Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

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I don’t know why Sasquatch gets all the publicity? Batsquatch can fly through the air and suck your blood!

Friday, September 21, 2007

A Traveling Man

I've been doing a lot of aimless wandering lately. You see I'm in the process of writing a new chapter book set on the bizarre highways and byways of America, so my research has taken me all over the area in search of strange little towns and attractions.

On Monday I stumbled upon this monolithic oddity high in the mountains. It's a place called the Palomar Observatory, and I can't express the feeling of awe and wonderment it inspired. Legend has it the creator, an eccentric astronomer named George Ellery Hale was told to build the observatory by little green elves.

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Here's something from my ongoing Tom Blackbird project.

Monday, September 10, 2007

To make up for my recent lack of posting I drew you this picture.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I know this is coming a little late but I wanted to thank all the people that made this years San Deigo Con great. Kevin Dart, Chris Turnham, Elizabeth Ito, Kelsey Mann, Donnachada Daly, Jeremy Bernstein, Greg Sesma, Pascal Campion, Michael Fleming, Scott Campbell, David Skelly, Griselda Sastrawinata, Thomas Bernos and Oury Atlan, Mike Moon, Carlos Ramos, Morgan Kelly, Steve Lambe, Dave Stewart, Ragnar,Sean Szeles, Louie del Carmen, Pen Ward, the MukPuddy Crew

Here's a sketch Kelsey Mann did of Josh and me. If you guess which is which I'll give you a special prize!

Here's the latest edition to my ongoing series of Customizing Monster Kit characters. Personally I would love to see this guy made into a really cheap action figure and sold at a run down swap meet. I guess a guy can dream, right?

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Monster Merch!

Here's 4 brand new prints you can find at the San Diego Comic Con. Personally I'm a fan of Frankenteen. He's the pale and frail poster boy for skinny nerds with pretty cool personalities. After high school he'll own his own computer company or direct hipster indie films or something. So jocks and bullies beware because Frankenteens coming to his ten year reunion with a smug face and a really pretty wife!

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Hello everyone in blogger land! So the San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and preparation for this great event has completely consumed my life. I feel like a zombie or some kind of automated robot, my every waking moment spent organizing the hundreds of prints, t-shirts and books I'll be selling. My associate and talented bro Josh will also be selling his awesome monster postcards at our table. Check them out here!

I present another print you can find at the convention. It showcases my fear of feral cats, especially the enormous man eating kind!

I present a shirt I made which, if your interested, you can purchase. If you've never been to Aguanga, CA you should definitely go. They have great apple pie and lots of abandoned barns to look at!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Two quick notes about this illustration:

1. It's a print I'll be selling at this years San Diego Comic Con.

2. Dinosaurs are cool.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Mighty Big Post for a Mighty Big Month!

San Diego Comic Con – July 26th – 29th

The most important bit of news for the month features the all mighty Con! This will be the first time brother Josh Parpan and I will be selling our work and kid friendly merchandise at the convention, so come and visit us at the Goblin Fish Press table. I have to admit I’m really going to miss being apart of the great migration of SciFi and Comic book nerds traveling the tables, but I guess you can’t have it all. So if you’re going to be in attendance this year come and say hello, I'm looking forward to meeting you all. Here’s one of the Monster prints I’ll be selling. As the great Con approaches I’ll be posting images of all our merchandise!

Terrible T- Shirts

Since Goblin Fish Press launched its very first line of Terrible T-Shirts we’ve become a smash hit in Central America, selling our awful shirts to children throughout El Salvador, Guatemala and especially Honduras. No, just kidding, but here’s three more monster shirts we'll be selling at the San Diego Comic Con.

This month I’ve also been busy at work developing some ideas for potential book projects. This is from a story about a fire breathing elephant named Aku.

Lastly I wanted to thank my talented pal David Sones for awarding me a Thinking Blogger Award. My posting lately has become less frequent and this award fills me with a tremendous amount of guilt. I’ll try harder David, I promise.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

After years of work and toil – not to mention a whole slew of time consuming freelance jobs – today’s the day Goblin Fish Press releases its first bit of official merchandise! So attention all B-Movie Monster loving nerds and Sci-Fi freaky geeks, if you wish to purchase the first in a series of Terrible T-shirts click the new shiny button on the right hand side of my blog, or simply click HERE!

Now Playing! Insectoids from Mars – designed by Justin Parpan

Be sure to check back soon for more designs. Coming soon – a batch of brand new monsters including the Wolfman, Sea Beast and Ghastly Ghoul, also a few designs by my associate Josh Parpan!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Castle on Horror Hill

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The 40 Show!

On April 20th Mike G is holding the 40 Show in Vancouver which will showcase some really cool works of art by cartoonists and illustrators on filthy old malt liquor bottles. Being the swell guy he is Mike asked me to contribute, and after some difficult "research" on the wonders of this premium malt beverage here's what I came up with for the show. Please enjoy and drink responsibly!

If you want to learn more about the 40 Show Mike G has created a blog for the event: THE 40 SHOW

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My Monsters!

More work from a soon to be released project.

Friday, March 16, 2007

See, I told you I'd be back, and this time Ive brought along a background design from a soon to be released project. Tune in next week for more spooktacular background designs! Lately Ive had monsters on the brain, so maybe I'll toss in a few beasties to boot? The sky's the limit here at the old Primitive Art and Design, so check back real soon.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Okay, so Ive been a complete jerk, I ditched you for months and months and for that I'm sorry. My excuse is this, I blame my hiatus from the wonderful world of blogging on my shiny new day job -- here's a link where you can check out some of the work Ive been doing with the fine folks at Painted-Words

To buy back your trust and respect I present this fun and colorful illustration of a food product that doesn't exist. I promise I'll never leave you again.

-Justin Patrick Parpan

Saturday, January 13, 2007