Wednesday, September 28, 2022


We have come to the end...  The end of September 2022 that is!  Pumpkins are piling up and tricks and treats are popping about everywhere!  But before we can hang out with our favorite ghouls and goblins, we gotta see to it that a lesser known spirit gets her day in the spotlight.  Who am I talking about?  Scroll down and see for yourself!  Enjoy...

Meet Zoulvisia!  A character of Armenian folklore, she may be a witch or a fairy or just a regular girl that lives in a magical realm and some of it rubbed off on her?  I honestly couldn't figure the story out, other than she and a King whose brothers she had slain live happily ever after in the end.  Hey, the original Cinderella had her step sisters mutilating themselves and then being attacked by birds.  They aren't always kid-friendly!  And thus concludes this round of Animal Alphabets.  It's by and large been all animals ever since, though there may have been a dive back into fantasy and myth in between, I honestly don't remember.  Guess we'll find out in the coming years!

And that's a wrap on September 2022!  I do hope you enjoyed these pieces, even though some of the art was pretty bland.  Sometimes ideas don't come as freely as I'd like and other times, it's all I can do to find time just to draw!  If a piece is pretty plain with no real gags, then it usually means I had a very busy week at work!  But when I do have some spare time, in addition to drawing, I try to get out of my house for a bit and next week, I hope to be shining a spotlight on my return to Long Beach Comic Con after three long years away!  So be sure to come back as we start October off with comics and cosplay!  Until next time, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


And we're back!  Again!  September marches on and things are really starting to get spooky outside!  Halloween ain't too far off and already decorations are starting to go up in yards, my yard being among them!  But there will be plenty of time to talk about mashing monsters next month as we got completely unknown fairytale characters left to cover in this current month!  So scroll down and see what we scraped up this week!  Enjoy...

It's the Young King and Dr. X!  The Young King is from Scottish mythology.  I tried to look up the story, but it just wasn't grabbing me.  Early on in the run, Animal Alphabets had asked some of us who should be used for X as there just wasn't a whole of characters to choose from.  Since human characters were being used, I jokingly suggested Dr. X, a character Bob Odenkirk played on Mr. Show.  For a moment, they ACTUALLY considered it before going with Xerxes instead, a character possibly even MORE obscure!  Dr. X was from a skit on the hilarious sketch comedy show Mr. Show With Bob & David.  It ran for four season on HBO between 1995 and 1998.  It took irreverent humor to a new level and still stands as a benchmark of comedy.  In one skit, an evil mad scientist named Dr. X successfully launches a laser into space capable of destroying the Earth.  However, being a fair evil scientist, he agrees not to destroy the planet on the provision that he be paid $30,000,000 a year, every year.  So he holds a star studded telethon every year to raise the money.  It was completely absurd and outrageous, but still insanely funny.  Since I just wasn't getting the Young King story, I decided to add Dr. X to the art, suggesting the Young King's age might've been the result of an experiment gone wrong!

And that's all she wrote for this week!  We'll be back for one more round of obscurity to close September 2022 out the proper way, so be sure to come back and check it out!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


We're back!  And already at the midway point of September!  Time really does fly as you get older.  I don't think anybody really realizes just how long a week actually is until they're well into their 30's!  But that's not the point of today's post!  It's all about art!  And I got some!  Scroll down and see what's slithering about!  Enjoy...

Hey!  It's... Xerxes...  From the Aladdin syndicated TV series...  *COUGHS*  I'm not gonna lie folks.  They were REALLY scraping the barrel finding characters for some of these letters.  I never watched a lot of the series that Disney put out based on their movies even though I was still within the age demo for it.  Part of the reason was because it was syndicated and as such was left at the mercy of whichever local station picked it up.  In the case of San Diego, my hometown, it aired on KUSI at noon, a time when my butt was parked firmly in a 40-year-old desk chair at school as opposed to my couch!  The larger part of it though was because even as a kid, I could tell that the animation quality wasn't even close to that of the movie and Robin Williams WASN'T voicing the Genie.  It wasn't the first time the Mouse House would pimp a beloved property on a dingy street corner, and it certainly wouldn't be the last.  This one was particularly insulting though as the movie is easily among Disney's best and could've spawned a great series of theatrical releases given how deep the Arabian Nights mythology really goes.  Now, they're just doing live action remakes.  Actually makes me yearn for the Eisner era!

Another week passes in this CRAZY time frame!  But we'll be back next week with even obscure silliness that'll hopefully make a few of you say "Hey!  I remember that!"  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022


Welcome back CRAZIES!!!  September is here!  Yeah, I know, Summer vacation is over, though I haven't been a student in 13 years and most schools are year-round now anyway, still, that sentiment will always exist come Labor Day Weekend.  But not all is lost, for the Spooking Season is officially here!  Yup, Halloween is on the horizon and stores are already pumping so much pumpkin spice into their products that people are gonna be farting cinnamon and nutmeg until December!  But we'll be covering that all in good time.  You're here for some art!  At least I hope you are.  Frankly, I'm surprised spammers even bother posting comments sometimes around here, but that's neither here nor there.  I got some art to share so scroll down and take a look if you will!  Enjoy...

Well, that was certainly one way to get his watch working again!  You just can't trust a March Hare.  They're far too easily influenced by Mad Hatters!  Continuing from last month's theme of fairy tale creatures, I figured for September, I'd finish off this round of Animal Alphabets, which was creatures of myth and fantasy.  Alice In Wonderland certainly has its fair share of critters in it, both real and fantastical, and it all started with the White Rabbit catching Alice's attention.  This was a fun piece to do and actually had what Bob Ross would call a happy little accident happen to it.  You see, I draw these on vellum paper, a good thick stock that works well for both dry and wet media.  Certain marker colors though do tend to really bleed through, long after they've dried even, yellows and oranges being the biggest offenders here.  In most cases, I'd just erase the overshoots in Photoshop.  This time however, the spreading yellow left a really cool glowing effect on the White Rabbit, so I decided to just leave it in!  Happy accidents indeed!

And that's that for this first full week of September!  Be sure to come come next week for more fairytale goofiness courtesy of your pals at the CRAZYVERSE!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!