Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanksgiving























The town I moved to this year was once called Turkeytown, due to the presence of wild turkeys in the area. Haha...They changed the name to New Providence in 1759 because a divine providence happened..Anyway - it would be funnier if it was because they tried to catch too many of the turkeys, so they had to change it.

Here is the real town sign now that still shows the turkey in it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanks for your kind comments.

34 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

awesome! cute turkey halloweenville!

Lisa said...

Smoking bullet holes and all! Cute picture!

tekentijger said...

ha! I like your sign better!

Anonymous said...

Where are the mice?? LOve the illo, good job! (I still miss the mice!)

IdiotHead said...

I also like the Turkeytown sign better. Holes and all.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cute illo! Maybe they should add your illo to their sign! :-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

yeah, I like it better too!

JO said...

This is so cute and funny. Love your mice as well.

robertc said...

haha... great story and illustration. Those smoking shotgun holes are a nice touch!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I especially like his hat :)

Brine Blank said...

Great concept...as one from the backwoods I can relate and had to laugh...

Dat Nguyen said...

I like that turkey—he looks disturbed. Its like he's pretending to be a pilgrim to not be dinner. Poor turkey.

Anonymous said...

the bullet holes are hysterical!

mrs. b. said...

turkeytown, how great is that? love your little turkey guy!

Mr Phartz said...

Love it - would be great to see that sign when you enter town! Happy Thanksgiving!

wynlen said...

Sweet. I love his little hat!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Anonymous said...

Fun, good story!

ilustricia said...

Funny story and lovely illo :D

Babe in the Woods said...

He is so cute! Thanks for the history lesson. I love to hear how towns got their names. It would have been better to leave it at Turkeytown and your illo would have been perfect for it.

Hope your Thanksgiving is delicious.

Anonymous said...

The poor turkey is never safe. Not even on signage.
Nice job!

Francesca said...

Ha! Ha! I like the illo and the sign too. So Halloweentown and Turkeytown eh? Cant' wait to see what you'll post for 'xmas!

Roland Mechael said...

nice work!

aynaku said...

nice illo and interesting writing, eh eh!
tnx for visiting my blog

Alina Chau said...

Love the turkey, nice touch with the spiders!

Ginger*:)* said...

The turkey is cute, the story is amusing and your sense of humor is always so welcome! We have wild turkeys up here in NH. They often walk through the yard on Thanksgiving Day... just as a tease. Then off they go into the woods. They seem to know they are safe in the forest behind our house....it is a protected area.

Anonymous said...

turkeytown, that's awesome, haha.
(have you seen the new harry potter trailer yet?) thanks for the great comments :D

Magpie said...

cute thanksgiving illo! :)

Rob Smith jr said...

I also like your sign better. I recognize, have designed and have dealt to often with "Community Entrance" signs like the one you have photographed. They are quaint but say little about the area. If they ever decide to do a new one, you should jump in and say "I'll do it!" and design it 1750-ish. Thanks for the history, also.

Emila Yusof said...

Awesome signboard!! Nice illustration!

cocos said...

I like the turkeys serious expression. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Your sign is definitely better! :)

buep said...

Great work and nice story! Happy Thanksgiving!

sage said...

awesomeness!

Majeak Ann said...

*thank you for your words so much, really.
This is well done, very nice turkey :*