Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Zazzle Shop -- Now Selling Coulton Stuff!

Through a generous arrangement with Mr. Coulton, I have now started selling some of the Visual Thing A Week artwork at my Zazzle store. I will be adding more over time, but for now, there are some cool prints, t-shirts and greeting cards of the songs Bozo's Lament, I Crush Everything, I'm A Mason Now and -- my personal favorite -- Christmas cards from Chrion Beta Prime. You can visit my Zazzle Shop here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jawbone #126: Housekeeping! Housekeeping!

Tonight's show we discuss office politics, problems with co-workers, wish fellow podcasters congratulations and discuss the Church of Mac. Come along for the ride!


Me and The Bean
Hometown Tales
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
My Zazzle Shop - Buy prints and t-shirts!
Zombie Army
Robot Army
The Instance

Jonathan Coulton | Big Bad World One

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PS3 To Save World

Seems like a cheap marketing ploy by Sony to give their next gen system an edge over the Wii and XBOX 360, but whatever. Check it out.

Caption This 8-28-06

Thanks to Chad for this one.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

VTAW: I'm Your Moon

VTAW: I'm Your Moon
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Coming pretty late in the day, here is the Visual Thing A Week for Jonanthan Coulton's song, I'm Your Moon. Jonathan's description of the song makes note that Pluto's moon Charon, is actually about half the size of Pluto, and that they revolve around each other. For artistic purposes, I decided to make Charon more of a motherly figure.

In other new, I just bought a new Mac Pro. Woo-hoo!

Friday, August 25, 2006

259 Longtime Listener, First-Time Caller

259 Longtime Listener, First-Time Caller
Originally uploaded by halcyonsnow.

Mike AKA Halcyconsnow, one of the 700 hobo artists has immortalized me as a hobo. Words escape me. Thank you, Mike. Thank you all to hell.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Scott Johnson's Apartment

Well, not really. But it is an apartment close by to where Scott is. See the horrifying photos here.

Jawbone Prints Now Available!

Over the course of the past year, a lot of people have expressed interest in buying some of my artwork to brighten up their workspace or to simply hang up in their home. Well, you'll be happy to know that a selection of my art is now available to purchase through Zazzle. If there is any image that you are particularly interested in that I haven't linked up, please let me know and I can work on getting it into the store. You can see pretty much everything I've drawn at my Flickr set. I believe I will make some JoCo images available as well. But I would probably have to clear that with JoCo.

Anyway, start buying....NOW!

UPDATE: With his permission, I started adding some Jonathan Coulton merch to the store. If there is any design that you folks are interested in on a T-shirt or as a print, let me know.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Video Games With Household Objects

Via BB:
"Pes, a gifted short-film maker, has produced a video-game tribute called "Game Over". He's recreated scenes from classic arcade games in stop-motion, using household objects and synching it all to the original game sound"
Too cool!

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Zombie Code of Ethics

Drew this tonight for the Zombie Army group. Guess what? You can buy it as a t-shirt!

Come know you want one...

More Of My Stuff - In Print!

Critical mass is on its way. For those of you who can't get enough of me and my Hobo Art, you can pick up the August 14th edition of Publishers Weekly. There you will find a story by none other than FoJ, John Hodgman giving some valuable lessons on how-to become a published author. Included in the article is a hilarious reference to Ape Lad, The 700 Hobes Project and my illustration of "Hobo Zero" on Flickr.

For those intensely interested, you can read the rest of the article here: Page One and of course, Page 2.

Mr. Fancy Pants Video

I love it when people use my art for their videos. Here's a perfect example. A video for the JoCo song "Mr. Fancy Pants" by Mike featuring my Fancy Pants image. Whoo-hoo for Creative Commons.

Caption This 8-21-06

Thanks to Shelly for this disturbing image of Katherine Harris. And the possum looks pretty bad too. Have at it kids!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Jawbone #125: In Search Of...Apelad

We're on vacation in the Congo. So, while I'm here, I decide to go searching for the mystical creature known as Apelad. I find him, talk to him and make him confess about himself and the origin of his alter ego. Come along for the ride!


Hobo Controversy
Conan Vs. Bear
I Love Cartoons
The Alphabet of Monsters - Now in T-shirt Form!

Jonathan Coulton | Under The Pines

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

VTAW: You Ruined Everything

VTAW: You Ruined Everything
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

This is for the song "You Ruined Everything" by JoCo. I think this is more of a personal image for me. I equated having children to leaving behind some of the other stuff I had enjoyed pre-kid. It's the same transformation that any parent has to go through. As my kids get older, I can start to enjoy some of the things I enjoyed as a kid and they can appreciate it more. Except for the Star Wars figures. Those are totally off limits.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

John Hodgman PSA

Got this today from Mr. Hodgman. Check it out for a big announcement regarding hobo matters.

Hello World!

Hello to all new readers and listeners finding us from Drawn, Metafilter, Digg and wherever else the e-zombies seem to be popping up. I'm currently on vacation with my fam, but I just checked e-mails and found that things are going coo-coo with the zombie alphabet. Thanks for enjoying the new toy we created and enjoy our buffet. Braaaaiiins!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Zombie Punctuation Added!

Zombie Letters from
I'm supposed to be on vacation, but what am I doing? Writing stuff with the Zombie Alphabet. Also, cool artwork is being uploaded to the Zombie Army. Here is latest fave from Zombie Hunter, Colin:
Zombie Ribbon 2

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Everybuddy! Get Ready for the Weekend!

Hodgman and Coulton in Taxachusetts this weekend!

Got this in the tubes today from FoJ John Hodgman. If you are in the Massachusetts area, this will be worth checking out:

The Montague Bookmill/Lady Killigrew.
Sat., Aug. 19, 8 PM

Local author and impresario John Hodgman will soon leave the Pioneer Valley area after a summer of residency and internet-theft at the Lady Killigrew Cafe and the Montague Bookmill of Montague, MA.

But before he goes, he wishes to introduce the western counties to the song stylings of JONATHAN COULTON in a night of SONGS ABOUT ZOMBIES, MATH, AND FEELINGS.

JONATHAN COULTON, in addition to his masthead position of "Contributing Troubadour" at Popular Science magazine (absolutely true), is featured prominently on the audio edition of Hodgman's bestselling book THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE, and his many many songs (A NEW ONE EVERY WEEK!), including "Mandlebrot Set," "Re: Your Brains," and "Baby Got Back", have been heard on PODCASTS THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

Hodgman will introduce Coulton, and following the show, he will guest-bar tend at the Lady Killigrew while Coutlton will sit at the bar and guest-drink. EVEN IF YOU LOATHE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, COME WATCH THIS STRANGE BIT OF THEATER DEVOLVE TO ITS INEVITABLE, TRAGIC CONCLUSION!

Both will sign books and CDs and discuss TOPICS OF INTEREST.

Three copies each of Hodgman's as-yet-unreleased PAPERBACK and AUDIO EDITION of his book will be given FREE to the first six people to purchase Coulton materials.
For information, please visit Coulton or Lady Killigrew.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Jawbone #124: Undead Toes Get Fontified

A new show. Whee! Lots of zombie talk, black toes, and much more. What else do you want in a podcast? Enjoy!


Zombie Army Flickr Group
Spelling With Zombies
Dead Rising
Whole Lot of Nonsense
Slice of Sci-Fi

Jonathan Coulton | Drinking WIth You

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Caption This 8-14-06

Another one from Chad leaves me speechless. Help me fill in the words.

Link Dump: Round Up Of Random Weird Stuff Issue 10

Zombie Alphabet: TIt's been a while since I've done a link dump of any note, so what better what to get back on the bandwagon then by just jumping into the dump with two feet.

Eep. That didn't sound right at all. in any event, let the dumping begin!


Those of you who were reading the blog over the weekend saw that I have started a new Flickr illustration group called "Zombie Army". This, along with the challenge put forth by fellow 700 Hobo member Apelad's 1 Hour Alphabet Challenge, I created a whole zombie alphabet set.

Not only that, but fellow hobomeister and Jawbone fan, Dan, created a rudimentary alphabet toy Spelling With Zombies. Obviously, it's still in it's development stages, but come on! This is all in a night's work, people!

UPDATE: Not even 24 hours old, Spelling with Zombies just got boinged!


Continuing the Zombie links; Dan sends me this Lordi video complete with zombie cheerleaders.


From Neil: Ricky Gervais AKA David Brent Video for Microsoft.


From Wayne in the Ukraine: Angry British Guy yells at telemarketer. Be aware, NSFW or home for that matter.


Finally, from Neil...I know a ton of you have been wondering what happened to 80's pop icon Billy Squier? Well, some people on the tubes are claiming it was this video that basically a killed his career Perhaps Billy was trying to tell us something about his persuasion? We'll let you decide.

And now is the time to say goodbye. Goodbye until the next link dump.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

My New Project: Zombies

Catherine The Zombie Gal
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Maybe it's too much Dead Rising on the XBOX, or it's just my Monster Art pushed to a new level. But I just started a new Flickr group called "Zombie Army". In much the same way as the 700 Hoboes Project, I am encouraging artists of all skill levels to contribute images of zombies to the ever-growing Zombie Army. Pictured here is Catherine, The Zombie Gal, a homage to the female undead in WoW. Keep on the lookout for more zombies as I draw them. And please, feel free to contribute to the project.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Re: Your Brains

Re: Your Brains
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

This song was the reason I started doing the VTAW, and I never got a chance to draw it. So here it is. The song Re: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton done for the upcoming karaoke CD. if you check my Flickr set, you will also see a badge I did of Bob the Zombie for a possible T-shirt design.

Friday, August 11, 2006

VTAW: Mr. Fancy Pants

VTAW: Mr. Fancy Pants
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

His pants are fancy. And the people love him. What can I say?

Projectile Vomit

Is this for real? I think it's fake. Anywho, it's kind of funny. And please, be warned before you click the link. Thanks to Scott for the link.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Marry Me June

Bollywood here he comes. Thanks to Monica for the link.

Jawbone: As Fun As Madlibs?

This came through my Google Alerts yesterday. Someone in the podosphere just started a new blog and one of the VERY FIRST posts is a recommendation of our podcast!
"Remember the feeling when you were in elementary school and you realized that today was the day the Scholastic books came in? The heightened anticipation of imminent MadLibs!

That’s the way I feel every time iTunes starts to download a new Jawbone Radio. Jawbone is that rare breed of “Couplecast” which is actually about a couple, not pandering to the lowest common demoninator."
Thank you to the blogger who loves our show enough to compare us to MadLibs. We love them too!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Little WoW Update

I just hit level 59 over the weekend and I'm about 1/4 of the way to level 60. I am a loser to be sure, but if I play and get XP over the next few weeks, I should be hitting level 60 soon. Which means we'll do an episode of Jawbone live from WoW to celebrate me hitting 60. If there are any WoW players listening or reading this blog, get yourself on Earthen Ring and look for a character named Worradius. I'm hoping to do Strat soon and start picking up some cool gear in anticipation of the next release in Fall.

I am such a geek. I know.

Enough With The Hoff Already

Thanks to Wayne in the Ukraine for this spot.

How Products Were Named

Ever wonder how Donkey Kong got his name? Or why Coca-Cola is called Coca-Cola? Look no further than this blog. Good stuff! Thanks to the invisible Mr. X for this one.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Monster Engine Rolls Into The World of MMOG's

Hey gang! Very cool news from FoJ (Friend of Jawbone) Dave Devries. Dave has been hard at work developing a new video game based on his Monster Engine concept. And we've got some exclusive preliminary images from the game!
"The Monster Engine Massive Multi-player Online Game (MMOG) is a place where kids rule and straight lines aren't welcome. Why? Because every last 3D piece of this world is built from actual kid's drawings."
Totally rockin! Talking to Dave about this, the game is in very early developmental stages, but promises to be very cool. You can see the whole preview right here. If you scroll down about midway, you can see some of the preliminary artwork that my oldest boys helped create for the game. How cool is that? If I were 9 or 11 and I was helping develop a video game, I think my head would have exploded. So, we thank Dave for affording our kids the opportunity to contribute to such a unique project. Be sure to listen to Jawbone and watch the blog for updates as it moves forward.

ON EDIT: Could this be the world's first MMMOG (Massive Multiplayer Monsteriffic Online Game)? I call that term, if it is. :)

Also, for those of your who are interested, Dave has updated the art section of his site and has added the images of Max's and Sisi's monsters. A few weeks back we shared the preliminary images that were given to Dave by our kids to work on. And now, without further ado, you can finally see Max's entry "The Good Man" here and Siena's entry "Ninja School" here.

Caption This 8-7-06

Apologies to all from Dan. Have at it.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Jawbone #123: Bees In A Basket of Fried Chicken

Neil joins us tonight for a show, where we discuss more catchphrases, including "Snakes On A Plane!" and "Bees In A Basket!" We also fill in our listeners about the rest of the turkey incident, and we go searching for the best fried chicken in the country. All on one show, folks! That's entertainment, I tells ya! Plus, we welcome our first real sponsor to Jawbone Radio: Chillpak. All this and Jonathan Coulton's Thing A Week.

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 2 minutes

Please visit our sponsor ChillPak! Visit, type in the coupon code "JAWBONE" and recieve 15% off your purchase!

Snakes on A Plane Personalized Message from Samuel L. Jackson. Thanks to Wayne in the Ukraine for the heads up.
Who Wants to Be A Superhero?
V for Vendetta
Underworld | Underworld: Evolution
Portable Media Expo
The Town Fryer

Help us find the best fried chicken in the country! Send us suggestions here.

Jonathan Coulton | Creepy Doll

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