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Thursday, June 28, 2007


I saw this shit when I was looking up facts about snails. Nice...
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Snails...The Armored Cousin Of The Slug.

Many people have asked me if Snails are related to Slugs, and if I know any facts about Snails. Well that is yes on both accounts. Below I've provided twenty fact about snails. So Enjoy.

1. The largest land snail ever found was 15 inches long and weighed 2 pounds!

2. Snails' bodies produce a thick slime. Because of this slime, they can crawl across the edge of a razor and not get hurt.

3. Some snails have been known to live up to 15 years.

4. Snails are hermaphrodites which means that they have both male and female reproductive organs.

5. Snails have six vagina's, two of which are located in their mouth.

6. Snails usually travel in irregular paths, often traveling in a circle.

7. Snails reply mainly on their sense of touch and smell when finding food because they have very poor eyesight.

8. Snails cannot hear.

9. Snails can retract one or both of their tentacles at a time.

10. Snails are the armored cousins of the slug.

11. Because of the suction created by their slime, a snail can crawl upside down.

12. Snails are nocturnal animals which means they are more active at night.

13. Garden Snails mainly eat garden plants and vegetables, but they will also eat decaying plants and soil.

14. The fastest snails are the speckled garden snails which can move up to 55 yards per hour compared 23 inches per hour of most other land snails.

15. Ancient Romans use snail slime as an early form of roll on deodorant.

16. Garden snails hibernate during the winter and live on their stored fat.

17. Garden snails breathe with lungs.

18. Garden snails evolved from sea snails that had anal sex with giant land slugs about 600 million years ago.

19. The garden snail is cooked and eaten as a delicacy called escargot

20. May 24th is National Escargot Day

You can see for yourself, No difference just the shell.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A new and upcoming artist

The painting above was done by Brianna, a good friend of mine who is trying to bust her way into the art world. I think she is almost there, just a bit more practice. In the mean time you can see more of here work on here blog, "That's What She Said".

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Work in progress on my painting for the upcoming Circus Show part 2

I got to work on it this weekend, so I finished the clowns head, and started on the Ringmasters head. I'm hoping to finish the painting in the next two weeks.
Here is a close up of the clowns head. Sorry about the flash, I said it before I'm not good with a camera. Later.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The "Word It"

What is Word It? Word it is an opportunity to express in any manner you wish and with as many (or little) other graphic elements as you need, what best describes each monthly word. It is a little thing that happens every month at, and this month the word was "WET". So I decided to do good old "Wet Willie", the gentleman you see above. He's a bit crude but I think they might except him, if not who gives a shit I like him! Take a look for Nate Lyver's entry also, he's the one who told me about it. Later.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Work in progress on my painting for the upcoming Circus Show

So for you who may or may not know, my buddy Joseph Galluccio and I are organizing a group show for this coming October. The theme is the circus. I'll be posting all the official info on that soon, but in the mean time I thought it might be cool to do a step by step of the piece I have to do for the show. Each artist participating in the show has to produce one 3'x5' painting for the show. So here is mine

It all started with a sketch, mostly for layout purposes. I actually sketched out all the characters individually first and then I did the crewed sketch above. If anyone is interested I can post the other sketches up later.
I decided to use a piece of MDF panel to paint on. Mostly because it is like painting on glass. I ran into some problems though. I could only find 3/4" thick MDF, I wanted 1/4" thick, mostly because the shit is real heavy. So I settled for the 3/4" stuff and bought this fancy gadget to hang the damn thing. Then I primed it which is what you see above.
After the primer dried, I sketch on my creatures. I made some modifications and added a crap load more of detail. I'm sorry for the poor quality of the photos. I just can't take a good picture.
Above an below are some close ups.

Next using oils I painted the sky, clouds, and the mountains, aka the background.
Here is a close up of the mountains.
In this photo above I started the main clowns head. Also in oils. Stay posted there will be more to come in the next couple of days. Let me know what you think. Later.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Robot Chicken's Star Wars Show Highlights

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Did Ancient Romans use slug slime as an early form of KY Jelly?

YES!! The Salty Slug has been getting a lot questions asked about its' first blog post, "The Top 20 Unknown Facts About Slugs". It seems that fact #10, "Ancient Romans used slug slime as an early form of KY Jelly" is in question. Oh Boy it's true, and matter of a fact it is also a little unknown secret that one of the untold ingredients in KY Jelly is slug slime. Since The Salty Slug let the cat out of the bag with it's top notch investigative reporting, the manufactures of KY Jelly products have decided to embrace their secret ingredient, rather than hide it. Above is a real photo of the new packaging that is soon to be hitting the shelves in a store near you. Not only are they putting the main ingredient on the package, but they are now adding 20% more Slug Slime. This is great news for the users, real bad news for slugs everywhere.

Disclaimer: This whole thing is complete Bullshit.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Can-Man sketch

The wallpaper spoke to me once again. It gave me the idea for Can-Man, the keeper of the discarded. And yes that is a freshly soiled stuffed bunny rabbit in his hand. I actually saw a bunch of creatures last night but this is the only one I had time to draw. Stay posted for color.

My buddy Adam B. hooked me up with a copy of Mike Patton's new project. You know the Mike Patton of "Faith no more". I've seen a couple of his other projects open for TOOL on a couple of different occasions. So when Adam offered me the CD I jumped on it. The CD kicks ass. It's a combo of Horror film meets Native American chants. At first your kind of like is this shit for real, but by the second song I was pretty into it. So check it out.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Well I finished him. I think I'm going to tweak him a bit more, but for the most part he is finished. I did the original sketch with a Bic pen, scanned him into the Mac, and then gave him a little color and texture. I hope you like...if not suck it. But seriously I do like feed back on my work. Not just I like it or I don't like it, but tell me what you like and dislike. Smell you later.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Potty-Bot Sketch

This is the newest discovery in my bathroom wallpaper series. Just as I did with "Crack Boy", I discovered "Potty-Bot" while my eyes were scanning the patterns in the wallpaper. There are a bunch of these little beasties hiding in there and I plan to draw them all. Some of which I've come up with story lines for them, so we'll see. So in the mean time keep posted and I'll try to give this guy some color.

Art School Confidential

My wife Annie and I were watching the movie "Art School Confidential" last night. It's an ok movie that is probably the closest I've seen to portraying what art school is really like. Everything from the school's location to the type of student personalities. My favorite thing was Steve Buscemi character's name in the movie, "Broadway Bob D'Annunzio". It may not be spelled the same, but it sounds the same.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A slight oversight

I have to apologize to my friend Mr . Nate Lyver (pronounced |'liver|) for not mentioning the fact that he was the first to discover the dead squirrel in the park, and that he pointed it out to me. I'm terribly sorry for this minor oversight! Thank you Nate for pointing it out.

Unknown Fact
Here is something you may or may not know about my friend Nate. He is one of the world's largest reggae fans, and was first turned onto the music by watching Disney's Little Mermaid. It was the song "Under The Sea" which sparked his reggae fire.

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Squirrels of Bushnell Park

I was in Bushnell Park last night for an work related event. And every time I'm there I see some strange shit going on, who knows maybe it's just me. My buddy Will who is a big Hartford History buff told me the reason why they built Bushnell Park back in the day was to bring the poor and the upper class together. Well it kind of worked.

So anyways I like the park because all the cool stuff it has to offer. Such as, a Merry-go-round, hot corporate chicks sunning them selves at lunch, and the best damn Thai food which is served from a truck. But the park also has a dark and bizarre side.While having lunch there I've found every type of thing imaginable from a full set of dentures too a small pile of drug needles.

Well last night the park didn't let me down. I came across one of five mummified maggot infested dead squirrels. Even though the squirrels were quite dead they were teaming with a a full abundance of life. Everything from maggots and worms too beetles and gnats. Great stuff. I took a couple of photos of it with my cellphone. I even tried to take a video of it, you know to capture the pulsating pile of maggots located in it's ass and stomach region. The video came out like shit and so did most the photos, but here are the two that weren't so bad. Please enjoy.

Here is the full body shot.
And here is the close-up of the head. Spoooky!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Growing up I was a huge Fan of G.I.*JOE, Star Wars, and the Transformers. Yeah even He Man when I was younger. They made my already over active imagination kick into over time. So from time to time I'll do a search online to visit my past and put a huge ass smile on my face.

So anyway I found this site which has a shit load of info on the history of G.I.JOE. In addition to info on the toys they also have the file cards from the back of the boxes. So I've attached a few for your visual enjoyment.

Yes there was an action figure called "Sea Slug" who came out in 1987 and he was a member of Cobra, a world wide terrorist organization bent on taking over the world. The only difference he didn't look like that. GOOOO JOE!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Gary Larson is down with The Salty Slug too.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Crack Boy

Here is the final version of "Crack Boy". He is all colored in and waiting to be dysfunctional.

Crack Boy Sketch

I saw this critter hiding in the wall paper pattern in my bathroom. So I decided to bring him to life. I'm working of giving him some color.