Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mike and Mindy have caught the moon's beams and have been turned into... WEREFOXES!!! Meanwhile, Bubble has become a WERE... MAN?! Wow! Even in human form his nose is gigantic! And I guess Bubble's been shopping at Sunny's Boutique, managed by Tim Green. Where else could he have gotten those Skellie Boxers from? I gotta say, Mike and Mindy make fuzzy foxes, but are much better as humans! Glad it only lasts for a night!
Well folks, that's all for now. I'll be back next time with the second to last Mike And Mindy comic ever! These two are going out in style cog sarnnit! Until then, take care, have a fun, happy and SAFE Halloween and I'll catch y'all later!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Welcome back! I know I promised pics from Long Beach Comic Con today, but honestly, there really wasn't much to get pics of. Not knocking it here. It was a great show and I had a lot of fun, but it was very light cosplay-wise so I didn't have much to work with. So instead, here's another preview of the New toon premiering in January! Enjoy…
Meet Joe Oriole! He's one of the stars of the upcoming comic series I'll be launching in January! Joe is Wendy's adoptive cousin charged with taming the wildest kid alive! A kindly but bored soul, Joe is simply going through the motions before suddenly being thrust into parenthood after rescuing Wendy. He learns on the fly and ends up having a lot of wild adventures a long the way.
Many of you by now are no doubt saying "You've introduced some of the characters and announced a launch date, but when are we gonna get a title you dingbat?!" Well the wait is almost up as this CRAZY "Dingbat" will be announcing the title AND logo next month, so stay "Tooned!"
I'd like to close out today by thanking all the great fans who came to say hi to me at Sand Diego Comic Fest this past weekend! Was a blast to take part and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting every one of you! It was my most successful con ever and I can't wait until next year's show!
Well, that's all for today. Come back next time for a special Halloween greeting from Mike, Mindy and Bubble Fox! In fact, you'll see them in a way you've never seen them before, so get ready for some "Hair-Raising" laughs! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
What's up y'all! Guest week is back! And this time, the amazing Josh Hughes of Atomic Terrier and Bot Bros has stopped by to give us his take on the terrible twosome, Mike and Mindy! So let's jump on in with some Halloween mayhem…
Uh oh Monster, you better be careful with those two! Mike and Mindy have driven nuns insane! What neighborhood did they go to anyway? Clearly not the house that gives out apples!
Josh Hughes is an amazing dude, running two series simultaneously, the aforementioned Atomic Terrier and Bot Bros. Where he finds the time to do all these amazing strips is a great mystery to all of us who know him! His comics are the epitome of what an all-ages comic should be: A strip that ANYONE can read and enjoy. His toons are among my favorites on the web and I'm very honored to have Josh as part of the CRAZY Canon. Thanks again Josh for taking such good care of my "Kids!"
Well folks, that's all for this week. We'll be back next time with another sneak peek at the new series and some pics from my recent trip to Long Beach Comic Con! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Welcome back CRAZIES! Halloween is on the horizon and as you well know, I am ALWAYS ready for some costumed fun! So let's slip into our capes and cowls and boogie down at the Graveyard Smash...
Who knew some stiff drinks could loosen up a stiff like Frankenstein's Monster? (Remember kids, Frankenstein's the doctor, NOT the monster!) If only King Kong had found a jumbo bottle of scotch before his rampage. Why is it these monsters and fairy tale creatures keep running into drunk frat boys in my comics? Granted it's been about two years since I last did it, but still! Guess it's not a bad thing to have multiple staples. I'm already now known as the "Helium Cartoonist" and the "Bubble-Farting Fox Cartoonist." What's one more? "Whoa dude! There goes the 'Frat Boys Keep Getting Monsters Drunk Cartoonist!'" That actually has a nice ring to it!
Well folks, that's all for now. I'll be back next time with a Guest Comic from Atomic Terrier and Bot Brothers creator Josh Hughes! If it's anything like his comics, it should be an awesome good show! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
My God! Is it October already?! Can't believe it, but we're down to the final stretch of Mike And Mindy and Mushrooms. Not really sure what's gonna happen come December when the end really happens. Me being me, I'll likely get emotional. What can I say? Me and these goofs have been through a lot together! But enough sad stuff. Comics are supposed to be fun! So let's do this...
Apparently Mike's never heard of a little thing called Karma, not to mention that old theory about letting sleeping dogs lie! I get asked a lot how much of myself goes into Mike and Mindy as characters. Honestly, not a whole lot. In fact, they're a heck of a lot more adventurous then I ever was as a kid! Not to mention, if tried half of the crap they've done, I'd likely be dead already and there'd BE no Mike or Mindy! In this particular comic though, I would say Mindy shares a rather big trait with me: A love of animals and a hatred of bullies. I can say for sure I'd do the same thing if I were in the same position and actually have come to think of it! Always remember kids, what goes around comes around!
Well folks, that's all for now. I'll be back next time with a "Spooktacular" Mushrooms that'll bring out the party animal in all of us! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!
Friday, September 26, 2014
What's this? A surprise last second post for September? You better believe it! You see, few week's back as y'all may remember, I was challenged by my good friend Warren Frantz of the comic Off Season to the Ice Bucket Challenge. As a joke, I threw it back at Warren on Twitter and challenged him to the "Helium Challenge!" Well, imagine my shock when two weeks later, Warren not only took me seriously, but also delivered not one but TWO helium challenge strips, calling out fellow cartoonists Ryan Klassen and Kim Belding, who ALSO accepted and in turn challenged others! So it would appear we got a "Thing" here, and since Warren and Ryan each did two challenges, I decided to hold my end and do another as well! Enjoy...
Man that Bubble Fox sure gets around! And those squirrels were so darn mean to that poor chipmunk. Bubble hates bullies and was happy to give those three chumps a "Well-Rounded" lesson in manners! When it comes to teaching, Bubble always "Rises" to the occasion!
The guest stars of this comic include Ryan Klassen of the hilarious City Folk, the aforementioned Warren Frantz of Off Season and Ben Starzec of Dogs, Ducks And Aliens! Ben, you're now on the clock, so have fun bud! So far, the Helium Challenge is up to EIGHT comics in just a week, with more to coming soon! What, you may ask, is the point of all this? Nothing! We're just a bunch of silly cartoonists trying to have fun and raise awareness of cartoon physics
Are you a cartoonist and wanna take part? Great! All you gotta do is draw a comic with a helium gag in it, tag it as #HeliumChallenge on your social media platform of choice, and be sure to challenge up to two other cartoonists in the last panel! You don't have to be challenged to start and there's no time limit, so go nuts! And, as always, KEEP IT FAMILY FRIENDLY!!! Other than that, "Expand" your horizons and have a "Gas!"
Anyhoo, here are the links to ALL the Helium Challenge toons so far:
Note that these are not exactly in order and more are certain to come! Sometime down the line, I'll likely do a mega post with ALL the Helium Challenges! It'll be our "Biggest" (And roundest!) post yet!
Anyway, that's all for now. We'll be back in a few days with a New Mike And Mindy to kick off October. Until then, Take care and I'll catch y'all later!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I've battled depression on and off for many years. It's not something you simply shake off. It can dig a deep pit that'll just eat at you no matter what. It's hard to know what was going through his mind at the time, but I pray his soul has found some sort of peace. And I urge any who read this to please seek help if you're depressed. There's no shame in asking for help. And although it may not always seem like it, people do care. Your life matters. YOU matter.
The piece above is for an auction that Team Cul De Sac founder Chris Sparks has set up to help raise money for Parkinson's Disease research, which Mr. Williams had recently been diagnosed. I'm not sure when the auction will take place, but rest assured I will keep everyone posted through here and Twitter when the time comes. Robin Williams made me laugh, he made me smile. I wanted this piece to reflect that. So thank you Mr. Williams for being such a funny person. Thank you for being such a creative person. But more than that, thank you for being such a good person. Carpe diem good sir.
Well folks, that's all for now. The silliness returns next week with a New Mike And Mindy comic that will hopefully bring some laughs and smiles your way too. Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later. And be kind to others. Even the smallest kind gesture can make a difference.