An Update From The Madcap Shambletons

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This weekend we gave you the chance to possibly become a part of Noel Fielding‘s new book, Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton.

We received hundreds of entries – far more than Noel and Dave Brown, who is designing the book, could ever hope to include.  Whilst there were a number of these who didn’t follow the simple instructions, we managed to send almost 200 photographs towards the duo!  We even let a few of the late replies in as the quality was so high and we felt like being nice. It’s also really lovely for us to see some of you at last!

Naturally, with entries being so high in volume, we couldn’t possibly reply to everyone individually, but we hope that our Twitter posts helped some of you make the right decisions and pick a photo to be reckoned with.  Obviously, it’s very early days for Dave & Noel’s idea, and there’s no way of telling you exactly who will feature in the final piece and who won’t.

The best way to find out if you feature in the design is to buy the book, which is available for pre-order now in The Velvet Onion Amazon Store.

As we stated last week, if for any reason the piece doesn’t feature in the book, Dave & Noel will try to make it available to readers separately.  Stay peeled for further info closer to release…

The Velvet Onion would like to thank all who took part – especially those who followed instructions!  There were a lot of messages from some of you to the boys which were attached to the photos, and we will be collating and sending these on to the boys this week.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to Dave & Noel for welcoming us into the Scribblings fold, and we hope to bring you an exclusive peek into their work closer to release.

6 Comments on An Update From The Madcap Shambletons

  1. Good luck to everyone who sent photos in! I’m very curious to see what their idea is for the photos.

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  2. I followed the instructions, apart from my background being ever so slightly off white, just ever so slightly. 😀 I can’t wait to see what happens to the photo’s! Good luck to everyone who sent in their’s. ^_^ Very excited to see what happens next.

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  3. Well, if they’re looking for crappy last minute photos featuring goofy expressions then I’m in!

    I think they’re going to make an Advent Calendar. That’s my guess.

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  4. rindehoops // June 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm // Reply

    awww, i just love those boys! This is sooo exciting even if you dont end up in the book and how lovely of them to come up with an idea that involves the fans! Love, love LOVE it/them!!:) cant wait to get a copy of the book!

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  5. Ahhh I checked my emails literally hours after the competition ended, I’m so shattered I won’t get to be a part of whatever amazing-ness is going to unfold! 😦

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  6. Ahhh! I can’t wait to see what happens even if I’m not included it’ll be nice to see what they do 😀
    Good luck to all who entered x

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