Fish Freaks Art

So we did some illustrations for Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath. Three, to be exact. Today, I thought I’d share my favorite. It’s called a blatinid.

blatinid paint2

Who knows, maybe I’ll share the other illustrations in the future. And as far as that goes, I’ve been practicing up on my pen and ink drawing. Maybe there’ll be more illustrations in future Chuggie books. Wouldn’t that be glorious? Yes, yes it would.

Lastly, I’ve got some paperbacks of Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath. I’m going to be giving some away in the very near future, but first I have to decide how I want to go about it. I have a few ideas for contests, and some of the ideas are even¬†good.

Oh, and you look delightful today. Did you change your hair or sleep on your face or something? Whatever you’re doing, it’s working. Wow, your one eye is super bloodshot! It’s a great look. That stain on your shirt pulls it all together. #realtalk

Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath

Howdy, folks. I’m here today to tell you about my new short story, Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath.

FishFreaksWSYou may recall my last post, which was about this very topic. I even included in that post an illustration that wasn’t anywhere near cool enough to accompany this stand-alone short story.

Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath is available this very second at If you haven’t read Chuggie before, why not try a little swig? If you HAVE read Chuggie before, I can only assume you loved his stories so much you’re on the brink of tearing your own eyes out because you can’t wait for more. Well, now you don’t HAVE to mutilate yourself.

Special thanks to my beautiful wife Keri for helping make the illustrations good. Having them in there revives talk of making a Chuggie graphic novel. Someday, my little baby birds. Someday.

At the time of this posting, there are no Amazon reviews for this short story. Who will be the first? If I reach my goal of 500 reviews on Amazon in the next three days, I will send out 25 signed copies to … I can’t even finish that sentence. There’s no way I’ll get 500 reviews in the next three days, so I ain’t sending out SQUAT! AH-HAHAHAAAA!!!

Chuggie and Fish

Hello again, friends. I thought I’d give you a little update today on what’s new and hot. We got some fresh Chuggie coming at you soon. We just finished editing a short story called Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath. Here’s the synopsis:

Chuggie, the permanently intoxicated embodiment of Drought, has run into a bit of trouble in the city of Farheath Harbor. He is on trial for crimes he didn’t commit, and a guilty verdict means his execution. What happened down at the Farheath Docks? Is Chuggie too drunk to defend himself in such a trial? Will he be able to defeat his executioner in the ultimate battle of wits?¬†Find out in Chuggie and the Fish Freaks of Farheath!

Wow! Who wouldn’t want to read that?!

There will be a few illustrations in there, too, done by one of my all-time favorite artists. I’d give you a taste right now, but I simply don’t want to. Here, let me share an image that will not be included with this story instead:

rejected blatinid
“Mehhh! Look how big and scary I am! LOOK!!”

See that? That is a sketch of something. The drawing that made it into the story is about 5 or 600 times cooler than that. I’m excited to share this project with you folks. About time Chuggie got a big fish story, huh?

This was a fun project. It went together really quick, and I’m sure you’ll see more stand-alone short stories in the future. You’ll be saying things like, “Man, I can’t wait to get into Chuggie’s shorts!” or “Chuggie’s shorts are just what the doctor ordered!” or “I LOVE Chuggie’s shorts!” I could go on, but I won’t. But I could.

I wish we could publish a transcript of our editing session. They’re always fun. What’s a “cripple biscuit”? I’ll tell you what it is. It’s one hilarious nugget out of many that sprung up in our conversation. I’ve already said to much… Better go read some comic books.