2 days before i was to do my first in store appearance at Carmine Street Comics last Wednesday i decided to try and knock out a mini comic as part of a giveaway program wherein if you spent 20 dollars or more at the store (easy enough to do on new comic book day!) you'd get a FREE mini comic! Or i believe you could just buy my mini comic outright for 1 BUCK!
Here's a small preview of the 12 page, MANBOY Mini-Epic:
The bidding starts at 1 BUCK so if your fellow auction hunters blow their
wad of cash early this piece (along with a couple of die-cut stickers
and a new MANBOY mini-comic (GASP!!!) all done by yours truly and packed
up nice and neat in a plastic magazine bag and board so it stays nice
and dry when you spill your beer on it later because that's definitely
gonna happen!) can be all yours for next to damn near nothing! You ain't
gonna find a better original art deal anywhere else in NYC!
This Wednesday May 15th i'll be at NYC's newest downtown comic shop Carmine Street Comicswhere i'll be drawing and selling sketches and comics from 8 to 9 PM. Come on down, check out the shop, buy some stuff and see the shaved ape that is i draw cartoon things!
THE BEER AND COOKIES STORE IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The store name is: www.beerandcookiesstore.com I have finally set up my Paypal settings correctly (fingers crossed) and have set up a store with a .com using blogger as the host with hopes of setting up other stores using sites such as bigcartel.com or storeenvy.com. So far at the store i've got my comic Beer and Cookies up for sale along with several other poster prints including a Gotham Rogues Gallery featuring art never before posted anywhere. Other posters include Creepy Campers, Hellbuny and The Fudd and BBWW (Big Beautiful Wonder Woman). I'll update the store with more stuff including more comics, posters, t-shirts and art commission requests in the near future. I've also changed the name of this blog, my art blog, to simply: www.beerandcookiescomics.com so you, nor i, no longer have to deal with jasonsyakkityyak.blogwhatever.com domain name so please change your bookmark settings to connect to this site using the new domain name but if you choose not to the crappy old blogspot domain name still works as well. CHEERS TO COMMERCE! Happy Shopping! I'll be posting art again here soon.
I've recently gotten rid of the Paypal buttons on this blog because i need to update them, finally set them up correctly, and set up an online store of some sort so i'm finally getting around to trying to do that. Won't post any art until i figure this shit out because i need to !@#$% do this already. Now i just need to get out of work early enough without feeling tired as hellto actually want to come home to turn on the computer to do that! Coming Soon!!! In the meantime, peruse the archives. There's lots to check out. UPDATE 1: Tuesday Morning: As of this writing it's now 3:30 in the A.M. and i've been playing around with the Paypal settings, making some progress and began designing a simple store in Blogger. Time for bed and off to work tomorrow....or later today actually. UPDATE 2: Wednesday Night: It's 11:30 P.M. and i believe i've finally set up correctly (i think?) a Paypal button for the comic on a store i'm setting up on blogger which i haven't made public yet just to see how/if the button works until i can set up stores elsewhere on the net. Still can't figure out how to set up another button with different shipping calculations for posters because i'm an idiot. Gonna go sleep now. To anybody who gives a damn i'll continue further updates (if any) in the comments section because nobody comes here to read my whiny bullshit. To be continued...
past couple of weeks have been busy with comic cons and OT at my full
time job so i haven't updated the sites with anything for awhile. Here's what happened at the cons.
Saturday March 30th, Asbury Park Comic Con
I was hesitant to attend the Asbury Con again because traveling that
far out into Jersey is a bit of a hassle but it was totally worth it in
the end. The APCC has grown significantly in popularity since last year
when it was held at The Asbury Lanes Bowling Alley. This year's APCC was
held a couple blocks away at the Asbury Park Convention Center on the
boardwalk which is obviously way more spacious than a bowling alley but
still not as cool a venue as a bowling alley. 2 floors of exhibition
space made it easier to comfortably accommodate fans and cosplayers
alike to roam about and for exhibitors to showcase their wares without
it feeling too cramped or crowded. At least that's the way it felt for
me on the 2nd floor where i was exhibiting. I wasn't even aware there
would be a 2nd floor until i arrived the day of the show and was shown
where to set up but the large wrap around windows with clear, beautiful
views of the beach, the ocean and natural light was well worth the
strain of hauling a suitcase full of swag up the steep flight of stairs.
The big guests and comic shop vendors were on the main floor so i
feared the traffic going up would be minimal but that turned out to not
be the case at all. There was a steady flow of traffic upstairs all day
and the Asbury crowd was very appreciative, complimentary and supportive
of my work. I greatly appreciated the laughs they let out while
flipping through my books, sketches and posters and was even more
appreciative when they bought something from me.
I sold a
little bit of everything but mostly i sold a lot of copies of my comic
Beer & Cookies. People frequently commented they saw similarities to
Mad Magazine in my work and even compared my style to that of Ralph
Bakshi (animator/film maker: Fritz the Cat, Coonskin, Heavy Traffic,
Cool World)) and John K.(cartoonist/animator: Ren and Stimpy). And the
John K. reference came from well known independent comic book artist
Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, SuperRay artist on HBO'S Bored to Death)!
Had a real nice quick conversation with him. Should've given him a free
book to remember me by but didn't think of that till way later.
have a binder full of original sketches which i sell at these cons now,
one of which was of Wolverine as a used car salesman. I sold that one
to a guy who was not only a big Wolverine fan but was also, funnily
enough, a former used car salesman! We both had a laugh about that and
he bought the sketch on the spot.
Saturday April 13th, New York Comic Book Market Place (@ The Penn Plaza Pavilion)
was fun but not as profitable as APCC was for me. The reason for this i
believe was in the special guests list of each con. At APCC the 3 big
special guests were Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine),John K.(Ren & Stimpy)
and Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese). If the majority of con attendees
came specifically to see these industry giants who specialize in
satire, parody and humor comics then these same people might be
interested in what i have to offer which certainly seemed to be the case
that day. At the NYCBM the 2 big special guests were Neal Adams
(Batman) and George Perez (Crisis on Infinite Earths), classic DC comics
artists responsible for some of the most memorable comic stories told
in the industry today. This con seemed more geared towards the
mainstream comic crowd so it's possible that they would have no interest
in what i do which is basically satirizing mainstream comic book
But there was one cool fan who saw my bio on the
NYCBM website who was very interested in my work. He purchased several
on site sketches from me which i did in his and his friend sketchbooks.
The sketches: A Dalek falling in love with a toilet, a pissed off Cap't
Cold because his ice cream melted due to global warming, Green Arrow
with an apple on his head and an arrow through his chest courtesy of
Hawkeye, a sexy Black Canary and a beat up, black eyed, Gotham P.D.
mugshot of The Joker which i personalized with him saying "Nice Fight
Matt!". If you happen to be reading this, Thanks again Matt!
also got this pic taken of myself with another fan's autographed Cap't
America shield. Originally, i asked if i could just take a picture of
him with his shield but he in turn said he'd rather take a picture of me
with it. It's always nice to see a fan willing to share such a valuable
item with others who could appreciate it. Later noticed the Neal Adams
autograph which i'm assuming he got that day. Notice also the Stan Lee
autograph in the star which i'm assuming he got at NYCBM 2012 where Stan
Lee was the guest of honor.
Saturday June 15th, Eternal Con
signed up for Eternal Con out in Long Island being held at The Cradle
of Aviation Museum. I think i went there on a school trip when i was a
kid. Should be interesting.
As soon as i catch my breath i'll shut up and get back to posting art again.
Got a bunch of blank trading card sheets at Pearl Paint on Canal Street
the other day and created this 10 piece trading card set of Gotham P.D.
Mugshots featuring some of Gotham City's Most Wanted criminals.
Original art done with Black and Red Sharpie markers (scans are
grayscale, red areas are depicted as gray washes here) on heavyweight
textured paper. Not pictured
here are the backs of the cards which feature each criminals names,
aliases and humorous criminal charges, hand lettered.
Each card comes in it's own protective clear plastic sleeve.
I'll be selling this as a set exclusively at Asbury Park Comic Con tomorrow. See ya there!
Asbury Park Comic Con at the Asbury Park Convention Center on the boardwalk is this Saturday March 30th! I've also recently signed on to do NYCBM again which is on Saturday April 13. Pictured above are the new items i'm gonna be trying to pawn off to anybody with cash money burnin' a hole in their pocket! The items art:
• 1 new poster print featuring my "CREEPY CAMPERS".
• 2 Die-Cut Stickers, "U.S.A Girl" and "Bad Baby"
• A new humor Mini-Comic titled "MANBOY & Friends" featuring my own original characters. • 2 "LOVE U 2 DEATH" Original Design T-shirts. Mens Sizes come in M-L-XL and are Black w/Red Design. Womens Sizes come in S-M-L and are Red w/Black Design. Hope to see you there!
The works of Jean-Michel Basquiat are currently showing at the Gagosian Gallery. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the Downtown NYC area between now and April. The show's running for that long a while and it's a sizable gallery with lots of his original work to see for FREE!
SAMO was JMB's graffiti tag and Downtown 81 was a film he starred in back in the day.
It's been awhile since i posted anything so here's a few old sketches. If you're new here, then firstly..."WELCOME!", and secondly please dig through my blog archives to check out My First 100Sketchy Bastard sketches (starting HERE) from back when i reestablished this blog as a sketch-a-day blog but which has now returned to it's former glory of "regular ass post whatever whenever i god damn feel like it" blog.
In the past i did a series of single panel cartoons titled Lil’ Bastards
which i semi-regularly posted here on my blog. The above cartoon sums up what Lil' Bastards is all about: little brats doing weird and or
horrific shit. The best of those cartoons i compiled in my comic BEER & COOKIES. I’ve still got issues available via PayPal but if you’re in NYC you can also pick up a copy at Midtown Comics.
Unfortunately, due to it’s “content” the books are bagged and unless
you’re an NBA athlete are not exactly racked at eye level. You probably
might need a step ladder to reach it.