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Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Welcome back!  It's that time again!  The return of the CRAZY CARTOON EXPERIMENT!  This will go down as the smallest turnout we've had, a factor I largely blame on Saturday Night Live for not being funny or relevant in many ages!  But, some folks still remember it used to be funny, and for them, I am thankful!  So let's sit back and remember the good times!  Let the CRAZINESS begin!

Ryan Rogers, Spring Chickens, "The Devil"

 First up, Ryan Rogers pays homage to the great Jon Lovitz, without question my all-time favorite SNL cast member.  And anytime he threw on the red pj's and horns, it was laugh central!  Hanukkah Harry will always be Lovitz's standout for me though!

Kim Belding, Picpak Dog, "Jeopardy" 
CCE Superstar Kim Belding returns with this nod to the classic Jeopardy bits where celebrities wreaked havoc on Alex Trebek's psyche!  Turning James Bond into Tinkerbell was merely icing on the cake!
 Jim Haas, Nate The Robot, "Door Shark"

Jim Haas presents a true SNL treasure: The Door Shark!  At the time, the movie JAWS had people terrified to go t the beach, so SNL took it up a step with the shark going door-to-door.  And since we all know Unicorns are super vicious creatures, it makes the perfect switch!  

 Daniel Barton, Goober And Cindy, "Buckwheat Pixie"

Daniel Barton clearly remembers a time when Eddie Murphy ruled SNL!  And anytime the Our Gang theme hit, everyone was ready to laugh!  "Buckwheat Gets Shot" is still one of the funniest damn things I've ever seen!

 Me, Prince Charming and Shrek at the "Chip 'N' Dale's Audition"

 The Chip 'N' Dale's Audition.  For better or worse, it was the defining moment in the career of Chris Farley, and who better to pick up the mantle than Shrek, a character Farley was supposed to play!

Simon McLaren, Bullet Paw, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum as "The Blues Brothers"

 That's right folks!  The Blues Brothers started on SNL and Simon, a CCE veteran was very keen on that!  Even more remarkable: There is no SNL in England (where Simon lives)!  And he picked some great characters to switch in with!

Warren Frantz, Off Season, The Big Bad Wolf as "Unfrozen Caveman Layer"

How I was hoping someone would do a Phil Hartman bit, and Warren never disappoints!  His character designs are so hilarious!  It's always a thrill to see what Warren's left in my inbox, and this was no exception.  The spirit of Hartman lives on!

Thomas Barnett, The Little Miesters, "Bigfoot at the Continental"
 Next up, Thomas Barnett delivers another fave as Bigfoot takes the place of the always hilarious Christopher Walken!  With the robe and 'stache, ol' Bigfoot looks quite dapper!

E.W. Crowe, The Hat And Fat, Pinocchio doing... Well, I think it speaks for itself! 
CCE newcomer E.W. Crowe delivered this insane artwork, and what will likely be the most talked about piece of the experiment!  Truth be told, I've never even seen this skit!  It came out after I gave up on SNL back in 2002!  Still, it's very funny!  Great way to close it out!

And so ends another CRAZY CARTOON EXPERIMENT.  And guess what?  It's already time for the new theme!  Y'all ready?  Here it is:


The inspiration for this theme comes from two of my fav's on the web, Dawn Griffin and Scott Warren!  Dawn did a cereal box-themed fan art contest (Which I won!) and Scott's comic is all about cereal mascots!  And since the Fall always brings about those ultra cool monster cereals, what better time to unleash this theme!

The guidelines are even simpler for this theme!  You merely have to do a box cover!  No strips or full pages.  Just a simple cereal box front.  And, as usual, the entries MUST be all-ages.  Family site after all, so no adult humor!  Other than that, the deadline is August 20th, so go nuts!

Well folks, that's all for now.  We'll be back next time with a New Mike And Mindy that'll really be "Dropping" some laughs on everyone!  I'll also have pics from WonderCon to share!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


And we're back!  I would tell you about the awesome time I had at WonderCon, but I did this post more than a week before!  I have no idea what happens yet!  Rather than cause a rift in the space-time continuum, enjoy this Mike And Mindy Guest Strip by the amazing James Anderson of Ellie On Planet X!  It is Guest Week after all...

Talk about karma!  Ruining naps is just plain wrong!  At least that mustache is more fitting on Mike than Mindy!

James Anderson is awesome.  There just aren't enough words to describe how amazing and whimsical his art is.  His comic, Ellie On Comic X, is always on my list of must see comics and looks like one of those cherished Little Golden Books from our childhood that we all love so much.  To see that same look applied to Mike and Mindy, it just melts my heart.  And that last panel...  Talk about a killer gag?  I actually missed it the first time around, it's so subtle!  Thanks again James.  Ellie and crew are always welcome to come get CRAZY!

Well folks, that's all for today.  We'll be back next time with the fifth installment of the CRAZY CARTOON EXPERIMENT!!!  This one's gonna be epic!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all next time!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


 IT'S HERE!!!  WONDERCON 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!!  Sorry folks, I'm just so excited about getting to meet all you wonderful fans in person!  Not to mention see all the wonderful costumes and pick up some awesome new comics!  The best part of all this though?  Getting to promote THIS beauty down below...

Yup!  Finally got a new book out!  Actually, it's been out for a couple months now, but I finally got some time to promote it and this week marks Blame It On The Dog's more formal debut! I'll also have mini books, sketches and sketch cards on sale as well as some new freebies too!  My prices are as follows:
  • BOOKS: $6.00 a copy (25% Off the cover price!)
  • SKETCHES: $5.00 (Free for kids 12 and under)
  • SKETCH CARDS: $3.00
  • MINI BOOKS: $1.00
  • PAPERCRAFT KITS: FREE!!! (While supplies last, kids get first dibs!)
Please note that ALL sketch requests must be PG!!!  NO ADULT CONTENT!!!  Other than that, come on down to Table AA-241 in WonderCon's Artists Alley and say hi and get CRAZY!!!

Now that that junk's out of the way, let's take a trip back to last year's show and relive some fun Cosplay!  Enoy...   

 "Dick Tracy to HQ: None of these punk kids seem to know who I am!"

Beetlejuice "Crossplay!"  Had no clue this actually had a name.  Still a cool costume though!

The Shredder!  And he's got the OOZE!!! Guess Bebop and Rocksteady aren't too far behind! 

On a Mission From God, to make music matter again!

Tomax and Xamot!  Imagine my shock when I saw this very shot on Toy Hunter later on in the year!

 Hot damn am I glad I stopped by the Wench Auction before setting up my table!

 No Professor, I DON'T wanna be turned into a goblet!  What is it with this lady and transforming things?!

El Chapulin Colorado!  He gets around!

 Jessica Rabbit!  Roger's one lucky critter!

And in honor of KISS going into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame, some Paul Stanley Cosplay!  Rumor has it Vinnie Vincent is under that make up!

Well folks, that's all for this week.  I'll be back next time with a Guest Comic from James Anderson that you won't wanna "Sleep" through!  Be sure to come see me at WonderCon folks!  Once again, Table AA-241 in Artists Alley!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


And we're back!  And next weekend is WonderCon!  I'll have all the info on my table and rates/giveaways in next week's post!  But for now, it's time to travel to a land far, far away as we take a closer look at one of the most beloved fairy tales ever in the New Mushrooms!  Enjoy...

I'm not sure what's goofier here?  Jack's Mom being incredibly stupid or the fact that it's 15th century England and they seem to live in a modern town house!  Fairy Tales are always mired in such silliness like kids wandering into houses made of candy or bears leaving their homes without locking the doors.  It' almost as if we're suppose to learn through example or something!

I suppose it's time to discuss the elephant in the room here.  Yes, the Kickstarter campaign that Kim Belding and I were doing did not pass.  We tried our best but there just wasn't enough interest among potential backers.  So where do we go from here?  In another direction of course.  Kim and I are already discussing a new plan, something on a smaller scale that would actually come out more along the lines of a series of shorts rather than one whole show.  This plan will be more of a privately funded venture between Kim and I but will open it up for other backers should anyone be interested.  More details will be made available as our plans progress.

For those of you that did back us and help spread the word on social media, I wanna thank you all from the bottom of my heart, especially my good friend Chris Gobbett, who went above and beyond the call of duty for us.  Kim and I don't regret trying this and would (and likely will) do it again in a heart beat.  The only regret I do have on this venture is that we couldn't make it happen for all you awesome people.  Rest assured, CRAZY In Pink will see the light of day somewhere down the road!  So stay "Tooned!"

Well folks, that's all for this week.  We'll be back next time with a WonderCon special, featuring a New Mike And Mindy splash page, all my Con info and happenings and a look back at WonderCon 2013!  So get ready for some awesomeness!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all next time!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


And here we are, the month of April in the year 2014.  JESUS NOOOOOO!!!  I TURN 30 IN A FEW WEEKS!!!  IT'S NOT FAIR DAMMIT!!!  I DON'T WANNA GET OLD!!!

Sorry, my inner child's just freaking out.  It's true.  This month I officially become an old fart.  Not really looking forward to it, but oh well.  You cant stop Father Time, so the best I can do is try to entertain him!  And what better way than with a new Mike And Mindy comic!  Went through a lot just to get this one ready, so I really hope y'all enjoy it...

Wow!  Guess you can say this comic definitely "Sucks!"  And poor Mike learns another lesson the hard way: Don't EVER mess with Mindy's hair!  It's very special to her!  And bonus points to any who noticed the colors on their undies are reversed.  Opposites do attract after all!

So ends another week of CRAZY.  We'll be back next time with a New Mushrooms that will have you laughing 'til the "Cows come home!"  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!