Mini Hiatus

Hey all,
Unfortunately, I have no new illustration for you today. I missed one a couple weeks ago, and yet again I’m out another one. My goal for 2016 was a new illustration for every week of the year. I started working on my creator owned comic last week, and I’ve already found myself falling behind on that. Since completing and launching Bombo The Beast is a much bigger priority than the weekly illos, I’m going to play catch up. Once I’ve got everything back on track, I’ll get begin posting new weekly illustrations and Scam. It kind of sucks, but I’m really excited for this comic. Over 25 years in the making. In the meantime, I will continue to post sketches and old art here and on Instagram.

If you’re not following me on Snapchat (cluepac), please do so for behind the scenes art, work in progress and sneak peeks. You can take a photo of the snapcode below to follow.


Peaches!
Jose G

TMNT Emperor Zanmoran

TMNT 2012: Emperor Zanmoran

YO, Gonna drop a little TMNT art right chea. Triceraton Emperor Zanmoran concept sketches and some character turn art, created some time in 2015. This is from the season 4 episode,”The Arena of Carnage” and voiced by one of my favorites, Michael Ironside. There is a lot of great work by a bunch of talented folks on this show. I recommend you check it!
Please click on the image below for a larger version!

Peaches and Herb,

Jose G

Growing Your Psychic Abilities For Fun and Profit, 2016

New Art: Growing Your Psychic Abilities For Fun and Profit, 2016

Yoes! Have a new piece this week. I tried to finish two, since I missed last week, but it’s not happening (yet). I plan on making up for the missing week, so there will be something for every week of the year. Remember to follow on Snapchat (cluepac) for some behind the scenes and progress images.
Click on the image below for a larger version, please!
Grow Your Psychic © 2016 www.josegaribaldi.com

It’s based on the sketch below. I was going for an old comic book style. I’m still experimenting with technique, subject matter, time management and workflow with these pieces. I’m learning a bit as I go, but I think I can learn much more.
Grow Your Psychic © 2016 www.josegaribaldi.com
See you next week! Laters!
Jose G

The Prodigal SCAM! returns, 07/14/16

SURPRISE!

So. Ten years and a week after I posted the last Scam! comic, I present this semi-new Scam! comic. I started drawing the top three panels of this piece in July of 2006, but for whatever reason I abandoned it. Ten years later, I finished this page. It’s going to lead to a bigger story concerning what our hero has been up to for the past decade. Click on the image for a larger, readable version.

Prodigal Scam! © 2016 www.josegaribaldi.com

It feels great to get back into comics again. Since 2006, I have been out of the loop with sequential art (at least in terms of anything available to the public). Aside from Scam!, I’m also working on a regular series that will be announced soon.

When I look back on much of my older work, I cringe over the content. Quite a bit of offensive ignorance on my part. Though at the time I felt my intentions were good, my attempts at shock and satire fell flat. Time has turned a spotlight on these failures (at least for me), and it’s something I think about a lot. Maturity might not be apparent in the strip above (since it was started in 2006), but if I continue Scam! on a weekly basis, I do hope it better reflects the growth I’ve made as a person.

Thanks!

A Gift From Baxter, 2016

New Art: A Gift From Baxter

Sorry I’m a day late, but it’s Saturday, and it’s still *this* week, right? Anyway, made some last minute changes to this one and threw Baxter’s name into it. Hope you dig! Just wrapped a big project, so I’ll be back next week with more art, sketches and musings.
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A Gift From Baxter © 2016 www.josegaribaldi.com

the piece is a major extension of this chunk of sketch.
A Gift From Baxter © 2016 www.josegaribaldi.com

Hope you’re having a great 4th of July weekend! Stay safe!

Dip!
Jose