The IHP Gazette post #887- Happy New Year

Teen Heaven logo copyright 2013 Jose Garibaldi
I wasn’t going to post anything Teen Heaven related, since it’s been a struggle trying to get this thing done. And I’ve been going on about it for the last ten years. But then I thought, as a birthday present to myself, I’ll post a few pages from what I’ve been picking at. I think I may finally have a system to get this thing out of my head and onto the screen/page. It’s been start/stop, start/stop, fix, redo, start/stop since (literally) ten years ago.
I have a schedule worked out for kicking it with this thing on a regular basis, and I still plan to post a panel daily (or about daily) at . I have an upcoming gig that’s going to take me out of the loop for about a month or two, but I do have things set up in a way that I’d be able to jump right back into rocking this comic soon after said gig is done. At least that’s what I hope. I’ve been jonesing to do the writing/drawing/coloring/comics thing again.
So in the meantime, I hope you dig what I’m putting down. Keep in mind, these are works in progress.
This is from the story’s intro.

click on the images below for a larger version.

P. 01


P. 03

P. 04

P. 05

P. 06

As you see, it’s still in various forms of progress, but it’s getting there.

Remember, this will be serialized on (hopefully starting mid-2014) . For an example of how this will flow, read the original strip.

That’s all for 2013! Thanks for bearing with my dozens of posts today. If all works out I’ll be posting more next year and beyond. No more of this lump sum business.
Everybody have fun tonight, reflect, love the ones you’re with. Be safe out there, and I’ll see you in 2014!


Obligatory Teen Heaven W.I.P. number 8,001…

Yea, still working on this s.o.b…
I’m only getting about an hour a week (actually less, I haven’t touched it in a month)
One day she’ll be done! one day. .. sigh.
Well, here’s a peek at what I’ve been doing with it.

click to make bigger…


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….

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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Hope all’s good with you, catch you on the flipsides!!!!


a/k/a- ?Pac
don’t forget, all art on this blog is © 2007 Jose J Garibaldi
Steal on my art, I steel on yo face

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

Slam Diego, Comics, and Felt 2

Hey heyhey
Felt 2 dropped yesterday, and I urge all of you to run out, buy it, sit on the floor and listen to it while you read along with Jim Mahfood’s Felt: True Tales.. book from Image Comics. The comic sports healthy colors by mythelf, funny shit from mister food, and the album has the dope cuts from Slug, Murs and Ant. The package is now complete…

I-I-I-It’s Yours!!!!!

I’m off to San Diego bright n early tomorrow morning, making my way to comicon. Got my art ready, got my game, gotta get my fade hooked up, but other than that I’m read to go! I know for sure I will be signing at the Oni Press booth on Friday from 4:30 to 5:50 with Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis, so bring your copies of Maria’s Wedding for us to scrawl on.
Dark Horse doesn’t have me scheduled for anything, but Dini will be signing from 4-5. I’ll most likely be buzzing around there at that time, begging for change.
Also, don’t forget to hit the Comicon Funk Party Saturday night! DJ’s and Live Art. Details here-
If anybody wishes to meet up at and/or around the con, send me an e-mail- .

And now for some art. I posted these elsewhere, don’t think they made it on the blog… From the failed Franchise comic strip I was doing for I feel horrible that I wasn’t able to keep up with the monthly strip thing, I’s just burnt.reaaaally burnt. I Love You Tastes Like Chicken. Sorry I didn’t work.

Peace! More when I get back hizoome.

Teen Heaven on the Real.

So, after wondering if it made the cut, I spotted a glimpse of two Teen Heaven comic strips on the Real World: Philly! Keep your eyes open when they show the computer room/ office. It’s on the back wall there. Also keep an eye out for Chynna’s Scooter Girl and other Oni goodies!
Many thanks to Jenny Sireci. She’s the bomb.

So I’m hoping to get this page on the website ( ) I want to create a new opening page with two paths, one to my portfolio/gallery and the other to my Internet House Party. It’s a celebration, pendejos. I’m even working on my high top fade. Ola Ola Ey!

Jingle Belle volume two issue one is now wrapped. Just wait three months and she’s all yours.
I’m this ** close to finishing the pencils to issue two. Paul did a great job with this story, so I hope I do it justice!

Check out this mix, it’s quite dope.

wefunk radio show #346

Enjoy the mix, enjoy the weather, pees.

JJ Gugenheim

The New update page

I’m hoping this blogger thing would make it easier for me to update regularly, so look out, dickheads I’m finna update with a rage! There’s a ton of illustrations, stories and sketches I’ve yet to post, not to mention projects to announce and promote.
On the shelf:
Bad Ideas #s1 & 2 (Cover Colors) from Image Comics.
Tastes Like Chicken Magazine, both print and online
Kitchen Sink Magazine #8
A United Front from
Punchthroat Anthology
Some Bitch Told Me To Draw – a sketchbook collection from
And more shit that I’ll remember.

On the plate:
Putting the Backbone Back (cover colors) Image Comics – September
Jingle Belle #1-4 (Cover and interiors) Dark Horse Comics – Nov 04- Feb 04
Is This The End Of Teen Heaven (Story/art) Oni Press – Mid 05

I will explain what the deal is with Teen Heaven, and why it did not come out last month.