Apr 23 2014

By the lake

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Retired painter. Failed hippie. Champion cheese eater.

Igor was all of these things (and at least two or three more). At the moment, none of that mattered. The sun was setting across the lake and on his life.

Igor’s body was shutting down.

Soon, the mouse would have to abandon ship. He would eject from his cranial cockpit, fly back to base, and start anew in a fresh humanoid robot pod.

For now, Igor sat on the wooden bench and twiddled his thumbs. Musty lake air filled his lungs. It was glorious.

With a little Livarot, it would have been perfect.

Apr 16 2014

From a time when “Shrek 2″ was a dream

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This doodle comes from 2002, a time when “Shrek 2″ was a dream.

My pitch for the sequel saw Shrek* drop his club and pick up a paintbrush. The local-high-school marching band didn’t have enough money for uniforms, you see. Someone had to do something. So our green hero hit the canvasses swinging, depicting swampy landscapes in an Impressionistic style. A few months later, there was nearly enough money to buy one mostly complete uniform. The band still was screwed, but hey, free uniform. Roll credits.

Like usual, my pitch for the movie was rejected. But weep not! There’s always “Shrek 5.” …

*Editor’s note: What’s that you say? Shrek is an ogre, not a troll? Kudos to you, observant person. You earn a gold star. To claim it, just send one self-addressed envelope and $150 for postage to Doodleronomy.net, 348 Greendumpsterbehindthemall Lane, Townsville, WI.

Apr 9 2014

Little Known Fact: Roosevelt loved his fancy hair

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Welcome to another installment of Little-Known Facts, Presidential Edition. Today, we consider Theodore Xavier Roosevelt, whose face is depicted in this 2009 elementary statistics doodle.

Roosevelt, or “Roosie,” as he was known, loved three things: dodo eggs, monster trucks, and his pompadour. He picked up the hairstyle while touring with Elvis in the 1930s. He enjoyed it so much that he had special hair elixirs shipped special across the Indian Ocean with him when he fought in the invasion of Panama in 1946.

So when a tragic curling-iron accident damaged an estimated 1/10th of his hair, Roosie took it hard. Historians consider the incident to be the defining moment his political career.

Though Roosevelt died in 1977, his legacy lives on. His sweeping curling-iron regulations are on the books to this day.