Yarn-Man and The Old Lady No.1

Yarn-Man & Old Lady was conceived while working on a homework assignment for my ‘Comics 101’ class that used ‘Drawing Words and Writing Pictures’ by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden as the textbook. At the time I was experiencing an artist block and couldn’t think of anything to draw. Eventually I thought of an elderly woman who likes to knit and a man made out of yarn. The idea grew from that. As I was drawing the concept sketches I fell in love with these two creations. Yarn-Man and Old Lady No.1 showcases the very first appearance, and the following assignments and independent ventures that establish the characters.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. –W.B. Fair


April Reads: Encyclopedia Horrifica/Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

As an escapist reader I am always looking for something fun and interesting to read that doesn't take too much to understand or is too complex.  I use my mind a lot daily, so I like to give it a rest before bed. My friend's daughter's school had its book fair two weeks ago, and to help out the school I went to see if they had anything that fit my fancy, and they did. I stumbled on several books, two of which are below, they were so good I wanted to feature them on my blog!

First, we have Encyclopedia Horrifica by: Joshua Gee. Basically this book takes all the things that go bump in the night and gives logical explanations using bits of history and science to explain the things that scare us. Beginning with sea monsters, werewolves, vampires, and aliens, the book then moves to ghosts, bogymen, superstitions, and psychic abilities, and finally ends with faeries, zombies, and death. What makes this book even better is the way its set up: you (the reader) are following Mr. Gee as he investigates all these animals and creatures, and along the way there are little fun activities and tests you can do to be more a part of the story. You even get to become the investigator and try to solve a mystery!     

This is a great fun read for any age!!! Four out of four stars!!!

The mini-read for this month is Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by: Jarrett J. Krosoczka. It's a fun story that is unexpected, and took only about ten minutes to read.

Hector, Dee, and Terrence are kids who are frequently bullied at their school, until a new substitute steps into the picture. While at lunch the kids wonder about their school lunch ladies (who are indeed crime fighters!), and the lunch ladies are wondering about the weird new substitute. That is the base for the story and it comically takes off from there.

Both story and art are great because they are effectively simple. This book gets four out of four stars as well!!!

Pick these books up and you'll have a great time! Enjoy!!!

Urkel is hosting Total Blackout on Syfy!!!

"Hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters), Total Blackout is a half-hour extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges, confronting their own worst enemy - themselves. However, there is a twist - all the challenges are played in complete darkness; no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds barred as the players face their fears and unexpected surprises in a series of nerve-wracking games."

"Total Blackout premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 10/9CST on Syfy."

I am so super excited about this new show from Syfy. Not only does it combine someone from one of my favorite television shows from when I was a child, it also shows people being scared and freaked out in a comical manner. I haven't been this excited since every Scare Tactics season opener (another one of my absolute favorites)!!!

I will definitely be on the couch with all my favorite goodies around me, having a good time when this show premiers, hopefully you enjoy it just as much as I will!

*Picture of Jaleel White and text from syfy.com, and video from TV Guide Magazine's channel on You Tube.


Dementia Comics Store: New Advertisement!


May 2012: Zombie Appreciation!!!

That's right everyone it's that time of year again...the most wonderful time of the year!!! Although the entire year is Zombie Appreciation for me, the month that is devoted to appreciating the living dead is quickly approaching, and I know how I am going to show off my passion...

May is 'Zombie Appreciation Month,' but with this line of products you can show your enthusiasm for everything Zombie all year long! If you like bodily organs, pools of coagulating blood, and zombies, you'll like these items! So visit my store, and look around! There is a variety of products and you're sure to find something you'll like. Better yet, if you like one of my designs and I don't have a product you want you can customize that product with that design.

Most importantly: remember to celebrate (I choose to celebrate all year long)!

Happy Zombie Appreciation Month!


Who wants more Rodney the Zombie?

Hey there everyone, although I don't know how many readers I have out there, but I hope you are well! I thought I have sworn off creating comics, but have the urge to get back into it, but I don't know, so I am leaving it up to you... Who wants to read more Rodney the Zombie, with small installments of Yarn-Man and the Old Lady, and Don Knotts? I could put one to two pages up a week and just have this blog that way, or just draw it for myself, but what do you think?


P.S.-Readers, please leave comments...even if it's just to tell me you are out there...I want to hear from you!

Rodney the Zombie. Issue #2. 'Caretaker for a Day!'


Previously in Rodney the Zombie, Issue #1 Hitting the Help Wanteds: Rodney happens to be a zombie...and an actor, but has been fired from a movie because he refuses to be a typical zombie; he won't be typecast into a normal role for a zombie or act like every other zombie in the film industry. Upon leaving the studio he waits for the bus, and just his luck, it begins to rain. When he arrives home he proceeds to get drunk in front of the television and fall asleep. He is suddenly woken up by the delivery of the morning newspaper, and decides its time to "hit the help wanteds."

Issue #2 is a continuation of the previous story that Rodney is looking for a job, but there is also an addition to the story to make it more interesting. This is where the real story begins for Rodney. Come back each week and see the story unfold.