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The Order of Oddfish

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Merry Christmas, Odd-Fish Style (courtesy of Pirka!)

December 21, 2011

Check out this charming Order of Odd-Fish Christmas card I received from Emily Bricker, also known as Pirka (here’s her DeviantArt profile and Twitter). It’s fantastic!

I’ve featured Pirka’s marvelous art on the blog a couple times before (here’s the first collage I received from her, and here’s a horn-o’-plenty of Odd-Fish art including a very amusing animated video of the Odd-Fish knights and squires singing and dancing to a Monty Python song).

Above, we have Jo, Ian, Audrey, and Nora flying their armored ostriches (I like the neck-armor; makes sense!) with Santa’s sleigh being pulled by a Ken Kiang-mounted Schwenk. With, of course, Sefino at Santa’s side. It’s gorgeous, a delight! But I expect nothing less from the talented Pirka. I’m really glad I got to meet her this year.

2011 was a great year all around. My second daughter Ingrid was born, we pulled off the first annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (with screenings in New York City and Chicago), I had the privilege of meeting Neil Gaiman and introducing him at the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, we put on another Odd-Fish fan art show at the Hegeler-Carus mansion . . . and on and on.

I’m very grateful for this year. And I’m looking forward to 2012. I expect big things! See you then!