And the Doodle Winner Is…

Ooh, I can't wait!
Ooh, I can’t wait!

OK, folks, you blew me away. I just didn’t think a chance to win a personalized doodle would be all that popular.

But man, oh, man!

If you don’t count the time I was Freshly Pressed, this doodle contest is the most commented-upon post that you have ever commented upon.

I am dazzled, tickled, flattered, and a touch verklempt.

And today is the big day to see who gets the Grand Prize!

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All the ballots were put into the crumpled voting hat.

Then the completely fair and impartial judge was brought in to do his duty. (Well, he’s almost impartial; he was rooting for Madame Weebles, as evidenced by his cat shirt. But impartiality aside, he is completely fair.)

He mixed the ballots well…

shuffling

…and he reached for a card.

Boy picking the card

And the winner is…

Boy I got the winner right here

It is…

Boy Pensive

It. Is.

Boy Jeepers!

Boy Aaargh!

OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, TURN THE CARD AROUND!

Boy the winner

THANK YOU!

Um. Ahem. I mean, TA DAAAA!

Congratulations, Jenion! You win a personalized doodle on the subject of your choice!

All you have to do is go up to the menu item that says “Write Me a Note” and, well, write me a note.

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Thanks to everyone who entered! And don’t be bummed if you didn’t win. Since there is clearly such a demand for doodles, this will not be the last time you’ll have a chance to win one.

Take care and be well!

Win a Doodle!

for YOUI like blog contests. I like doodling. And I like that many of you like my doodles.

I think you can see where I’m going with this.

Here’s a chance to win your very own custom made doodle!

That’s right! If you win, I will doodle whatever you want.

Don’t believe me? Here’s proof:

I do not like cats. I am allergic to cats. I chase feral cats off of my lawn. I regularly keep rodents (aka cat prey) as pets.

Last year, however, I promised Jilanne Hoffmann’s punk kid that I would give him a custom made doodle.

He wanted a cat.

Celebrate cats!

He got his cat.*

HOW TO WIN

The winning name will be randomly drawn from a hat. The fellow drawing the name will be this guy:

Boy in ears

He is fair, impartial, and lovably weird.

HOW TO ENTER

To get your name in the hat, all you need to do is leave an Interesting Tidbit about yourself in the comments section below.

I know “interesting” is a relative term, so let me give you an idea of what I’m looking for:

NOT Interesting: “My favorite color is orange.”

TOO Interesting “I once killed a mailman with a hammer.”

Go for something in between those two extremes, okay?

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

You can get your name in the hat more than once by liking my writerfellow Facebook page.

As you will see, my numbers there are pathetic. I have 1,000 blog followers and not even 75 likes on Facebook? It’s ridiculous!

So if you like the Facebook page (or have liked the page already) I’ll put your name in the hat twice.

Ta Daa!

HOW TO FURTHER INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

Well, now you’re just getting greedy. Play fair.

DEADLINES, ETC

Your Interesting Tidbit is due on or before March 10.

The winner will be announced in a blog post on March 11.

The completed doodle will be posted on my blog. The original drawing will be mailed to the winner.

*That said, because I am a children’s book author, I am going to retain the right to refuse any doodle request that is pervy. So there.

So get commenting (and Facebook liking)!

Good luck!