Friday, December 31, 2010

That's the Plutonium Talking

I'm about to frolic and trudge through the Northern Michigan tundra for the next several moments. I plan on feeling cold things crunch under my boots during the aforementioned frolic/trudge. Snrmphk is doing none of the above in the following cartoon, but seems to enjoy himself just the same. Have a good weekend everybody!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Slippery, Slippery Dolphins

You may feel that you're getting to know Snrmphk a little fast, but that's ok, you're on the accelerated program. Our friend Snrmphk has a fascination with dolphins and keeps one as a pet in a hole full of tap-water and table-salt in the floor of his Nevadan trailer. It's a joke PETA, lighten up.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You Savages!

I drew this one all the way back in January of 2007. CRUMPETS! That was almost 4 years ago! I'm trying to think right now, and yah, I'm pretty sure that this is the most recent roman candle I've drawn. This comic was first published by the Oregon Voice and has shown up in a few other zines/anthologies over the years. Snrmphk has always been a popular guy... Alright, I'm going to go draw a picture of some animals in the midst of a roman candle fight now, though I don't know why I bother, the lobster always wins.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Week of the Snrmphk

Well oh boy! Look at that! It's my old friend Snrmphk the Slob, out on one of his desert adventures. And come to think of it, Snrmphk hasn't even shown up on the new blog at all yet. And so, I hereby declare this to be the week of the Snrmphk! I'll be putting 'Snrmphk the Slob' comics up here all week. All of the comics I'm going to post in this series are old and might be covered in dust and cobwebs from being tucked away in the Gnartoons crawl-space. But just like most things one finds in a crawl-space, these cartoons will have an odd smell about them that you really just can't ignore.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Elf Liberation Front

The Holidays are here people, and yes, that's why retailers have been feeding off of your self-guilt in order to sell you poorly manufactured products for friends and family who don't need more stuff and would probably never buy the crap for themselves anyway. Very few of us will come out of the next few weeks without a bunch of stuff that we don't want. And at what cost? Hmmmmmm? Do you know who makes all of this plastic junk? Why it's all made by polar-elves of course! And if you are unaware of the seasonal threat of polar-elf abuse, you owe it to yourself and the elves to do some research and become educated. For example, I recently learned that "Jolly" is derived from the ancient Elfish word "Jawly", which translates roughly to "Big red evil man with sharp teeth and whips, he who speaks hohoho".

I drew this page up for's Free Fridayz drawing contest, it should be up on their website at the end of the week. You can sign into your facebook or twitter to vote for me in the comments if you feel I deserve the win, but I would honestly prefer that you spend that time doing something for the elves (write a letter to your senator about sponsoring the Elf Liberation Front or put together a care package of nettles and pinecones, etc).

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mrs. O'Fratchel's Prize Winning Poodles

Spoiler Alert, this comic has already been spoiled. Here we find a comic that I drew hundreds of days ago, one that I think deserves a second glance. I mean, you're just trying to find something to occupy some of your surplus personal-time right? Right. So here are some puppy dog eyes to stare into.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Berkeley Likes It When You Notice Her Sidewalk Cracks

I sat outside and had a muffin on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley the other day and drew these trash cans on the curb. I tried to copy the tags off the cans, 'Doja One' and 'KTW' are oficially "all-city" now... or "all-blog" or... "all-sketchbook" or... something...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fine Wines

Here is some fine art for you and your friends to discuss while letting the Charles Shaw Merlot breathe on this crisp December Evening.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Wish I Had A Slice of Pizza Right Now

Well folks, things are really heating up in Gnartoons Studios (the radiator just kicked on in my studio apartment), I've been getting lotsa lotsa comics drawn up lately. If you've been reading this blahg for a little while then you probably know that I've recently made the plunge into being a full-time illustrator / comic artist. I used to be able to draw up new comics and throw them online as soon as I was done with them because I had very few paying publishers using my work, nowadays I'm trying to get my silly little drawings published elsewhere before they go up online here. So, that being said, there will probably be a little bit of a lag as I try to get this Gnartoons machine up and running. In the mean time I'll be posting a lot of pages from my sketchbooks on here and probably a few of my old favorite comics that may have been forgotten by now. Incase this news stings your gnar glands a little bit, I did draw a comic just for you guys and colored it in this morning, because I care.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Being Sketchy in San Francisco

Well, as predicted, Piano Fight delivers with another hilarious production AND I crashed on my Friends Kevin and Alyse's floor again, leaving me with an entire Saturday to meander up, down and through San Francisco. I walked and walked and walked and found a few nice spots to draw while I was in Russian Hill. I was sitting on the sidewalk though, so there was a limit to how long I could draw before:

a) my back and booty started aching and
b) residents started looking out their windows at me suspiciously

...At least, that's the excuse I'm going with for why these drawings aren't finished. The truth is, I'm sharing my secret sketchbook pages with you, never meant for human eyes, the hand-drawn equivalent of words I might whisper to a dog...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turtle Necks Feel Oppressive But Look Adorable on Animals

It's about time I start showing off what I was doodling into my sketchbook while I was on the road isn't it? I drew these fellas while I was sitting on my friend Sam's couch in Portland (so it of course was raining at the time). I'm about to head over to San Francisco to see a play by those weirdos that run things at (Off Market Theater). If you're local to the Bay Area or are ever visiting, I highly recommend checking out one of their plays or sketch comedy shows, they are always hilarious! I'll be the guy with the maniacal laugh. Try something new this weekend, puhlease!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Internet City Welcomes the Gnartoons Blog District

*white text denotes nonsense
*purplish text denotes truth

There's a brand new blog in Internet City
and it's this one, you're here on the new blog, you must know a thing or two about new spots to hang out on the internet. Maybe we can go get some internet coffee later?... Now I'll be able to continue to upload new comics while traveling without my computer, should I ever go on another "2-week" trip that lasts 51 days again (I hope that happens again). Not only that, but now you can actually subscribe to an RSS feed and be all high-tech in true Gnartoons fashion. And we all know how technologically logical the fashions of gnartoons are. All sorts of new colors and ramblings coming this way more often than you're probably prepared for, so get yourself ready for it, however it is that you do that for yourself. Like if you were in a tent and you heard a bear and you were preparing yourself mentally to fight off the bear in the name of your small and precious dogs that you foolishly brought with you on your mountain camping excursion (the bear was tracking you the whole time!). Well, my metaphorical bear comics are coming for you and your dogs, so do some yoga poses or whatever you need to do to calm yourself down in the meantime. My cartoons will eat your little dogs, that part wasn't a metaphor.