Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Big Ticket

Be careful where you park in Los Angeles!
The Big Ticket

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ding A Ling

History shows, Sigmund Freud used dogs in therapy. See how therapists today are using this intervention in their practice.
Ding A Ling

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Why Doves Cry

All right Prince, out with it, Why do Doves Cry?

Why Doves Cry

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cowboys and Indians

This latest cartoon was a joke I heard and instantly saw it as a cartoon. Kudos to who ever came up with this one.

Crying Macho Man: YOU SO LOCO! Book on Sale NOW!

The highly anticipated new book, YOU SO LOCO, is on sale NOW at Crying Macho Man! This second collection is chock full of All New Laugh-Out-Loud cartoons with a foreword by Michael Aushenker, creator of Cartoon Flophouse and in his own right, a Laugh-Out-Loud cartoonist.

Click here to go to store

Monday, May 5, 2008

Free Comic Book day at The Comic Bug

What a blast to see all the kiddies and grown ups in line to get their free comics. My pals Javier and Michael were surprised to see how many people showed up to the event. Michael recalled "Man...this is crazy, last year we had only a few people come and now the line is through the door!" Javier was also flabbergasted bringing his collection of Kirby to read 'when things got slow.' Not the case my friends. Maybe the fever for comics coincided with the opening of IRON MAN and everyone was just fresh off the high they got from the movie, who knows. But what I do know is that I did not stop drawing for the 4 hours I was there.

The Crowd at The Comic Bug

Me tirelessly drawing for the fans.

Mikey is 'touched' by a spider!!!

Owners Jun Goeku and MIke Wellman were the most gracious of hosts, making sure the featured comic artists were well fed and watered.

The artists were well represented with the likes of JAVIER HERNANDEZ showing off his new Demolition Dove character as well as his blockbuster El Muerto. MICHAEL AUSHENKER and RAFAEL NAVARRO were up to 'some good', toting their collaboration on the new Pokey book slated to come out this summer. Michael handed out hundreds of free Pokey and Gumby buttons and collectibles to young and old fans. Two tables down, MIKE MIGNOLA of Hellboy fame was touting his involvement in the new Hellboy movie coming out this summer. TED SEKO, creator of ATTACK OF THE SUPERMONSTERS and BILLY COLE was drawing up a storm for the kiddies.

Rafael Navarro and Robbie Martinez in action.

I don't usually draw super hero characters, but I relented and added my brand of humor to them:

After a great and humorous filled afternoon, we were hungry and ended up at a local pizza joint which had some dee-licious food. Here's a pict of the gang:

From left to right: Jerry Boyd, Me, Michael Aushenker, Bernyce Talley and Javier Hernandez.

Friday, May 2, 2008

In the Spirit of Independent Cartooning

Hello Everyone,
A few things I want to share this week.

The web offers me the freedom and independence of sharing my cartoons without the censorship of a corporate syndicate looking over my shoulder. I like to call it web-syndication which basically means I plug my cartoons to other websites and email my mailing list (like this one). And my marketing and solicitation are very grass roots and organic. By that I mean I collect emails at conventions or get people to subscribe through my website. I do not and will never buy or sell email lists (I find that to be creepy).

This week unfortunately my hard drive crashed and I lost most of my email contacts (1000+) . You're on this list because I had backed up your email on paper (thank god). So what I'm asking is if you know of anyone who might like to subscribe to my cartoons please send them my way. I've got to rebuild and forge ahead from this minor set back. So thank you.

Being an avid web surfer myself, I understand the you have a lot to see on the web and the emails can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your tolerance and patronage. Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

Jose aka Crying Macho Man

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