Hodgman fans flesh out his mole-man army

In a season rich with religious celebration, it's good to know someone is honoring AdFreak's patron saint, John Hodgman. While best known for his "I'm a PC" acting work, Hodgman's talents are truly on display in his writing, most notably his 2005 book The Areas of My Expertise. Now, his follow-up tome, More Information Than You Require, has sparked an ambitious fan effort known as the 700 Mole-Men Project. Artists around the world are challenged to illustrate each of the 700 mole-men whose names are listed in Hodgman's new book. The endeavor is a natural evolution of the 700 Hoboes Project, which helped visualize Hodgman's bizarre appendix in The Areas of My Expertise. So, if you've got some artistic skill and a desire to stake your claim in the pantheon of history's greatest mole-men, post your creation on Flickr and add it to the 700 Mole-Men Group. Oh, and consider buying Hodgman's book. It offers advice on such weighty topics as "how to cook owls" and "how to be a famous minor television celebrity." The man speaks from experience. I hear his braised owl is to die for.

—Posted by David Griner