Happy 2013 Holidays!

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Halloween Plague Mask

Made a plague mask this year for Halloween. Constructed out of paper and glue, approximately four layers. Painted up to look like rusted metal with rivets and such and with a hand sewn sparkly black hood to finish it. Inside, felt was placed at all pressure points and a velcro strapping system to insure good fit with minimum fuss. Worked out fairly well, design wise and application.

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Last Fruit of the Season

Last fruit of 2013 pulled ten days ago now ripening on the sill.

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Quest for Flight Update and A Couple of Sketches

Quest for Flight is the fourth installation of The Tails of the Porkus series and drawing wise it is beginning to wrap up. I have five pages to go with the main story. A small sample of recent sketches.

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Some Process Using Sculpey Heads

These are sculpey based heads of the main characters from my newest graphic tale, The Pig Who Would Be King. The reason for these is to try for consistency and alleviate the wondering of those really odd angles that come along now and then.  They are about four inches tall or so and started as aluminum balls to save on sculpey with each going through three to four cooking cycles dependent on features. They took an afternoon of partial attention as the cooking/cooling cycle takes about an hour.

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Protective Measures and Some New Wheels

I am in the process of building a small contained garden area which has a wooden retaining wall. While sinking the upright posts near the foundation of the porch I noticed that brickwork could use some work and shoring up. So I put up a form, whooped up on a few bags of cement and poured what to amounted to being 12 x 18 x 24 cornerstone. Nice and strong now. I also took advantage while it was in a carvable state to place a sign of cosmic protection into the surface. The other new thing is that I got myself a small treat. Once every sixteen years whether I need it or not.

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Sampler Pages for The King Who Would Be King Are Now Up at CrimsonCur.com

A group of pages from the the third installment of Tails of the Porkus, The Pig Who Would Be King are now ready.

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Alien Stuffie Props

A couple of rhinestone embellished props designed and executed for Baroness Blitzzen von Schtupp to be used in a silly alien based act. The featured song is that tried and true favorite, “I’ve got you under my skin.” I had forgotten just how phallic Giger’s work is until I started mucking about with these but then again they do fit the use. One facehugger and one chest burster boa.

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Baltimore Comic Convention 2013 Session

We came, we saw, we plundered. Eight hundred miles and sixty five dollars in tolls later, we have returned safely. Baltimore Comic Con 2013 is now done. So many lessons learned. And so many people talked to and some new readers of Tails of the Porkus acquired. The convention was huge, simply huge. Anything pertaining to comics could be bought. I saw original art pages from comics printed in 1902, the newest toys and any possible thing pertaining to comics that could be bought was there. It was the best con I have been to in quite a while. Fortune will decide whether or not we can return to the port of Baltimore for a return engagement. That would be nice.

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The redoubtable navigator, adventurer and powder monkey of The Crimson Cur.


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One small benefit of being a vendor is being in the show and looking about before the hordes.


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Apparently a relatively rare edition huge Godzilla in lava orange!


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Hulk! What else is there to say?



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Definitely the coolest back patch I have ever seen.


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Toss up of which of these two costumes is the best I saw…..Wesley v.s. The Captain.


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A small bit of Baltimore harbor where Sunday supper was held.


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On the return, a self portrait courtesy of passing trucker.

Hallelujah! The Pig Who Would Be King is Finished!

Yep, the third installment of Tails of the Porkus is finished. The Pig Who Would Be King, A Tail of Medieval Hogwash is up on Amazon and available: )) for your enjoyment. Click the link.

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