Archive for the ‘Pat Guarino’ Category

Napkin Scratches – Bright Eyes

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The man with the crimson eyes. A bit of an old illustration today. For those of you not as nerdy as I, this is the character Cyclops from the Marvel book “X-Men”. Not much to say about this one, just a quick doodle of a latex clad super-mutant spewing a hot beam of plasma from [...]

Napkin Scratches – Adam

Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2011

This week’s character is cooler than you and he’s got the non-prescription glasses to prove it! Just another random character design this week. This was originally titled “Adam is a Hipster” until I realized that the current species of hipster has evolved so far past this look that the label no longer applied. I also [...]

Napkin Scratches – Dude Johnson

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

He’s totally hip in a non-descript, poorly defined way. Not a big story behind this one. Random sketch of a guy that I liked enough to make into a random illustration of a guy. ‘Dude Johnson’ is the name I tend to use for people that have no real interesting characteristics to speak of. This [...]

Napkin Scratches – Procedural Designs #2

Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Some more Flash procedural chaos magic design.

Napkin Scratches – Joann

Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

A resurrected character design finished two years later. I have a folder on my hard drive titled “In Progress”. Really it should be called ”Where my ideas go to die”. At present there are over 60 sketches and half finished illustrations gathering digital dust in that folder. I don’t have the heart to delete them, so there they [...]

Procedural Designs #1

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Pretty swirls made with shapes and math. Procedural design is something I played around with a lot in college and I’ve started exploring it again. All of these designs were created in Flash using simple shapes manipulated by a bit of scripting language. There is something appealing about creating art that is somewhat out of [...]

Napkin Scratches – Achievement Whore

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011

A little bit of work from the day job. It is pretty rare that I can post stuff from my day job. Usually that work is under a rather strict NDA. On top of that, User Interface design isn’t exactly the most interesting stuff to check out. “Look kids, this is the Controller Inversion options [...]

Napkin Scratches – Molly

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The lady with the violet eyes. While digging through my hard drive I was surprised to see that I had never posted this illustration. It has been one of my favorites for awhile now. I created it as a gift for my friend Molly who had bugged me for years to “draw her looking pretty”. [...]


Posted on Thursday, January 6th, 2011

A fresh painting for a new year. I’m back, and I brought new art with me! I apologize for my long hiatus. The last few months of 2010 brought me a new job, a new apartment, and enough stress to knock me right over the edge. But after a short break I am returned, refreshed [...]

The Golem Wastes #12 : The Last Stand

Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

An act of human defiance meets robot resolution. Entry : And so this is how it ends, not with a whimper, but with a “Fuck you!” I keep a small notebook next to my bed, mostly because all of my interesting ideas seem to hit me right before I pass out each night. About two [...]

Self-Portrait #21 : Abstraction

Posted on Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I am a man of many dimensions. I attempted a particularly complex comic this week and sadly wasn’t able to finish the entire thing in time. In lieu of a comic, I present to you my latest attempt at a self-portrait. I have an odd obsession with these illustrations. As the title suggests, this is [...]

The Golem Wastes #11 : A Reasoned Retreat

Posted on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Things go from bad to worse as the human resistance discusses an exit strategy.

Fantasy Noir Character Sketches

Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

A break from “The Golem Wastes” as I run through the character design process for Zach’s Fantasy/Noir concept.

The Golem Wastes #10 : Misty Watercolor Memories

Posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010

A glance backward in time from one battlefield to another.

The Golem Wastes #9 : A Calm Instant

Posted on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Everybody back to their neutral corners as the world takes a breath. I came up with something slightly different this time around. I was working on some paintings this past weekend and decided that I wanted to play around with The Golem Wastes a bit. I promise the comic and I will both be back [...]

The Golem Wastes #8 : Bureaucracy

Posted on Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The battle rages on as our heros learn an important lesson: rock may beat scissors, but high yield explosives beat rock! It turns out that robots hate those automated help lines just as much as we do. Hopefully the future has better “on-hold” musac.

The Golem Wastes #7 : Sticks and Stones

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I staked a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

The Golem Wastes #6: The Hills Are Alive

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Who are these men? What could they want? How does he keep his mustache trimmed so neatly out here in the desert? These answers and more in next week’s The Golem Wastes!

The Golem Wastes #5: Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty

Posted on Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Robot surgery is a tricky business.

The Golem Wastes #4: Idiosyncrasies

Posted on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I got your daily dose of robot-on-robot violence right here!

The Golem Wastes #3: Gain a friend, lose a friend

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010

Today’s comic is brought to you by the letter ‘S’ for stowaway.

The Golem Wastes: Sketchbook #1

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010

A few old sketches that eventually became ‘The Golem Wastes’

The Golem Wastes #2 – In Hot Pursuit

Posted on Thursday, May 13th, 2010

A shiny new adventurer is introduced.

The Golem Wastes #1 – No Results

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Starting fresh with a new, weekly adventure…from the FUTURE!

Napkin Scratches – Grumpy Grey Pat

Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010

A monochrome man in the pantone color swatch of life.


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