Saturday, December 26, 2009

Khaki Shorts #22

Khaki Shorts #22 is the latest madness from the guys over in Scotland. Titled " it's the end of the 00's. A.J. Smith gives us a new "Boy Mindless strip, Rob Miller includes another episode of Star Trudge, a John Miller strip from 2005, called " The Deevil is oot again" is also in this issue.

The issue rounds out with a couple more strips by Rob Miller, and A. J. Smith, along with "Franchise Goblin with art By Curt Sibling, story by Craig Collins, and " A Trashcan Full of Skin by Shug from 1990.

I think by some of the strip titles above you can get a pretty good idea of the craziness included in Khaki Shorts. Its half legal size, ( and probably half legal as well. lol) 20 pages Price? $2.00 at least. For purchasing info contact Rob Miller at:

I almost forgot Neil Bratchpiece has a strip called "Peapod Manure is Sadlad" (What did I tell you about strip titles?) Get some nonsense in your life, e-mail Rob!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A new year A new direction

Starting in 2010, I will only be working two days a week. So I intend to put more time into this blog, and my comic books. By the way the two days a week is voluntary, I did not get cut back. It is just time for me to let go of the daily grind, and enjoy some time off and travel.

With regard to my comics and posts here, my hope is to increase both. I am currently working on a comic that features the character that you see to the left. You Will probably see more of him on this blog.

I think that every cartoonist, at some time in his or her carrier will go through a phase of drawing a Cat similar to this. I have seen many over the years, they look a lot like the Cat in Ignatz, but take on a bit of the artists own influence. The one you see here is my version of that Cat.

For some unknown reason I cannot quit drawing this Cat, he pops up everywhere! So I hope this is a new direction for a new year for me. Keep checking the blog, and let's see how I do!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Hey, Dale Martin, along with pals Tom Cherry, Mark Morhouse, Matt Levin, Ivan Martin, Drew Boynton, JB Winter, Mike Sullivan and Bill Hook, Have come up with a great kid friendly comic!

Along with regular Watusi strips, there are puzzles, a word search, things to draw and strips to finish. Along with Watusi, we also get a littlle, Dapper The Penguin, Walking man rubber stamp comics, Doggie and Jilly, a Library Fashion show, and Thunderdawg comics. Topped off by full color front and back covers.

This is a great package for the kids, It's 51 pages long, for only $3.50 From Dale Martin, creator of Watusi the Talking Dog jam comics. PO BOX 442612, Lawrence KS 66044

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Khaki Shorts

Boy! It has been a long time since my last post! However one reason for the huge gap in posting is the fact that I just don't get many small press comics to post about anymore.

No excuse I know, there are a lot of things comic related that I should talk about here, and in the future I plan to to just that.

Now onto the new issue of Khaki Shorts, I just received from Glasgow Scotland. One of the more exciting things for me, in this issue is the fact that John Miller, who I consider a long distance friend, has a couple of strips in this issue. One from 2007, and a brand new splash page from 2009!

KS has some very strange strips, Float by Adam Smith, is one of the more bizzar comics included. Two fellows are floating around the room, they don't know why until they receive a call from " The Galactic Housing Association" informing them that the gravity has gone out for a while. Things get pretty messy when that happens, as you will find out when reading this one.
You can find out more about KS by going to their Facebook Page or MYSPACE. You can also email them at

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tales of Fantasy no. 45

It's time to give another shout out to Larry Johnson's Tales of Fantasy. Let me point out, as I have done before...NUMBER 45. please note these comics average 40 pages an issue, so publishing issue 45 is no small accomplishment. And Larry sees no let up in the future!

Issue 45 features Larry's long time leading character, Lew Brown. This time Lew encounters "TIBERO" a tree monster! I would have called this issue " A Tree Grows in Brookston", but that's why Larry does the series and not me.

As with all the monsters in Brookston, the tree attacks the homeless community first. Lew is writing for View Magazine and sees an opportunity for a story after talking to some of the homeless folks.

There is no need for me to go into detail here, because when you purchase a copy of Tales of Fantasy, you get 'Mails of Fantasy". Mof is Larry's letter section, and each letter examines the previous issue in detail, offering insights you may not have thought of in your initial reading of the comic. Writers like Perry Lake,Larry Blake,and Mike Tuz, along with others, make the letters of comment very interesting reading.

Full Color covers

digest size

black and white interior

$3.00 from

Larry Johnson

9 st. Peter st


Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-4907

Friday, January 09, 2009

Playing Sims

2009 is only a few days old, and I may have received the best comic of 2009 already! I am talking about Daniel Nauenburg's Playing Sims. Daniel sure knows how to produce a great comic, PS is a standard size comic with color covers and a grey scaled interior. Of course excellent production won't help if you don't have a good story, and Daniel does not disappoint.

His character Sid, may be my new favorite comic character. I'm sure you all have a mental picture of a video game geek, well that's Sid, just as you pictured him. Sid is just about out of money for his "Dew" habit, when he stumbles on to a video game contest featuring the "Sims" video game. Sid thinks with his gaming skills he can't lose, and will pick up some much needed cool cash. Enough said, buy the comic, as I said it is professional in every way, and like Sid you can't lose!

Playing Sims is available from DanialNauenburg at 13741 Mercado Dr Del Mar CA 920104, the cover price is 2.95