Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sakais Auctuion Update

Artwork is rolling in for the HELP STAN SAKAI AUCTION. This photo is just some of the amazing stuff that's showed up at the studio these past few weeks. The exact auction start date hasn't been nailed down yet but if you're looking for a time frame, try and have your stuff in by the beginning of February, 2014. There's no solid deadline though-- the costs are ongoing, so this fundraising effort will also be ongoing.

Also, if you have no art to donate, the paypal donation page is back up and running. Thanks for your patience. If you were able to donate before the paypal glitch, Stan and Sharon have received that money. If you've been waiting to give-- here's your chance.

Thanks so much for checking in. Happy holidays.

Monday, November 25, 2013


For nearly 30 years, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has set a high-water mark for creator-owned comics.
Stan’s wife, Sharon, has battled a debilitating illness for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is now back home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicines that cost more than their insurance covers. 

If you'd like yo help now-- You can contribute money to help Stan and Sharon here. 

UPDATE! The Paypal link is up and working. CAPS had some tax paperwork to take care of and now it's all handled. If you've already given money-- Stan & Sharon have it. If you weren't able to before because the paypal was down, thanks for checking back in!

CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, starting with an ongoing auction of original art. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Stan & Sharon to help pay their ongoing medical expenses. 

Creators and publishers, We are asking for your help; please contribute original artwork to this worthy cause. 
Print off this form... 
and Send us your original art donation or product so that we can include it in our auction. Many, many THANKS!! 

Bloggers, tumblers and tweeters, please spread the word. Feel free to re-post this wherever you think is appropriate. 

Click here For more info on Stan Sakai.

For more info on CAPSclick here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Big Wow this Weekend!

Hey Garage Art Fans!

Long time no-blog. Here's a quick one because we're all of us super busy in the studio leading up to this weekend's--


next weekend Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez and newest studio member Drew Johnson are headed back to San Jose, CA for one of my favorite conventions-- The BIG WOW COMIC FEST!

May 18-19, 2013
Saturday May 18th, 2013 10am - 6pm With After Hours Programing!
Sunday May 19th, 2013 10am - 5pm
San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Join us and EVERY Comic artist you ever loved... ever. Seriously. This show has the coolest Guest list of any smaller show. It's crazy. Just look for yourself. We'll be at AA56, 57 & 58. Come say hi and/or buy some stuff.

Speaking of Mr. Johnson, I figured we'd make it official. Drew's joined us oficially at Garage Art Studios. Just look up and to the right.  Oficially!

Drew's been making awesome comics for years and years. You've seen him on Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Believe me when I tell you, you haven't seen anything yet. Drew's art is kicking serious ass lately.  

So anyway, welcome Drew. 

That's it for now. Hopefully we'll have more G.A.S. news soon. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Upcoming Appearances: FCBD! Long Beach! San Jose! Arizona! Dames!

Hey Garage-a-maniacs!

Long time no blog. Hope you're all doing well. We've been busy little guys here in the garage (and right next door to the garage where Mark draws... like a weird hermit.) We're going to be at a bunch of cons and whatnot in the coming weeks. Here's your comprehensive guide to where you can find us.


The whole crew-- Tone, Tony, Mark, Chris and special Guest star Autumn will be on hand at the fantastic Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, CA from 10am to... I'm not sure when. Probably 5pm or so.

16509 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA 90706

Tony Fleecs is the lone G.A.S. representative at the Long Beach 1 day Show. I'll be setting up with my Con buddy and long-as-shit Oni Graphic novel collaborator, Josh Fialkov.
Stop buy and buy some books or prints or original art!

300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Doors Open at 10:00 AM
Enjoy the show until 6:00 PM

DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE RELEASE PARTY- Collector's Paradise, Canoga Park - May 12, 2012
The whole crew will be around later that night to celebrate our buddy Chris Ryder's new book Dames in the Atomic Age (which features art by every single one of us-- as well as Mike Vosburg, Andy Suriano, adorable newlywed Rahsan Ekedal and a host of others.) That's happening at Ed Greenburg's wonderful Collector's Paradise in Canoga Park. Come on out, buy a book and have a cigar with us.

May 12th 6pm-9pm: Dames in the Atomic Age Release Party, 40s Noir/Sci-fi Costume Party/Contest with Chris Ryder, Mark Sandroni, Mike Vosburg, Tone Rodriguez, Andy Suriano, Tony Fleecs, Chris Moreno, Mark Dos Santos & Rahsan Ekedal. Mature reader event, cigars, alcohol & snacks served. 
7131 Winnetka Ave Canoga Park, CA 91306

BIG WOW COMICFEST - San Jose, May 19-20, 2012
Once again the whole gang will be on hand at Steve Wyatt's star studded Big Wow show. If you're a northern Californian (or just a lover of big-time comic artists with some extra cash on hand) and you're going through wonder con withdrawal, this show's the fix you're looking for.

San Jose Convention Center, Hall 2
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Saturday May 19th 10am - 6pm With After Hours Programming!
Sunday May 20th 10am - 5pm

PHOENIX COMIC CON - May 24-27, 2012
Most of the studio will be out in Phoenix the following weekend for this one. Chris Moreno & Mark Dos Santos will both be in Artist's Alley. Tony Fleecs will be bumming half a table from the great John Layman (maybe also in Artist Alley-- I dunno for sure.)

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Exhibitor Hall hours are:
Thursday (May 24) 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday (May 25) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday (May 26) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday (May 27) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DENVER COMIC-CON - June 15-17, 2012

This one's just Tony Fleecs and the aforementioned Dames in The Atomic Age's Chris Ryder. No other Garage Art studio guys (but you know what? I write the website updates so if they don't like it they can go screw!) Ahem.

Two Colorado boys return home to bring comics to the Colorado masses-- and take money from them.

June 15-17 2012
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver CO 80202

Convention hours:
Friday, June 15th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 16th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 17th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

And that's it for now. We'll have more updates on new books and upcoming projects soon! Hope to see you at one of these upcoming shows. If you're on the fence about going-- here's a look at some new prints from me and the fellas that'll be available only at these events-- Except for Dos Santos. You can always buy his shit off his website... or, I hear there's somebody bootlegging his prints at Frank & Sons. You could get his stuff there too.

See y'all soon!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Amazing Arizona Comic-Con / Chris Moreno on the Radio and More!

Hey Y'all!

Hope you all had a merry Christmas. New Years is this Weekend-- hope you have a merry one of those too. This is just a quick update with some quick news. Look for a longer update sometime early in 2012.

First item!


OK. So I'll be at next weekend's AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON. (Details below.) I'll be splitting a table with my mostly-hetero-life-mate Joshua Hale Fialkov (who many of you may know as the writer of DC comics' 2nd most beloved vampire comic, I, Vampire.) My name's not on the website because Josh is the famous one but I'll be there. Come on out and buy some stuff!

Amazing Arizona Comic ConventionThe First Convention of the New Year: Jan 6-8, 2012
Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85211
For Tickets and information click any of these helpful links.

Issue 2!!

Ever wanted to know everything ever about Chris Moreno?? Well, here's your chance! This extensive interview covers the everything from Chris Moreno's tender infancy in Oceanside California, to his awkward teen years in New Jersey, all the way to the creation of his brand new comic book, ZOMBIE DICKHEADS (which is still available for purchase here, here and here.) Also, there is music. Give it a listen!

Item #Three!

Wondering what Dos Santos has been up to? Well wonder no more. Smarter Comics has just released his newest project, 60 pages, full color-- an adaptation of Miyamoto Musashi's classic THE BOOK OF 5 RINGS. You buy a copy here-- in print or on whichever digital device you prefer.

Pretty much the whole studio's doing some kind of work for the guys at Smarter Comics, so look to hear plenty more about them in the future. (Hey Look! Chris Moreno did one too!)

And finally...


Tone's been going commission CRAZY as of late. If you're facebook friends with him, you've probably seen some of these beauties. If you're an art collector, or if you've always wanted to become an art collector, I cant recommend these highly enough. And get while the getting's good-- his commission prices are going up in January. Here, have a look...

Hit him up on Facebook or at

OK, that's all for now! Thanks for all your support this year. Have a great new year's and we'll see you all in 2012!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Long Beach ComicCon, ComicKaze, Bakersfield, Mexico, etc!

Hey Garagesters!

We've got a bunch of appearances in the next couple weeks and is your 1 stop shop for dates, times, booth numbers and all that.

First up! Next weekend is Long Beach Comic Con (or Comic and Horror expo or something.) Long Beach is a great show and G.A.S. has been down since day 1. Here's the info!

October 29 & 30th, 2011
Saturday, October 29 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802-4893

And here's where to find us:

Tone Rodriguez: [Booth #1904]
Chris Moreno: [Booth #1906]
Mark Dos Santos: [Booth #1905]
Tony Fleecs (with Josh Fialkov): [Booth #1909]

Tone will be on the Bongo Comics, Simpsons Treehouse of Horror panel with Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Gos), Tom Hodges (Clone Wars) and Bill Morrison Saturday at 11am in room 103A.

And we'll all be sketching and selling books and prints. Chris has the hot-off-the-press Zombie Dickheads 1 shot. Mark and Tony have some new prints for sale. Have a look!

The next weekend we split off in all different directions, Mark Dos Santos will be off to Mexico for:

Friday 3pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-10pm
at Cintermex
Av. Fundidora No. 501 Col. Obrera
C.P. 64010 Monterrey

Chris Moreno is headed to North Carolina for:

NC Comicon
November 5th and 6th
Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Conveniently located off I-40 at exit 284 at the Morrisville Outlet Mall.

Tony will be on-hand for the first ComicKaze in downtown Los Angeles.

Sat Nov 5th 10am-7pm
1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tony'll be at table #91 on Saturday.

And Sunday he's off to Bakersfield to meet up with Tone Rodriguez at the


3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, CA 

10:00am TO 4:30pm 

 Admission is Only $5.00 (Children under 8yrs are Free)

After that it's right back to work. Hope to see you out at one of these upcoming shows!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Zombie Dickheads 8-page preview

Woot WOOT! Chris Moreno, back from the GAS cave where I've been toiling incessantly the past few months on my creator-owned one-shot Zombie Dickheads Are NOT Coming to Get You, debuting in Oct.. Here is an 8-page sneak peek!