Here Ya Go. The Winning Doodle!

10. ta daaLast week, the lovely and talented Jo Robinson was the winner of The Official Semi-Annual Mike Allegra Win a Doodle Contest. Her prize was a custom made doodle of anything she wanted!

What she wanted was a flock of birds:

“Can you do a doodle of my birds, please? I have four of them — two nanday conures (a male called Beep Beep and a female called Beany), and two masked weaver bird boys called Jelly and Button. I call them my feathered horde… They fell out of their nests up in Zimbabwe (lived there for 18 years until we had to leave a couple of years ago) and have been my babies ever since.”

Well, Jo, your wish is my command:

Pictured from left:
Pictured from left: Beany, Beep Beep, Button, and Jelly (I assume).

But that’s not all! Jo also won a Mike Allegra-penned story featuring five words of her choice. Those words are:


So far I’m stumped, but I’m sure I’ll come up with a story by next week. Stay tuned.

65 Replies to “Here Ya Go. The Winning Doodle!”

  1. Brilliant. If I had to draw birds they would all look like Woodstock in the rain. You do know who Granny Weatherwax is, don’t you? I suspect you would adore Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.

  2. Aw. What a great doodle. I love the personality that you gave the birds (not that birds don’t have personality!). I’m looking forward to the story, Mike, and don’t believe for one tiny moment that you’re stumped ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congratulations Jo!
    Mike, this “doodle” is awesome! Looks like Button’s not quite sure about giving up his shared worm. I was expecting to see two of the birds wearing funny masks, from J’s description (“two masked weaver bird boys”).

  4. Ooooh, you outdid yourself, Mike! No one will ever call you a bird-brain. Bird artist, yes. Guess you’re extremely happy that she didn’t ask you to draw a feline, like a cheetah or lion.

    Can’t wait for the story!

  5. You conjured up a pretty nice image there, Mike. And now I understand her choice of words…let’s see what you do with them…

    By the way, love the doodle and a story idea.

  6. Thank you so much Mike – it’s absolutely beautiful, and you’ve got their little characters right on their faces. Most definitely a family heirloom! You’re an awesome artist even when you call your masterpieces doodles. I can’t wait for the story – you’ve really never read Pratchett? Have you ever had a seagull poop on your car BTW? Really can totally cover a windscreen on a good day for the birds. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again – I love it!

  7. There’s a superhero hiding somewhere behind that image – might explore that someday.

    Salad Man and his tongs of sensitivity – can toss criminals asunder from 40 feet.

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