Sunday, January 2, 2011


This is the avatar I use on the rare occasions when I post a pithy remark on the Fusco Brothers Comments page at This is also from Dr. Sardonicus, though I didn't colorize this one.

What kind of person picks Dr. Sardonicus as his avatar?

This is a question for Al Fusco's psychiatrist, Dr. Kapuchnik.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Since it's a new year, I thought it might be time for a new blog avatar. Also, changing my avatar is as close as I'll get to achieving a New Year's resolution.

So, say goodbye to this guy, with his three nostrils, coffee-cup-handle ears, red turtleneck, stumpy yellow tusks, and eyes that match both the teeth and the sweater. He was not handsome, but he was color-coordinated.

Now, say hello to this guy (Guy Rolfe, actually), from the swell 1961 movie "Mr. Sardonicus." Same color combination in the eyes and teeth, offset by a complexion from Satan's Tanning Salon. Again, not very attractive in the classic sense, but his psychotic personality more than makes up for it.