This may require some explanation.

So Kevin does this…schtick at cons.

He goes up to an artist friend of ours (one who will appreciate it, generally) and says, in a nasal fanboy voice, “So, like, um, will you draw my character? He’s a sparkledog, right? And he shoots lasers out of his eyes! And he has fluorescent hindquarters, so if you could make them glow? And the lasers should glow too! And I don’t have any money, but I’ll tell everybody you drew the badge…”

By this point, artist in question has usually either begun giggling or weeping quietly into their hands, depending on how long a con it’s been. Frequently they suggest additions—“And I have to leave in an hour, so can you do it right now?”

The absolute winner, hands down, however, has been Skulldog, who said “I have glow-in-the-dark paint with me! I CAN DO THAT!” We are afeared.

At this last con, Tabbiewolf, having heard this schtick, actually took him up on it, and did a very small doodle, using a lot of fluorescent marker. I do not think I have seen Kevin so delighted in a long time.

Well, once the character design had been thus thrashed out, I could hardly allow the matter to rest…I mean, if he’s got a character, he needs a badge, right? RIGHT?

Clearly the greatest thing I have ever painted.

I shall make him wear it at least once. Also, eye lasers are hard.

  • reply TabbieWolf ,

    It disturbs me in the best way that I am somehow partly responsible for this.

    • reply Laura ,

      Hahahahaha! I just choked myself in giggling. Thanks for sharing! I hope I am at the con where he wears that!

      • reply Douglas Henke ,

        Y’know, somewhere out there in the vast, chartless sea of human experience, is the person for whom the sparkledog is the ultimate fetish.

        Wearing such a badge, once, will cause all the forces of fate and karma to conspire to bring Kevin into this person’s presence. Probably in a stuck elevator.

        Anything done “just this once” releases a demon.

        (P.S. Digger vol. 6 now order-able on Sofawolf. Two copies ordered, awaiting, bated breath, etc.)

        • reply Oscelot ,

          okay, we have GOT to make kevin a fursuit of this now.

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