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Master Roach

7 Oct

Roaches Schmitt Webcomic
Master Roach ponders the imponderables atop the mystical Mount Frigidaire.

The new and updated art style for these mean little buggers is complete. They have gone from “rubber-tube” arms to segmented joints. The eyes are still Lil’ Orphan Annie – a personal preference because creepy stuff like that is hilarious to me. Also, I’ve taken to shading these dudes.

There is more updated artwork in the Animated section of this blog that shows much more of the new roach designs in a 360 turn-around format. The arm and leg segments, claws, wings and antennae are much more detailed in this new version of the art.

Now, a look at the “classic” underground comics style of Roaches from the book…

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.
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Summit City Comic Con

21 Mar

Summit City Comic Con 2012It’s time for some really great news…. I’m very happy to announce that my self-publishing effort, Gargantuan Media, has been confirmed for Summit City Comic Con in Fort Wayne on May 12th 2012. Summit City is a HUGE Con with hundreds of creators. This a big development for Roaches, Gargantuan Media and myself as guy who made his first comic in 6th grade and has been into underground comics since junior high.

Summit City is being held on Saturday May 12th 2012 at the Grand Wayne Center at 120 West Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802. Tickets are only $10, kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets are on sale right now. Get your tickets and come see me in Artist’s Alley. I am in the first row of booths at A13 will be armed with freebies for you guys and I will sketch any character from any series as a roach for only $10 bucks American!

This is my biggest con to date and I will be loaded up with Roaches, posters and maybe even some new mini-comics. I’ll also autograph books, new posters and custom merchandise with purchase. Come and get art and books from an Indiana artist at an Indiana comic con whydontcha already?

Roaches Books Comics Graphic Novels
The Gargantuan Media table is loaded for war – a war on “lame” that is.

Above is a look at my current table set-up for comic cons. As you can see, it’s flipping loaded. I’ve got Roaches books, flyers and six kinds of bookmarks, plus stickers for the comic con going public. My goal going forward is to have something for everyone – kids, hipsters, parents and teens.

Lemming Island by Gargantuan Media   Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Roaches on Smack Jeeves

30 May

Roaches on Smack Jeeves.

Huzzah! The word of the Grand Roach is manifesting in antennae bearing shapes and sizes beyond number. Truly, the time of the Roach is at hand. What more proof do you need than knowing that Roaches: A Graphic Novel is now available on Smack Jeeves Web Comic Hosting.

Commence your de-education. ASAP. Make that: faster than ASAP!

Lemming Island by Gargantuan Media   Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Vinnie Van Roach/Music

29 Apr

Vinnie Van Roach in Roachville.

Did you spot what Vinnie van Roach did wrong in the page above, human…? That’s right! Vinnie didn’t brutally murder his critics! Oh, Vinnie when will you ever learn? Roachicide solves everything and never ever has serious consequences! Wake up already, meathead.

Music.

Music. The splendid, soulful muse! More on this particular topic is available later in this web comic.

Also, the human band, Electrocute, referenced above released the frickin’ excellent yet also bizarre record A Tribute To Your Taste in 2002 that sounds nothing like a bug singin’ about beans.

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Denial/Return of Doom Belt

27 Apr

Denial, A River In Spain.

Denial is one of the strongest bargaining stratagems that our proud, noble and not at all untrustworthy species possesses. You must agreed not that you witnessed for yourself, worthless human, our mighty weapon at work.

A-Ha!! We are quite unstoppable.

Now, witness the bold spectacle of battle between two formidable forces!

True Doomsters do it with ragin' existential angst!

Lemming Island by Gargantuan Media   Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Excuses/Egomania

23 Apr

Ubet-cha!

Excude a powerful smoke-screen thereby obscuring thine own shameful thorax! This is a timeless lesson for bugs of all ages.

Lesson Two: clear communication with your audience is very important.

Egomania.

Did you spot what the roaches in the above cartoon strip did wrong? Thats’s right! Not one of them licked the boots clean of their particular industry or performed vile sexual favors for promotions or in order to keep their jobs. No wonder they failed! Duh!!!

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Phobias/Wrasslin’

21 Apr

Phobias

Have you ever been afraid of stuff? Stuff like everything? In this strip, our heroine sure is.

Wrasslin

The battle for supreme supremacy is constant and all important.

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Pride/Truth

20 Apr

Pride

Popular music, outside of the era it is created in, sounds terrible. Examples include: Bee Gees, Backstreet Boys, disco and techno to name a few.

Truthiness

Truthishly? We should just listen to whatever any one in a position of power and accept what they say without question.

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Bugism/Phones

18 Apr

Roach Pride!

How come every loudmouth tells you how proud he is about his race/species/team/vehicle. Big deal numb nut! Why don;t you save all that hot air for someone with a similarly low IQ?

Roach out and touch someone.

“Phony” is a word that indicates deception. It’s funny that technology can’t make us better liars.

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.