Meet Mr. Wappo… the kicken’ chicken from Petaluma, California

April 10, 2015

Well, it is spring and the allergies were flaring up when I sat at the drawing board about a week ago… I started with a dot that turned into a beak, and I was focused more on pattern than composition. A tune came into my head from when I was a kid playing in my parent’s backyard in Petaluma, California… the backyard was wild in its own way and a fertile place for a child’s imaginings. We had rabbits and chickens, a beloved mutt, three cats, and an occasional raccoon or blue heron would pass through. Anyway as I sang to myself, the head on the page cocked, and Mr. Wappo came into view. He is a kick with a sweet little peck, and game for good dance music.

Mr. Wappo is a kickin' chicken with attitude. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

Mr. Wappo is a kickin’ chicken with attitude. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

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