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And the Original, Custom Made Mike Allegra Doodle Winner Is…

for YOU

Yowza! The response to last week’s contest was incredible! Dozens and dozens of you (including a couple of honest-to-God illustrators) sent me Words of Wisdom for a chance to win one of my doodles.

I don’t understand all this Doodle Mania, but I am flattered by it.

But now it is time to get down to the business of drawing the winning name!

Unfortunately, my son thought differently. He insisted that I “practice my doodling” first.

I sighed. Then I asked him what he wanted me to doodle.

He wanted a LEGO man wearing a 1980s astronaut shirt. This LEGO man, he explained, should also sport a medieval helmet and a battle axe.

“Anything else?” I asked?

There was. He also wanted the LEGO guy to be Benny, the youngest child in The Boxcar Children.

So I “practiced my doodling.”

It's not easy being this kid's father.
It’s not easy being this kid’s father. It’s also not easy to enjoy The Boxcar Children.

Now that my son was duly bribed, he got to work.

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In the months since the last contest, The Drawing Hat was given away to charity. So this drawing will mark the auspicious debut the Drawing Penguin Ice Bucket.

Beautiful, isn't it?
Beautiful, isn’t it?

So! Let’s get started.

My son mixed the ballots…

Drawing 2

And mixed them…

Drawing 3

He mixed them very well.

Drawing 4

You really have to admire his professionalism.

Drawing 5

OK. Knock it off, boy.

And the winner is…

Drawing 6

Drawing 8

KID LIT REVIEWS!

Congratulations, Kid Lit! 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! You folks are awesome!

 

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Celebrate Dueling Doodlers!

Remember that Celebrate Kittens doodle I did a couple of weeks back?

It looked like this!
It looked like this!

Well, because Jilanne Hoffmann’s son is a fine, upstanding young fellow, he doodled me a reply. Head on over to her blog and check out his awesome art, why don’cha?

(Oh, and I’m turnin’ off the comments here. Go comment over there!)

Celebrate Dueling Doodlers!

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The Winning Doodle REVEALED!

The timing of my Win A Doodle Contest could not have been better.

For the past week, I haven’t been able to write well. I blame Daylight Savings Time; ever since we sprang forward, I’ve been spending my days half asleep.

Fortunately, I can doodle while half asleep. So I was able to honor the wishes of Jenion, the Win a Doodle Contest’s Big Winner.

Jenion, an avid cyclist, asked for something bicycle-related. Well, my friend, your wish is my command:

Cyclist

Be sure to check your mail, as I will be sending you the original drawing soon!

Take care, everyone!