Tony Millionaire – email@example.com
ORIGINAL STRIPS $350
I will purchase ANY of you Sock Monkey originals.
OK. Send me an email. millionaire @mindspring.com
Dear Tony Million
Im a fan. Not long ago I got drinky crow tattoo. I just wanted to know if the Drinky Corw Show well ever come back. It would be nice to see some new show. If not ill just keep reading. Thanks for your time. Keep up the work..
Daniel S. Tovar
No new Drinky Crow Shows, but I have some other irons in the fire, stay tuned. Please send a photo of the tattoo to millionaire@mindspring. com
How much would some one have to rase to get a second season. Or is there anything us the fans can do…
Thank you, no.
Marry Christmas, Tony Millionaire
Tony’s already married!
Hey Tony… just curious.. what’s the universe background (in the background) on the site from.. or did I miss somethin’?
Thanks, Happy Saturday Night (I should be drinkin’)!
What do you mean?
Pardon me, Tony, but I think he’s referring to the colorful solar system image you’ve got “tiled” as a backdrop on your page here.
I could be wrong… I’m having Jameson’s with my coffee this morning.
Exactly Bristow, and thank you kindly for jumping in and further explaining in my absence… yeah, that solar system wallpaper thangy back there behind all this writing? That gonna be a record cover or something?
It’s just a purty picture I found on the Internet. It’s from a solar system website. But it would make a nice set for a Sock Monkey movie, wouldn’t it?
Nice… just reminded me of the the scene in ‘The Drinky Crow Show, God Of Monkeys’ where the Monkey God explains how he created the Universe, standing outside the Explanatory Nexus an’ all.. sorry, caught me rambling.. thanks for clearing that up Tony.
I was wondering if you had anything to do with the new label for Sierra Nevada “Hoptimum”?
I think I’ve been copying (unprofessionally) aspects of your drawing style for YEARS without realizing it. I must have seen something at an age when I didn’t know any better. Now that I know who you are, you’ll receive your due credit. Sorry, man.
a long time fan,
Hello Mr. Millionaire. I would like to know if you do commissions. If so I have a sketch book I would love to add Sock Monkey to. I live in Burbank CA. Is this possible? Please let me know. Thanks.
No, but if I ever meet you I’ll give you a free drawing.
I have a really weird question…. when you did that George R. Binks Star Wars comic…. was George R still meant to be pronounced Jar Jar?
hello there, i have written this query to you years ago (like about 8 years or so..) and it keeps coming up: one of the BEST cartoon (in LA Weekly) of yours was the one where (i believe it was) drinky crow asks the zen master ‘whats the meaning to life?’ and after a brief look around the zen-master says something like ‘mo-f****** c***sucking* christ, see that tree swaying in the wind’ yada yada, how beatiful’ ISH. can i have it?? is it archived?
does the description ring a bell??
yes i remember that one
great memory. can i find it somewhere, for purchase or as a simple copy? online? anywhere?
hi mr. millionaire, i am still and again looking for the zen-master cartoon mentioned above (´whats the meaning to life.. yadyayda, look at the trees swaing in the wind jesus motherfuckingcocksuckingchrist, its beautiful…´) i mean, could you just send it to me or let me know where i can possibly find it – just a primitive copy will do!! c´mon now.. i´ve been a loyal fan of the maakies @ L.A. Weekly and have moved away from the states a while ago, that specific one moved me galore. give me it, i pay if i must. cheers, sonja
I can’t find that.
Tony, quick question: What is the physical size of your originals? Thinking about purchasing a strip for one of my bare walls. The one I had in mind was the scientist who traveled to another planet & spoke to an intelligent food animal who explained to him that there was no humilation involved in being eaten by one’s superiors.
Sorry, that 1 guy, that one was sold long ago.
you are breaking every known law of physics in the last panel. we are watching you.
More bad news:
NIC FARRA COOL IT!!!!!
Will stop for now. Just the name Pandy has me in uncontextual giggles while driving. More folk than just you want me dead.
you provided me so much aswome drinking material throught the past few years,
that i want to give you somthing back.
Like 2 days ago [ I think ] you provided me with some excelent advice, on what i should do with my free time, and i began to search for things to accompany my task of drinking more,
here is what i found
listen to that the next time you down heroic amounts of alch…
an opinon of it would be nice…
Fast and good. Opinion of what? Did you draw a dragon or sing a song?
I did do a little jig, but thats aside the point,
i was just talkin about an opinion of the song.
I love it!
im gonna say this cause no one ive seen has said this
your a boss
you nail every legit drinkers thoughts
keep at it captin
your a god amogsnt men X)
[ im spilling mah beer all over my keyboard]
ok, you said that you cannot reveal the reason why you call the strip Maakies right? and that you will only reveal it when a certain someone dies. Well what would happen if you died before he did? i’d tell someone you trust to say it after he’s dead if and should that scenario happen.
That would be a tragedy on many levels.
I’m thinking of buying some original Maakies art from your extensive back catalogue. The ideal strip shall feature:
1. Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby
2. A ship (or parts thereof)
3. Terrible (but entirely artistically justifiable) violence
4. A ‘message’
5. Nutritional information for young mothers.
I am prepared to wait until such a beast springs from your fecund mind.
Who the fuck are you calling fecund??
Hey boss. A long long time ago I picked up your “sock puppet” wasnt it? I havent been in my grandpa’s garage in so long I am losing touch with my comic collection. Anyways, I ran across Drinky a few years ago strictly on the web. I dont think I have run across anything so funny since. I feel like its time to go back in. So anyways. I go to the drunk driving class and I was all stoked. Hey I never talked in that thing. I was like fifth amendment. and screw yer conficdentiality. but i just had to talk ab out your stuff. I got too exited and ran on describing in detail the brain. “you tried to kill me” etc. etc. ok. i reckon ever body looked at me like i was crazy.
so this one jackass from then on he keeps throwing in “drinky crow” into the conversation so like what am i sposed to do?
well guess what I caught him walking across the parking lot of a wallmart. I said say “drinky crow” and pushed him and kept saying say drinky crow.. and pushing him. I am lu cky cuz he didnt want to fight as it turns out. I was on probation SO i wanted you to know I was ready to go back to jail to defend Drinky.
If i wrote you a script and sent it to you would you consider arting it up?
You sound like a charming person.
Long time fan; you’re hilarious, gifted and insane. Listen: I’m a Chair of an Illustration program in a SCHOOL. I’ve been reading old Maakies books where you shamelessly self-promote and try and hock your wares. So I came to the webbysite trying to find some original art to procure. I want to hang it in a conference/classroom, where students will see it and be inspired or repulsed or will just maybe know they might make it too. But I can’t find that listing. Where could I get such a thing and how much will it cost me. Oh, yes, we are poor as well…
I have some listed here: http://www.maakies.com/?page_id=5
Some of those are already sold. But if there’s anything you have seen in a book or remember, let me know, and if I don’t have it I’ll show you some similar work.
Did you ever draw any Hunter S. Thompson-related activities? You and him got a certain resonance, don’t ya think?
I like to read Hunter S. Thompson. There is a portrait of him in my new book.
Just wanted to say beautiful work.
Can I buy Sock Monkey, Mr. Crow and Ann-Louise 6″x 6″……$200?
No, it was purchased earlier by another Charles Hunt.
If so how?
This is nothing but an assumption
but you have always struck me as a whisky drinker/ if not connoisseur
am I correct about this?
if you are what brands do you like
if not what do you prefer?
Whiskey makes me vomit. In my insaner days I was a vodka drinker, now I drink The King of Beers. I do like good scotch, but less than three.
I would very much like to have a Gelaskin for my MacBook of some of your art. What are the chances?
Hmmm, how do they do that?
A few years back, I watched some weird DVD a friend had with a bunch of animated shorts on it, and there were three or four Maakies shorts on it. I think there were a couple with Drinky Crow and maybe one with Gabby and rats at sea. Said friend no longer has the DVD in question, and we’re both drunkards, so we can’t remember for the life of us what the name of the DVD was. I would really like to get my hands on those shorts…
Thank you kindly.
God Hates Cartoons
DO YOU HAVE BACK STOCK OF THE UNCLE GABBY T-SHIRT WERE HE SAYS ” DRINKING IS THE BEST PART OF MY POOR LIFE” WHICH WAS AVALIBLE AROUND 1999-2000 IF SO WERE CAN I ORDER ONE
what a shame
what a shame ! that shirt was such a classic please bring it back
also you should turn the uncle gabby’s “retirement Plan” into a t shirt
I give you permission to bootleg it.
Oh Boy! Another Bootleg Contest
that’s such a bummer that shirt was such a classic another great shirt would of been uncle gabbys “retirement plan”do you ever have plans on bring it back?
Where can i get a uncle gabby t-shirt that says “being drunk is the best feeling in my poor world” cira 1999..are they still avalible?
where on E-bay?I tried going to maakies t-shirt and nothing came up
Cool, How many do you have left?
I loved that shirt. I used to advertise it in the NY Press and them when I had enough $15 checks sent to me I’d order the shirts. The silkscreener who made them was so bad that the white ink would crack and wash off after about 5 washes. I think I have one left.
I will take it.
Get a new screen printer who gives a s**t and bring them back Thats such a shame and waste of a awesome t shirt
Are either the Hitler or JFK portraits available?
No, they were purchased by Martin Olson, illustrations for his book, The Encyclopedia of Hell. A HIGHLY recommended book by the way. Very funny!
BTW…got ant Lincoln stuff?
Hey tony, as a young up start/ pen and ink faithful, fuck drawing comics on a computer. I was wondering what movies shaped you as an artist.
Snow White and Goodfellas.
We rock with Drinky Crow! http://youtu.be/qMp4pl7XmEo
I wonder what happen when you make a movie of the Maakies due to the cancellation of The “Drinky crow show” or put The “Drinky crow show” on comedy central???
I’ll try anything.
Mr. Millionaire! I used Drinky Crow on wedding invitations and cake toppers.
Here are some pictures of the cake
Thanks for being awesome!
Do you still do drawings (portrait) from a photo? If so, please email me. I love your style. You were great on WTF Podcast too.
I bought my girlfriend That Darn Yarn because I thought it was cool, and she loves Victorian houses. Is that your house?
Yes, it’s my house in Pasadena, built in 1894.
Is it possible to purchase the Drinky shot glasses still? My boyfriend is a huge fan and I’d like to get them for him for Christmas.
They’re hard to find. You’ll probably have to search Ebay. I know TMBG is working now on a t-shirt with the design.
I tried EBay. No luck. Any idea when the t-shirts will be available?
this is Günther Zabel aka Günni writing. In the 80ies I used to live in the Oranienstraße 4, just around the corner of the Bauhof. The last time we met, was in NYC. It might have been 1990. It was a strange 3-day-visit with Dirk to meet Tina who was in a strange mood.
In the first week of this December I will be in California to fetch back on my daughters, who visits a high-school near San Francisco for some month. I am playing with the idea also to visit Los Angelos. Do we want to meet, having a coffee or even a beer ?
Hasta la vista
Tina was in a strange mood all right. You heard what happened to her?
That doesn´t sound like “Hurra, let´s get drunk” Toni.
Sure I know about Tina, but I don´t want to discuss this ancora publico. You´ve got my privat email-adress, if necessary.
Is the sock monkey flash cartoon you made still in existence anywhere?
Awesomely “stern” perspectives! Aubrey and Maturin can’t hold a gooey tallow candle to Uncle Gabby and Drinky Crow.
Always watchin’ from a lee shore…..
Hey, Tony, when you said that you’ll never end the “Maakies” comics, does that means you’ll keep making “Maakies” as a long-running comic?
Hi Tony. I sent you an email about buying a strip. Long time fan and proud owner of a two foot bar figurine of the Old Crow mascot (you FB commented on it a couple months ago). And the old TMBG shotglasses. And so on…..After I got the Old Crow, I learned of the Old Crow Speed Shop, a biz devoted to the speed racing culture. An artist named Coop created a cool mascot. http://www.oldcrowspeedshop.com/
hi tony.grant earl lavalley here. im friends with kathe izzo and she said i should contact you.im briefly in la but im working on a cartoon project with a friend .and we could use some advice.
I just wanted to let you know that you draw this strip week in and week out, and as a result I’ve come to take you for granted. I would apologize, but frankly, I for granted some of the most important, stable things in my life. For example, my bowel movements? Sure, I get cranky when I get irregular, but do I thank my gut when it performs on target. Rarely. My wife’s love? My daughter’s? Again, I simply expect those in the way I expect caviar and whitening toothpaste. Sex? It’s like pennies to me. I’d be bummed to see it gone, but it’s always come so easily that I can hardly be bothered to appreciate its presence in my life. So what I’m saying, is that you and your comic strip are in good company, at least where my ingratitude is concerned.
Thank you! I will never quit the Maakies!
I recently came across a stray copy of ‘Uncle Gabby’ in a British bookshop and read it again and thought it was really beautiful and touching. I still enjoy looking at that lovely piece of ‘Sock Monkey’ B&W art I bought from you a long time ago.
I am looking forward to the new Fantagraphic s collection – and any new Sock Monkey strips you create.
You may have seen my latest strip called ‘The Zaucer of Zilk’, which came out earlier this year from IDW. I co-wrote and designed lots of the new Mad Max movie which is out next year. It looks pretty wild and wonderful.
Good luck with the Sock Monkey movie… I will be first in line. Will it be stop frame?
Did you author a strip called “Chicken Gutz” in the late 60′s? It has the look of MAAKIES and was a favorite of mine. Thanks, keep up the very sick work.
Hello, Mr. Millionaire,
I can’t seem to find the super rare Drinky Crow PVC figure anywhere. Premillenial Maakies and The House at Maakies Corner are both very elusive as well. Any chance of a reissue on these items or hints on where I can find them? I need these in my collection. Thanks.
Today I was reading one of your comic strip, and I came across the one about the miniature unicorns. I have been struggling with to find positive in everyday life, and find peace because things in my life are affected by other people. It is something of course you cannot avoid, because we are constantly influenced by other people what we see, what we read, and what we hear. It also affects our moods and our perceptions of life. Today I had wanted to have a very positive day and avoid the negativity of the world, but just coming across your comic strip made me realize I cannot avoid it as much as I try. So I’m writing to say I did not find the humor or the purpose of the comic strip or many of the ones that circulate under the Orlando Weekly. I can’t find peace of mind knowing this is how others find humor. So I’m writing to you the comic, to make a difference using your talent. That’s all.
I found that comic positively hilarious. Thanks for making a difference using your talent, Mr. Millionaire.
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