Friday, October 31, 2014

 We Conclude Our Halloween Spooktactular 
 With a Creepy Selection From Our Cartoonists 

Alan "Ghoulie" Gilbert

Alan "Ghastly" Gilbert

"Psycho" Salpino

Rene "RIP" Lopez


Alan "Grim Reaper" Gilbert

Brian "Poltergeist" Ponshock-er

Alan "Grave Robber" Gilbert

Walt "Walker" Beringson

"Gravestone" Gatesfield

Watery Grave

Night birds shriek---
as if waking from hellish dreams.
Their haunting echoes migrating 
across the cold rippling darkness.

Gaunt man skims across 
black waves that are liquid shadow,
thick as Transylvanian soil.

Eyes 
light up the night 
like twin stars born of hell
as he makes his way through this 
labyrinth of ocean, searching 
for his bloody nectar,
till he is chastised by the flickering golden threat 
of a lethal dawn which ends tonight’s quest
for the only drink that will soothe
his eternally parched throat.

And slowly 
as the chill in the air is burned away,
as light drinks shadow 
and waves begin to reflect the pulse 
of a new day,

predator of this gothic sea, 
returns to the comforts of his 
old world casket,
which lies buried beneath 
these solemn gravestone waves:

lost a hundred and twenty seven years ago
on a luxury liner’s tragic voyage 
from dark, dying Europe
with its talk of vampires 
and werewolves
and demons of the night,

this mysteriously sunken vessel 
the authorities never could explain, 
and the corpses,
blood drained from them
so completely.

Mere whispers, 
all that have ever found their way 
to shore, carried by the syncopations 
of lapping anonymous waves.

And now each evening he patrols 
these ominous waters seeking 
refugees not unlike himself, 
whom he might feed upon,
for they will not be missed
by this country that welcomes 
the world’s huddled masses.

No, they will be convinced 
to accept his hospitality
as well they should, 

in this, 
the palace 
of his beautiful 
unshining 

watery grave.


Don "Devil Dog" Anderson

"Terrible" Tame

Alan "Ghoulardi" Gilbert


"Vicious" Villena & "Twisted" Tomaselli










Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today's Spooky Special Feature - MINDFRAME by Brian Ponshock

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today's Spooky Special Feature - AND NOW... by Salpino

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 The Night Picasso and Warhol Shared A Pillow  -by Gatesfield   


                                                         They always say that life is like a dream
                                                         and lately I think "they" are right.

                                                         But more than just "a" dream,
                                                         a very "strange" dream
                                                         and I can't really make any sense of it
                                                         it's certainly not formed in a logical and linear way
                                                         maybe it's a dream by way of Picasso and Warhol.
                                                   
                                                        That almost makes sense

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's Feature 
- FALL by RON WARREN from RON WARREN'S PHOTOGRAPHY -

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Today's Featured Cartoon - TOMVERSATION by TOM FALCO

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - JACK RADIO COMICS by LADY ANNE WEHRLEY

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - DRAGIN COMICS by MICHAEL COLE

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - OBAMA AND THE FATMAN by MICHAEL MOORE


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brian Ponshock has forwarded a few pictures from the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Brian states that approximately 1,000 people attended the three day event and it was a huge success.  Here are the pictures and a few notes from Brian...

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 "Here are two originals I purchased at auction during the 2014 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning -"Deflocked by Jeff Corriveau & Dustin by Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker. Also, a calendar from Jeff Keane (he gave 150 of these away)."






"I also have a photo of Dave Coverly (Speed Bump) & myself from the 2012 festival.  I purchased the original in the pic."



"Attached is a photo of the program which contains my ad.  I will be sending this to you as one of the prizes for the (Twain Awards) contest. It's signed by all the presenters.  ...I wanted to offer it as a prize to someone who might appreciate it."





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - THE 17TH RADISH by DERRICK WOOD

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today's Featured Comic - GIGGLES IN VERSE by DAVE McHATTIE





Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's a big, scary world out there, but then people like cartoonists and people like these in this video, still manage to bring smiles everyday.  I hope you enjoy this.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - MINDFRAME by BRIAN PONSHOCK

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

IT'S RON WARREN DAY ON COMX BOX!

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The following links will take you to the wide variety of enterprises as created by our self proclaimed "Blue redneck in a bright red state", Ron Warren.  He is a man for all seasons.

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  -First up, here is Ron demonstrating his technique for comic artistry on his Intuous 5 Tablet and Photoshop fromAdobe's CS6 Web and Design Premium. 


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If you have not been to Ron's Photography site, you are in for a treat.  Especially if you are a nature lover.  I have four of these prints and they are framed and hanging in my office.  The Owl is my favorite.


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The following two pictures are from one the first websites that Ron created and although the pictures do indeed tell a thousand words, Ron adds few more well chosen ones at the site.




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The South is well represented here in this unlinked photograph.  That's Ron in the front row in the brown hat.  Below is a short narrative that he provided with the picture.

"The small country church where I grew up voted not to let black people worship there in the late 50s.  My mother was the only one to vote yes.  On mine and Linda’s wedding day that old man escorted the first black person into that church since way back then.  He was a good man in his older days.  He was special services in Vietnam."  -Ron

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Not to be outdone in the creativity side of the family, Ron's wife, Linda shows some sweet stuff in the next two linked pictures, one that shows her cake-making skills and a second site that includes my favorite, Cherry Bombs.


Here are the "Bombs!"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - THE 17TH RADISH by DERRICK WOOD

Monday, October 6, 2014

Today's Featured Cartoon - WINDOW KITTIES by ALAN GILBERT

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/351538855/the-source-of-creativity

Saturday, October 4, 2014

 SCARY STUFF
 We all know that Halloween in October is the scariest time of the year...along with April 15th.  I wanted to set the tone for the month so I am posting the scariest thing I'd seen since the aliens landed.  Most of of us have seen the pictures of Ron Warren at the Comx Box, Louisville Comicon (see the article posted in the Comx Box Special Features site) and know him to be a clean cut, All American type.  
 What we didn't realize is that he went to Louisville and got a haircut but before he did, Lady Anne Wehrely captured this shot. 

 Please, do not view this if there are children in the room.  -Tom


Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today's Fall Feature by Alan Gilbert and Al-lery's Gallery