Monday, May 30, 2011

I May Have Caught You Squeezing Freshly-Halved Limes into Your Plastic Bags of Gummi Animals

Somebody told me that you guys don't like saturated colors, but I said "you're lying, lots of folks like saturated colors".

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blessed Be This Odd Prayer

Even just a modest amount of perusing the new grounds at would have led you to this treasure. But, just in case you we're unsure about clicking the button marked "nobody is quite sure what will happen if you click this button", I give you this odd prayer. It's a lot bigger and more fun to look at -> HERE.

This comic is like a big bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal after a long night of hard drinking - it's deliciously saturated with more colors than exist in the light spectrum or could ever be processed with a human's digestive tract. But you know it will taste good, however you also know that the force of it's terror will churn in your subconscious until your creative energies erupt a volcanic sea of metaphoric Post brand cereal.


Monday, May 23, 2011

The Royal Squid Press

Hear Thee, Hear Thee!

The Royal Squid Press, the newly formed printing branch of Gnartoons, is officially off the ground! I have completely converted my studio apartment into a DIY (ahem, excuse me, I mean *professional*) printing press. I've been busy carving linoleum/wood/rubber by hand in order to print book covers uniquely and authentically. After being pressed, the cover of each book is signed and numbered and then hangs to dry from a tangled web of strings that stretches from wall to wall across my apartment. The result of using strings that stretch across my ceiling rather than using a drying rack is a floating canopy of fluorescent comic-cover-clouds that hang above my bed and drawing table, which I aesthetically enjoy with great immensity.

The first release from Royal Squid Press will be available for purchase in June at independent book shops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and online at Further information will be posted right here on this very blog and also on the Gnartoons facebook page.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gnartoons Dot Comfortable

Brand new! Now go dig through it like it's a bin full of digital candy with rich digital flavors, and you have the latest flavor card technologies pre-installed in your internet candy helmet. And remember to strap on that helmet, or else it won't function properly.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Pleasssure monsters are out on the loose, three types from which to choose. They come in Frolicsome, Threedeee and Markershz.

If you're interested in using one/two/three of these for album art or some other use I haven't even thought of, please contact me at jamesthestanton(at)yahoo((dot))com. Blerf!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bring Momma Some More Dead Ones

I drew this comic while I was living in a different apartment in Berkeley, one which had a lot of ants. But I moved, and now my candy and sugary cereals are safe from their tormented Queen's selfish desires and haphazardly planned invasions, thank heavens.

Friday, May 6, 2011