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Monday, July 6, 2015


WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  IT'S HERE!!! COMIC CON IS HERE!!!  Sorry folks, but I'm just really excited for this week!  Not excited about the Hall H chaos, but I'll be avoiding that hornets nest altogether.  Scratch that.  Even hornets are more reasonable than a Hall H crowd!  Point is, I'll be enjoying the finer parts of Comic Con.  You know, the actual COMIC part of it before Hollywood put its finger into things.  But enough of that for now.  First up, heres a pug...

 This simple little sketch was a Sketch Dailies theme if memory serves.  They wanted a pug, so I gave them one!  I do love a good pug!  Such spazzy little dogs.  Perfect breed for cartoons!

And now, on with the show!  Comic Con 2014!  Here we come...

Did they already kill Kenny? 

 Two things that are cool about this:  First time I've ever seen The Shining cosplay at a con, and the dude in the dress is my pal Jeremy!  Worked with him for years and he and his wife are HUGE SciFi junkies!  They had a horror-themed wedding even!

It's Balrog!  One of Street Fighter's most underrated characters!  True story, he was always the character I'd use!

Oh my glob!  It's a Jake cube!  Loved taking part in all the Adventure Time quests they've been doing the last few years!  Hopefully they'll do another one this year! 

If only the movie had shown this much of Godzilla in it!  Still pissed about that crapfest!

Anyone else up of some Dance Magic? 

Damn!  Didn't realize how hard times have actually gotten! 

The mesh face is a hoot but still some awesome Beetlejuice cosplay! 

Where are the Horsemen?  Where is Sting?  Ted Turner still owes me money from Capital Combat '90! 

For those who couldn't get badges, there is still fun to be had at Comic Con, for FREE no less!  The Petco Park parking lot is turned into its own Mini Comic Con that, quite frankly, has proven to be WAY more fun and have cooler swag even! 

Sadly, not all of the offsite activities are free, but by and large most are.  Microsoft's Xbox Lounge does require a badge, but did have some free photo ops outside!  On this inside, my pal Riki actually won a free XboxOne… His SECOND free XboxOne!  Some dudes have all the luck! 



Did I mention how cool some of the outdoor stuff is at Comic Con?  Because it is!  And it's free! 

And finally, Magic Man!  That guy's kind of a jerk!

And so we come to another Comic Con!  2015's edition should be one for the ages and hopefully all will have a fun and safe time.  There are many events going on Downtown.  One such event will be The Third Annual Web Comic Meet-Up!

For several years now, me and cartoonist Jimmy Purcell (Been Better, Book Of Red) have gathered with fellow web tooners and fans alike to share some laughs and food on the first night of Comic Con and this year will be no different!  If you wanna join in, we'll be at the Dublin Square Pub Thursday night between 6-8pm!  For info, check out the event page here!  Hope to see y'all there!

Well folks, that's all for now.  I'll be back next time with a small update because, well, I cue these up in advance and won't have Con pics to share!  Until then, take care, be safe and courteous to others at Comic Con and have a great time!  Oh, and take showers!  It won't kill you to miss an hour each day!  I'll catch y'all next time!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Yeppers folks!  It's Nerd Christmas time again!  And earlier than usual!  I totally forgot that SDCC is two weeks earlier this year and as a result, forgot to start posting past con pics two weeks ago.  So to make up for it, this week and next, I'll be posting EXTRA con pics to get us up to speed!  Pretty cool, eh?  But first, we gotta celebrate our nation's birthday, so here's some more art penciled last year inked for this year!  Enjoy...

It's Uncle Slam y'all!  And he's here to kick some ass!  This theme came from Sketch Dailies who wanted all of us to get patriotic for the 4th Of July!  I decided to update him a bit for modern audiences, just like Michael Bay, but with less explosions, product placements and ruined childhoods!  I also not-so-subtly paid tribute the late great Ultimate Warrior with this piece.  Over the years I poked a lot of fun at the Warrior on this blog.  It was never my intent to mean and hope the lightheartedness came across in those posts.  He was a character in every sense of the word and while yes, he could be controversial, he was still a person and he did make a difference in this world and I'll always be a fan.

And now, it's time for a blast to the past!  Well, 2013 anyway.  On to Comic Con...

 First up, gender-swap Hellboy, er, Hellgirl!  Don't know how she kept the makeup from melting off but she looked awesome!

 Hey!  It's gender-swap High Five Ghost!  Where's Muscleman and Starla?
Why hasn't this team up happened in comics yet? 

 The Ice King stood tall over the Cartoon Network booth in 2013!

Every year at Con, our jolly pals from a certain church show up to preach their ways upon us.  Luckily, some pals from a more progressive church also happen to stand by. 

 Here's yours truly showing off another one of my prized Ultimo Dragon masks!  Poor Mega Bloks.  You'll always be the Pinwheel to Lego's Sesame Street!

At the annual free Nintendo Pavilion, 2013 marked the "Year Of Luigi" for Nintendo.  Much has been said about the Wii U not selling so well.  If you're gonna launch a new console that really isn't much of an improvement over the previous one (itself a gaming benchmark), you should probably use your MAIN STAR as the focal point and NOT his tagalong brother!  There's a reason Mickey Mouse is the figure head of Disney and not Bonkers!  With that said, the Nintendo Pavilion is always a blast to go to!  Great swag!  

Master Yoda was kind enough to loan me some lunch money during the Con.  Generous, he is. 

 The Ghost with the most babe!

Roronoa Zoro and his three blades.  Would you screw with him? 


Oh yeah!  The Sharknado was there! 

 What the hell?!  Barney cosplay?!  That had to be a first!

And we end on Maleficent!  Somehow, I doubt magic and sorcery will get her into Hall H!

OK, that's all for this week.  But never fear!  Next week will feature even MORE Comic Con fun including info on the annual Web Comic Meet-Up hosted by myself and Jimmy Purcell!  In fact, I'll be posting two days early even, so stay "Tooned!"  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Man!  Is June really over already?  Time sure does fly!  Oh well, that's life!  Time marches on, and so does the art!  Enjoy this week's offering…

The theme this time around was "Thumbelina" as suggested by Sketch Dailies.  I'm sure Hans Christian Anderson would roll in his grave if he saw this, but I like to think I gave his princess a very original spin.  At least this one didn't win a Golden Raspberry Award like the Don Bluth adaptation did!  That counts for something, right?

And so ends another month.  Next week, I'll be back with some Patriotic art as well as a visit to Comic Con's past!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Boy do we got a "Scorcher" today!  No, not the weather, although it is mid-June, so it likely is pretty hot right now.  I'm talking about today's artwork!  Grab a bucket of water and enjoy…

Today's theme I clearly remember coming from Sketch Dailies, who suggested a Fire Drake to all the artists.  I was a bit timid to draw this one as large creatures tend to give me trouble, but this one wound up being some of my best art ever.  I'm really starting to love drawing dragons and other fantasy creatures.  They certainly lend themselves to my colorful style.  Hopefully I'll draw some more beasts in the near future.

And so we close out again for the week.  We'll be back next time to end June with a post that's all "Hands!"  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


We're back, and CRAZIER than ever!  Don't believe me?  Then check out the CRAZY art below...

I'm pretty sure this "Mad Scientist" theme was from the Daily Doodle but it could've been Sketch Dailies too.  Frankly it's hard to keep track of them all!  Still, the defining trait that all mad scientists share is super crazy hairdos.  I've long wondered why, and now I have my answer: They all use super crazy hair tonic!  Hey!  One of these guys had to set the bar!  (Ironically enough, I've often been told that I myself am suppose to look like a B Movie mad scientist instead of the relatively average dude that I really DO look like!)

And so ends another week.  We'll be back next time with some art that'll be "Hot" to the touch!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Welcome to June CRAZIES!!!  Can't believe Summer's here already!  It's gonna be pretty insane this year!  Between Comic Con, the San Diego County Fair and Disneyland's 60th Anniversary, I'm not sure how to contain all the excitement I got!  The easiest way, I suppose, is to simply focus on the art I'm posting.  So enjoy...

This theme from the Daily Doodle was one of my personal favorites from last year.  Cat's are such naturally goofy critters.  There are times I think my cat actually believes he's human, so inspiration wasn't too hard to find for this one.  Had a lot of great feedback on it on Twitter too.  Guess we can all relate a little to feline curiosities.

For anyone heading to the San Diego County Fair this year, you'll find a very familiar collection in the Home and Hobby building: MY COLLECTION OF LUCHADORE MASKS!!!  After years of being too timid, I finally entered one of my collections in the fair!  I'm pretty excited about and am looking forward to showing them all off!  I don't have too many details just yet, but the Fair begins on Friday, June 5th (Just two days away!) and runs through July 5th!  Stay tuned to my Twitter feed for updates and pics of my exhibit as well as updates on when I'll actually be at the fair for those who wanna come say hi!  It'll be fun for all!

Well, that's all for this week.  We'll be back next time with some hair-raising art that's sure to make y'all laugh "Madly."  Until, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hey folks!  Gotta surprise final post for the Merry Month of May here, and it's all for a good cause!  You see, I got a pal on Twitter named Bearman and every May he challenges us in the web comic realm to work his likeness or name into a comic or simply even a post and for every one time this happens, he makes a charitable donation!  Talk about an awesome dude?  He's already given tens of thousands of dollars to the those who need it most and pledges to continue this trend for life!  I'm all for charity, so I am happy again to take part in this very worthy cause!  Some of you may remember this same challenge from last year wear with a fairly raunchy Mike And Mindy comic that featured Mindy's coolest bloomers ever!  For this year's toon, I put both a bear AND a man in the comic!  It also helps that the man is in fact Bearman and someone even yells the words "Bear" and "Man."  What can I say?  I like to be thorough!

If you wanna learn more about this challenge or just wanna see some hilarious comic strips, click on the link here to get all the info you need!

Well, that's all for now.  I'll be back on Wednesday to kick off the Summer with some inked and colored goodness!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!