Friday, November 16, 2012

surprising no one...


Didn't QUITE make it, you guys, BUT, I've got a fat stack to send out on Monday so that's pretty cool.  Even cooler, though, is the fact that the number of remaining orders to be filled can be counted on my fingers.  That would be even better news if I didn't have all of my fingers, but sadly, I do.  Sorry.

The above sketch is a one of the bonuses that I've been throwing in with the outstanding orders in an attempt to ease the blow a bit.  Since I won't be printing those things I figured it wouldn't hurt to share one here on the ol' scatchblag.  It's Goon from the comic The Goon in which he is the main character.  Is that the sun, the moon, or maybe just a ball gonna bop 'im on the bonce? Choose your own adventure.  See you later.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

LOOKIT (sigh)


Well, it's taken long enough, but we're nearly at the finish line, can see the light at the end of the tunnel, etc.  I've got a cover to do while I'm finishing up, but I am determined to have this badness behind me and have the last handful of LOOKITs sent out by next Friday, the 16th of Nov.

I'mma keep you sweethearts posted over these next 10 days as best I can, starting with these poopoo caca sketchie-babies here which were thumbnail whatevers for a few LOOKIT sketches I finished recently.  Dunno how many of these things I'll post because I want the collected sketchbook of these things to be as fresh as possible to you guys, but I'll have SOMETHING to offer with each update, so there's that.

You guys are cool.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


cool colorz x john rauch

Ryan Ottley fans, rejoice!  This is it, my final issue of Invincible comes out next week, Wednesday October 24 2012.  And get this, you'll only have to endure FOUR pages of cory walker poopoo cry this time around!  AND, you can get THREE of those out of the way right now by checking out a preview for the issue here, and then you get THREE RYAN OTTLEY PAGES for your trouble hooray!

You guys be safe out there.


Monday, September 17, 2012

good news/bad news

The good news is that Invincible #95 will be out soon, either this Wednesday or next.  The bad news is that most Invincible fans should just start looking forward to Invincible #96 now, because this issue is 80% Cory Walker and only 20% Ryan Ottley.  Sorry to bum you out like that.  Here's a preview.

colors by John Rauch

Issue 96 will feature a reversal of that percentage, subjecting you to only 4 pages of Cory Walker sad times.  Something to look forward to.


Thursday, August 30, 2012


So, did you guys get Invincible #94?  If you haven't gotten around to it yet, or whatever your problem is, you can look at a preview here.  So, have that.  Enjoy it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SDCBC '12 was a thing that happened

Sup.  Tell your sister I say "hi."  Then show her these sketches I did last week at the Sunny San Diego Comic Book convention.

Had a great time seeing "fans" and "friends."  Super sad that I didn't get to see some guys that I really wanted to, but I was basically chained to my table for the entire show with the exception of the 20 minutes I was able to get away to hit the ol' Stuart Ng booth.

Sorry if you don't like me.  I'm not very good at it.


Monday, July 09, 2012


THAT'S RIGHT, YOU GUYS! It's time for the San Diego Comic Book Con, and I will be there, sharing a table with my better half, the ever-lovin' Nate-Beellyguarge thing. You will be able to find us in the cool spot at the Image Comics booth where we will bolth be doing sketches for pay as well as selling original art and books-style collections of our comics work.


Limited to 300, as if I could ever sell that many, the InvinciGIRL and Young Lady Omni-Man print is sure to add class to any stack of paper or trash bin in which you may place it.  Weighing in at 5.5 x 8.5 inches, this print will be $10 American or free with any purchase of original art.

It's got Ostrichard, you guys.  And bless your sweet little hearts, the emphasis is on the Richard bit, not the Ostrich.  Get with the program, my angels.

Lastly, I will not be able to send out the last of the Lookit books before the convention.  I know, BIG surprise.  Work being what it is, I was unable to make the time, but on the bright side, everyone whose Lookit hasn't left the nest just yet will also get a copy of this handsome print in addition to the bonus bits I am already including with the late, late orders.  Papa loves you.  (I'm papa)

(seriously, though, click that link for Nate up there and check out his SDCBC-related posts.  he's so special.  love him.) 

See you in San Diego!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Oh, yeah. I have a blog.

What's up, you guys?  I forgot to make any posts when Invincible #92 was coming out because I am not a smart person, but hey, Invincible #93 comes out this week, so I have a chance to redeem myself! CBR has a preview here which is made up of the entirety of my contribution to the issue, but you should still buy it the book, because Ryan's pages are where the the magic happens.

Next issue, I've got 8 pages!  See you then. Love you! Miss you!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Hey, gang. Those of you who are familiar with it may have noticed that I've joined the AMAZING group of artists at the WhatNot blog. I know I said I'd never join an online artist collective or whatever, because I wouldn't want to be the weakest link in the group, and also wouldn't want to be in a group with people even shittier than I am, but there's a good reason for joining the WhatNot gang. Being the weakest link is an important job. It's a necessary role to draw focus to how super-fantastic those folks are by providing mediocre artwork to contrast the brilliant efforts put forth by the other new and existing members. If all they had was top-notch talent, you wouldn't appreciate the work being displayed. This way, though, you get a firm reminder that not all "art" is amazing, and you'll appreciate the work they do that much more. Totally makes sense.

I finally serve a purpose in this crazy world. Feels good, man.

Anyway, my first submission for last week's theme of "favorite comic book artist" can be seen here. It's okay, I guess, even if it's not a very good likeness. I kinda prefer my original, unreferenced sketch, though it was done before I had that idea for the hat. Whatever. Check it out.

Here's a bonus sketch of one of my other favorite comic artists, Newt Beauregard.

Lastly, I am still chipping away at LOOKIT orders. I sent a few off yesterday, and hope to have this whole ordeal wrapped up in the next few weeks. I am truly sorry for the wait you all have had to endure. I love you.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 09, 2012

twenny twelf

Hey, folks. Happy New Yeared.

I had a swell time this past weekend at the Amazing Arizona Con in scenic Mesa, AZ. I even did some sketches. Here's one:

Also, I have some stuff to send out to you incredibly patient people, I just need to get my stupid ass to the post office. I love and appreciate you all.