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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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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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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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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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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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vP208
Venna is a kind and patient woman, who respects the ways and customs of those who are not like herself, but this situation is going to be a problem for her, and it's just a matter of time before things reach melting point.
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Vp207
OK, Venna's back. This is the start of Book Two...as some of you will know, Book One is in the first stages of print publication. More news on that as it comes. Some revisions: I've changed the spelling of 'Geyzur' to 'Geezur', to avoid mispronunciation. Although this spelling makes the 'g' look soft. Well, it's a hard 'g', as in 'guts'. Venna's friend, Hazel, is now Shelly. And you'll have to get used to referring to The Baroness as The Countess. I had to tweak these things before going to press, because once it's in print, that's it.  Anyway, I will be posting these new installments with greater frequency, as Book Two can't wait four years (That's how long it took me to prepare the last batch).  Aside from the name changes, the level of perilous adventure will be about the same as before, so i hope you enjoy it.  Mature content because I want these previews to be exclusive to members...and there is some hot peril on the way!
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Vp Cover 2
Here's the latest version of the book cover; I really couldn't leave out some of the other characters, and there was plenty of space behind them in the circle, so I just digitally painted them in. More fine tuning to be done, but I'm expecting to be sending the artwork to the publishers this week. Just seen some sample proofs, and the print quality is beautiful! I know some of you have been following the strip on here, but this like is the difference between watching something on a 1950s TV set, and a high definition plasma screen...all the detail is crisp, all the lines are clean. Areas that I thought would block in, didn't.  So, what I'm saying is, it's definitely worth having the book...70 pages of sexy, retro-futuristic fun, And it's going to be the first of a six-volume set! Wow!!!
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Vp Cover 1
This is a mock-up of the proposed cover for the Venna book - I've extended it out on both sides (we're going for a square format) as I wanted to use it as screen wallpaper. I've used clips of the strip so that people will know the contents are black line, but I do think full colour artwork is needed to make the cover jump out at you. The central piece was painted by me, about 25 years ago, but I think it works pretty well. I've modified it and cleaned it up a little digitally - you can compare this with the unretouched version, which is in my 'girls in control' sub gallery. Should be looking at test prints soon (beginning July) then I'm just gonna tell 'em to go for the final. I hope this pays something back, because I've devoted sooo much time and energy to this. And this is only Book One! Oh, do we like the title?  The planet in the title has been named 'Promise'.
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Roscoe In Garden
I had planned to set up some shots with Roscoe hosing the garden, but his legs have become very wobbly, and it was all he could do to just stand, propped up by some tubes and rails, while I took some snapshots.  I think this one is quite evocative - a summer evening in an English garden...with a robot. My neighbours probably think I'm odd, but if they do, I'll tell them Roscoe is a high-tech scarecrow.
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I've been a bit inactive here for a while - this is because I am devoting every waking hour to pasting up and fine-tuning the artwork for the Venna's Planet: Volume One.  I thought it would be a simple case of stacking up the strips and dashing them off to the printer, but, because we've decided on this square format, and I need to fit three strips onto a page, and because the aspect ratio I settled on would mean big margins and reduction of size, I am having to add fragments of scenery to some of the panels in order to make them reach the ends of the allotted space.  With 200 strips needing this treatment, it's taking a while.  I know that some people would just stretch the artwork, which would take seconds rather than hours. But people who stretch artwork to make it fit the page are worse than the worst person who ever lived, and Hell's flames await them.

There are, in fact, several installments which nobody here will have seen, and they now appear about a third of the way into the story. They were created to justify something that happens later.  Those who have been following the story may know that I was unhappy with the name of one of the secondary characters. So, Hazel has become Shelly. It's possible she may yet undergo another name change, but once it's in print, that's it forever.  The Baroness is now The Countess...it's not explained if she ever was a countess in an earlier part of her life, but the point is, she can't be The Baroness since I discovered that this is the name of a character from G I Joe. She's still known personally as 'Galo' (which may be a shortened form of a longer name) and formally, as Commander GC112.  I've dropped 'Corman', as I want the characters to have only given names.  Except for Phileas Knullius, but that's a name he's given himself.

I was also seeking another name for the Krogs - partly to avoid possibly annoying the South African jazz singer, Karin Krog, and to avoid confusion with a person who shops for dry goods (yes, I googled the word!) However, there's hardly any arrangement of letters that doesn't form a known word of some kind, according to Google.  I considered 'drogs' but that's a thing, too.  So I suppose I might as well stick with krog, and if Karin sues me, it will be publicity.

I've altered some of the dialog so that it makes more sense, and flows better, so even if you've read the story, there will be a few new things to see. 

The publishing company is currently running a print test, and once I've seen that, and made a few more adjustments, I'll have to let go of my baby, and wait for the results. Needless to say, as soon as it's available, I'll be announcing it very loudly on here...and commencing with Book Two, complete with name changes and new strip aspect ratio.

Wish me luck!

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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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orsonound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Congratulations on the forthcoming book Robin. Hope all goes well with it and sales are great.
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I have a really good feeling about this - I think it's gonna be big! :-)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Mr. Theodolite by AlanGutierrezArt
Who did I at once think of? Also good.
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hntr0829 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
What happened to page 204 of Venna's Planet?
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
The last panel was all wrong...it's up again now.
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hntr0829 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Saw it. I like the new panel
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's uncanny! I'd love to think that the cartoonist had seen the strip at some stage...you never know...it's been out there for a lot of years in one form or another!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
I prefer 'Krog Klassic.'  My favorite strip of Tatulli's id this one, which, like your work, smacks of Addams, Gorey, and Gahan Wilson.

www.gocomics.com/lio/

It did draw me up short!
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