Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blogger Falling Down / Problems Getting Images to Update

Hello there -- the blog service here is having problems updating images to my blog. Thankfully, there is no easy way for me to contact customer support -- because I'm not paying them to use the service, if it breaks, then it might be hard to get it fixed. We'll see what happens. In the meantime, go to Magic Servers to see my cartoons, where Jason has a more reliable solution than Blogger.

Cartoon - Toss and Circus

We all live in a yellow submarine. A yellow submarine, yellow submarine. We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine -- yellow submarine. And our friends are all aboard, many more of them, live next door. And the band begins to play. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cartoon - The Vader Family

Oh Darth Vader.

I tell my son Danny, who is 7, Darth comes from a long line of Vaders.

There is his mother, Madre Vader, and his dad, Vater Vader.

And Oma Vader, and Opa Vader, his grandparents.

There is his cousins Valley Vader (from LA), and Walter Vader, from Seattle.

And his strange relative L. E. Vader who lives in a tall building, and has about 80 cats. All name Vader.

Popo Vader Kitty...

Squish Vader Kitty....

Angry Vader Kitty.....

Then Danny says "Stop, Dad. Just stop. I get it."

"Use the power of the Dark Side, son." I tell him. "I am your father! You!"

Danny gives me a book on garbage trucks to read to him.

CM Evans Cartoons

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cartoon - John Denver

Why do I post cartoons here?
Why do I do this for all these years?

I'll tell you exactly why:

If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.
If you remember John Denver, I'll eat my hat.

CM Evans Cartoons

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cartoon - Everytime

I was thinking about "The Sound of Music" when I drew this cartoon. Is the "God closing a door / therefore opening a window" statement, a mantra of blind faith? But then again, if there is a Higher Power, or higher principal, it may choose not to be understood. I would try to fix it and make it better, if I understood, or comprehended God. CM EVANS CARTOONS

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cartoon - Eyes Prize - Or - Sorta Like a Modern Ipsum Lorem

The best thing to be in love with people who are not there, is they never get to disappoint you in real life. I have some gardening tips too, and how to make barbed wire out of wire -- but why stop there? I have a map that shows all the escape route outta of here. I also have a map that shows chickens how to time-travel. It works for gophers, too. So say the intelligent gopher chicken hybrids from 6022 C.E. that are taking over the world disguised as very very attractive aging hippies. But the last thing to remember, is the last thing you remember. How can I tell you this? It is you, remembering the last thing, wherever it is. But the main point -- well, never mind. Or nevermind. The word proves -- don't get real-ended. Be safe, carry a lamp, and find that honest man (or lady) in the world. If you see another lamp lighted wanderer, it is me. Your old friend. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cartoon - Moby Slapped

Do you like my color-scheme? You gotta love it just for the two harmonious colors I picked.  CM Evans Cartoons
Here it is now in B&W -- either is disturbing.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cartoon - BM - Mixed

And if I run out of hope -- I always have mixed metaphors! And that is what sustains me when the half-dry fence has less whitewash than Siberia has now when the permafrost melts like butter and the Hindenburg is lost en route to disaster over Salinas at midnight. CM EVANS CARTOONS

Cartoon - Hope

I get hope from the people around me who have hope, or look for it on a daily basis. Together, we seem to find enough hope and courage to go around for all of us. CM Evans Cartoons

Friday, April 18, 2014

That's the thing with making amends. The 'easiest' ones usually are the hardest of all -- if you ever have the opportunity to do them. And many people don't accept an amends. They don't have to. And you're still on the hook.

Take a Look at my other Blog - "The ShiShi Report"

I continue to draw a good luck dog a day -- known as a ShiShi - or Chinese Lion-Dog. I'll be doing this every day for the whole Chinese New Year -- the lunar year of the Wood Horse. The famous Japanese woodblock artist Hokusai did this same practice in 1842 when he was around 80 years old. He called it his 'daily exorcism'. I don't see it as this, but I like the idea of a ShiShi-a-day. There is something light and happy about drawing them, and each one has it's own distinct feel or personality -- it is quite remarkable. The Daily ShiShi Report

Cartoon - FNIA / NFNIA

I'll see about writing more about this in a bit. I have no idea what to write. No, I am not being satirical or ironic. Or am I. I hope you aren't driving down the road at 120 MPH looking at this on your smart-phone. But if you are, I hope you have air-conditioning. And save me a slice of pizza. CM Evans Cartoons

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cartoon - Even More More Nonsense: Just Got Back

I could think up possible quantum side effects and entertaining paradoxes resulting due to inter-dimensional travel, all day long. I think my brain is just this.

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Cartoon - A Little More Nonsense: Putting God Behind the Wheel

Do you think if it was possible to put your concept of the Almighty behind the wheel of your vehicle, that God would obey all the rules of the 2014 California State Vehicle Code?  I'd say, no. But I've heard people claiming they do this all the time, getting their concept of God to drive them around. And quite contentedly. So some of those bad drivers out there, must be people being driven around by God! There you go. I feel better. Next time someone cuts me off, or blows a stop sign, I'll yell out at the other car -- "GOD!!" CM Evans Cartoon

Cartoon - More Nonsense


Now I'm back to making perfect sense. And by the way, injecting quantum theories into everyday life: that person who looks suspiciously like you, tailgating you mercilessly on the freeway, could be you on vacation from a parallel universe. We could be meeting versions of ourselves all the time, and we don't even know it, mutually. With this in mind, I recommend being kind to strangers, and especially annoying ones. The stranger you are nice to, could be the You neither of you recognized. Everybody have a great day. CM Evans Cartoons

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cartoon - Living in Marzipan

You could say I've had a psychic, or spiritual breakthrough. Or both! Come along with me on the path of deliciousness. You won't be disappointed. CM Evans Cartoon

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cartoon - La la la laaah lah

Hello my darling. Aside from hearing about DAT passing away, how have you been? I hope you are doing good. I know you have a lot of decisions to make, and it seems like nobody is paying attention and it doesn't matter -- but it does matter what you decide to do, and it is important.

When I don't know what to do, I draw a funny little picture that makes no sense on purpose -- and if it still does not make sense when I'm done, well, it makes no sense. But sometimes I go about my business on purpose to make no sense, because I'm always going about my business trying to make sense from the outright and most of the time it does not make sense.

I figure, if sense makes no sense, give nonsense a chance. I sing and smile much more now, and everyone around me is happier and they want to know what my secret to happiness is.

Shhh! Don't tell them! CM Evans Cartoons

DAVID A. TRAMPIER 1954 – March 24, 2014





1954 – March 24, 2014


 I'm sad to report that David A. Trampier passed away, on Mach 24, 2014.

As the illustrator DAT, he created some of the most compelling and iconic images in early AD&D history -- may of which are still poignantly remembered today by thumping nerds everywhere. Besides his image contribution to the game, he is one of my all-time favorite illustrators, regardless.

Not all great artists get the recognition they deserve, and some of them strenuously avoid it. Thank you for the dreams, and for "Emirikol the Chaotic".


Friday, April 04, 2014

Cartoon - Pointless

When I was little, I dreamed of flying like it was magic, and riding dinosaurs. Now that I'm older, I dream of being able to admit how I feel when I'm uncomfortable and I should be open to the unattractive feelings. But I don't know if I'll even be able to be readily frank and transparent. I sure do encourage frankness, honesty, and transparency in others. You go through certain situations like a meat grinder, emotionally, and it changes you, I guess. But the willingness to get honest and be open won't go away, with me. That is good, too. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Cartoon - April Simple

Have a -- well.. Nevermind. sorry. Look -- nobody DIED! There was no car. Nobody is moving. There was no farting. Just forget about it. Just nevermind.  CM Evans Cartoons