My firstborn, who I have taken to calling ‘Wump’ for the purposes of this blog, has the standard non-reality-contaminated imagination of any almost-four-year-old, but – for the time being – hilariously limited drawing skills (but if you want a picture of a potato-person with a crazy hair-spike, forget about it).
So I took the opportunity last night to listen in on a game she was playing with the fridge magnets, and wrote down some of the creatures she invented. Then, coupled with a few old favourites, I sat down and illustrated them.
This is part one, there will probably be more.
Our first character is a huge white pig with an elephant trunk tail. I imagine this tail is useful for picking things up and sniffing stuff behind it, although señor Piggy probably wants to avoid curling it under the way elephants do.
An old classic, the crocodile with spiders for hands and sharks for feet will probably go on the cover of the Wump Dungeonmaster’s Guide, when such a book is actually published for the roleplaying game I think really should be made sometime.
The next beastie is a flying upside-down cow’s head (or, for those who just can’t get enough hyphenation, the upside-down-flying cow’s head, or the upside-down flying-cow’s head). Sometimes it also flies the other way up.
Then there is a fox, whose name is Foley.
He is Pinocchio’s best friend, whatever that means. Bet that’s an interesting story.
Finally, I give you the one-eyed flying monster cat. ‘Nuff said.
To be continued.