School Mascot

March 3rd, 2005 · 4 Comments · 2004 - 2012 Sketchbook


My brother-in-law Christopher, who is a football player/director/actor with a sense of humor, has asked me to submit an entry to his high school’s patriot-themed mascot design contest. I google image-searched “patriot,” a perfect dictionary substitute, and believe the proposal above which combines search results, would fit squarely on team helmets and gym walls. Who’s gonna mess with a team with an American high-yield payload? It’s time to move past benign birds, farm animals, and industries and focus on real power. Another consideration might include an appropriated image of the cowboy riding the missile from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Category: 2004 - 2012 Sketchbook

4 Comments so far ↓

  • Sara

    Wow – I hope your submission wins!!!

  • Murray

    Thanks Sara

  • feets

    This isn’t meant to be disrespectful or anything, but I thought I’d share my first response when viewing this picture… “it’s a Mascot for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”
    At first glance, I didn’t realize the man in the foreground was a soldier carrying a rifle. It sort of looks like someone playing Quidditch from the Harry Potter books. The gun was initially percieved as a broom stick and it looked like he was reaching out to catch the golden snitch.
    And now I have visions of Harry Potter flying through the air chasing Patriot missles in my head…

  • Murray

    So funny! I laughed too.

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