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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


We're back!  And Shipwreck welcomes you to Week 2 of our WonderCon 2018 Countdown!  I don't know about you, but I could sure use some Cosplay awesome right now, so let's dive on in!

Today, we set the Wayback Machine to 2013, so strap in and hold on tight!  Enjoy...

I honestly don't understand why so many people find clowns to be terrifying.  This jolly old soul looks like a load of laughs!

If this guy and his toy monkey had been cast as the leads, Oz The Great And Powerful probably would've been a lot more enjoyable!

WonderCon 2013 was the year of Adventure Time!  Everywhere I looked, it was million Finns and Fionas!  Not a bad show to spread word of.  What was the second most popular cosplay of the con?...

My Little Pony!  Although Doctor Who fans certainly made their presence felt too!  I give credit where credit is due.  I never in a million years would've thought this pony thing would get so big.  The craze seems to be dying off now, but in 2013, AT and MLP were everywhere!

WonderCon that year fell on Easter Sunday, so it was only natural that the main man himself would stop by for an appearance!  And yes, I always felt guilty for being at a con on a holy day!

I guess it's time to confess that in the past, I had a run in with Cookie Monster and things turned ugly fast.  You just don't touch a man's Double Stuff Oreos and NOT expect him to react!  Cookie came by looking for more trouble and, well...  I had to handle things.  Again!  "C" is for cookie, yes, but "A" is for ass whoopin'!  Stay away from my Oreos, Muppet!

Rainbow Brite showed up to plug her new book that she was releasing that year, Toy Box Confessional!  Gotta say, didn't realize how seedy The Pits really were!

Somebody may wanna call Arkham and see if some cells are empty.

Nice to see these three getting along!

These two were on a mission from God!

Some people wear their love on their sleeve...  LITERALLY!!!

Wesley and Buttercup!  They were looking for a six-fingered man for a friend of theirs!

Zombie Princesses!  When you're this close to Disneyland, you're bound to see a few of them, albeit usually more lively!

And we'll end things today with the Secret Of The Ooze Shredder!  Love the detail he put into the helmet!

And that was WonderCon 2013!  A very fun show that saw decent sales and a bunch of pals come by, so I actually had a chance to go walk around for a bit!  It's funny how much of a blur it all is now.  Doesn't feel like it was five years ago.

And that's it for today.  We'll be back next week with a look back at WonderCon 2014 and some info on where to find me at WonderCon 2018, since it is next week!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Welcome to March my CRAZIES!!!  It's that time of year again!  The weather's warming, the birds are coming back and the nerds are emptying their piggy banks!  That's right folks, WonderCon 2018 is on the horizon!  It's become a bit of a tradition here at the CRAZYVERSE to take some time to spotlight past cons in the month of a major show, and this year is no exception.  Between WonderCon and WizardWorld, I've spent eight of the last nine years taking a week off to head to Anaheim and play tourist for a bit, and it's been worth every penny spent!  So get comfy, because the next six weeks will be spent taking a look back at the fun of the past!

To kick things off, we head back to 2012, my first trip to WonderCon!  Enjoy...

Captain America and Bucky make the rounds in the lobby.  Best place to find good cosplay is in the lobby of the hotel/convention center the con is at.

It's the Ice King's fan fiction come to life!

Bounty Hunters.  We DO need that kind of scum here!

Captain Eo came to spread the beauty of music throughout WonderCon!

These ladies were looking for a watermelon to smash!

And the winner for most obscure cosplay goes to the cheerleader from Daria!

Let's get dangerous!!!

Movie goers may love Deadpool, but his colleagues in the funny pages sure don't!

A con just ain't a con until Big Bird shows up!

And speaking of Big Bird, this bootleg Star Wars/Sesame Street crossover shirt was just too awesome NOT to get a picture of!  Oddly enough, Big Brd's not on it!

Batman Forever  Twoface.  The costume's cool at least!

As you might have guessed, these two were pretty popular in the exhibit hall.

Zap Brannigan always shoots first and never asks questions!

And who better to end it on than the Joker?

And that was WonderCon 2012.  Anaheim's first foray into WonderCon also marked my debut as an exhibitor.  It was such a trip being behind the table for the first time.  It was a scary but fun experience.  Also kind of boring.  It's hard to sit back and watch everyone else walk around!  This likely mark's the last time I'll post any 2012 pics as I'm sadly starting to run out of good ones!  You can only post so many random group shots and stray R2-D2's before it gets old!

And that's it for this week.  We'll be back next time with a look back at WonderCon 2013!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


The time has come to send another February packing.  But don't be sad!  Spring is coming soon along with a new set of festivities!  Not to mention, SHAMROCK SHAKES ARE BACK!!!  Think I'm gonna gulp one down while y'all read the post.  Enjoy...

You really gotta watch out for those Wacky Wolves.  They tend to be VERY unpredictable!  This was another combined Daily Doodle theme that came about after work likely kept me from being able to do one of them separately.  And the themes were literally a turtle drinking tea and a wacky wolf, so I just ran with it!  With wolves' natural huffing and puffing abilities, it just seemed like right that this wacky wolf would puff himself up.  And honestly, what turtle isn't regal?  I get the feeling these two will pop up in Bubble Fox someday.  They have a lot of personality!

 And hey hey!  Kim Belding has gifted us another piece of fan art, featuring the lovely, proper and VERY intense Mindy!

This came about after Kim commented on some Twitter art I did that Mindy's posture was off.  I jokingly gave him a hard time about it and the next day, Kim surprised me with this fan art of Mindy really taking it to Picpak Dog!  Poor Picpak.  He's been inflated more times than the Goodyear Blimp at this point, but darn it!  He makes a really good balloon!  It angered Mindy enough to break her silence even!  Thanks again Kim for the fan art and always being a good sport.  It was great to post some new Mike & Mindy art in their anniversary month again.

And that's all she wrote for February.  Next month starts the countdown to WonderCon 2018, so the art will be going on a break for six weeks as we bring you loads of pics from WonderCon's wonderful past!  So strap on your Jedi costume and come on back for some comic convention fun!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Wow!  Halfway through February already?  Wild how fast time flies, especially through the only month that can be perfectly divided up into four weeks!  But enough math.  You didn't come here to learn.  You came for some art and I plan to deliver!  Enjoy...

This snake has really coiled around his fashion beliefs!  This was another of the Daily Doodle's alliteration themes, this time featuring a Scarfed Snake.  Of course, I had to make it a little more fun than that, so I put an ascot on him instead!  It's kind of a scarf, isn't it?  Depending on the snake, I doubt any would really care or notice if you put a scarf on them.  Aside from the venomous ones, most snakes are fairly sedate and would probably just slither out of it!

And that's all for today.  We'll be back next time to close out February with some inspired wackiness!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


And we're back!  Got a couple of things to show you today!  So let's skip the banter and move right on to the art, shall we?  Enjoy...

Uh oh!  A creature that big loaded with insanely gassy foods that close to a lit flame can be downright dangerous!  This was another Daily Doodle theme and it simply said draw a bear and a duck.  Once again, I'm not sure what my thought pattern was with this one, but it got some pretty big laughs and led to these two eventually appearing in a Bubble Fox storyline as Dr. Duck Daring and Trouble B. Bruin!  The story was a hit and I owe it all to this insanely wild piece!

And now for the special surprise!  It's been a while since we celebrated it here, but February does mark the anniversary of the launch of the CRAZYVERSE, which began in 2014 with nothing more than a couple of monthly comics and a whim.  Fast forward eight years later, it now spans five comic series, three websites, a Twitter page, four books (With a fifth coming) and a clothing line!  Even I never thought I'd spread my ambitions that far!  It truly has been loads of fun doing this all these years and what a pleasant surprise it was when my dear pal, Kim Belding, sent me this comic to celebrate Mike & Mindy's anniversary!  Nobody gets my characters the way Kim does, so it's always a thrill to get a toon from him!  Enjoy...

Mike and Mindy always had an interesting love/hate relationship with each other, but I'm very curious to see how things work out between the sink and the squirting flowers!  Only a mind as wild as Kim's could've come up with something this hilarious!  Someday I might just sell M&M to him.  Who else could make it work this great?  Thanks again Kim for the comic and for remembering my kids!

That's all for now.  We'll back next time with a very stylish reptile who knows his scarves!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Welcome to February y'all!  Pretty exciting times ahead!  Black Panther comes out this month and the Oscars are just a few weeks away!  Not to mention, we're little over a month away from the first big con of the year, WonderCon!  But more on that as the weeks progress.  It's time for some art!  Enjoy...

Not sure why the Pig felt that a Penguin would be a noble steed, but that Rabbit's gone, porky!  This theme came about after I missed a couple of Daily Doodle themes that seemed to center around alliteration, one of which was "Rollerskating Rabbit" and the other being something about a pig and a penguin.  All I can really remember about it was that I combined the themes and for some reason I made the pig an antagonist riding the penguin.  I'm sure scientists are dying to study my brain someday after I kickoff to see just what the hell is going on in there!

And that's all for this week!  We'll be back next time for a special post as it also contains some special CRAZY fan art!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


WOOOOOOOOO!!!  January's done y'all!  This month just rolled right along, didn't it?  Hopefully all is well and everyone's ready for February.  But since there's still one day left, may as well finish off January right.  Enjoy...

Stay off his lawn, er, sand!  He's got eight arms and ain't afraid to use them!  This mad mollusk is the result of a hilarious Daily Doodle theme of an "Elderly Octopus!  This is another one that I just kinda ran with and had a blast drawing.  Sea critters are always fun to work with.  Their shapes, colors and movements make them an artists' dream!  Octopi in particular are cartoon naturals, much like jellyfish!  Perhaps it's time I work one into Bubble Fox?

And that's all she wrote for January!  One month down, 11 more to go!  Be sure to come back next week for more CRAZY antics in a new CRAZY month!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


And we all float on...  Is it me or is January just a straight up drag?  Every other month is much more fun and festive.  At least we're almost through.  And hey!  Today's the 24th!  That means only 11 more months until Christmas Eve!  And before I catch any flack, let's be honest here.  How many of you were thinking that as well?  How many of you still have your lights up even?  Yeah, that's what I thought!  Anyway, y'all don't wanna hear me pine for the holidays.  Y'all wanna see some art (I hope), so let's get to it!  Enjoy...

I'm not gonna lie.  Lobster is so damn delicious!  But man do I hate the way they're cooked.  It just seems like such a harsh way to go.  Surely there's a more humane way to handle it.  If it's any consolation to the red crustaceans, at least they're really expensive!  I honestly can't remember whether this was for Sketch Dailies or the Daily Doodle, but I had a lot of fun drawing it.  At least the Lobster is content with his life and his fate!

And that's all for this week!  One more to go and we can call it for January, so be sure to come back next week and see how it all ends!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Here we go again!  Middle of January!  Hopefully all is going well for you, dear readers.  And for myself because, hey, we all need a win every now and then, right?  Anyway, enough with the jibber jabber, it's time for some art!  Enjoy...

Better watch out for this maniacal marsupial!  He means business!  This week's theme was from Sketch Dailies way back when.  Their themes tend to target an older crowd, but every so often they hit upon a simple idea that all can enjoy and this was one of them.  The theme was "Karate Koala."  Doesn't get much more simple than that!  Couldn't help but think of an old episode of The Simpsons while drawing this, so I added the "Game Over Mate!" line for added chuckles!

And that's all for today!  We're halfway through the first month of 2018, but now's not the time to celebrate.  We still got two weeks of art to laugh at!  The countdown continues next week, so be sure to come back!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all next time!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Here we go again!  Week 2 and counting!  Got some fun art to present today, so why not dive right in, keyword here being "Dive!"  Anyhoo, enjoy...

Jellyfish of Jugglefish?  You decide!  This is another one from the Daily Doodle, who's theme of "Juggling Jellyfish" I clearly remember this time!  I had a lot of fun working on this one.  Simple as it is, it's just a real delight.  Jellyfish are cartoon naturals, like living water balloons!  And I don't see the Boss Jellyfish doing his part!  What a slouch!

And that's all for today.  We'll be back next time with some Thunder from down Under!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Welcome to the New Year my CRAZIES!!!  With so much potential yet to be discovered, let's skip all the dull stuff and get right into this week's art, shall we?  I mean, after three straight months of nonstop, holiday/seasonal art, I'm sure y'all are ready for something a normal for a change!  Enjoy...

These beetles are having the time of their lives!  I mean, if I was near a giant bowl of ice cream, I'd feel like I was in Heaven too!  This piece was done several years ago for the Daily Doodle.  I can't recall the exact theme, but do believe it was something along the lines of "Do something fun with beetles!"  Beetles and ice cream are always fun, so I ran with it!  I really wanted this piece to be as colorful as possible.  The New Year should be bright and cheery, and I vow to bring as much bright color into the lives of my fans as possible this year!  Think of me as a modern Rainbow Brite, only older.  And a dude.  And without a convenient magical belt to do all the work for me.  And without two arch enemies so inept they make the Wet Bandits look like the Good Fellas by comparison.  Hmmm...  I'm nothing like Rainbow Brite.  Guess I should've put more thought into this analogy.  Okay, think of me as Gallagher, but with markers instead of watermelons!  That works, right?

And that's all for the first week of the year!  We got 51 more to go after this, so hopefully things will only get better from here on out.  Anyway, we'll be back next week with new art that'll have have you juggling for joy!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!