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Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Well, we've come to the end of the line...  For June 2021!  Some other things look like they're coming to an end too!  Obviously, cautious optimism are the buzz words here, with caution especially still being very important.  But things are looking up, and hopefully conditions will continue to grow and improve.  Only time will tell.  But enough about that!  Ye few but faithful want some art, so here it is!  Enjoy...

Egads!  It's a rat!  A fat rat!  But that's not just any fat rat.  It's Plague! The creation of whimsical cartoonist Cyndi Foster, Plague is the sidekick of her mute hero, Oops, a boy who lost his voice while saving the not-always-dependable green rat.  It's a very fun comic that has sadly been on hiatus for a while now.  Cyndi's done fan art and guest comics for me in the past and even gave both Oops and Plague the helium treatment, just for laughs.  I haven't heard from her in a long time, so if you're reading this Cyndi, we miss you and hope Oops and Plague will come back soon and that you're doing okay!  Most of you no doubt noticed that all of this month's art wasn't colored.  Long short of it is, I hurt my back the week before I queued these and just couldn't sit up long enough to do it.  As much as I love doing colors, I kinda like the line art look.  Leaves a lot to the imagination.

And that's a wrap on June 2021!  I'm not sure what direction I'll go in next month.  I might post some pics from Knott's and the SD Fair just to give things a different look.  In the meantime, take care and especially be safe this weekend.  Fourth of July is Sunday and, pandemic or not, people are still gonna mess around with fireworks.  Until next time, party on and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  I hope you hear Mrs. Doubtfire's shrill voice when you read that, and that you will all bombard social media with the tag #ReleaseTheDoubtfireCut so that we can see the R-rated version that the director of the movie himself claims to exist!  No, there's no violence or gratuitous nudity. Just a LOT of off the cuff fowl language by the late great Robin Williams in full character as the beloved fake nanny!  The man was a genius.  That's all there is to it.

Boy did THAT intro go off the rails.  Guess I've been indoors for too long, but that's starting to change.  I can't say for sure how well my Recent Knott's trip went, by I'm certain I will have definitely gotten my fill of boysenberry-based products by trip's end!  Maybe next month I'll post some pics instead of art.  Something different.  Until then, here's some art!  Enjoy...

Hey hey!  Newell's back!  In all his widemouthed glory!  As you'll recall, a few months ago I posted some fan art I did last year of Newell, the star of Jason Platt's hilarious and often heartwarming comic Mister & Me.  I can go on forever on how awesome Jason and his art is, and have!  Recently even!  I just can't help it!  He's a great artist and even better dude and another artist that broke into the webcomics scene around the same time that I did.  It didn't take long for us to become pals and fan art has always flowed freely between Jason and me.  He's hitting the big time now with two successful books that I'm seeing in bookstores.  Jason's one several artists now that I can proudly say I knew them before they were famous!

And that's all for today.  We'll be back next week to close out June with a well-missed character whose name suffer's from timing!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


We are back again CRAZIES!!!  So pumped to have gone to the Fair again!  At least I hope so.  I write these well in advance, so I have no idea how well it went?  I went to opening day the last time the Fair happened and was stunned at how small the crowds were!  I'd always imagined that would be among the busiest days of the Fair.  Historically speaking, I always worked on opening day, so the opportunity never came to go until 2019.  I got parking up front even, so, lesson learned!  I'm not getting much of a break on the excitement factor though, as I'm going back to Knott's on Friday!  Should be interesting.  But enough about that.  What few of you still read this blog want some art, and I'm here to deliver!  Enjoy...

Copernicus looks like a dog woken up by its own fart!  That'll never happen in his comic of origin, but it would be funny if it did!  Copernicus is a dragon dog and part of the crew from Dana Atnip's wonderful comic Galactic Dragons, the tale of a brave, and short, dragon captain attempting a dangerous rescue mission with a ragtag crew of inept civilians...  IN SPACE!!!  Until I drew this, I'd drawn all but one of her characters, Copernicus, the dragon dog.  Well I had to remedy that, and Inktober provided a good opportunity to do just that!  Dana's a very dear friend who's done so much whimsical fan art of my characters.  I always feel like I'm cheating her when I return the favor as my skills don't even come close to hers!  Dana's easily among the 10 best cartoonists in webcomics today.  Why Disney or Nickelodeon haven't come knocking on her door yet is beyond me, but their loss is our gain!

And that's all for the midway point of June 2021!  We'll be back next week with a relatively familiar face because he appeared recently.  I should've spread this one out more, but I just can't pass up an opportunity to do fan art for such a funny character!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


We are back!  I have particular reason to be excited this week as I'll be heading back to the San Diego County Fair on Friday, or the Del Mar Fair if you're an old schooler like me.  It'll be greatly scaled back from past Fairs due to limited attendance, but the Fair folks have promised there will still be animal and plant exhibits, a few rides and PLENTY of life-shortening BBQ and deep fried food to clog what few clear arteries I have left, so it should still be fun to an extent.  The return to normal will be slow, but we will get there, day by day.  In the meantime, here's some art!  Enjoy...

This is Fred.  He's a dog, or rather, an alien disguised as a dog!  The creation of Dawn Griffin, Fred was part of her amazing comic Zorphbert & Fred, the tale of two aliens, disguised as dogs, studying human nature.  The comic ended a few years ago, but still leaves a big impression on the webcomic world.  Dawn was among the first pros to really befriend me when I started my journey as a cartoonist on the web, so I always try to work in at least one piece of fan art for her every year.  The series had many great characters, with the weird kid probably being the one most of us related to the best, but Fred was always my personal favorite of the cast, as he reminded me of a dog I'd had as a teenager.  He was a boxer named Buddy who very much embodied his namesake.  Goofy, lovable, large and ever so gassy, Buddy was a dead ringer for Fred, and that was years before I ever met Dawn or discovered her comic!  Funny how things work out on a cosmic level that way.

That's all for June Week 2!  But fear not!  We got more ink lines coming next week!  And it features a character I had never drawn before either, so it's kinda groundbreaking even!  That or my house's foundation needs some serious repairs!  In the meantime, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Welcome to June CRAZIES!!!  Hope springs eternal here at the CRAZYVERSE, and for good reason: Things are steadily improving!  I am fully vaccinated and even got to go to to Knott's Berry Farm recently and hot damn did it feel good!  The rides, the food, the atmosphere...  It was all great!  And best of all, rules were being followed!  I'm cautiously optimistic that things will be relatively normal again by year's end.  Hell, even Long Beach Comic Con is scheduled for September!  It ain't SDCC, but I'll take it!

Speaking of SDCC, you've probably noticed no Comic Con photo starting the blog off today.  As mentioned last week, there will be no Comic Con again this summer.  Although things are rapidly improving here in California, back in March, there was still no telling what direction things would go in once vaccines really took effect.  In hindsight, maybe they should've been more patient.  At the same time, things could've just as easily gone downhill again.  Safety's gotta take top priority in the end, so it was the right call to make on cancelling it again this summer.  But, they are planning a show in San Diego for November and WonderCon is scheduled for early April!  We will get there again folks, I know it!  But for now, we just gotta be patient for a little while longer.  In the meant time, I got some art to show!  I know, it's not con pics, but they are of comic characters at least!  Enjoy...

This is Storm.  He's a cat, and a particularly mischievous cat at that!  This kitty happens to be Eline Wagemaker's cat that she features regularly in her comics and art!  Eline's a dear friend from the Netherlands and a fantastic artist who loves cats and snails, so it wasn't hard for us to become fast friends.  She's been taking a break from social media lately, a painfully long break to be honest.  But hopefully Eline will be back soon with plenty of new art and comics featuring Storm and Snarty!  In 2016, I took part in Inktober for the first time and decided to do fan art for the whole month.  For those not in the know, Inktober takes place in October and the basic premise is to draw something everyday.  Themes are available, but I always try to do my own thing.  There are other drawing collectives that month too, but Inktober's easier on hashtags.

That's all for this first week of June!  We'll be back in seven days with some more pen and ink fun from the world of CRAZY!!!  In the meantime, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!