Monday, December 10, 2007

"Chuckmo the Octopus Releases his First Record"


You should ALWAYS read a contract before you sign it, or else you might have to go on Carson Daly's show.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"ROAD TRIP: Erin and Colleen eat a lot of shampoo"


Kind of like a Hunter S. Thompson novel, only retarded.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

"A clownfish, a butterflyfish and a bullshark sharing pizza"


It wasn't easy getting Papa John's to deliver to the ocean.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I fully acknowledge the irony that I ended the last post with "I'll be here all week"

And now it's a month later. Anyway, I've got an update for you.

Due to circumstances more or less within my control, I am not accepting any more index card orders for the time being. Due to circumstances sort of but not really within my control, I have had to take some time off from the drawing racket. I have a good deal of cards in my queue, and I will most likely be working on those for the remainder of the year.

However!

I will begin semi-regular updates as two weeks from now, as I work through the backlog I've accumulated. Once I'm more or less caught up, I will resume orders and things will continue as normal. I am also considering adding a crayon-free black and white option, which would be a bit cheaper than the standard choice.

Those of you who have yet to receive cards I've posted, I apologize for the delay in shipping. Be assured that I fully intend to fulfill my originally stated promise to fill all orders within five months, but no longer stand by my claim that "it'll probably be more like one or two months."

Thanks to everyone who has participated in and enjoyed, or at least not hated, this here little project of mine.

Beats,

Joe Mathlete

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

"Osama Bin Loiterin'"


This scenario is highly implausible, of course... It assumes that the U.S. military is actually trying to find Bin Laden in the first place. (pause for laughter, applause)

Thank you, ladies and germs, I'll be here all week.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

"Joe Mathlete's dad is my boss"


I come from a long line of piglet bathers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Cat Scratch Fervor"


Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Monday, September 17, 2007

"Dennis Kucinich can too be president"


He was this close to just having his wife run in his place.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Four girls jumping naked from a railing into the Caribbean Sea"


The Caribbean Sea just sits there all day, waiting for something like this to happen.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

"Frank the Zombie enjoys the county fair and his new top hat"


If we'd just have more county fairs, America wouldn't have nearly as bad a zombie problem. Instead, I can't go outside at night without at least two friends and three shotguns. Thanks a lot, President Bush!

(I screwed up this one's title a bit when I was writing it on the card... The actual requested phrase is above. "Oops!")

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

"Picasso's Guernica, featuring Marmaduke"

Take THAT, Picasso's Guernica!

(Hey, look at that... Two cards in a row featuring Marmaduke, and two cards in a row that I had to do research for)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

"Marmaduke eating those damn 'Love Is' kids"


I had never actually seen the 'Love Is' comic strip before I got this request. It's absolutely horrifying.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

"Check out Dr. Jana's big brain!"


Finally they have proof that it's not just a big skull with a normal-sized brain inside.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"Dave playing his drumkit on his 26th birthday"


"Happy Birthday" is in waltz time, usually at a very slow tempo... Not impossible to rock out to, but difficult nonetheless. Easier if you're whatever creature Dave there is, with the four arms and all.

Monday, August 20, 2007

"Jenn blows out the bacon-based candles on her birthday cake. Which is also bacon-based"


I am more or less certain that Jenn is not an Orthodox Jew. If she is, she's possibly the worst ever.

Friday, August 17, 2007

"Elvis buys a taco"


They had the good sense to set this stand up right next to Graceland. Niche marketing at its most devious.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Beyond the call of duty"



Blend-Ola industrial-size blender: $16,000
Bag of intestines: $45
Black market shopping spree at the San Diego Zoo: $56,000
DIY hot dogs: probably a bad idea

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hey, lookit! I'm in a newspaper!

And, more specifically, this project/site/web blog is in a newspaper.

"Custom art for less than $20," by Jay Cridlin (St. Petersburg Times)

Check it, dexter. And check back next week for another batch of cards; if you've ever wanted to see how hotdogs are made, you're going to be very pleased.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Skooshka Buschka"


After a great deal of painstaking research turned up absolutely no information whatsoever what the words "Skooshka Buschka" might mean, I was forced to assume that it was a character from Russian folklore. And naturally, like most characters from Russian folklore (according to the Cold War-era kids' encyclopedias I inherited from my dad), Skooshka Buschka is a grotesque witch-troll who steals children.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Anne and Steven visit Ireland"


In case you're wondering, the car is both powered and steered by blarney.

Monday, July 23, 2007

"Ara and Darth Vader sharing some birthday cake"


Attention Star Wars enthusiasts: if I did not get Darth Vader's costume right, I don't want to hear about it (though I will say this: I already know that he doesn't normally wear a party hat on top of his helmet).

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

"Brian and Brad enjoy some delicious ham"


Ham so delicious it's constantly exploding.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"Shanna loves her cats, Princess & Trenton"


Although I'm not entirely sure she understands HOW to love them all that well.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

"A Polish Sausage Wearing Lederhosen"


... just totally minding its own business, without a care in the world.

"three guys at a table eating mozzerella sticks"


See kids? Who says you need drugs to have a rockin' good time?

"Osama Bin Audited"


All he has left is a few flies, and even those are apparently going away now.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Monkeys taking over the world"


I have no idea why destroying Paris is so central to their plans. We should figure that out soon, though, to make sure this never comes to be.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"A cosmic duck race"


I continue catching up on previously-placed orders with one of my all-time favorite requests. This is maybe the only thing in the world better than a regular duck race.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Holy crap I am so taking orders again

Things are still gonna be somewhat rocky for a little while; I just moved and have no internet access at home at the moment, and am still depending on the kindness of strangers for use of a scanner, but things are slowly beginning to settle down. My mailing situation is stabilizing, and it looks like I'm ready to start this whole shebang up again. Huzzah, right?

I did a minor revamp of the old order form page... You might notice a couple of slight differences, noticeably the price ($11.99). It's true that this is a rather significant increase over what it was when I stopped taking orders last month ($5.99), but it reflects both how much I genuinely think they're worth when you factor in how much time I put into each one and general awesomeness, and also how much I hope I don't get inundated with bajillions of requests. I'm working on developing a way to get 36 hours out of every day, though, so stay tuned.

Click here to read the specifics and get a card of your own, if you like. Remember to read the fine print on the order page before ordering, on account of I said so.

I've got a post office guy to help me with post office stuff now, too, so things will likely be far less moronic in that sense in the future. Can I get a hell yeah. Thank you.

Beats,

Joe Mathlete

"Skunky boozin' with Unkie"


Unkie is a bad influence and there's no two ways about it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

"a handsome man with a shaved head overcooks spaghetti"


Remember: handsome is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, the beholder is the man with the shaved head, who happens to be incredibly vain.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"a wizard f&#king a unicorn"


Don't worry, it's consensual. The unicorn's just not in the mood.

"A princess makes Triscuit Surprises"


I'm sorry that I ruined the surprise of Triscuit Surprises by showing the ingredients here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"Osama Bin Bloggin'"


I've never actually heard My Chemical Romance, but I saw a picture once and I'm reasonably sure they are not the new Queen. Not a single moustache among them.

"a giant anteater drowns his sorrows at the bar alone after being laid off by the box factory"



After a couple more drinks he starts yelling at the bartender for not having little bowls full of ants to go along with the bar nuts.

"a very short vacation"

Ha! That's rich. Hey, think of it this way: on a geological scale that was barely a blink of an eye. Everything's relative.

Anyway, I'm back in action now. Expect something resembling an order form to go up Monday evening. Also, if you haven't received your card yet even though I've drawn it and posted the picture on this blog, that's because, uh, I haven't mailed it. I realized a little while ago that I've just kind of been sitting on a lot of these for awhile rather than post office-ing them (metaphorically, not literally... they're in a little box, not under my ass). That'll be all different and stuff sooner than later.

In other news, today I had a hot dog for lunch and it was just okay.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

This blog is going on a very short vacation

For just like a day or two, on account of my scanner being fucked up. I will figure out a solution very soon in the form of fixing, purchasing, borrowing, stealing, or some combination thereof.

In unrelated news (other than, y'know, it has to do with me drawing index cards), I will resume taking orders on Monday, June 11, the Yeare of our Lorde 2007; mark your calendars and start thinking of what you would like to have immortalized on a 3x5 inch piece of cardstock.

Monday, May 14, 2007

"Me and you with kangaroos, partying like it's 1999"


God, that looks like an awesome party. Other than the 1999 music.

"A hippo, wearing kelly green Chucks and a paper hat, playing the violin"


I wonder if he's playing "Slow Ride."

Just kidding. Of COURSE he's playing "Slow Ride."

Sunday, May 13, 2007

"'Go Texan' day as celebrated by a New York law firm"



Being from Texas myself, I am incredibly upset at all of this, especially how wrong they got our flag.

Incidentally, I've noticed everyone from Texas (myself included) is intensely proud of being from Texas, even if they hate actually living in Texas. It's awesome and bizarre.

"The meaning of life"


You asked for it.

"a dog that thinks he is a person and also dresses like a dockworker from the 1930s"



Where did he get that outfit?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

"Me not getting laid again"


This one was sort of ambiguous. In response to the "What would you like Joe Mathlete to draw for you on an index card?" he put "Me not getting laid again." I wasn't 100% sure who the "me" referred to... Me-me, or him-me? It was a tough call, but I eventually went with depicting someone else.... If I had drawn me-me not getting laid again, the picture would have been a duckling at a desk coloring furiously, a wastebasket overflowing with crumpled index cards next to his feet, with a thought bubble saying "I'm so clever!"

But I drew this instead.

"Wimpie the Bulldog"


I like Wimpie. Don't you like Wimpie? I like Wimpie. How could anyone not like Wimpie? Look at him. He is great. Just look at him.

I like Wimpie.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

"The folly of life."


Of course, if pigs actually could talk then bacon lovers would probably see their side of things a lot more easily, but you get my drift.

"What the f@#k did that penguin eat for lunch?"


I'm not telling, but I'm reasonably sure it wasn't just krill.

"Sarah and Ameera: awesome long distance friendship"


Doesn't get much more awesome than knock knock jokes.

"a little girl smoking a cigarette"



She looks rather grim... You think a little girl smoking a cigarette would be having a lot more fun with it.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Stuff from that art show I was in, part one

So I got to be a part of this thing where a bunch of folks made art on 6" x 8" pieces of cardboard. It was fun. I did pretty much my standard Sharpies and Crayolas routine, but got to think everything up myself, so in that sense I guess it counts as a stretch. Also the drawings were, y'know, bigger. And on a brown background, not a white one. Artistic growth is rad.

I'll return with the regular stuff soon, but I figured I'd put these up 'cuz why not. I'm almost ready to start taking requests/orders again (next week I should be all caught up); thanks for your patience, those of you who are still waiting for your Jabba the Hut pooping out Willard Scott's grandma or whatever.

"BEAR VS. DUCK"


"KNOW YOUR PORK"


"SO IT GOES" (drew this the day I found out Kurt Vonnegut died. He was good at books)


"NOTHING PERSONAL, JUST BUSINESS" (almost went with "FUCK THA POLICE")