Sick day spent beading a phlegm-covered ski mask

I’ve got a cold, and I don’t feel much like writing tonight… It’s not the worst cold in the world, but it’s persistent. I’ve spent the majority of the past two days laying here in bed, coughing up the lining of my throat, and watching episodes of Columbo on my laptop. And, as I’m just now starting to taste blood, I’ll probably be doing the same again tomorrow.

So, I’ve been laying here for a few days now, in the same soiled clothes, alternating bites of cold turkey and grapefruit, and occasionally picking up my Krampus mask to work on. I don’t want to give too much away, but here, if you’re curious about the mask, is a drawing that I did a few days ago, before the sickness jumped out from the shadows and grabbed me by the throat.

krampusmask2Mine is the one at the bottom, on the left. It’s evolved a bit since I drew it here, but it still has two eyes, and holes from which to accept food and air. The other drawings are some of Linette’s ideas. I like the one on the top right, which, I’m told, would have involved her covering her head in hot glue and rolling it around in a bucket of graham cracker crumbs.

Speaking of the big Krampus event, I’ll probably have a few last minute details to share with you in a day or two, so stay tuned.

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  1. Knox
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I like the onion headed girl in the bottom right.

  2. Kim
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I would totally go an see a band called Beaded Phlegm.

  3. Edward
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s a sprouting clove of garlic.

  4. A Watnins
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Let me know if you still aren’t feeling well tonight, and I’ll drop off a stack of Playgirls for you to read in bed.

  5. Steph
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Would it be possible to make a ski mask out of phlegm and sequins? Has anyone attempted it?

  6. Priscilla Wilkerson
    Posted December 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I love you so much, Mark Maynard, that I would like the spangled phlegm from your body.

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