Doodles 'n' Drawings, On Blogging

Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle!

Who will be the lucky winner?
Who will be the lucky winner?

In March, I hosted a contest. The grand (and only) prize was an official, original, custom-made Mike Allegra doodle.

Despite my doodling ability, the number of people who entered this contest was pretty large. This surprised me.

What also surprised me was that some of you reeeeally wanted that ding-dang doodle. In fact, a few people threatened to sic their cats on me if I didn’t do another doodle contest post haste.

To these people I say settle down because here’s another chance to win a doodle!

IF YOU WIN, I WILL DRAW WHATEVER YOU WANT!

Don’t believe me? Here’s proof:

Jenion (the winner of the March contest) wanted a drawing of a bicycle racer. So I drew her a bicycle racer.

Ta daa!
Ta daa!
But here is real proof: I am not fond of cats. (I am horribly allergic and keep rodents as pets.) But, once upon a time, Jilanne Hoffmann’s punk kid asked for a drawing of a cat. So I drew him a cat.
Sigh.
Sigh.

Then Jilanne Hoffmann’s punk kid asked for a drawing of a kitten. So I drew him a kitten.

Double sigh.
Double sigh.

Did I mention that Jilanne Hoffmann’s kid is a punk? Well, he is.

So, yes, I will doodle whatever you want.

Well there is one caveat: I will not draw whatever you want if your wanted whatever is perverted. I am a children’s book author; behave yourself!

HOW TO WIN

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

The sober judge.
The sober judge.

He is fair, impartial, and looks like a 19th century bare-knuckled pugilist.

HOW TO ENTER

To get your name in the hat, all you need to do is leave a comment with some Words of Wisdom.

To get the ball rolling, here are some actual Words of Wisdom from my parents:

Mom: “Don’t be a candy ass.”

Dad: “The ox is slow but the Earth is patient.”

Mom’s wisdom usually came in the form of vague threats.

Dad’s wisdom usually sounded like its was written by a Confucius in need of a designated driver.

You can do better than this. I know you can. I’m counting on you.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

I’ll add two more ballots to the hat if you announce this contest on your blog and link back to this page. So, yes, you can get three chances to win!

Don’t have a blog? OK, then you can get one extra ballot if you announce this contest (and link back to this page) on your Facebook page or Twitter feed.

DEADLINES, ETC.

Your Words of Wisdom are due on or before Monday, July 21.

The winner of the drawing will be announced on July 22.

The completed doodle will be posted on my blog. The original drawing (suitable for framing) will be mailed to the winner.

Also, cheaters will be stabbed.

Grrr!
Grrr!

So get going! I need all the Words of Wisdom I can get!

GOOD LUCK!

Doodles 'n' Drawings, On Blogging

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!