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Recent Comix #2



Published August 2012 by Paul Tumey. 
Special guest appearances by and collaborations with Claire Mack.
In this issue we welcome back the incorrigible (and dirigible-like) Hoppin Frog with some new and old comics and drawings. The Catoons series continues, as well.



Bunny Stop 



Catoon #6  - Paranoia


Catoon #7  - Fulfilled





Above two pages: This is NOT recently drawn -- but recently rediscovered.
Someday, I'll get around to finishing this tribute to burritos and golden age comics...


Catoon #4  - Breadwinner


Catoon #10  - Kneady




And now two knockout My Little Pony designs by Claire Mack:
Artfire by Claire Mack

Gypsybell by Claire Mack



H. Frog: Salesman




Three Level Dog Mind by Paul Tumey



Catoon 5 - Dreamer





Mees Lichen de Escargots by Claire Mack
I watched Claire draw this a week ago one morning while we camped. I drank my first cup of coffee and the kids slept in their tents. She started with the snail shell sitting on the picnic table and  magically  spun the rest out from it.







Twig by Paul Tumey


The Hammock Under the Apple Tree by Claire Mack and Paul Tumey





Taffy by Claire Mack and Paul Tumey



Catoon 9 - Limber







All cartoons and comics by Paul Tumey, unless otherwise noted.
All contents copyright 2012 Paul Tumey

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