Thursday, January 28, 2010

CAD # 25: Thurston Shimmel

Thurston is a retired health inspector. He lives a comfortable but lonely life. One of his great pleasures is walking his neighbor's dog, Ollie, every morning at 5am. Thurston's neighbors don't know he wanders into their house every morning to borrow their dog for a walk.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CAD # 24: Alien Demon Knight Thingie

This isn't good. CAD - Character A Day seems to be turning into CEOD - Character Every Other Day. No nonononono. That's no good. I'll have to start a new blog to do that and I can't get anyone to read this one. SO, here's todays character

Tomorrow there will be a new character. TO - MORROW. A new character. End of story. Unless I'm busy. Got a lot going on tomorrow. No. No, a character tomorrow, will appear, right here on this blog. If I can get around to it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

CAD # 23: Trida May Jick

Trida May Jick lives in a lamp. She doesn't own the whole lamp. It's a condo. Her place is a duplex with a view of the lamps handle. Her condo/lamp is on top of a bookshelf, in a bedroom, in a penthouse in Astoria. Trida was just elected treasurer of her condo board. Congratulations Trida May!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

CAD # 22: Galdur Fifteen

Little is known about the Icelandic government's secret robotics program but rumors about a fleet of metal men powered by witchcraft abound. They abound I say! Here's a sketch of Galdur Fifteen who is believed to be the latest in the series of these magic robots.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CAD # 20: Phineas Phungus

Dude, he's a freakin gigantic, walking mushroom. Giant. Like fifteen feet tall! And he makes his own beer. In a still in his basement. Not from any freaky, giant mushroom bodily function. That would be gross.

Phineas Phungus

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CAD#19: Drake The Paranoid Razorback Clurgin

Like most razorback clurgins, Drake lives on the floating, disembodied head of an Ancient One. While most clurgins are pretty relaxed, Drake is terrified that someone is trying to push him off the head he lives on.

Monday, January 18, 2010

CAD #18: Albert Schweitzer Puklich

The exact opposite of his namesake, this Albert Schweitzer has absolutely no redeeming qualities.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CAD #17: Goldie Watch

I ran into this tourist from Switzerland in Times Square. She has a mystical golden watch that magically stops you from not knowing what time it is.

Goldie Watch

Friday, January 15, 2010

CAD #16: Glass Eye Sally

You've never heard of a mobster named Glass Eye Sally and you'll forget her name if you know what's good for you.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

CAD #15: Miss Anna Swing

Queen of the neighborhood watch! Nothing gets burgled when this babe's at bat.

Miss Anna Swing

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Florida Land

After 2 weeks worth of CAD ( Character - A - Day ), I'm taking a week off as we travel to the exotic land of Florida. I don't think this lazy little back water country has the internets yet so no posts until we're back on 1/15/09.

Wack The Wild Things

Since my son was born in September, the wife and I have had few opportunities to go to the movies. And by few I mean zero. With all the holiday blockbusters we could no longer wait to run out and see something that's supposed to be great. Baby sitter secured, we went to the local mega-plex and set our sights on Avatar. All five theaters it was playing in for the next three hours were sold out. Oh well. Up In The Air would be a not too shabby runner-up choice. Also sold out for the next three hours. Along with The Fantastic Mr. Fox and every other flick at the theater. So, we gave up on movies and went out to find a great restaurant. On our stroll we came across a small, art house theater. They were showing Where The Wild Things Are! How could I pass this up? Aside from nostalgia factor, has Spike Jonez ever made a bad movie? In we went.
Brilliant! I don't like spoilers, so I'd read almost nothing about it and was surprised by the darkness, the angst and anger the film contains. The one thing that stuck out like a sore paw was James Gandolfini. He was great. His voice fit the character to a tee. The problem is he was playing Tony Soprano. The exact same sociopathic personality in furry, Wild Thing form. Rather than losing myself in that incredibly created fantasy world, it's the one thing that brought me out of the film. It knocked down the fourth wall as I waited for Tony to have Max wacked. I hope it's not a spoiler to tell you that that didn't happen.

CAD #14: Abigail Forehead

Retired roller derby legend Abigail Forehead now spends her days rocking and rolling along the highways and byways of North America singing songs about the swampland and also about her days in the roller derby. Mostly the latter. As she belts out her tunes, Abigail Forehead's crisp, smokey, alto voice is often drowned out by the surrounding traffic. For this we are grateful.


Saturday, January 02, 2010

CAD #13: 'phermaid

Half human woman, half gopher, the 'phermaid lures farmers to their deaths with her sweet siren song. Not many farmers. Just the ones attracted to gophers.


Friday, January 01, 2010

CAD #12: Strutter Ace

You can tell by the way he uses his walk, he's a woman's man. If you talk to him, he'll tell you all about it. Especially if you're a woman. His strut is a smooth, subtly choreographed motion that was patented by his grandfather, Swinger Ace. Strutter's contribution to future generations is the addition of a super sharp goatee which he swears makes him more aerodynamic. It makes the strut a fluid, living force which attracts women like nobody's business. Ask him if it's true and Strutter will tell you, "It's none of your business."