Crash Landon
Al Gritz 1996, 1997 All Rights Reserved

It's kind of pointless to look at this page without images!

Our merry "Band"


|| Mr. Bonejangles || Gwenn || Zephyr || Crash Landon || Smith || Cydranth || Wesson ||


The Toons
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15

Miscellaneous cartoons | Sketches | In Living Color


The artist and author of this comic, Albert Gritzmacher III, passed away November 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM. He fought a long and valiant battle with Cystic Fibrosis, and after 3 years with a Lung Transplant, his battle has ended. Not with a loss, but with 36 years of successful living. Thank you to everyone who was a part of his life. He is watching over us all, likely making snarky side comments as he was so well known for. If anyone wishes to make a memorial, make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

You can also make a donation to the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) They have been a great help to Albert's brother, Frank, since he had his transplant in December 2014.

We leave you with this web site as a memorial and celebration of his life and talents.


The Cartoonist

The Cartoonist

Hi. Welcome to the Crash Landon Homepage. I'm Al Gritz, the cartoonist and I hope you enjoy your visit to my world.

Crash Landon is a comic strip that appeared during 1996-97 in the student newspaper of Niagara County Community College near Niagara Falls NY.

All artwork is done the old fashioned way, pen or pencil on paper. Images have been scanned into computer-readable form using a flatbed scanner and only minor retouching to allow transparent backgrounds or to add titles etc. have been performed. These cartoons are the real thing!

A note about the web page.


Mr. Bonejangles
Mr. Bonejangles
Mr. Bonejangles is a skeleton-like creature with a sense of modesty. Why else would a skeleton wear clothes? Affectionately known as "Bonehead" to some of the other characters in the strip, he is often the brunt of their jokes. Not the brightest guy, (What do you expect? He's dead!) nonetheless, he is often the voice of reason in the strip.
Gwenn
Gwenn

The newest character in Landon land, she didn't even have a name at first and was called the Girl with No Name.. An equal opportunity cartoonist, Al drew her when he realized that all the other characters were male. After much input she was named Gwenn, or Girl With Essentially No Name!

Zephyr
Zephyr

An alien from Outer Space, Zephyr is now solidly grounded on Earth. After all, he has three legs! He still hasn't mastered all our Earth customs yet, which leads to some pretty funny things sometimes!
Crash Landon
Crash Landon

Crash Landon, the title character of the strip, is a pretty regular guy, except for the weird friends he seems to attract. He's usually the target of their practical jokes.

Smith
Smith

Inseparable friend of Wesson, Smith is a likable guy... err, critter. Until he gets with Wesson, that is.
Cydranth
Cydranth
Cydranth is a chicken in a cat's body. The original scaredy-cat. Syd is pretty cuddly-looking, but he's afraid of his own shadow!
Wesson
Wesson

Wesson is the trouble maker of the strip. His affinity for explosives and violence makes his point of view, well, unique.

This memorial page is dedicated to the memory of Albert Gritzmacher.