This week's word on Illustration Friday gave me a LOT to work with! So, without further cockadoodle-ado, here's the story of Gussie Perdue and Squeeter McGee, 2 of the finger puppets I've made, which I'm calling, "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Country?"
Gussie Perdue wants to break out of her humdrumstick life she lives on the farm with her sisters. She decides to drive cross country, but needs someone to share the driving and the travel expenses, so she posts a RIDE SHARE WANTED on Eggslist. In the ad, she notes her preferences re: someone familiar with cars and with driving, because, while she's CROSSED a few roads in her day, she's really quite new to DRIVING down them.
Squeeter McGee is simian-arly eager to see what's Out There, so the Eggslist ad comes as a godsend. BONUS: he fills the requirements to a 'T' -- he's MORE than familiar with driving small cars in parades. He answers the ad; it's a 'go'!
Gussie is close with all her sisters, and will miss them terribly. This sister is Ethel.
Best to get all issues out in the open before starting the big trip.
Another hug; another reminder.
On the road... in a pink Cadillac... may as well travel in style...
Above: more chicken-y, idiom-y goodness with Ethel. You can click on all these images to see them LARGER in a pop-up window!
The names, concepts & designs of these puppets and their stories are the property of Megan E. Jeffery. These images are © Megan E. Jeffery. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.