Something for the old…

I’m not going to have many new sketches for a while. Pretty much all the sketching I’m doing is in preparation for a project. So, what I will do today, is post some old sketches from two years ago, when I began working on Jingle Belle: Dash Away All. These are all conceptual character designs. These guys have all changed in appearance, only because I’ve grown more comfortable with them, and I’m proud to have left a sort of “signature” with this characters. When the first Jingle Belle came out from Oni, I NEVER would have imagined ever drawing her. I was on some left field type shit, drawing crazy stuff. I was all about my own characters and stories.Since then I have developed a strange attachment to the world of JB… weird.
Anyway, the new JB one shot- The Fight Before Christmas will be available DEC 14th, and the JB Collection is coming who-knows-when. I have no idea what the hold up is…
Anyway, sketches, have a good weekend. I’ll be inside drawing.

a color sketch, screwing with texture, etc…

left- early Jing sketch c. 2003, right- new design for the one shot, righter- Jingle Belle 2099, based on a suggestion fron Josh Blaylock.

Santa and JB. I had just come off Maria’s Wedding when I got the Dash Away All gig, so some of the style carried over…

Big Daddy Kringle- Ain’t half steppin
Who out there can tell me where Santa’s dialogue(above)
comes from?

Early Eddie. And for the record, his final design was NOT based on me.

Rusty, Jing’s cousin

Soft Servants, probably my favorite

Different Bliz Wiz ideas.All characters are © 2005 Paul Dini
artwork is © 2005 Jose Garibaldi

So, Chicago folks, what’s going on for the weekend?
Oh, shit, a couple things of note:
a- you could pre-order Jingle Belle; The Fight Before Christmas (Dark Horse Comics) in the new Diamond Previews. It ships Dec 14th
b- In the same catalog you could also pre-order One Page Filler Man, Jim Mahfood’s new graphic novel (image comics) I colored the cover to that mo’fo.
c- Speaking of Jim Mahfood and Colors, I just finished coloring the cover for the Earthworms album. peep it!

dig it, then check out the Earthworms here:
And last weekend I completed a strip for MAD MAGAZINE!!!!!! actually it’s Mad for Kids #1, but still it’s a childhood dream come true! fuckin A! I’ll keep you all posted when I find out the release date, etc. Hopefully they’ll ask me back!

The Fight Before Christmas

I’m working on a short story for this years Jingle Belle one shot, The Fight Before Christmas. I think it’ll blow the last series out of the water. At least, that’s what I’m working towards.


On sale December 14, FC, 32pg, $2.99

Clear the ice! Santa’s rebellious daughter returns in this fun-filled winter one-shot courtesy of writer Paul Dini and artists Stephanie Gladden and Jose Garibaldi. In a follow-up to her classic “Mighty Elves” tale, Jingle once again takes to the hockey rink in a battle royal with her snow leopard rival Tashi. It’s the war to settle the score, or it will be if the girls can stay out of the penalty box long enough to finish the game. Also, romance comes to the North Pole in a tale of love among the lemmings, and Jing endures yet another “blissful” Christmas Eve in the company of her famous mom and pop.

Get at me, dog.

Going through a box of art, I came across a bunch of Jingle Belle sketches I did while preparing to work on Dash Away All. It’s some crazy shit. I’ll scan and post that stuff, maybe later today is I have time.

Oh, and congrats to Paul Dini ! He’s getting married in a little over a month plus I heard that Lost won an Emmy. Right on, Right On! I just bought the Lost box set, and I am straight up hooked. Not a big fan of network television, but this really is a great show. And I’m not being biased.

Check the Time

Yo. Hello.
Nothing new around these parts, except for a flood of work coming my way. Which is a good good good thing. Just as long as I don’t fuck it all up.
Have I ever mentioned how I believe my life will end the same way an episode of Benny Hill did?
Anyway, keeping it short. Just wanted to drop some more sketches on the Myspace “public”. Hope you enjoy…

New Jingle Belle sketches

I heart the lemmings….

New JB design. Quite a difference from the first time I drew her two years ago..

from the Oni Sunday comic. July 03

last nights sketches….I thought the Jingle Belle trade from last year’s series was due out tomorrow (Dark Horse’s site has it listed for Sept. 14th) but I don’t see it listed on the Diamond shipping list…
What’s the deal, Dark Horse?
As soon as I find out I’ll drop a bulletin and let everybody know (so you could spend your hard earned $$$ on this book!)


Jingle Belle Collected!

Just want to remind you all (and I will be sending out more reminders over the next week) The Jingle Belle trade paperback drops next Wednesday, September 14th. Dark Horse scooped up all the stories from last year’s (and early this year’s) JB mini series. Created and written by Paul Dini, this book features stories drawn by myself, Stephanie Gladden and J. Boogie Bone. It fuckin Rocks!
So, be sure to pick it up at a comic shop near you, or on the internet, or from Amazon or from Barnes And Noble
Preview it here:

And while you’re at it, pick up Maria’s Wedding, a book I’m very proud to have been involved with!

Peace, and remember- next weds!

NYC Mechsican 2

And the inks…..

It’s on it’s way to the colorist (me)
On another note, I will most likely be doing live art this Saturday at the Black Beetle. It will be a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Details to come, I’ll post a bulletin. But please come and help. It’s good for the human spirit….

NYC Mechsican

Hey hey. How are you. I’m living. You know, riding the ups and downs in life. Last week was a bit of a shit.(not horrible, just a pain in the ass) Got into an auto accident (some dude sideswiped my, then tried to lay the blame on me. Fucker.) Then, the little trooper known as my 93 Geo Storm (which I bought from Scott Ruhl) bit it on the expressway last Thurs. So, now I’m rockin a 03 Chevy Cavalier. Too bad the gas I need to run the fuckin thing costs more than the car itself.
Those who’ve experienced the Storm’s kick ass sound system and power window should be applauding me. Thank you, thank you.
I’m moving up in this world.
But with car issues and paperwork and helping my sister move into her clusterfucked dorm and the accident and taking the most beautiful woman in the world to see Tori Amos and running here and not finding this important paper or that important paper and keeping the old broke down car from being impounded and this an that….I thought my head was gonna spin the fuck off.
But the plane is righting itself, albeit slowly.
The past few days have been pretty tense at work. Y’see, our headquarters is located in New Orleans. I’m sure you’ve kept up on what’s going on there. Most of our employees have checked in and are okay (“okay” meaning alive) Some have lost their homes. The worst is far from over for them, and I hope they remain safe in the midst of chaos.
Bush better get the fuck up off his ass and handle it.
If you can, please donate and help these folks out.
But, for all the shit that went down during the week, this brought a smile to my little brown heart.
Felt: True Tales of Underground Hip-Hop was reviewed in URB! I’ve been an avid reader of Urb for many years, and to see something I was involved with get press in this mag… It’s just fucking cool. Sure, I just colored the covers and it’s Jim’s thing n all…but my website url got a plug via the back cover art (I’m so glad they put that image in there. I like the back cover better than the front.) But check it for yourself!

and they gave the Felt 2 album 5 stars! Fuckin A Right!
As for work, I’ve been jumping back and forth with Teen Heaven, The Mess Around Flyer, pitches, and this: a pin up for NYC Mech. Right now it’s in the middle of being inked up, butt in the meantime here’s the pencil art.

Beddie Biey,

Jose G