Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Incredible MuskOx Facts!

Curling MuskOx

Mick Reasor, Gouache on paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

The muskox owes its ability to function in extreme cold and high winds to its amazing coat, which has both woolly and hairy layers. The wool or "qiviut," is stronger, warmer, finer and more expensive than cashmere. Qiviut is also a good word to remember when playing Scrabble.

The coarser hairy layer that covers the wool grows to be the longest hair of any mammal in North America, with the possible exception of certain 1980's Heavy Metal rock musicians.

The Muskoxen's rounded hooves are another physical adaptation to its environment. The front hooves are larger then the hind hooves and enable the muskox to dig through the snow for food. The hooves spread, allowing the animal to walk on soft snow, and providing the muskox with a rudimentary grasp on curling stones and brooms.

During curling season bulls frequently utter deep, rumbling roar-like bellows that serve as direction and encouragement to sweepers and as a challenge to other rinks.


Rex Menaced by Magnetic North!

Rex, proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, unfortunately decided to forgo the orienteering refresher course as he wasn't planning to visit Asia in the near future.

Waddie and the Musk Ox

Waddie Gantry, one of the Gantry twins out of Blackfoot, Idaho, has seen a heap of strange sights in his peregrinations but he ain't never seen nothing like this here animal with its horns on upside down and wearin' a afro wig and a hula skirt. He ain't never smelled nothin' like it before, neither, 'ceptin' that one time when brother Newt removed his boots in close quarters.

No Respect.

Rodney Dangerfield, November 22, 1921 - October 5, 2004.

American comedian, actor and aluminum siding salesman.

Mick Reasor, Gouache on Paper, 3.5 x 2.5 inches


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Officer Rob Shops for Dogs

Officer Rob, proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is increasingly concerned about the expense of operating a full-size sled dog. Here, Rob considers an economical, sub-compact, European import.

Film Noir Bogart 2

Humphrey DeForest Bogart

December 25, 1899 - January 14, 1957.

Mick Reasor, Gouache on Paper, 3.5 x 2.5 inches


Friday, March 16, 2007


1920s vintage McCormick-Deering tractor.

Mick Reasor

Gouache on Paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.


Elvis-ish Rock & Roll Singing Person

Hunka Hunka

Mick Reasor, Gouache on Paper, 3.5 x 2.5 inches


Rex Menaced by a Musk Ox!

Rex, proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is on patrol near the arctic circle when assaulted by Ovibos moschatus-- the muskox. Well, actually, not so much assaulted by the muskox as by its smell. Rex has the misfortune of being downwind from this large lumbering refugee from the ice age.

Old School All Stars

Isaiah "Sleepy" Pullman

Mick Reasor

Gouache on Rives BFK, 3.5 x 2.5 inches.

From a time before endorsement deals, earrings and astroturf when real men with politically incorrect nicknames played their entire careers for the same team, comes Old School All Stars. Original, One-of-a-kind miniature paintings by Mick Reasor featuring fictional heroes of the gridiron. This card portrays Isaiah "Sleepy" Pullman, linebacker for the Cleveland Cuyahogas. Sleepy's nickname comes from the somnolent state in which he leaves opposing quarterbacks.


Spawn of Sasquatch!

Proud Papa Sasquatch, the hairy hominid, gently cradles Baby Nessie, the unexpected offspring of the union between bigfoot and his mermaid bride.

Young Cryptids in Love

Sasquatch, the gigantopithecine hairy hominid, fishing for a salmon dinner lands a "tastier" dish.

Sikh Singh Seaks Sasquatch

Fear grips the Northwest Territories as numerous accounts of sightings, some from reputable citizens, pour in to the authorities. Constable Singh, proud and skeptical turban wearing Sikh member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, investigates the stories of a strange hairy creature with dark skin and human features inhabiting the Canadian forest.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Old School All Stars

Claude "Diesel" Kenworth, journeyman guard for the Rochester Redbirds. Diesel has been quietly and competently toiling away in trenches for 17 years. His nose has been broken as many times.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on Rives BFK
3.5 x 2.5 inches


Fun Couples

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Gouache on Rives BFK
Each Image 3.5 x 2.5 inches

Rex Menaced by Sasquatch!

Rex, Proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and budding amateur cryptozoologist, investigates a spate of recent Sasquatch sightings. Here Rex compares the evidence he's found against the information in his handy Guide to Hairy Hominids.

East Meets West: Gordon and the Geisha

Gordon, proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, polyglot, and notorious ladies man, finds his Japanese language skills sadly lacking in his encounter with Toshiko. Luckily, in his striking scarlet serge tunic and his pencil thin mustache, Gordon does speak the language of love.