Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 All New Cartoon Count Down: Day Nine

HAPPPPPPPPPPPPY HALLOWEEEN, everyone! I'm wrapping up this special day with a final single panel cartoon, # 9 in the Count Down, followed by the Halloween Treat of an all new Halloween mini-comic. Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Eight

It's the Day before Halloween and Day 8 of the All New Halloween cartoon Count Down! To celebrate today and tomorrow I will be treating everyone with two new mini-graphic novels plus a new cartoon! Here's the new single panel followed by a mini-graphic novel featuring Erik and Christine of Phantom of the Opera (click on those images to see them in a larger format (I think?))! Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Seven

It's Day 7 of the All New Halloween Cartoon Count Down!

I'm a fan of "Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" and have watched every episode of both from their beginnings and one of the best things AMC ever did was create the talk show "Talking Dead" with Chris Hardwick, best host you could possibly have!

He is funny, engaging, great to his guests and really knows every aspect of the shows. If you haven't watched Taking Dead before, try it after the next episode. It's worth staying up for!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Six

It is Day 6 of the 2017 All New Halloween Cartoon Count Down!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Five

Day five of the All New Cartoon Count Down!

In popular culture witches are portrayed as everything from cute to sexy to scary. NY Magazine's Vulture has a list for the 15 best "witch" movies of all time. Here's the link:

and here are 3 of my favorite witches: Barbara Steele in "Black Sunday", a film that was on TV a lot when I was a kid:
Kim Novak, from another movie I saw many times, "Bell, Book and Candle":
And the cutest witch of all, Kiki from Miyazaki's "Kiki's Delivery Service"!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Four

It's Day Four of the Halloween Cartoon Count Down and what could be more scary than the Headless Horseman?

That headless driver and the Death Coach in Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", that's what! This terrified me as a little kid. But I also always remembered this movie.
and a scary scene from that very movie, courtesy of Youtube!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Three

It's Day Three of the All New Halloween Cartoon Count Down!

A couple of years ago, I was invited to a local "Haunted House" so I thought, "How scary can this be?" and was planning to go alone, when my friend Joyce said she and her husband were going so we all went together and, good thing, because that place was pretty darn scary!!! Even when you probably knew most of the cast, anything done in the dark where things pop out at you and even chase you is going to be scary!
As a kid, I begged my brother and his friend to let me go see "House on Haunted Hill" with them. I grew up on horror and monster movies, so I was sure I could enjoy THIS one. Wrong! Not even half way through I made them leave and take me home! So, one thing I've learned in life is... haunted houses = scary!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day Two

It is Day Two of the all new Halloween Cartoon Count Down! Night of the Living Trick or Treaters:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017 Cartoon Countdown: Day One

Yikes! I haven't had a new post on here since Mother's day!!!Time to change that... with an all new Halloween Cartoon Countdown which will wrap up with a new mini-graphic novel! Here is the first cartoon!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day 2017!!!

Who doesn't LOVE Mother's Day (if you're a Mom)? I know I do! Because I have the Bestest of All Daughters! I did this drawing about all the joys of being a Mom! Happy Mother's Day to Moms everywhere! (click on drawing to see it larger!)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Part 2

Happy, Happy Easter! What would a holiday be without Erik and Christine?
Here is a mini-mini-graphic novel in honor of today!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter Part 1

Happy Easter, everyone! Every year I do a new Easter Bunny cartoon. Here is the latest one!
I have a surprise Easter mini-graphic novel to post tomorrow!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Happy Birthday to the  Most Fabulous of Daughters, Nico!
Black cats x 33 (+ bonus cats ) wish you the very best of days!!! With lots of LOVE from Mom!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New 2017 Kitty Awards

The Academy Awards are TOMORROW and it used to be super exciting but now has become a big yawn and you just know at 9 you are going to take a break and watch "The Walking Dead", right? The Kitty Awards, on the other hand are more exciting than ever! And, once again, we've scored the hottest host of all time, Mr. Neil Patrick Harris! Can you believe we got him again?

As you know, the Kitty will go to the most deserving winners. Not the movies that cost the most, or the biggest stars. And, as always, we will use the Academy Award list of nominees so you can see if the judges at the Kitties agree or if they go with something surprising, something you'll be talking about at work because the judges have been so on target! That's how it is, here, at the Kitty Awards!

So, get ready to settle back and enjoy the show! It's time for... the 8th Annual (8 YEARS!!! Is it possible, you ask? Yes, it is... as some of us have to handle all the stars plus do everything back stage!) Kitty Awards for all you viewers (I know, I know, readers) out there! Take it away Neil!

Now it's time for our first awards! Let's begin with Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali : Moonlight
Jeff Bridges: Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges: Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel: Lion
Michael Shannon: Nocturnal Animals
So, the Judges did not see any of these movies, but has that ever stopped them from awarding an award? Never! The judges DID see a lot of performances on DVD and things on Netflix not to mention good old cable. Maybe if those at the top made those AA nominees available on DVD to our judges...things might have gone differently! We judges LOVED  Penny Dreadful and in particular, they admired Josh Hartnett who was a revelation in the role of Ethan Chandler!

And the winner is Josh! We love you, Josh, and only wish Penny Dreadful could have continued with you and Goddess Eva Green as you had the best chemistry and are deserving of All the Awards! Congratulations!

Isn't that a surprise and an upset, no offense to all the fine nominees, and, again, Academy, make these things available to the Kitty Judges and things might go a lot differently, though, probably not!
Next Category is for Best Supporting Actress:
The Nominees are:
Viola Davis: Fences
Naomi Harris: Moonlight
Nicole Kidman: Lion
Octavia Spencer: Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams: Nocturnal Animals
Sigh, again, the judges haven't seen ANY of these films (although we are on hold for some of them at the Library!) so they were forced to look hard at many performers NOT nominated and the judges have seen a great many episodes of Third Rock From the Sun and they just adore Kristen Johnston who is just standout brilliant as Sally the alien living in the hot body of a earth woman.

And here are more reasons why this amazing actress should be in the running, because, hey, great performances are forever!

And, surprise, the winner is Kristen! Look how happy she is to win the esteemed Kitty! You deserve it, Kristen! Congratulations!

Now for the big categories!
And for once, the judges saw one of the big names listed here, so, will they agree with the AA or go with a dark horse?
Best Actor
Casey Affleck: Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield: Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling: La La Land
Viggo Mortensen: Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington: Fences
And, Yay! The Judges LOVED La La Land, and that means the winner is Ryan Gosling.
Here you go, Ryan!

You may have won other awards and you may win the Oscar... but I am sure the win that means the most to you is the prestigious Kitty!
Next category is:
Best Actress!
The Nominees are:
Isabelle Huppert: Elle
Ruth Negga: Loving
Natalie Portman: Jackie
Emma Stone: La La Land
Meryl Streep: Florence Foster Jenkins
We agree that these are all wonderful actresses. We LOVE Ruth Negga in Preacher, and Natalie in most things and the Judges even saw that Meryl Streep movie and it was interesting but seriously, Emma Stone just lit up the screen in La La Land! She's adorable, can act and sing and the Judges love, love, love her in everything so...yes, Emma, YOU are the winner of the amazing Kitty! Congratulations!!

The Nominees for Best Director are:
Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival")
Mel Gibson ("Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle ("La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan ("Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight
And, it's a sweep, because Damien Chazelle is another La La Land winner!

Now the award for Best Animated Movie:
The Nominees are
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
the Red Turtle
The Winner is, of course, Moana, because it had great characters and fabulous music!

Get ready for a tough race: Best SONG
Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land
(Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
"Can’t Stop The Feeling" from Trolls
(Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster)
"City Of Stars" from La La Land
(Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
("The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story)
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
"How Far I’ll Go" from Moana
(Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda)
The Judges LOVED both La La Land's City of Stars (and everything else, too)

And they also LOVED "Moana's" "How Far I'll Go" and all  the other songs!

 So BOTH are WINNERS!!! A FIRST for the Kitties! And we are also giving them BOTH the Kitty for Best Music, too, a category Moana was sadly excluded from!

Now, the moment you've been waiting for:
the Kitty Life Time Achievement Award!!! This year's winner is: Gerard Butler!!!!
Because he did this:

Really, did he even NEED to do anything else? Well, he has had a pretty illustrious career so he is well deserving of winning the Kitty!
Wrapping things up with the BIG Award of the Night
The Kitty Best Picture Nominees are:
La La Land
La La Land
La La Land
La La Land
Because the Judes only saw La La Land and Arrival... so, can there be any doubt? Check out this trailer for La La Land!

The Winner is La La Land! For once Everyone agrees with the Kitty Judge's consensus!

Congratulations everyone!
Well, that's it for this year! Another exciting Kitty Awards and possibly the very best!!! We know the Academy Awards are coming right up and you'll probably watch, as the Judges will, and know, once again, that the Kitty Awards did everything right! Thanks once more to the amazing NPH for giving so generously of his time! Thank you, Neil! Hope to see you back here next year!
* A note about the Kitty Award itself. The statue was inspired by the late and majestic  cat among cats: Big Eric. He will live on in the hearts of all the Kitty Award recipients.