COMICS OMG.

Guys. I am THAT PERSON on the bus. My stranger-seat-partner asked about comics…an hour later, he explained that he needed to sleep.

#BUTthereAreComicsToDiscuss, #HowCanYouRestAtATimeLikeThis, #WeHaventSettledTheDebateOfBestSuperman, #GladWeAgreeAboutBatmanTheAnimatedSeriesThough, #OtherwiseIwouldBeTheOTHERkindOfPersonOnTheBus, #TheKindThatMurders

Guys. Don’t think less of me, because I do love Kevin with all my heart, but this weekend, I found out that a friend and I are 100% PIZZA COMPATIBLE.

#SheLikesBlackOlives&Pepperoni #AndHam&Pineapple #WeCanOrder2med2toppingPizzasForASpecialLowPrice #SoNatural #SoEasy #MyHeart #IAmEngagedNotDead

Day 3: Spontaneous Human Sludgification aka Slime Corpse

While Spontaneous Human Combustion remains the subject of skepticism and urban legend, Spontaneous Human Sludgification is a recurring reality within the city limits. SHS claims anywhere from two to twenty people in a given month without pattern or warning.  The City has issued a variety of full color pamphlets to instruct citizens who discover a slime corpse in the proper method for reporting the death and setting up a nonporous boundary to keep the body from draining away. Obtain the leaflets at any government office or library and as a PDF online at http://www.maryland.gov/slime_corpse_assistance.pdf

((I’m participating in Inktober and the Monster Challenge, using my city of Baltimore as a backdrop. #Nightmare Baltimore. ))

Day 3: Spontaneous Human Sludgification aka Slime Corpse

While Spontaneous Human Combustion remains the subject of skepticism and urban legend, Spontaneous Human Sludgification is a recurring reality within the city limits. SHS claims anywhere from two to twenty people in a given month without pattern or warning. The City has issued a variety of full color pamphlets to instruct citizens who discover a slime corpse in the proper method for reporting the death and setting up a nonporous boundary to keep the body from draining away. Obtain the leaflets at any government office or library and as a PDF online at http://www.maryland.gov/slime_corpse_assistance.pdf

((I’m participating in Inktober and the Monster Challenge, using my city of Baltimore as a backdrop. #Nightmare Baltimore. ))

Hair success!

Hair success!

Day 2: Urban Centaur, colloquially, ‘Lawnchaur.’

They gather at the edges: almost under the porch, half in the yard. Best seen out of the corners of your eye, through fog, and at dusk. Not an actively predatory species, lawnchaur roam appartment complexes and back lots. Care ahould be taken to avoid mistaking a dormant/folded lawnchaur for a real lawn chair.These creatures will draw blood if sat on—folding suddenly or cutting the unwary—and will attack to escape to avoid being locked in sheds and garages. Individuals wounded by lawnchaur will not become furniture themselves, but a pronounced lethargy lingers for several weeks after the bite. 


((I’m trying to Inktober and Monster Challenge by mix-mashing Monsters with stuff from around my city.))

Day 2: Urban Centaur, colloquially, ‘Lawnchaur.’

They gather at the edges: almost under the porch, half in the yard. Best seen out of the corners of your eye, through fog, and at dusk. Not an actively predatory species, lawnchaur roam appartment complexes and back lots. Care ahould be taken to avoid mistaking a dormant/folded lawnchaur for a real lawn chair.These creatures will draw blood if sat on—folding suddenly or cutting the unwary—and will attack to escape to avoid being locked in sheds and garages. Individuals wounded by lawnchaur will not become furniture themselves, but a pronounced lethargy lingers for several weeks after the bite.


((I’m trying to Inktober and Monster Challenge by mix-mashing Monsters with stuff from around my city.))

It’s been a while since I drew anything.  But I thought I’d try Inktober and the Monster Challenge. I’ll try to make the monsters based on things I see around the city where I live. Baltimore is kinda dirty and rough in spots… and it’s Halloween times… so perhaps you’ll forgive me if these aren’t always cuddly.

DAY 1: City Harpy.
They hunt in flocks and eat rats, smaller birds, and if there are enough of them, portions of strays pets and unattended children. Their needle teeth rend chunks of flesh out of anything standing still for too long and their gullets expand to hold whatever they cannot immediately swallow. Both the homeless and the rat populations have dropped since the City Harpies colonized the historic downtown areas, but citizens find that cold comfort, as use of the outdoor bus stops is now a more dangerous undertaking.

It’s been a while since I drew anything. But I thought I’d try Inktober and the Monster Challenge. I’ll try to make the monsters based on things I see around the city where I live. Baltimore is kinda dirty and rough in spots… and it’s Halloween times… so perhaps you’ll forgive me if these aren’t always cuddly.

DAY 1: City Harpy.
They hunt in flocks and eat rats, smaller birds, and if there are enough of them, portions of strays pets and unattended children. Their needle teeth rend chunks of flesh out of anything standing still for too long and their gullets expand to hold whatever they cannot immediately swallow. Both the homeless and the rat populations have dropped since the City Harpies colonized the historic downtown areas, but citizens find that cold comfort, as use of the outdoor bus stops is now a more dangerous undertaking.

Kitty is usually such a polite kitty.  But it is now 6:21pm.  Kitty has a presentation to give tomorrow morning to the shareholders. Kitty asks most firmly that the upstairs neighbors quit typing so aggressively at such an unreasonable hour.  Kitty must be at his best 16 hours from now or the board members may do something rash.

Kitty is usually such a polite kitty. But it is now 6:21pm. Kitty has a presentation to give tomorrow morning to the shareholders. Kitty asks most firmly that the upstairs neighbors quit typing so aggressively at such an unreasonable hour. Kitty must be at his best 16 hours from now or the board members may do something rash.

Happy Birthdaaaayy, Mr. Presidennnnt….

Happy Birthdaaaayy, Mr. Presidennnnt….

interrobangstudios:

Free Comic Book Day is here again! Join Interrobang Studios's Kevin Bolk at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware this Saturday, May 3rd, for a ton of food trucks, many awesome comics creators, and a whole store full of awesome comic-friends giving away free comics to all attendees! :D Here’s a link to the event details! http://www.captainbluehen.com/free-comic-book-day/

<3 Hope we see you there!<3

Let’s hear it for comic shops.  I’m biased.  I worked in one for 4 years and met my fiance there and many other wonderful people besides, but even accounting for my rosy memories, comic shops are wonderful things.

Webcomics artists, convention artists, indie publishers riding rockets off of kickstarter and indiegogo… there’s more comics opportunities all the time.  And even still, comic shops sit underneath it all, bracing it up.  Even if many modern comics readers never set foot in the store itself, so many publishing companies (big to small!) rely on the pre-orders generated by stores to foot the bill, in whole or in part, for the books and content that the rest of the world can buy online or at convention or digitally.

Free Comic Book Day is a shot to see your own local store first hand. To go to the comics SOURCE—the headwaters of sequential art content! Not only does supporting your local store help support the industry as a whole, AND help support the family-owned small business in your community, but perhaps you’ll find something special for yourself.  I know I would never in a million years trade what I found: a place where a bunch of people who also like comics swing by after a hard day doing whatever it is they do to afford rent (and comics) and hang out and joyfully talk about the things that make them happy.  Or joyfully critique the things that make them happy. Same thing.

Your local store is here: http://www.comicshoplocator.com  Enter your zip code (or your country). It’s free to find the list of stores.

Consideration of Samwise Gamgee
Sarah: Sam fell into a volcano.
Kevin: He entered a volcano.
Sarah: He probably tripped while in there.
Kevin: Then he fell WITHIN a volcano.
Sarah: Samantics.
Kevin: ... No more sangria for you.
kevinbolk:

interrobangstudios:

Ensign Sue has ReSUEmed! 
Check out the latest strips here!

AsSUEme the position (these puns will never EVER get old to me.)



OH THE SUE-MANITY!

kevinbolk:

interrobangstudios:

Ensign Sue has ReSUEmed! 

Check out the latest strips here!

AsSUEme the position (these puns will never EVER get old to me.)

OH THE SUE-MANITY!
melannen:

deadlyflan:

So I have this cat.  YZMA.  (EEez-mah,) 
I set up a mug of hot cocoa mix, put the water on to boil, and went to talk with K for moment.  I come downstairs and THIS STUPID BEAST is EATING HOT COCOA POWDER OUT OF MY MUG!!

She’s not exhibiting signs of chocolate poisoning, but that is because she is not a cat.  She is a ball of rubberbands and spit. I’ve been tricked into feeding it and shoveling its poop for YEARS under the mistaken assumption that I, a cat-lover, had a cat.  But no. This is an indestructible machine sent to me from the future because the past is a dumping ground for crap that doesn’t work. I don’t know what they thought they were making, but clearly it needed to be able to survive on a diet of ALL MATTER EXCEPT CHICKEN. CHICKEN IS THE DEVIL and it makes the rubber band ball creature both itchy and bald.
But COCOA POWDER is just fine, thank you very much!  Also dirt, steel wool, fun foam, flip flops, running shoe soles, hair ties, action figure accessories, lawn clippings, dryer lint…
Guys, I have a defective matter conversion unit from the future that can handle everything EXCEPT chicken and conveniently turns anything it eats into more YZMA and/or POOP.
&lt;/things that cannot survive in the wild theater&gt;



YZMA is the BEST AND SMARTEST CAT IN THE WORLD
The fact that she’s a defective automaton from the future made entirely of springs and rubberbands does not detract from that AT ALL.


THE FUTURE IS NOW. 

melannen:

deadlyflan:

So I have this cat.  YZMA.  (EEez-mah,) 

I set up a mug of hot cocoa mix, put the water on to boil, and went to talk with K for moment.  I come downstairs and THIS STUPID BEAST is EATING HOT COCOA POWDER OUT OF MY MUG!!

She’s not exhibiting signs of chocolate poisoning, but that is because she is not a cat.  She is a ball of rubberbands and spit. I’ve been tricked into feeding it and shoveling its poop for YEARS under the mistaken assumption that I, a cat-lover, had a cat.  But no. This is an indestructible machine sent to me from the future because the past is a dumping ground for crap that doesn’t work. I don’t know what they thought they were making, but clearly it needed to be able to survive on a diet of ALL MATTER EXCEPT CHICKEN. CHICKEN IS THE DEVIL and it makes the rubber band ball creature both itchy and bald.

But COCOA POWDER is just fine, thank you very much!  Also dirt, steel wool, fun foam, flip flops, running shoe soles, hair ties, action figure accessories, lawn clippings, dryer lint…

Guys, I have a defective matter conversion unit from the future that can handle everything EXCEPT chicken and conveniently turns anything it eats into more YZMA and/or POOP.

</things that cannot survive in the wild theater>
YZMA is the BEST AND SMARTEST CAT IN THE WORLD

The fact that she’s a defective automaton from the future made entirely of springs and rubberbands does not detract from that AT ALL.

THE FUTURE IS NOW. 

Kevin Bolk and Interrobang Studios will be visiting the Charlotte, North Carolina area for the first time this weekend!  This will be our first Ichibancon and we couldn&#8217;t be more excited.  We&#8217;ve got an Artist Alley spot and everything. :D
Reblog if we&#8217;ll see you there! 
Favorite if you want a pop tart a la mode like I do right now.  &#8230;hot steamy pop tarts&#8230; creamy, melty ice creams&#8230; sweet lord, yes.  I&#8217;ll be right back.

Kevin Bolk and Interrobang Studios will be visiting the Charlotte, North Carolina area for the first time this weekend!  This will be our first Ichibancon and we couldn’t be more excited.  We’ve got an Artist Alley spot and everything. :D

Reblog if we’ll see you there! 

Favorite if you want a pop tart a la mode like I do right now.  …hot steamy pop tarts… creamy, melty ice creams… sweet lord, yes.  I’ll be right back.

jimbosmash:

Hurting for some cash to make it through bills by the end of the month and I’m still running a Halloween art print sale on my Storenvy, so I thought I’d do something quick &amp; appropriately 2 sonic 2 spoopy - consider this a rough for a future Knuckles print.
In the meantime, use the coupon code “PUMPKINHILL” for 20% off your purchase of my 11x17” prints!
Any print sales will help me afford beans &amp; rice &amp; student loan payments! If you can’t buy a print, reblogging &amp; signal boosting is greatly appreciated!
Or if you’re feeling generous / compassionate but don’t feel like picking up a print, donations would be extremely appreciated! Also I take commissions.

Intern Scot! Feelin&#8217; hungry. Eatin&#8217; beans. Makin&#8217; awesome art. Lookin&#8217; for work an&#8217; reblogs.

jimbosmash:

Hurting for some cash to make it through bills by the end of the month and I’m still running a Halloween art print sale on my Storenvy, so I thought I’d do something quick & appropriately 2 sonic 2 spoopy - consider this a rough for a future Knuckles print.

In the meantime, use the coupon code “PUMPKINHILL” for 20% off your purchase of my 11x17” prints!

Any print sales will help me afford beans & rice & student loan payments! If you can’t buy a print, reblogging & signal boosting is greatly appreciated!

Or if you’re feeling generous / compassionate but don’t feel like picking up a print, donations would be extremely appreciated! Also I take commissions.

Intern Scot! Feelin’ hungry. Eatin’ beans. Makin’ awesome art. Lookin’ for work an’ reblogs.

interrobangstudios:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! We did it, guys! We got a space in the NYCC artist alley. (Shhh… How is not important…). But we have 5 days to get the word out! We’ll be there with the last of the All Star posters, the last of the first printing of “It Sucks To Be Weegie #2,” and the DEBUT of Kevin’s Comics Gals Roller Derby art! Swing by table W7 in the Artist Alley hall so we can hang out!

It&#8217;s HAPPENING!  We got in!  YAAAAY! *Muppet Hands!*
RING BELLS.  BANG GONGS.  TELL YOUR MOM.  We&#8217;re gonna be at NYCC! :D

interrobangstudios:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! We did it, guys! We got a space in the NYCC artist alley. (Shhh… How is not important…). But we have 5 days to get the word out! We’ll be there with the last of the All Star posters, the last of the first printing of “It Sucks To Be Weegie #2,” and the DEBUT of Kevin’s Comics Gals Roller Derby art! Swing by table W7 in the Artist Alley hall so we can hang out!

It’s HAPPENING!  We got in!  YAAAAY! *Muppet Hands!*

RING BELLS.  BANG GONGS.  TELL YOUR MOM.  We’re gonna be at NYCC! :D