Wednesday, December 28, 2011

lazy and bloody

flowers thanks to kissy j.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Do yourself a favor and order a copy of A. Degen's AREACC (Advanced Real Estate Adventure CoCo). It's a truly unique comic with wires, funky gerbils, big boobs, well drawn confetti, action-adventure-motorcycle-chases, panel packed pages, naked paradise where you get to hang out with deers! Pick up your copy at the Snakebomb comix website. Congrats to A. D. for making a great comic and to Jack Hayden for publishing this, you're on a roll sirs!

Monday, December 19, 2011

vile fantasy

"i don' know give me some soup."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011


If ya look in the corner there, you'll see a link. You can buy weird things there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A spider walks into a bar...

paypal 4$ to and get the nature knowledge of jim and vanessa. me 2.

Monday, November 21, 2011

aint skeered.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thomas Dream Art.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Me and Vanessa will be exhibiting at the Short Run Small Press Fest in Seattle, Washington this Saturday, November 12th. It is the first of what I hope will be a annual festival, and it was put together by some really cool people (HEY KELLY) and there's a whole lot of great artists exhibiting there. We'll be tabling next to Tugboat Press at table 24 (I'm kind of really excited by this, they make this sweetass anthology called Papercutter).

IN OTHER NEWS Vanessa Keck has put together a great zine called WUZ THE BUG DEAL? that will be premiering at Short Run. Vanessa, Jim Henning (Vanessa's dad), and myself are all contributors. Here's a page of gnats that I drew for it.

I also contributed a piece for the Short Run art show after party thing that will be taking place at the Fantagraphics Bookstore. Thanks to the Froh!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I believe in you Cat-Warrior.

special insert thanx to korny j.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


colors by nenny.
for the birds.


One of my best friends Thomas Stemrich is making a music video, but he needs your help! Underneath his human skin, a hunger . . . NIGHTDRIVE.

Polar Sky's Night Drive Music Video Trailer from Thomas Stemrich on Vimeo.

GIVE HIM THE DOUGH. 10 days left.

the director.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Summer School/Jesus Love Torture

Da stuff from APE, I didn't get enuff stuff.
Punkin & Boo's Halloween Adventure by Matt Sundstrom (The Sunken Forest!)
Plant Food, Welcome in Peace, Space Spells by Jesse Tise (this was a great art zine!)
Shit Baby by Andrew Smith (Why haven't I read Sausage Hand?)
Happy World of Love No.1-5 by Jose Gabriel Angeles (GOREZONE!)
Crime World No.1 & 2 by David King (scribbly good and sad.)
Danger Country No. 2 by Levon Jihanian (the exciting series continues! Such good covers.)
Ego No. 3 by Dunja Jankovic (she's better than everyone!)
Taffy Colored Clouds, Coffee and Comics by Alex Chiu (the nicest, great words as well as art.)
Mundane Fortunes for the Next Billion Years and other stories by Yumi Sakugawa (we all love.)
Ghost Attack No. 4 by Zack Soto (I want that Soft Moth comic to be real!)
Expansion No. 3 by Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean (best issue yet!)

Favorite stuff? Jose Gabriel Angeles had like twenny and a half of these paintings for sale, for like 5 bux. Mark Harmon and Dean Cameron in Summer School? 2 bux.

Jin and Jam Pins!

Mike Dawson original art! 5 bux! I'm a cheapskate!


Thanks Willy! Willy Lives!

The table and Tino. Thanks Tino! I've got a finger in my eye.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

APE blob

I'll be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco this weekend, at table 418, along with Bettina McCentyre of the Knotpile. She's been working on some new silkscreen prints that should be tasty! Plus we'll have copies of Snakebomb Comix, issues Uno and Dos, those are extra tasty. I ain't got nothing new. Just my open-heart.

above image from 1988 version of The Blob, directed by Chuck Russell, showing later this month at Portland's own Laurelhurst Theater. YAY!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Buzzard Lovers.

Made by Me, Jim, and Nenny for the weddin'.

Primary Beach

Here's one half of my diptych done for the show, This World and the Next. To see the other piece, head down to the Pony Club before Oct. 2nd. Thanks to Emily for inviting me to be a part of this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

RIVER TROUBLE ditch water

Jack Snake

cover for Snakebomb Comix #2 by Amanda Konishi

Just a reminder for the good people out there, Jack Hayden recently published some drawings of mine in his most righteous comic anthology, Snakebomb Comix. Pick it up here, and get some of those cool buttons and issue No. 1 too! Below on the left is a preview of one of my pages, it stars the Devil! Big surprise.

Dylan Sparkplug

photo taken by Gambrielle Gamboa

Dylan Williams, the publisher behind Sparkplug Comics, passed away on September 10th, 2011. I was lucky enough to get to know him a little bit, he co-taught a comic's class with Lisa Mangum that I was a part of at the Independent Publishing Resource Center out here in pretty Portland, Oregon. The basic premise of the class was we would focus on comics from different parts of the world each week, and work on and talk about our own personal projects as well. It was a really great experience, Dylan and Lisa would bring in stacks upon stacks of books every week that we would ogle at and be overwhelmed by. It was really an eye-opener for me. Both Dylan and Lisa were so encouraging, smart, and loving. I generally sat back and listened to what everyone had to say and just had a really good time.

There have been lots of loving tributes to the Dylan, most are collected at the Comics Reporter website. They also did a great retrospective of his work there as well.

Reporter was Dylan's most recent comics work, y'all should check it.

Please take a moment and consider buying some books from Sparkplug, they could definitely use the support right now.

been gone babes

Whoa, I got married and have been away from my bloggy for over a month. I'll try to be better now, buddies.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


I'm tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium this year and will have a the new issue of The Ratnest, Total Tunnel No. 2 (if you get a copy of this and can spot where I fucked up, I'll give you a special surprise prize), along with Vulture Heck, HINO, The Ratnest No. 1 & 2, my Xynobis print, and some other pieces of paper stapled together.

OH, also, I will have two pages in Jack Hayden's Snakebomb Comix No. 2! Look for him and tell Mr. Snake thank you for this.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011


This is probably the oldest drawing of mine that I still have, I'm guessing I was four or so.

Ben Powers drawing. He was part of Mrs. Morley's first grade class, which was probably my all time favorite school year. She had this art project where every student would get a sheet of paper with some sort of squiggly line printed on it and you were supposed to use that to create your own art. I still love this idea, good idea for an anthology.

I loved Cadbury eggs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Album artwork for some fine fellows that go by the name, Pharaohs. Get the album here.
In other news, my friend Laura made a music video that is pretty n' sad. Bullwinkle.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Faque Cartunez

Faque Cartunez
A.K.A “Cartoons That Never Existed”
An art show of FAKE animation cells
Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 25th 6-9pm
Guapo Comics and Coffee
6350 Southeast Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206-3609
(503) 772-3638

“Forget about half-hour time slots and commercial breaks or product placement;
This is a parallel universe of infinite channels where your imagination is the limit. Welcome to fake cartoons; dreams that made you regret waking up are now real”
Featuring art by:
Elijah Brubaker, Chris Cilla, Gariet Cowin, Patrick Devine, Gabby Holden, John Isaacson, Amy Kuttab, Leda Zawacki, and many more!

That's my entry up there.

Pain ensues at the
Clown Farm when the
family finds out the
matriarch of the Clown
Farm is dying. They put
on one last show.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011