The Whelk – John Leavitt

April 28, 2010

Working with the Wacom

Filed under: Other, Unwanted Illustration — John Leavitt @ 2:04 pm


April 24, 2010

Thanks Howard

Filed under: Published Cartoons, Unwanted Illustration — John Leavitt @ 11:48 pm

So guys I totally made this comic a while ago

April 23, 2010

I Should Be Working, People

Filed under: Other — John Leavitt @ 2:41 pm

April 21, 2010

Inside jokes are the best jokes

Filed under: Other, Words — John Leavitt @ 9:36 pm

Giving this away to anyone who wants s shirt or button or or or …just take it.

April 15, 2010

Things My Mom Makes.

Filed under: Other, Other People's Stuff — John Leavitt @ 11:44 am

Shoot me an e-mail if you want one.

A Year In Matchbooks

Filed under: Comics — John Leavitt @ 12:21 am

April 14, 2010


Filed under: Other, Other People's Stuff, Words — John Leavitt @ 1:35 pm

Prayer for Logging Into The Internet (i am not even kidding a little)

April 13, 2010


Filed under: Scenes From Nonexistent Novels — John Leavitt @ 11:29 pm

During a brief time in my childhood I lived in a cut up old Victorian in Port Reading NJ. One house, three families. We had the highest floor and due to the cutting up, it had some strange features. You had to go up a flight of stairs, down a hallway, and up another flight to get to our apartment, the kitchen was super-tiny and had a twisting shared staircase down to the basement, and there was this odd little foyer separating our apartment from the hallway. A set of double doors with a shallow coat closet.

So that’s the scene. now I’m like …8 or something and pottering around the house cause I beat Zelda like 3 or 10 times already and I’d read all my books and I’m just wandering out looking for something to momentarily fascinate me when I come to this coat closet. I start rummaging around when I see some light at the bottom. Faint light, but it’s there. Feeling around, it looks like the wall of the closet doesn’t hit the floor. In fact the “wall” is just some painted balsa-wood or something. I can feel the nails and then, cause again I was bored, I grab a hammer and start removing them.

Pop! Pop! Pop! I drag a chair in to get the top ones. Pop! Pop! Pop! The false wall falls back and nearly knocks me off my chair. I look up and there is

a staircase.

Now, since like half the books I had already read were mystery books, I basically EXPLODED. I run UP that motherfucker and find the unused finished attic. It was clearly supposed to be a studio apartment or something at one point, but I guess they couldn’t sell it as such so they just covered it up, which explains the odd foyer before our apartment and the shallow closet. I am ….overjoyed. It’s a SECRET ROOM that is MINE cause I FOUND IT and I don’t wanna share a room with Ryan and FINDERS KEEPERS. I move a mattress up there, my B&W TV and my NES, and all my books.Maybe there was more things! Another secret passageway or staircase! Like in CLUE!

Then I find out the reason why the attic apartment was sealed up. There were only three small windows, and in the summer it would reach pass-out temperatures. Also, the local fire siren? The big air-raid one? Level with those windows. After Cat decided that peeing in random corners of the attic was the most fun thing ever, I pretty much stopped using it as a room and it slowly reverted to a catch-all pile of Christmas decorations and clothes we are totally going to donate to goodwill someday. But for one brief lazy afternoon, I actually got to be a Daring Boy Adventurer without being kidnapped by bandits or ghosts. Suck on that Coraline!
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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Filed under: Unpublished Cartoons — Tags: — John Leavitt @ 9:05 am

April 8, 2010


Filed under: Unwanted Illustration — John Leavitt @ 2:11 pm

This is a drawing of groovy internet dude KlangKlangston (AKA, Josh) Who had a nasty fall on his bike and broke a bunch of stuff and cause he’s a groovy internet artist, has no health insurance. Ouch. Check out his recovery and his neat art/ photos here.

April 7, 2010

Himalayan Hulk

Filed under: Other People's Stuff — John Leavitt @ 12:03 pm

The wild pop art of Tibetan artist Gade transforms famous superheroes into mandalas and religious icons. If you ever wanted to see Batman as a Buddha, this here’s your huckleberry

-Thanks Artw!

Two Of Wands!!

Filed under: Other People's Stuff, Published Cartoons, Unwanted Illustration — John Leavitt @ 11:34 am

So …this is an illustration I Did for the SUPER PUNCH TAROT , a project by John Struan to create a Tarot deck from a whole slew of awesome artists. There’s tons, TONS of awesome stuff there. Check it out.

Some of my faves:

The Tower

Four Of Wands
Queen Of Swords

More awesome Tarot stuff form Tom Blunt and Greg Erskine – Arcanelogue

April 1, 2010

Rarely does my love of primary source meet my love of gift shops

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