Wednesday, June 20, 2007

IF -Rejection



Pickledog, and I are so thrilled to have been selected as the illustration of the week! I know it's random but it still feels like winning the illustration lottery. We want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful comments. Thank you so much : )

It is difficult starting out, especially when you don't have much experience. Tom Mayto's resume was impressive, but Farmer Higgins Catsup was looking for a tomato with a bit more experience, and Tom was still much too "green."

That's Higgins Catsup.. "made with only the freshest red tomatoes"

note: Tom Mayto, and Farmer Higgins are fictional characters. Any resemblance to real tomatoes living, or bottled is purely coincidental.

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19 Comments:

Blogger md said...

lol funny stuff like last weeks was. oh is thatone store of theirs Red Deer past calgery in alberta canada near
markersville

10:34 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Thanks md.
From Markerville just head eat to the 592 (Township Road 370) Past Penhold. Turn left onto Hwy #2 and follow that until you get to the 389 exit. Follow Gaetz Ave north to 49 St. Turn right. Slim & Shortys is on the corner of 49 Ave and 49 St. Or maybe it was left on 49??

12:26 AM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

I happen to know "Tom" and, unfortunately, your portrayal of him is completely accurate. He's a wimpy, weepy baby. Picked on all his life with constant barrages of "Tom will never KETCHUP!" he of course reached his breaking point at the exact moment you show here in your most excellent illustration. However, you should know that he finally realized his salad days as top tomato at a New York salsa company.

By the way - they SAY the pick is random - but it's NOT! Be proud.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Jacob Dewey said...

Really great. Loads of character, and you get the whole story right away...I also love th B.O.C. "In a Beautiful Place...".

1:15 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! Brilliant!!

2:49 AM  
Blogger JC said...

Congrats on being selected as pick of the week! This piece is excellent as well. Poor Tom just needs his big break. I'm rooting for him. =)

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Marion said...

All your work is good! And the stories are much fun.

3:11 AM  
Blogger Derek said...

Brilliant!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

really lovely.
nice shape repetition and colors

10:59 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Congratulations on the POW! You deserve the win this week too! Love the face.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Rietz said...

Very cool illo! Poor Tom should go south where he could become a fried green tomato.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tina Vaziri said...

Way too clever and very sad really, he looks heartbroken. It'll be OK Tom, you'll find another job!

2:21 PM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

Hey, David. I mean this from the bottom of my heart but you can do what you want with it...

I gave you a "Thinking Blogger Award". Maybe you already have one? If not, it's a crime and I'm remedying that now. I got one and had to choose 5 bloggers I love and you're one. Go to my post to see it and to grab the graphic:
http://mikerbaker.com/knack/?p=187

7:34 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Delectably tragicomic! And, hey another major award!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

I like the story and the picture captures it amazingly well. :)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Bob Flynn said...

Great illustration. Indeed, too green. Not sure if other's noticed...but the tomato plant is rather amusing, especially as they are particularly ripe for the picking.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Jenny Clements said...

The lines in this are so appealing, and a great colouring job too!

5:46 AM  
Blogger John Coulter said...

Congrats.
its been awhile since i looked at your site. You got some great new work.

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/

7:33 PM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

love this! So funny!

9:57 PM  

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