At last!!! The fabled Ray-Doh hath been delivered unto me, brimming with untapped potential!!! (My friend @raykampf is, basically, having a custom toy show for his 50th birthday in June, sending blank resin figures to 50 of his friends to customize! Hope my idea turns out as awesome as it is in my head! 😄) #resinfigures #customtoys (at Casa De Granada)

At last!!! The fabled Ray-Doh hath been delivered unto me, brimming with untapped potential!!! (My friend @raykampf is, basically, having a custom toy show for his 50th birthday in June, sending blank resin figures to 50 of his friends to customize! Hope my idea turns out as awesome as it is in my head! 😄) #resinfigures #customtoys (at Casa De Granada)


durkinator27:

Got new prints from burlypress! I saved wall space in my new apartment for these…just need to get new frames for ‘em! And dig the Bludgeon bookmark that came with it, too!

Awesome! Glad you like them! Thanks for posting a pic!

durkinator27:

Got new prints from burlypress! I saved wall space in my new apartment for these…just need to get new frames for ‘em! And dig the Bludgeon bookmark that came with it, too!

Awesome! Glad you like them! Thanks for posting a pic!


coachbear:

Boxing Boba Fett

Oh and just an addendum, yes this is me… After about 27 messages I figured it was time to add this little note…

Oh, Mikey… You really get me :D

coachbear:

Boxing Boba Fett

Oh and just an addendum, yes this is me… After about 27 messages I figured it was time to add this little note…
Oh, Mikey… You really get me :D

Got permission to post these today. They were commissions for a friend and his man. Photo-bust-style in black and white!

I’m still accepting commissions (as many as I can crank out before my move to help pay for said move)… So send an email to jeremy(at)burlypress(dot)com for more info if you want to get some art did!


I needed to take my mind off the stress of moving and draw something that would make me happy today… So here’s a #cockinasock selfie from Bludgeon 😊 definitely out of character for Mike but it’s for a good cause. Men… Be sure to regularly check your boys for lumps that aren’t supposed to be there! #sockonacock #testicularcancerawareness #bludgon #bearart #slefie #art #illustration #sketch

I needed to take my mind off the stress of moving and draw something that would make me happy today… So here’s a #cockinasock selfie from Bludgeon 😊 definitely out of character for Mike but it’s for a good cause. Men… Be sure to regularly check your boys for lumps that aren’t supposed to be there! #sockonacock #testicularcancerawareness #bludgon #bearart #slefie #art #illustration #sketch


iwilldestroytom:

Here’s one of the special extra pieces of art for the upcoming Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever collection. 256 pages of awesome. Happy April Fools Day.

Can’t wait to see all the extra stuff in the collection coming out! This piece is awesome!Everyone should pick up a copy! My Leibovitz parody piece is being published in color this time, and I have a 2nd pinup in there too.

iwilldestroytom:

Here’s one of the special extra pieces of art for the upcoming Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever collection. 256 pages of awesome. Happy April Fools Day.

Can’t wait to see all the extra stuff in the collection coming out! This piece is awesome!

Everyone should pick up a copy! My Leibovitz parody piece is being published in color this time, and I have a 2nd pinup in there too.


Here’s some art from a Geeks Who Drink visual round I did last month! Another gender swap piece! This time, COMICS! Like the Sci-Fi one I did I tried to keep the costumes just as revealing and hypersexualized (with, say, a cat suit that leaves little to the imagination, or a window in a costume that unnecessarily reveals naughty bits).
Prints available at http://www.burlypress.com/store.html

Here’s some art from a Geeks Who Drink visual round I did last month! Another gender swap piece! This time, COMICS! Like the Sci-Fi one I did I tried to keep the costumes just as revealing and hypersexualized (with, say, a cat suit that leaves little to the imagination, or a window in a costume that unnecessarily reveals naughty bits).

Prints available at http://www.burlypress.com/store.html


burlyjer:

Ok… As much as I would love to focus on finishing the art for Bludgeon #3, I need to make as much money as I can for my move (coming up in a month or so)! So COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN! Here are some basic details and prices. Contact me at jeremy(at)burlypress(dot)com for more info or to discuss a commission! You’d be helping me out a TON trying to raise money to help ease this move!

burlyjer:

Ok… As much as I would love to focus on finishing the art for Bludgeon #3, I need to make as much money as I can for my move (coming up in a month or so)! So COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN! Here are some basic details and prices. Contact me at jeremy(at)burlypress(dot)com for more info or to discuss a commission! You’d be helping me out a TON trying to raise money to help ease this move!


Just finished a commission today… B/W pen and ink of Hercules from Marvel comics. Went with a mix if his costumes to include some of the best aspects of both for the client. #marvel #hercules #illustration #comics #sketch #commission

Just finished a commission today… B/W pen and ink of Hercules from Marvel comics. Went with a mix if his costumes to include some of the best aspects of both for the client. #marvel #hercules #illustration #comics #sketch #commission


joannaestep:

ryuuenx:

rosalarian:

spikedrewthis:

teelowegreen:

If you’re tabling at a con as a Li’l Rookie, get ready to experience these 12 Stages of Feels exactly like this.

Heya folks. I don’t reblog often, but I’m rebloggin’ this.

That’s because I’ve had this day, multiple times. This was me. And if you’re planning on taking a shot at the whole cartoonist thing, this will inevitably, horribly, unavoidably be you.

Cartooning careers are forged in the crucible of obscurity. This period, the one where no one cares and you go home discouraged, is when most aspiring creators quit. It’s just too much.

But if you can live through a few years of Saturdays spent being passed over for meme t-shirts and fanart prints, if you keep producing and keep going to shows and keep sharing work, you can reach escape velocity. You can find an audience that wants to support you.

Talk yourself out of giving up. Give your work a chance. Your fans just haven’t found you, yet. ( o_o)-b

Oh god yes. So much.

THANK YOU FOR THIS!

this was me, at just about every damn convention i ever sold stuff at. i get so much anxiety, and can’t ever put myself out there loud enough for people to take notice. i barely made money the first few times, i did okay a handful of cons, and then it died again. con drama won. as of now i haven’t sold anything at a convention in over 3 years, and haven’t been to one in 2. social anxiety and being painfully shy coupled with feelings of horrible inadequacy for most of my life are not good (life drama did not help, either).

perhaps i’ll go back to a convention someday. just gotta work myself up to it.

I sympathize with this, because I had retired from doing conventions for a long, long time for exactly this reason. But I would also like to speak up on behalf of the nameless “grumpycat” artist.  Because moreso than being outsold by fanart at a convention, the thing that hurts me deepest in my soul is feeling like I’m pitted cruelly and competitively with the other artists (fanart, original, or otherwise) I want so badly to be friends with.  Jealousy has eaten me up alive before, and really harmed my career, and I never want that to happen again. The industry seems hellbent on keeping me in a constant cage-match with other artists, and I have to bust out at every turn.

So here we go:

Dear grumpycat artist, your work is not just “topical bullshit.”  You have a place at conventions and nerd-culture gatherings, and you are no less worthy than the folks with original content.   Creativity expresses itself in many different ways, and there is no “right” way to make a living as an artist.  It’s true, you are fortunate to have the talent, business savvy and affection for popular properties that allows you to sell well at conventions.  Hold onto that!  It’s important!  It doesn’t make you any greater or lesser than another artist, but… if you can, please share the wealth.  With that extra money you make at cons, go buy another artist’s original comic.  Go commission another artist to draw something you love.  Approach someone who’s art you admire, and tell them you admire it!  …. And if someone approaches you and asks if you have any advice for selling your wares and making money at conventions, please share your knowledge.  You might even make a friend.

The reason for my survival as an artist is due to the kindness of other artists.  I can’t spend my days eating jealousy, or I’ll die.  I want to live my life by the rule that “Successful people help others become successful”, and I think I’m doing okay at that.  Or at least better than I was. 

No fear, no envy.  Ride together, die together.  *brofist to my artists peeps*

All of this is truth, for better or worse.

But you can’t call yourself an artist if you aren’t at least a little but if a masochist. We put ourselves through so much BS that most people don’t experience. ON PURPOSE EVEN! It can be rough but the important thing is to stick with it. If it is what you truly love, it will eventually come around.

I have never broken even at a convention outside of the state I live in. But I consider the new customers, and the word of mouth all cost of doing business. And business grows slowly but steadily. And the new friends and colleagues you meet are always worth the effort.

To the people who think they are locked in competition with the other artists: there is one way of getting around that feeling… TALK TO THEM. Be the first to be friendly and visit other tables and say hi and bring your work to trade or at least a card. You never know who you will meet or who will want to collaborate or what have you. And if they are snooty or closed off, whatever, that’s on them not you… Move on to the next table. Don’t dwell on them when you’ll meet at least 5 more people who will be friendly and accepting and with the same struggles and insecurities as you. When I do this it totally helps stave off the feelings of rejection and insecurity… I usually feel energized after a con if I can manage to meet and trade with a bunch of new friends even if I didn’t sell as much as I hoped I would.

Feeling low is natural but don’t let it get you down.

(via boldriley)


Coffee date, anyone? #comics #bludgeon #gaybear #lgbtcomics #wip

Coffee date, anyone? #comics #bludgeon #gaybear #lgbtcomics #wip


Oh, “Chozen”… You get me. 😜 #chozen #gpoy #guyfieri #foodporn #phallicsymbol


Alice wants to know how your day is going… But more importantly how does it involve her? 😜 #comics #bludgeon #illustration #wip #art #lgbtcomics

Alice wants to know how your day is going… But more importantly how does it involve her? 😜 #comics #bludgeon #illustration #wip #art #lgbtcomics


Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? #bludgeon #wip #comics #illustration

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? #bludgeon #wip #comics #illustration


Another #throwbackthusrday art edition… I did anatomical atrocity this in 1994. He was a character I made up freshman year in high school, totally creatively named “Knight Stick”. Ugh… The anatomy! I was coming from copying anatomy from other comics into having studied it juuuuust enough to be dangerous. :D #tbt #oldart #anatomicalatrocity #illustration #knightstick

Another #throwbackthusrday art edition… I did anatomical atrocity this in 1994. He was a character I made up freshman year in high school, totally creatively named “Knight Stick”. Ugh… The anatomy! I was coming from copying anatomy from other comics into having studied it juuuuust enough to be dangerous. :D #tbt #oldart #anatomicalatrocity #illustration #knightstick