TAKE THE HIT: A weekly review sort of thing I may do from now on

I don’t know what I’m doing.

I think the more you accept that, the more of YOU DO KNOW what you’re doing. How about that fortune cookie logic, huh?

But no really, I think of all times I pull things out of my ass, that sentiment is what works, it’s what inspires, it’s what moves. My one digression is my attention, or deficit there of, and the focus/discipline to seeing things all the way through. I accept that. So many times, these projects of mine, THE WORK, they do get done, because I sit there thinking: “Move you’re fat ass, or you’ll have nothing to complain about later.”

So far so good.

So you may have seen a bit of an article I posted before, on 5 Books and what have you, and thought, “oh now he’s spamming us?” No, it’s not that, but me hitting the trigger, flipping the switches, and poking the monkey in its cage when it comes to this blog and seeing what else I can do with it. I feel at times that this thing is like a Swiss Pocket Knife that i’ve only used the nail file of. There is more to do. ALWAYS.

So I may use this as a weekly sort of report, to all those who subscribe, to some who peruse, and really for myself as a record of where my brain was at certain times. As we’re entering the new year, I want to do MORE, and I think I’ve gotten most of my shit together, ENOUGH, to do it. Kinda. Sorta. Yeah.

At then end of January, I plan a real fucker of a deal: I will quit smoking. After 20 years sucking on Death Sticks (which will be official on my 37th birthday) I’m already a fucking idiot for not quitting sooner, but now that the big 20 coms, its saying “That’s it, you’re done, move on, STOP FUCKING AROUND”

I do want to beat cancer to the punch but thought by now I would be doing it with a cybernetic lung, and/or dolphin implants and/or Big genetic enlightenment or SOME SHIT. But yeah the Big C is still around, I don’t have a jet pack or go to work in a FUCKING MECH, so it seems I will be quitting the old-fashioned way: CRYING AND SCREAMING.

So to combat this and get SOMETHING out of it, I plan to blog. Yes BLOGGING TO QUIT SMOKING. I guess every time I get that delicious thrill for NICK THE TEEN, I’ll take out my iPhone or get in front of one of my computers, and sling some words on a screen here. It’ll be one of the highs I will try to use to replace it, besides, running, SUCKING ON NICOTINE PRODUCTS, and maybe sucking on Robocop’s dick AKA E-CIGs. I’ll post what the spiders under my skin say on here. WISH ME LUCK.


Other than that, I may entertain doing the occasional podcast. I tried before, by myself, but thought I sounded like some sad deserted astronaut, lost in space like an asshole, belting out over the radio waves to anyone, ANYTHING, to listen to him. I did one before which I thought kicked ass, with writer/poet Chris Guillen for while, and I thought that had some cojones to it, but without a partner it’s going to be hard I think. But maybe the nicotine starved brain of mine will be better, at least I’m thinking it will be. Or I’m full of shit and fall into the same hole as before.

I mean what the fuck do I know?

Ah see, I think it’s working. 

One of my favorite images and my desktop

So I may do this every Sunday or so, collected of the week for the morning. Obviously what with the Holidays upon us, it may not be great to start now, but what the hell right?

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5 new comic book series you should start reading now

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Trees – Warren Ellis, Jason Howard Thor – Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman Roche Limit – Michael Moreci, Vic Malhotra Brass Sun – Ian Edginton, I.N.H.

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SKETCHBOOK: Filthy Monkey it plans!

Sketchbook 2014 11Okay folks, so heading into the holiday season, I think I’m going do something totally different: Take some time off away from the blog. It’s not that I don’t work to show or stuff to put up, but right now between Creature and some other projects I have going on, I just can’t do too much with such little time. So Until the new Year I will take some time off the blog and soon everything else, I may bash up some prose and art till then to post, but you guys have a happy holiday and feel free to look through OVER 3000 sketches on this blog anyway if you get bored.

And no worries I’ll be back. Because …. the filthy monkey, IT PLANS.


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SKETCHBOOK: Behind you

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SKETCHBOOK: The worst phrase to come out of Vincent Kuriouser’s mouth EVER…

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SKETCHBOOK: Just stay and be cool

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SKETCHBOOK: About to Throw DOWN!

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SKETCHBOOK: Neolucida Notes and a Mean Look

Sketchbook 2014 11  31Got in on the ground floor with a neolucida , and wasn’t so much disappointed as much as hampered by the thing in my drawing. Goes to show that you can outgrow certain drawing tools.


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SKETCHBOOK: That Grin, Figure reclined

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SKETCHBOOK: In the shade, Figure

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SKETCHBOOK: Finster, Godfrey, Randalf and Elrik are….

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We’re almost at $10,000 and even though we have $3000 to go but whoever gets us over $7000 tonight will get a free 9×12 SKETCH FROM ME of WHATEVER THEY WANT! (Valid only on the success of the Kickstarter and that they do not change there Pledge later!, of course) LET DO THIS! 

RAVENOUS – More than a HUNGER! by Juan Navarro — Kickstarter.

Here are some samples:

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Concept: The Quixotic Owl Bear Bros.

Sketchbook 2014 11  40Since I already posted about Finster yesterday, I decided to just put up the idea behind the ©OWLBEAR BROTHERS on here for people to pursue. Fantasy Comic Concept I was working on of mutated Owlbears, small in stature, but trained in different ways by a Wizard who live a rather peaceful life until the day the Wizard passes and then they must go out into the world for the first time, and find answer to not only his death, but THEIR LIFE.

Pretty Much, in a nutshell, they were Fantasy version of the Ninja Turtles. At one time, I was even going to run them as a comic that existed IN the Dragonbreath universe, something Ridlee always goes and buys. Just fucking META on META, MAN!

The story itself was going to be about them exploring a world their “father” the Wizard protected them from, and finding the fantastical worlds there, while the evil that bought their father down, would hunt them. Yadda yadda yadda. It was going to be a fun series, something I could just let loose on, reminiscent of the old Dragonball Manga and/or Prophet comic now.

This concept came around just from just drawing Owls, really. I was doing some practice, decided to draw wild life for a bit and then went and started drawing random Owls I would find on the internet. Being a D&D junkie this naturally led to Owlbears, which if you don’t know what it they are, here you go.

After I get over the CURRENT projects we have going I will definitely get on this one.

Remember folks if you dig something and want to see more of it, hit me up and let me know. I will get around to it eventually, but if people dig it, I may bring it out of the back burner.

I think I’ll be posting more of this, all this week.

©Juan Navarro 2014, all right reserved
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