Welcome back to Round 2 of the Crazy Cartoon Experiment 2! We're wrapping it up today with some more great takes on a figure more mysterious than Dr. Claw even: The Great Pumpkin! So sit back and relax as we finish up yet another successful experiment! Enjoy!
First up, we have CCE newcomer Frank Haba of Jailhouse Comics. Frank did this delightful take showing that blockhead Linus sleeping through his big chance to finally see the Great Pumpkin! Oh well. Guess there's always next year.
Next up, my little "brother" from England, Harry Rickard, delivered this piece! The Wizzo founder never ceases to amaze me with his awesome talent and humor, skills I sorely lacked when I was his age! Even more amazing, Harry didn't even know who the Great Pumpkin was! Apparently in Europe, Snoopy is the Icon, NOT the rest of the Peanuts gang.
Next up, The Code Crimson co-creator Elizabeth debuts in the Crazy Cartoon Experiment with this ultra creepy take on the beloved Gourd! I really love the colors on this one. And the Spiders and Ants in the background add so much more to the creep factor! Simply brilliant!
Next is another CCE newcomer, The Wizzo Comic's Hannes Smit! A simple approach, Hannes is a good friend of Harry's who wanted in on the CRAZY fun. I firmly believe in the "More the Merrier" theory, so we brought him on board! Between this kid, Harry and FT, we got a pretty good youth movement coming up through the Crazy Cartoon Experiment! Maybe one of these days, one these kids can take it over for me!
One of the favorites from the first CCE, Austin Verburg is back and putting his characters through even more insane lunacy! I really do love the Austin's Inferno comics and this one follows the usual stories to a tee! (For those of you unfamiliar, Tori, the girl getting strangled, is usually suffering one mishap after another in the strips! Even in the CRAZYVERSE, she can't catch a break!) A fun fact about Austin: He's the only person on the Planet that likes Doritos Locos Tacos more than me!
Jamie Cosley came back to play again with this fun little piece, introducing Cody The Cavalier into the Crazy Cartoon Experiment. Cody's a very fun comic and Jamie's a remarkable artist and writer. His work never fails to bring a smile to my face.
Another favorite from CCE1 has come back, Crosstown Comic's Adam Pilkington! As you can see, his dog survived the cactus encounter and has now deflated back to his normal size, only for the group to encounter another CRAZY plant! I assure all of you the next CCE will have NO vegetation in it!
Back from the CCE1 is Brendan Boughen from Cartoons By Jim. It seems the Great Pumpkin's not only great in stature but great in taste! Shawn Granger also devoured the prized gourd as well! I just feel bad for poor Linus. I get the feeling he witnessed the GP's capture!
Australian cartoonist Caanan Grall of Max Overacts, the undisputed MVP of the CCE1, delivers yet again on this one, proving that not all great things need to be huge. Naomi Jardine had a very similar piece last week as many of you may recall. Caanan's pretty amazing. The poor guy threw out his back, and still found time to work on this! We all owe you one dude!
Shawn Granger of Daddy's Girls is back again with an updated version of last week's entry! Shawn wanted another crack at hand-coloring and delivered this piece to me this morning! The Great Pumpkin sure looks delicious, doesn't he! The tones on the pie are perfect, almost as if light is actually bouncing off of the surface. Another solid effort!
And there we have it! Another Crazy Cartoon Experiment has come and gone! A big thanks to all the artists who took part in this CRAZY idea. You guys are awesome and your support of these "Experiments" is overwhelming! I'm proud to have you all as friends and would go to bat for any of you! I hope you all had a great time and I look forward to working with you all in the Crazy Christmas Experiment! Stay 'tooned!
Well folks, that's all for this week! We'll be back next time with an all new Mike and Mindy and a very special Mushrooms featuring The History Twins' creator, Francesca Testin! She wanted a prize for fininshing the CCE2 first, and Mike and Mindy promised to deliver! Anyway, take care and I'll catch y'all later! Oh, and have a fun and safe Halloween!