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Wednesday, April 18, 2018


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!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


FINALLY!!!  My WonderCon 2018 review is finally here!  And only a mere three weeks AFTER WonderCon actually happened!  It was a very wild week folks.  Had a lotta fun with friends and fans alike!  But enough teasing.  Y'all have waited a long time for this, so here we go!  Enjoy...

Glad to see they had the right briefcase this time!

For the first time ever, Ferngully cosplay!

After years of successful offsites at cons such as San Diego Comic Con and DragonCon in Atlanta, WonderCon decided to offer some free fun to those without badges as well as AMC TV offered a sneak peek at their show, The Terror.  And it was great!  Or at least, it would've been had AMC talked with Convention Center security about badge perimeters!  Since it was set within an area of the Center's promenade where only badge holders had access, only con attendees could experience it, despite being advertised as being open to EVERYONE.  Oh well, maybe next year they can work things out.  And for those who're bummed they didn't get to experience it, just put on Titanic and have a friend shower you with soap foam.  Pretty much the same thing!

Beetlejuice and Lydia!  One of MANY I saw over the weekend!  These two were particularly fun in that they told me to keep an eye out for their Saturday cosplay.  What did they have in store?  Well...

Oh yeah!  Barb and Adam!  These two totally killed it at WonderCon!  It was great to see Beetlejuice get so much love given that 2018 marks its 30th anniversary.  I guess a lot of cosplayers felt the same way.  Beetlejuice and Lydia were easily the most popular cosplay of WonderCon 2018!

I often wonder how many Waldo cosplayers walk into cons thinking they'll be the only ones there dressed as Waldo?

Another con first!  Clueless cosplay!  Everything's got a fandom these days!

The Undertaker!  This dude was huge too!  Easily 6'10"!  Always stoked to see some wrestling cosplay, and there was quite a bit of it this year as you'll see later!

This big dog was a real loverbug!  And a giant!  It was a pitbull-St. Bernard mix!

It's Stone Trek!  Totally dig the caveman phaser!


These dude were totally excellent to each other!

The modern stone age family!  The Flintstones was my dad's favorite cartoon, so it was particularly special to me to see Fred and pals at WonderCon.


The Master would approve!

One Jareth and Toby was pretty cool...

But TWO Jareths and Tobys?  Talk about wild odds?!?  And no, this wasn't planned!  These two didn't even know each other!  Great minds, eh?

Gruffi and Sunny Gummi were bouncing here and there and everywhere after I recognized them!  They even gave me some Gummy Bears for knowing!

Freakazoid and The Mask dance to the Rumba Beat in another one of those right-place-at-the-right-time kind of moments that only seem to happen at cons.  These guys didn't know each other, but when they spotted each other, they busted into an impromptu dance number!  It was great!

We end with some Rick & Morty fans showing their love to the show that brought Szechuan Sauce back!  Tiny Rick approves!

And that was that!  Let me say this was an insanely hard post to do.  I took over 200 pictures at WonderCon last month, so whittling it down to a mere 21 pics for this post wasn't easy.  Luckily, I got at least 12 more years of posts out of this, so they'll all be seen eventually.  It was a great time for all and I probably made more impulse purchases than I've ever made at any other con, even SDCC!  'Course, my pal Matt easily topped any of my purchases, but that's his story to tell!  It was great to walk around, see some booths and catch up with many pals.  I just wish it hadn't passed by so fast.  But hey, we're less than a year away from WonderCon 2019!  I'm already prepping!

And that's a wrap on all things WonderCon this year!  Hope y'all enjoyed delving into the CRAZY past for a few weeks.  For those of you that love the con pics and are sad to see them go, fear not.  My SDCC coverage begins in June!  So brace yourselves!  Next week will see the start of a very special double post that came about after some dear pals decided to cheer me up one day, so be sure to come on back!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Welcome to April CRAZIES!!!  Yup!  Spring is in full bloom here in the world of CRAZY.  I'm still in con mode despite the fact that WonderCon ended two weeks ago, but hey, that's just the way the schedule worked out this time around!  So, let's say we continue our trek down memory and get back into the glory that is WonderCon Anaheim, shall we?  2017, last year's show has come to the plate and boy is it swinging for the fences!  Enjoy...

 You know the show's gonna be off to a great start when Stinky Pete is the first Cosplay you see!

Watch out for this kid.  He seems a bit possessed for a Good Guy!

Jedi and the Beast!  Belle was clearly the Cosplay champ at last year's show, inspiring many costumes, including quite a few spirited variants, like the one above.  Disney owns all of this now, so it's canon, right?

And the award for the most creative use of a Rascal Scooter goes to the lady about to plow into Starlord!  She's still a better pilot than old Rex at least!

Gender-swap Labyrinth!  Last year I saw a lot of Jareth cosplay at cons, which is great because David Bowie was great!  His legacy should always be celebrated!


I was gonna point out this awesome D.Va cosplay from Overwatch until I noticed that hilarious Easter Egg in the background while selecting pics!  No idea if that was original recipe or extra-crispy in the bucket!

Whoa dudes!  Like, totally excellent Bill and Ted cosplay!

Steampunk Ursula and King Triton!  Love the detail they put into these costumes!

Best thing about these conventions?  They always give old pals a chance to cross paths again.

Princess Peach was great at avoiding turtle shells, but not so great at avoiding other con-goers!  There were a lotta hurt toes!

Pearl and Rose!  They danced the day away!

Great Scott!  Doc Brown's photobombing!

It's Tiny Rick and Old Rick!  WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!!!

Sorry Rufio, but the show's over for this week!

And that was WonderCon 2017!  It was the first time I went and didn't exhibit, which felt odd at first, but in the end, I'm glad I just walked around.  Tabling at cons, especially big ones, can be expensive and stressful.  It was nice to just relax and stroll around and browse.  And best of all?  Look at all these awesome cosplay pics I got!  I had a hard time picking which ones to post this week!  All in all, it was a great weekend!

That's all for this week folks.  We'll be back next time to wrap up the WonderCon Countdown with a look at this year's show!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!