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Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Well, we've come to the end of June.  Not sure what the state of the world is at the moment, but hopefully, it's on the upswing.  What I can tell you though is that I got some wild art today that'll hopefully bring y'all a smile or two.  So sit back, relax and take a look at some CRAZY art for these CRAZY times!  Enjoy...

The Questing Beast.  A creature with the head of a snake, the body of a leopard, the legs of a deer and tail of a lion, it's a VERY old creature of English folklore.  It's been said during King Arthur's early years, before he was king even, he encountered the Questing Beast as another king hunted it.  Arthur came across this beast and king several more times throughout his life and at no time did his royal counterpart ever come close to catching the creature, nor did anybody else, hence its title of a Questing Beast: Just going after it was a quest in its own right!  I'm sure there's more to this legend than that, but even Professor Wikipedia doesn't always fill in all the details!  Another Animal Alphabets entry, this one was fun to draw, despite not having much more to it than its pose.  His quip certainly got a rise out of the folks on Twitter, so I'll call it a win still!

Well, that's a wrap on June 2020.  Since there's no Comic Con next month, or County Fair to gorge myself on, I'm just gonna keep on posting mythical animals if that's alright with you fine folks?  It is?  Good!  I'll just keep at it!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


And we're back!  Halfway through June and hopefully things are improving around the world.  If there's been any silver lining to all this time off, it's that it has given me a chance to really spread my wings artistically.  As of this writing, I'm working on a small clay figure, a mask and a kitbashed spaceship, in addition to the regular comics and art.  Depending on how some of these art projects go, I might be doing blog posts on them down the road!  But that's in the future, right now, we are in the present, though I'm typing this in the past!  Time paradoxes aside, let's jump into today's art, shall we?  Enjoy...

The Phoenix, the legendary fire bird.  Beautiful, powerful and immortal, this colorful creature of myth never dies.  When its time comes, this bird bursts into flames and is then born again from its own ashes, stronger than ever and ready for another lifetime.  Think of it as Groundhog Day, only an entire life keeps repeating itself even after a lesson is learned!  Another entry from Animal Alphabets, this one wasn't my most spectacular piece, as there isn't really a gag and the dialogue only hints at what might come.  Still, I loved coloring this one as it has a really cool rainbow look to it and sometimes, simple is best.

Well, that's all for now.  We'll be back next week to send June off into the sunset with a beast that is even more elusive than the fabled barking spider!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Welcome back CRAZIES!!!  Hopefully y'all are staying safe and strong as we continue to recover.  Time marches on here as it does elsewhere.  If you happen to be in need of a laugh or two, just scroll down the page a bit and take a peek!  Hopefully the laughs will expand more than the subject's posterior did!  Enjoy...

Watch out Dad!  She's gonna blow!  More!  If you're gonna be half human, half fish, then you're bound to have some variety at some point!  I mean, look at how mermaids are typically portrayed:  Human top with a generic fish tail.  Surely they are more complex than that?  Well, today's art shows that yes they are!  'Course, now I'm curious as to what the rest of her family tree might look like!  This was another Animal Alphabets theme and boy was this one fun to do.  This could stand alone as a single panel comic strip in a newspaper.  When I started out, I was scared to do single-panel gags because I didn't think I could nail a story in such a short frame.  I'm not on Gary Larson's level, but I think I've gotten pretty good with the single-panel medium.  The reaction this one got was very satisfying.  Everybody got a kick out of this spoiled, swollen mermaid!

Well, that's all for now.  We'll be back next week with some colorful new art that you may find a little hot around the collar.  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Welcome, my CRAZIES, to the month of June.  For those that don't read any of textual parts of this blog, you're no doubt noticing the lack of a Comic Con header right now.  Well, that's because there won't be a Comic Con this year.  It's old news at this point, but it still stings.  I went through pure emotional hell to get reverified for this year and beyond, only for this to happen.  I'd like to say it's not the end of the world only, it looks like it might actually be this time around.  The silver lining is that things do seem to be improving in San Diego as far as the crisis is concerned.  Numbers are going down and even some places have safely been able to open up again.  Will it last?  Will things continue to improve?  I have no definitive answers there.  But I know I'll do my best to stay safe and help my friends and family stay safe as well.  We're all in this together and we'll all come out of it at some point.

In the meantime, while I won't be doing the CRAZY COMIC CON COUNTDOWN this year, I'm still going to post my art and offer whatever amusing quips and tales that I can to help make y'all laugh.  A smile can be a powerful thing sometimes, and I'm gonna do my darnedest to make that happen for everybody.  It's a small gesture, but it's the best I can do.  Well, I think I've rambled on long enough.  I promised art and laughs, so let's get to it!  Enjoy...

Talk about being the butt of the joke?  The Kraken has been cracked by some little cracks!  Mike and Mindy were such cheeky little squirts.  Is it any wonder they were always a little behind the times!  Ive heard of bringing up the rear, but this is ridiculous!  I'd hate to see how this mythic squid reacts to a real full moon!  Okay, okay, I think that's enough butt puns for a month!  This entry, as well as the rest for this month, comes from Animal Alphabets, who at the time were doing a mythical creatures theme.  One particular week, the mighty Kraken was chosen.  A creature of Nordic mythology, the Kraken has long been depicted as an insanely large squid with many tentacles, though in Clash of the Titans, the Kraken was given a more humanoid appearance by the late, great Ray Harryhausen.  Being the immature grown man that I am, I HAD to turn this into one giant butt gag!  It's a rule of comedy that butts are funny.  Adding a second butt only doubled the laughs and indeed, this did get a pretty good reaction on Twitter that week.  I could literally come up with the most genius thing ever, and it will get nary a reaction.  I draw something involving a butt or flatulence, and it celebrated as the greatest thing of all time!  Oh to be human...

Well, I think that's good for today.  Sorry to sound so preachy at the start of today's post.  Guess it just had to be said.  We'll be back next week with some new art that I hope you will find fun and buoyant. Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!