I.H.P. no.108- Filth Flarn Filth

Well, I was hoping to post this last friday, but as I was nearly done typing out this elaborate, epic blog, my page refreshed and I lost everything. I should've known better. Anyway, I'll try to do a better job of posting this on blogger or livejournal as well as on myspace. A lot of people complain that I post on myspace...
hmm... It's been a while since I last posted. Frankly, the more time passes (between blogs)the less I feel like posting. Shit, I think the last time was before summer kicked off.I'd write about my summer, but there was far too much going on. From the gazillion freelance projects I took on, to my California trip, Uberjam, Wizard World and after party.. and so on. At this point I really can't think of everything that happened...I do have a bunch of new artwork. Most of what I've been working on you will probably won't see any time soon. But It'll be worth the wait.

I've noticed the blog has been getting quite a few hits although the updates have been lacking. Awresome!

I've been feeling a little burnt again. I'm not salty. Just a little tired. Honestly, I'm really excited about what I've been working on. Next year is what's up.

Trying not to push it too much, but I gotta make up for the meager output of the last few years. So, on to the art. A little theme music, please?

I'll start with some commissions done at Wizard World. I was set up with Mike Huddleston, Mike Bianco, and Jim Mahfood. My crew is better than yours. Mr. Peanut on a mini canvas

Polar bear X Penguins on mini canvas
Before the convention, I started working on drawings to sell at my table (since I didn't have any print material available) Douchebag from The Wizard
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Bros. 2
Wonder Woman
The afterparties we held this year (Friday at Darkroom, Saturday at The Black Beetle) were off the chain. This thing gets bigger every year. Thanks to everybody who came through to kick off the dance party. Big up- Pickel, Intel, Elevation, J.Lee, Mahf Huddleston, Food One, Bianco, Carl, Blaylock If you weren't there, you missed the debut of DJ Cluepac a/k/a Cluepeezy, ?Pac, Cloopdog, Cloopay Fyasko, Macluevelli back from the dead to solve mysteries. on the dj table....
Don't want to get into it just yet, but I just wanted to show off designs from a couple original concepts I'm working on... Sheila, Scott, Johnny, Mr. Cruz and Carl Davey Wurst and Afro-Brites
I'll keep you posted as news develops (plus a few additional weeks/months/years)
AAAnd lastly, I'm sure you all remember ...Teen Heaven? The first chapter will be done soon (I swear!) Rather than putting out a 168 page black and white graphic novel, I will be serializing it (about quarterly) over the next couple years. It will be in full color. And as it stands, free. Online. Unless somebody offers a deal I can't refuse. I'm dying to get this story done and out. I jut couldn't deal with rushing this out just to meet a deadline (and for little to no cash) When I started working on it in 04, I found myself having to cut much of the story in order to meet the deadline/page count. I've had more ideas since then, so a limitless page count is exactly what I need at this point....MYSPACE EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! limited edition jpeg of "New Edition" ADAM. Right click and save while supplies last!!!!!!Teen Heaven will be serialized in .Smileytower., an online mag that will also feature Deeds and other art/stories from me.

I'm hoping to launch it January 1st, 2008. no. I WILL launch it 01/01/08 I'll keep you in the know. Cuz I love you.

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Peace,

Jose a/k/a- ?Pac http://www.smileytower.com don't forget, all art on this blog is © 2007 Jose J Garibaldi Steal on my art, I steel on yo face