Vintage Cartoon: Baseball Accident.

In college, when my mind wandered in class,I would often draw my ‘Birds.

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Chuck T., Otis, and Spike ponder what to do after a baseball mishap.

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Happy Birthday, Bekah!

My pal from high school, Rebekah, or Bekah as most people call her, has seen it all, regarding me and my creative endeavors. And she was there at the beginning when the ‘Birds first came along. I scribbled lots of little drawings for her in notebooks we passed back and forth in school, and on letters we sent all through college.

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We’ve been Tom Petty fans together through all the ins and outs and ups and downs, losses of band members and additions of new ones, good albums,sad songs, you name it.  So if there’s anyone else on the planet who knows the ‘Birds really well, it’s her. Happy Birthday, dear friend, from our Little Red Rooster and Big Shy Bird(Who I also switched back to his original beak and foot coloring).

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Here’s Bekah and me on a trip to Panama City Beach with her family. I have just gotten Chuck Rooster airbrushed on a shirt, which I am wearing!

 

Vintage Early Cartoon: Wrong Idiot!

Did you know that Betty’s Bodacious Birds went to college? They sure did! In 1992, I got to have some cartoons published in the newspaper at Georgia State. I had to really, really squeeze everything together to get in there, but I have learned a good bit more about laying stuff out since then. Enjoy my very green, but hopefully funny,efforts.
This shows Chuck T. and Mike in their dorm room! Oddly enough, I don’t see any guitars.

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(notice Chuck T. is holding the phone receiver upside down…I also don’t know where Mike’s legs are; I should have drawn them hanging way out the end of the bed. )

Chuck T. Rooster, also known now as Tom, exists as a puppet.

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Here is the handsome, gorgeous Chuck Rooster, one of my most beautiful puppets ever. And expensive!  His tail feathers totalled about $40 in 1989.

Chuck has the unique honor of being seen by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

At the National Puppetry Festival held at MIT in Boston, 1989, Chuck performed at the infamous “Potpourri Night”, during which anyone can go up onstage and do anything(as long as it’s under five minutes). This was on the same day that I met Jim Henson and Frank Oz,who were attending the festival, and I was a nervous wreck to know that they were also in the audience this night, but at the same time, I hope I performed my very best for them.

To my credit, some spies I had in the audience, who were sitting near Jim and Frank, heard Jim turn to Frank and say, “She’s good. She’s really good.”
This performance is for Tom, for Jim, for Frank,and most of all, my loving husband, who after seeing this encouraged me to bring out the puppets again: