Hi ho, everyone. Crowden here. The mad cartoonist responsible for Nickyitis and also Chuckle A Duck and Age of Bacon.
CHUCKLE A DUCK examines atheism, religion, politics, and general silliness from its own unique perspective. Its audience includes atheists, evangelicals, the spiritual, the cynical, young, old, liberals, conservatives and the occasional space alien. Monday through Friday, with the occasional Saturday and/or Sunday posting as well.
But that's not all! If you want a classic strip, then NICKYITIS is waiting, Monday through Friday. The continuing adventures of Nicky Nickel and company.
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Nickyitis – An epidemic of humorous proportions!
As of 12/10/2012, Nickyitis is being rebooted. So what you'll find here are the basics of Nickyitis's first four years. You'll have to come back for the lowdown on the new version, as it's still being created.
Every Monday through Friday Nickyitis chronicles the continuing adventures of Nicky Nickel and friends. Let's start with the Nickel clan:
|Who's the Nicky of Nickyitis? Nicky Nickel! Nicky's possessed of a LOT of energy and defines free spirit. He enjoys life, has a very active imagination, loves his Binkycakes, and doesn't try to annoy anybody (but often succeeds nonetheless!) Since discovering Ölf he's gotten a taste of what he himself must be like to others because, compared to Ölf, Nicky appears almost responsible.|
|Ölf. Originally hailing from his home planet Canzis, Ölf came to Earth through an unfortunate accident and quickly teamed up with Nicky. Originally hidden from the rest of the family (and aided by his ability to turn plink), Ölf was eventually outed. Most of Ölf's time is spent learning about our culture and doing his best to solve the ultimate problem: "What's in it for him?" His most life-changing discovery has been just how delicious soap is for a Canzan.|
|Lex, Nicky's brother, is his polar opposite – logical, serious and focused. He's a Type A over- achiever and has trouble believing that he and Nicky actually share common DNA. Makes for interesting interactions. But they ARE brothers and have been known to cooperate. On occasion. Although he acts older, he and Nicky are in fact very close in age.|
|Winston, the Cockatoo from Down Under. Gifted to the Nickels under suspicious circumstances, Winston has proven to an acerbic, opinionated and generally overbearing birdie. He fits in quite well!|
|Ken Nickel is the leader of the Nickel clan. His major obsession is coffee, something he takes VERY seriously. He's athletic (biking whenever the weather is nice and often when it isn't), and tries to maintain a magisterial control of his back yard, something that Sammy, the resident alpha-squirrel, does his best to disrupt. Ken loves speaking with telephone solicitors.|
|Connie has the task of maintaining some sort of structure in a family with three males plus an Ölf. She is highly health conscious, knows exactly how to maximize nutrition, and has so far failed spectacularly in convincing anyone else to embrace her healthy lifestyle. She's active at a local exercise club and loves nothing more than spending time in her garden, where she grows organically pure produce for her (so far) unappreciative clan.|
|Sammy rules the outside of the Nickel's homestead and his particular pleasure is raiding Ken's bird feeder. Like most neighborhood house squirrels, Sammy isn't over-awed by his human co-inhabitants. Unlike most, he's developed a taste for Ken's espresso.|
|The Overboss. Ölf's robot supervisor back on Canzis, only heard and not seen. Whenever Mike the Moron (as Ölf likes to call it) drops down into view, it's sure to presage some unpleasantness.|
What else? Blog entries that can range from short and sweet to in-depth and full of meat. Science, philosophy, art – they're all there. Sometimes long, sometimes short but always something interesting.
Intrigued enough to read more? Then go for it!