Illustration Friday: Adapt

SCBWI had an illustration contest last year at around Thanksgiving. The theme was "Thanks but No, Thanks!" And for me, instead of showing a family serving up some hefty helpings of things children would definitely not like on Thanksgiving (for instance, liver, brussel sprouts or even canned cranberries) I wanted to show what it may be like to serve up something we consider delectable to a pair of out-of-towners - specifically two aliens from space. In this particular "story in my head," these aliens are stranded here and have to adapt to stay undetected. In this scene, the family that is hiding them serves up turkey for Thanksgiving. Little did the family know but what some beings consider delicious may be disgusting to another.

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