Click me for more information!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Announcing the Sketchbook Podcast! @charlieharper and I would like to invite you to check out episode 1 - Please be gentle with us ha ha! The show will streamline and get better with future episodes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

First time with analog inks, and the Pentel Brush Pen!

Just a quick blog post today guys!

I showed a bunch of you on Thursday a quick sketch I was working on, with a new toy I purchased. The Pentel Brush Pen (You can check out the one I bought by clicking here). I heard so many awesome things about it, I thought that it would be a great introductory, into the world of Inking on paper.

I have a few gripes with the pen itself, mostly being a brush and not a pen I think. I am happy with the results of seeing how far something can be pushed, and I'm in love with the dry brush effects. Using this brush has me thinking of all sorts of cool and nasty comic ideas. Like a friend on Twitter told me "@artbyjar Ink bottles will start to appear in your workspace. I see dip pens in your future. -@Gonzalexx" And I think he's right!

I'll post more updates as I mess around with this thing, but here is that "test" and sketch all completed. You'll see more of this guy in my upcoming mini comic. Talk to you soon!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Art of Jonathan Rector Volume 1 - Video

Hey guys and ladies!

Recorded a quick video for youtube, talking more about the new book, and where to order it from. Talk to you soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Received my Art Book proof in the mail today!

What a great day!

I just received the proof copy of my "The Art of Jonathan Rector" book in the mail today. Turned out fantastic! The guys over at KA-BLAM did a fantastic job, so thanks to you guys! I'll be releasing more information this week for those of you who are interested in picking up a copy for yourself.

Talk to you soon!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Scribbles with Jonathan - Scorpion Mortal Kombat

I can't remember the last time I was really jazzed about an old fighting game, being remade since Street Fighter 4. Mortal Kombat 9 is just around the corner, and I can't wait!

Found some time to mess around, and do a quick Scorpion sketch. Hope you enjoy it, and let me know if your into Mortal Kombat, and have an Xbox 360. Maybe we can play some time!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Would you be interested in instructional videos, dealing with the creation of comic books, as well as anatomy?

Hey everyone!

I plan on making another post sometime soon, dealing with a little more information to this question I'm asking you all.

In a nutshell, I've been tossing the idea around for a little over a year, of having purchasable instructional videos. These videos would cover many different topics. Ranging from anatomy, perspective, and all the way to creating comic books. I plan on making these videos available for download, over an hour at least, and under $20.

What I'm asking from you guys, is to hear some feedback! Is this something anyone would be interested in? I created a poll on the right of the blog for some voting as well.

I should note, that these videos would NOT replace the YouTube/UStream videos. These would all be an addition too those.

Thanks for your feedback and input!