Folks, we’ve got our very own Auburn Tiger here at TWER. Let me tell you how this came about and the guy that NAILED this illustration.
Noah Van Sciver is the name of the illustrious illustrator. He does the funny-as-hell underground comic “Blammo.” His writing is hilarious … but oh man … his cartooning skillz kill me. I pick up his comics at Atomic Books here in Baltimore (which BTW is known by many people for being awesome). It is probably a failing of mine, but I always care more about how the comic looks over what it says when I’m perusing the rack. Good thing Van Sciver’s work caught my eye because it excels at both.
We hope to have Mr. Van Sciver do some more of these for us. But we here at TWER have hit a snag … what should we call our Tiger? Jeremy has thrown out “Samford” and “Mean Gene,” which I like a lot. He looks like a “Samford” to me. Do any of you loyal readers have a better name? If so, send it in to us and if we like it, we’ll unveil our tiger’s name during the week leading up to the Iron Bowl. The prize? A work of original art of course! (Unframed, because we’re not made of money around here.)
Here’s the rules, to avoid a big hassle on us just send in one entry per person. (So you had better think a’while on this name before sending something in.) If there is somehow multiple entries of the same name we’ll pick the e-mail that got to us first. The subject line to the e-mail should be “Name the tiger.” Please include the name for the tiger plus your name, address and a phone number. The cutoff for entries will be at the end of the day Wednesday, Nov. 10. Please send them to [email protected].
Hopefully we’ll see what our tiger does to Admiral Ack … uh .. the Land Shhhh … wait … what are they again? “A bear fighting for the right to own slaves?“
Michiana Tiger says
We have a eagle named “Tiger”, so should we name it “Eagle”? Umm, naah, Samford sounds good.
CamBo the tiger
Samford is already the name of the Auburn High tiger mascot.
Ha ha! “Samford” did sound too perfect. I guess we REALLY need help from you guys!
Before I saw Gabe’s reply, I had immediately thought “Cambo”. Great minds I guess. Think of this quote: “Miles…I’m comin to get you!” or this one: “Miles: Who are you? Cambo: Your worst nightmare. ” The possibilities are endless.
I know I should email these in, but I’m going to rule myself out of the competition and just throw these out there for public opinion:
the above 3 are my faves
Stalker (yeah maybe lil creepy)
Pounce (that may be the name of memphis mascot?)
Chuck would allow creative latitude for verbal expressions if the artist is inclined.
Big Sexy says
+1 on the CamBO – me likey.
That’s beautiful! Looks like I got some thinking to do about the name.