[NOTE: The text to follow has been translated from the original Japanese via Babelfish]
Therefore, some time ago that my friend Mathew's Was; The birthday of him. He me and in order to connect him and the large group of that friend at this really splendid restaurant, invited my wife. And as for me evening's You thought that the card we would like to draw him before, it had; Even unfortunately the meal of him, but my hand could carpal tunnel syndrome and to disabled. With that, advances several months, my hand still doesn' Hurting, still Mathew; There is sketch of birthday in still none. Therefore, pain it is not absurd for the or more of this to wait, Mathew and here's Happiness, which lately desires birthday largely!
Two weeks ago I asked you to come up with the
puuuuuuuurrfect, er, doggone best name for the puppy whose drawing I'd posted. At the time, I failed to state how long it would take me to decide the winning answer. Well, let me tell you now: the contest will be concluded as soon as I finish typing this sentence I am typing right now on my computer keyboard DING! TIME'S UP! The correct answer, was Snickers! Snickers the puppy. No one said Snickers? C'mon, get with the program people, he's obviously a Snickers!
Well, since nobody said Snickers, I'll give THE GRAND PRIZE, an autographed copy of the terrible "Hansel and Gretel" comic I drew, to the runner-up. And the winner is... it's a tie!
Chernobyl & Pope Pius XIII, submitted by Katherine and James Moes (respectively)! On odd-numbered days, the puppy is Chernobyl, on even-numbered days, Pope Pius XIII. On even-numbered days, you may also refer to him by his nickname, Little Popey Poopers. Since there was only one grand prize, I'm afraid Katherine and James that you'll have to share the spoils. Luckily enough, you two also share an apartment, so I don't see this as an issue.
Thank you VERY VERY MUCH for all your entries, they were all great! I'm very lucky to have as creative a reading public as I do!
OH, and I should point out, the above image was HEAVILY influenced by the work of 64 Colors. I recommend visiting their site and picking up a print, they're AWESOME.