Thursday, December 30, 2010

Save As

Here at last is SAVE AS.
This is another one written by that wild Irishman, Rory McConville with dewdles by me.
It's probably the most serious in tone comic I've ever worked on, but it's still got enough weird abstractness to keep it good and strange. Well we hope to get back to it someday. I know Rory's worked a lot on the script and it goes in many unexpected and fun directions. Lotsa cool stuff to draw. Well I gotta go eat pancakes now. Have a MOST EXCELLENT New Years everyone!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hotel Grotendous

Today I'm putting 'Hotel Grotendous' up on Drunk Duck. This is a comic written by Rory McConville with droowrings by me. It's one of those where I had the title, some character designs, and the beginnings of an idea, and then asked Rory if he could help write it. I also told him to feel free to go wherever he wanted with it. Well, Rory didn't disappoint. :D Happily it's one of the weirdest comics I've ever had the pleasure to work on. Monkeyman Sam Little provided the logo and we were off and running. I hope some day we'll get back to it, because it's just too dang fun.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

End of the Year Sale at Ostley Central!

So it's the end of the year and everything on my computer must go, go, go!
I've got a few comics from some months back that we were prepping for Zuda. Then of course, Zuda broke up, so there they sat on my desktop. I was thinking since it's the end of the year, why not get them out there at least and who knows what may happen?
So today is Mantle Monster Terminators written by Nate Vanengelenburg with art by me.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Next week I'll update with two others, I'm just waiting to hear the go ahead from the writer. :)
Also, Part Two of the podcast with The DARKHAN CITY AWESOME COMICS CULTURE PODCAST is up.
Take a listen to the jams here.
Thanks Quinn and Robert!
New TKMGK page is up today too. Check out Page 21!

And Page 24 of Monkeyface!

And guess what? Adam Barnett has been secretly updating Snatcher Bodies on the sly. So click here to read pages 3 & 4! What a bounder! What a stinker! What a marooon!

And to you dear reader, I say: HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND MERRY NEW YEAR!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snatcher Bodies! TKMGK! Monkeyface!

As 2010 draws to a bloody close, we are proud to present to you another project born of too much sugar and bent brains! Adam Barnett and I have been working closely together the last few months on a project called Hero Action Persons. It's an epic story that's an incredible amount of fun to draw. I'll be sharing more about it soon, but right now I've got to keep pretty tight lipped about it. While we've been hitting the drawing boards on that one, I came across an old project called Holey Moley. I was never really happy with my writing on it, so I asked Adam if he could re-do all the word balloons on it. For fun I told him I'd only send him one page at a time so he'll never really know what's hitting him. It's a great experiment, plus I just like to torture him. So Adam's re-christened it Snatcher Bodies and so far we've put up the first 2 pages on Drunk Duck under our I2D Studios banner. I think we'll be updating that once a week. Take a looksee and let us know what you think!

In other news, Luc Herbots keeps blasting out the awesome TKMGK pages. Check out this slice from page 20:

We are getting close to Page 30 which will be the end of Issue 1. I'm getting excited to break out the script pages and start polishing up Issue 2 now that I know Luc is along for the ride. When I began Issue 1, I was planning on drawing it myself, but then too much stuff was going on and I couldn't keep up with it. It's awesome that Luc has taken it over because it's turned into something better than I had envisioned.

And then there's the Monkeyface:

Sam has given me the script up until page 60 now, and I've got about 10 more pages to draw and then I'll be there too. We're planning on taking this one to 180 pages, so 60 will be a big milestone. In Zuda language, this would have been the end of Season One. In the next few months, I've plotted out my schedule at the school I work at and am ready to devote even more time to Monkeyface. So 2011 is going to be an incredible year for all these projects methinks.
This is OUR TIME! (Goonies Voice.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Podcast Interview #1

Here is Part 1 of the interview I did with the awesome Elders of the Runestone dudes: Quinn Johnson and Robert Atkins.
Take a listen!

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Gabe Ostley's MonkeyBunny ÜberInterview!
Award-winning web-comics artist!

Quinn and Robert catch up with an old friend from their college days in this fantastic interview with Hong Kong resident and comics artist extraordinaire Gabe Ostley! Find out how Gabe first became interested in comics, the best skills he learned at art college, and how he came to be the artist for such titles as "The Hammer" and "Kung Fu Monkeyface." Awesome!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dogs and Cats...LIVING together!

Mass Hysteria!
So I know that I mentioned I was in a podcast a couple weeks ago. That is still true. But we had some technical difficulties. So now it looks like it will be two episodes. It happens. SO keep tuned, and I'll let you know when we go live.
Either way, the comics keep on a comin'.
Sam continues coloring those angry stone lions:
Page 21

And Luc continues the angry Mutant Clone Guard fighting:
Page 19

Good times.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pages in their Teens

I remember when they were just single digits. *sniff* They grow up so fast.

Monkeyface Page 19

TKMGK Page 17

Hey guess what? I was just part of a podcast on Friday. No this is not some experimental sculpture. This is what the internet was made for. It's like you and your friends were given free reign at a radio station. I got to blather on about myself and talk comics for an ungodly amount of time. Highly recommend it. I'll give with the link as soon as they post it. Not to build it up or anything, but it may be the single most important thing you ever listen to in your life. And remember, the world is going to end in 2012, John Cusack will be the only survivor, so if you are not him, although I do know he is an avid follower of this blog, there's not much time left. Just sayin' is all.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rob Berry's 'Ulysses Seen' on Kickstarter

Rob Berry, good friend, artist, and inker on The Hammer, has been working like a demon on adapting James joyce's Ulysses into a webcomic. Now he's got it on Kickstarter and he needs your help!
Click here.

Take a look and see what you can do to lend support. It's a real passion for Rob, and it's going to be exciting to see where he goes with it!

And hey, guess what? It's Monday so that means new Monkeyface:

Page 18.

And new TKMGK:

Page 16.
Adios amigos!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monkey and Magik

Hey Drunk Duck is back to normal. I guess they need some time to redesign the site. That means we can upload pages again!
Here's Kung Fu Monkeyface:

That's Sam Little bringing back the colors for the flashback spectacular!
And here's Luc Herbot's latest delectable page of TKMGK:
Who's gonna save the Princess??

Oh, right!
See you next week amigos!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Man with a Thousand Names

Here's a three page story I recently collaborated on with Rory McConville and Mark Montgomery (with some inking assists by the boss, Haruka Bazooka). It was a lot of fun working on it and kinda made me feel like I was in the Twilight Zone. Of course, I feel like that most of the time...

(Click on them to bigify.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Psychopaths are like hotcakes...

That's a line from Sunset Boulevard. One of the greats.
And here's my favorite TKMGK page so far. Click here.

Luc really pulled out the stops on this one! Can you FEEL it?!

And work continues on the Kung Fu Monkeyface. Click here.

I managed to draw a few more pages last week, and I hope to do even more this week. That's if I can keep myself from watching that complete set of Count Duckula episodes I managed to buy from a new friend. It's sitting right there on the shelf. It teases me. Oh how it teases me!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Take a walk on the wild side...



KFM Page 15 click here.

TKMGK Page 13 click here.

Have a fantasmagoric one!

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Monday Comics

Kung Fu Monkeyface Page 14!

TKMGK Page 12!

24 Hour Comics Day was great. I got loopy, drank a lot of caffeine, giggled uncontrollably, and hallucinated people walking around the table. And then I started drawing. Ended up not going down the Nixon II road after all. I decided to use the time to work on another project that needed some attention. Nixon II will have to wait. Someday soon though. Can't wait to get into that post apocalyptic battleground.
We hosted 12 of the hours at the school, so at about 10 am a whole lotta kids came in to work on paintings, drawings, and of course the real art: comics!
Photos here.
Video slide show with cool Avalanches music: here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Comics

It's Monday night in the land of Hong and Kong and I want to update you with some of my latest comics.
First we have the new TKMGK page. This is written by me and drawn and colored by Luc Herbots:

And then we have the new Kung Fu Monkeyface.
Script/layouts/letters/textures by Sam Little. Pencils and inks by The Gabe.

In a few days time its gonna be the 24 Hour Comic Day. Last year I swore I would never do it again. Now as the day draws nigh I just can't resist. Haruka is talking about doing a big 'ole painting too. So I'm starting to mull ideas around. Last year, I worked with Sam Little and Rob Berry and Steve Steiner (my partners in pink bunny vengeance) and we did a Lil' Hammer story. This year my thoughts keep going back to an idea I was bouncing around with Sam a while back called NIXON II. I think it may be time to explore that idea a little more with some sleep deprived, caffeine induced pencils. Oh yeah!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From Portrait to Doodles

Haruka and I are putting together a new exhibition "FROM PORTRAIT TO DOODLES" with our friend Jessica Tse. The exhibition includes watercolor portrait paintings, ink drawings and mix media art works by:

Gabe Ostley (sequential artist)
Haruka Ashida Ostley (painter/performer)
Jessica Tse (painter)

This Friday Sep 24th 7:00pm
@philia lounge
4 arbuthnot rd
Central, Hong Kong
Tel:2147 2389

There will be free drinks and we will have special guests Peter Scheer and Ken Rose playing some great jazz music!

If you are around, please stop by and let's catch up!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

TKMGK continues!

It's a great day for TKMGK! Luc Herbots (Harvest Lottery, 72 Demons) has sharpened his magick pencils and pens and agreed to take the reigns and ride this comic into the belly of the beast. I'm loving his style and he's poured buckets of atmosphere into each and every frame. This is going to be a fantastical collaboration, and we hope you'll be along EVERY MONDAY for the journey!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hammer #3

In case you didn't see it on the MonkeyBunnyUberBlog!
So that's all of them there Hammer issues uploaded on that there ComiXology website there. Click 'em if you got 'em.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Hammer on ComiXology

In celebration of The Hammer's return to the internet on Wednesday August 25th on ComiXology and the DC Comics app!
(Music: "Let's Build a Home" by The White Stripes)

Click HERE to download and read the first issue for free!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Abraham's Long Walk

This is something Sam Little wrote that I drew awhile ago and I'm still really happy with it. Love the colors by the Steiner too. And it's cool to see it up on the Untrue Tales site. Click here for viewage, not for the squeamish.
Words: Sam Little
Color: Steve Steiner

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

COVERED and THE END of TKMGK... for now

Hey kids, here's a couple of things to share right now:

1) My COVERED submission with Sam Little and Steve Steiner is up:

2) The END of TKMGK... for now... is also up:

I'm turning my attention to Kung Fu Monkeyface, which will continue to update every Sunday until it's all finished. I've got plans for TKMGK though. And actually if anyone out there is interested in drawing it- just shoot me an email. >< Otherwise I'll probably draw it myself sometime before the decade is out. Thanks for all the comments and support! Keep your eyes on the Monkey! :))

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TKMGK Page 6

Uploading a bit early this week because it's going to be a craaaazy weekend! :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

TKMGK Page 5

Oh no! What's gonna happen???!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monkeyface ON!

It has begun. Every Sunday on the KFM blog and at Untrue Tales! And also now on Drunk Duck! Waaaaaaaa-yahhhhh!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Orbs with Rudy Dean Guara and Sam Little

Had a lot of fun working with these guys on this one.
Huge thanks to Lila for revamping the website with it!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arubesk The Wizard

Here's another character from TKMGK. It was kinda fun to design characters like this. I just thought of stuff, googled, and then cut and pasted. Next I'll actually draw it, and probably make a few changes. But it's good to have on hand as a jumping off point.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Free Kobi!

Every once in awhile you run across a story that makes you spew your morning coffee out of your nose in laughter. This is by far my favorite 4th of July story yet. Free Kobi!
Watch it here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

TKMGK Page 3

Page 3 is now up on Drunk Duck. Oh me. Oh my!

Monday, June 28, 2010

CLiNT MAG Comic Submission with Walter Ostlie

Walter Ostlie and I just finished this 3-pager together, epically entitled: 'The Bra of Doom.' Check it out here. It was awesome to see what that other Ostlie did with it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

TKMGK Page 2

Just uploaded Page 2 of the latest comic madness my buddy Twon and I made. Twon helped me on the writing as well as, ideas for character designs. If this series grows, I'd also like to collaborate on the art with him. Check it out and let us know what you think. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


This is another character from TKMGK. Her power is AIR. I really don't know what this means, but I do know that she is EVIL. I also know that I LIKE using CAPS LOCK.

Friday, June 18, 2010

TKMGK on Drunk Duck

Tonight I started to upload these pages up on Drunk Duck. They're from a pitch that Zuda put the kabosh on. My friend Twon helped me out on it. I guess it was our way of playing 'Legend of Zelda' by making a comic. Check it.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Japan Exhibition: Summer

My wife, Haruka, and I are part of an exhibition coming up this summer in Tokyo. The theme is: Summer. Some of the pieces I submitted are things I posted right here on the bloggie. I just got them back from the framer and now we're shipping them off to the Far East.