Readers pick replacement Olympic mascots

Earlier this week, Playbook pointed out that, like many folks, we found the official mascots of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wenlock and Mandeville, to be odd (and terrifying).

We asked readers for suggestions for suitable replacements, and you delivered. Our resident artist, Kurt Snibbe, picked his favorites and illustrated them.

Presenting Playbook's new and improved 2012 London Olympics mascots: