Monday, December 7, 2009

Try to Play Nice



Well, I hope everyone found something nice in their shoes.

Here are a couple recent Zita illustrations. I'm really working these days on web material, and trying to get the old ZitaSpacegirl.com website back up, as well as plugging along on the second book. Ultimately I'm hoping to get some webcomics back up online!

In the comments section of the last post I mentioned my "dream" of robbing the pogo stick store. I just want to make clear that this was meant in jest I WOULD NEVER ROB THE POGO STICK STORE EVEN IF I KNEW WHERE IT WAS. I just really like the idea of robbing a place like that because you don't need a getaway car, you know? There's a Juggling store in Winchester that I sometimes think about robbing.

16 comments:

Ry Guy said...

Pogo stick stores are so over-insured it's not even funny. If you ever happen across a pogo stick store, I say go ahead and rob it. It's practically a victimless crime.

Ben Hatke said...

Yeah. They'll probably bounce right back.

(um... Mike Hichborn appeared and whispered that in my ear)

j'aime said...

i completely forgot about st. nicholas day! isn't that awful?! i need to get on the ball.

Ben Hatke said...

If by "get on the ball" you mean "buy me a bowling ball for Christmas" then I concur!

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Margaret Perry said...

i love these. yay zita!

Tim said...

Oh, I would totally rob a juggling store. The only thing stopping me is I know I would be compelled to steal the flaming juggling pins to try them out and the detectives investigating the case would only have to visit the hospital burn unit to find and arrest me.

mike said...

those zita illos are SO GREAT.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks guys! I've been spending the morning trying to finish the colors on the BIG WRAPAROUND COVER.

I'll do a post on covers soon. My original concepts were pretty simple graphically, but this final cover has ended up being a pretty complex and detailed illustration. I'll be glad when it's done!

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ambera said...

Hey Ben,
Love your work!! Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog, it's nice to discover your art here, wonderful stuff! :D
Cheers,
Ambera

Ben Hatke said...

Woo! Thanks Ambera! Keep up the good work yourself.

J. Jackson said...

I'm definitely buying a copy of "Zita the Spacegirl" when it comes out...it looks amazing.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks! I'm still getting the Zita site together, but hopefully there will be some webcomics between now and the release of the book.

Cor Mariae said...

I laughed So Hard when I read your posts about robbing a pogo store and then your disclaimer...one of the reasons I like reading your blog is because you are amazingly hilarious. ;D ;D