle contest thing a few months later – and that turnout was even nuttier.
It’s been a quite a while since my last doodle contest — and a few of you rabble rousers won’t let me forget it. I have been harassed! Harangued! Badgered! Bullied!
And, like France on the eve of a major war, I have capitulated.
Here’s another chance to win your very own doodle!
IF YOU WIN, I WILL DRAW WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Yep. It’s true. Need proof? Fine.
Jenion, the winner of the first doodle contest, is an avid cyclist. She asked me to doodle a cyclist. So I did.
Kid Lit Reviews, the winner of the second contest, is a devoted animal rights advocate. She asked me to draw a picture of a Great Dane protecting a few smaller dogs. So I did.
On another occasion, Jilanne Hoffman’s punk kid, ignoring the fact that I do not like cats, asked me to draw a picture of a cat.
Then that punk kid asked me to draw a kitten.
Oh, whatta punk that kid is!
So yes. I will draw whatever you want.
Well, there is one exception. I won’t draw what you want if what you want is pervy. I am a children’s book author, bucko, so take your dirty business somewhere else!
There is one other point to consider. I am not a portrait artist, so if you ask me to draw a picture of you, I will cheat. My friend and fellow blogger, Vanessa Chapman, learned this the hard way.
HOW TO WIN
The winning name will be drawn at random. The draw-er is this guy.
He’s nutty, but his integrity is unimpeachable.
HOW TO ENTER
To get your name in the drawing all you need to do is leave a comment that answers the following question:
If you could have any fictional character as a pet, which character would you choose and why?
The “why” is key. If you just yell something like “SCOOBY DOO!” your name will not be included in the drawing. You need to explain your choice.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? Fine. I’ll add two more ballots if you announce this contest on your blog and link back to this page. That’s three chances to win!
Don’t have a blog? OK, then you can get one extra ballot if you announce this contest on your Facebook page or Twitter feed.
Your entry is due on or before Monday, March 16. The winner of the drawing will be announced on Tuesday, March 17.
The completed doodle will be posted on this blog. The original drawing (suitable for framing!) will be mailed to the winner.
That’s it! Answer the question and get going!