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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WHO WANTS PANCAKES?!?

Midway through February already?  Man does time fly! Between work and art and life, I almost forgot I'll be at a con this weekend!  But more on that later.  Right now, it's art time, and this one will give you belly laughs... BIG belly laughs!  Enjoy...

Those mice are always such a nuisance!  Although I think a rat may be the culprit here!  His button's about to burst on his shorts even!  This wasn't for neither Daily Doodle or Sketch Dailies.  Someone had noted on Twitter that it was National Pancake Day, so many artists jumped on board with some pancake art.  I've always been one to give into peer pressure, so I quickly whipped up a rough sketch that two years later finally got inked!  I know how that kid feels.  I usually gotta be rolled out of IHOP twice a year during their All-You-Can-Eat-Pancakes month... Which is right now!  CRAP!!!  I gotta get to IHOP, stat!

Before I go, just wanted to give y'all the heads up!  I'll be at San Diego Comic Fest starting Friday, Feb 17 through Monday, Feb 20 in Artists' Alley!  Come on by and chill out with me at San Diego's OTHER, more agreeable comic convention!  I'll be their with my books and sketch cards (Prices posted at the booth) and any CRAZY wisdom I can pass on!  So come on down and join the CRAZY Crew!  Hope to see y'all there!  For more info on tickets and location, check out the SDCF site here!

Another week down as we march towards March.  I'll be back next time to close out February with a "Beastly" post!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LOVE'S A GAS!!!

Welcome back CRAZIES!!!  We are approaching Valentine's Day, or as I call it, Tuesday.  It's a pretty pointless holiday when you're single and nine times out of ten, I'm working anyway.  But for those of you in a relationship, it's a day to score major points with your significant other!  Either way, I have some Cupid art that needs a reason to be posted, and this seems like the perfect excuse!  Enjoy...

If love is blind, I'd imagine its scent is very heightened!  This theme came from Sketch Dailies a couple of years ago.  They simply wanted us to draw Cupid on Valentine's Day, so I did!  The wings carry him, but the farts propel!  And I wouldn't say love is totally blind.  Just a little nearsighted!

And that's all for today.  We'll be back next time with the very "Fulfilling" art for those that are hungry!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

MIKE AND MINDY!!! THE LOST STORY!!!

Welcome to February my CRAZIES!!!  One month down and so far, so good!  Well, except for the global turmoil.  And the one NFL owner making a horrible mistake.  And me being sick for most of January.  But hey!  It's a new month, so it's time to make a fresh start!

This month marks my 7th Anniversary here on Blogger, or as I've been calling, the CRAZYVERSARY!!!  In the past, it usually meant a whole month of Mike & Mindy guest comics, but they're long gone now and I usually try to move forward with things (Although I'm always happy to receive M&M fan art and guest comics, HINT HINT!).  But then I remembered something.  A comic starring the terror tykes that no one has ever seen before, save for my good pal Harry over in England.  I present to you all...  THE LOST MIKE & MINDY COMIC!!!  Enjoy...


A few years back, my pal Harry Rickard over in England attempted to launch his own humor magazine called The Wizzo.  Harry loved British humor mags like The Beano and The Dandy, which also happened to be among the oldest publications in the world at the time.  The Dandy had sadly just gone under, ending a true era of humor comics.  Where one door closed, another opened as Harry quickly realized that any humor magazine that started up at that point would instantly be the Number 2 title in the UK, certainly not a bad spot to have in the market.  Harry had asked me if I'd be interested in sending old M&M and certain Mushrooms strips for publishing which I happily agreed.  Sadly, Harry was a high school student at the time dealing with all the pressures that come with that.  As time went on, he and his partners moved on to college and other interests while I moved on to Bubble Fox, Peppertown and focusing more on film projects and more physical art like masks and armor.

So The Wizzo never happened, but I was still happy to be associated with it, brief as it was.  When the ball started rolling, Harry had asked if I could do a special two-page M&M comic to commemorate their debut.  His only other request with the comic was for Mike and Mindy to, as he put it, "Blow (him) up like a giant balloon!"  It's the request I always get when doing guest comics and fan art, and Mike and Mindy are always happy to oblige!  This was a fun comic to do and Harry loved it!  When he alerted me a few weeks back that he was pulling the plug on The Wizzo, he asked if I'd post this comic on the blog, so that everyone could have one last run with M&M.  I can't let my English little brother down, so here they are, one last time, in all of their full-color inflated glory!  I give you Mike and Mindy and their Harry Balloon!  Thanks Harry for giving me a reason to share my kids again.  They were really getting restless at the Retired Cartoon Characters Home!

And that's all for this week!  We'll back next time with some new art that's sure to make you lovesick... Or sick of love!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GREAT GREEN GOBS OF GREASY GRIMY GOPHER GAS!!!

Wow!  Final week of January already!  One month down, 11 more to go!  Hopefully this year is off to a far better start than last January was!  I wrote this weeks ago, so I have no real way of knowing at the moment!  Anyway, may as well end the month in a gassy, er, classy manner, so let's get to it!  Enjoy...

These gophers are killing the ozone!  Another one from the Daily Doodle, this theme asked to have fun with the letter G, and since there aren't enough farting gophers in the funny pages these days, I decided it was time to remedy that!  I'm sure a little pal of mine who lives across the pond will get a big kick out of this one!  As will any frat boy waking up from a massive hangover!

And that's all she wrote for January!  Hope y'all enjoyed the art.  We'll be back next time with some new art to start February off on the right track!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BED BUGS BOUNCE BACK!!!

Welcome back CRAZIES!  Are we really past the midway point in January already?  My how time flies!  Anyway, it's a new week which means some new art is here!  So let's dive in, or jump in this case, and take a look!  Enjoy...

Hey!  You bugs stop that!  One of you are bound to get hurt!  This fun theme was another one from the Daily Doodle that simply said to have some fun with the letter B.  I love drawing bugs so decided to toss a few on a bed!  'Course, real bed bugs are much smaller and would actually be a really BAD thing to have roaming around in your sheets!  For the sake of the art, I turned them into beetles.  Very colorful ones!

And that does it for another week.  We'll be back next time to close out January with some very gassy, er, classy art!  Until then, take care and I'll catch yall later!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'ELLO!!!

And we're back!  Hope y'all are having a wonderful 2017 so far.  We're only a few days in here, but it never hurts to ask!  Anyway, the Labyrinth love continues this week with a character who's only in one scene and yet for many, steals the whole movie!  So let's jump right in, shall we?  Enjoy...

"No, I said 'ELLO, but 'at's close enough!"  One of the best lines in the movie!  The Worm was such a funny character despite such a brief appearance.  Monty Python star Terry Jones wrote the film, and the older I got, the more I really picked up on just how many Python tropes made the cut!  The Worm is a good example of this but probably the most blatant examples of Python humor in Labyrinth are the Shaft of Hands, the Lying Door Guards and the Warning Statues.  Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Terry Gilliam had a small hand in this film too, although it's never been confirmed.  I really loved coloring this one.  The Goblin City itself is so dark and grungy and yet filled with so many brightly colored creatures!  It's a contrast that worked really well on screen.  Henson and artist Brian Froud had some great color schemes picked for the characters of Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.  I can't stress enough how important colors can be to a film.  I'd go into more detail, but it's a lecture's-length topic for me!  Sadly, I can't recall doing any more Labyrinth art.  Either the themes were few or I was busy at work.  Perhaps down the road, I'll draw some other characters.

And that's all for now.  I'll be back next time with some bugs that really know how to get moving!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

LUDO WELCOMES YOU TO 2017!!!

What's up CRAZIES!  We're back with a new post on a new day in a new week in a new month in a brand spanking new year!  That's a whole lotta new we're talking about here!  We all know by now what a difficult year 2016 was.  But this is a new slate.  Will there be bumps in the road?  Most certainly.  There always is.  But hey, it's nothing we can't handle, right?  We'll get through it all and together, make 2017 the best ever!  So let's put aside the past and start fresh!  After all, we're only a few weeks away from the start of the con season!

Anyhoo, that's enough banter.  It's time for some art! Enjoy...

Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite films and one of Jim Henson's greatest masterpieces for sure.  When the Daily Doodle did a few themes devoted to the movie a while back, I knew I had to join in!  The first theme was Ludo, the gentle giant who controls rocks.  Ludo was a character I could really relate to as a kid because, like me, he was big, slow and just wanted peace.  Years later, I would have a giant boxer dog named Buddy who exhibited many of these same traits.  Most giants are gentle souls.

Well, that's all for today.  We'll be back next time with another character from Labyrinth to hopefully help make the transition to 2017 a little smoother.  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!