An Ongoing Collection of Illustrated Anecdotes,
Written and Pictured by Charles Shearer




Published Entries:





With the Buskermush father and daughter

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8-page booklet — 8.5" x 5.5" horizontal half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 August in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2017 September — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2017 November 4


This initial entry in the collection "Brevitous Accounts of Fictitional Incidents" introduces us to Mister Mawkish Buskermush and his little daughter Maudlin, as they discover a conspicuous sufferer in broad daylight. Will this pair of pedestrians be able to render assistance?



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Starring Galley and her husband

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20-page booklet — 8.5" x 5.5" horizontal half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 August in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2017 September — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2017 November 4


What begins as a temporary discontinuance of a husband's morning meal soon leavens into a bizarre culinary quest, as his wife cooks up a scheme to host a banquet like none other: an abundance of sustenance... without a single morsel to eat.



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With a decreasing number of Buskermushes

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12-page booklet — 8.5" x 5.5" horizontal half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 August in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2017 September — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2017 November 4


Tragedy has struck! and the Buskermush father and daughter must endure this shocking news of their own kin, told to them with every bit of tender consideration and human sympathy which Mister Brazencrass, Attorney-at-Law, can muster.



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With the woefully besieged Buskermushes

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12-page booklet — 8.5" x 5.5" horizontal half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 December and 2018 January in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2018 January — Premier: Buffalo BookFest on 2018 July 7
YouTube: Unboxing by Sword: "An Endangered Domicile" and "Yunoo Left To Her Own Devices"


The terrors are no longer merely witnessed from a safe distance nor learned after-the-fact by the good Buskermush father and daughter, but now: knocking on their own front door! How do you measure the mettle of a man, but by how he behaves when all defenses have failed and all hope is lost?



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Stand-alone supplement to Upon the Name of Oz

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20-page booklet — 5.5" x 8.5" vertical half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 December and 2018 January in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2018 January — Premier: Buffalo BookFest on 2018 July 7
YouTube: Unboxing by Sword: "An Endangered Domicile" and "Yunoo Left To Her Own Devices"


Being a stand-alone tale in its own right, as well as a supplement to "Upon the Name of Oz," herein is recorded an early episode of little Yunoo's curious nature trying ...and failing... to make itself understood.

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Stand-alone supplement to Upon the Name of Oz

$5, while in stock.

20-page booklet — 5.5" x 8.5" vertical half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 December, 2018 January, May - July in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2018 July — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2018 September 8
Instagram: (Video of unboxing by sword)


Yunoo, of "Upon the Name of Oz" fame, is petitioned for assistance from a spectral beseecher. But is the little girl pursuing a noble goal by her own good intentions... or being led astray by a malevolent entity?



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With a long-lost Buskermush

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12-page booklet — 8.5" x 5.5" horizontal half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 December, 2018 June and July in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2018 July — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2018 September 8
Instagram: (Video of unboxing by sword)


Mister Mawkish Buskermush and his daughter Maudlin go in search of their wife and mother, respectively: Mrs Saccharina Buskermush, who has been on vacation... by herself... for three years. The father and daughter's endeavor leads them to a tropical resort, where it appears that perhaps Mawkish has indeed found a lady, but not the one whom he intended...?



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A cynical parody of L. Frank Baum's original Oz

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24-page booklet — 5.5" x 8.5" vertical half-letter size
Writing and art production: 2017 January and December, 2018 June and July in Amherst, NY
First printing: 2018 July — Premier: Buffalo Zine Fair on 2018 September 8
Instagram: (Video of unboxing by sword)


A royal procession departs from the Emerald City, and along come many of the usual culprits. What a terrible shame it would be! if little Button-Bright, the idiot boy infamous for getting himself lost, were careless enough to behave exactly how he is expected to.


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Entries in Progress:





A children's (?) story with a moral (?)

IN PROGRESS

16-page booklet — 5.5" x 8.5" vertical half-letter size
Writing: 2018 June in Amherst, NY


Of all the squirrels in the garden, Fusterbill had the ugliest tail. It is only upon the occurrence of an even more tragical mystery that the poor fellow's neighbors and acquaintances learn to see past the awkward appendage, and into the heart of its owner. Or not.


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Starring Galley and her friends

IN PROGRESS

20-page booklet — 5.5" x 8.5" vertical half-letter size
Writing: 2017 August and September, 2018 June in Amherst, NY
Prototype: 2005 April and May in Savannah, GA


A casual dining experience amongst young Galley and her friends becomes, instead, a council of war! If it is true, as the saying goes, that "an army marches on its stomach," then perhaps this battle may be won more by a cook than by a commander.



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