Don’t Miss Out On Joey Ellis’ Kickstarter Project ‘Leaky Timbers’

Posted 4 years ago by Comics


I follow a ton of comic artists on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and via RSS. It’s not hyperbole to say that none of them entertains me more than Joey Ellis. For my money, Joey’s tremendous art and hilarious comic sense are without equal.

Money is what I gladly gave to his Leaky Timbers project on Kickstarter. Leaky Timbers is Joey’s hardcover comic book starring a trio of monster brothers led by Wolfie. They live in an apartment complex named Leaky Timbers.
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15 Comic Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram—But Probably Aren’t

Posted 4 years ago by Art, Comics

Instagram Roundup

Instagram has become one of the Internet’s most popular social networks. The photo-sharing service is also a tremendous platform for visual artists to show off their creations.

As a huge fan of comic art, I follow many notable illustrators on Instagram. (You find my inane photos under tmbr.) I love seeing updates from my favorites like Jake Parker, Skottie Young, Alex Deligiannis, and Joe Vriens. There is so much talent to be experienced I felt it necessary to highlight some of the lesser known artists.

To make this list, artists had to meet three important criteria:

  1. They must regularly post their comic illustrations.
  2. They must have an aptitude for drawing.
  3. They must have less than 1,000 followers at the time of their inclusion.

These folks may not have the 10,000+ followers of Becky Cloonan or Bryan Lee O’Malley, but they have as much skill. Everyone of them is worth your Instagram attention.

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Cool Stuff: Joey Ellis’ ‘Sketchbookery Volume 1’

Posted 5 years ago by Art

Sketchbookery Volume 1

Joey Ellis is a cool dude and a great artist, and I’ve enjoyed stalking following him on Twitter and Instagram for a long time now. He opened a shop not too long ago and I try to snag everything he adds as often as possible.

Today he added something very cool, a book! It’s called Sketchbookery Volume 1 and it’s a collection of his awesome doodles. Here’s a description from Joey’s blog post announcing the book:

Sketchbookery Volume 1 is a collection of silly drawings, doodles and other nonsense that are found in my sketchbooks, scraps of paper, and what have you. Over 100 original pieces of original art that will make you question my professionalism. The book is 48 pages long, just long enough to enjoy a cup of coffee over. Trust me. I timed it.

I ordered my copy, and you should too! It’s probably the best $5 you’ll spend today.

Missing Links: TMNT, Gangnam Style, Wreck-It Ralph, Lilo & Stitch, and Popeye

Posted 5 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

Like I’m NOT going to post this TMNT Gangnam Style video featuring Vanilla Ice. | ShezCrafti
I totally missed the boat with the 'Gangnam Style' viral video, but I'm more than fine getting caught up to speed by the Turtles.

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ International Trailer: See An 8-Bit Disney Logo And Tons Of New Footage
Is it November 2nd yet?

Watch a ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Deleted Scene That Tackled Racism, Obnoxious Tourists | /Film
Very cool deleted scene from a Disney movie that I wish I knew was awesome when it came out. It's one I go back and watch quite a bit now. Too bad they didn't leave this scene in.

3.9 Million Watch TMNT Premiere Episodes; Series Renewed for 2nd Season
Awesome news. I love the new show and cant wait for new episodes.

joeyblog: PBS Kids Democracy Project
Cool new illustration project from our buddy Joey Ellis.

What next for Genndy? | Cartoon Brew
Genndy seems like a great choice to helm a CG Popeye movie, and I hope he keeps it faithful to the classic animation and comic strips. I love Popeye and I'll be first in line to see an awesome new version in theaters.

Joey Ellis’ TMNT Art

Posted 7 years ago by Art

In addition to making awesome Twitter Avatars, Joey Ellis has been busy creating this set of TMNT illustrations that I now badly want on the wall in my office.

Suggestions for future doodles: Ace Duck, The Rat King, and Fugitoid. Any suggestions from you?