Kraken Photo Round Up #3 – Beating the Heat

I’ve devoured a full plate of destinations the last few weeks. I think it may be time for a diet!  You know, the larger you are, the larger the world feels.  That’s a bit of Kracked Philosophy for you…

So just what have I been up to?  Take a look.

Photo by Molley Cantrell-Kraig

So here I am hanging out at 1222 Mulberry Street. The house was for sale, which means I made the market value shoot through the roof!

Photo by Cindy Burke Litwiler


I decided to pay homage to my first appearances by taking a day long sit down on 2nd street once again.  Just like the good old days, with scared people running this way and that…

Photo by Alan Campbell

Muscatine Community College skooled me for a day, letting me rest in the  brand new dorms. I took a different approach to my dorm life this time around and actually washed my socks.

Photo by Scott Klarkowski

I traveled outside of Muscatine for the first time, wreaking havoc in Davenport’s Bucktown Center for the Arts.

There were tons of people, art, and ideas mixing into a delicious clam chowder soup.   Bucktown always has fun Final Friday events, and this one was extra special because it was their birthday BASH!

I do believe there  may be a video of the event up soon…

Photo by Justin Colemen of Rehash Editing & Film

Look, the Mississippi! As a ploy to get into the Great River Days festival in Muscatine for free, I hung out with my carnival peeps.  I really lit up the night, don’t you think?

Well that’s it for photo round up #3. Click here to see my other photo round ups.

Do you have a cool photo of me? I’d love to see it!

To contribute your photo to the next photo roundup, email it to  Include your name, hometown,  and a website if you want a link to it.   All photos considered!

PS, I have my people working on a couple of videos which are almost ready!  I’ll announce them on my mailing list as soon as they are.

It was Bucktown’s birthday BASH

The Kraken in the 4th of July Parade!

Note: I’ll be hiding out in my watery lair during the week after the 4th of July parade…but don’t worry, I will emerge again!  People on my email list will get a notice as soon as I reappear!


Recently I joined Muscatine for the 4th of July parade, where I appeared live and in monster in front of an excited public.  It was exhausting, but luckily Muscatine Search and Rescue let me borrow their boat.  Thanks guys!

Here’s your proof…

The Kraken Crew gathers, getting ready to feed my hungry fans on the parade route.  Thanks for catching my good side Muscatine Search and Rescue!

I begin my journey down 5th Avenue, where the audience eagerly awaits my arrival.  (Aint I modest?)  Thanks to Ethan Anderson for the photo.

Sara Thomas catches me right around the corner.  I saw her there so I decided to wave!

Rawr! I look quite menacing from so far away.  Jami Renae Garmon-Alexander, thanks for making me look so ferocious!

My crew handed out TONS of candy!  You guys eat more than I do!  Thank you Ethan for the photo

Thanks to Snapshots photography by Mindy, we end our journey in an action packed cartoony fashion.

I’d like to thank everyone for coming to see me!  So often I stay stationary, for a Kraken tires easily on land, but it was fun to go out for a leisurely stroll through the lovely streets of Muscatine.

By the way, did you take any photos of my in the parade? If so, I’d love to see them and share them with people.  You can post photos right to my Facebook or email them to me at:

I hope you had a great weekend!

Special Thanks to:
Doug Born and Ann Brumback from Muscatine Search & Rescue

Sarah Anderson – coordinating ‘Kraken Wranger’ volunteers
Flynn Collier – sound system and epic sea monster music