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Xeroids049 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids049 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 4 1 Xeroids048 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids048 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 10 11 Xeroids047 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids047 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 8 19 Girl and Robot with Flowers by TheOldGoat1955 Girl and Robot with Flowers :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 43 36 Mollz Science Project by TheOldGoat1955
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Mollz Science Project :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 54 39
Backstory by TheOldGoat1955 Backstory :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 12 39 Venna  Shelly by TheOldGoat1955 Venna Shelly :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 15 30 Vp277 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp277 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 11 29 Vp276 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp276 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 9 35 Vp275 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp275 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 8 22 Vp274 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp274 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 7 30 Vp273 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp273 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 7 27 Vp272 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp272 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 7 35 Xeroids046 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids046 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 10 24 Xeroids045 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids045 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 8 13 Xeroids044 by TheOldGoat1955 Xeroids044 :icontheoldgoat1955:TheOldGoat1955 8 13

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my first wood carving dude by TheAcciuga my first wood carving dude :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 17 14 failed watercolour part 4 by TheAcciuga failed watercolour part 4 :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 12 9 Shape Ladies by TheAcciuga Shape Ladies :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 13 8 Draw Yourself CHALLENGE 8 -anime,manga- by TheAcciuga Draw Yourself CHALLENGE 8 -anime,manga- :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 7 11 Shades of green by MadokaKawabata Shades of green :iconmadokakawabata:MadokaKawabata 4 5
Literature
Naturalist's Notes on N2O
Several stanzas from "Naturalist's Notes on a Planet with a
                   High Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere."

Frookies greeble late at night,
And glabverate the Breem.
Yet when Zerks gurble,
They take fright,
And groop!  So it would seem.
And underneath the Bonxa shrubs,
The delraps lurk and mumble.
For when the greebling Frookie grubs,
They're far too zorched to grumble.
The Bindlewurst ginks through the murk
And makes the tem-trees spooky.
But even Sebfleps do not lurk
Around the greebling Frookie.
Yet in the sea the Sim-sops dwell,
And Gunglefrids beneath,
And never once does Frookie smell
Pollute the roaring reef.
On mountainsides, Kiyonbers mince
With tiny steps, and cleavers.
And should a Frookie gnurp or wince,
They slap their tails, like beavers.
And once I saw the Mondlemynd,
A sight as rare as rubies!
No Frookie could compare with such!
And but a few Urdnoobies!
The ten teeth of the Glinkercrig
Are pointed, like t
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Literature
Pronunciamento
Color and line
To control them is mine.
With some frustration
Imagination
Lures and compels...
I have intense spells.
Image and shape
I can't escape
Dreams I must heed.
Driven by need,
I must depict
What I can't predict.
 
Tricks played with light
Bore, or delight,
Always first--me.
Can what I see
Please or amuse
Or just confuse?
 
My art is mine,
Clumsy, or fine.
Hackneyed, or new,
Here for your view.
Say what you see...
It has pleased me.
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Go T and the Super Moon by Chickfighter Go T and the Super Moon :iconchickfighter:Chickfighter 5 12 Comiiiing!  by TheAcciuga Comiiiing! :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 13 12
Literature
Vain Little Charmer
Always lock your jewelry box.
It prevents those starts and shocks
That come when some sweet little drake
Figures what to wear, and take.
Ripped from your plundered jewelry box
Are all the hasps, and all the locks
That gave way in protesting heed
To a small dragon's need, and greed.
Now she tinkers, looks and seems
A dragon empress, crowned with gleams.
She smiles, whispers haughtily
'No other dragon shines like me.'
She poses, preens, rubs diamonds clearer.
Dragon diva, in the mirror.
Purrs, head on her greedy claws
And dreams of gemstones lacking flaws.
Next to your empty jewelry box
Not far, as a princess walks
The fairest of the dragon girls
Is sleeping sprawled on all your pearls.
Her bedecked coiled shape beguiles,
Your own reflection frowns, then smiles,
Her joy is worth more than your rocks.
You get a new, steel jewelry box.
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The Hermit by TheAcciuga The Hermit :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 12 13
Literature
Artist, Looking Backwards
Hidden treasures
Age-old pleasures.
Things that last
Scooped from my past.
Paltry, yet so vast...
Fleeting glances,
Old romances.
Long-gone beauty
Now, my booty…
Some still unsurpassed.
Drew this, did I?
Really can’t deny
I had skill.
I’m at it, still.
With my brushes grasped.
Another year gone.
Yet I work on.
Monsters, Photos
Still, I do those.
Seems my part is cast.
Paints might splatter--
Make it matter.
Draw it, share it.
I still care, it
Has gone by so fast…
Grim persistence
My existence
Leaves its traces
Art, skill graces
Life that’s held tight-clasped.
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Happy Birthday,  Goat!  by TheAcciuga Happy Birthday, Goat! :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 6 7
Literature
The Vigil
Upon the hill, on guard, alone
The griffin crouches on a stone.
He keeps his vigil, nights and days
And not a thing escapes his gaze.
I climb on up to see his glories,
Bring him treats, and tell him stories.
He is polite, accepts my praise,
But keeps his watch, on guard, he stays.
At night you look up and can see
His glowing eyes that ceaselessly
Go back and forth across our town
In search of things that call him down.
No thief dares skulk among our homes
For endlessly the griffin roams
And checks our doors and barns and locks
Then goes back to his couch of rocks.
We feast, or revel, he looks on
And guards until all guests are gone.
We eat and dance in peace and laughter
And he stands guard, stands by, looks after.
No robbers threaten us, for he
Patrols our fields endlessly.
He finds lost children, calms their weeping
And leads them home, and guards them sleeping.
Because of him, we fear no foe.
He’s with us when we come, or go.
He watches us, keeps all secure.
Patient, fearless,
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writing postcards adult style...  by TheAcciuga writing postcards adult style... :icontheacciuga:TheAcciuga 7 14
Literature
Old Artist
Sod all this old age and gloom,
I am in my drawing room.
It's a nursery, no tomb.
Art flows from my drawing room.
Things I've seen, or songs I've heard
Drawn here in some pretty Bird.
There! I've caught her, more or less.
In a state of fun undress.
Lots I've drawn, and will draw after.
Echoes, signs of quiet laughter.
With my pen I prance and caper.
Trap my laughter on the paper.
I go on--there's more to do.
Ideas that I must pursue.
Here's old work on which I've sat.
Did I draw this? Fancy, that!
I can make the world turn brighter,
Thousand-word-a-story writer.
There is that within my heart
That impels me on--to art.
Hours, days, I'm still beguiling,
Not just my figures are smiling.
Let the clouds collect and loom--
I'll be in my drawing room.
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Xeroids049
In today's episode, we have more of Kosima in briefest elements of her slave girl costume, a security guard whose name is Dortha...but it's clearly not the same Dortha who is currently appearing in Venna's Planet...and an unusual form of self-defense, demonstrated here by Bppth, which involves projectile vomiting. That's what you get for punching someone in the stomach after he's had a huge meal.
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Xeroids048
Double dose of Xeroids today, as we're running a bit late with these. Debaffler for panel 6: 'do a scarper' means to leave the scene hurriedly. I haven't heard the term used in the last fifty years, but I like these archaic cockney expressions.
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Xeroids047
It's taken a little while to upload this episode, because I took it (and #48) out of the file to scan it in, then lost it...and I just now found it. So, Elita, covered in gunge, is still obsessed about people seeing her pants,  but Kosima seems to have got over her bout of the blues and is back on stage. For those who don't use this system, 'A4' is a standard paper size here, measuring 21 x 29.7cm.
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Girl and Robot with Flowers
OK, you've probably already seen this, as it's been in the gallery for a while...but I noticed the image had mysteriously vanished, although all the comments and details were still there. So, I've deleted the blank space, and we'll try again. I happen to like this picture, inspired by Caroline Munro as Stella Star, from the 1979 film, Starcrash. This is a variation on an illustration I did for the book of stories based on the further perils of Stella, 'Curved Space' - get it if you can, there may still be copies out there. The title is borrowed from an album by The Greg Foat Group (Girl and Robot with Flowers) which is off-beat big band jazz (I suppose) and is just the kind of thing I like! (But why did that picture vanish?)
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After every Christmas, I resolve to begin preparing for the next one in July. I never do this, of course, because, apart from anything else, in the blazing heatwave (we do sometimes have such things in England) the idea of Christmas ever happening again seems extremely remote. So, here I am, barely a fortnight away, and not really ready. I'll be all right, because most of the seasonal work is appearances at hotels to draw cartoons of the guests - and provided, I, my car and the roads are in reasonable condition, I'll just get on with it. I haven't prepared my own Christmas card for printing - as I type, I haven't even thought of an idea.

I admit that a lot of time and concentration this year has gone into Venna's Planet (thank you for your support in buying this! And if you haven't - to Amazon with you - order your copy now, or copies for presents!) - I am still struggling to produce enough good material fro Book Two in the spring of 2019....but the first one took me four years. I have now four months left...but I am one third into it, so there is hope!

On that subject, I have declined a couple of invitations to include installments in other galleries...I hope the owners don't think me rude, but I'm only showing these strips for a while here, because I very much value the feedback from those who follow the story.

Every copy of the book sold is a pound in my bank, and a brick in the tower of credibility I have with my publisher. I have no real idea how Book One is doing, and I won't until they divvy up the royalties, and maybe I don't want to know, at least until Book Two is ready to roll.  Who knows - maybe they won't back it, in which case, it's self-publishing time. I'll press on anyway.

Thanks, as always, for the fun comments and conversation.

After every Christmas, I resolve to begin preparing for the next one in July. I never do this, of course, because, apart from anything else, in the blazing heatwave (we do sometimes have such things in England) the idea of Christmas ever happening again seems extremely remote. So, here I am, barely a fortnight away, and not really ready. I'll be all right, because most of the seasonal work is appearances at hotels to draw cartoons of the guests - and provided, I, my car and the roads are in reasonable condition, I'll just get on with it. I haven't prepared my own Christmas card for printing - as I type, I haven't even thought of an idea.

I admit that a lot of time and concentration this year has gone into Venna's Planet (thank you for your support in buying this! And if you haven't - to Amazon with you - order your copy now, or copies for presents!) - I am still struggling to produce enough good material fro Book Two in the spring of 2019....but the first one took me four years. I have now four months left...but I am one third into it, so there is hope!

On that subject, I have declined a couple of invitations to include installments in other galleries...I hope the owners don't think me rude, but I'm only showing these strips for a while here, because I very much value the feedback from those who follow the story.

Every copy of the book sold is a pound in my bank, and a brick in the tower of credibility I have with my publisher. I have no real idea how Book One is doing, and I won't until they divvy up the royalties, and maybe I don't want to know, at least until Book Two is ready to roll.  Who knows - maybe they won't back it, in which case, it's self-publishing time. I'll press on anyway.

Thanks, as always, for the fun comments and conversation.

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Robin GrenvilleEvans
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Self taught artist/cartoonist. Always existed on the brink of a society that I've never quite managed to fit into. Happy-go lucky idiot who enjoys life in his own weird way.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
I also thought you might like this:
The Queen's Guard by Netarliargus
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
It's probably a good thing I don't get down to London very much...
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Wear a T-Shirt:  NOT FOOD
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
When I eat out, I end up wearing food. But if I wore a NOT FOOD T-shirt, being skinny, it would just say 'OT FOOD, which would make matters worse.
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slimies Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
i see you liked lennon and his glasses
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
He was the meanest of the Fab Four, but a great talent, and more responsible for their rise--and fall--than McCartney. An undeniably pheonomenon.
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I did, in fact, once have a pair of glasses just like John Lennon's.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Didn't the world? I thought it would be a nice look back.
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I didn't get mine until 1983, so i was too late to be trendy. I'd just wanted some like that for a long time.  The ones you see in my profile pic are my current style, but I am now sans whiskers, so i need to update that photo...
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