Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bart Simpson with Rigby and Mordecai from "Regular Show"

Who is the rudest animated character?  Based on recent exposure to old episodes of the Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror" my sons agreed that Bart might outdo Mordecai and Rigby.  They still prefer the Regular Show guys nonetheless.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Astrid, Stormfly, Toothless and Hiccup

Too many characters from "Dragons: Riders of Berk" squeezed onto one napkin.  I am seriously considering reactivating my "one character per napkin" rule.  Ansel originally asked for the entire cast of the show at once, so he was unsatisfied anyway.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Ansel has never even see the Sonic video game played, but he likes the character none the less.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Captain Drake and Dessa from "Three Thieves"

We are reading the "Three Thieves" 3 book series by Scott Chantler again after just having finished it. Ansel likes it so much that he is able to overlook the fact that the lead protagonist is a girl.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friendly Zombies (From "Regular Show") Bring Strawberries

The Not So Evil Dead bring fruit for Kindergarten lunch:

Zombies just never lose their charm for my sons.
They particularly enjoyed the "Grave Sights" episode of "Regular Show" where the regular characters use sports equipment to efficiently dispatch the malicious undead in a scene strangely reminiscent of "The Evil Dead"

Scooby and Shaggy chat up Mordecai and Rigby

The meeting of two sets of unfortunate TV role-models for my sons:  

My kids have an inexplicable and disturbingly persistent affection for all the iterations of "Scooby Doo"  The Regular Show is a more recent pleasure which make me appreciate the simplicity of the former.  

Trying to imagine a meeting between the dated pseudo beatniks and the snarky contemporary slackers, I could only conjecture that Mordecai and Rigby are not buying whatever their predecessors are selling.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show with Blue Jay and Raccoon

My attempt to mix school curriculum with snarky animated characters: The more realistic counterparts of Mordecai and Rigby from the "Regular Show" fantasize about cartoon fame.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Connor from Assassin's Creed III for Ansel

A Quaker Kindergarten lunch version of the main character in Assassin's Creed IIIfork in place of hatchet, and fruit substituted for a blood drenched adversary.
Our 9 year old wants to be this guy from the game (rated 17 and up) for Halloween. Thankfully, the 5 year old just wanted to see him on a napkin.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Raccoon Mario for Ansel

Ansel requested Raccoon Mario, as well...a complete raccoon. Certainly not one of my better drawings, but he was really happy with it.    At least there is nothing here to antagonize PETA, as Mario is not just wearing fur, but is completely furry.
The kids dug the original image up through google, but I cannot find it now to credit the source.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Migo from "Broxo" for Ansel

Migo from Zach Giallongo's "Broxo" appearing today without a rider as per my son's specific instructions. He accepted the addition of the strawberry with relatively good humor.  Unfortunately not as good a likeness of Migo, but a more convincing piece of fruit than usual.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Migo and Broxo for Ansel

Ansel is entranced by Zack Giallongo's new book "Broxo"- particularly with the title character's giant, toothsome companion/pet Migo. This morning, he was annoyed to see that I had included Broxo on the napkin as he wanted Migo all to himself.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Darwin from G-Force and the Easter Bunny from Rise of The Guardians for Ansel

Darwin and the Easter Bunny debate one another's plausibility perhaps...  
The preview for "Rise of the Guardians" has my kids pretty excited about seeing the movie.  (Successful marketing at work.)   The large, sarcastic and slightly threatening bunny is definitely a highlight.  Almost as good as commando guinea pigs.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Megawatt from Ben 10 and Elekid from Pokemon

Megawatt from Ben 10 Omniverse and Elekid the pokemon enjoy an electric connection.  The combination of cuteness and destructiveness is so compelling for my sons.

Captain Rex and the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Samurai for Ansel

Captain Rex from the Clone Wars commiserates with the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Samurai over how hard it is to see out of a full face mask.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Toothless and Lego Ninjago Ninjas for Ansel

My attempt to make up for TV deprivation on a napkin:  New episodes of "Lego Ninjago" and "Dragons: Riders of Berk" were back to back on Wednesday night this week in a schedule unfriendly to 5 year olds who get home late and need to go to bed early. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mad Mod From Teen Titans for Ansel

Mad Mod from "Teen Titans": the kindergarteners needed another bad guy to pretend to beat up at recess. (I'm pretty sure they are missing the "Clockwork Orange" reference from the original show, however)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Slade from Teen Titans for Ansel

Teen Titans' Slade:  Ansel needed an appropriate bad guy to battle with his friends at recess.  I didn't think it was one of my better efforts, but I got an actual nod of approval this morning.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Leonardo from Nickelodeon's TMNT and Robin for Ansel

Is Robin taller than Leonardo?  I decided he was, but this was not necessarily an informed choice.  The kids watched the premiere of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon show.  Afterwards, we read an old favorite, Teen Titans: Year One (Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl) for bedtime.  While my sons have always had a soft spot for the turtles, but I don't think Ansel was particularly pleased to see Leonardo upstage Robin.

Red X from Teen Titans Plus Three Xs for Ansel

 The Red X requests continue to escalate: Ansel specified four total this time.  Forever the unsatisfied critic: his response to this image:  "I wanted my guy (Red X the original) to be upside down!"  When I suggested that he rotate the image, he was unmoved, pointing out that then the text would be upside down.  Can't argue with an irate 5 year old.