Monday, July 29, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Here is one of my favorite Green Monkeys even if it doesn't include Spider and Flytrap. Baby is a character that is based on a sock puppet from The Cheap Show that my mother, Betty, and I created a while back.
Most everyone who viewed the show, and you can see it here at www.thecheapshow.com loved Baby. So it was time to bring him back in another medium.
Lili needs no introduction since she has her own blog here. She showed up one day in the comic and hasn't left. She likes Flytrap's banana cream pie.
Lili's blog is here at www.scoopitwithlili.com and it's a mix of movie reviews, gossip, Hampton Happenings, and all thinks Lili. She's a little self centered but thank the stars she allows me to include her in The Green Monkeys.
Posted by Mickey Paraskevas at 4:01 AM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
These photos require little explanation other than I love taking pictures of these things. On my many walks in LA I found these. More later.
Posted by Mickey Paraskevas at 7:03 AM
Thursday, July 11, 2013
You can read them here at http://www.gocomics.com/thegreenmonkeys/2013/07/11/
My wonderful mother, Betty, was writing her well known story poem every week for Dan's since 1990. It was called Junior Kroll. There are still people that come up to me and wonder what ever happened to Junior. Betty worked on Junior so much and with so much passion that one day... I wish I could remember when, I'll have to look it up, one day she woke up and said, "I'm done."
She had said every thing she could say about good old Junior Kroll. She wrote, roughly, thirty line poems about Junior and I did the drawing. We did manage to get four Junior Kroll books published over the years. They are around. You can find them on eBay or Amazon or you can email me. I have copies in my studio.
Junior was a labor of love for my mom and sometimes he shows up in the Green Monkeys comic just so I can get a chance to draw him again. I can't write like my mother. I have much different talents and I would never presume to think I could top her creativity when it comes to Junior.
Green Monkeys on the other hand is a different matter. After she finished with Junior and started writing scripts for Maggie, I took over a lot of the writing on the comic for the paper and learned over the years that writing was a lot more difficult than I thought it was.
Drawing is easy. Writing is hard.
More later on the origins of Spider and Flytrap.
Posted by Mickey Paraskevas at 3:26 AM