He was the patron saint of quality footwear

On December 13, 2012 by Eden M. Kennedy

I stole the idea for this drawing from a seventh-grade boy’s school art project and I don’t even want to show you the original, it’s so much cuter than this. But if you’re going to steal, steal from the best, and then give that thing you stole hollow, frightened eyes, an ax, and a mid-western backstory. What penguin wouldn’t love Fargo?


I love that it’s just a little egg-shaped bird. The shell cracked and it walked out like David St. Hubbins in Spinal Tap. Oh, how I long for the day when I’ll be able to draw David St. Hubbins hatching from a penguin egg.



9 Responses to “He was the patron saint of quality footwear”

  • Posts like this are why I love you so.

  • I was always Derek Smalls, stuck in the egg until the end of the song … !

  • A replica of Stonehenge that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf penguin!

  • PS I forgot to add, Nigel Tufnel forever!

  • I can’t tell you how strong the urge is in me to put a chalk board outside the library and write ‘PUPPET SHOW AND SPINAL TAP” on it.

  • Oh, how I wish I’d participated in the fundraiser so I could have you draw Nigel with a quote bubble that says, “I believe virtually everything I read.”

  • Yeah! Spinal tap–that’s such a deep well for you to draw from.

  • I’m late to comments, but in case you read older ones… I read this post before ozma posted, and I had no idea what the title meant. Then today I had my 32-week preggers appt. My doctor followed up on a kidney issue they had seen. A normal baby kidney should measure at 10 (mm? ml? I have no idea). This baby is at 11. As I was finding a link to the appropriate Spinal Tap dialogue for my hubby, the second quote on IMDB was your title. Aha!