Sunday, May 08, 2016

"I love to play my songs for you."

I heard this for the first time tonight...
And it reminded me of the first time I heard this...
So it occurs fitting to me to share this final chapter with you.
It is a strange instrument with these cables, keys and glowing pixels...

Saturday, May 07, 2016

BTTDB CHAPTER 4: 2015-TODAY

Pls help me w/ my wish list! 
1. LIKE my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Inacan-1733313610217329/...
2. BOOKMARK my home page: http://www.funnypaperz.com/inacan.htm
3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
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"I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Oct1Qv8x0


BTTDB CHAPTER 3: 2005-2015

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3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
"I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Oct1Qv8x0


BTTDB CHAPTER 2: 1995-2005

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3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
"I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Oct1Qv8x0


BTTDB CHAPTER 1: 1985-1995

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3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
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BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

ADVENTURES IN CROWDFUNDING


BTTDB is another mid-century phrase I am elevating to a new & unique comic feature.
It also compliments my initial trial effort in the crowdfunding arena at Indiegogo.
Before embarking on this project I studied other campaigns for several years, asking other veterans for whatever advice they could share.
NO ONE, absolutely no one was willing to share this dark knowledge.
Apart from the feeling of being shut out, it is also confusing because what I am doing is unlike anything else and certainly poses no threat or competition...
Please visit my project homepage to learn more about this exciting new product: INACAN
Soooo just like everything else in my life ~ I figured why not illustrate the experience?


CONNECTING-THE-DOTS...

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

CONNECTING-THE-DOTS... Ever see "KUNG FU - The Movie"? The "young grasshopper" we remember is now middle aged and in smokey, temple candle-lit flash-backs we see him asking the old priest which form he practices, because as we have already been shown, each takes a lifetime to master..."All of them." is the quietly awesome answer. MAIN-STREETS-USA is a tent pole project I use to showcase illustrations selected from many different projects that have - in hindsight - showcased a singular affection for life in small town America. It has it's roots in my early life where the boundaries of summer vacation were marked by cross-country road trips between my parents transient homes. As they each moved at least once a year - every summer meant a different route and a different destination. And en-route to that new Summer place - a different set of truck stops, cheap motels and even cheaper coffee shops and diners. The only thing I could look forward to in those Death Valley Days adventures were the "connect-the-dots" games on the back of each restaurants' place mats. Connecting-the-dots is the subject of both this post and my current major effort. I am attempting to connect all the major points of my life and my life's work. 

When you ask me which one of these points I mastered; cartooning, package design, building websites, etc., I would like to be able to say "All of them." If I am successful, it should reveal a satisfying pattern. 
Either that or a retarded version of Woody Woodpecker.

WHATEVER DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU CRAZY...

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
If I was overly concerned with daily productivity before my first heart crisis, I have become manic about it since the second. Wait a sec - maybe I'm killing myself... Whatever, right? I think I allowed a full year to go by without ever picking up a pencil! Seriously, the drum beat of "making up for lost time" is what rolls me out of bed at the crack of noon each day. I know. I'm very complicated...

Kristallnacht

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015


Just happened to spend my Sunday glued to the History channel - sometimes sarcastically called the "Hitler Channel" but it was a good, in-depth refresher course on how the Nazi party was formed, came to power and eventually dragged the entire world into Hell. One of the most significant turning points was "Kristallnacht ", The Night of Broken Glass when the overt persecution of the Jews shifted into high gear. Learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynypuxgCbH4 I was horrified to see the latest commercial by Mercedes Benz air on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. (Mercedes Benz IS THE SAME NAZI COMPANY THAT BUILT HITLER'S TANKS!) It shows the newest Mercedes moving in slow motion down a quiet street and as it passes a series of small Mom & Pop store fronts the windows all shatter in a string of invisible vandalism. Do they really think no one remembers?