Rocket Rabbit

Nuclear powered engine of comedy and destruction, and the star of my self-published comics

Oct 222017
 
Maverix Studios: 1995-2011

Late 1996, I resigned from Colossal Pictures, the only full time staff position I’d ever had. By then I’d been working in animation for 15 years, but recent job disasters had soured me to the industry, and I was unsure what to do next. After traveling for a few months, I’d decided to focus on the enjoyable aspects of being a cartoonist [READ MORE…]

Robo-Brawl

 Posted by on August 29, 2017  Comics, Drawings, Projects  Tagged with:
Aug 292017
 
Robo-Brawl

One of the first colour images I ever drew of Rocket Rabbit was of being chased by a big blue robot, who came to be called THE BLUDGEONATOR. Although that image became the cover for my first ever Rocket Rabbit comic book, I never drew any continuity for this robotic showdown back then, but I’m roughing out the story of [READ MORE…]

The Year Of The Rabbit

 Posted by on October 18, 2016  Comics, Lefties, Projects  Tagged with:
Oct 182016
 
The Year Of The Rabbit

Since 2001 or so, I’ve occasionally published silly comics about ROCKET & PROFESSOR, but I’ve doodled the characters even longer than that. The few comics I’ve actually completed belie the fact that I’m always drawing the characters, and thumbnailing & planning stories. Real life sometimes got in the way of following through, but lately I’ve been trying to assemble a [READ MORE…]

Feb 272011
 
Rocket Rabbit Collection

For the EMERALD CITY convention in Seattle this week, I have a “new” book to sell; a 56 page collection of all the Rocket Rabbit stories that I’ve published so far. KENESS has really come through with yet another fantastic print job. At 8.25×10.5 inches, this format is much bigger than any of the earlier Rocket Rabbit books and the [READ MORE…]

Year of the RABBIT

 Posted by on February 7, 2011  Updates  Tagged with:
Feb 072011
 
Year of the RABBIT

Gung Hay Fat Choy, everybody! In the chinese zodiac, 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. Coincidentally, it is also the 10th year of my self-publishing efforts, which started with Rocket Rabbit back at Comic Con in 2001. If I can find enough spare time, I intend to publish an anniversary ROCKET RABBIT edition (collecting old stories plus new material) [READ MORE…]

Oct 142010
 
Ape 2010: Table #108

I just bought some portable lightweight stands to hang my CONVENTION BANNERS from. It was a bit of an intelligence test trying to figure out how they work but I prevailed and will use them for the first time at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) this weekend. Mostly these book-shows and conventions provide a backboard behind the exhibitor spaces to [READ MORE…]

Book Plans

 Posted by on September 30, 2010  Comics, Drawings  Tagged with:
Sep 302010
 
Book Plans

Lately, I’ve been planning my self-published books for next year. 2011 will mark the 10th year of my self-publishing efforts, which began at Comic Con 2001, when I exhibited for the very first time (sharing a table with Bosco Ng and Derek Thompson). Although there has been a steady flow of comics and minis in the interim, my output of [READ MORE…]

Rocket Rabbit Prototype

 Posted by on April 14, 2008  Doodling, Drawings  Tagged with:
Apr 142008
 
Rocket Rabbit Prototype

These are some sketches from when I was trying to figure out what Rocket Rabbit looks like. They must be from around 10 years ago. I have some even earlier doodles some place but I can’t lay my hands on them at present. I will post them when they turn up.

Thrust Monkey

 Posted by on March 9, 2008  Comics, Drawings  Tagged with:
Mar 092008
 
Thrust Monkey

When I am doodling away on my self-published comics, I can really disappear up my own creative tail-pipe on the preparations sometimes. I may spend days and days designing a character who only appears in one or two panels, drawing pages and pages of thumbnail sketches, and spending hours and hours thinking up names and back-stories and all that stuff…. [READ MORE…]