December 20, 2007
November 30, 2007
a note to say that Savage Dragon
#134, which came out this week, features a brand-new Skullboy strip.
The Mighty Skullboy Army is just filling in for Chris
Giarrusso's Comic Bits this issue. Pick it up and check it out!
I think there's also a Savage Dragon story in there somewhere too.
What a deal, eh? I've got MY copy!
November 27, 2007
still juggling a couple projects, so the semi-frequent sketch thing
has been put on hold. One of these projects is a new Mighty Skullboy
Army comic, which I hopefully will have done in time before the New
York Anime Festival on December 7-9! If all goes according to
plan, I'll be set up in Artist's Alley for that show.
the meantime, here's a handy Beetlebug Comics shopping guide for the
holidays. The Minicomics are $3.00 each and the shirt is $20, which
includes the cost of shipping. I'll be shipping #9 when it's actually
finished, which should be real soon. Use the cart buttons to pay through
Pay-Pal, or you can e-mail me about other payment options. I'm sorry
to say, I'm at least temporarily out of XL shirts.
if you plan on ordering anything else on Amazon.com this holiday season,
please consider using my Amazon.com
Affiliate link. It doesn't cost you a dime and sends some of those
Amazon.com sheckels my way.
October 31, 2007
was probably my second favorite movie ever. I kind of regret drawing
Frankenstien already, because here he is again. I should have drawn
Dracula. Shows just how much I plan these things out.
October 30, 2007
a classic today! Also, as a bonus, a drawing of me in my aforementioned
Garfield costume when I was in first grade. It's drawn from memory,
so I don't know exactly how accurate it is. It was just one of those
plastic masks and smock from the store. I remember that I was also
wearing hunter orange clothes underneath, cause you know, Garfield
is orange. That was the only time I had a store bought costume. After
that, it was all homemade, most variations on this silver pant and
shirt combo. That costume became an astronaut, a Ghostbuster, and
October 24, 2007
internet was out yesterday, so here's TWO sketches for today. One
more week until Halloween!
October 22, 2007
AMC's showing back to back horror movies! Halloween is cooking now!
October 19, 2007
after numerous requests, here's the Librarian Ghost! Don't say I never
gave you anything. This one was pretty fun to do, so I'll call it
even. More monsters up next!
October 18, 2007
tried to think of the most harmless thing, something I loved from
my childhood, something that could never ever possibly destroy us:
Mr. Stay Puft...We used to roast Stay Puft marshmallows, by the fire,
at Camp Waconda.
that's it for Ghostbusters monsters. More monsters to come!
October 17, 2007
pal Brian Smith
sent me this awesome color version of yesterday's Slimer drawing.
And Gozer is weird.
October 16, 2007
also love Ghostbusters. I was a Ghostbuster for Halloween at least
twice when I was a kid. I was Garfield only once.
October 15, 2007
I come up with some great idea that I just gotta draw, it's pretty
much going to be monsters and spooks from here on out until Halloween!
I love Halloween.
October 12, 2007
know what I'm gonna be for Halloween.
October 10, 2007
been meaning to get around to drawing this for a while. Chickenhare
is another fine Dark Horse book, done by Chris Grine, who I was lucky
to meet in San Diego this year. Chickenhare is a fantastic book, suitable
for all ages, action packed and funny, but with a dark edge to it.
it out, if this seems up your alley. Chris is already set to release
a second Chickenhare book, which means I better get cracking if I'm
gonna keep up.
October 9, 2007
story you're about to see is a fib, but it's short. The names are
made up, but the problems are real. I was working the day watch out
of Mathnet. My partner is George Frankly. The boss is Thad Green.
My name is Monday. I'm a Mathematician.
October 8, 2007
new, comics themed issue of L Magazine is out, and it DOESN'T include
the new Skullboy strip I submitted. I guess it wasn't Sad
Diner enough for their tastes. I tried real hard, though! Check
it out for yourself.
October 5, 2007
#12 - Resident Evil: Extinction! While not a perfect movie, RE: Extinction
certainly offers some satisfying zombie action for the holiday season,
I'll say that. And it's better than any third movie in a series based
on a video game has any right to be. This is actually a Two-in-One
sketch. I drew Alice yesterday, but didn't get it posted. I added
all the zombies this morning. I don't know if it works better with
the zombies or without, but I had fun drawing them, and isn't that
the point, really?
October 3, 2007
with the Tenth Doctor, this series is done! Ten Doctors in ten days,
right? Right. Tune in next time to see what I draw next.
October 2, 2007
#10 is the Ninth Doctor. Dang Spider-Ham, throwing off the count.
Only one to go! Then what will I do? Any suggestions?
October 1, 2007
Eighth Doctor, who only appared in the pretty bad Fox TV movie. Although,
I was kind of psyched about it when I was a teenager, mostly because
of being able to see Dr. Who done with a TV movie level budget. Unfortunately,
even that guy from Mad TV couldn't save that movie. Suprising, I know!
September 29, 2007
Busy day today. Here's a quick one. The Doctor Who series will continue
September 28, 2007
the Seventh Doctor, the last "real" one before the relaunch.
This guy was my favorite Doctor who didn't have the advantage of a
robot dog. I even have a comic in which he fights Marvel's Death's
Head. I think this happened more than once. If so, I need to track
down those comics.
back! And because I was gone for so long, here's a Two-For Thursday.
I didn't really do any sketches on the road, but here's the Fifth
Doctor (to the left) and the Sixth Doctor (to the right), both resplendent
in their stripey pants. I rather liked Peter Davidson (#5). He was
also "that dude from the veteranarian show my parents watched."
He was a casual doctor, bringing out the tennis shoes with his sprig
of celery. I don't know what to say about the Sixth Doctor. I really
don't remember much from his era. That outfit is an eyesore though.
September 20, 2007
four! Just under the wire! And here's everyone's favorite (or would
that be favourite?), the Fourth Doctor. I mostly liked him because
he had a robot dog.
folks, I'm making a trip to the homestead in Northern Maine, otherwise
known as the land of dial-up. I'm still going to try to do a sketch
a day, but I might not be able to post them until I get back next
week. Of course, that means I could just scribble a bunch of stuff
out on the bus ride back, but you'll never know!
September 19, 2007
HA! I made it to day three! Are people setting up betting pools? They
should be! Anyway, the third sketch is of the Third Doctor Who. This
is how I'm getting my momentum going. Which also means that after
I've drawn all ten Doctors, I'll probably crap out. I
don't remember much about this guy except that he drove a car dubbed
the Who-Mobile. I predict that will be the next thing they bring back
on the new show. The Doctor will find this old-timey antique automobile
in some forgotten room in the Tardis and will spend the rest of the
season restoring it. Excitement abound!
September 18, 2007
days in and I'm already losing it. My computer's power source failed
last night and I spent most of the day getting things back up and
running. How long can I keep this up?! Tune in and see! It won't be
forever, I'll tell you that!
Second Doctor, the Moe Howard of Doctor Whos. You can see where this
is going. If you love drawings of cantakerous, quirky, old British
men, the next eight days are going to be an absolute scream.
September 17, 2007
Update my website once in a blue moon? Okay. Since we're such pals
and all. Let's try this sketch a day thing that's popular with the
kids these days. Let's see how long THIS lasts.
to get this started, here's The First Doctor of Doctor Who fame. Doctor
Who could be a scary show when I was a kid, and the First one was
the scariest one. He could be cruel and belligerent to his enemies
AND his companians. As a kid, I didn't like the early, black and white
Doctor Who episodes as much as the later ones. They lacked color,
were much slower paced, and the creatures were even more laughable.
But, in rewatching them now, there's a lot of creepy atmosphere. I
just saw a whole episode that took place entirely in the Tardis, with
just The Doctor and his three companians. There were no monsters,
no special effects, just a sense of mystery and paranoia that kept
this is a sketch a day, not an essay on old Doctor Who a day. I gotta
keep these short or I might not want to do it tomorrow..
July 16, 2007
Organism Designed Only for Killing. Yup, it's M.O.D.O.K. with a Wilfred
Brimley styled lip warmer. You're welcome Randy
and the internet.
a week and a half until the San
Diego Comic Con! I'll be in Artist's Alley at table FF-15! I'm
July 7, 2007
"Help Me Promote Skullboy on Amazon.co" contest is over
and we have a winner! It was a tough call, but there was a last-minute
high-quality entry from Devin T. Quinn with an insightful and descriptive
review. That's how you do it, people! But don't be too sad everyone
else. I've got runners-up prizes for the rest of you. So e-mail me
your addresses and I will send off your prizes post haste. Thanks
a lot, everyone!
my Burgertime comic from last year's
Lifemeter minicomic for the first time in full color.
June 21, 2007
I've been working on a lot of projects, so I haven't posted in a while.
I have a lot of news, so let's get down to it "Bullpen Bulletins"
I will be at the magnificent MOCCA
Art Festival this weekend, June 23-24. Apparently, I will be set
up at table B49, wherever that may be. I'll have all sorts of goodies
...a scintillating new Skullboy minicomic. It's in a slightly different
format this time and is designed to fit right alongside your copy
of the Mighty
Skullboy Army Collection. Eventually, I'll have it for sale in
the store, so if you can't make it to MOCCA, you'll still be able
to check it out. In the meantime, enjoy this "trailer" of
eh? But also...
...the fine folks over at Lifemeter
The Website will (hopefully) have the second volume of Lifemeter
The Book! This collection looks mind explosionly awesome and is chock
full of exceptional talents. Go to the Lifemeter website for the complete
rundown. I've got a bunch of stuff in there as well, including a few
Newsarama just posted an interview
with Marvel Editor Extreme, Aubrey Sitterson, where he talks about
the upcoming yet-to-be-named Marvel Indy Anthology. This anthology
looks awesome and I'd probably be buying it even IF I wasn't a part
of it. Newsarama posted a few pages from the story that I did for
the anthology, "Lookin' Good, Mr. Grimm!" in which the Thing
grows a moustache as well as stuff from James Kochalka and Dash Shaw.
I never thought they'd let me do a comic again after their
response to my bragging about drawing the best Stilt Man comic
of the year (From last years Stan Lee Meets... series). I fully
expect The Punisher to shoot all of the Fantastic Four in the crotch
with a bazooka after this.
Due to overwhelming response from Newsarama message boards posters,
I'm getting in my pitch for Marvel Moustaches before they give it
to Robert Kirkman. I'm saying it now - Moustaches are the new Zombies.
Only a short while left until the end of the Help Me Promote Skullboy
Contest! Post your review of the Skullboy
Collection on Amazon.com for the chance to win the watercolor
piece pictured below. There have only been a few entries so far, so
now's the time to jump on this! You have until July 1st!
I also notice that the collection is part of Amazon's
4-for-3 promotion, where if you buy 4 eligible items, you get
the lowest priced item free. I'm just saying that's all.
May 16, 2007
at least one prize anyway. It's the Help Me Promote Skullboy Contest!
Starting today and running through the end of June, post your review
Mighty Skullboy Army Collection on Amazon.com. At the end of that
period, my favorite review will receive the painting to the left over
there, measuring 9x12 inches on watercolor paper stock. If I actually
get more than ten entries or so, there may be more prizes. We'll see.
Family and personal friends are not eligible. You guys get enough
May 2, 2007
name is Jacob Chabot, and I am a Pokemaniac. I've spent an accumulated
week of my life playing various Pokemon games.
I've seen the siezure footage and lived.
I've driven great distances
to obtain Mew. I saw the first movie in the theater. I know the tragic
origins of the animated Meowth. I actually know which one is Meowth.
And it's happening again.
I just picked up
Pokemon Pearl for the DS and have been playing it as much as I can.
Once again I will try to catch them all. Which is something that throughout
four different games, ranging from the original black and white Gameboy
to the Gameboy SP, I've yet been able to do. Despite the fact that
I've pretty much given up on video game RPGs (They're too long, too
complicated, too repetitive, too BORING) Pokemon always sucks me in.
Granted it's something I just can play on the subway or in a waiting
room, but it's also surprisingly deep for a paper/rock/scissors style
turn based game. I find myself playing it on my couch instead of console
games or watching TV. I've always been impressed by the rich fantasy
world created by Pokemon as well. Sure it's aimed at kids, but a world
in which you leave home to travel the countryside to catch and train
exotic creatures to fight appealed to me for some reason. It's a free
life full of adventure and MONSTERS! I've been trading with kids in
Japan too, which is more exciting than I expected it to be. If anyone
wants to friend me, my code is 0301 6264 1993. Anyway, here's a drawing
to celebrate my Pokemania featuring some of my favorites. I briefly
considered trying to fit every Pokemon in there, but then I remembered
I had a video game to play. Oh, and other stuff to draw too I guess...
some links! Another review
of the Skullboy vinyl and a dubious
eBay auction (seriously, I number them arbitrarily. There must be
at least a dozen "#1"s out there.).
April 18, 2007
internet is slowly supplanting my memory. Yesterday, I offhandedly
responded to some joke my roommate made with "That's mighty funny!"
I then had to explain that was the catchphrase/punchline to this not-so-great
comic I barely emembered from when I was a kid called Mighty Funny.
It was about a superhero who made these god-awful jokes and each strip
ended with someone saying "That's mighty funny!" I even
tried to draw Mighty Funny, but couldn't for the life of me remember
what his face looked
like. I tried an internet search for "Mighty Funny," but
it didn't get me much but websites where people were saying things
were mighty funny. Go figure. I did however, find one, ONE mention
of someone trying to remember if Mighty Funny was real where someone
mentioned "The Mini Page," which I included in my search.
It wasn't until I saw this
that it all came flooding back. Rookie Cookie! Mini Slueth! That dog
and that penguin thing! Thanks internet, for remembering things so
I don't have too!
I almost forgot to mention - The Skullboy vinyl toy came out last
is a review of it! People review toys! I never knew. The review
also links to some places where you can order it online if that is
something you desire.
request, I've added kids shirts to the Cafe Press shops in the store
and put up an Amazon
Affiliate link for the Stan Lee Meets... hardcover in which my
Stilt Man story appears in. Feel free to spend at will.
April 12, 2007
check out this sweet Unit 1 charm given to me at the Hanley's
signing! This charm was made by Oscar
Nieto, who designs these kind of charms for rockstars like me.
If you're also interested in rocking it like a rock star, check out
speaking of rocking it, Lifemeter
of my Guitar Hero comics that I did for the upcoming Lifemeter
mini comic. There's three in all, but you'll have to check out the
book this summer for the rest.
March 31, 2007
a reminder!. This is today!
March 28, 2007
be doing a signing at Jim Hanley's
Universe in Manhattan this upcoming Saturday, March 31st, from
6 to 8. Come on by if you'd like to get your copy of the Mighty Skullboy
Army book signed. There will be some other folks there too, including
Glass, K. Thor Jensen,
Lasko-Gross. Sure to be a swell time!
are some more reviews of the Skullboy book! All-Ages
Reads on Newsarama, The
Library Journal, and Static
Multimedia. As always, if anyone finds any more reviews, send
'em my way!
photos from Wondercon.
February 28, 2007
about to leave for Wondercon
in San Francisco. I'll be in Artist's Alley with my pals Chris
Giarrusso and Gregg
Schigiel. I'll probably also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse
booth as well. I'll have copies of the Mighty Skullboy Army book for
sale as well as some shirts and prints and a few old minicomics.
of the Mighty SKullboy Army trade from Comics
Should Be Good.
a drawing I did last year at MOCCA while trying to look busy. It's
based on a description of a story my friend Andrea wrote when she
was younger. It involves two mystery-solving girls who fight monsters
and such. One girl is wicked acrobatic and the other has this computer
thing to look up information about the monsters. I guess it's basically
what amounts to a laptop these days.
and I hadn't drawn any Ghostbusters stuff recently, I had to jump
in with this Egon and Janine piece. When I started drawing, I thought
I nailed Egon right off the bat and had to work a little harder on
Janine. Now that it's finished, I feel just the opposite. Egon looks
a little too boyish. Maybe it's the eyes, maybe I should have thickened
the eyebrows or added more wrinkles, I don't know. Likenesses are
a tricky thing that I have a tenuous hold on at best. Oh, and that's
a Twinkie. It would have been more obvious if I had bothered coloring
February 20, 2007
played Gamma World
with a bunch of my friends over the weekend. This was the guy I played,
Officer Steve. In a post-apocalyptic future, a scientist found a 1950's
era New York City Police Officer frozen in a block of ice. Since thawed,
his hair grows unnaturally fast. Still believing it to be 1959, Officer
Steve has hitched a ride with a bunch of ne'er-do-wells to get back
to New York City to report back to his precinct. The scienctist, apparently
a big fan of old Marvel Comics, equipped the man frozen in time with
a shield for his journey. I probably should have just posted this
in the sketchbook section, but mostly I just wanted to bump those
pictures of Skullboy in his underpants down. They were starting to
creep me out a little bit.
February 19, 2007
anatomy of Skullboy! I was recently asked if Skullboy was all bones
under his suit or not. I always kind of pictured him as not due to
his tiny, sausaged fingered hands. So, this is what he looks like
in all his undignified glory. Enjoy ladies! Also, Skullboy wears brief-style
underpants, because those are the most comedic of underpants. As an
added bonus to the anatomy of Skullboy, here's
the drawing that Randy mentioned in an earlier post. I've always
been trying to figure out how Skullboy's mouth worked exactly. Sometimes
I regret designing him that way. Other than some slight twists of
that row of teeth, all of his emotions have to come
through in his eyes. Also, if I was to say, translate Skullboy to
animation, how would I animate him talking? Should I redesign his
to conventions! It turns out I will actually be at the New
York Comic Con this upcoming weekend, despite the fact that it
most likely will be a madhouse. I'll be at the Dark Horse booth at
unspecified times. I'll keep you posted when I know more. But also,
I will be attending Wondercon,
in San Francisco the following weekend. Hope to see you there!
February 14, 2007
Valentine's Day! Here are some very special Valentine's Day cards
that you can send to all of your friends. Make sure you give one to
your teacher and that kid nobody likes too. Or, if you'd rather, you
can get ones with pirates,
Santa Claus, or great
disasters, but those are sooo one to four years ago.
It's been a busy week! There's an interview with me up at Atomic
Comics, another fine purveyor of The Mighty Skullboy Army trade.
If you're in the Arizona area and looking for a copy, stop by and
tell 'em I sent ya! Invincible
Super Blogger Chris Sims, whose blog I check out fairly regularly
for commentary on comic punching and kicking, posted a sweet
review of the book. If anyone knows of any other reviews, please
send them my way. And here's
a photo of the Skullboy vinyl, which I just saw up at Toy Fair. Also,
while I'm linking, there's a video of me drawing Skullboy up on Youtube.
I never knew I could draw that fast!
February 7, 2007
Mighty Skullboy Army book comes out today!
Here's some wallpaper I whipped up for the occasion. Dark
Horse sent me a preview copy, and it looks really sharp! For a measley
ten bucks, you get all the minicomics including the long out-of-print
first issue, the story from New Recruits, a previously unpublished story,
and several rare single page strips. Head on down to your local comic
shoppe to check it out, and maybe even buy it! If you're in New York
City, I know Jim Hanley's Universe,
Midtown Comics, and Forbidden
Planet will have copies for sure. Forbidden Planet will even have
signed copies if everything goes smoothly this morning! If you prefer,
I set up the Beetle Emporium with Amazon
Affiliate links to order the book online. If you use those links to
order through Amazon, I get some of that action. Which, you know, is
a good thing.
February 2, 2007
Groundhog Day! And in (coincidental) honor of the Bill Murray film,
here are the samples that I did trying to get a job on the 88 MPH
Ghostbusters series a few years ago. It's
the part of the movie where they get their first call. I spent a lot
of time freeze-framing the DVD for reference.
I was also trying real hard
to emulate the
look they were going for, to no avail really. I felt like I was
making a lot of compromises to how I would have naturally drawn it.
I did the whole thing over a weekend, which didn't help the sparse
backgrounds or stiff figure work, especially on that last page, where
I was loosing a lot of steam. I spent a lot of time just trying to
keep the linework clean and tight, which is not something I usually
do in the pencil stage when I'm going to ink myself.
The whole thing was a pretty frustrating experience for a job I knew
I had no chance in getting, but since it was Ghostbusters, I had to
try. I'm still pretty happy with some of it. That's a sweet Ecto-1,
probably the best car I've ever drawn, and I feel that's a pretty
good Janine resemblence.
January 24, 2007
Skullboy minicomics got reviewed on the Comic
Maker podcast. Check it out to hear a rare dramatic reading of
a Skullboy strip! It's the first thing talked about, so you don't
even have to listen to the whole show if you don't want to, but by
all means, feel free to if you do. New Sketchdump
January 17, 2007
new sketches up in the Sketchbook.
And by new, I mean old. Seriously, these things are over two years
old. I'm just going through my hard drive and finding stuff to post.
One of these days you'll get some actual new stuff. But not today.
January 15, 2007
I worked up this flyer to print out and take to comic shops to help
promote the Skullboy book, the release date of which is getting ever
closer. I thought it'd be cool to do something with all original art
and was kind of entertaining in it's own way. Hopefully it's eyecatching
enough. If you want to help out and promote the book or just want
a Mighty Skullboy Army poster, here
is a pdf of the flyer to print out for yerself.
January 11, 2007
guess what I got in the mail today! Come on, guess! If you said Transformers:
The Movie on DVD, then you'd be right! I hope it's got the swears
in it! I just wish that they kept the original poster art for the
cover instead of that new comic book style art. And it's got this
lenticular art that's on a card, but not part of the packaging. What
the heck am I supposed to do with that? I mean it's cool and all,
but it's just going to kick around and clutter up the place, and believe
me, I have ENOUGH clutter. But, oh yeah, I also got a sample of the
Skullboy Vinyl too. Check it out. It's six inches of awesomeness.
You can't understand how psyched I am that this is a real thing and
that I'm holding it my hands. I hope that we sell enough of these
to justify doing a Unit 1 and a Unit 2. So if you want to see those
guys, you better buy a Skullboy as well, that's all I'm sayin'.
also posted another sketch.
Even though it's techically the 11th now, I haven't gone to bed so
it's still only one day later. So there.
9 , 2007
Happy January 9th Holiday everyone! Man, I haven't updated this website
since LAST YEAR! Aaaa-ha ha ha ha! That joke never gets old. But seriously,
it's been a while since I've updated, I know. I've been working on
stuff for the upcoming Skullboy
Trade Paperback and, as I probably haven't mentioned this yet,
Vinyl Toy! I'm going to try to update more often. I'm shooting
for posting a sketch a day, but most likely it'll be weekly (and don't
sue me if it ends up being monthly, but if it's less often than that,
I officially lose.). But TODAY, you get FOUR
sketches, you lucky dogs.