chubs

The Clown Chub of Crime

I wanted to do one more Chub to balance things out, so here's a fat Joker on a pogo stick and a Harley Quinn ran though the stupid filter:


I'll be adding it to the Gallery and Store shortly. 

EDIT: The Joker and Deadpool Chubs are now in the Gallery and Store. Buy 15 of each today!

Chub with a Mouth

I was originally going to call this post, "My Chub Sense is Tingling" but then I realized that could possibly be misconstrued as a boner joke, so I scrapped it. After all, The Simon Corporation is nothing if not classy and refined and dapper as hell. With that in mind, here's a super-classy picture of a chubby Deadpool executing a flying kick to a stupid kid in a Captain America costume:

 

This latest edition to the Chubs series of prints was suggested by reader Elise, and I'm surprised no one has suggested it until now. The background is sheet music from Beethoven's "For Elise" because Deadpool.

I'll be adding it to the gallery and store shortly.

Look out you rock 'n rollers.

That title is a David Bowie reference, 'cause this post is about ch-ch-changes. I apologize for that horrible joke. Moving on.

First off, there is now an official Simon Corporation Facebook page. Up until now, I've simply been using my personal Facebook page for social web 2.0 internettings, but that created something of a conflict because I keep my privacy settings at maximum so employers and relatives can't wander in and see my drunken shenanigans.

Such hedonism!

So I've been torn between keeping my shit private while allowing The Simon Corporation to wander out into the webspace and attract new, sexy fans. The new Facebook page corrects that. If you haven't already, Like it and tell your awesome and interesting friends. 

My goal is to keep the pages separate; the projects and art stuff going to the Simon page, and my bender stuff going to my personal page. 

This is a cry for help. 
Second, the store is currently down. Don't panic, it'll be back up shortly. I'm just making a few tweaks and adding some items. I'll make a post when it's back up and you can resume sending me your money. 

Finally, if you haven't already noticed, I'm messing around a bit with the layout of this blog. I've added a Facebook hub...thing in the sidebar for starters and I plan on adding an improved gallery soon. 

On a completely unrelated tangent, here's some pre-WWC 2011 Chub commissions I did for Brodie:



I knew nothing about any of these characters when I took this on. The research was fun though. I should have one more Chub commission up here in a few days and then I never want to draw a chubby superhero again.

-danger!

Excellent Simon-Z Super-Time Post GO!!!

I'll just leave this here...

I'm going to have a table here:
It's sometime in May. Go to acen.org for more info. 

Full disclosure: I was somewhat indifferent about getting a table at this con. ACen is, obviously, focused on eastern and eastern-inspired artwork and entertainment and everything in my portfolio has so far been very firmly grounded in the west. But I have seen lots of western-style artists there before, so I guess I'll give it a shot.

Also, this has given me motivation to start my next line of Chubs prints, officially titled The Chubs 2: Oh My God Bear is Driving How Can Than Be. Chubs 2: OMGBIDHCTB will be just like the first run of Chubs prints, except it will focus entirely on popular anime and manga characters. Think of it as taking distinctive japanese characters and giving them a hearty adorable dose of good ol' fashioned american obesity. The plan is to show these off here and on my deviantART page as they're completed, and to showcase the print run at the convention.  

I'll be posting more info, like my table number, location, and whatever else as it develops.

[unmentionables]

Aside from this and Wayward, I have some other things going on, some possible big projects in the works, etc. As much as I'd love to discuss them, they're all very much in the early, brainstorming stage of development; so it's possible that nothing will come of some or all of them. Therefore it's probably best that I refrain from discussing anything in detail until it begins to officially exist.

Granted, I'd probably be a lot further along in my stuff if it wasn't for Fallout: New Vegas. Something about the Fallout games just consumes me. I know I should be spending my free time on more productive means, but there's still Legionaries out there in the Mojave Wasteland, running around and being evil slaving bastards. And I cannot stop until every last one is dead.

Seriously, screw these guys.

I'm still not sure how this happened.

A bit of reiteration here, but bear with me for a second. There is a point to this, I think.
A few months ago, I was at Bry's house and the two of us were taking turns at Metroid. At some point, while Bry was at the controller, I drew what would become this:

I thought it looked amusing - it was a short little pudgy bastard Batman after all - so I threw it up on my Facebook. Nothing more was supposed to become of it. Then comments came in and I started taking requests, turning beloved comic book superheroes and running them through some terrible childhood obesity filter. My bastard Batman had become some sort of community-inspired, chub-based project. I'm still not caught up on the first round of requests.

Today, this happened:


As something of an experiment, the Chubs will be available at Chicago Comic Con as a very limited run of mini-prints. And by limited, I mean 2 of each. They will all be 4X6 inches, except for the Batman and Spawn prints, which are 5X7.

Oh yeah, they're also framed:


Each one will only be $10, but the supply is very limited. If I run out and there's demand for more, I'll try to hit up the printers and have them available the next day. The restocks will be unframed, so act fast.
Also, I'll be taking Chub commissions. Since I have to draw them by hand, scan them for digital inking and coloring, then have them printed; this is going to be an overnight deal. As in "you request it Friday and I'll have it available Saturday".
Commissions will be $15. They'll be unframed, 5X7 prints, but they will include both the final product and the original, hand drawn version.
Also, for all you people who made the initial Facebook requests that led to this series, you'll be getting your prints with your Letterbombs package sometime after the convention.
Free of charge, of course.