Friday, December 7, 2012

Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas

Abed: If I can find the meaning of Christmas, everything will go back to normal.
Jeff: Asterisk.

Since I started this Christmas Muralcle Project, there were a few muralcles that I knew I had to get in, and right at the top of the list was Community's second season Christmas episode, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas." This is the episode where Abed imagines the whole study group as stop-motion animated and leads them on a magical journey through winter wonderland, where they all transform into holiday versions of themselves. I love this episode so much, and I knew the muralcle had to live up to the magic of the original.

You guys, I had super high hopes for this one, so I was a little nervous going in, but I couldn't be happier with the results.

It also took forever. Usually these drawings only take about an hour or so, maybe a little more if it's big or intricate, but this one took about five hours, not including the dinner break Dave made me take. When the first hour passed and I had just finished Abed, I knew I was in for a long night, so Dave and I cued up some Parks and Rec, and I spent the hours drawing while listening to my husband giggle at Amy Phoeler. There are worse ways to spend an evening.

I'm actually pretty sad to have to wipe this one out for tomorrow's muralcle, and I've been spending as much time as possible sitting and staring at it, in the hopes I get a full Christmas season's joy out of one day.

Dave's first-view reaction: WHAAAAAAAT?!?!

Lots and lots more photos after the jump!

Babydoll Shirley



Abed, the man himself

Troy Soldier

Teddy Pierce

Abed: Merry Christmas everyone!
Shirley: Don’t you mean season’s greetings?
Abed: Come on Shirley you know it’s Christmas.
Shirley: Yes but as a modern Christian I’ve learned to be sensitive to other culture’s jealousies.

Britta-bot, programmed badly, wires with fraying ends. Functioning mad and sadly, no faith in herself, or friends.

Oh come on, Annie, you’re a ballerina wind-up doll because you’re fragile and tightly wound.

Fair warning, guys. A journey through winter wonderland tends to test your commitment to Christmas.
So when I say test, I mean Wonka-style. I'm talking dark.
My advice: Stay honest, stay alert, and for the love of God, stay between the gumdrops

I’m shutting myself in with my video games. Fake murdering people is going to be my new holiday tradition.

Music and cookies and liquor and trees, that’s what Christmas is for!

Bitter shallow hipster, sweater matching socks. Christmas needs more presence than a haircut in a box.

I messed up the spacing on the words because...five hours of drawing.

My hands afterwards.
You can also see a little glimpse of my holiday reindeer sweater, which Annie wore in Season 3!
(not that I'm obsessed or anything...)


  1. Very cool! I love Community, and you really nailed it! btw, I found this because Dan Harmon posted about it on twitter. Pretty neat to have your stuff posted by the creator of the show! :)

  2. Cool. Cool, cool, cool. Some might even say streets ahead!!! You're are super talented!!! :) I too found this because Dan Harmon tweeted it. It's really great work, too bad you have to wipe it out.

  3. Kendall is batman now.