Since the Tumblr account I’ve been using for the last couple of years is largely dedicated to promoting or celebrating the works of other people, I’ve started this Tumblr account specifically to showcase my own art- and designwork.

You can visit my personal homepage at Calamity Jon Save Us!

E-mail: CalamityJon@gmail.com
Twitter: CalamityJon

Cheers!
-Jon

For Jack Kirby’s birthday, I sketched some Sandman illustrations, including some minor redesigns for Sandman’s sidekicks Brute and Glob. The bottom image is a resketch of this panel. Although, drawings aside, I have a preferred way to celebrate Kirby Day:

Anyway, see what weirdies I’ve dreamed up for YOU!

  • Gone&Forgotten this week covers How Many Ways Can A Robin Die?, Dell’s nuclear-powered superhero Nukla, and Super-Luck, the super-hero who fraps himself to success!
  • Recorded a new episode of Just One More Thing last night with guest Mallory Ortberg, check out the preview here.
  • I forgot to update The Chronological Superman this week, so … nothin’ new there! Maybe it’s a good time to mention that Gone&Forgotten has a daily-updating Tumblr too, tho!
  • I just joined Storify, where you can see this week’s Tweets of the Week

Meanwhile, the Postcard Project runs til the end of December, so you still have plenty of time to hop on. I’ve been really enjoying picking up the letters (from all over the world!) and I’d love to get even more, so hop on board!

Also currently trying to raise some money to pay recent medical bills, so if you have a moment to check out my books on Gumroad, prints on Society6 and original art on Etsy, that would be super! Thanks y’all!

Doodled a couple more X-Mans. That’s Cole Oyl up top, and Madrox the Multiple Man below…

WAALLLL, I’ll spare you the details, but I am in pretty dire financial straits and I need to open up commissions again. I hate to do this because, um, I’m not even done with the last round of commissions (they’re on the plate for this week, though), but I’ve got to raise OHHHHHH about four thousand dollars in the next two months or so. Neat, huh?

To start off, I’m opening up ten slots for Half-Pint Hero commissions only (those are the little cutesy guys up above) starting at $25, incl shipping. These are black-and-white illos (sometimes with gray marker highlights) on 8.5x11 cardstock, they can be whatever character you’d like, or maybe a little drawing of you, or your friends, or your imaginary friends, or maybe of your enemies and you can use the drawings to taunt those guys. Your choice!

Single figure is $25, $5 for every additional figure, please drop me a line at calamityjon@gmail.com to reserve a spot and let me know what you’d like. Paypal is happily accepted. All commissions will be finished and in the mail by September 15, 2014. 

Thanks all!

If you’re not following me on Twitter, I’m sorry to say that you’ve missed these exciting renditions of the X-Mans!

I ♥ U Captain Carrot

(The original art for this piece is available on my Etsy shop)

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I’ve donated these two pieces to Kevin Church’s annual birthday drive to raise funds for needy students. For as little as a $5 donation to one of five deserving classrooms, you’re entered in the raffle for these and many other pieces, including art by Stuart Immonen, Joe Rubinstein and Tom Fowler. Check it out!

(PS My favorite is the Tucson classroom, if only for purely sentimental reasons. I’d love to see that one in particular hit its goal - of course, they’re all well worth a donation)

Also, it’s the last day to be part of the raffle for these two original illos, plus an amazing couple of pieces of art from Stuart Immonen, a commission from Tom Fowler AND books from Greg Pak! Updated swag list here.

Hey! Kevin Church recently read off the winners for the comic art charity raffle he was hosting for his birthday and for which I contributed the two pieces up above. Proceeds went to a number of school- and children-related charities, out of which I’m THRILLED to say that the Frances J Warren Elementary School in particular met its fundraising goal through donations and will be creating a pretty expansive classroom library for its students!

I’m sure the winners have been contacted, but just for the record, the Rocket Raccoon piece is going to Phillip Carst (sorry about any spelling errors there), the mini-TMNT is going to Cole Cottier! (Cole’s also the fella who sent me those Man of Steel 3-D glasses with his Postcard Project mail, so I hope he enjoys the illo!)

Glad to have been a part of this, congrats to the winners! I’ll drop you an email the second these things are in the mail!

Dropping off a handful of postcards in the mail today. The Postcard Project runs through the end of December and I’d be thrilled to keep sending out sketches, so get in on it! This has been an absolute blast so far,and I love getting notes from the senders! Thanks all!

Elsewhere in my burgeoning social calendar:

  • The Just One More Thing podcast is on a short hiatus while RJ is out of town, so that gives you a chance to catch up on our pilot and first two episodes, if you’ve missed ‘em!

  • The Chronological Superman covers the debut of Superboy (and subsequent legal issues), and we’re out of the dark ages of lost radio serials, meaning the return of the Adventures of Superman episodes!

  • Gone&Forgotten does comics proud by covering Super-Gorillas and a Spider-Man/Hulk comic actually printed on toilet paper.

  • Hard to pick the Tweet of the Week because I’ve apparently lately contracted Tweetarhea (I’ve coined a new word!), but let’s go with this timely ‘un.

There’s probably more but I’m gonna go get lunch. Bye!

Just sent out a new batch of postcard sketches! Someone’s getting a happy dolphin (which is not a euphemism, I promise). 

I’m running the Postcard Project through the end of 2014, so you still have plenty of time to send in for a sketch! Instructions and such are here, thanks!

calamityjonsaveus:

I’ve donated these two pieces to Kevin Church’s annual birthday drive to raise funds for needy students. For as little as a $5 donation to one of five deserving classrooms, you’re entered in the raffle for these and many other pieces, including art by Stuart Immonen, Joe Rubinstein and Tom Fowler. Check it out!

(PS My favorite is the Tucson classroom, if only for purely sentimental reasons. I’d love to see that one in particular hit its goal - of course, they’re all well worth a donation)

Also, it’s the last day to be part of the raffle for these two original illos, plus an amazing couple of pieces of art from Stuart Immonen, a commission from Tom Fowler AND books from Greg Pak! Updated swag list here.

I’m participating in my first-ever Kickstarter with games creator Grant Howitt to produce a fully-illustrated physical copy of his supremely fun tabletop game, GOBLIN QUEST

I’m also very happy to announce that, after only a few hours, it’s already fully funded! At this point, we’re after the stretch goals, which will bring in more original art, more artists, and maybe even more physical rewards - we don’t know yet, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole thing taking off so quickly! Maybe tee-shirts, maybe prints, maybe … who knows? You tell me what you’d like to see! 

You can currently pledge to receive your own personal, original Goblin art provided by yours truly, along with a high-res digital copy for your own nefarious purposes, we’ll be adding more as we go along!

Meanwhile, please visit the Kickstarter here and take a look at the game, Grant will be adding new stretch goals and pledge levels as the campaign rolls on. Meanwhile, hang around here and I’ll keep providing sneak peeks on the art as we barrel along! Thanks everyone!