Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Of Mice and...Owls?




It's that time of year again, kids. My 6th holiday Advent calendar rolled off the presses, onto trucks and into your shrubs during the wee hours this morning. I think this one might just be my favorite...and no...no, I don't say that every year. Contrary to popular belief I'm not THAT full of myself. I give to you in all its belabored splendor, that thing I was talking about like 10 seconds ago, the 2010 Advent Calendar.
Beginning tomorrow ( Wednesday ) a little calendar panel with the date in the top left corner will print at the top of the M section every day. Cut those dudes out and paste them onto the calendar in their respective spots and a little story unfolds in which a tiny, gift-bearing mouse traverses a forest path on a cold, moonlit night. Much to his surprise/dismay/something else probably, he encounters a big ol' owl! This is important because owls eat mice. It is very seldom the other way around. Probably almost never. What's going to happen? I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you...unless you're one of my students and you saw me working on it during class one day. I generally like MOST of you guys and I don't think it would be in either of our best interests if either of us killed the other so we'll just move forward from this point.

8 comments:

Marie Provence said...

This is awesome, Shane! Your Christmas illustrations are always the best.

Shobo said...

Very nice, I LOVE advent calendars!

Alex K. Barton said...

Really lovely. The mouse is very cute.

michelle said...

Aw, love it. Yes, the mouse is adorable. I also like your sketches on that last page. Santa is very serious, almost looks military with that coat, haha

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Lighthouse Pilot said...

Thanks guys! This is one of my favorites!

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Diego Freyre said...

Nice illustrations you have here Shane!

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