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HAPPY BASS-DAY TO ME
2011.DEC.10

Dec. 5, 2011, The Fillmore, San Francisco:

In a marvelous display of good taste and support for the independent artist, Jason Newsted chose to wear a Monstark shirt while onstage with Metallica! Thanks Jason! I'll just consider that an (unwitting) early birthday present...

Kick ass, eh? Photo is from the first of Metallica's four 30th-anniversary shows in SF. See the whole photo set here. Find out about Newsted's current band Papa Wheelie here.

 


 

STORE UPDATE
2011.NOV.2
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My Store has been updated to include all of my new products! Many things are on sale. Lots of my apparel items are deeply discounted, but most are very limited in quantity (and in some cases, style/size). I'll be traveling further for shows next year, and in an effort to travel light I'm paring down the products I'll be offering. So, assist me in a cleansing of the palate, won't you?

If you spend all of your time on Facebook, you can now stay wrapped in its comforting arms and still shop Monstark! I've added a Store link to the Monstark Studios Fan Page.

 


 

INTERVIEW AND FINAL 2011 SHOWS
2011.NOV.2
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AUDIO: I was interviewed on Art of the Red River for their Halloween show! If you'd like to hear (more of) Mark ramblin', stammerin' and generally juiced on coffee, check it out! Hosts Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Mike Dubisch and Wade Zahares, talented artists themselves, provide here some intelligent and thoughtful discussion of my work.

My final shows of the year, APE and the Rivals' Rock and Roll Halloween Show, were so much fun and allowed me to chat with tons of great people and fellow creators. VISIT my Facebook page! SEE the photos and how it all went down! EXPERIENCE my fancily monstrous (monstrously fancy?) Halloween personification of the Monstark!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to my shows this year. What a great time I had.

 


 

NEW PRODUCTS FOR THAT APE
2011.SEP.25

I'll be at APE next weekend! I'm located at table #303, right up the center, near the front. I'm near lots of other amazing talent (Dave Correia, Emonic, Cody Vrosh and Jonathan Wayshak to name but a few) so this will be one marvelous little spot.

I've been busy. Here is a rundown of the new stuff I'll have at this show:

My new mini-comic, Cabravore.

18" x 24" posters of Monster-Boy in his lair.

Two new 8.5" x 11" prints: Finance Monster and Antler Melt.

Greeting/note cards, two sets of three: Food Freaks and Xmas Downers.

New buttons: Hamburger Head.

And...

I've got two shirts in the works, one brand new and one remix (hint: glow in the dark). They are still in production, but I plan to make an update closer to the show, with photos.

One more thing - for APE pickup, the cutoff date to order a Knotted Familiars book with custom sketch is 11:59 PM Tuesday night, (Sept 27). Any orders I receive after that will be shipped (for a couple of bucks extra) after the show.

I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it!

 


 

CABRAVORE
2011.SEP.17

My new mini-comic, Cabravore, has been added to the Store! I whipped this together in the span of a week or two's worth of evenings. It was a good romp to create and a good warm-up to the other comic I'm working on.

I'm preparing at least a few new products right now. These are things I've never offered before. Check back here or on Facebook, or just come out to the upcoming shows and you can see them!

 


 

THE UP-COMING
2011.AUG.29

I've been working on masks and some things of the comics variety which I'll be unveiling at future shows. I'm very excited about the events coming up!

For the remainder of this year, I've got some great shows, including SF Zine Fest and APE. See the sidebar list to the right for details. Next year will see my first furry convention, as well as the first Monstark Studios appearance in Seattle.

I've got a bunch of crazy art now over at my sketchblog, make sure to check it out!

 


 

SKETCHBLOGGERY
2011.MAY.24

I've sort of by accident started a sketchblog. I'll be posting sketches and drawings there on a more or less semi-regular basis. It's getting freaky over there!


Just two more shows before I've got a two-month break. After that, I've got another spurt of shows in the fall, and perhaps some other surprises. Meanwhile, you can Twitter follow or Facebook friend me, and hey, don't forget those new sketches rolling in!

 


 

KNOTTED FAMILIARS
2011.MAR.31

I have added  Knotted Familiars, the new mini prints book (custom sketch on cover included), to the store! check it out!

These are very limited in quantity right now, and priority is given to those picking up this item in person at WonderCon.

UPDATE: These are now available to order at any time, via mail or convention pickup.

 


 

NEW SHOWS 'N' STUFF
2011.MAR.2
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It's a busy year and getting busier still for your friendly neighborhood monster-boy. I have ever more shows lined up this year, along with some new products and a lot more stuff in the works. I'll give you a quick rundown:

I am exhibiting at WonderCon 2011. I'll be at Artist's Alley table #055 (back right corner of the building, about the 6th row from the side wall). Look for my new monster-face banner! It's rather large.

I've also got some new products! For Wondercon, I'm debuting a toothy new print, some new shirts (including two full color designs), and one special item which I'll describe later.

Here's the new print:


I have a few other shows coming up in April and May, as well. Those would be the brand-new Decepti-Kon (April 16-17, Sacramento), Big Wow Comic Fest (May 21-22, San Jose), and Fanime (May 27-29, San Jose).

If you saw me at one of my recent shows (the San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show and Sac-Con), thanks for your support! You guys were great, and I've already made plans to return later in the year.

If you're attending any of the upcoming shows, do come by and say hello. The wolfy monster head and I would love to have a chat with you.

 


 

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