So, becoming a teacher has swallowed nearly all of any spare time I thought I had and I can’t apologize enough for that. I hope you folks are still out there and if you are, know that Mangled Studios luvs ya!
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Guess who’s going to Capital City Comic Con in Austin, TX July 11-13th? We’ll give you time to mull it over… there’s no rush… we can wait… (hint: there’ll be new prints available for this show)
It is a fact that female farts are known to be quite a bit more potent than their masculine counterfarts (see what I did there?). The Mangulario household is no exception from this tidbit of knowledge.
What does Mangler’s workstation look like when he’s drawing a comic strip? That’s a great question, Timmy, and we’re glad you asked. It looks like the image up there—^. Yes, it’s going to be THAT funny. You’ll see.
Sean O’Connor’s final script from the Kaiju story arc and the realization of complete artist spoiling is evident. If you check out Strip-Con comics, you’ll see further examples of what happens when a cartoonist has writers who provide the ideas to be drawn. Easy peasy, amigos…. easy peasy….
Let it be known that, for the most part, we do not usually condone the use of the “f” word you see used as a punchline in this comic. We would like to point out that Kaiju Coqui is noting the build of the jaeger, only.
The artist prefers “hefty” and “large.” “Phat,” on the other hand, is completely supported. ^_^
It would appear that Coqui hasn’t forgotten the torment that caused so much rage; tech support. Good to see that he’s looking out for his peeps.
On a side note: The artist is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree (five weeks from completion! WHOO HOOO!) and would like to formally apologize for the sporadic updates. Sean O’Connor’s awesome story arc took a lot of worrying off the plate, but life’s responsibilities still take precedent. Know that I love you folks for still reading and I appreciate your supportive emails and comments. Each and every one of you is awesome!
Needless to say; accusations were made and blame was cast, but ultimately, everyone was put to work cleaning up the mess and the idea of a lair has been seriously discussed (many thanks to ZWarrior). Baby Girl has really made quite the art form out of shifting and redirecting blame.
We love our children equally… unless one shines a bit brighter than the rest. Who ever does the best at following the rules and not making Mami and Papi upset wins the daily lottery.
Of course, Mimo just wants to know where his armband went. There really was no accusatory tone in his voice, but Lori just had that on her mind, maybe?
With Leia, the Star Wars Chibis are slowly coming together. A couple of droids, a few Jedi Masters, and a dark lord of the Sith and we’re ready for the next show. ^_^
Oh, by the by… if you spend $10 in my store from now until December 20th, shipping will be free.
Merry Christmas, friends….
When one consumes nearly an entire fourteen pound turkey, side effects should just be expected. One might expect farmers to put this on the packaging before sending these birds to market for Thanksgiving. Three plates later, the Mighty Mangler finally met his match; tryptophan.
That was such an outstanding show that I have YET to completely recover. We met SO many awesome and wonderful people, last weekend. I hope Maggie takes my advice to heart and I appreciate getting to see her OUTSTANDING artwork! Mike and Emily were, as always, absolutely fantastic table-mates and friends. I got to chit chat with Scott Bakula (a real cool fella), Kelly Hu (who was too kind about my art), Ralph Macchio (who was just awesome with my kids), and Ian Ziering (I hope your girls like the prints!). Ariel graces Mangled Stare as the first of a series of Chibi princesses thanks to Dave (fun suggestion, dude!).
This weekend will be our second year at Wizard World: Austin! If you find yourself in Austin at the Convention Center on 1st Street, come on over to booth E14 and enjoy the insanity of Michael Moreno and Will Rodriguez! You could find yourself drawn in Mangled format or dispatched by a ruthless bunny. At the Mangled Pants table, you never really know. We’ll be out there Friday through Sunday, so be sure to stop by. If you shout “Mangle Me, Mangler!” you’ll get a character sketch for FREE! Remember, you have to shout as loud as you can. ^_^
It’s believed that the anger comes less from the objectification and more from the realization that he is now in that mind-set. The pre-teens are not as fun as remembered when experienced from the OTHER side of the relationship.
In other news, Wizard World: Austin is happening in TWO weeks! Will YOU be there? You know Mike Moreno and I plan to be there in full effect, with artwork and a neurotic sense of humor between us. Find booth E 14 and you’ll find us; Mangled Pants Productions! ^_^
Some may say that the word discussed in today’s comic is not, in fact, “cowboy talk”, but rather Southern grammar. I say that, as a born Yankee, it is a word I detest and would prefer that my children avoid.
Few people realize the therapeutic truth behind a bag of Funyuns and a Coke. In fact, if you see us at a show, just bring this combo to Lori and you’ll get a free sketch. It makes the show go better for everybody involved. ^_^
It always starts innocently enough; brushing the old noggin, scratching the back of the neck… but then I turn into Baloo from the Jungle Book and I’m scratching my back, ribs, and even the pits. Look for the bear necessities, amigos. ^_^
Construction of Crispy Gate Bridge was complete in record time of a single day. It’s a pity that Mangurajira happened to wake up on that exact same day.
You will also notice that, in the interest of time, colors will be unavailable in the digital format of Mangled Stare. Our printed versions, however, will remain in full, splendid color. Thanks for sticking it out with us for the last twelve years!
There are occasions when I find myself willing to leave the shower head off and just put my face into the faucet, directly. Those occasions are less refreshing and much less fun.
In Austin, there are divided families in many homes. Usual divisions happen between college grads like Longhorns vs. Aggies or political representations like Republicans vs. Democrats. Our home has become a Chipotle vs. Freebird’s home. We will not go quietly into the night! Cilantro Lime Rice! Cilantro Lime Rice!
I believe that the actual conversation involved a little robot behind the lense. Either which way, it was a long time ago and my son had learned not to believe everything his older brother says.
So, your friendly neighborhood cartoonist is trying out the “hand written” font in today’s comic. I’ve always been conscientious of my handwriting, but I’m thinking it might add to the overall feel of the comic. Either which way, I’d love to read some of your thoughts on the change. Thanks for staying with Mangled Stare all these years. We loves ya!
With the kids long since out of diapers… THIS Latino sees no need to willingly subject himself to the messiness of hunting. I prefer my meals professionally cleaned and wrapped and waiting for me on my grocer’s shelves, thank you. A virtual hunt is just fine with me. ^_^
“…when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl.”- Once-ler
In case you haven’t noticed, the convention season took a humongous bite out of our comic time at Mangled Studios. We hope you can find it in your heart to forgive the Mighty Mangler and continue enjoying Mangulario antics! Thanks for reading our little comic.
The Mighty Mangler will be attending Austin Comic Con at booth 2418! Come by and for a caricature of your punnum and lots of other art! We hope to see you there!
Lori is my coloring assistant. She does a great job, every time! If not for her, my comic would probably never get updated. Huge thanks go out to Bartholomew Klick for this awesome story he put forth. We even got a new character out of the deal! ^_^
In light of the current story arc, provided by the ever talented Bartholomew Klick of Ramen Empire, we thought we’d show what Mangler might look like if he were launched into space with a giant catapult designed to feed the Mangler the Chipotle burritos he requires to maintain his pique physique. ^_^
Bartholomew really hit on something with this burritopult. It must be built. It must.
Ramen Empire requires a home in your browser’s “Favorite List.” Go on… get it done. ^_^
They get distracted pretty easily. Bartholomew wrote up the mini-Manglers pretty spot on. Have you been over to Ramen Empire, yet? You should be over there, adding it to your favorite list. ^_^
Well, I’m just glad I don’t answer the phones for this ‘MOON’ company. Heck, I’m happy to be off the phones, completely.
Part 2 of 5 is now ready for your enjoyment. This page actually had me laughing, quite literally, out loud. Bartholomew Klick really made a fun story to draw. You can have a further laugh over at Bartholomew’s comic, Ramen Empire. Be sure to check it out!
You can thank Bartholomew Klick (BLAM) of Ramen Empire for penning this hilarious script! We’ve been toying around with the idea of sending Mangler out on an adventure and Bartholomew Klick (Blam)delivered a great story arc that made me laugh. Check out Bartholomew’s comic and enjoy the story!
In celebration (and preparation) of STRIP this weekend, I have put together a new print of one of my favorite games; Assassin’s Creed. This is a Mangled Stare representation of Altair Ibn-La’Ahad and copies will be available at my booth, so be sure to stop by, say “hello”, and pick up some art!
We have always known that time moves ever forward. We scoffed at our parents’ use of eight-track tapes and marveled at their use of vinyl to listen to music. The cycle has come back around as our children do the same thing when we explain how mp3 players are still a relatively new technology and that I used to talk to their mother using a telephone with a cord. Lori doesn’t appreciate the loss of her analogy upon our millennium daughter.
I wanted to take a moment to ruffle my feathers and show off a recent commission I did. I had so much fun making this image, I couldn’t help but strut a bit.
We are trying to be considered for a grant to start up Mangled Studios. We’ve done step one. Voting is step two and we need you. Can you please vote for us, it would be awesome. Go to www.missionsmallbusiness.com
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Seated next to us, at Project: Comic Con, was Kenneth Rocafort, the accomplished comic artist and cool Puerto Rican. His sister, Jessica, was onsite with him and both were incredibly friendly while we were at the con.
The oldest MiniMangler, just after winning 2nd place at the Project: Comic Con cosplay contest. The ever fun Taffeta Darling was one of the presiding judges over the contest.
This is what the Mangled Studios table looks like when we go to a show, as the case of June 9-10 at Project: Comic Con.
I’m pushing the heck out of this project because it needs to be done. I have been fighting to complete a big project like this for a very long time and we’re almost done. Please consider pledging to the cause. On the right, you’ll find a link to the Kickstarter project that is designed to help bring about the printing, advertisement, and completion of the first Mangled Tales Book: Pedro’s Story. Every pledge level will garner you a reward, from a screen saver to commissioned artwork. I hope you are as eager to read the story as I am to tell it. Tell a friend!
I’m not sure what other comics you read, but I’d love to know who you think these characters might be. I had an idea for a comic and thought I’d put it together as a guest comic for one of my favorite reads. Couple that with the fact that my entire family was incapacitated with a nasty bout of The Evil Stomach Flu of 2012 (c), and there’s a recipe for missed comics. We’re all feeling much better, now, if you don’t count that nasty little knot in the pit of our guts.
I’m not sure what other comics you read, but I’d love to know who you think these characters might be. I had an idea for a comic and thought I’d put it together as a guest comic for one of my favorite reads. Couple that with the fact that my entire family was incapacitated with a nasty bout of The Evil Stomach Flu of 2012 (c), and there’s a recipe for missed comics. We’re all feeling much better, now.
Last painting of the set, I promise. I got a job as an art entertainer/instructor for a paint and sip studio and have rediscovered my inner-painter. Your favorite Mangler will be teaching folks how to paint, while they get tipsy. Sounds like a win/win situation, to me. Here’s another one of the paintings I did over the course of the week.
So, I’ve started painting again. I got a job as an art entertainer/instructor for a paint and sip studio and have rediscovered my inner-painter. Your favorite Mangler will be teaching folks how to paint, while they get tipsy. Sounds like a win/win situation, to me. Here’s another one of the paintings I did over the course of the week.
So, I’ve started painting again. I got a job as an art entertainer/instructor for a paint and sip studio and have rediscovered my inner-painter. Your favorite Mangler will be teaching folks how to paint, while they get tipsy. Sounds like a win/win situation, to me. Here’s one of the paintings I did over the course of the last week.
It is important to note that, while I was growing up, the soul-patch was an important step into manhood. I watched my father and brothers sport their soul-patches and knew that the day would come when I would join this fraternity. Now that I am a member, the house knows that the patch is never going anywhere.
Also, I would like to make the trip out to Project: Comic-Con and to do so, will need to up the commission output. To that end I have installed a nifty commission button to the right of this blog with a handy-dandy meter in a cute shape of the state where this shindig will be taking place. Please help us fill it as this will also count as a bit of a summer adventure/vacation for the kiddos. Click away and get your very own Mangled Commission (c) for just $25! You can even ask for a rare MiniMangler piece, as I understand my children wish to contribute to the cause. We appreciate you reading our comic and if you can’t afford a commission, pass the message along, please! Until the next update, Mangled Minions… hasta! ^_^
She says that I’m rude for not being considerate of the fact that she was up for hours with the rain while I slept through it and then snored when she was trying to go back to sleep. I must be punished.
Here is another sample from the graphic novel that is still in production. You might be asking who this fella is… but I won’t tell! You’ll have to wait until the story is done. ^_-
You may or may not be aware that I am working with my good friend Sean O’Connor to bring you an epic tale. This will be a graphic novel with a single, stand alone story that will exist within the Mangulario Universe (c). We have been peddling this idea for some years and it wasn’t until very recently that I found the time to really commit to finishing this project. For your viewing pleasure, I would like to share this little tidbit from page 30 of this awesome story. Enjoy!
If you’re not tropical, there is a strong likelihood that you will not be an avid fan of malta. In fact, 95% of my non-Latin friends can’t stand the stuff. I grew up drinking Malta Goya and my children fell in love with it when I introduced them to it. My eldest will actively point it out when we walk down the “ethnic” aisle at the grocery store. I’ve been told that Malta India is the better malta, but I don’t recall ever trying it. I need to go on a malta quest.
This was an actual conversation heard in my kitchen. Donuts are a pretty hot commodity in this household… but aren’t they such in most houses? ^_^
Lori: “Donuts are a TREAT.”
A good friend recently asked for a commission where three of her favorite characters provided some assistance. If I did my job right, any of you fans of these respected shows/movies will recognize the gentlemen providing this service without looking at the tags below.
I hold true that her husband needs equal representation that will be a commission for another day. >_<
I imagine that, to my children, “Latino” and “Hispanic” are just synonyms for “Mexican.” It’s a hurt I can’t thoroughly describe. I keep telling them they’re Puerto Rican, but then my father-in-law comes along and jacks all that up. ^_^
My son has had a resurgance in his obsession with all things Bat-Man. He asked to post his most recent drawing and, with the overflow of work from my temporary day job impeding any hope for draw-time, I proudly agreed. I have been asked to mention that his art work is always for sale and you can purchase any work from the store under the “Mini Manglers” art button. ^_^
You thought the last couple of comics were just a laugh, huh? Not in my house. Lori is really THAT in to the Twilight Saga. If you see her standing in line for the midnight screening, tell her to make sure she has lots of napkins… you know… for the drool. -_-
You ever had one of those goldfish that just wouldn’t stay put? Or breathe air? Or mutate with some new-fangled vitamin and try to kick your butt? Yeah, me too!
Ya know, in our own defense, Lori’s enchiladas are too awesome NOT to gobble down, but to skip chewing them would be a disservice. I always used to say, quite jokingly, that when we had kids, they would eat pernil con arroz y habichuelas one day and enchiladas or tacos the next. Oh, how I have eaten my words… those delicious, delicious words…
If you’re wondering, just hop over to youtube and search for “Breaking Dawn Theatrical Trailer 2011.” You’ll see why Lori was frothing at the mouth… that is if you haven’t already seen it, of course. And if you haven’t, what sort of Twilight fan are YOU?! I’m just saying…
Now, it’s best when you play THIS song while viewing today’s comic filler. It’s what inspired me to draw what you see.
Every once and a while, Mama and Papi need a little date time, especially with school starting back up. Once the school year begins, time becomes the enemy.
It should be no surprise that my wife is a Twilight fanatic. We even took a trip to Forks, WA and stayed in the Jacob Cabin on the actual Quileute Reservation for Spring Break, this year. It even sparked the creation of THIS piece.
We’ll be set up at table 32 at STRIP: Webcomic Expo this Saturday. Come out and pick up a copy of book 5, a print, or a Tshirt. Naturally, I’ll be doing commissions and my MiniManglers will have artwork to sell. We hope to see you there!
We’re going to STRIP:Webcomic Expo in Plano next weekend and if you’re in the area, the clan and I would love to see ya! We’ll also need gas/food money, so if you’d like a family portrait or any other sort of commission you can find a now active Swag button in the Store, where you can purchase a commission and help fund the Mangled Mission (c) to get me drawing full time, alla time. ^_^ Come get your commissions and your own original Mangled Art. ^_-
Equal opportunity, right? I believe that a woman has every right to cut the grass that a man has. It’s cruel of men to think that women are incapable of such manual labor. Join me in fighting for women’s rights to join in the physical labor thought meant for men only!
In case you wonderful people were wondering, what you see above is part of the reason there has been no comics for the last week. I’d decided that it was high time my family and I had a vacation and to that end a road trip was planned and successfully executed. In case if you are unable to determine by the above picture, our destination was Seattle, WA. We drove cross-country over the course of two and a half days and spent last week there. It was a lovely vacation. We had a fantastic time with “extended” family. ^_^