In it’s continuing efforts to reach out to the disgruntled fans, the club today hired Ósvífinn, the famous Icelandic illustrator and satirist, as the club’s official cartoonist. His first job was to draw the team photo, seen above, and Dóra the Driver has copies of the photo on the purple TATA pickup club shop for sale at the very reasonable price of 960 ISK (Icelandic Krona). Ósvífinn, which is Icelandic for cheeky, is the nom de plume of Sigurbjörn Margeirsson, famous for cruel illustrations of Icelandic politicians, bankers, and false prophets. The club hope his amusing portraits will endear the fans to their new team, and are proud to be the first owners of Club 957740 to appoint an official cartoonist. Fans favourite and young team captain Jerguš Lisý said:
I’m not sure he has got my nose quite right, but if it brings in the supporters, I suppose I’ll have to put up with it. I hope they realise that in real life my eyes are both the same size and my hair is strawberry blonde, not bright orange. But from what I’ve heard, no-one gets a complimentary portrait from Ósvífinn. The gaffer isn’t going to be happy!
The club is offering a free replica shirt to the first fan who can correctly identify the line-up in Ósvífinn’s team photo. See Dóra the Driver at Whelm Town market for details.