End of the year..(heart be aching part whatever)

Yeah, professionally, it’s been a stellar year. Dark Horse stuff, 40oz comics stuff, new spot in the city, live art, Mad mag stuff…..

Personally, it’s been pretty shitty, and now I’m at a point where I’ll have to sit in a world of pain and ride the hurt out. My head is spinning. But I have to stick to the choice I made.

To all my friends who were there for me, endless thank yous. You all went out of your way for a friend and I hope to one day repay.
To you. I love you. It sucks that it came to this. I have to stop myself from calling you and telling you about my day. I never even got to tell you how I fell in the shower Christmas morning (It’s a funny story, too bad you won’t hear it)  Even though we’re not talking, I’m sure things will work out one way or another soon. But not now. I gotta preserve my self respect.
Seriously, if anybody would want to meet me for a drink, I could really use it about now. I have to distract myself as much as possible. Thanks Shane, Laura, Pugz, Jay and the Cankles for entertaining me last Monday. Sure, I drank a little toooo much. But I still made it to work on time (somewhat)
laters, and if I don’t post again soon- Have a Happy New Year (pssst.. that’s also my birthday )
Peace, everybody!
Jose G

Now listening to:  Lexicon- Brokenhearted
Procussions- Leave Her Alone (bye)
Pharcyde- Otha Fish

STL, and Holidays and such (Legs be hurtin pt.1)

Just got back from St Louis where Jim Mahfood and I along with
some guests (ain’t that right, Huddleston) kicked off alive art funk
jam at the Red Sea. It was a good night, aside from the bullshit at
Delmar (for real, FUCK the Delmar Lounge. you meatheads eat a
Word to Pickel, Mahf, Jim and the superhero of the night, Ben
Shepard. Thanks for putting us up. If your ever in Chicago, hit me up!

More live art action comig soon.
Thanks, St Louis!
Just wrapped up the Holiday shopping. I’m tired.
gotta wrap. Gotta rap. Gotta crash.
Peace!and Mistletoe.
Jose G
p.s. got a long weekend. Hit me up
now playing: God’s Stepson by Nas and 9th Wonder

Mok Mok Mok Mok…..

Me n Oliver get paid to wreck your set…
If you wrote me, and I haven’t written back, I’m sorry. My
attention /memory has a span of like….
Here’s some  newness for you. Tomorrow, two products with my
stamp will be out nation wide. The first one-
Jingle Belle: The Fight Before Christmas. It’s a one shot written by
Paul Dini and features Stephanie Gladden on the cover and main
story, me on the Lemmings story and J.Bone rocking a Jing vs.
GWB short. It’s only $2.99 for some straight up entertainment.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a preview, suckers!!! (shhhhhhhhh)

As I’ve said before, I’m really proud of the work I did on
this story. It’s inexpensive and a nice intro to the world
of Jingle Belle. She’s got her own movie in developement
too, you know. And it’s being produced by Adam Sandler.
So buy up those copies! They make great stocking stuffers!
Buy two for mom, three for Paulie and a couple two-t’ree
for Jackie!
While your at it, get the
Jingle Belle Collection and the
Jingle Belle Ornament!!!! Hot Shit!!!!The next Item on the list is
“The Adventures of One Page Filler Man”

It’s written and drawn byJim Mahfood
I just colored the cover….. But still, it’s some hype shit.
Do yourself a favor and check for it when you hit the
comicshop tomorrow…Got any questions? hit me up and I promise to write back!
Last week, I walked through a fucking blizzard just so I could check out the People Under the Stairs show. I braved the weather despite fears that the show would be cancelled. Luckily it wasn’t. Pugzlee Atomz ripped it, Intel ripped it, and Pickel ripped it..

Pickel in the boof….
Then the P.U.T.S came out and killed it. I just geeked out (and I was
a leeetle drunk). But the busted out a lot of my favorite jams with
an energy I rarely see in some of the bigger acts. Maybe that’s
why Mos Def bored ne the next day (sorry Mos. You’re dope, but
I was anxious to leave the show early) I’ve been waiting a long while
to catch the PUTS live, and this show seemed to come out of

Thes One, can you rock the mike?
My mellow my man it’s like riding a bike…

Double K, can you rock the (ones and twos)
Like riding a bike, only with training wheels…
So shoot the gift and let them know the deal…

Hang Loose!Arraight, that’s it for this week, I think. Oh- Sketchbook night
tomorrow at Piece!
details by Animal Qwacker-

Calendar Event: 14 Dec 6:00 pm

Tired of the holiday hoo-ha already?
Come in out of the cold and warm yourself by a pizza.

Get your holly jollies with some beer and pre-holiday drawing.
We have space reserved!
Here’s the where and when:Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00pm
Piece (Brewery & Pizza)
1927 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622http://www.piecechicago.com/
We’ll be in “The Pit”, in the front to the left and around the corner
from the front desk.Remember, parking is scarce in Bucktown, but it’s a short walk from
the Damen Blue Line stop.Eat, drink and make scribbly, out of focus drawings with fellow
Chicago artists.
Hope to see you there! Don’t forget your sketchbooks and drawing
devices!I better see you ninjas there!

Jose G

Wip Appeal

Yo, Yo, Yo, Yo
Looks like my little break is over. Well, it’s been over for a minute,
but thefire is going to be under my ass again. Got a couple freelance
projects inthe works. Looks like you all will have to get a
subscription to Mad Kids.That’s right! At least all through next year
(and possibley  beyond), I will be illustrating the Family Funnies
strip in the Alfred’s Brain Drool section.
The first issue is on stands now. Cop it!!!!!

Don’t have much in the way of finished work. I’ve been juggling
again. Hopefully in about six months I’ll have a gang of Beast-
Man stories to drop on you all. Also in the pipeline is Teen Heaven.
I’ve been writing and drawing this on and off since January of 2004.

I keep dropping it in order to work on other, more lucrative
assignments (ain’t nuthin goin on but the rent), so even tho
I’m truckin on it now, this bitch won’t be done in less than
a year. So don’t expect to see it until early 2007, at the
earliest. But it will be worf it!
Here’s some work in progress pages, presented in random

And some finished (or close to it) pages)

Be sure to add Teen Heaven to you book of friends! and check out
the old 03 comic strips!
and, along with all that, some Beastman shit!(work in progress)

hope you dig em, and keep an eye out for all this stuff in the near future!
Jose G
all images and characters on this page are ©2005 Jose Garibaldi