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Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Well, we move from one foodie holiday to another here.  Actually, pretty much EVERY holiday between Halloween and New Years is a foodie holiday when you think of it.  Oh sure, Valentines Day has candy and Easter has a feast, but food isn't the first thing you think of when those holidays pop up.  Food DEFINITELY isn't on anyone's mind on St. Patrick's Day!  But between October 31st through January 1st, it's just a nonstop glut fest!  But enough about that, it's now officially Christmas time!  And what better way to celebrate than with some festive Christmas art?  See?  I try think of everything when it come to these posts!  Enjoy...

Did I say festive?  I guess I meant miserable.  This art was part of my #illo_advent effort from 2019, with the overall theme being "Christmas Misery."  I wanna state right here and now that I in fact DO love Christmas, as much as everybody else does.  Having said that, there are a few things about the holidays that can be irritating, with shopping being one of them!  I'm fairly lucky in that I've only had a handful of bad experiences while out Christmas shopping, but I've certainly seen my mom and brother come home from a holiday shopping excursion looking like they were ready to murder something!  It's not always easy to be so holly and jolly when everybody around you acts like they already got coal in their stockings!  Another interesting note about today's art is that it is now available on my RedBubble shop as a Christmas card AND several other products, both wearable and stationary!  So be sure to look up JonsCrazyShirts on RedBubble to pick up this and other CRAZY merchandise!  I'd plug the links on the right side of my blog page, but I don't think they work anymore!

And that's a wrap on November 2022, but fear not!  We've already got a head start on Christmas and will only continue the festive fun from here, so stay "Tooned!"  As I always do this time of year, I once again urge you, dear readers, to help out those less fortunate this holiday season.  Times are tough for so many and it doesn't take much to drop a few cans off at a food bank or a toy at a toy drive.  Even some spare change in a Salvation Army bucket can make a world of difference, so please do your part if you can!  Until next time, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


We've come to the big day!  THANKSGIVING IS HERE!!!  Well, it's here tomorrow actually, but believe me when I say that as of this writing, I'm likely elbow deep in cornbread stuffing right now as I prep things in advance!  It's tough when you got one oven and three other relatives who need to bake things too, hence the reason I work so far in advance.  Seriously, It isn't even Halloween yet as I type this, that's how far ahead I try (And often fail!) to be!

Since it's Wednesday, and everybody might be in need of a break right now, why not see how Tom Turkey handles those devilish Brat Twins?  He's got Billy and Dorothy caught in their own glue trap and a lot of spare time.  What is Tom gonna do?  Scroll down and see!  Enjoy...

Nothing gets your point across quicker than spanking your enemies silly with a plank of wood!  Billy and Dorothy have had nothing but a BUTT-load of trouble with Tom since day one, and now, once again, they are bringing up the REAR!!!  Perhaps next year they'll get to the BOTTOM of things and catch that rascally bird!  That or just keep flying by the SEAT of their PANTS!!!

And thus concludes this year's Tale of Tom Turkey!  I'm sure that goofy bird will be back next year and still on the run from Billy and Dorothy Brat, two really bad kids that just don't ever learn!  In the meantime, we'll be coming back next week to end November on a high note and get Christmas started the CRAZY way!  Until then, take care and be especially safe this week.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Black Friday's the day after.  Some people tend to take things quite far kicking off the Holiday Shopping Season, so just be careful.  And while you're out, maybe consider donating to food, clothing and toy banks this holiday season.  A lot of people need help and it doesn't take much to do it, so try to think of others.  Happy Thanksgiving and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


We've reached it!  The middle of November!  It's weird when there are five Wednesdays in a month, though it does make it somewhat easier as far as spacing out posts goes.  Tomorrow on Twitter, my dear friend Jennifer Cuthbert and I will be hosting the second annual CRAZIES Day Parade, a celebration of all things cartoony and loony!  To follow along, simply type in #CRAZIESDayParade in Twitter's search bar and see all the helium-filled hilarity unfold!  Since you all are so sweet and so loyal, I thought I'd let you, the CRAZYVERSE faithful, get the first look at my entry for the parade!  The above piece is playing off of the always gassy Sap O'possum, while the rest of the Bubble Fox cast try to coral the buoyant marsupial after springing another leak!  It's a mix of traditional and digital art, and pretty obvious which parts are which, but it's all good.  Digital's a great tool for sure, and as a fan of old school comics, I like that I can get a flat color look by simply using the paint bucket tool.  It's pretty much what's gonna happen when Peppertown relaunches in the near future.  But there really is something to be said about busting out actual art supplies like markers and paint and just going at it.  I urge aspiring artists and illustrators to try it all.  The more skills you pick up, the better your art will be!

And now, on to Tom Turkey and the Brat Twins!  Billy and Dorothy set a trap for Ol' Tom, but the wily bird was wise to their shenanigans and sprung a trap of his own!  Will it work, or is that funny fowl finally heading for the oven?  Scroll down and see for yourself!  Enjoy...

Nope, the Brat Twins really are that damn stupid!  And now, they are also sticky!  You'd like to think they would've known better as their father IS the farmer and likely would have mentioned the dollar-a-minute thing in front of them if it were going to happen, but as we've mentioned before, intelligence just ain't their bag!  So now the Brat Twins are caught in their own trap.  What does Tom Turkey have in store for the trapped twosome?  Come back next week and see how it all ends! 

Another week down as we head into Turkey Day itself!  Don't worry too much about overeating though because next week's Tom Turkey finale will help you laugh away the calories, so be sure to come back and check it out!  Until next time, take care, stay safe, donate to a food bank if you can and I'll catch y'all later! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022


We are back yet again!  This is about the time of year I start mailing off any overseas Christmas cards I might have, as foreign mail delivery can take quite awhile, and start shopping for my Thanksgiving supplies.  My menu's fairly modest actually, but gathering ingredients is something I prefer not to dawdle on as anyone who's ever had to make a mad, early Thanksgiving morning dash to an open grocery store can attest to.  The Brat Twins, Billy and Dorothy, are also trying their best to get an early jump on their Turkey Day meal by leaving a trap for that ever tricky Tom Turkey.  He's got a strong record against them so far, but the Terrible Twins seem quite confident about things this year.  Will Tom get stuck in their Turkey Hen made of glue?  Scroll down and see!  Enjoy...

A dollar a minute to eat your weight in sweet corn?  That's certainly better than the dollar a minute I earn sometimes to put rock concerts together!  Much safer too!  The Brat Twins certainly seem interested in it as well!  It's obviously a trap that Tom Turkey has set for them, but the key thing to always remember about Billy and Dorothy is that they are really, REALLY dumb.  After all, who else would be tricked multiple times by a turkey, nature's D student?  We got two traps sprung here, but only will work.  Whose is it?  You'll just have to dangle like the Glue Hen's eye a little while longer to find out, or roughly seven days!

And that's all she wrote for this week, but fear not!  We are halfway through this timeless tale of a battle between halfwits and the next couple of editions will really stick!  So be sure to come back next week and check it out!  In the meantime, take care, stay safe and please donate to a food bank this holiday season.  It doesn't take much.  Until next time, I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Welcome to November CRAZIES!!!  October certainly ended on a weird note.  Now's probably a good time to clean about this.  I had Covid.  Despite all the precautions, it finally got me.  But you know what?  I felt kinda crappy for a few days and then slowly started getting better.  I have ZERO doubt in my mind that the reason it felt more like a cold than pneumonia is because I was vaccinated, though I haven't gotten the most recent booster yet.  Work's been insanely busy and my age group only just recently got approved for it, so timing really was everything in this case.  You can bet your asses though that I'll be getting it as soon as I'm cleared for it and I highly urge you, dear readers, to get your boosters too if you're able to!  They work.  Flat and simple.  I can actually attest to it.  And that concludes the preachy portion of today's post.  Now, on to the fun!

As previously stated, November is here, and you know what that means...  The start of Christmas overkill?  Well, yes, there is that.  But it's also time for my favorite Holiday, Thanksgiving!  Food!  Parades!  Turning leaves!  Hot cider!  The MST3K Turkey Day Marathon!  I love it all!  But there'll be time to celebrate all of that in the coming weeks, as we also must celebrate the return of that Feisty Fowl, Tom Turkey!  Yup, he's back again and still on the run from those pesky Brat Twins!  He left them wallowing in the mud the last time we saw him, but they've cleaned up and seem more determined than ever to get their prized meal in their bellies!  What nefarious plan do they have in store for Ol' Tom this time around?  Scroll down and find out!  Enjoy...

A turkey made of glue?  Really runny glue at that?  I don't think Ol' Tom Turkey's gonna fall for this, even if he hadn't overheard the Brat Twins' plan.  The Wiffle ball eyes are kind of a dead giveaway!  Tom clearly has a plan of his own, but will it be enough to fool Billy and Dorothy?  You'll have to come back next week and see!

That's all for this week, but what a great start, eh?  We'll be coming back next Wednesday to see how this battle of wills plays out between children and beast!  In the meantime, do take care, stay safe and get boosted!  Also, as it is that time of year again, perhaps consider donating to a local food bank this holiday season.  It doesn't take much to help those in need.  Until next time, I'll catch y'all later!