Sunday, December 12, 2010

Goblins and an Octopus

It's been a long time since i've done any sketch cards so i thought i'd do a few. I decided to take a crack at some Spidey villains. More to come.

These are a little less "cute" then my previous ones. I'm not sure if i like it or not. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

If you're interested in purchasing any of these shoot me an email at mjkaufenberg(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stuntman Studios

My upcoming website.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Big Ole

Alexandria, Minnesota's awesome mascot, Big Ole.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cap'n Crunch WIP

I love that Quaker Oats is currently using the old vintage style of Cap'n Crunch for their cereal boxes. I hope this trend continues!

In honor of that, i thought i'd do a drawing of him. Here's a small preview.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Barnum B. Braun

Done for the Veer contest over at

Thursday, September 30, 2010


After drawing Popeye i had to draw his archenemy Bluto. I also threw in a little reference to my favorite Popeye cartoon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jacques Cousteau WIP

Working on a self-promotional postcard using the new style i've been doing lately.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Big Boa

The 4th and final piece of the "Cobra the Enemy" series (for now). Picking the 4th one was hard. I mulled over many of my favorites as well as fan-favorites like Zartan and Firefly, and then i remembered Big Boa.

Big Boa was one my first first GI Joe figures and he's remained a favorite throughout the years. His mask and removable boxing gloves are just too cool!

I wonder what he looks like under that mask...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Big Boa WIP

The last "Cobra the Enemy" character for the series. Big Boa was always one of my favorite action figures...probably because he came with boxing gloves. Well that, and his cool helmet of course.

Done in Sketchbook Pro.

And don't worry...i do have a Dreadnoks series planned so you'll see Zartan there.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Storm Shadow in Progress

Done in Sketchbook Pro. I'm really excited to render this one!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Seems this is the culprit responsible for making Skeletor cry...

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Of course i had to draw Skeletor in this style...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This is going to be part of a bigger piece that includes the Trap Jaw i just did. Who doesn't love Beastman?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Trap Jaw

One of my favorite characters from the toyline. I was fortunate enough to find one at a garage sale this past weekend along with a bunch of other cool comic-related stuff. I'll post more about those soon.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mr. Sandman

 Dr. Garrett Sanford - The 70's Sandman. Inspired by this week's Twart.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Doc Savage - The Squeaking Goblin

I've started collecting old Doc Savage novels and i'm currently reading #35, "The Squeaking Goblin."

I thought it would be fun to draw a character from each book as i'm reading them so here's the first entry. I really enjoyed drawing in this style.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Addams Family - Gomez

I was doing some sketching tonight just for the fun of it and eventually it turned into something that looked like Gomez from The Addams Family. I enjoyed it so much i decided to do an Addams Family theme for this month. It won't be everyday but at least it's something!

I think i'm going to keep them at this smaller size. I do my sketching in Sketchbook Pro and i zoom WAYYY in so my sketches are always pretty small. Normally i'd bring them into photoshop and enlarge them for inking but i think i'm just going to leave them as tiny sketches.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts. We had some water in our basement friday (here in my office) so i haven't been able to even use this room. I think i'm going to stop with the illustration project this month. I've missed a lot of days and things just seem to keep getting in the way.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yaksquatch Vinyl Toy Design

No illustration for today but i thought i'd share this with you. I have an old dunny toy laying around that i've been wanting to customize so here's the design for it...good ol' Yaksquatch. I'm also going to sculpt a skateboard to go with him.

I'm still tweaking the design a bit so i'll update this image as i go.

Missing in Action

I've missed a few days but i'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 14 - Invincible

Of course i had to do Invincible himself...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 13 - The Immortal

Something a little different today. I'm really in an Invincible (by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley) mood so i thought i'd draw up the Immortal. He was fun.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 12 - Sigmund Safari

A full color one today since i took the weekend off.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Right now my creativity is absolutely zapped. i'll be back on monday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 6 and 7

Here is yesterday's sketch along with today's. I decided to stop doing the playing card design since it was taking to much time and i wanted these to be simple and fast. Instead i'll be doing just head shots and adding one or two colors to them. I think these are my favorite so far.

So here is Stuie Stuntman and Larry Lumberjack. Enjoy!


I was working on a little project yesterday (turning an old water ski into a longboard) and when i was done i fell asleep and forgot to finish up my illustration for the day. I'll post that soon so there will be two coming today.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 4 - Carl Commando

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 3 - Sammy Swashbuckle

Or as i like to call him...Shammy Shwashbuckle.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 1 - Lenny Lonestar

Here is the first entry for July's project. I decided to do 31 head sketches and turn them into a set of cards in the vein of Crazy Eights and Old Maid. I always loved the goofy characters from those games.

I'm doing them all on sketch cards and they're only going to be in black and white for now but after i finish them i might throw some color (and design) on them and print them up as a deck of cards. We'll see.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Illustration Project

Just wanted to let everyone know that a new Illustration-a-Day project will be starting tomorrow so be on the lookout!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hey peeps, sorry about the lack of posts here lately. I've been busy with a comic strip for the local baseball team. It's called Li'l Ringo and is based on their mascot. You can check it out at

(This was the test image i did for them, the actual comic looks a little different).

I think i might do an illustration-a-day project in July so stay tuned for more info on that.

Lastly, i know everyone has probably forgotten about the March of the Monsters book haha but i AM still working on it when i can and will hopefully have a proof soon. Designing a book and laying it out has been a lot harder than i thought (especially since i always need everything to look perfect before i'm happy with it). I'll keep you all updated on it's progress.


Thursday, June 3, 2010


Well as you can see there's no Illustration project for June either. Things have been really hectic and my wife and i are currently looking for a new place to rent so we'll also be moving soon. I'm also doing a comic strip for the local baseball team here so that's taking up a lot of my time. If i can, i'll post some of that here.

I'm still working on getting the March book out and i should have some updates on that soon. I'm hoping to have it done by mid-june if my schedule permits it. Thanks for all the support!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

No Illustration-a-Day Project in May

I really wanted to do another illustration project this month but i just don't have the time for it. Between getting ready for Spring Con, putting the March of the Monsters book together, and working on freelance projects, this month is going to be pretty busy.

I'm hoping to do another one soon though (possibly June or July).

Also, like i mention above, i'm still working on the March of the Monsters book and will hopefully have that finished in the next two or three weeks. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Here is a glimpse at the logo i created to go along with the comic that will be in the book.

Yaksquatch and Emily

A sneak peek at some of the extra content for the March of the Monsters book. This is part of a 4-panel comic. I don't think i'll post the actual comic until the book's been out for awhile.