Friday, February 26, 2010

The Land of Doom/Picture Book Marathon 26/28

The LAND OF DOOM will be back tomorrow--I've got a nice page of it, it just needs coloring. Sorry for the gaps! But the marathon's the thing!

And here's today's--#26:


Title: One Trick Ponies

Synopsis: Three Miocene Era ponies (three-toed Hypohippus, to be exact) are being chased by a giant Terror Bird (Titunis walleri.) To escape, they must use their "tricks," one can jump super high, one can run very fast, and one can bite.

Kinda like "The Seven Chinese Brothers," only during the Pleistocene.

At what point did ponies become GIRLS ONLY territory? If kids are around a real pony, EVERYONE'S excited--but as soon as the pony moves out of reality and into entertainment--BOOM--just for girls. Here's a shot at making ponies fun for girls and boys. Are there any other animals with such a one-sided gender fanbase?

9 comments:

Enna Isilee said...

Kittens. Kittens are pretty one sided.

Tasha said...

Dinosaurs, lizards, snakes and reptiles in general are for boys, as are dogs, and cats, bunnies, and other fluffy animals are for girls.

DaNae said...

I like that the ponies have that devilish, mussed, beatnik look about them. I hope they also wear black turtlenecks and recite poetry, in coffee bars on their off hours.

Sarah C. said...

Don't forget Little Black that's a classic for boys.
And my word verification is "reefuta" really, I'm not trying to be argumentative :).

Myrna Foster said...

Great idea! I had to go google terror birds, but I like the scruffy looking ponies and their tricks.

Jessica Day George said...

At first I thought, Um, Nate, horses don't have bizarrely cloven hooves. Shoulda known these were pre-historic ponies!

I don't know why ponies have to be just for girls. My Little Ponies could be pretty badass! Especially when they started reading up on socialism . . .

"Throw the glitter grenade, Comrade Twinkle!"

edith said...

Hey, you're done! You only need 26 for the picture book marathon. Or are you going to be an overachiever and do all 28 days?

That's tremendo. (wv. Not kidding.)

Anonymous said...

Prehistoric ponies are awesome.

Also, I just realized- Jessica Day George, are you the author Jessica Day George? Oh my gosh! To think I have been reading (and smiling at) your comments for months and never made the connection! Wow!

Amanda Sorensen said...

I think it would be great to do a fairy book for boys.