Thursday, February 28, 2013

We are on a roll!

Not to fret my friends, tomorrow Tommy the Turtle gets his pent up revenge with Willy and Joe.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Hump Day!

Today is Wednesday, or as we here in America call it "Hump Day".  Today is halfway to the the week end when working stiffs supposedly have two days of complete freedom from their place of work. 
"It all sounds good on paper but will it play in Peoria?" This is another really old cliche from the old vaudeville days.  The American language commonly called English is full of cliches that make no sense in merry old England just like in England they use tons of idiot cliches that sound really silly to us on the other side of the pond like, "I'll come knock you up in yer flat."  If I were to say this it would mean I was going to make you pregnant while you were laying in your bed. 
It kinda sorta  also makes me wonder what wonderful cliches they must have in Russia, Poland or maybe Germany that sounds really silly to us but makes perfect sense to the person uttering the nonsense.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Wine My Dear?

Tommy the Turtle, sounds kinda sorta like a character in a children's book doesn't it?  This
Tommy the Turtle would never be seen in a kid's book  more likely to be scene doing an interview in Playboy or Soldiers of Fortune. 
Tommy is used by the prairie dogs on their patrols along the borders line of their little kingdom.  One might say that Tommy is member of the Border Patrol, a reluctant member but still part of those studly little protectors of the prairie dog community. 
Tommy does not like to be awakened before he deems it time to rise and shine and as often as he can will show his disdain for the little prairie dogs and at the same time they will try to provoke our little hard shelled friend.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Good old Carlos he is such a good sport.  Lucky for him that he has that new Government created ACME Health Care Insurance....I am sure that they will take good care of him. Of course if one were to think about the way it was created once might wonder if it was created in the demented mines of some unholy cartoonists as a way to get a few laughs.  After all the whole idea behind it was to make low cost health care available to the masses. What it ended up being was some sort of Frankenstein Monster.  But as they say, "If the Federal Government were put in charge of the Sahara Desert, they would soon run out of Sand.                                              

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hey Mate?

Poor old Carlos, he has a black eye, hurt right arm and broken right leg, not to mention internal bleeding and collapsed lung after being beat up by a female prairie dog and then having a 250 tons of space gunk (A meteorite) dropped on his head.  Sitting in a wheel chair minding his own business and two little lizards come bringing him glad tidings and great news...of course he is going to thing they are Christian Missionaries...wouldn't anyone?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

That was fun, lets do it again!

Good old Carlos, what a trooper!  Always ready to win for the Gipper and will always go that extra mile.
Was that enough cliches for you?
Here is another, since tomorrow is Sunday, Carlos will find a little religion to greet his day.

Friday, February 22, 2013

In Coming!

The idea of this story line came from that Space rock or Meteor that landed in Mother Russia last week. 
While Carlos the coyote is listening to the tall dark stranger a meteor slams into the Water Hole Road Kill Grill and Bar.  And like Wiley E Coyote, Carlos survives to be smashed, hit, punched and poked another day.
Poor old Carlos, I have gotten a peek at the up coming series of gags and I think that coyote is gonna earn his keep. 
Lucky for him he is now covered under Obama Care, the new and improved American Health Care system.  BTW folks.....that there was a joke and you may start laughing anytime you want.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Did you hear that?

Did Priscilla meet her end?  Will the four little stooges also meet their maker when the evil monster Diamond Back Rattle Snake reaches them and eats them?  Who will win the bet the little guys made on the out come of Priscilla VS the Snake? 
Five bucks says we shall find out tomorrow....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rumors are not true.

Some truth behind the terrible rumors flying around the internet about our little Warrior Princess, Priscilla.   It is really a shame how rumors can degrade a person's reputation but on the other hand as some famous guy once said, "I don't care what they say about me as long as they spell my name correctly."

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Trust and Perry!

Today being Sunday and all, I wanted to give the cartoon a wee different look. 
What is happening here is that Priscilla is on the head of the rattle snake and the snake bends it's head down for a thrust upward much like cocking your arm to throw out a ball or rock.
Tomorrow we will be on the road and since I have not done the drawing yet, it will be a little late in the day by the time I get back to the old drawing board and computer.
See you all tomorrow once we are back on the eastern side of the Continental Divide.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Here Priscilla, Prairie Dog Warrior Princess is fighting for her life with all the bravado she can muster.  At the same time tree idiot prairie dogs up on the hill are in a Three Stooges type fight.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013


As the little rodent super hero fights the monster to protect the prairie dog town back in 2003, local prairie dogs are taking bets if she lives or dies ( It is a guy thing) and in the Watering Hole   Road Kill grill & Bar the tall dark stranger has the guys on the edge of their seat waiting for the out come of his story or bravado and mayhem. 
Tomorrow more mayhem than Bravado.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Attack!

Priscilla Warrior Princes, attacking the monster Rattle Snake.  It must have been a sight to behold.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Down at The Water Hole

Meanwhile down at The Water Hole Bar & Road Kill Grill, the "Tall Dark Stranger" continues his tale of Bravado and Mayhem.
Carlos: " You're saying that female prairie dog is over ten years old?  How can that be?"
Tall Dark Stranger: "She is much older than ten years old my young friend, she is at least 500 years old."
Zak the bear, "No shit?"
TDS: "No shit.  That little Viking helmet she got when she was a Viking warrior.  Rumor has it that she is an immortal and can not die."
Bob the Buffalo: "I bet I could stomp her into her afterlife!"
TDS:  "I don't think so my humpback friend. She would probably stick those horns of yours in a place where the sun don't shine."
Carlos the coyote: "Okay stranger, why is she here now?"
The tall dark stranger took a draw from his corn cob pipe, closed his eyes as if he were going into a trance and after a few minutes of deafening silence opened his eyes and stated:  "She is looking for something she wants most in her life....."
Carlos:  "What do you think that is stranger?"
TDS: "Who knows?"

Monday, February 11, 2013

She is dead meat!

Priscilla has gone out to do battle with the rattle snake and while she is off doing her smiting, these four guys do what guys on the out come. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Vanquishing we goeth!

The "Tall Dark Stranger" is still telling his tale of "Bravado and Mayhem" and for awhile the tale will be seen from the prairie dog's point of view. Please keep in mind this part of the story takes place back in 2003.
Also today I am introducing three new characters...hopefully you may recognize them during the next week.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Okay this is a really bad pun...Carmen  Miranda as a rattle snake...on the plus side this way she would not need to use any maracas or any other form of rattles for the music.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Twin Sisters

Please note that there really is a couple mountains in southern Colorado called the "Twin Sisters", they just don't look exactly like the two I added to my cartoon today.  There is an old story about those two mountains but as they say that is another story for another day.
I wonder if Carlos the coyote and his drinking buddies have figured yet that the first time the "Tall Dark Stranger" saw Priscilla was ten years ago?  Maybe they will figure it out at a later time. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tick Tock

Just having some fun here, using a style like you might see in some old west movie, building up the drama.
Imagine in the back ground all you could hear was the ticking of the clock.  I think I remember a scene like this in High Noon or maybe it was Blazing Saddles. 
Tomorrow the tall dark stranger ( please note that even though the stranger is not tall or dark it sounds much better than short squatty pale stranger)will commence to tell his tale of bravado and mayhem as he was witness to.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did she want to smite you?

It looks like the tall dark stranger has also had a run in with Priscilla. 
By the way now we know what happened to Adolf.  Spending his time these days spitting into drinking glasses and pouring beer to the wild Critters of North Park.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We Was Kung Fu Fighting.....

Meanwhile back at the Prairie Dog town, Priscilla is giving a little hand to hand fighting demonstration to Joe & Willy.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Tall Dark Stranger

I have a confession to make.  I dislike those graphic novels and also dislike fantasy stories.  So here I am drawing a basic graphic novel of sorts and it is about talking wild animals acting like humans.  Go figure.
my biggest complaint with graphic novels is that the art work by and large looks like it was done on a computer by a 12 year old boy. 
Sorry about using part of the lirics of the Billy Joel song Piano Man as a pseudo gag and sorry this comic strip is a bit on the long side today kinda sorta got carried away.
Who is the tall dark stranger supposed to be?  I tried to combine both Lee Van Cleef & Jack Palance as well as the true spirit of the American West for this crusty old eagle.  I seem to remember scenes like this in some of the old westerns and here we go on another flight of fantasy.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Okay Priscilla, you have vanquished the coyote, Carlos....What are your plans now?
Priscilla:  "Why get my nails done, you big silly."
My wife seem to think this gag was a bit on the cliche side and I suppose it was. 
Tomorrow , Carlos the coyote will be found licking his wounds (another old cliche) at the local wild critter bar and roadkill grill called, "The Watering Hole".  I wonder what tales of wonder he will be telling his fellow coyotes and birds or prey? 

Funny thing about doing something like this, I find my self thinking sort of like a chess player.  What gags I will be coming up with two or three days from now.  Long before I actually sit down and start drawing them out by hand.  Since I am older than dirt I doubt I will ever bother to learn to created comic strips on a computer and until I die at my drawing table will continue to do it the old school way pencil, pen and lots and lots of blank sheets of paper.  See you all tomorrow.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A smiting we go!

Keeping in mind that Priscilla, female warrior of the Prairie Dogs of Olde London Town, is under normal conditions a very sweet and gentle female.  But when she sees evil lurking about she becomes a bit unhinged and takes on the evil with her smiting sword "Katana".

Friday, February 1, 2013

KANTANA the smiter

The other day on an old movie channel they were showing Saint Joan the story of Joan of Arc.  A true story of a young girl who in 1429 wins some battles for the French against the English and gets an idiot crowned king of France.  The Church pays her back by burning her at the stake for among other things wearing men's clothing and saying God Doth spake to to her.   She was born in 1412 so she was 16 when the church tortured her and then burned her alive.  Later on she was made a Catholic Saint by the church.  So much for females in combat in the 15th century.  I keep trying to imagine the mindset of the people back in the 15th century that would allow a religion to control the government as it did in Europe at that time.  But then again all you have to do is look at the Middle East and see the same things happening today.
This comic strip is beginning to take on a life of it's own and turning into a fantasy story of sorts and if this offends anyone all I can say is, "Go get a life!"  It is just a simple story and no animals are being harmed except for Carlos the coyote's nose, so far.