"The Cave's changed. I hear it in the kitchen. I taste it in the mead. I smell it in the air. The Dwarves are dragonless and bored. We shall go out and make some trouble." Tassin, leader of the DCS.
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Lord Baldernot (He Who Must Not Be Shaved)
Lord Baldernot's Hair Knitters
Tassin, father of Sessin; Sessin, son of Tassin; Pancholin, grandson of Manolin and Milin, son of Carmelita
The Challenge - Part 2
*Click on the image to enlarge it.
Since Ninja Cloner was reluctant to undress, S.A.M. rushed to look for the bubble salts and sponge. Maybe she could still sweet-talk him into getting that bath. Free from her noisy presence, Alex's heightened senses perceived a hidden threat. (Another threat beside Ninja Muse's intention to trick him out of his clothes.)
The vision in Lord Baldernot's head. (41 seconds)
Duel of Cloned Fates (16 seconds)
To be continued...
In case you missed it: The Challenge - Part 1
**Special thanks to Alex and Mark.
***Thank you for buying tickets for this play. Wait, it's free! Thanks for coming then.
****Dwarves belong to Father Dragon Al Diaz, as well as the artwork. The fragment of Mulan belongs to Disney. Alex and Mark belong to their families.
Goodness this is clever. Megathanks.ReplyDelete
If it made you smile, we're happy.Delete
That was great. So funny when Oh Bald One starting dancing up on his chair, lol!ReplyDelete
Can't wait for part 3. :D
He learned that in the Dancing Chair Academy for Bald Lords. Wait to see his act with the pole.Delete
Someone hopefully took lessons from John Travolta...ReplyDelete
John Travolta AND Michael Jackson ;)Delete
Love it! Await part 3 :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! In 15 days.Delete
You guys do comedic action banter so well. Can't wait for next week and it takes a lot for an old dancer to steal the spotlight from a ninja and bald man.ReplyDelete
No one can steal the spotlight from the Bald Man. Maybe from the Ninja because he doesn't love spotlights so much, but who knows. That might change too.Delete
I swear I owe you a real ManHug... This is bloody brilliant stuff and I *literally* laughed out loud when I saw/read the one panel with Baldernot standing on his chair...
*THAT* was FUNNY :)
And, *YOU*, sir, are The Dog's Bollix :)
Thanks again and I bow down as your humble, mitten-wearing Lord of humorous Bald-guy jokes ;)
We thought the chair-throne was a plus to your personality. Makes you outstand. You're perfect to give the dwarves-Baldinators glory, fame and the title of best dancers ever. Counting on you to do so!Delete
Size does matter! And looks like a chair malfunction rather than expert dancing skills though.ReplyDelete
I still don't shrill though.
That was awesome, Al! You the dragon.
Least I didn't have to get naked...
No Ninja strip-tease but that won't turn S.A.M down. Remember where her nickname comes from (Stubborn As a Mule). In any case you'll find you cannot find a more fierce defense, supporter and louder cheerleader in a Doberman, as you can find in the Ninja Muse. Just be ready to dodge when she hears you say that size does matter. :)Delete
Baldernot standing on his chair is the absolute best. You're so talented, Al!! Can't wait for part 3.ReplyDelete
Keep saying that and he might want to do all dances on the chair, or worse, around the pole, hahaha. THat would be something.Delete
Amazing! and please no naked! LOLReplyDelete
That's a promise! :D Thanks!Delete
Thank you, Grandmother Dragon!Delete
The flailing arms and burning ninja are so cute! Love this series.ReplyDelete
Glad you are enjoying them. Can't stop chuckling each time I look at those. :)Delete
Yes. Very clever dragon. :)
Dragon says thank you very much and Dragon HugsDelete
Such a blast. Whether their dance moves awe me or not, your talent does. Party hearty!ReplyDelete
Happy you liked it. Don't think for one second you're out of the hook. Sir Jeff's time will come. Someone has to dance when the duelists are resting. ;)Delete
*LOL* This is fantastic! Oh the tension.ReplyDelete
Raising by the panel, hahaha. They will either kick each other out of the dancing floor or they will end up dancing together.Delete
Can't wait for the dance-off. Ninja's have the moves, but bald men are more virile. Who will win?ReplyDelete
There will be judges but the audience vote will also count. Future is in motion. Hard to tell.Delete
OMG, who to cheer for. I want both sides to win.ReplyDelete
It will be a hard decision, no matter what. Maybe it will be decided by judge bribery, hahaha.Delete
Cant wait for part 3. Lord Baldernot is super. And Ninja Captain Alex is hot ;)ReplyDelete
Mostly by the end, he is very hot, hahahaha. Get ready to cheer for your favorite!Delete
Love it! Just excellent. Alex looks rather dramatic in his ninja black, while Mark really needs to get a new designer if he's going to be a Lord. I'm rooting for my fave to survive. Good Luck to both as they duel, however. . .ReplyDelete
What? Don't you think the Hawaiian style fits him? And with Saint Patrick's Day coming, the green is perfect! But yeah, our fashion adviser says he's probably an autumn.Delete
Is this a Morality Play? Will good triumph over evil? I can't decide if we have a bad guy here or not. Where are the Cliff Notes? :-)ReplyDelete
I think it is more of a hair thing. You know how stories work. Stakes must be raised. If Ninja Cloner loses, Lord Baldernot will get his hair. After all he doesn't need it beneath that ninja balaclava sort of thing. If Lord Baldernot loses...hmm, what would Ninja ask?Delete
Ninjas really don't need much, do they? Maybe a shiny new katana? As to the hair, I rather like the clean look that Lord Baldernot sports. Hmm. This brings a whole new dimension to who I would vote for. Im off to think this over.Delete
Dog's Bollix, but you are so talented! Such funny stuff.ReplyDelete
(Though did you notice Sir Baldernot has more hair on his legs than on his head? Is there a transplant in the future?!)
Oh no, the hairy legs are from Lord Baldernot's loyal Hair Knitter Dwarves. But he does want to end up with hair. Shall make his dream come true.Delete
This is epic to the max. Can't wait for the next part. And I laughed out loud at "Alex and Mark beling to their families." Not sure why, just made me laugh.ReplyDelete
It doesn't matter why you're laughing for, as long as you laugh. That's the point of all this!Delete
I betcha Lord Baldernot has a manic laugh!ReplyDelete
What are wicked Lords without maniac laughs?Delete
Oh, my side hurts!!! Al, you've outdone yourself my friend! This was entertaining on about a dozen different levels!!ReplyDelete
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Laughter is all the reward expected and needed. So glad you're enjoying it so much!!Delete
So funny! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it!Delete
Just great! And sound effects too. :)ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I climbed on board the Dragon. It's sure a fun ride!
Be welcome and feel at home, Kirsten. There's more fun to come!Delete
This is awesome! I love it - can't wait to see what happens next!ReplyDelete
We don't know either, hahahaha. Glad you're enjoying it.Delete
I noticed the interesting new cave look right away Sir. Nice.ReplyDelete
Truly enjoyed the graphics, and video clips. Why does Baldernot look like Aang (The Last Airbender)? Hmm, I'm wondering if there is some hidden Dwarvish mischief at work here.
I remember the Ninja's cosmic hangover. I'm a little disappointed there is not nudity here - well, except for the naked pate :)
Hahahaha, what an amazingly good eye you have, Donna. Indeed he looks like Aang. I think it's the bald head and small size. We're fans of Aang also, so I guess that came through during the cloning process.Delete
Sorry, the ninja didn't want to get that bath, but you know SAM honors her nickname (Stubborn As a Mule). We'll see what happens later! :D
"There Can Be Only One..."ReplyDelete
Maybe the glare off of Balernot's head will distract the Ninja!
That's his secret weapon! I'm sure he'll use it at the right time.Delete
Wow, Al, I'm impressed! Very nicely done. Made me grin as I read the scripts.ReplyDelete
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That's good. We're going for the chuckles next time! :DDelete
Aw, man, I can't see the videos at work. lol I'll try to remember to come back when I get home. Love it, though!ReplyDelete
Can't help to chuckle each time I see Baldernot's thoughts. Glad you like it even without the video. :)Delete
I want more! I see a book in your future..ReplyDelete
Yes, gotta love a dance off!!
That's a good idea! First the play, then the book and then a movie. Next, Baldernot will be seeking to conquer the world with dance steps. :)Delete
So clever Al!ReplyDelete
I laughed all the way through.
Since The Princess Bride is one of Alex's favorite movies the "prepare to die" line had me doubled over.
Excellent, Robin! Mission accomplished with you.Delete
That line is there because Alex himself put it there, just as the dog's bollix were Mark's own words.
Thank you very much!!
Did I spy a John Travolta double? Complete with glove?
Can't wait for the dance burn out!!
(I saw a comment about videos... nothing showing up in my browser... will have to check again...)
Tassin was actually trying Michael Jackson double, hahaha.Delete
Glad you liked it, Michelle.
If you're opening the page from an iPad, videos wont show because it doesn't support Real Player. You need to try from a computer.
Oh. My. Goodness. Al, you have outdone yourself. Seriously outDONE. This was excellent. Sorry I'm getting here a few days after you posted, but has been a busy period for us here at the homestead.ReplyDelete
This is your forte. A mix of graphics and writing! LOVE it! Al Diaz, Writer of Graphic Novels.
M.L. Swift, Writer
:D No problema, Mike. I know life happens. All that really matters is that you enjoyed it. Thank you for coming and double thank you for your comment. It does make me smile. :)Delete
That was totally pawesome. Absolutely hilarious and thank you. A visual and written delight.ReplyDelete
Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!
Absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed it, dearest Penny. Honored to have you visiting the cave.Delete
Gentle dragon hugs for you and your human!
That was awesome, Al. Thanks for such special entertainment. :) Hope all is well in your cave.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for coming, Mary! I'm happy you liked it. We're holding tight. :)Delete
Al, I miss you... can you make me a comic strip about that??? by the way, the little boogers are still at my window!!!ReplyDelete
They'll never go, Tammy. Better get used to it. But don't worry, they won't enter. I cast a repellum dwarf spell on you, just for safety. I don't have Tammy Insurance, you know. ;) I sketch something about that!Delete
ROFL These cartoons are hilarious! Especially the MJ reference. Make this a regular comic book of your daring exploits!ReplyDelete
Great you laughed! It's a good idea, Maurice! I'll try to keep it going.Delete
But...but...but...I can't decide who to root for. Bald is beautiful but ninjas are so mysterious...ReplyDelete
And they will want/need/buy your vote, hahaha. Alex might offer free clones in exchange of one vote, who knows?Delete
I love it, love it, love it! The artwork is fabulous and I love the send-up of Princess Bride and Saturday Night Fever. I can't wait to see what Capt Ninja unleashes in the next installment! :)ReplyDelete
Ah so you already have your favorite, I see. :)Delete
Glad you enjoyed it so much, Lexa! Thanks for coming.
haha - Thanks for the laugh this was too funny..Ninja Alex cannot be tricked out of his clothes..what will he do next? I'll be back to read again..nice work..ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Truedessa. Glad it brought a laugh.Delete
Ninjas are very cunning.
Very cute comic.ReplyDelete
Those little flailing arms...oh...I had to wait until I stopped laughing to even be able to keep scrolling, only to freeze again on the chair dance. My eyes...ReplyDelete
I can't wait until the next episode.
Excellent! Thank you for coming, so glad you laughed. Best reward. :DDelete
This just gets better and better. LOVING THIS! Keep it, guys! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for coming Sir David! We're very glad you're enjoying!Delete
HOL---EEE Crap. I am DYING!!!!! What took me so long to get here?!?!?! Dying. I'm still laughing at the opening hair shedding giving him away line... seriously, Al. I LOVE this. The Hawaiian shirt underneath the "wife's linen" is sooooo funny to me...ReplyDelete
Hahaha, you're making ME laugh. I think I can almost hear you. Thank you very much for coming and so very glad you enjoyed it.Delete
This is too hilarious! LOL.ReplyDelete
Alex looks scary here and I didn't expect the dwarf bit.
Hi Al .. can't keep up with Baldernot and his clones .. but you've certainly brought them to light ... and luminescent glory .. they can glow around the Dragon lair ...ReplyDelete
Great imagination ... cheers Hilary
HAHAHA! Very entertaining. Loved it.ReplyDelete
Somehow I missed this segment. Love your artwork, Al, and your wit. Those two will have to be spectacular to upstage you!ReplyDelete