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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Welcome back CRAZIES!  Are we really past the midway point in January already?  My how time flies!  Anyway, it's a new week which means some new art is here!  So let's dive in, or jump in this case, and take a look!  Enjoy...

Hey!  You bugs stop that!  One of you are bound to get hurt!  This fun theme was another one from the Daily Doodle that simply said to have some fun with the letter B.  I love drawing bugs so decided to toss a few on a bed!  'Course, real bed bugs are much smaller and would actually be a really BAD thing to have roaming around in your sheets!  For the sake of the art, I turned them into beetles.  Very colorful ones!

And that does it for another week.  We'll be back next time to close out January with some very gassy, er, classy art!  Until then, take care and I'll catch yall later!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


And we're back!  Hope y'all are having a wonderful 2017 so far.  We're only a few days in here, but it never hurts to ask!  Anyway, the Labyrinth love continues this week with a character who's only in one scene and yet for many, steals the whole movie!  So let's jump right in, shall we?  Enjoy...

"No, I said 'ELLO, but 'at's close enough!"  One of the best lines in the movie!  The Worm was such a funny character despite such a brief appearance.  Monty Python star Terry Jones wrote the film, and the older I got, the more I really picked up on just how many Python tropes made the cut!  The Worm is a good example of this but probably the most blatant examples of Python humor in Labyrinth are the Shaft of Hands, the Lying Door Guards and the Warning Statues.  Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Terry Gilliam had a small hand in this film too, although it's never been confirmed.  I really loved coloring this one.  The Goblin City itself is so dark and grungy and yet filled with so many brightly colored creatures!  It's a contrast that worked really well on screen.  Henson and artist Brian Froud had some great color schemes picked for the characters of Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.  I can't stress enough how important colors can be to a film.  I'd go into more detail, but it's a lecture's-length topic for me!  Sadly, I can't recall doing any more Labyrinth art.  Either the themes were few or I was busy at work.  Perhaps down the road, I'll draw some other characters.

And that's all for now.  I'll be back next time with some bugs that really know how to get moving!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


What's up CRAZIES!  We're back with a new post on a new day in a new week in a new month in a brand spanking new year!  That's a whole lotta new we're talking about here!  We all know by now what a difficult year 2016 was.  But this is a new slate.  Will there be bumps in the road?  Most certainly.  There always is.  But hey, it's nothing we can't handle, right?  We'll get through it all and together, make 2017 the best ever!  So let's put aside the past and start fresh!  After all, we're only a few weeks away from the start of the con season!

Anyhoo, that's enough banter.  It's time for some art! Enjoy...

Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite films and one of Jim Henson's greatest masterpieces for sure.  When the Daily Doodle did a few themes devoted to the movie a while back, I knew I had to join in!  The first theme was Ludo, the gentle giant who controls rocks.  Ludo was a character I could really relate to as a kid because, like me, he was big, slow and just wanted peace.  Years later, I would have a giant boxer dog named Buddy who exhibited many of these same traits.  Most giants are gentle souls.

Well, that's all for today.  We'll be back next time with another character from Labyrinth to hopefully help make the transition to 2017 a little smoother.  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Another year is about to pass and one I think a lot of us are happy to see go away.  I won't go into details about the obvious stuff.  We all got mixed emotions about that.  2016 will always be a mixed bag for me.  From a working standpoint, it was actually my best year ever.  After 13 years I finally reached the middle rung of the stagehand ladder.  There's still a lot of climbing to do though and a challenge I'm ready to take.  Creatively speaking I think I did some of my best work yet.  Granted, it's really more subjective than that, but I'm still happy with the art I made, and that's what matters most in the end.  The big black cloud that looms over for me is matters with the family.  My father suffered a severe stroke back in January and has not been recovering as well as we had hoped he would.  I've made peace with my father's past and the actions that brought him down his rocky path, but it doesn't really make things any easier.  All I can really do is pray for his comfort and recovery.

So yeah, 2016 wasn't a very good year, but you know what?  2017 is a clean slate!  So let's put all the bad behind us and make it a year to remember!  In a good way!  Lot's of good, CRAZY, art is heading your way in the next 12 months, so be ready for it!

Anyway, that's all for 2016!  We'll be back next time with a NEW year, NEW art and a NEW beginning!  Take care y'all and have a safe, fun and Happy New Year!  Catch y'all later!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Christmas is this weekend?!?  GAH!!!  Why must time speed up the older we get?  It just ain't fair I tells ya!  Pepper the Dragon has already opened his gifts but hopefully y'all will be a little more patient these next few days.  I'll keep it short today since it's likely very busy for all of us this week.  Travel, shopping, cooking, gift wrapping...  It's all a part of what makes Christmas such a wild and worthwhile experience!

Well, that's all for now.  I wanna wish all of you a very safe, wonderful and Merry Christmas!  May the day be fun and full of family, friends, food and presents!  And please, since there's still time, help out those that are in need.  Every little bit helps!  Take care y'all and again, Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Good Heavens!  Is Christmas really next week?  I must stop blogging and get all my gifts wrapped!  There's so little to do and so much time to do it in!  Wait, strike that, reverse it!  Anyway, since we're all very busy, let's get to the art!  Enjoy...

This is why you NEVER leave a partridge in a pear tree!  They're birds!  All those things do is eat!  Now I can't make any pear cider thanks to that bloated feather brain!  Oh well.  At least he isn't in my apple tree.  This was the last of the Daily Doodle "12 Days of Christmas" themes from a while back.  If memory serves, I did six or so of their 12 themes.  I think I might just go back and do the last few themes next year so my mind will be at ease!  This one was fun to draw.  Birds are cartoon naturals, so it's always a blast to draw them!  Oddly enough, I've never seen a wild partridge before.

Well, another week is down as Christmas approaches.  We'll be back next time with some super adorable art to celebrate the big day!  In the meantime please help out those that are less fortunate.  Food, toys, clothes...  There's always a need for them, so give today and help make the Holidays happy for all!  Take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Well folks, we are now full on into the month of December!  Christmas is coming fast, as his the end of the year!  We still got a little time left to end 2016 on high note, so let's get right to it, shall we?  Enjoy...

Poor turtles.  They just wanna get in on some of the seasonal fun too!  Think about it.  These poor reptiles spend the holidays buried in mud until the Spring thaw.  Can you blame them for wanting a little merriment in their amazingly-long lives?  Today's art came from the Daily Doodle's "12 Days of Christmas" theme a while back.  Wasn't able to do all of them, but the ones I did have time for were a lot of fun.  And I relish the opportunity to draw a good turtle or two, so I was in when they said draw two turtle doves!  And yes, that's me making a rare cartoon cameo in this piece!  And never fear folks.  Real me would never yell at turtles.  I'd invite them in for some holiday treats!

And so concludes another week of the Christmas Rush.  We'll be back next time with a look at a pear tree that was visited by a hungry partridge!  As the holidays push closer, I'd like to once again urge all of you to please think of others this Christmas.  Food banks and toy drives are always in need this time of year and every little bit helps, so donate today!  On that note, take care and I'll catch y'all later!