Friday, June 3, 2011

The Macho Man LIVES!

The Macho Man may have passed away, but the MADNESS lives on in the hearts and minds of the little Savage's left behind.

I'm going to color this. I promise. Someday. It will happen. I will will it to happen. But not today. Not tomorrow. Maybe next Thursday? Am I asking? I don't know. I'm tired. It's bedtime.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Christ: First Blood

Eh, this is old. Drew this back in April. I got new stuff, but I can't post it. Something about crazy electronic midgai wanting to climb into my brain through the electronic pulses sent thru my fingertips via my keyboard. It's all very weird and strange. I don't know what to do about it other than just ignore it...because we all know that ignoring a problem is the best way to overcome it.

If we ignore it, it will eventually go away...right?

That's how I deal with all of my bills.

Oh, and for those saying this sketch is blasphemous, I say "HOW DARE YOU SIR...OR MAAM...OR SIRMAAM!?" How could it be blasphemous to make the son of God look like a totally badass Vietnamese killing machine? Turn the other cheek? I think not. That was your grandaddy's Jesus Christ. Kids today need a savior that will get their attention! Make them stand up and pledge their allegiance to all that is righteous and holy!

They need a Jesus Christ that is going to look Doctore right in the eye and declare, "MADNESS!? THIS IS NOT MADNESS...THIS IS NEW JERSEY!"

Cue: Goofy falling sound effect.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Destroyer of Bikini Bottoms

Man, so you want to know what happens when good ideas go bad? You're looking at it. Sonuvabitch had me by the throat, and I was like "Why are you hurting me!?" to which it replied, "Because I'm the bastard son of a whore and a pimp!" At first I was sort of glad, because I often like to think of myself as one who be "pimpin" but I quickly learned this a pimp of a different meaning.

I fought back with my pressure sensitive stylus I've dubbed, Sir Draws-A-Lot (because I'm nothing if not original), but the beast dodged my every thrust. I stepped back and began to ready myself for another advance, but it was in that single moment that the beast struck, crippling my drawing arm, and penetrating my creativity with its bicuspid of failure.

Rendered weak, and unable to continue, I dropped to my knees and surrendered to its will. As I finished bucket filling the last of the empty spaces in the line art, the beast then said in a mocking growl, "Now give me Color Halftone so that all may bear witness to your half-assed shame!" And so I did...and so it has become...forever a symbol of my ever growing artistic shame.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


...y'know, because he's so damn old? What? No? Whatever.

DId this completely in Manga Studio...because I love it. I love it more than you. Not more than your love for Manga Studio, but my love for you. I don't love you. I don't even really like you. I tolerate you, because you have sometimes have this interesting little thing about you. Just not enough to make me love you. But Manga Studio...I love Manga Studio. If it had a hole, I would plug it...with my love cork.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jason's Dirty Little Secret!

Yesterday was Friday the 13th, and I thought it would be cool to do a little drawing in honor of the special day. Of course, the only thing that would make sense to draw on a day like today would be Jason Voorhees! However, I wanted to be different from the rest of the folks who would be throwing down lines I opted to draw up little Jason Voorhees...before he went and got all murderousy!

I draw this on my livestream which you can check out here. For some reason my last couple of livestream videos have not made it into the on demand section, but hopefully this one will. I had fun drawing it, and it was interesting to sit there and try and improve a comic strip on the stop like that.

Anyway, hope you dig it. If you don't...well...what can I say? I'm sorry you're a horrible person. ;D

Okay, back to work!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wow this blog looks clunky!


So you wouldn't know it by the amount of activity on my blog, but I've been quite busy. I've got several projects that I'm knee-deep in, and it feels great to be working on stuff that I truly believe in, and can't wait to share! While I can't talk about most of what I'm working on, I can go ahead and share a couple things that I really shouldn't share, but am going to anyway, because I'm silly.

Actually, I'm sharing them because, while they're only test strips and not going to be apart of the official project once it launches, they feature time sensitive jokes that, well, people probably won't get or enjoy as much a year from now...which is when they would otherwise be seen (included as bonus material in a collection or something). And I like the jokes I make to be gotten when they're their most funny. I I said, I'm silly.

So here are a couple of comic strips I cooked up for a webcomic project I'm working on with a long time friend and former movie review website collaborator, Ron Hogan. He actually had nothing to do with these particular strips, as he's busy writing stuff that's way funnier. I just used these as a means to see how the characters looked in the panels, and if I needed to do any tweaking. And I do, but I'm getting there. Still though, I like how these turned out, and I'm really enjoying the process of developing these characters and ideas into something that I think people will really enjoy reading.

Oh, and about the blog. After a couple of weeks away, I come back to a mess. I shouldn't be surprised...after all, I made it. I don't know what I was thinking either. So I'm gonna take some time here soon to clean it up a little, and only put up what's necessary. Blogs should be fun and easy to use...that's my motto.

Okay, back to work.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog of Eternal Sketch

Sup gang?

So in my last post I mentioned that I was starting a new collabo sketch blog with my buddy, Dustin Evans. Well, we're not two weeks into the new project, and we're both still digging it big time! I see this thing running for a good long while, so if you enjoy my work, or enjoy fresh artwork updated twice a week, go check out and follow the new blog.

Today's theme is Don Bluth's Space Ace. We've been paying homage to Don Bluth all week (on Monday we did Dragon's Lair pieces).

BTW: This weekend I will be sharing a table with my buddy, Hai-Na-Nu Saulque at WonderCon in San Francisco. If you plan on attending, why not stop by Artist Alley table AA-037? We'll have fresh copies of our art book, plus some brand new Street Fighter themed prints! Good times are going to be had...indeed!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Started a new collabo sketch blog...

So I completely forgot to mention that I started a new sketch blog with a buddy of mine, Dustin Evans. It's called The Blog of Eternal Sketch, and it will feature new art from both of us every Monday and Friday. It'll be themed art, each of us putting our slant on the same topic.

All art will be available for purchase, and is being done on high quality 9x12 Bristol. The price for each piece will be $55, which includes US shipping costs. The pieces are being sold first come first serve.

This is our first week. Monday's theme this week was Little Red Riding Hood, and tomorrow's theme is...well, you'll just have to go follow the blog to see for yourself! Here's a little teaser of my piece for Monday...

Mermaids and Deadpools

Here are a couple early shots of two commissions I'm working on. I'll post the finished versions soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy busy...

Got lots going on right now. The rough sketch above is a quick thing I put together for a project I'll be starting next week with a buddy of mine. I'll announce it all official like when the time is right.

Still doing design work on a cartoon project by my buddy, Mike Kallio. It's coming along slow because I'm not loving ANYTHING I'm doing with it. The style just isn't right, and I'm stressing myself out about it.

Also putting the finishing touches on a project for an old high school buddy of mine who is looking to become a golf instructor. I'll post that stuff when it's done.

Lastly, working on a really cool Street Fighter project with my studio mate, Hainanu Saulque. We're looking to unveil it at WonderCon next month. Until then, here's a sneak peak what one of the pieces. It's the line work for the hero of the franchise, Ryu. Enjoy...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ECCC Blog Coming Soon...

This past weekend was Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. Got back yesterday. Heads cleared up just enough to say that I'll be doing a recap post here soon complete with pictures and art scans. This ain't that post yet, but it's coming. Until then, keep #WINNING!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Brain Vomit Vol. 1 PREVIEW

I finished putting the final touches on my new art book last night. It oughta be off to the printer on Monday. Just a few more things to get together before I head up to Seattle for ECCC. Above are two preview pages from the book titled Brain Vomit Vol. 1. The first page is a bunch of random sketches I've done over the last year or so. The other is a page I put together displaying one of my original properties, Cracker Ace.

In the meantime, I've got a couple projects I need to have finished before I go, so it's back to work with me!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Too much to do, not enough time...

Man, what a day! Too much to do, not enough time. I wish I could pull an all nighter to catch up, but I can't...because I'm old. The mere thought of getting no sleep just makes me anxious. Even right now, as I type this, I'm sort of getting antsy.

Anyway, today's sketches ain't the best, but they'll have to do. I started with the Skeletor (which was completely from memory, which is why it doesn't look right), and the other guy is just some random dude I sketched because I couldn't think of any other character to draw. I'll call him Gustof the Great...there you go. Totally original. Don't steal it, or I'll threaten to hunt you down and slap yo face, but will actually do absolutely nothing. You've been warned. WHOOP!

Okay, back to work.

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's a Sketch Update kinda day...

Not a whole lot to say today. Did a lot of sketching in between the day job and taking care of my daughter. Got home and did some prelim sketches of some monsters I'm doing for a project. After that, I started putting the cover of my art book together. I like the concept I came up with, as it fits nicely with the title. My art book is gonna be called Brain Vomit Vol. 1 so I guess you can sort of imagine what might be in there...although I don't know if you'll actually be able to see what I'm planning to do. I just hope it comes out well, because I know how important covers are to selling books...and make no mistake...I want to sell a lot of books! I'm not just looking to have an art book for the sake of having an art book...I'm proud of the stuff that I'm putting in there, and I want people to see it, and want to buy it so they can see it again, and again...

I don't mean to sound cocky or arrogant, because that's not me. But I'm definitely proud of what I'm putting together, so I'm not afraid to say to the world, "Hey you, this is me...get over here and took a look already!"

And because no update its own coding without some art, here are a couple of the sketches I did today. The first is Wolverine...of course. The second is that Seattle crime-fighting freak, Phoenix Jones. If you don't know who Phoenix Jones here's the google search results on him...learn you something about what it means to be a real life superhero!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Undead Poultry Horde Shirt + Some Brutal Legend Sketches

make custom gifts at Zazzle

I've been meaning to create one of these for a while. My original intention was to go and have some t-shirts screen printed locally, and have hard copies on hand to sell...but with things being so much easier to do over the Internet, as well as my incredible lack of funds, I figure this is the best road to take for now. My goal is to create a shirt every couple of weeks, and to promote the crap out of it via this blog, twitter, facebook, deviantArt, and any other means I can find.

It kind of sucks that to make it independently, I have to pretty much be something I hate...a perpetual self promotion machine. In hip hop and World of Warcraft terms they call it "grinding." I don't like it, but I have no choice. Ain't nobody gonna stumble over anything I do, and proceed to fall over themselves to give me money for stuff...I's gotsta go outs and TAKES IT! Or at least takes what I cans. :D

So if you find me being pushy in the months to come...forgive me.

Now buy a shirt! The Undead Poultry Horde is lookin' to BEEF up its ranks! Assimilate, before it's too late, or you'll be left to face the dreaded PECK OF DOOM!

(NOTE: If anyone knows of a better t-shirt printing place online that doesn't dick you so hard monetarily, lemme know. I hate the idea of having to charge damn near $25.00 just so I can make two or three dollars on the deal. There's gotta be a better alternative out there, I just haven't seen one yet. So please, if you find one, shoot it over so I can go there instead. Thanks!)

I hate to just have a post asking people to spend money on me, so here's a couple of blog exclusive sketches I did yesterday while waiting at the DMV to renew my driver's license (oh fun times indeed). They're of Lemmy and Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend, an incredible game worth playing.

Back to work!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

$1 Sketch Commissions - Block 2

1 Dollar Sketches - JD by *juniorbruce on deviantART

Here's another block of quick sketches. I'm doing these in between the big projects I'm working on...sort of as a breather. It's easy to get frustrated or antsy when working on the same thing for too long, so to be able to bust these out here and there is pretty nice, and refreshing.

If anyone was wondering, these are taking me roughly five minutes at a time...if that. Cool beans.

Back to work!

$1 Sketch Commissions

1 Dollar Sketches - Juice by *juniorbruce on deviantART

I never posted anything about it on the blog last time, but about a month or two ago I did a round of $1.00 Sketch Commissions. Basically, you give me a dollar, I give you a sketch (digital commission, and very quick). This is to both incentivize drawing all the time, plus earns me a little extra money...not much, but every bit helps, y'know? Anyway, the first round went fairly well, so I'm doing it again. The above image is the first block of finished sketches from this round.

If you want to get in on this, I ask that you please visit my deviantArt journal post on the topic, as I've laid everything out there. You can read it right here!

In other news, still swamped with projects. Currently doing turnarounds for a cartoon project I can't talk about. Just wrapped up doing concept work for a video game project I can't talk about. And I'm still putting the final touches on my soon to be art book, as well as trying to put together some prints, and original artwork to sell at the cons I'll be attending this year. So far I think I'm scheduled to be at Emerald City Comicon (in Seattle), WonderCon (in San Francisco), and San Diego Comicon (in...well, San Diego).

All of that when I'm not at the day job, hanging with the wife, or corrupting my daughter with all of my whacko humor and thoughts. I wish the days were longer...and that I could learn to run on no sleep. Oh well...

Back to work!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mega Man Vs. Dr. Wily + Art Book Update...

Mega Man Vs Dr. Wily by *juniorbruce on deviantART

Here is a piece I did for my online art group, pencilneckgeekz (aka PNGz). I run it on deviantArt, and it's purpose is to get artists to do at least one finished piece a month. We supply the theme, and members supply the effort and drive to get something done. Check it out!

Been crazy busy the last couple weeks. Putting the finishing touches on my art book. It will be a shared art book with my business partner, Hainanu Saulque. 100 pages, full color, featuring 50 pages of original artwork from moi. The book will be sort of a greatest hits for me, featuring some of the best stuff I've done over the last couple of years to current. Picking pieces for it has been fun, but daunting. I should have more info about the book very soon, as we're shooting to have it back from the printers before Emerald City Comicon, which is the beginning of March. I know, we're down to the wire.

And for anyone wondering, my half of the art book will be titled: Brain Vomit Vol. 1. I know, catchy right?

Back to work!