Hey, kids, either learn to write well or this monster will kill you…

Just kidding. I’m working on a poster for a school writing program featuring a ‘dragon’ character (who is the school mascot) and was asked to provide and old-time D&D style lizard (red) breathing fire and waving a scroll and a quill pen around. The final poster will be a tall rectangle; the lower half will be bright yellow with bold text on the bottom telling the kids what they have to do or else the dragon will immolate them (“immolate” is a good vocabulary word, kids, and will appear on the next test). Other text will appear in the scroll and there will be a big headline in the black space on top that the kids will hopefully be able to read, etc.



It’s been a long haul to get to this point, but I’m pretty pleased with the result. The ‘sample images’ I was given to draw from included the old TSR “basic box” that I remember so fondly from my childhood. Hopefully the kids will like it.

6 Comments on “Hey, kids, either learn to write well or this monster will kill you…”

  1. groovy dude says:

    Really? You are making posters that threaten the children if they don’t learn to read? That’s the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

  2. Stephan says:

    Dear ‘groovy dude,’
    Humans sometimes say silly or ridiculous things to one another, like, “Nice day isn’t it?” during a thunderstorm. These statements are known as ‘jokes.’
    Rest assured; every effort has been made to protect ‘the children’ from fire breathing monsters

  3. brink. says:

    Well I think it’s the awesome-est thing I ‘ve ever heard.

  4. Who wouldn’t like a dragon telling them what to do or else?
    Oh, that groovy idjit above.

  5. mikemonaco says:

    The fear of dragon immolation is the only thing that got me through seventh grade, when we had to read “The red pony”. Still grossed out by eggs after that one.

    Anyway that’s an awesome dragon.

  6. ClawCarver says:

    Also, you said learn to write, not learn to read, so I find a certain piquant irony in the so-called dude’s comment.

    The dragon is splendid. I like the tongues of flame especially.

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