Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mugo Player submission

WOW, it has been a while since I posted here... does anyone still use blogspot?

SO I have been following this great new company called MUGO. I like the way they design their packaging and choices of designs so far. It's a pretty neat idea to mix the whole designer toy revolution with MP3/USB drive capability. Not to mention you get to use the face to control it...very cool little thing. Check them out on facebook when you hopefully stop by to see my submission and comment on it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gallery show this Saturday

Just for fun... to see if there is any reader of this blog in the Chicago area, if you come to the show and are not a close friend of mine and mention this blog post I will give you a free shirt (if one is left in your size) ....only to the first person

More details here on the galleries website

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Canvas Buddy #12 - Quezecuatl!

Another 4"x4" acrylic canvas for part of the group show in November. I'm leaving the states soon so this may be one of my last projects to fit in the show. Anyone in Chicago? I hope to see you there

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Incredible Contraption of Waste - acrylic painting

This was originally an afternoon sketch, then it was a digital file, and now it's a full 18" x 24" painting. A painting of a useless piece of machinery that efficiently disposes of the cities waste.
Click here for a close-up

Sunday, October 3, 2010

#11 "Ricco the Ripe"

Another 4"x4" acrylic painted character portrait for the "canvas buddy series" and to be thrown in to the painting mix for the group show this Nov 6 at OhNoDoom! Chicago.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

el chupacabras de los negocios - Custom Kid Robot "rooz"

I'm proud to present - "el chupacabras de los negocios" a custom painted "Rooz" toy created by the company KidRobot click here to see or even buy the original toy-------Click here to see larger pics

Canvas Buddy #10 - "Gary the Muck Slinger"

# 10 in the "Canvas Buddy Series" finished - ongoing 4x4 acrylic canvas paintings of character portraits. These are largely based off the "inks on the bus character drawings.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New painting finished:

"The Great DJ in the Sky" 16"x20" acrylic on wood panel

Lately there are no new character sketches since I am now in the painting stages, using the last 98 sketches as inspiration

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Snowbear Sophie "Canvas buddy" painting

and up to number 9 in the series. Again, like my last post, check the full series here and don't forget to follow me on facebook - gallery show comes this November

Monday, September 6, 2010

"Canvas Buddy" #8 Thugapilla

And in at #8 for the canvas buddy series is the famous "thugapilla" , mess with the Pillas and you mess with Thugapilla

-"Canvas Buddies" is an ongoing series of character portraits painted with acrylic on 4x4 canvases- you can check the full series here just click

Saturday, September 4, 2010

the Urban Paradise - painting

11 x 14 acrylic painting finished and ready to hang in the November show at OhNODoom (details on facebook page)
-painted it slightly as an expression of how i feel living in the big city sometimes, I like living up high :D

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MaRtY from Space - dimensional painting

Finished a new experimental dimensional painting based on my character sketch ideas...let me know if you like it. This will be for sale at the OhNoDoom show this November here in Chicago. Follow my fanpage for more info
See more pictures here! click here

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Harry Larry #7 "Canvas Buddy"

Found time this weekend to finish a new canvas buddy.
-Didn't find time to write anything insightful..

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two more Canvas Buddy paintings finished

Another weekend of painting. The only thing I had time to Photograph this weekend was two "canvas buddy" paintings. (a series of character design profiles painted on a 4x4 canvas)
Number 6, and 6.5 (an alternate version) of the Tunes-Imp
Interested in seeing the full series? CLICK HERE

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Agent Orange! the painting!

Do you know which character sketch is now a painting?...first one to say something may get a gift...
So, here is Agent Orange, a test on combining paper clay and matt medium for a very dimensional, and textured painting.
See more photos of him here CLICK CLICK!

Monday, July 19, 2010

#97 - Kane Koala the croc hunter

"the Inks on the Bus" series slowly continues with a new character straight out of the Outback, and ready to serve up some fresh croc, who said Koalas sleep all the time? ("that's not a knife, THIS is a knife")

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Win a shirt!

Visit theJCW facebook Fanpage and find out how to win a free shirt. It's not up to chance, how many friends do you have?
CONTEST ENDS July 15 12:00 am

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Contest winner

Finally this shirt comes to life thanks to the great people at Tilteed. AND if you act quick enough you can get it a the pre-order price. SHOP HERE!!!!!!!!!

You can also WIN your own copy of this shirt, check out the facebook page and be a fan for when details are announced

Thursday, July 1, 2010

#96 Slime-Rockin Steve

Why do I keep making these posts? Because I need some sense of accomplishment spending 10 hours of my week just sitting on a bus (besides reading, sleeping and playing ipod games of course)

Monday, June 28, 2010

#95 Terrence the Terminator Teddy

Cuddly on the outside, and a malicious intent on the inside...nothing is ever what it seems.
...never enough time... for the first time i have more sketches done than getting them posted.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

#94 Darryl Deadbird

This is an edited version of an "ink on the bus" I did specifically for a nice guy that calls himself "Fuzzy Logic", The original sketch in all it's mistakes and crappy paper glory will be given away at Teefury in a huge giveaway that will be happening for their anniversary. The prize will include an enormous amount of artist originals and other goodies from artists much better than myself. If you are interested, stop by their site and look through the forums for details.

At this point I think Darryl Deadbird is still alive for a while... or.... maybe he will Live for much longer like this chicken

Saturday, June 12, 2010

#93 - Chezare the CTHULU

Once again, it has been a while since I was able to finish another "ink on the bus".... however, I have managed to fit in a few more that are in the queue to be added to the blog later this week.
For now on another (fittingly) rain filled weekend. I stayed in and fixed up this sketch for posting.
Watch the skies Chicago, it's only a matter of time....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Nigirizushi" shoe design in contest

The design is currently up for voting at a site called A-Better-Tomorrow Stop by and vote for it, you might even help theJCW have a shoe produced in Germany. Even if you don't speak German most browsers can translate the page making it easy to navigate.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ryz shoes

These shoes were not designed by me, but I am keen on them enough to make a post here.
They were designed by Daren Newman and produced by Ryz.
More information about the shoe found here
Ryz shoes are worth the cost, the quality of the printing as well as the shoe construction is top-notch. I even find my feet hurting less in these shoes than some Nikes I have (after full days of I don't own a car).
Ryz also hosts an ongoing design contest, and once a week they give away $100 store credit to the best design of the week. (that would be why I have my first pair) If you're not an artist and not into throwing together some shoe designs, you can still participate in the voting and of course you can still get your own? Plenty of designs to choose from. RYZ

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Imoto shirt finds a new home, SUPPORT TODAY

This shirt is moving to a better home
I don't want to get to into the details, since they have been rehashed and covered in detail on the sites blog , but this design was sitting far too long on a site plagued by price, policy, user....ect ect.. endless amounts of changes and long bouts of staleness. (the Cameesa guys are great guys, but it just wasn't going anywhere)

At any rate, it wasn't right to make supporters who wanted the design enough to pre-pay for it wait more than a year and still not have any end in sight on when the shirt would print. That is why I requested all supporters get a full refund, which should already be in the works...if you supported, check your email, possibly even your junk email for the notification.

The future of this design is hopefully at a site that so far has been making really good decisions on their shirts for sale, does an excellent job on high-quality printing, and has shown to be really great people on how their business is run TILTEED and I would recommend them for buying shirts or submitting work as an artist.
Please show your support for the shirt, stop by and vote/comment and maybe "Imoto" will finally have a permanent home.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JCW shirt winner!!!

Chosen completely at random by "Random Thingy Chooser".... the winner is...
You need to respond to this post with your size and shipping address

Thanks to everyone for your participation, there is only 1 winner this time, but don't forget to watch for upcoming contests

Monday, May 24, 2010


This giveaway will make use of a "random name picker" to decide who wins. You get to decide how many times your name is on the list.
-contest starts tonight and ends tomorrow (May 25 12:00pm CST)
some ways to enter:
* You’ll receive one entry for leaving a comment below & becoming a follower (if you’re already a follower, let me know!)
* You’ll receive two entries if you leave a comment below, become a follower, and tweet about the giveaway (make sure to include my twitter name, @the_jcw, with #tilteedcontest in the tweet so I can keep track)
* And you’ll receive five entries if you leave a comment below + follow, tweet and blog about the giveaway (if you do, you'll need to post a link of your blog post here)
* And don’t forget- to stop by after I announced the winner, you will need to give me your size and mailing address before the day is over (May 25, or you won't get your shirt)
BUY HERE, blog, tweet, facebook, THIS LINK

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Limited shirt! Get yours now!!

A Brand new shirt by theJCW is out for order right now! Printed by some excellent people who do an amazing job. 3 Days only. Stop by and read the artist interview, and convince yourself that you need to pick up that shirt!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tokyo Stompin

A different version of my Shoe Monster Pro-Ked shoes that were only ever made for me. I would like very much for this version to get picked up and sold in any possible outlet. Right now there is a contest at a great German site CLICK HERE TO VOTE and I can always use more support to show these guys that it's worth picking up this design to sell to the world.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The business cards have arrived!

So I decided to give printing a chance at finally making some business cards. The result was a pleasant surprise, and not just because of the product. My first set of cards came with a slight problem that would normally leave me to complain to deaf ears. Not Moo! Pretty much the next day they were in touch with me and worked to fix the problem and get me a new set of cards. Amazing customer service and a nice product. The set also comes in a great hard case.
You can print up to 50 different backs on your cards, so I present the first edition of theJCW (business) trading cards-featuring some of the "Inks on the Bus" series.
Order your own business cards

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shoe redesign

Hey hey, all you great people out there. This weekend I decided to redo a previous submission to Ryz (shoe design contest) and see if the crowd or the Ryz people like it better than the previous one. Tell me what you think, or if you love it just go and express yourself on the site and help me get a print there. I promise to the readers of this blog that If I do get printed there I will give away a free pair of shoes!

Monday, April 19, 2010

# 92 JellyFRIED Jerry

It's been a long time since the last "ink on the bus" after all those weeks of posting every day toward that 100 goal it almost seems pathetic to "beat the dead horse" at this point....but, however long it takes I will reach the 100 goal (as soon as I run out of good books;).
This was done almost a month ago and has been in my "to-do" Queue to scan and post.

Also, if you are reading this be sure you are a fan on facebook, the next t-shirt giveaway will happen there once we have 100 fans.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Limited shirt alert! today only

Today only! April 16. Get it before it's gone.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pro-Ked brand custom shoes "My own shoe monster"

Spent Friday kicking around in some new shoes produced through These are genuine theJCW designed and are available to anyone in any size. After they finally came via fedex I was too excited to wear them and forgot that they might get a bit dirty before I take any pictures.
About ordering the shoes
The price seems a bit steep, but after wearing these shoes I have changed my mind. These are the real deal, this is the same thing as if you went to a store and bought some Pro-Ked shoes right off the rack, very detailed, high quality production.
For a custom product this is quite impressive, it's like having a factory specially make you your own pair of shoes.
Definitely check out the additional and close up shots HERE!! and let me know if you or someone you know is interested in a pair, you won't regret it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

In the Studio

Ok, so wow, there has not been any activity here lately...well all that is about to change in the weeks ahead. For now, however, I am posting this picture taken in my "pretend studio" ....and don't worry, it does pay off to be a follower, another giveaway coming soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Painting! "Eiscreme 2099"

This weekend marks the finish of another acrylic painting, a 12" x 14".
It's about in the future when a solitary scientist will invent icecream capable of serving people itself! That same year the robots will malfunction and start the "icecream-wars"(or Eiscreme) CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIEWS you can't see it in this view but he is speaking in binary saying "Eat your ice cream!"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RIPT apparel free shirt giveaway!

ATTENTION - WE HAVE A WINNER!! ... thanks to those who signed up to follow the blog, stay tuned because more giveaways are in the near future:)

As promised, it is here and it's very simple!

The first person (who is a follower* of this blog), to find where that piece above came from and comment on that post that they found it, will win the shirt!
-You will win a coupon code for a free shirt to be redeemed whenever you want at !!

* follower means I can find you on the lower right hand column with the rest of the great people who follow this blog.... winner must provide me with an email to send the coupon code.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SHIRT GIVEAWAY!!! -stay tuned

Coming soon.... one lucky follower will win their very own shirt, whichever one they want, on whatever day they want.... Only for followers listed on the lower right hand side are eligible.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A new Canvas Buddy

Because of another gloomy cold Chicago weekend another "Canvas Buddy" was born (a series of 4"x4" character paintings) This one is #5 the InkSpirit, you can check out more views and the full collection HERE

In other news there is a good chance of stickers coming soon, those of you who already commented on that previous blog post, you are on the list! (probably a few weeks)