year of the dragon

a very, super special spectacular, spectacular pop smoothie epic holiday special


The name says it all really. I tried to fit it all in: weird holiday specials, the 70s, weird variety shows, Mayans, zombies, the year of the dragon… Points to anyone who gets all the references.

A note about 70s television: I am not sure if it was on the whole “worse”, there just seems to be a lot better TV now because there is so much to choose from. Even if the percentage of good is less, there is so much that the number is greater.

There was a time when mimes had a prime time show and Charro was on everything, but everything was not very much content. Maybe that is why I read a lot more as a kid or played outside.

I actually do not mean to even knock Shields and Yarnell. They were pretty entertaining to us at the time. I was in school and got the Dynamite magazine where they were on the cover. As I drew this comic, I was surprised to find out that Robert Shields actually has an art career now. There is some pretty cool stuff on his site.

And of course, people look at the Star Wars Holiday Special now with horror, but back then after years of Sid and Marty Krofft shows, as kids, we watched it and even liked it. We all liked the movie so much back then that if the show had been a Han Solo Hypnotoad, we would have probably tuned in…

Anyway, assuming I am not clinging to a bit of molten rock after the 21st, I look forward to a second year of Pop Smoothie…

Happy Thanksgiving in the Year of the Dragon


Yep, just a couple more to finish up the year… You thought I would get tired of this Year of the Dragon stuff??? No way!

Stay tuned for the Pop Smoothie Holiday Special comic with loads of special guest stars and musical numbers…

Year of the Dragon, Neil Gaiman and Flamingos

I recently saw there is a tumblr that consists of Neil Gaiman and Flamingos. It seemed to work inĀ  my brain with Pop Smoothie and the Year of the Dragon. I admit I get a bit silly when I am up in the wee hours (couldn’t sleep).

I also have a couple Year of the Dragon Halloween posts coming up and a special one pager called Game of Pumpkins.