It's been a while since I've written one of these things. Stuff is going pretty good at the Gulliver Cult Compound. Today was one of the most beautiful days in many a moon - about 72 degrees and sunny, with cool breezes. The rain finally quit for a while, but parts of the lawn are still too wet to cut. For the first time in ages, art ideas are starting to flow freely again, and I've had plenty of commission work flow my way. And cooking out - burgers and brats. As I work on more artwork, I want to share some of the music I've been mega-dosing on lately. This first piece is from Steve Hackett of Genesis, and the late Chris Squire of Yes [link]
I just found out that Tim Conway had passed away today at the age of 85. This was truly one of the funniest comic actors of our modern age. He was an Ohio boy like myself, and got his start in Cleveland many years ago. He was a cast member on McHale's Navy, and then became a regular on the Carol Burnette Show. His forte was cracking the other cast members up, especially his co-star Harvey Corman - he was warned not to do this, but he did it anyway...much to our delight. It just made the whole skit funnier. Watch him here on the famous "dentist sketch" [link] Watch as Harvey tries in vain to keep a straight face after Tim injects himself with
Hey, you remember that scene from Pee Wee's Big Adventure where he hitches a ride with Large Marge the ghostly trucker? Well, I was thinking what if you drew Marge Simpson driving a truck with Pee-Wee riding shotgun while she did that scary face?
Ten years ago, on this same stretch of road, I saw the worst accident I ever seen. And when they finally pulled the driver's body from the twisted burning wreck, it looked like this! I still have nightmares about it.