Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another 1 day sale

Picking from the scraps of previously unprinted designs another Ript print, yes another print only available for 1 day (Dec 16). Hopefully the_JCW can appear in some more permanent shops but for now stop by Ript and get yours while it's hot!SHOP HERE DEC 16 ONLY

Or simply stop by to say hi

Monday, December 7, 2009

Another limited edition shirt

First JCW item up for grabs now that I am back is available at a great new site called Teeinvaders only available until Dec 8, at 6 PM

Back from Asia

theJCW is finally back in the States and getting back in the swing of things.
I have seen a great deal of inspiring cultural art throughout Thailand and Cambodia and hope to bring some of it into my future work. I'm saving all the pictures for myself and family, but this is a good example of some great temples in Cambodia.

-time to get back to work:(

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Why so Happy SHIRT

Hello world, theJCW has a new print for sale one day only, be sure to stop by and get yours today!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mickey's Cous'

This fun little creature is based off a previous "ink on the bus"
Created at the request of the great Zitone For the "Ultra Collab Monsters" at Camiseteria
It's probably to small to see any details, but I had fun with it anyway

Monday, October 12, 2009

Use it or Lose it! - Printed at "A-Better-Tomorrow"

Great news, I am the proud winner of the shirt contest at A Better Tomorrow. This is a great contest site based in Germany, they do amazing printing and create a good product. The downside to all of us here on the other side of the world is the shipping costs and the exchange rate of Euros :( At least friends over there can enjoy the print.
If still interested,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

#88 - Oscar Jr.

- Kickin back in the streets of the "Children's television workshop hood" -

Getting behind on my posts and work, too much outside work to take care of, vacation to come:) hopefully more posts as well...maybe more characters.
(having time to work on this a little at a time for a couple weeks gave me the chance to also add a bit of environment, what do you think?)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

theJCW first Munny - "EuDaemon"

Over the weekend I managed to finish my first Munny in a follow up to my first Dunny. If you are unfamiliar with what this is, visit KidRobot and find out what it's all about -
KIDROBOT-designer vinyl - He is called the EuDaemon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

#87 - Choppychops

The cook on Trenglarak7 Serves up the freshest soylent green steaks, stop by some time.

-finally a new addition to the "inks on the bus" a new week, a new character sketch,and even though I am enjoying catching up on my other duties I still miss drawing something new everyday on that bus ride.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Furyous Omnibus IV

Sooooooo, today is the day that Teefury finally put together the 3rd installment of the anniversary collaboration of artists. There were so many entries that they had to put it together on 3 shirts.
(shirt no longer for sale)
Here is the original entry

Friday, September 18, 2009

The great IMOTO birthday tin

recently painted this tin with my "Imoto" character as a birthday present for my little sister - "Gonia" -Happy birthday

"Look on the Bright Side" - up for voting

So I decided to try out another one of the many many shirt contest sites rolling around the internet now days. If you have a chance, sign up and help me get this one printed. I spent a while on this design with my new tablet, lets see if it pays for itself or not
Click here to vote

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Lost in Space" - JCW custom Dunny

OK, here it is, thanks to the holiday weekend I finally got around to working on my first custom Dunny. Hopefully many more will follow. I also have a Munny lying around that needs some painting and will hopefully follow soon as well. Anyway, hope you like this tentacled alien attached to the poor spaceman's helmet.

If you don't know what this is or what I am talking about, you should head over to and look for anywhere with the word "dunny" so many great artists have official merchandise with this company. Vinyl designer toys, designed by real artist, cool? yes.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

#86 - AudioLion

Riding into the picture is the great Audio Lion. a huge lion exercising on a tiny red bike is a little emasculating so he always wears a mask....don't judge him!

On a side note: yes, this is the start of new characters appearing a minimum of 1 time a week, made it to 85, but no more time for daily posts:(

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Canvas Buddy 4 - The Cosmic Knowledge Worm

This last weekend I had a chance to finish another 4x4 painting in my series of "Canvas buddies" that are based on my character sketches. Now that I am to number 4 I am having much more fun with Acrylics again and will most likely continue this series until my wall is full of the crazy creatures that invade my mind.

When I posted the last canvas buddy there was some interest in buying one. Since I only did one and I am trying to make a series collection I didn't want to sell it. Because of this I painted 2 at the same time this time around. Yes, BOTH are fully painted step by step, two paintings at once and I will be selling one.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

#85 - Vinny "the shark" Anemone

Proof that even life under the sea has been affected by the housing crisis! This clownfish couple picked the wrong anemone to live with, Vinny doesn't like mortgage extensions and their time is up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

#84 - Zee "the Platypus" Murphy

Zee spends every evening signing the Monotreme blues. He's got no money, got no home, got no family, and looks like a duck but can't fly.
Will there be another one tomorrow, we will see...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

#83 - Mr. Norm Al

Be very careful of the seemingly honest and trustworthy businessmen. You never know who beneath that fancy Armani suit could really be Mr. Norm Al; good day to you sir! Let's work up a deal!

Monday, August 24, 2009

#82 Tyler "trashin" Tad

Another day on the bus, another ink on the bus with great steadler triplus fineliner pens. Face is almost based off of brother in law, I wonder if he will notice I said that?

-Oh and in other news, today I had my instincts confirmed by yet another reliable source that character sketches will not really get me anywhere in terms of shirt design as they very rarely sell well. Oh well, I am not doing this for any reason other than to get my mind open more and have fun with a new style, I will continue with it anyway. I will never give in to the popular trend of pop-culture tees simply because they sell, I'll keep coming up with fresh new original ideas and whatever happens happens.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

#81 - Bernard the blimp bear

I can't say much about this character sketch right now, I feel like I am running out of time everyday and never get the chance to really get done the work I want/need to but I decided to try and stick out the characters until #100...stay tuned to see if it happens.. good thing I have some great staedler fineliner markers that stay working for such a long time;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

#80 - Snack'n Sygfried

It's late, a sketch done to quick and I must admit my sins of using photoshop to add the white highlights. I wasn't about to even attempt it with markers, it's not that smooth of a bus ride. At Any rate, I am debating whether I want to make it to 100 or just take a big break from it and continue on and off.....oh books, why have I forsaken you?
-Next time you think you're on a relaxing drive through the woods of Northern Wisconsin watch out for a gigantic fuzzy elephant that has a taste for vans!!!! "Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Monday, August 17, 2009

#79 - Wallawalabigbang

oo ee oo aah aah Ting tang Wallawalabigbang!
Friday didn't present itself with enough time for me to finish the character, so I decided to make it more detailed than I planned for a Monday post.
I would definitely not want to run into this Witch Doctor and his tribe of giant centipedes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

FREE shirt? VOTE!

Hello readers, in my effort to get this shirt printed I am offering a chance for a free shirt. Just go to my facebook fan page for details. Originally printed in a very limited run, I have run across a large audience who would also like this shirt. Help me make it have a permanent home.
Facebook fan page

Thursday, August 13, 2009

#78 - AgentGreen

Agent green may be a rodent, but he's such a good spy he can turn diamonds into liquid just by looking at them. For what purpose you ask? to find out you'll just have to follow his exploits someday when he is a major television series.
He was supposed to be names Agent Orange since he is orange, but since he is mixing chemicals it didn't seem appropriate.
Almost to 80 in character sketches, surprised to get one done today. my staedler markers are holding up excellent as always.
and for google: art, paint, design, characters, fun!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

#77 - Szlubu

It's late but surprisingly I was able to finish a new character sketch today. Today's character is dedicated to my lovely wife of 3 years. Today was officially our 3rd anniversary as husband and wife. She is a great inspiration for me and gives me a lot of encouragement. Funny enough, today was not celebrated in the usual way, she is such a cool wife that when we came across tickets to see District 9 for the pre-screening, she decided that we should do that and celebrate on the weekend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

#76 - Pooch

It has been a rough week so far. To much client work outside of regular work puts a toll on the daily bus sketch. Poochy here still found a way to get drawn within the last two days, hopefully the week will afford me at least two more...tomorrow doesn't look promising. AS a side note, thanks to everyone who follows this blog and makes me feel like I should keep it up, if you're on twitter click on my new twitter button and tweet me up.

Friday, August 7, 2009

#75 - Marty from OuterSpac§∞

So Thursday and Friday did not afford me the time to make two characters. However, from the span of both days, Marty has come to visit us. He comes, and he knows where it's at. Best make friends with Marty before he brings the rest of his Mørbloks to earth.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

#74 - AmperSerpent

And! it's another day to post the character of the weekday, or "inks on the bus" if you will. Today I realized that basically every other artist out there has at one point or another created something with an ampersand. So here it is, I have to be a real artist somehow!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

#73 - Snuffle Punchigus

Alright, back to the boxing gloves and back to the funner style. By that I mean, I didn't like yesterdays character:( This guy is ready to take on even the toughest challenger. In case you guessed it, the name does partly come from watching Sesame Street....uh as a kid of course.

Monday, August 3, 2009

#72 - MagmaMike

As we all know, Mondays don't always deliver the best vibes for a happy creative spirit. Because of this I went with another "recycled sketch" this was something else sitting in the book for a while and today it transformed into MagmaMike. He's boiling mad about starting another week of work

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Canvas Buddy - Flamehand steve!

Ok, so the weekend started out with a lot of cool rain, so I took the time to work on a new canvas buddy. I had a bit of fun with some iridescent blue paint. You can't really see it unless it turns to the light just right. For that third view check out the post on my Behance account - CHECK IT HERE

Friday, July 31, 2009

#71 - StinkMachine

This stink machine is the product of recycling a page I began a robot on that I didn't like and left it sitting for months. That is, until today, when my lack of ideas led me down the dangerous path where the idea is uncovered at the very end. Maybe all the lovely smells around the tracks today inspired the outcome?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

#70 - BarnacleBilly up to bat

Ok, I admit it, it was not my intention to make this guy both a baseball player and a pirate. Part way through the "peg-flipper" and other accessories I realized how baseball looking this was, and since this particular kind of mammal couldn't hold a baseball bat this particular handicap is perfect!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

#69 - Mogli in the sky

Good evening internets, sorry I betrayed you and didn't make a post yesterday, I was busy racing downtown after work on those blasted trains struggling to fit in the car and wondering how I will work on my daily character. In any case, I am back today with the finished post of Monday. A sketch of the most peaceful boy in the universe who watches over animals of the world.

Monday, July 27, 2009

#68 - Carnival funfair

Well, it is very hot in our apartment, and I lack anything witty to say about this one (brain is boiling) hopefully someone will enjoy looking at it.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

#67 - The WindyCity gang

Spent some time talking on the bus and took a train to meet some great people for dinner so my free time comes Saturday afternoon and I can post the end of the week character(s).
Iv'e always been a fan of everything nintendo and how every single hill, tree building all seems to have a face and a personality. I like to think of Chicago that way too. While I am still relatively new to the city and I mostly only paid attention to getting the hancock tower in there, It's fun to think of what each buildings personality would be.... strange thought? yes/no?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

#66 The Butt of Destiny

I am not a smoker, and yes, the world's oldest man did not quit smoking until he was 90, but I still say it's in the smoke.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

#65 - Twisted Trevor

Today's post is reminiscent of many current trends in style out there right now, but that is what influences me so I ran with it and made it my own. (much better bus ride today)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

#64 - Quacker McBrimstone

In case anyone noticed, I slept through my previous "ink on the bus" so today I decided to pick up where I left off on the start of a sketch I was going to do for Teefury as their "Devil bird" I will admit I did touch up the face a lot in photoshop. I worked on the face the most on the way home and luck would have it I had the worst driver and worse bus, suffice to say the ducks face looked more like an inkblot than a duck.

New Shirt in 2 days!

Countdown- 2 days until my first print at Riptapparel as well as my first print making use of my character drawings. Mark your Calendars for this Thursday the 21st, stop by their site to purchase your shirt for only 10$ before it's gone, that's right, only 1 day to get your hands on a copy.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

#63 The FuryBird

Thursday's character sketch idea for the Teefury Collab mentioned in the previous entry. Enjoy:-)

Throwing my hat into the Fury (Teefury)

For my missing Friday post I was instead working on my submission to the
"Furyous Omnibus 2 Thousand Nine" at Teefury. A monstrous teeshirt collab with artists that frequent the site.
Read about it here
I don't know how small it will appear of if it will even make it on the shirt but I decided to have some fun with it anyway.
My next post will be the daily sketch that spawned this 1 color bird.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

#62 - Teachers pet

Today's post I will admit had a few tiny alterations in photoshop after the sketching, however it is 95 percent marker (pens). What kind of pens you ask? well Staedler Triplus Fineliner pens. I mention this because I am so sold on this brand of pens and so pleased with how they never seem to dry out and always make a smooth line that I want to advertise for them! Even beyond monetary gains (though that is nice) If you are looking for some smooth pens that work really well, even on a crazy bouncing old POS bus, these are it!