Saturday, December 14, 2019

Can we truly see the Rainbow???

According to the Business Insider people of numerous ancient societies couldn't see the color blue, and current members of the Himba tribe cannot see blue because they never gave the color a name.

Check out the article below to get the full details.

With that information in mind, I created a card game called Name That Hue to help people see color.

But, how can you give a color a name if you don't see it?

Force it.

The Egyptians got much of the world to see blue with their dyes.

They forced blue onto the world.

I force numerous colors on people with the game's playing cards.

You look at a card with a hue and you have one minute to name it. Of course, to make it fun, there's another playing card that forces you to add something to the name you create. It can't be too easy.

It's like improv for geeky artists.

If you want to play Name That Hue, click on the link below.

It will lead you to where it is being sold.

This one is perfect for people who are tired of the same old card games and want to try something new.

Name That Hue is a fun way to bring out your inner artist.

See the Rainbow.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Fred the Mustard Packet Comics are on Webtoons

Click the above link to read tons and tons of Fred the Mustard Packet comics.

Fred turns 10 years old in 2020, so expect some big things to happen.

Subscribe to Fred the Mustard Packet on to easily catch every update.

We appreciate your readership!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Cranimation has started!


Discover your own capabilities as an artist.

So, the idea is simple. Animate a cranberry.

Make it bounce, make it break, make it come to life. Whatever!

Make a new animation for each week in November and give it the following hashtag.


Share it on the social media platform(s) of your choice.

The above link leads to my first shot at animating a cranberry.

Check it out, and let me know how I did.

Let's just say that I have room to grow... like a cranberry.

Animate using the techniques of your choice and share it.


Sunday, October 27, 2019

It's in the Can!

We just wrapped filming on Rick Larsen's short film The Greatest Sandwich Ever Sold.

It was a lot of fun, too much fun, creating a new piece that has a retro flavor.

We looked to the Marx Bros. and Laurel and Hardy to create the overall tone of the film. However, it takes place in the present. It's hilarious just like its visionary director. If you're not aware of Rick Larsen's comedy, seek out his zine Fat Dracula. You won't be sorry.

Now, he's got a film in the can, and it's off to be edited.

I'm excited to see the final product.

Be on the lookout for announcements of when and where we end up releasing this film.

I hope to see you soon at the premier!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Phoenix Zine Fest

Phoenix Zine Fest is happening this coming Sunday Oct. 20th at Unexpected Gallery from 11am to 5pm. That's at 734 W. Polk St.

I'll be there as Dr. Zombie: Monster Family Physician. Other comics creators and zine makers will be there too.

Check it out!

Monday, September 16, 2019


Every week during this November, I'm going to animate a cranberry... doing something. I'll post the results online with the hashtag #Cranimation. Join me. Make some cranimation this November!

Monday, August 19, 2019

I made Business Cards for Fred the Mustard Packet!

I'm looking to promote Fred the Mustard Packet in different ways, and yes, I actually printed and spread around business cards. Do you live in or near Phoenix, AZ? Maybe you'll find one. If you do, take a photo and tweet it to @TommyCannon for a free digital copy of Forty-Eight Flavorful Moments with Fred the Mustard Packet.

Monday, August 5, 2019

I'm Always Planning for Future Projects

A Sketch for a Future Book

I have two sketch books happening right now for future books. I just had a meeting with Shane Carey about expanding a certain superhero universe. Plus, I have a stack of blue line art work for a future issue of My Big Break.

It seems like I'm scatter brained, maybe I am. However, I feel like having several coals in the fire  helps to keep my feet warm. As I plug away at things certain projects tend to float to the top, then they get made. When something gets made I like having something else right behind it. It keeps me mentally limber, and it gives me a ton of IPs to work with.

Having a scattered brain can be an asset. Make it work for you.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dr. Zombie's Game!!!

Click the above link to get Dr. Zombie's Card Game!

That's right, your tabletop is just itching to have "Dr. Zombie's Creature Lab of Doom!".

It's a drawing game that will exercise your creativity by forcing you to draw horrifying monsters!

Check it out!

Monday, May 20, 2019

How do I get more Dr. Zombie in my life?

Phoenix Fan Fusion is coming up and I am thrilled to have some Dr. Zombie products on sale.

His Monster Family Physician Comic Book can be purchased at the above link.

His Kindle Comic of short, comedic, horror stories can be purchased at the above link.

And, believe it or not, he has a card game! That can be purchased at the above link and it's super fun!

Dr. Zombie has been a part of my life on the stage, screen, and page for almost 10 years. Keep reading to learn of my history with this demented character.

A number years ago, I wanted to be a late night monster movie host. I wanted to be the Crypt Keeper or SvenGhoulie. I wanted to combine my love of crazy comedy and genre cinema. I saw a hole in the Phoenix creative market. No one was doing this at the time in Maricopa county. I sought to fill that hole. Dr. Zombie was born.

Dr. Zombie first saw the dark of night on Halloween of 2009. I used him as the persona that I would embody to host live screenings of black and white “B” level sci-fi and horror films of the 1950 and 1960s. I did this with my good friends Steph Carrico and JRC of The Trunk Space, when it was on Grand Ave. For a couple of years, I hosted public domain schlock primarily at The Trunk Space. 

My personal favorite night at that glorious space was when I hosted a film near Halloween, they had a pumpkin carving contest, and the sensationally macabre one-man band The Slow Poisoner opened the show. The weeks leading up to it JRC and Steph really did some fun creative promotion in designing a series of flyers with silhouettes of pumpkins, me, and The Slow Poisoner. Downtown Phoenix was covered with these flyers. There was excitement in the air. I still get chills thinking the fun we had that night and the promotion we did the weeks leading up to it. In 2011, The Phoenix New Times gave the Best of Phoenix Award to Dr. Zombie for Best Horror Movie Show. No doubt, the New Times writer that bestowed the award on Dr. Zombie was in attendance at the Trunk Space on that magic night.

Later that year, some film programmers took on a similar mantle. They hosted midnight schlock under the guise of a mad scientist host. A couple of my friends were upset about it. I respect their feelings, however, I didn’t feel anger about it. They’re film programmers. Film is one hundred percent of what they do as creative people. I do more. Comics, improv comedy, stand up comedy, writing, etc. So, Dr. Zombie became a character for all of those things and more. I wrote Dr. Zombie’s “Horror-Scopes” for the Trunk Space’s ‘Slide Rule’ zine. I did fake comedic radio plays with my friends as Dr. Zombie. I revived my stand comedy routine taking the stage as Dr. Zombie. I even designed a Dr. Zombie card game, which led to a Dr. Zombie fine art show. 

I did host one last movie in October of 2016 at Super Saver Cinemas as Dr. Zombie as a final celebration of what brought him into being.

However, let’s talk comics. Dr. Zombie is perfect for comics. You can get a comic book of Dr. Zombie’s twisted tales for your Kindle right now even. But, we are doing different comics now. Yes, the gag-a-week comic is now in Dr. Zombie’s lab. Like a fool, I have recently been trying to contact Rob Liefeld about making his “Shrink” comics into a calendar. I loved the idea of a psychologist treating a different superhero each month. But, he’s promoting bigger things these days. Go figure. “Shrink” belongs to Mr. Liefeld, but the concept of a genre comic in the gag-a-week format can belong to everyone. So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m smashing sci-fi, horror, and the gag-a-week format together to create “Dr. Zombie: Monster Family Physician” for the Two Gay Geeks at The concept is that he’s a monster family physician, because the mad science lab doesn’t pay much and he has to a do a day job to fund his passion. I hope you enjoy this bizarre journey of cartooning and comedy.

Thank you.

-Tommy Cannon

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Detective Samwel Sift

My friend Kevin Patterson produces a podcast called 
Detective Samwel Sift’s Loved One Discovery or Recovery Services.

I got to make a piece of promo art for it which was fun.
It's a zombie-noir-comedy with a lot of clever writing.

Click the above link to go to find the podcast.
My buddy, Ernesto Moncada, makes promo art work for this podcast as well. So, be on the lookout for his stuff too.

Saturday, May 4, 2019


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Fred the Mustard Packet is getting weird on Webtoon!

Check out the above link to see the Fred and Brandon reunion.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

My Upcoming Puppet Stuff

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GoreCannon has a lot of Puppet Shows coming up!

Thank you for tuning in.

This weekend, May 3rd and May 4th, GoreCannon will be performing at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater in one of their amazing Puppet Slams. These shows are a blast and always feature a wide variety of different puppetry styles. Those shows are at 302 W. Latham St. in downtown Phoenix, AZ and they start at 8pm. Check out for more info.

Then on Friday May 10th, GoreCannon has to divide and conquer. We got double booked! So, Dain Q. Gore is teaming up with our super talented friend Brandon Dwyer to perform at the Level Up Variety Show at Bonus Round Arcade Bar. That show will be a lot of fun, and it will feature a lot of geeky burlesque acts. Also, I will be bring some of the puppets to The Trunk Space to be a part of the wonderfully weird and wacky Slow Poisoner show. The Slow Poisoner is Andrew Goldfarb, and he plays a macabre and entertaining music experience. He is also a cartoonist so his shows are heavy with amazing visuals and it'll be my honor to add to them.

Then on Sunday June 9th, GoreCannon will be performing at the Phoenix Art Museum with some family friendly entertainment. This will be a part of the Discount Tire Free Family Weekend at the Museum. For more info check out

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Motion Comic Review: Vision # 1

The motion comic for Vision #1 put together by The Russian Comic Book Geek is pretty solid.
The motion in this piece solely comes from camera movements on the images from the comic book, but the lack of animation is fine, because that allows the viewer to dwell on the artwork of Gabriel Hernandez Walta and the cover art work of Mike Del Mundo. The artwork tells the story perfectly in the right tone of the Vision trying to live a suburban life with a family.

The writing by Tom King is interesting. It's too bad that a super villain had to pop up near the end, because the story of the Vision's family trying to blend in with suburban America is fascinating. However, this is a Marvel story, so a super villain had to pop up eventually. It was surprising though. So, I will give it credit for that.

The moments of dwelling on the words "kind" and "normal" were very interesting, especially hearing them being discussed by robots. It made me think twice about how we use those words in everyday life.

Also the voice acting in this piece is sensational. The narrator did a great job and the Vision family had just the right amount of alienation in their sound and performances.
I will give this piece 5 out of 5 cannonballs for great voice acting, great writing, and great artwork.

Click the frame at the very top of this post to watch the motion comic. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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