#atozchallenge: Z is for Zebra…

30 Apr


So here we are at the end of my first ever A-Z challenge and I must say, I’ve enjoyed it immensely.

Not only have I been able to indulge my tendency to talk rubbish, every day for a month, I’ve also had a chance to meet some great new bloggers, promote the skills of a talented local face painter and inflict some of my new sonic experiments on you.

Well today, I’m featuring artwork from two of my occasional contributors; Audrey and Ho.

Audrey suggested that I picked “Zebra” for my final post, but I don’t have a lot to say about those, so I asked her to draw me a picture instead;


Meanwhile, resident blogtoonist, Ho was commissioned to create an illustration for a little puzzle to finish this alphabetical odyssey.

Having tested this pictorial conundrum on Rhonda and elicited only a blank look, I’m not convinced the Americans among my readership will get it (maybe it’s not a thing over there) but I’m sure someone out there will feel a metaphorical lightbulb pop into existence above their head when they see it.

There is no prize, other than knowing you have similar random thought processes to myself, but that’s an achievement in itself, so;

What is the relevance of this fabulous toon to the A-Z challenge?


Answers in the comments please.

Thank you for sticking with me for this month of nonsense and blathering, I’ve just got one more thing for you before normal(ish) service resumes next week; another new tune, and this one is a corker, even if I do say so myself.




Posted by on April 30, 2016 in A - Z challenge, Blogging, Ho.


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30 responses to “#atozchallenge: Z is for Zebra…

  1. Judy Martin

    April 30, 2016 at 18:34

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. A sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet.

    • Bee Halton

      April 30, 2016 at 19:28

      Impressive! I’ve never heard that one!

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 19:36

        We were taught it from a young age when learning handwriting skills 🙂

      • Bee Halton

        April 30, 2016 at 19:37

        That is so cool! The Germans never managed that I believe. Or at least they didn’t bother to teach me it 😉

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 19:47

        Ha! Now that surprises me as the Germans always seem to be so organised and logical! 🙂

      • Bee Halton

        May 1, 2016 at 18:54

        Well, maybe that is one of those prejudices other countries keep about us 😉

      • Judy Martin

        May 2, 2016 at 07:35

        Yes, you are probably right Bee 🙂

      • Bee Halton

        May 2, 2016 at 10:29


      • dalecooper57

        April 30, 2016 at 19:38

        It was popular when I was at school, a looooooong time ago.

    • dalecooper57

      April 30, 2016 at 19:37

      Yay! You win the satisfaction of feeling smug for the rest of the day.

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 19:45

        HaHA! It is not often that I can get to be smug so I shall enjoy the moment! 🙂

      • dalecooper57

        April 30, 2016 at 19:46

        And so you should. ;~}

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 19:47

        Well that illustration was really good, and helped a lot! 🙂

      • dalecooper57

        April 30, 2016 at 19:51

        Ho is a very talented fellow, he provided that at very short notice. I asked him while he was at work on Friday and I received it by e-mail at seven o’clock that evening.

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 19:58

        Wow, now that is speedy service! I admire Ho’s ability to produce something so good, so quickly!

      • dalecooper57

        April 30, 2016 at 20:00

        Me too, I can’t draw the curtains.

      • Judy Martin

        April 30, 2016 at 20:00

        HaHA! 🙂

  2. Bee Halton

    April 30, 2016 at 19:28

    thank you so much for this great “A to Z”. it was my first one too and I enjoyed your posts a lot!

    • dalecooper57

      April 30, 2016 at 19:39

      Cheers Bee, there aren’t too many challenges that allow me to unite readers with their own personal Minions, so for that alone I’m glad I took part.

      • Bee Halton

        April 30, 2016 at 19:40

        hihihihihiiiiiii especial thanks for that one 🙂

      • Bee Halton

        April 30, 2016 at 19:40

        It’s still alive by the way!

      • dalecooper57

        April 30, 2016 at 19:45


      • Bee Halton

        May 1, 2016 at 18:54

        Will send a new picture tomorrow 🙂

  3. artistpath

    April 30, 2016 at 21:47

    Love the blog art!!! Fun post!

    • dalecooper57

      April 30, 2016 at 21:49

      I’m fortunate to have such talent on tap. ;~}

  4. ghostmmnc

    April 30, 2016 at 22:06

    Love the zebra drawing! 🙂 …and I memorized the fox and dog phrase when I first learned to type! Very cool! I enjoyed reading your posts for A/Z… ready to do it again next year?

    • dalecooper57

      April 30, 2016 at 22:18

      Audrey will be glad to hear it, she likes getting comments on her artwork. That phrase just came to me the other day and I thought it’d be a good way to round off the month. Plus, it was a way to get one of Ho’s fab toons into the challenge.
      I’m glad you found something to enjoy in my attempts to keep you entertained, I see no reason why I shouldn’t do it all again next year.

      • ghostmmnc

        May 2, 2016 at 23:28

        I’m glad you’re going to be doing the A/Z again, and that you had a great time this time! Maybe you can feature more of Audrey’s artwork!

      • dalecooper57

        May 2, 2016 at 23:41

        I’m sure she will have become even more creative by then.

  5. joey

    May 2, 2016 at 23:19

    Yay for the quick brown fox, I seldom see him since I left the third grade 🙂


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