Lost Cactus

What if there was a classified, off-the-grid, desert base known as Lost Cactus populated with brilliant scientists, genetic mutants, aliens, and assorted quasi-military characters? And, what if it was completely nuts?

Lost Cactus exposes the shadowy, quasi-governmental world—operating beyond the realm of public knowledge—with tongue firmly planted in cheek, one comic strip at a time.

The Story Behind Lost Cactus

On a far-flung parcel of government land situated somewhere in the vast reaches of parched American Southwestern desert sits an abandoned and long-forgotten government facility known as Lost Cactus.

In 1947 the base that was to become Lost Cactus broke ground under the supervision of a mysterious character known as ‘Doc.’ However, by the mid-1950s, the base was unceremoniously purged from all government records, mothballed, abandoned and left to rot in the sweltering desert sun. Only lizards and ground squirrels remained behind to shelter beneath its decrepit facades. Or so we thought.

Since then Lost Cactus has been the subject of countless off-the-record conversations in Washington DC and beyond. However, not a single politician, military chief or journalist has ever risked their hard-earned reputation by publicly stating that something weird is going on out in the desert and survived the onslaught of laughter and derision. So if pressed on the subject, most public servants will deny any knowledge or chalk Lost Cactus up to ‘urban myth’. These are the same people greenlighting trillions in omnibus spending bills, and never questioning where the money ends up; ignorance is bliss.

The Powers That Be

The commonly held meme that Lost Cactus exists only in the minds of conspiracy theorists and crazed nut-jobs is precisely what the shadowy entity known as the ‘Powers That Be’ want everyone—from a long line of duped presidents and politicians on down to John Q. Public—to believe. Only a small handful of insiders know that the dilapidated outward appearance of the Lost Cactus base is intentionally crafted to bolster the myth that indeed, the facility has been dormant since the Eisenhower administration.

In actuality, the Powers That Be have built Lost Cactus into Earth’s first and only intergalactic laboratory and testing facility, right under the noses of an increasingly obtrusive world. Upon closer inspection, the carefully constructed facade gives way to a thriving, out-of-this-world enterprise abuzz with activity. High-tech laboratories achieve alien-inspired scientific advancements. Eye-popping aeronautics thunder above the surrounding red rock desert landscape. Ground tremors from terrifying weapons testing rattle the glassware and bottles in the nearby ghost town of Bentley’s lone cantina.

And Doc’s mysterious genetic experimentation has resulted in a host of mutant characters led by Bentley the Bee and Ty the DinosaurThere’s also Sammy, a good-natured, albeit accident prone, radioactive squirrel. General Fox is the befuddled base administrator. Penny and Otto are the staff doctor and psychiatrist, respectively. And Cato is Doc’s resourceful alien advisor. Lost Cactus is also home to a core group of scientists, security, and base personnel all sworn to secrecy, along with ubiquitous lab rats, staggering clone zombies, animated cacti, and loquacious birds, and lizards. And on occasion, a stubborn politician, celebrity, or desert wanderer who just couldn’t resist a curious peek inside the Lost Cactus perimeter.


Tinfoil Hat Crowd

This humorous essay on the terrifying and interesting subject  of how the tinfoil hat has emerged as the symbol of personal and group paranoia appears in Lost Cactus – The Second Treasury, available for purchase everywhere you buy books. Enjoy. And if you are among that special group who feels the need to wear one on occasion, …

Facebook Follies

Facebook Follies Here at Lost Cactus, we are way ahead of the curve when it comes to lampooning the folly of investing in a company like Facebook. In this Sunday style comic strip found in the Second Treasury, Ty the Dinosaur is out exploring in the hinterlands around the top-secret base, when he comes across …

Happy 4th America!

Hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2018; time flies. I want all of you to have fun, be safe, and light off a bunch of something combustible in honor of our great nation. You know, rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air… Ooooooohhhhhh… Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh…

The First Treasury

Lost Cactus – The First Treasury

Interactive iBooks Edition
Interactive iBooks Edition

This first in a series of full-color comic strip anthologies features the exploits and misadventures of the Lost Cactus comic strip characters. Meet Bentley the Bee, Ty the Dinosaur, Sammy the Squirrel, Doc, Cato, Penny, and General Fox, along with an eclectic supporting cast that wanders in and out of the storylines. The comic strips, sci-fi inspired short stories, and acerbic commentaries in this book provide an original perspective on ever-evolving technologies, current events, and celebrity, mixed with conspiracy theories, paranormal, extraterrestrials, and urban myths.

Most of all, Lost Cactus shines a light on the shadowy government world that operates beyond the realm of public knowledge. Sit back and enjoy your trip to Lost Cactus.


The Second Treasury

Lost Cactus – The Second Treasury

Interactive iBooks Edition
Interactive iBooks Edition

Grab your tinfoil hat and settle in with a coffee—or your beverage of choice—as you’re about to read the next anthology of Lost Cactus comic strips depicting the continuing exploits, capers, and shenanigans of the comical cast of characters within these colorfully illustrated Second Treasury pages. You’ll also discover shared universe short stories, tall tales, urban myths, random brain scatterings, and highly sensitive intelligence deemed too incendiary for public dissemination, until now. Remember, the truth is at Lost Cactus.