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Wednesday, August 25, 2021


We come to the end of another month in the year 2021.  Hopefully things are looking up more than they were at the start of the month.  I'm looking forward to the Fall.  Besides the coming holiday season, we might actually get to have festivities this year!  Not to mention, the Comic Con Special Edition scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend!  I'm pretty excited!  Besides the fact that it's Comic Con, there's also the simple fact that this show is giving me and my coworkers work at a time where things are usually pretty slow.  You'd like to think that all the various Christmas shows would offer work, but in truth, most of the shows that do happen are a day or two at best and the ballets and shows that do run longer only need a few people to actually work them, so a big show like a comic con or a medical expo, something that runs between 7 and 10 days can make a world of difference during a slow month.  But for now, it's still August, so let's end the month on a hot streak!  Enjoy...

Who's that suave man with the child kazoo band?
Sorry, couldn't help doing a Shaft riff there!  Today, the CRAZY honors go to another dear pal from the webcomic community, Geoff Munn, creator of the hilarious series #Parenting.  Based largely on his own experiences as a husband and father of three boys, Geoff's comics are always a hilarious read, as anyone who's read the Kazoo story can attest!  His comics are a good example of how the best fiction really is just the truth exaggerated a bit.  Like me, Geoff's also big on 80's toons and toys, so it wasn't hard for us to connect and become friends!  He's a good dude in every respect!

And that's a wrap on August 2021!  Come back next week as we start September and the Fall season off in the CRAZIEST way imaginable: With more art!  Okay, so it's not that CRAZY, but this is a blog!  Text and pics are my only options!  Until next time, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021


Halfway through August CRAZIES!!!  I know it sounds like a bummer, but summer vacation's kinda pointless when you don't go to school and have a job with flexible hours, but enough about that!  Time to BLAART!!!  Excuse me, there seems to be some interference.  It's time to BLAAAAAAAART!!!  What the?!?  Who or what keeps taking over my keyboard?!?  Scroll down and find out!  Enjoy...

Uh oh!  It would seem that one of the Goblins from Dana Simpson's Phoebe And Her Unicorn has escaped and is jumping comics pages again!  One of the sweetest and funniest comics in the funny pages today,  Phoebe is the brainchild of cartoonist and illustrator Dana Simpson.  A silly tale about a little girl who happens upon a unicorn after a rock skipping accident, Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, go on all sorts of fun adventures and encounter a whole host of wacky characters, from a candy-barfing dragon to a sphinx that decides to guard Phoebe's door to selfish unicorns that inflate themselves with helium in an effort to rise up to the sky and hog the sun for themselves!  Phoebe and Marigold meet all types, including goblins, who in this universe are depicted as impish, gremlin-like creatures that cause all sorts of mischief and are only capable of speaking in BLAARTS!!!  I'm not fluent in it myself, but BLAART is now a part of the comics lexicon, and that truly is a great gift that Dana's given to us, among many others!

That's all for this week.  We'll be back next time to end August on a high note with a possible kazoo solo or two!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021


 Welcome to August Week 2 CRAZIES!!!  Summer's starting to wind down, which is kinda sad as this summer was actually relatively normal, but there's always a silver lining.  As of this writing, work is starting to come back and by the time this posts, I might actually be back on the job!  Fingers crossed dear readers!  But enough about that.  I've got more fan art to share, so let's get to it!  Enjoy...

Hey kids!  Look!  It's a moose!  But that's not just any moose, it's Mel the Moose!  What makes him so special?  Are you kidding?  He's a moose that plays hockey and wears a scarf!  Those two factors alone make him a badass!  Mel is one of the stars of City Folk, one of MANY hilarious web comics created by Ryan Klassen, one of my dear Canadian pals!  Ryan's comics are hilariously written and drawn and feature a whole host of wacky characters getting into all sorts wild situations, from Mel the Moose and his beaver pal Foster to an actual talking butt named Toots!  Ryan's comic output is so prolific that it's nearly impossible to keep up with him sometimes!  Between Ryan and Kim Belding, MAD legend Sergio Aragones has some serious competition in the fastest cartoonist category!  Ryan's one of my oldest pals in comics and has done several guest strips over the years for Mike & Mindy and Bubble Fox.  Anytime his toons pop into my Twitter feed, it's good times.

That's all for now.  We'll be back next week with a look at a rather bizarre being, one that David Bowie might not have kept in the Labyrinth even!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Welcome to August CRAZIES!!!  Sadly, no Comic Con recap this year, because, well, stuff.  Things are slowly starting to head back in the wrong direction again, but I'm confident we'll get back on the right track, but that's neither here nor there.  Art has returned to the CRAZYVERSE!!!  So let's just cut to the chase, shall we?  Enjoy...

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  No!  It's Rylee, the Guardian Corgi, aka Heavenly Kibble!  Faster than a speeding cat, louder than a squeaking toy and stronger than stale Pedigree, Rylee is the creation of cartoonist Joie Foster, a dear friend from the con circuit who's making quite a name for herself these days, not only in comics but in animation too!  Her comic series, Heavenly Kibble: Guardian Corgi, is a fun all ages read about a corgi and her human fighting to save the world from evil!  What I like about this series, besides the fact that it's silly as all get out, is that there are a lot of great homages and nods to classic anime and manga, namely Sailor Moon.  I also like the fact that Rylee, the corgi in question, is not anthropomorphic.  She's drawn as a realistic dog, a stubby little corgi who can only go as fast as her short legs will take her!  I met Joie back in 2014 at WonderCon.  We were in the same aisle and became fast friends with a mutual love of cartoons, 80's nostalgia and the sad fact that neither of us had much luck that year, though our luck would change and quick!  We also share an interest in wacky clothing, as I tend to wear funny novelty shirts while Joie wears funny novelty pants!  Between the two of us, we've probably put a few Spencer's employees though college!  One of things I miss most about cons is seeing all my pals that I literally only get to see at shows maybe once or twice a year.  Hopefully next year, we can all get together again for some comics, food truck staples and silly clothes!  Until then, keep those corgis rocking Joie!

That's all for today.  Next week, come back and we'll do some moose stuff.  What does that entail?  Hell if I know?  We don't have moose in San Diego, though my nephew eats like one, such bad table manners that boy has!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!