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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


We are back and better than ever!  How do I know this?  Because my Better-Than-Everometer" told me so!  We've almost reached the end of the Yellow Brick Road, but one obstacle still stands in our way; literature's original badass, the Wicked Witch of the West!  So let's dive in cannonball-style and splash her away!  Enjoy...

And here I thought red went with everything!  It's always been a sticking point with me over how the witch was killed.  A simple drop a water causes witches to melt!  If I were Dorothy or her pals, I would've been super pissed to have gone through all of that only to find out we could've spit on her in Munchkinland and been done with it all!  And further more, shouldn't Glinda or the Wizard have known that she was easy to kill?  The Wicked Witch of the West's death should've been the dead giveaway that the Wizard was a fraud!  And also, why the hell would you wanna wear a pair a shoes made of solid gemstones?!?  They couldn't possibly be comfortable?  Not to mention, their street value could've made the witch a millionaire!  Who cares about Dorothy and pals when you're rich?  Wow!  Those are some huge plot holes that need filling in!

And that's all for today!  One more post to go in our Oz countdown, so be sure to come back next week to meet a kid who's gonna need a bit of counseling once she gets back to Kansas!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


And we're back!  Midway through May and still off to see the Wizard!  Today we meet a cat who's afraid of his own shadow, the Cowardly Lion!  Why is he always so scared?  I'm gonna go out on a limb and say traumatic childhood experience.  But enough with the phony diagnosis.  I'm not Dr. Phil after all!  Let's get on with the show!  Enjoy...

Hmmm...  Well, it's either a traumatic childhood experience or he's just a straight up wuss!  The Cowardly Lion has long been a favorite among the Oz faithful, maybe because he makes us feel better about our own insecurities?  Regardless, it's not an Oz art month without him, so laugh, if you will, at his irrational fear of everything!

Another week down!  We'll be back next time with a look at a woman whose desire to steal a pair very impractical shoes leads her down a steep slope of self-destruction!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Welcome back CRAZIES!!!  Our trek down the Yellow Brick Road continues with the original Iron Man, the one and only Tin Woodsman, or Tinman for those that only watched the movie.  So let's cut the chit chat and dive right in!  Enjoy...

I don't think that heart's gonna work dude.  On the plus side, studies prove that dark chocolate IS good for the heart, so maybe Tinman's on to something?  I chose to go with the book depiction of the Tinman because I always found that version of him to be more whimsical.  As much as I love the classic MGM film, I always felt the Tinman's look was a bit of a let down compared to the Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion.  These days, it'd be done with computers, although 1985's Return To Oz achieved the effect through puppetry created by the group that would eventually become the Jim Henson Creature Shop.

And that's all for today!  We'll be back next time with a big cat that's sorely lacking a little bit of courage.  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


It's March!  Can't believe we are two months into 2017 already!  So much is coming up, but I gotta stay focused!  We'll start with the art.  That's always a good route to start with!  And this month, we're on the Yellow Brick Road to the marvelous land of Oz!  With a bump or two in said road.  Anyway, enjoy...

Easy there Batman!  That's the wrong Scarecrow!  This one only wants a brain, not extended cameos in Christopher Nolan films!  Two years ago, the Daily Doodle did an entire Oz week.  Having long been a fan of the movies and books, I jumped at the opportunity to draw some Oz art.  As soon as they announced the theme, I knew exactly what I wanted do with my Scarecrow art.  Just couldn't pass up an opportunity to have the Dark Knight wreak havoc upon one of Oz's most beloved citizens!  Luckily, no brain means no concept of pain!

And that's that!  Week one of March is in the bag!  We'll be back next time with another new pal that Dorothy met on her trip to see the Wizard.  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Another month down folks!  We are now a third of the way into 2017, and amazingly enough, the World is still standing!  Hey, I'm as shocked as anyone, but since there's still a planet, I guess we should continue on with the art!  As I mentioned last week, I created two new Mushrooms comics after a long hiatus.  Well, last week saw the first one go up, and now it's time for a second!  So let's jump right in while the water's nice, shall we?  Enjoy...

Wow!  Glad a crab wasn't the nearest sea critter he could find!  Few realize just how useful octopi really are.  They can do a lot more than accurately pick World Cup winners!  They also make great parachutes!  This idea came about when Top Web Comics put out a theme on Twitter asking cartoonists to handle the embarrassing situation of losing one's bathing suit to a monster wave!  Well, I knew I had to take the comedy route with it and ended up with a makeshift octopus speedo!  It was a lot of fun to re-explore Mushrooms again.  I always felt that poor strip got lost in the shuffle during it's run.  Some of the toons I'm most proud of were Mushrooms strips and hopefully these last two will get some laughs from you fine folks!

Well, that's all she wrote for April 2017!  Be sure to come back next week as we kick off May with a trip down the yellow brick road!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


WOOOOOOO!!!  We are back!  After six weeks straight of comic con pics, we are finally back with some CRAZY comic action!  As some of you may recall, I ended my two original comic series', Mike & Mindy and Mushrooms, three years ago to move on to other stories.  Well, recently, two story ideas popped up that just couldn't be contained to a single panel, so today I present to you the first of the two New Mushrooms strips since December of 2014!  Enjoy...

  As a general rule in cartoons, never over inflate an inflatable object.  It's just gonna blow up the blower instead!  Joanne Byatt is a very dear friend of mine on Twitter who is always very encouraging.  So when she got picked up by a major publishing house,  I did this little one shot comic as way to congratulate her!  At the time, many illustrators were on a balloon squirrel kick, so I thought I'd jump on board with my own puffed up squirrel for Jo!  Sadly, he blew away to another part of England afterward!  To see more of Jo's delightful art, check out her website here!  Congrats as always Jo and thanks for being such a wonderful friend!

And that's all for this week.  We'll be back next week with another New Mushrooms comic that'll really reveal the dangers, and bounty, of the ocean!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Wow!  What a weekend that was!  WonderCon returned Anaheim last week which led me to make my return there as well!  Although it felt a little weird not having a table this time around, the odd feeling quickly left after walking around for a bit and really taking some time to browse the booths.  I walked away with some cool swag, some awesome books, and even scored some hard-to-find Ultraman memorabilia!  Even cooler was hanging out with many good pals, reconnecting with an old pal and making quite a few new pals over the course of the con!  All in all, it was a good show!  But y'all didn't come here to listen to me ramble on!  You wanna see some WonderCon pics!  And boy was it hard to choose just a select few for this post!  This year's show had some amazing cosplay at it.  I'm always blown away by the skill and effort these kids put into their costumes!  Anyway, enough talking.  Enjoy...

Dr. Robotnik (Or Eggman to the diehards) and Sonic the Hedgehog!  I slapped Sonic on the back and a bunch of gold rings popped out!

Captain Kirk sure does get around.  Even to galaxies far, far away apparently!

Jack Scissorhands!  I love cosplay mashups!

I don't know what game this is from, but man was that armor awesome!  All created with foam floor mats and acrylic paint!

Homeless Waldo...  Did he ever actually have a home?  He's always wandering!

Post-Apocalyptic Pippi Longstocking!  Even as the World crumbles, you can't break her spirit!

The cutest cosplay EVER!!!  It just doesn't get anymore adorable than this!

Talk about devotion?  Four coslpays in one!  (Doctor Who, Doctor Strange, Doc Brown and Over The Garden Wall for those not keeping tabs at home!)

McThor!  Just as I snapped this photo, the fountain jets shot up!  Perfect timing!

Super adorable Arale met some pals from Dragon Ball after learning General Blue might be in the area!

Lt. Dangle was in the house as Han Solo, complete with short shorts and pink Chewbacca!

Here comes Logan Cottontail, bleeding down the bunny trail...

Belle-Raiser!  Get it?  With Disneyland being next door and the live action Beauty and the Beast already a front runner as the year's most successful film (At least until Star Wars comes out), Belle cosplay was without question the most popular one of WonderCon 2017!

"FEED ME!!!"
LOVE the Seymour and Audrey II cosplay from Little Shop of Horrors!  Such an underrated movie! Who knew that the guys behind one of Broadway's raunchiest shows would go on to more or less save Disney just a few years later?  Who knew that history would repeat itself decades after the original rescue?  Maybe time does run on a loop?

This mother is clearly raising her son right!  They even offered to bring me a shrubbery!

Strawberry Shortcake!  Rocking her 80's love and those bloomers proudly!

The Dude abides, takin' it easy for all us sinners!

The President makes clear his intentions for public broadcasting.

 Beauty and the Nightmare Before Christmas!  As I said earlier, Belle cosplay dominated the con.  Most were simply Belle in her market dress while others were Belle in her gown.  Then you had a select few that got REALLY creative, like the pair above!  I always enjoy crossover cosplay, and this one, pun somewhat intended, was a beauty!  Hard to top Belle-Raiser though!

Prince is intrigued by one of the greatest puns ever put together!  This was a perfectly ironic moment that only a comic con can provide.  This gentleman dressed as Prince had a large crowd following him around for pictures.  Suddenly, this "Sand-Witch" walked by, prompting a spot-on response from the purple one!  Just doesn't get any better than that!

And that was WonderCon 2017!  It was great to go back after two years away!  Anytime I chill with my dear pals Riki and Matt is a good time, and running into my old pal Luis, who I hadn't seen in years, was icing on the cake!  Then there were the buds behind the table that made me feel so welcome at the show!  Joie, Josh, Dawn, Clint, Mike and Pat, y'all are diamonds!  Thanks again to my friends, to WonderCon and to the city of Anaheim for giving me an amazing week!  Next up, COMIC CON SAN DIEGO!!!

Well, that's all she wrote for the WonderCon count down.  I hope y'all liked all the cospaly and con pics that took over the blog for the last *GASP* seven weeks!  If you missed the art, you're in luck, because for two weeks only, Mushrooms returns to the CRAZYVERSE next week before the regular blog toons come back in May!  So be sure to come back next Wednesday for some colorful cartoon mayhem!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!