By September 17, 2012

Gibberish Asks: Robert Dickson Illustration Animal Pair Contest

I’ll be doing a new segment on my blog starting in October called Gibberish Asks. I’ll interview someone in person, over a chat or email about topics I found interesting and hope that you do as well.

The first segment will feature illustrator Robert Dickson, who is best known for participating in the Pokemon: Battle Royale art competition. The exhibit made several geek news sites and blogs, including Kotaku.

Robert is also known for combining two animals into one in a drawing. For example, here’s a parrot crossed with an iguana:

In early October I’m going to film my interview with Robert, and as a bonus he’s going to draw a combi-animal as submitted by one of my readers during the interview.

So here’s the deal: make a comment on this post. Name two different animals. I’ll pick the winner at random and Robert will sketch out the combi-animal in real-time. Robert will send the winner a sketch of the animal. Thinking up different animal combos is a lot of fun if you have kids or are a kid at heart.

The contest will end on Monday, October 1 2012, with the interview segment airing later that week.

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28 Comments on "Gibberish Asks: Robert Dickson Illustration Animal Pair Contest"

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  1. Chip says:

    An elephant and a tortoise.

  2. Rolyat says:

    A Tyrannosaurus rex and a Bat.

  3. Mike says:

    A sea cucumber and a kangaroo.

  4. Hector says:

    Owl and a Koala

  5. Rondalynn says:

    A panda and a dragon.

  6. Matt says:

    Pot-Bellied Pig and Turkey Vulture

  7. Ajar says:

    Do they have to be real animals? Can we get a ruling on the dragon request? 😀

  8. Jody says:

    Tiger and praying mantis.

  9. Robert says:

    Normally I would not allow a dragon since it is already a combo creature. Although, for the sake of the competition, I will allow it.

  10. Sedagive? says:

    Baby Duckling Sloth

    English Bulldog Sparrow

    Screech Owl Earwig

    House Centipede Elephant


    Tree Frog Wild Turkey

  11. Ajar says:

    Hydra octopus!


  13. Leslie says:

    giraffe and anaconda, GIRAFFACONDA

  14. Cap'n Jim says:

    Arrh Matey! A Parkey (Parrot Monkey) that says Polly want a Banana!

  15. Veela says:

    Spider Peacock.


  16. Danie says:

    Horse and a Tiger- Torgse

  17. ConFigures says:

    I will refrain from asking for unicorn + dragon 🙂
    so: alligator + human (preferably a human woman)

    Off topic:

  18. DjAssidman says:

    Barracuda and a scorpion. Barracupion or Scorpuda

  19. BushPutin says:

    Seriously. Goat-Spider

  20. Ryan Schoenefeld says:

    A zebra and a porcupine.

  21. Josh D says:

    Pitbull + Belgian blue

    A Belbull or a Pitblue

  22. Bond says:

    OMG, I’m going to have nightmares about 1/2 of these, especially the goat-spider.

  23. Josh says:

    Hammer Head shark and Silver back Gorilla.