Guinea Diptych

Guinea Diptych, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

My guinea pigs, Pierre and Chewie, commissioned me to do a portrait of them for my girlfriend Lisa. Since we recently moved to Texas, they wanted to be in western outfits. Pierre chose to be a bandito while Chewie went for the classic cowboy.

Each portrait 4" x 6" Ink on illustration board

p.s.- Our guinea pigs didn't really commission me to do their portraits. That would be crazy. Guinea pigs don't carry that kind of cash around.

p.p.s.- Lisa loved it. :)

p.p.p.s.- Pierre thought the 'stache looked sweet and is now bugging me to buy him one for "the ladies".



Smaug, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

"... and up he soared blazing into the air and settled on the mountain-top..."
The Hobbit, Chapter XII- Inside Information

A christmas gift for a dragon loving member of my family.

12" x 9" Ink on illustration board.


Star Wars Christmas

Star Wars Christmas, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

1977*. Quite possibly the best Christmas ever.

I was going through old photos last week and ran across this little gem. Just thought I'd share. Happy Holidays!
(I still have the blaster and action figures)

*Oops! It was 1978!


Durwood Chalker 1923-2009

Durwood Chalker 1923-2009, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Durwood Chalker passed away at the age of 86 shortly after 9:00pm on Monday, December 14, 2009 at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Durwood is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Vada Ray (83) and his three sons: Daniel (Cherry), David (Julia) and Jason. He was a proud grandfather to six grandchildren: Jessica, Daniel II, Hannah, Noah, Caleb and Phoebe. Durwood was preceded in death by his parents, Robert N. and Leona Cook Chalker, a sister and three brothers. His surviving siblings are Merle Wilcox (sister) of Cisco and Sam Chalker (brother) of Bastrop.

Durwood was born on August 22, 1923 in Eolian, TX. He answered his country’s call and enlisted in the Navy in February of 1943 in the submarine service. During his service in World War II, he achieved the rank of Radioman, 2nd Class and was stationed on Guam for the bulk of his service. Durwood was honorably discharged in January of 1946.

After the war, Durwood attended Texas A&M and graduated with an electrical engineering degree in 1950. Shortly thereafter he began work as a junior engineer at West Texas Utilities in Abilene, Texas. A friend introduced him to Vada Ray McAdams in 1953. Durwood and Vada hit it off, and were wed in December of that year.

Durwood continued working hard at West Texas Utilities and became president in 1975. He was very active in the Abilene community until he was transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas to be president of Central Power and Light in 1979. He was quickly promoted again to CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding company, Central and Southwest Corporation based in Dallas, Texas in 1980. He continued on in that position until his retirement in 1988. During his retirement he continued to enjoy playing golf, jogging and reading. He was especially happy to have more time to be a doting grandfather.

Throughout his life, Durwood always made time for his family, many charities and worthwhile causes. He served as a director or trustee for many organizations, such as the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Boy Scouts Circle Ten Council (for which he was awarded the Silver Beaver), the Sammons Foundation, the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, the Texas A&M Chancellor’s Century Council and others.

Durwood was a “die hard” Aggie, loved to laugh and was never one to simply watch life go by. Even with all of his success in the business world and his many awards and achievements, Durwood remained a humble, honest West Texas country boy at heart. Durwood Chalker was a wonderful man who led an amazing life. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.


Beer drinking Bumble

I just finished up the art for this years Huns X-mas pub crawl.

Huns 12 Bars of X-mas 2009

This is the original art for the Pub Crawl shirt. I've recently started inking with a brush and sumi ink. I'm really enjoying it. Let me know what you think.

Bumble Art


Rumors of my demise...

Molotov Cocktease Kinky Leia

... have been greatly exaggerated. Sorry I've been gone for so long. I just finished a rather large move from Chicago to Dallas after buying my first house. The last couple of months have been a bit hectic!

So, to (hopefully) make up for my extended absence, here is a Molotov Cocktease and a Naughty Leia. I did these for a couple of buddies that went above and beyond the call of duty helping me move. I also spruced up my blog a bit to get in the holiday spirit. Let me know what you think!


Thought Processor Valkyrie

Valkyrie Photo 1 Valkyrie Photo 2 Valkyrie in Repose
This is my Thought Processor colorway (covered & uncovered) and accompanying art piece for "Thought Processor-The Chicago Series" art show at Oh No! Doom on October 24th.

I hope to see you at the opening!

Thought Processor
Opening: October 24th, 6PM to 10PM
Oh No! Doom
2955 W. Lyndale Ave.
Chiacgo, IL, USA
10/24/2009 thru 11/14/2009


Tusken Legend

Tusken Legend

Sorry I haven't been posting as regularly. Things have been super busy for me. Some pretty exciting stuff! I'll post about that at a later date.

This is my entry for Super Punch's Horror of Star Wars competition.

This an old Tusken Raider telling a legend by the campfire about a demon with a fiery sword (Anakin) that beheaded an entire Tusken Raider settlement when he was a child.

10"x15" Ink on illustration board

*Update- Holy Crap! I won!


Just Married

Just Married

This is my piece for the 2009 Chicago Artists Show at Rotofugi.The show opens this Friday. It should be a great show. Hope to see you there!

Chicago Artists Group Show & The Brush Project 2
Rotofugi Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

20"x15" Acrylic on illustration board.


2009 Oktoberfest Pub Kriechen (crawl)

2009 Oktoberfest Pub Kriechen (crawl)

Here's a t-shirt design I did for the Austin Huns 1st Annual Oktoberfest Pub Crawl. Should be a good time!

Sorry I haven't been posting very regularly lately. There has been a lot going on.


Victor Von Hook

Victor Von Hook

I thought I'd jump on the Disney/Marvel mash-up bandwagon in honor of Disney purchasing Marvel Comics for $4 Billion. I'm interested to see what comes of it.

In case you can't tell, it's Captain Hook as Victor Von Doom (Dr. Doom).

Ink with digital color.



BE STILL! (Color)

This is my version of Max taming the wild things from "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. I submitted it to the Terrible Yellow Eyes blog. Hopefully he'll like it and post it. It's a very cool blog. You should go check it out.

9"x12" Ink on Strathmore 400 art board with digital color.


Parker: The Hunter by Richard Stark & Darwyn Cooke

Get this book. It's fantastic. Darwyn Cooke's graphic adaptation of Richard Stark's classic crime novel is dead on. Seriously. Go to your local comic shop or Amazon and get it today. You'll be glad you did.


Manly Adventure! at Modofly

Guinea Pigs Tore My Flesh! Cover Spread

Guinea Pigs Tore My Flesh! Cover MockUp

Modofly just added one of my new designs to their sketch/notebook line. This is the cover spread and a mock-up of what the actual book will look like..

The quality on these books is top notch. So, hurry and buy one so you can be the first kid on your block to have one of these fine manly sketchbooks!



Wizard World Chicago 2009 Photo Album

I posted all my photos from Wizard World on my Flickr account. You can check them out here.

This is a sketchbook cover I did at the con. It's Captain Sponge Bob America Pants.


Wizard World Chicago 2009!

Wizard World Chicago 2009!

Come visit me this weekend at Wizard World Chicago. I'll be sharing a table with my buddy, the very talented Kennon James. We are in artists alley at table number 3518. I will have convention mini-prints (partially pictured above), sketchbooks, etc. and will be doing sketch commissions. I hope to see you there!


Comic-Con 2009

SDCC09-50, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

If anyone's interested, I posted my photos from Comic-Con here.



Silly me!

Martian, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

I just realized I never finished posting pieces from my show! It's gone really well. Over half of the art has sold. If you're interested, you can check out what's left here. Note: Vader and Tarkin have sold.

Martian- 4.5" x 6" acrylic on illustration board.


Subway [to] Roma

Subway [to] Roma, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Howdy folks! Sorry I haven't been posting for a couple of weeks, but I took a (much needed) two week vacation to Italy. I'm heading to Comic-Con next week, so posts may be a little infrequent until I return. But, I'll make it up to you. I promise!

This was taken in the subway going from the Vatican to the Colosseum.


Dia De Los Hotrods

Dia De Los Hotrods

This is one of the pieces from my show currently hanging at Oh No! Doom in Chicago.

17" x 14" Ink on Bristol


MMD Sneak Peak 3

MMD Sneak Peak 3
This is the last sneak peek before the opening on Saturday. I'll post the full versions of these on Sunday. So come back by if you can't make it to the opening, but hopefully you can come see them in person.

Monsters, Mayhem and Doom! opens this Saturday, June 27th at Oh No! Doom from 6pm-10pm. I hope to see you there!

Oh No! Doom
2955 W. Lyndale
Chicago, IL 60647


MMD Sneak Peak 2

MMD Sneak Peak 2
As I'm wrapping up the final pieces for my show this week, I thought I'd just post little sneak peeks of some of the finished art. I want there to be a few surprises opening night. I will say that this one definitely falls under the "Mayhem" part of the show, sprinkled with a little doom. And it involves guinea pigs. Mean ones.

Monsters, Mayhem and Doom! opens this Saturday, June 27th at Oh No! Doom from 6pm-10pm. I hope to see you there!

Oh No! Doom
2955 W. Lyndale
Chicago, IL 60647

p.s.- I should have at least one more sneak peak tomorrow!


Monsters, Mayhem & Doom - Sneak Peek 1

MMD Sneak Peek 1

As I'm wrapping up the final pieces for my show this week, I thought I'd just post little sneak peeks of some of the finished art. I want there to be a few surprises opening night. :)


Monsters, Mayhem & Doom!

Monsters, Mayhem & Doom!
Opening night is Saturday, June 27th, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm

Please join OhNo!Doom in welcoming Chicago artist Jason Chalker, aka Manly Art. Jason is an illustrator, graphic designer and was also an animator on Richard Linklater's feature film A Scanner Darkly.

Come see how Mr. Chalker transforms Oh No! Doom’s gallery into a precocious pulp paradise of monstrous, maniacal and all-new manly art.

You WILL have a good time and you WILL be manlier from the experience. Don’t worry ladies... you won’t be manlier, you’ll just have a greater appreciation of all things manly.

Oh No! Doom
2955 W. Lyndale
Chicago, IL 60647

Find us at the cross section of Sacramento and Lyndale St. We’re by the California Blue Line stop. Walk west down Lyndale.

For more info... info@ohnodoom.com


Child of Doom

Child of Doom

Here's the final painting based on the sketch I posted previously. I used a reference photo I shot downtown (check the location tag to see where) for the setting to give it some atmosphere. This is the first time I've ever painted buildings, so it was a fun challenge. I'm pretty happy with how it came out overall.

15"x20" Acrylic on illustration board.


WIP's- Doom's Child & I Was a Beatnick Werewolf

WIP-Dooms Child WIP-Beatnick Werewolf
Here are a couple of preliminary sketches for two of my paintings for my art show at Oh No! Doom on the 27th. I'll post more when I can! Now, back to painting...

Col-Erase pencil in my Moleskine notebook.


Bloodfest Sevens 2009

Bloodfest Sevens 2009, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Well, It's that time of year again. Here's this years t-shirt design for the annual Huns RFC Bloodfest Sevens tournament in Austin, TX. This year I decided to take a little break from the rugby pin-up girls and show the true nature of rugby. To quote my dad... "I went to a fight the other day and a rugby game broke out.".


The Martian Girl

The Martian Girl

Here's another mini-painting for my show at Oh No! Doom. I've finally switched subjects and thought I'd give a nod to Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks".

4.5" x 6" Acrylic on illustration board



Roz, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

I was on the Red Line this morning and saw this woman. I thought she had an interesting face at first. Then she started to seem familiar. Then, it hit me! She was a dead ringer for Roz from Monsters, Inc.. I think it's pretty uncanny.




Here's another mini painting. This one is of a Duro from the cantina scene in Star Wars. This piece will be part of my Oh No! Doom show in late June.

4.5" x 6" Acrylic on illustration board.




Here's another mini Star Wars painting. This time, it's the Jawas. I like them because you think they're all cute and bumbling, but you'd better watch out when your back's turned.

4.5" x 6" Acrylic on illustration board.


Oh No! Doom!

Oh No! Doom!

Here's a drawing for my show at Oh No! Doom. The opening reception will be June 27th. If the guys at the gallery like it, this may get made into a print for the show.

9" x 12" Ink on bristol.


BatMun Noir

BatMun Noir

Rotofugi had a really fun event Sunday. Kid Robot supplied a bunch of free Munny Mobiles and they had a "Mini Munny Mobile Decorating Party" that was free and open to anyone. This is my Adam West era Batman. It took me about 2.5 hours. It was a lot of fun being around so many people creating at the same time. Thanks Kirby!

You can see more photos in my Flickr stream. Also, John over at ToyCutter gave BatMun a nod.


Grand Moff Tarkin

Grand Moff Tarkin

Here's another Star Wars mini painting. Man, Peter Cushing was a scary looking guy when he wanted to be.

4.5" x 6" Acrylic on illustration board.


Tentacles of Doom!

Tentacles of Doom!

This is one of my paintings for my upcoming show at Oh No! Doom in June. The show's title is "Monsters, Mayhem and Doom!". I'll post more details once we set the opening date.

15" x 20" Acrylic on illustration board.


Bridget Bardot

Bridget Bardot, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

This weeks Austin Sketch Squad theme was "France". While, yes, my first thought was "French maid, oolala", I thought I'd do a drawing of one of France's most famous, if not notorious, actresses.

9" x 16" Ink on bristol.



Diguise, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

The theme for this weeks Austin Sketch Squad challenge was "Disguise". I was feeling a little goofy tonight, so I drew a squid in disguise. A squid who apparently has a flair for the vaudevillian.

9"x12" Ink on bristol.


Samson & Delilah

Samson & Delilah

This is my painting for the Old Testament part of "An Art Show of Biblical Proportions" happening in Austin Easter weekend. I treated it like a cover for a pulp novel. So many of the stories in the Old Testament would make great pulp stories.

Samson & Delilah Cover

Sol Finkelstein was a smut publisher who found God later in life. While he had a change of heart, he didn't know how to change careers, so he came up with a compromise. Pulp stories based on the Bible. This surprisingly successful series was called "The Torrid Torah- Sultry Tales from the Bible".

15" x 20" Acrylic on illustration board.

*I updated the original top image with a more color accurate one.


WIP- Manly Art Graffiti Tag

WIP- Manly Art Graffiti Tag, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

It's a catch up week at the Austin Sketch Squad so I decided to work on the Graffiti Tag challenge. I like where my Manly Art tag is going, so I'll probably clean it up and finish it.

Pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.



Urban Legend

Jordan has posted the next generation of sketchbooks/notebooks over at Modofly. They have developed their own custom book, and now the covers are in full color! The samples I have seen look really top-notch. I have two designs in this round, so go check 'em out (click on the images to go to their pages). If my stuff isn't your cup of tea, there are fantastic books from the likes of Jason Limon, Dan May, Susan Rudat and many other talented artists.


Spring Snow

Spring Snow, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

I woke up to a little surprise this morning. I knew we might get some snow, but I had no idea it would be this much! It definitely makes for a nice cozy Sunday.