A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend
Monday, May 10, 2010
Not Quite a Dragon Slayer
My cousin Lily contacted me about creating something for her husband. She saw my recent dragon doodle that I posted several updates on this blog about. Apparent she liked what she saw and then wrote me saying..
"Here is a picture of my husband. He tells a story to all little children he meets that ask him what he does for a living. He says that he is a dragon slayer but he is not very good at it and he has a dragon friend named Sally and Sally lives in his backyard and she sneezed on him and that's how he got a small bald spot! If the children look interested he keeps the story going, expounding on Sally's physique (she's gained a lot of weight and has itty bitty wings so it makes it hard for her to fly). He says she is big, green, stomps on Tokyo, breathes fire...on and on he goes. He is very funny and the kids love it."
Lily wanted something that she could frame and hang it in their pool table room. This was fairly easy and an enjoyable one to draw. Dragons, as far as I can tell, come in all shapes and sizes. That makes room for a lot of creativity. Lily liked the illustration. I haven't head whether or no her dragon slayer has seen it yet. I hope he doesn't quit his day job.
Update: Cousin Lily sent me this message after seeing this post...
Well, my dear cousin, the "not quite" dragon slayer checked the mail this Saturday and "lo and bebald" the doodle you created. I have not yet framed it but he loved it. My mom was over for Mom's day and she loved it as well. I am tempted to have t-shirts made, but I already gave out t-shirts that say "Sally Rocks" (the name of the dragon). If I find an extra, I'll send you one. THX again...hugs to all...cousin Lily