Mad #494 on stands this week

Mad #494 , October 2008
Hey Y’all

Just wanted to drop this on you. The new (October 08) issue of Mad Magazine hits the stands this week, and it features 4 of my illustrations in an article titled “50 Worst Things About the Internet”. The article also features amazing art by Drew Friedman, Rick Tulka , Leonardo Rodriguez, Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer.

Grab a copy for yourself, and one for moms!

Mad Magazine for Kids #12, 2008

Also on stands is Mad Magazine for Kids issue #12, which features a Family Funnies strip I drew.

Do it to it!

Lates,

Jose

Internet House Party 109- Dinninit!

Yauh!

Gonna make this quick, gotta get back on my grind.
I broke away from coloring for a second to do a little bit of sketching
here and there. Nothing big. I’m dying to do more drawing.







The top three were from my trip to L.A. during the summer.
Last one I did yesterday. gold star for me.


Old character (and Evil DJ Cap’m Hook’s
original nemesis) Deejay Poppyseedgluvs.
Redone with a Comeups hat.

Here’s a quickie flyer I designed for my homie Maker.
It’s his Birthday Party tonight! I better see you there.
Mr. Motherfucking Dibbs will be there.
Cain’t go wrong.

Deeds related characters.

and here’s some color work I’ve been on.
First, the Earthworms’ new album cover.
Drawing by Foodone, finishes by Jose G

line work

colors.

and here’s a couple peeks of what I’ve been working on for the past couple months- Magic Pickle by Scott Morse. Dropping next summer
from Scholastic Books (Graphix)
Scott and Scholastic asked me to add color to the Magic Pickle graphic
novel, which was originally published by Oni Press.
I should be done with it this weekend.



Next stop- Smileytower!
Be sure to check my profile page to keep up on my live art and
DJ gigs.
Oh, and subscribe to my blog. I promise I’ll be your friend 🙂
Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend.
Peace,
Jose
a/k/a/ crazy pickle arm. Gammaay some canday!!!

Contents of this blog, © 2007 Jose Garibaldi, except
Magic Pickle © 2007 Scott Morse and
Earthworms image  © 2007 Jim Mahfood

Last minute live art from Sub-T last weds…

So, last Wednesday I was on Milwaukee ave. doing my
pre- Thanksgiving laundry when I got a call from
Trimm. He was at Subterranean (literally right down the street)
and his live artists both backed out at the last minute. I dried
my gear, ran home, washed my ass, loaded my shit and rocked
some impromptu art. I had a good night widdit.
Pickel, Maker and Trimm played the bomb tracks.
Folks in the house showed love, bought me beer…

I wasn’t really prepared, so rather than try some new shit and fuck
up, I painted my Chameleon Girl character.

2′ X 4′ , acrylic..

Close up.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I’m gonna finish it up at home, try
to move it later. The mask around her face was supposed to be more
of a light blue. And that’s what it looked like under the yellow lights.
I’ll have to redo it.

Here’s some sketches. I don’t think I’ve posted them yet. They’re a
little old. Pretty much all the drawing I’m doing these days is for
some fucking production or another. Nothing I’d really care to show
off.




In other news, I’ve actually been motivated to work again. For the
past year or so (or at least since I finished Project: Romantic) I’ve
found myself dragging my heels to get anything done. That’s why I
haven’t been updating this blog as much as I used to and why I don’t
have much in print this year. After a couple years of graphic
novels/mini series, a break up, a move, a couple deaths combined
with going out everynight to get away from it all, I’ve been feeling
pretty burnt. Slowly but surely I’m getting back in the game. I’m
trying to keep from diving headfirst into late worknights for fear that
it would immediately send me running back into escapist behavior.

That’s also the reason why I’ve been slow (or in many
cases never) responding to P.Ms and e-mails. My brain
tends to take vacations I don’t authorize. Especially you,
Munoz. I’ve been keeping up on the Japan thing, and I’ll get
back to you soon…. Sorry bout that, homey!

I just gotta say, I’m thankful for all the friends I’ve made over the
past year who’ve more than helped me maintain a sense of
balance. I can’t imagine who or where I’d be if not for youse.
for reals.
And to all the mofos I’ve known since like forever, and Sara, thanks
for having my back the whole time.

and that’s my post thanksgiving aside. Didn’t really intend on it.

I know I say this all the time, but I’ve got some shit brewin that’ll
knock your socks clean-the-fuck off. Yash! And it’s all for me!!!
no publishers or clients. Just for me! (and you, of course)
oooooooohh!!!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow night-
Wednesday Night Trimm
DJ Tony Trimm
DJ Once A Month
plus special guest
John Herndon of Tortoise
AAAAAANNDDD
JoseG X Mhuddl
again and again, brotha!
Danny’s
1951 W. Dickens (@ Damen)
21 +
No Cover
around 10:30/11 pm


I best see you mugs tharr!!

have a loverly Chicago day!
peace,

Jose G

contents of this blog ©2006 Jose Garibaldi. Period, motherfucker

Food’s on the table, pabst in the fridge…

Yo. Ho. Ho. I’m fuckin tired today, so I’m sure I’ll screw this post
all to hell. I need my nap.
I promise next week I’ll be friendlier. Wonder if they’ll let me leave
the office early if I pass out at my desk. It’s worth a shot….

I’ll start with the “available now” news-
Project: Romantic has officially hit the stands this week. Got
my copies in the mail (along with a fancy limited hardcover
edition- Thanks, Chris!!!) and I gotta say this book is lovely.
I’ve never been this impressed with the printing of my work.
You could also see every brush stroke in Scott Morse‘s art.
Props on the hard work. Hell Yeah, Adhouse!!!

Cover by Maris Wicks
Please support this book. Everybody poured their hearts and
jellybeans into this mug…..

Also available is the latest issue of Mad Kids. Look for my Family Funnies strip in the Alfred’s Brain Drool section..

got some new Character designs-

for an idea I’s got brewin….

Cal City Whut!?

I was gonna post a bunch of sketches and doodles next, but the
scanner took a shit again. Daymn.
So instead you get some promos-
Tonight! Peabe and Joey D have a gallery show. I’m gonna
try and make this if I’m not dead to the world. Probably
roll in w/ Pickel….

Come through, support Chicago artists!

-Next Tuesday and Wednesday- Mike Huddleston and I will be
painting live! Tuesday at Tini Martini and Weds at The Funky
Buddha Lounge. Check my profile for details. ComeUps in full
effect!

-Ain’t the new Formulawerks site the illest?

So, dear friends, I will leave you with this. I’m not going to say what
it’s all about, but it’s the reason I was up til 5:30am last night-

shhhh……

T minus ninety minutes til mimis..

roooooonnnnnnnnncck.

J to the izzo.

p.s. I’ve been on this big Dilla kick. Prolly since he produced 90%
of my music collection. R.I.P……

words and images on the blog are © 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Well, all
except the project romantiv cover, the mad kids cover, and even the
nemo image.. But those Character designs are MINE!! Any of you
fools steal my shit, I’ll find a way to (legally) break your thumbs. If not,
then I guess I’ll just sue the holy fuckin shit out of you…
and that’s one to grow on.

“It’s been a long time” No. 3,000 : New Characters and Art- Edited

Hooooo! Over two months since the last update!
I’ve had a lot going on lately, sadly not as productive as I’d like to be.
Been swimming through these clouds over my head, I wonder
if it’s the weather shifts. I keep starting new scam comics, end
up trashing them before I could finish.
So, what’s the haps?

I have a new website:
www.littlebrownheart.com

I’ve been featured on www.drawn.ca
(thanks, guys! You blew my hit counter up and I couldn’t be
happier about it)

Bunch of shit is brewing in my secret skull. A couple short stories
by year’s and an original Jose G comic series, hopefully early
07. Hopefully.

Got three pages in an upcoming issue of Mad magazine. Don’t
know which one, though…

Here’s a bunch of new, original character designs.
They’re all part of the Little Brown Heart takeover.


left- King Aesthetic, right- Twin Brother King Haterbaldi
Characters in progress


Do Rags and Top hats


Afro-Brites


Chameleon Girl


E-Roy

E-Roy’s Sneaks

EDIT: the previous Sunshine image I posted was foul. It had a
layer which was out of place. All is corrected.


Sunshine Smiles

Detail
Plus, I also wanted to post a close up of her earrings-



Bonehead- the first character I ever created, back in 6th grade.
He’s been upgraded and incorporated into the Teen Heaven
Universe….

The shirt design

I’ve got more character designs in the works.

Tonight! at the Moda 3 Gallery in Milwaukee

Here are a couple of my contributions:

Jose G vs Blutt – the first Chameleon Girl!


Jose G vs Revise CMW number 7,080

Gonna be off the hook. Shit, I’m running late!
I promise to update soon!

Oh yeah- TEASE!

Laters!

Jose

artwork and characters © & ™ 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Reposting and/or republishing without my consent is prohibited

Imitating Life: Wordless Version…

 

Popimagehas posted a preview of Adhouse Book’s upcoming anthology, Project: Romantic, on their website. They chose to feature my contribution, Imitating Life, for the article. You could read the story in full by following this link.
Below are the pages sans lettering. As I dove into it, I neglected to work the word ballons into the composition in the early stages of the art. Ultimately, I think I was able to work them in there pretty well.. Yet, a lot of the details, etc. were covered by dialogue. So here’s the uncut stuff….hi res.

Enjooey.

©2006 Jose Garibaldi

and the pencils…



guh’night..

Jose G

NEEERRRDDSS!!! (table number 4013)

Yo, not much time to bullshit, so sorry if I have yet to write you. I’m
setting up this weekend at Wizard World Chicago, got a table w/
Dave Crosland (hiredmeat on my friends list. add him).
Table number 4013

I’ll be selling commissioned drawings, etc. Might have a couple
prints and some ye olde mini comics. Deeds won’t be done in time,
but I’ll have previews and new shit. Just axe me about em.

Good news! i will be providing three pages of art for an upcoming issue of Mad!!! I’m moving up from the kids mag to the regular one. Dope! more news as it comes.

Project Romantic is in this month’s Diamond Previews. I’ll post the order code someday soon. Order five for yourselves and for your greazy grannies!

Don’t forget, The live art show is this Saturday! I better see you folks at the Black Beetle. F’real. You don’t want to miss this. So after the con and/or after Lallapalooza come check us, drink, dance, watch us paint and hook up with a lovely lady (or homeboy, the choice is yours. you could get with this, or you could get with that)

click on the various links below for more info.


WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO AFTER PARTY
Live art-
Jim Mahfood, Jose Garibaldi, Dave Crosland,
Mike Huddleston and Mike Bianco
Sounds provided by The Comeup-
Deejay Pickel, Intel and Maker
with guest DJ Mahf
Saturday, August 5th
9pm- 3am
The Black Beetle
2532 W. Chicago Ave

21+ No Cover
Art will be for sale

 

See you meetches there!

L.L.JoseG.

Oh, and tonight!!! I will be there, so should you…

THE CANKLES won the round of online voting with 47.30% of the votes and moves onto the Last Band Standing Finals on August 2nd from 7pm-Midnight at Double Door.
Come out and join Q101, Bud Light, and special guest judges for finals! Watch Chicago’s The Cankles complete against four other bands from around the country compete for the Last Band Standing title. The other bands competing include: Kate Starr (from Virginia), Tonedeff (from NYC), The Appleseed Cast (from Kansas), and Everybody Else (from Los Angeles). The winner of Last Band Standing will be announced tonight!

Congrats to the Cankles for taking it this far. YOU WILL SEE THEM PLAY LALLAPALOOZA!!!! that’s just my prediction.

 

damn it’s fuckin hot….

New website, live art and other nuggets…

Yo!
Don’t know what I’m doing, gotta get my ass in gear to prepare for
Wizard World. I will have a table this year, splitting it with Dave
Crosland (hiredmeat.com)
We are going to have a banging afterparty this year on the 5th. I’m
sure you heard already, I musta sent a cheechillion invites today.
And you’ll hear about it some more until I’m absolutely positive each
and every one of you will show. It sucks because a great deal of
people I was hoping to kick it with won’t be making the treck to the
city of wind this year. Fackin losers.
So, last night I got the idea to do a more professional website for
myself. I haven’t updated my own (josegaribaldi.com) site in like
three/four years, I doubt I’ll ever update it again. Long story.
But the new site-
www.littlebrownheart.com
It’ll have new art (probably nothing done before 05, maybe 04)
But it’ll be a bit of a new start. Time for some new shit. Time to let it
be known.
Last night I finished one side of the afterparty flyer. Plus I did a
banner. check it..


In living color…

drawings by Jim Mahfood, myself and Mike Bianco
I’ll post the Huddleston, Crosland, Bianco side tomorrow
Click on the links below (except for Bianco’s. His is still under
developement,,) Check out the art, check out the music created by
the deejays. I guarantee you won’t be still once Pickel drops a little
poison ass praying on you…..

WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO AFTER PARTY
Live art-
Jim Mahfood, Jose Garibaldi, Dave Crosland,
Mike Huddleston and Mike Bianco
Sounds provided by The Comeup-
Deejay Pickel, Intel and Maker
with guest DJ Mahf
Saturday, August 8th
9pm- 3am
The Black Beetle
2532 W. Chicago Ave

21+ No Cover
Art will be for sale

I can’t wait for this shit.
Also, I finished that cover…

film at 11.

Hope all is good, talk to you soon.
Latars!!
Jose G

psst- errthing on this page is ©2006 Jose Garibaldi
except the photos in the banner, and Jim, Mike Mike and Dave’s artwork.
oh yeah, and this isn’t copyrighted by me, either…