Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cartoon - Psycho Christmas Tree

Last xmas themed cartoon for this year. I promise not to go all psycho on you this Holiday Season, but I can't say that FOR MY CHRISTMAS TREE!!!! CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cartoon Redux - I Catch Me a Santa

Whoooo - don't even attempt to try this at home -- "I Catch Me a Santa". Poor Santa! But where can I get me a Sticky-Tree? Posted last year, on December 20th. CM Evans Cartoons

Cartoon - Christmas Smaller

Going all out here for the Christmas Holiday -- Christmas Smaller...if only we could -- it seems Christmas gets bigger and bigger every year in the Buying & Having department & smaller and smaller in the Spirit of Giving. But a hearty "Ho Ho Ho" to all of you, as a certain Fat Man says! And if all of this makes you grumpy, have an eggnog with extra brandy, on me.* CM Evans Cartoons

* My daughter. 7, asked me what is in Eggnog? I said, simple - Eggs and Nogs. What are Nogs? She asked. That is the question, I responded.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Cartoon Redux - You Can Never Start Too Early

Ha ha! You Can Never Start Too Early -- one of my favorite Christmas theme cartoons. I was getting ready to post it, but I see it is already in the archives. So here it is -- watch out for galloping psycho Christmas Trees...and their owners! CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Cartoon - Xmas in my Coffee

Blah blah blah blah, yack yack yack, comment comment (peeps) comment comment, talk talk talk, comment xmas comment, yack yack, blah, yack -- blah blah, something something, yadda yada yadda, type type type type (pinner dude) type, two cents two cents, hork hork hork hork hork, blah blah blah. Comment comment comment, talk yack; comment yuck yuck yuck, whoo whoo, comment. Blah blah blah blah, yack yack yack, oink, comment, keep it real, comment comment comment, talk (hooptie) talk talk, comment comment...blah blah blah, yack yack yuckkity yack, comment comment comment comment, talk talk talk, comment comment....I luv coffee, but not Xmas Coffee. CM Evans Cartoons

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Comic News - Grinding on at the Daily Grind

The Daily Grind - Iron Man Challenge continues....grinding on and on and on. Talk about fortitude! I wonder when it will end? I give it at least one more year. Even two. That's a helluva lot of work for 1,120 bucks. But they say a real cartoonist will constantly crank out work, whether they get published or not. Which in my opinion, is true. At least it was for me. Some of my favorites: Bela - YOUNGADVENTUREFRIENDS, Joseph - Say Uncle Comics, Jennie - The Devil's Panties

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cartoon - Rob's Other Eye

Thursday's cartoon update -- Rob's Other Eye -- is it Thursday already? This week shot by pretty fast for some reason. I gotta get going on my Christmas shopping. If you have all your shopping done by now, I hate you. CM Evans Cartoons

Link Added - Helio Mag

You can download Helio Mag as a PDF -- and then it will burn your face off. Check it out. Art, music, writing, commentary & well, much more. Links section

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cartoon Redux - Cement Angel

I'm sifting through the 800 plus cartoons I've posted to CM Evans Cartoons, and from time to time I'll throw an oldie-but-goody for you to see. Posted back in 2003, number 348, this cartoon has entertained me mightily. Cement Angel

Friday, December 01, 2006

Look At This & Bottle Houses Galore

Look At This, a pointer blog that I visit every day, has an entry showing a bottle house, looks like in Russia. I've seen two bottle houses in my travels -- one is located in the ghost town of Rhyolite, in Nevada. The other one is in, of all places, Knott's Berry Farm Amusement Park, in Buena Park, CA. See the picture above -- I got it from a funny Swedish website that has information and pictures of the park. As for the house in Rhyolite (still standing, with a new roof), it was built by Tom Kelly in about 1906. Here is a website with info, history and pictures of the "Tom Kelly Bottle House". I hear that it was well used, several generations of kids were raised there. It also has an interesting rock garden/ cement sculpture garden of miniature houses & buildings. While we are at it, here is a website that has links to a whole bunch of bottle houses all over the United States, including what it claims to be the first bottle house, built in Tonopah, Nevada in 1902.

More info on the ghost town of Rhyolite, here. A place worth visiting, if you get out there --plus Death Valley is about an hour away, a must see, too.

Lastly, on a side note: Knott's Berry Farm also has a smallish barrel house, next to Boot Hill. But amazingly, I can't find any good pics of this.