I owe you folks an apology. After I put this drawing up, I had cartoonist's remorse. It was a fun drawing for me to do, but when I looked at the finished piece, I saw little chance it would elicit much response. It seemed so... I don't know... innocuous.
Fortunately, CLAYTON AWE, of Anchorage, didn't get the memo on how little there was to work with. Instead he found a hilarious and scathing way to explain the origins of the bird that was as imaginative as it was devastating.
That sizzling sound that you hear in the background is coming from many of the Tim Kelley entries. Tim was hot as a Mat-Su wildfire. What happened Tim? PPT Bird steal your Pekingese? And then there were wicked entries from Leo, Cowboy, and both Marys. And some creative drollery from the NTT Haines correspondent Chuck Hoehn.
I badly underestimated your resourcefulness and passion. I feel shame.
But I don't want your forgiveness. Just show up next Tuesday with your game faces on!