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AHL MAX (American Hockey League Mascot Art Exhibition)

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This past summer, I introduced a special art project I've been working on for a while, to various sites.  I call it "AHL MAX" (AHL Mascot Art Exhibition).  AHL MAX is a series of pics of all the AHL's mascots (plus a fan-made mascot for the Texas Stars, since the T-Stars are the one team that doesn't have one), drawn by me.  

 

I began drawing these pics at the beginning of the year.  I drew them all on Paint Tool SAI.  I wanted to work on something like this since 2013.  Four years later, I finally got to showcase these images on Facebook, Twitter, and two different art sites.  Now, I'm presenting it here!

 

A few things I should note:

1.) While it's possible the Belleville Senators may come up with new mascots for their team, assuming they're planning on having a new mascot, the picture of Max (formerly the Binghamton Senators mascot) can be temporarily in this exhibition until the Belleville Sens introduce a new mascot.

2.) The Texas Stars are the league's only team without an official mascot.  To fill in that void, I came up with Sirius the Dog.  I didn't come up with this character to directly pitch this mascot idea to the Texas Stars.  I did it just for this particular project.  That being said, if the Stars organization is interested in having Sirius as their mascot, they can talk to me about it.

 

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Individual pictures:

 

Bakersfield Condors - Colonel Claw'd, Baby Cal, & Riggs https://imgur.com/BitfEor

Belleville Senators - Max https://imgur.com/v5bwG1G

Binghamton Devils - Devil Dawg https://imgur.com/CMaqO05

Bridgeport Sound Tigers - Storm https://imgur.com/c07Qjkv

Charlotte Checkers - Chubby https://imgur.com/4Tt7Zhr

Chicago Wolves - Skates https://imgur.com/ID3Krw7

Cleveland Monsters - Sully https://imgur.com/zFyeSl7

Grand Rapids Griffins - Griff & Finn https://imgur.com/vNR49bE

Hartford Wolfpack - Sonar https://imgur.com/QH0Dx2l

Hershey Bears - Coco https://imgur.com/vRgrZzZ

Iowa Wild - Crash https://imgur.com/3vGrCYC

Laval Rocket - Cosmo https://imgur.com/Xr9YOa1

Lehigh Valley Phantoms - MeLVin https://imgur.com/jutywX1

Manitoba Moose - Mick E. Moose https://imgur.com/XpRxagG

Milwaukee Admirals - Roscoe https://imgur.com/aQr1PW4

Ontario Reign - Kingston, Blaze, & the Dark Knight https://imgur.com/82YrjDT (I don't care if Blaze and the Dark Knight are no longer in use.  I still like them a lot, so I incorporated them in this pic!)

Providence Bruins - Samboni https://imgur.com/rRPlpcK

Rochester Americans - The Moose https://imgur.com/nsK7UOU

Rockford Icehogs - Hamilton E. Hog https://imgur.com/8IukXQ4

San Antonio Rampage - T-Bone https://imgur.com/DouL3jz

San Diego Gulls - Gulliver https://imgur.com/3OU0X9v

San Jose Barracuda - Frenzy https://imgur.com/xQ1JQqC

Springfield Thunderbirds - Boomer https://imgur.com/BBG6dma

Stockton Heat - Frankie https://imgur.com/BfDy3wa

Syracuse Crunch - Crunchman https://imgur.com/wMJ96U6

Texas Stars - Sirius (fan-made mascot) https://imgur.com/ombsF0j

Toronto Marlies - Duke https://imgur.com/pAEBzS7

Tucson Roadrunners - Dusty https://imgur.com/h6uUQER

Utica Comets - Audie https://imgur.com/qRdspR9

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Tux https://imgur.com/vCSnSes

 

Bonus pics:

AHL MAX Logo https://imgur.com/GSRHLXV

Introduction pic https://imgur.com/YN0bM8Q

Finale/Thank you pic https://imgur.com/DMBxnaM

From 2015 - A moment with Cyan and Dayv Androoz...Excuse me, that's Dave Andrews https://imgur.com/YI2xhXx

 

(EDIT: October 1st, 2017 - We just learned that Devil Dawg will be used as the Binghamton Devils mascot.  No new pic for the B-Devs mascot will be necessary.)

Edited by R.I.C.H.

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Very good work, Rich, thanks for sharing.  Out of idle curiosity, how did you choose the sequence of mascots in your layout?  It doesn't appear to be alphabetic by team name nor by mascot name.  Questions like this are the reason my wife stopped asking for my opinion on the arrangements of her quilt block patterns.

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7 minutes ago, JMC-STL said:

Very good work, Rich, thanks for sharing.  Out of idle curiosity, how did you choose the sequence of mascots in your layout?  It doesn't appear to be alphabetic by team name nor by mascot name.  Questions like this are the reason my wife stopped asking for my opinion on the arrangements of her quilt block patterns.

On the collage, I put them in the order in which division the mascots' respective teams are in, starting with the Atlantic, then the North, then the Central, and lastly, the Pacific.

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