Lost Cactus Rocks Inktober 2018

Here is a recap of all 31 Inktober drawings in one big collage. Tons of fun and lots of drawing and crosshatching with my weapons of choice—Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens! Some of the later pieces I added color either with watercolors or right in Photoshop using my Wacom Cintiq display. Can’t wait to do it all over again again next year! Check out my instagram to see all of them at full scale. 

Inktober 2018
Collage of all 31 Inktober 2018 posts.

In the meantime, check out the Lost Cactus Etsy Shop to purchase signed copies of Lost Cactus – The First Treasury and Lost Cactus – The Second Treasury at reduced prices for the holidays. Hurry while supplies last!

Lost Cactus Cameos – Famous and Infamous

Lost Cactus Cameos – Famous and Infamous

While reading Lost Cactus you may recognize familiar faces throughout the First and Second Treasuries. At Lost Cactus, we treat our guest stars with the utmost courtesy and respect and happily oblige their celebrity-fueled requests—no matter how extreme. Given the parodic nature of the comic strip art form and the various misadventures we put our guests through, we feel it is the least we can do.

Here is a partial list of guest stars that have graced the pages of the First and Second Lost Cactus Treasuries:

  • Bono
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Albert Einstein
  • Elvis Presley
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Scully and Mulder
  • The Marx Brothers
  • Sting
  • Giorgio Tsoukalos
  • Linus
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Steven Spielberg

How do you see all of these famous faces inside these comic strips? Buy the books! Pretty simple.

Perhaps one day you’ll discover yourself guest starring inside one of the hysterically funny Lost Cactus comics—like Scully in the picture below. Try not to look so surprised. In the case of Dana Scully from the X-Files, it was bound to happen eventually.

Scully Reading Lost Cactus

Scully makes an alarming discovery while reading Lost Cactus.

LC-00309 – This comic strip is at the finale of a storyline involving the infamously accident-prone Roswell Boys.
LC-00309 – This comic strip (from the Second Treasury) is at the finale of a storyline involving the infamously accident-prone Roswell Boys.

 

Lost Cactus – The Second Treasury showcases the continuing exploits, capers, and shenanigans of the comical cast of characters. You’ll also discover shared universe short stories, tall tales, urban myths, random brain scatterings, and intelligence deemed too explosive for public dissemination, until now. Remember, the truth is at Lost Cactus.

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 Old Man Clampett. Clampett is a former Wall Street mover and shaker and board member on the Powers That Be*. Now he is an irascible desert hermit who guards his territory with a shoot-first, ask questions later mentality. 

Clampett's Folly
Clampett’s Folly

Get lost in the eponymous anthologies on sale at your favorite book store. Now that’s an investment you won’t regret!

 

  • I will write about the Powers That Be in future posts. It is really cool and will explain a lot of things, stay tuned.

 

Energy Source from the Past Powering the Future

Last night I watched the last couple episodes of the first season of Lost in Space on Netflix. I won’t give away any spoilers or bore you with the details of the rather thin plot. However, I will say that like a lot of times when I sit down and watch a TV show or a movie, I see things that remind me of my Lost Cactus comic strip. One in particular that caught my eye from Lost in Space involves mining the droppings of nasty, prehistoric-looking bat-like creatures for use as rocket fuel to escape off the planet surface before it is uninhabitable. Oh, the drama that ensues. 

Enough about that binge-worthy show, let’s talk more about Lost Cactus—which would make a great show on Netflix—but I digress. Here is a portion of the strips that came to mind. They are part of a larger comic strip story involving Doc experimenting with using dinosaur droppings as an energy source and a well-known venture capitalist catches wind of what he’s up to, so to speak, and wants in on the action. Isn’t that what venture capitalists do? 

So the moral of this story is this: Don’t throw anything away, one day that sh*t might be valuable.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: The seldom-seen Colonel T-Bone character is a mash-up of Colonel Sanders, T. Boone Pickens and a little of Thurston Howell III’s elan thrown in for good measure. 

LC-00100
®John Hopkins
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®John Hopkins
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®John Hopkins

Meet Mabel Pennywell – a Lost Cactus character study

The character Mabel who makes her debut in 🐝 LOST CACTUS – THE SECOND TREASURY🌵is a member of the notoriously secretive Pennywell clan like her Aunt Penny who happens to be Lost Cactus’ chief medical officer.

Mabel quick sketches
Comic strip sketches for series of strip featuring Mabel Pennywell.

Here is a rough study of Mabel in her bedroom with her perplexed captives, Bentley and Cato. The series of strips that introduce Mabel are some of my favorites in the book. She is a smart, resourceful and strong character and tough to escape from as Cato and Bentley are doomed to discover.

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