January 2009


so, you may have noticed that we have been posting some non-gerbil specific submissions lately, and this may seem confusing to you since the entire premise of this blog was initially intended to be gerbil focused.

however, we, the gerbilize gals, have recently decided to include submissions that are representative of ALL forms of rodentia, since people seem to keep finding all of these non-gerbil, yet totally rad (!!!), rodent things to send us. so bring on your pop art posters of porcupines, ballads about beavers, and crosswords about chinchillas! we want them all scurrying around on this blog!

you will notice that we have started to add new categories based on the rodent featured in each submission…..will YOU be the first one to warrant a new category? we can’t wait to see who gets the first “prairie dog” label! and please remember to tell all your friends about gerbilize, and encourage them to send us stuff. the more people that know about us, the more we’ll (hopefully) have to post and make comments about. and don’t forget to leave your own comments about each submission…..cuz everyone likes a little attention for their efforts every now and again, non? 🙂

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gah!

this drawing reminds me soooo much of an earlier submission by trish, which looked like a cat with no arms. do you remember that? well we loved that drawing, and we LOVE this one too!

cath - bermuda

cath - bermuda

so this is *obviously* a lady gerbil, as evidenced by her ~~extra~~ long, perfectly primped whiskers and her long lush lady gerbil lashes. here’s a close-up so that you can fully appreciate just how fancy she is:

cat - bermuda

cath - bermuda

also, please note that her tail is eagerly perked up, and her paws are placed *just so*, as if she is WAITING to throw those paws forward and tell you a really juicy piece of gerbil gossip that she just overheard at the woodchip salon….seriously, you should ask her ALL about it….

great job cath! by the way….you gonna give us the gerbilicious scoop on the gossip, or what?

corey - milton, ontario

corey - milton, ontario

i got this email today from my friend, corey:

Hey,

Here’s a pic for your weird site…. which I found hilarious and disturbing at the same time….. let’s just call it hilurbing.

{{{ok, i have to interupt and proclaim that i *ADORE* this new “hilurbing” term!}}}

Technically it’s not a gerbil.  Just the German version of a squirrel that was in [named removed] parents’ backyard.  Looks like a troll doll.

fantastisch!

danke schön, corey. and yes, it does indeed look a bit like a toy made of faux fur. that tail and those ears make me think that european squirrels are extra hairy, and perhaps extra extraordinary because of it…..seriously, don’t those ears look fake? or like a squirrel version of a lion’s mane? and that tail seems like it was just tacked on as an afterthought……hmmmm…..

ok, so this is a verrrry special submission because it has many things going for it:

#1 – it was sent to us by snail mail – awesome!

#2 – it was sent from our dear friend, evan. evan included a lovely postcard that read as such: “i saw this at a small press fair i was working at and thought you might be interested. it’s not gerbil art, perse, but it’s close”

which brings me to the third reason that this submission is so special……..

#3 – it is not *exactly* about gerbils….it’s more of a hamster thing, but it’s just so darn fantastic that we’ve decided to include it anyways, because really, this could very easily have been a gerbil thing.

these are just a few selections from the book, and i have included the copyright information, so if you like what you see, please visit the website to purchase your own copy of this *hamsterific* little book!

http://uglyducklingpresse.org

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario