the great escape

December 8, 2008


The typical Christmas dinner being all too similar to that of the Thanksgiving menu, Turkey’s everywhere are making good their escape.Β 


Heh, actually this was slated to be a Thanksgiving post, but time and chestnut stuffing waits for no one and consequently, it got scraped. But hey, why let a perfectly good turkey drawing go to waste? I decided to smoosh it and squish it to fit this week’s Illustration Friday theme.

Whew! That wasn’t easy.


31 Responses to “the great escape”

  1. Mary Beth Says:

    Oh, but it worked so well!

  2. Kris-Tea Says:

    Great illo! So funny πŸ™‚

  3. Susan Says:

    Oh sometimes I feel like sneaking away like that too. Funny!

  4. Hi, great illo, ya your right, in so many different countries and we all have similar Christmas dinner, poor turkeys, good luck.

  5. studio lolo Says:

    Every time I see a Groucho nose and glasses I find myself saying “Why that’s the silliest thing I ever hoid!”
    Glad you shared this one Sketchie. It’s a good one that almost got away! Good thing turkeys can’t fly otherwise we might not have caught this beauty πŸ™‚

  6. Go, turkeys! I hope they make it.
    Wonderful illustration!!!

  7. LOL!! Hee… hee, this is great Linda!! Love those turkey’s faces, they are awesome!! How do you come up with this things girl?! Keep ’em coming :o)

  8. artseafartsea Says:

    Great! By far the most creative one I’ve seen for theme. But then of course.

  9. I’d say you smooshed and squished it up perfectly! Hilarious! (Should I be worried that the only one watching where he’s going is the one who’s not running?_

  10. Jess Says:

    OMG that is SO funny I can hardly believe it! Linda you are a genius.x

  11. yoon see Says:

    Hey! Hey! What is the rush and urgency for this!
    I wonder how actually they line up so well and get this going…..
    that’s the fun on counting the blessing-to escape the creative way!

  12. hahaha!!
    Excellent! Excellent!

  13. brine blank Says:

    The turkey with the glasses is really funny…nice capture of the moment…

  14. “This is a true story. Although the characters are composites of real turkeys, and time and place have been compressed, every detail of the escape is the way it really happened”… really… it did… I’m serious!…. hey, wait a minute…

    You are the creative one! Love it Linda!

  15. Monica Says:

    Hysterical! Look at their faces! Oh, please, let them make it. Run for the woods, you guys! πŸ™‚

  16. Your work is delightful– a bit sinister and very endearing. It would be delicious to see you go even darker…

  17. kathyhare Says:

    Linda, your work is just brilliant..

  18. let me tell you, I was having a time to trying to do something for IF as well. It wasn’t easy. Life is happening and we all have things to do. I got the best laughing at this wonderful illustration. I just think your style is the best. It’s fresh and whimsical and fun. Great work once again. You did your thing with this one.

  19. Pea Says:

    The great escape πŸ™‚ what a lovely Illo !!

  20. Mary Says:

    LOL! OK…I’ll let them escape for Christmas. It’s the pigs that better worry now….yum, ham! Such a creative costume, I’m sure no one would notice the 3 heads sticking out every which way πŸ™‚ I can always count on a smile when I come here.

  21. theartofpuro Says:

    Thanks for the comment,your illo is great and so funny,poor turkeys…run to freedom

  22. Vunderful, as usual, my dear!

  23. Pickledog Says:

    These turkeys are on the lamb! Haha.. Love these crazy turkeys.

  24. lil kim Says:

    haha! great getaway!

  25. Eric Barclay Says:

    I love this! The little heads poking out of the coat just crack me up.

  26. Faruffa Says:

    I enjoy american’s humor about turkeys in Thanksgiving day, and this is a great piece rich of humor and so well done :o)
    woow I love the snow, I want it too

  27. studio lolo Says:

    Those ‘rambunctious’ turkeys keep escaping!!!!

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  28. get zapped Says:

    What festive piece. I think it’s just wonderful!!

  29. bobo & Julia Says:

    Good run, turkeys! Should they expect no more turkey on Christmas’s dinning table?

    Waht’s else can I say? You’re just too good!

  30. This is great – thank goodness for a truly dufferent idea in the Christmas theme! Well done, it really med me smile!

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