Last week, the lovely and talented Sarah Wesson (whose blog is awesome, by the way) won the Third Semiannual Heylookawriterfellow Win A Doodle Contest!
I am an accident prone idiot, so Sarah’s prize is a Custom Made Mike Allegra Overcoming Injury Doodle! It is the first of what I fear will be many such doodles in my future.
Sarah could get a drawing of anything she wanted. She wanted a Caffeine Gnome. I had never seen a Caffeine Gnome before, so I winged it.
Hope you like it, my friend!
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Jittery the Caffeine Gnome! He’s awesome, Mike!
You draw better with an injured paw than most people do with all digits intact. 🙂
Thank you so much!
Yay! I’m so glad you like it, my friend!
And thank you for your kind words.
The original drawing will go out in today’s mail. Congrats again!
I’d say you cornered the niche on Caffeine Gnomes.
YESSSSSS! The market is mine! All mine!
You got Starbucks worried.
They should be worried. Four bucks for a latte? They have no shame!
That’s why no one can afford housing these days. We are a nation enslaved to latte.
I wish I could say the same for your “pet” choice, but I can’t.
That’s okay. I don’t currently have any pets living in my basement, except for Ghostcat, which is a real cat that lives under the stairs and only comes out at night to gobble food and return to her cubbyhole. And her name isn’t Heathcliff, either, but I’m considering changing it, because then my world would make more sense.
Don’t you go changin’, Silly.
Adorable! (Sorry, you may not like that word attached to your doodle, but that Caffeine Gnome Doodle is just adorable.)
I have no problem with “adorable.”
BTW: When you get a moment, please click on the Hire Me! menu and shoot me an email. I gotta question only you can answer.
Done! And thanks for stroking my ego. My feathers needed a bit of fluffing.
Well…that’s all kinds of awesome Mike!! I hope I win one sometime!
Your new job seems to suit you (accidents not withstanding…lol) Thanks for sharing the winning doodle! 😉
Thanks for the kind words. Another contest will be coming this summer.
Caffeine Gnome! I love it!
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Caffeine Gnome is brilliant and super adorable. Congratulations to the lucky Sarah.
I’m going to be an incredibly good sport and end this comment right now. Bye.
But let me just add, in the sort of words of Michelle Kwan that one time: “But if there could be only two doodles…”
It is what it is, and I am what I am. Which, at the moment, is doubled over with laughter. Quit being so funny!
You can tell Michelle Kwan that she’s not getting a doodle either.
Now you don’t like ice skaters either? Your lack of mercy has not bounds.
Not that I’m begging, but I’m begging. I love the eyes on the gnome by the way. Priceless!
Keep begging, I had to beg for quite a while when I wanted a doodle, and eventually it paid off. Don’t tell Mike I told you this though.
Actually, you won a Facebook contest, Vanessa. Stop giving out false info!
The only deadbeats who got free doodles were the Hoffmanns — but even that’s not true, really, as Liam sent me as many doodles as I sent him. It was a fair trade.
Yes I did, but prior to that there was much begging I remember! So it’s not contextually false if you look at it in a certain light with your eyes closed.
Yes, I suppose if you put it that way.
But please let my persistent, pesky friend know that I was immune to your begging.
Eyes closed, looking at the light, but I’m blinded by all the times he’s said no salamander.
Wait, are you saying you’ve established precedent? That is music to my ears! Thank you, Vanessa-Jane. You are a friend, indeed!
There is no help for me here. I can’t doodle as well as Liam. He is a prodigy, and I’m an adult. It’s no contest whatsoever.
Fabulous pic Mike, it’s gnometastic! 🙂
Thanks, I was gnomeschooled.
So much talent . I love the gnome! Congratulations to lucky Sarah!
Thanks, Patricia! Glad you like it!
Yes, that gnome has had one toooooooo many. But he looks like he’s ready to sit down and write a children’s book, don’t you think?
Regarding the salamander: I do believe their genes are closer to rodents than to cats, aren’t they?
If you are asking me if I prefer salamanders to cats, the answer is a big fat yes.
I don’t know about gene typing, but salamanders are cool like cats.
You just keep digging a bigger hole for yourself, don’tcha?
Oh, darn it, there’s a lot of back story to stay current on. I can now see the error of my ways in that feline statement. To restate: A salamander is cool like a caffeine gnome, which is, by the way, incredibly awesome. Thank you for that gift to the world.
Absolutely inspired, although a wee bit over caffeinated for a gnome. What a naughty, naughty gnome.
I think this little guy is delightful! ❤
And I think all gnomes are naughty, aren’t they?
I did hear that but have no personal experience with gnomes. Still, they are cute.
Because of my love of coffee, they are not allowed on my property.
😀 😀 😛
Wow…is that really 70 extra shots? That’s one wired gnome!
They don’t call him Jittery for nothing.
Very Cool. I love how the gnome shakes and jitters, and the eyes going around in caffeinated circles. Well done, doodler sir.
Thank you kindly, Sue.
And I take it your Great Dane Doodle is displayed in a place of honor?
Love the “Extra 10 Shots” detail. This design could probably become a t-shirt.
Maybe. I’ve been pondering the idea of making prints of my doodles, so it could happen.
Fantastic!! The eyes are the best!
I’m fond of the eyes, too.
This is awesome! I love it! 😀
This is hilarious! Those EYEs! lol!!! I can’t imagine Sarah not loving this! 🙂
Thankfully, Sarah is a fan of my gnome stylings.
That’s a very imaginative request! I better step up my game in case I win one of these one day. Sorry to say, but it’s definitely going to have a cat involved.
Oh, Britt, a cat? Really? And I thought we were friends.
That was cruel, I know. There’s always my strange love for cows that can be used as an alternative.
I love drawing cows!
Thank you, sir.
Hey, I missed this – fabulous doodle Mike! I hate to say it but, well yes, perhaps being injured makes your doodling EVEN better?! H xxx
Well, I don’t plan to be injured for the next contest.
And dangit, Harula, you always seem to go missing when these contests take place!