Back in the day, this was one of the songs my buddy Jim and I liked to play and sing at parties. Jim was more like the animated band members. I was more like the tambourine player. It is an almost forgotten Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show classic from their Bankrupt album.
The lyrics are by Shel Silverstein; but I am not sure if the melody is also his.
WOW! It has been a long time since my last post. It has been so long that it is almost time for the Kitaro book to be released. Amazon has it listed for release on April 16th (now listed for July 23, 2013.)
To celebrate the recent opening of the new baseball season, I found a link to this story that is included in the upcoming book.
Remember to read the story in Japanese fashion, mirror image from reading English, where you read top right to left . That goes for reading the panels and the dialogue bubbles. Reading this way takes a little getting use to; but you will get the hang of it.
Last week I received something from FedEx. I wasn't expecting any deliveries; so I was surprised at the size and weight of the package.
I had completely forgotten that one of the Sesame Street books I illustrated last year was due to be published this month. A publisher will usually send the illustrator a few copies of the books their work is in.
It may seem an odd thing to say but …I really think that blue blanket came out well! Sometimes it is a small, almost insignificant, piece of an illustration assignment that makes me happy.
For many people, monsters and creatures of all sorts are weird things for someone to enjoy; but the dual nature of our personalities and learning to deal with fear and what is uncontrollable in our lives is common to us all. Humor is a useful tool for that purpose.