Saturday, October 31, 2020

Who the FORK are you suppost to be? - SUPER EVIL RACE DIRECTOR


This comic was inspired by a series of books about an abandoned pit bull named Big. Big Dog Diaries follows the adventures of Big and his family, including his older sister Little and his Dad Lazarus Lake. Laz credits Big as the true author of the series yet it is Lake who puts into words the wonders of being "Big". Describing the world through the lens and the nose of a dog who was abused and left for dead and yet retained his good nature and the ability to give and accept love is both inspiring and humbling.

The stories are chalked full of introspection, and I was left with a lasting sense that dogs are not only like our children but are our teaches, imparting us with their distinctive "breed" of wisdom. Big as it turns out is as kind-hearted as he is ferocious looking, and I must admit that I've developed a crush on the "Big" fellow. His sister Little reminds me of URP and has appeared on this blog before as she is famous for accompanying her dad at his infamous Barkley Marathons race. There are also many insights about Big training with his dad for races and tidbits of information about the numerous events  Laz directs.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


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Barkley 2020 is right around the corner which got me thinking what it might be like if The URG's were to gain a coveted spot in the race with, "THE RAZOR SHARP BRIERS AND LOONEY RD". It's hard to believe it's been 8 years since I drew Bev Anderson-Abbs at the yellow gate to commemorate her hard won Fun Run finish in 2012. A feat she has since repeated 2 more times. "The Wizard of Barkley" was about that same race. I remember sending it to the "EVIL Race Director" along with my Haiku poem which was a requirement to gain access to the Barkley google group. I guess I wanted to better understand the mystery which seemed to surround this crazy race. I even had the audacity to send in an application for the race a few years back. You might say I was suffering from "Barkley Fever" when I sent off another application this year. Hey, why not I thought to myself. I know there are Elite spots and Former Finisher spots and spots for long time supporters and friends and maybe just maybe there is a spot for annoying cartoonists also. For those of you who aren't in on the joke, this comic references a couple early URGs, Hug's and Kisses and Wishing You all and Ultra-Holiday Season.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Rain...


I found this little gem hidden with a collection of my old drawings. From before the time I called him URG or had created I can't remember why I didn't post this. I'd like to give credit and thanks for the inspiration to the song writer, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival.