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Three Mile Pilot/Dabbers show flyer

This one was pretty fun for me to work on, especially coloring it. Inspired by the name, of course, I had to draw a pilot in a plane.

Dabbers poster with three mile pilot

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Craft & Draft Holiday Bazaar – coming soon!

In about one month, on Sunday, December 13th, Blind Lady Alehouse will be hosting their Craft & Draft Holiday Bazaar. Featuring a handful of local artists selling goodies for gifting or treating yourself, this should be a super fun event!

I am gearing up some super sweet merchandise – brand new pocket mirrors (eep!), new magnets and pins, prints of the most popular pieces from my show in September (like Possum below), and more original art.

Mark your calendars – hope to see you there!!

Here is “Ol’ Possum” from my Instagram:

Ol Possum by Shelby Gubba

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workin’ on stuff

workin' on stuff

Trying to draw a little every night, to get better at using this tablet. It’s difficult, like scratching your head and rubbing your belly. Very counterintuitive, and as such, progress is slow. Tonights little doodle is a squishy gnocchi vampire bat guy.

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Tragedy of the Pond Dweller – animated!

My first attempt at animating one of my comics. This is from “Tragedy of the Pond Dweller” which I first released in a mini-comic in 2007, Pigeon Toad Comics.

Just a little experiment with this new medium. I’ve always wanted to do little animations of my characters, and when Instagram released the video feature (15 seconds max) on Thursday, I thought about trying this out.

The jist of this little comic is that the frog has waited and waited and to no avail. Not a fly in sight to eat, he dies on the pond. Or does he…?

Anyway, enjoy! Hope to bring many more of these soon. They are very addicting to make!

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A Penny A Pop

Whenever I am feeling anxious about something, I draw really, really small. Leetle leezards are so leetle. Using a Micron 005 does the job pretty well, but I was just thinking, I would like to try a 003 or smaller, do those exist?A Penny A Pop

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Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

This is a progress shot of the comission piece I did in the fall. I never revealed the entire piece, but I decided I will slowly show you…bits and pieces! It’s especially fun to see the progress photos because you can see how I would focus on just doodles and then color and then back to doodles. More to come.

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And that’s a wrap!

About to mail off the final commission piece. Very happy. I’ve tried counting the characters a few times, but there are so many I keep losing count. I am at least in the 600’s, because after only going 1 inch across, all the way from top to bottom I was at 100…and the entire piece is 16″ x 20″. Everything from notebooks to corndogs to lasagna noodles to several lizard monsters…I think I have covered “stuff kids like”, which is what I would google during moments of mental blockage. 

I will be posting pictures soon, but would like to let the person who commissioned this piece enjoy and share it with his children first before I post it all over the inter-web. Seems like the right thing to do.

One thing I especially enjoyed about this was that I was able to incorporate his children’s names into the piece. I really wanted to cater this to his kids, using imagery they would like (pizza and monsters was top of the list), and let them enjoy all the little details for years to come. I also wanted to place a little imagery that they might not understand, so that it would capture a generation of “lost” things, like floppy discs, VHS tapes, and the sunday newspaper. I figure by the time these kids are in their teens, those things will be as antiquated as the horse-drawn carriage is now. It may seem silly, but I kind of wanted to pay homage to things like newspapers and put them next to the new technology like an  iPad, with the two characters glaring at each other. Maybe a little incomprehensible to kids right now, but I hope they will appreciate it as they grow older and can notice new things every day.

Pictures soon! 

And as always, if you are interested in any original art, big or small (and trust me, I can do small!), please just send me an email with some basic ideas and we can get started! 




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