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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

THE INEDIBLE FRY KIDS!!!

Hitting the home stretch here for McDonald's May!  Our next subjects might well be the weirdest inhabitants of McDonaldland.  Who could they possibly be?  Scroll down and find out!  Enjoy...

The Fry Kids, originally the Fry Goblins.  These pompoms with legs and googly eyes were literally just that: Pompoms with legs and googly eyes.  They started out as evil fry thieves, but during McDonald's mid-80's "Friendly Injection" they became the fry kids and even had some girls added to the mix, which simply meant adding eyelashes to a few of the googly eyes.  Nobody will ever accuse McDonald's of not being subtle, that's for sure.  Aside from being easy to draw, I can't really say that there was anything special about the Fry Kids, save for them being the least creepy characters in all of McDonald's lore.  Which actually is saying something!

And so ends another week.  We'll be back next time to finish off May with Big Red himself, so stay "Tooned!"  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

RABBLE RABBLE!!!

We are midway through May!  And the McDonaldland callback continues!  We've seen some heroes so far, but I think it's time we meet some bad guys.  And the Darth Vader of McDonald's lore is on deck today!  So let's have a seat and munch on some McNuggets while we launch into today's post!  Enjoy...

We all know who this deviant creep is, largely because McDonald's brought him back a few years ago and REALLY focused on the "deviant" aspect before sending him packing again.  Yup, this week we spotlight the Hamburglar!  Despite the fact that hamburgers grew in vine-like patches in McDonaldland, and thus could've been legally harvested by anyone for free, the Hamburglar always chose to steal his food because, well, the dude obviously had some issues.  Whether it was the thrill of the chase or the fact that he was just plain cheap, the Hamburglar was rarely successful in his pursuit of burgers and it was often out of sheer pity he got any food at all!  I chose the second incarnation of the Hamburglar for my art because, well, the other two were just plain creepy.  The original hamburglar looked like a mutant rat with a bad Halloween mask, while the third, more recent one, looked like he should be on a certain list!  I'd say what his nickname was among fans, but I try to keep this blog family-friendly!  So childlike second Hamburglar it was!

And that's all for now.  We'll be back next week with some characters that I'm sure were made on the fly after a prop man had the most random objects imaginable thrown his way before a commercial shoot!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

BIG MAC'S BIG JUSTICE!!!

We are back!  It's Week 2 of our trip down memory lane with the fun inhabitants of the legendary McDonaldland!  Once again, the Daily Doodle had a fun theme of McDonaldland characters (that I actually helped inspire) a few years ago and now I'm going back and inking those old sketches and posting them here for your amusement!  I got something BIG planned for today, so let's jump right in!  Enjoy...

McDonaldland had its fair share of hooligans over the years, but all eventually faced the wrath of Chief Big Mac!  This brave soul risked life, limb AND skull to keep the streets safe from from rogues looking to steal food or quite possible eat him!  I mean, seriously: His head is a giant Big Mac!  You think no one ever thought of trying to eat his head at some point?  I'm not exactly sure what was in the water over there in McDonaldland to give us all these human/hamburger hybrids, but they sure do manage to do some big things in life!  Mayors, police chiefs...  Was the McDonaldland City Attorney a McDLT?  I try not to eat at McDonald's too often, but I gotta admit that every so often, a Big Mac attack hits and I gotta get me one or two or ten!  Those damn things are addictive!

And so ends another week of burger memories.  I'll be back next time with a rabblerouser who's gone through some changes over the years but always has the same goal in mind.  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WHAT A CHEESY MAYOR!!!

Welcome to May CRAZIES!!!  And welcome back Blog Toons!  I know it's been a while since I posted original art here, but what can I say?  WonderCon's that big and I have some really amazing friends out there who decided to cheer me up one day.  I had to spotlight them all!  But hey!  It's art time!  So lets jump back in with some delicious (Depending on how you look at fast food) subjects!  Enjoy...

Aw, Mayor McCheese.  The colorful,  Ed Wynn-voiced, cheeseburger-headed Mayor of McDonaldland!  Many kids today likely aren't aware of the fact that McDonald's, along with many other fast food joints, had mascots once upon a time.  They laughed, played and enticed us to come eat at their establishments and apparently helped contribute to the obesity epidemic.  Apparently a clown and a man born with a burger for a head are responsible for our own bad dining choices we willingly make, but that's neither here nor there!  McDonaldland was a fun, vibrant world where hamburgers grew in patches, apple pies grew on trees and freakishly large talking birds delivered breakfast right to your bed!  And it was all ruled over by the man above, the honorable Mayor McCheese!  No one knows exactly how he came to power or why he continually runs unopposed every election, but his track record speaks for itself.  During his terms, Captain Crook and Grimace both renounced their evil ways while Hamburglar attacks have decreased significantly!   Yup, this guy's a rarity amongst politicians: Honest and fair!  Mayor McCheese was actually a little before my time, but I always remember seeing him and other characters at the playgrounds at most McDonald's I went to.  This month's theme came about after the Daily_Doodle overheard a few of us reminiscing about old McDonald's commercials one day and they decided to make a whole week of it!  So this month is McDonald's May!  All the fast food fun minus the fast food guilt!  Sweet deal, eh?

And thus concludes today's post!  We'll back next week with a cop who dishes out BIG justice to the scum of McDonaldland!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

VIVA BUBBLE FOX, PART 2!!!

We are back!  And it's not only the last post in April (Man does time fly!), but it's also my birthday of all days!  I'm honestly not certain how many times I had a blog entry post on my actual birthday, but it's enough that I'm likely gonna be tracing back now just to see if I did and just how many times I did!  The things that keep me up at night sometimes!  Anyway, last week I talked about the great Viva Bubble Fox Day event that Kim Belding and Chris Gobbet surprised me with back in February.  Well, one post simply wasn't enough to handle all of that awesome art, so here's the rest of the spectacular Bubble Fox/Mike & Mindy/Peppertown fan art I received!  Once again, I'll leave the commentary to you fine folks as we see just how wonderful and giving the web comic community can really be.  Enjoy...

Josh Davenport

Keri Johnson

Kim Belding

Lana Le

Mat Washburn

 Michael Schreder

Michelle Reuster

 Mike Swaim

 Nora Surojegin

 Pat Sandy

 Peter Delgado, Jr.
 "Big" Peter Rasmussen

 PJ Day

 Poppy Dandelion

Ryan Klassen

 Saad Azim

Scott Warren

Shannon O'Brien

Tim Green

Todd

 Valentina Bandera

Warren Frantz

Vince Dorse

And there you have it!  Thank you all so much for the wonderful fan art you surprised me with!  I am still stunned to have gotten so many!  As an cartoonist, especially a web cartoonist, you never really know who all is reading your work or if it ever really makes an impact.  It's more or less something we do for the love of the game sort of speak.  To have something like this happen at a time when things were looking a bit bleak, it really strengthens my faith and makes me realize I do have friends who care about me and that maybe my silly drawings of inflatable foxes and warring kids and wedgie monsters really have made a difference in people's lives.  This art sure made a difference in my life and I'll be eternally grateful to Kim and Chris for doing this for me and for the many artists who took time out of their insanely busy lives I'm sure to make me feel better about things.  I can't thank y'all enough for being the good people that y'all are.

And that's all she wrote for April.  Next week, the Blog Toons FINALLY return after a long hiatus!  In the mean time though, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

VIVA BUBBLE FOX, PART 1!!!

Something truly amazing happened to me back in February.  It's no real secret I guess that life in recent months hasn't been as great as it could be in the World of CRAZY.  Some days, things were just eating at me something fierce.  My dear pal, Kim Belding, is often the one I talk to when I'm feeling low, and he always manages to lift my spirits.  Never did I imagine he had more than just some kind words planned for me one particular day!  It started innocently enough one night as I began getting fan art Tweeted into my timeline.  By the next day, I'd gotten so many tweets, it literally crashed my app!  I'm still blown away by the gesture that so many pals were willing to take the time to draw my characters in their amazing styles!  Mere words aren't enough to express my gratitude, so I thought I'd just take some time to showcase their work here!  I won't do any running commentary.  Just look and experience the same pure joy and amazement that I got out of these wonderful pieces of art.  Enjoy...

 Aaron Stines

Alison Rasmussen

Amanda El-Dweek

 Andrew Fraser

Anthony Moorin

Ben Starzec

Charles Brubaker

Chris Gobbet

Crispin Wood

Dana Atnip

Ian Martin

David Buist

Debbie Perry

Donna McKay

Eline Wagemaker

Esa Holopainen

Fox Layng

Geoff Smith

Howard Stacy

James Boyd

 
 James Point Du Jour

 Jerry Brown

 Joe Flanders

Jordan Smith

This is only half of what I got!  Next week, we'll see the rest of the wonderful fan art I got from so many amazing pals in the world of comics!  I again give mad thanks to Kim Belding for organizing this wonderful day and Chris Gobbet for promoting it and rounding up the troops!  You guys are the best!  Anyhoo, we'll be back next week for a CRAZY April sendoff on my birthday no less!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!