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February 21, 2006

Silly Drawing Days

There will be days, I warn you, when a silly drawing or two is all that this blog will provide.
Such as these.

(My head is spinning from too many tasks not yet done this afternoon. More substance will follow after a few deep breaths and maybe an episode of Boston Legal.)

February 26, 2006

Your Squirrelish Reward

Did I really spend four days talking about slide projectors?

I'd say you folks deserve a double-dose of squirrel humor for your patience!

February 28, 2006

Today's Pome

On The Subject of Toy Safety
and its Uncertainties
I swallowed a marble.
It wasn't THAT harble!

March 5, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

March 9, 2006

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Produce Dept?

Superhero ideas that never quite took off....

March 12, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

March 15, 2006

The Bush-Cheney Bureau of Investigation

The only people who've seen this comic strip are Arthur readers. It's a slightly amended exhumation of a 2004 strip that alluded to the happily departed former Justice Department Supreme-Bible-thumper John Ashcroft.

Unfortunately, Ashcroft's successor is no better, just slicker, and the Bush Administration is scarier than ever.

March 19, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

I've been AWOL, blogwise, for a few days here due to work pressures, but I'm hoping to haul my butt back into the saddle this week. For now, here's your Sunday dose of philosophical yard rodents.

'Til tomorrow...

March 26, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

April 2, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

April 9, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

April 16, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

April 23, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

April 30, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

May 7, 2006

Sunday Squirrel Humor

May 31, 2006

Vowel Art

Artists here in Northern Berkshire County who wish Inkberry well, as I do, have been invited to "draw a vowel." Our drawings will be put up for auction at the non-profit's fifth anniversary party, slated for June 10 at the Cup & Saucer on Main Street in North Adams. (Further directions aren't needed since, believe me, if you make it to North Adams and can find Main Street, you can find the Cup & Saucer!)

Since my freelance workload is making it hard for me to compose my normal scintillating blog prose this week, I will vamp instead by sharing the vowel art that I have personally contributed to the cause.

The party begins at 8, and if you want to own the piece of timeless alphabetical art displayed above you should arrive prepared to bid furiously and take no prisoners. Other fun stuff will be going on as well, as a trip to Inkberry's web site will reveal.

Inkberry is a cherished non-profit lifeline for local writers that deserves everyone's support, so rest assured that your money will be used in meritorious ways. Tickets are $30 (or $50 for two if you buy 'em in advance).

I can't think of a better way to spend a swinging Saturday night in North Adams — at least until the discos open.

June 24, 2006

Meanwhile, Thirty Years Ago...

This morning I happened on this unpublished comic strip that I drew in 1976. I was still living in Birmingham, Alabama, at the time, but my move to New York City was on the horizon.

July 16, 2006

And On The Home Front...

Friendly fire.

July 25, 2006

Ain't Adolescence a Gas?

When I was a high school sophomore at an Alabama boarding school, my roommate (concerned, no doubt, that I seemed to be falling behind the curve developmentally) leaned on me to double-date one evening with his girlfriend and him. Since I knew no datable girls in the area, Madoc asked around and came up with one.

A particularly excruciating gaffe from that endlessly excruciating blind date eventually inspired the cartoon below, drawn twenty years later for a mini-comic anthology called "Horrible Misunderstandings."

My advice to well-meaning high-schoolers with similar concerns about their classmates: Just let your shy friends be shy.

December 20, 2006

With Apologies to George Herriman

Shall I take a moment to share my 1978 spoof of one of the greatest comic strips ever?
NOTE TO LOVERS OF THE HERRIMAN ORIGINAL: My parodic juices tend to get stirred solely when my target are works I actually revere.)

December 25, 2006

Christmas Squirrel Humor

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