Friday, June 8, 2018

Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom release!

Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom!

What happens when Edit-Station 1, Surf Panda, Heyzoos, and Senor Commodore Rice Ball create their own manga about a kitten who lives in a teacup? Read Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom and find out!

This was an experimental project I drew in the evenings while testing some new software and it breaks from the rest of the CGR Universe in its own special way. This is a short read, and a budget-priced book and Kindle release. Makes a fun short read and packs good laughs!

From time to time I like to put out short books like this and play around with my art and writing, give it a show why not? Let me know what you think; I love the character of Senor Commodore Rice Ball. Manga Teacup Cherry Blossom!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Retro Noir - Coming July 2018

Prepare yourself for my next book, Retro Noir, which I plan to release in July 2018 on Retro Noir looks at video game hardware in a new and interesting way, unlike anything that you have ever seen before. When artistic photography and smart-ass sarcastic writing collide, you get one of my books! Enjoy.

The first Retro Noir is all about video game controllers! Joysticks! Paddles! Fight sticks! If it controls video games, it is fair game, and I photographed a LOT of controllers for this book. Experience the art of video game controller design through the ages as I showcase these plastic peripherals with a massive gallery of unique black and white photographs. Each accessory is described and reviewed in my unique way.

Retro Noir is a big book, clocking in at well over 300 pages. If you like video game controllers and the art of industrial design you'll love this. Coming in July! Follow me on all my social media fronts to be alerted to the release date :)


Monday, June 4, 2018

What is a Turbo Volcano?

What is a Turbo Volcano? Good question, Turbo Volcano is a clothing brand and a series of somewhat-related comic books.

Turbo Volcano started life as a reverb-heavy shout-out in Classic Game Room reviews back in the day (like two years ago.) I liked it so much I bough the URL and started to draft a sci-fi space opera graphic novel called Turbo Volcano: Heavy Metal Mercenaries. Like most of my comics, it is backlogged behind a popular series of video game collector's guides called the Ultra Massive Series. I need more clones!

The name is so good though, TURBO VOLCANO. It says everything and nothing at the same time. It's easy to remember and cool. Way cool. Lando cool.

In April I launched a series of t-shirts and related clothing on Amazon using the name, Turbo Volcano! When you search for Turbo Volcano on Amazon you'll find most of my really outrageous shirt designs.

I'm still experimenting with my artwork and logos. Most of what I create is a mad combination of 1970s and 80s t-shirts (which I love) combined with monster movies, 80s beach gear and science fiction. From there, sometimes, I'll create more basic retro designs. Other times I'll make a shirt and hate it, only to come up with something based on it which works really well. I'm also making some kids shirts and challenge myself daily with cute designs, which aren't my thing but they sell.

In two months Turbo Volcano has surpassed a decade-old YouTube channel and my Amazon video work, and I've only just gotten started. This is a pleasant surprise because I greatly prefer design work to video work and am thrilled to challenge myself with both new, and unconventional styles daily. I'm drawing three comics at present (Ethel 2, Cosmic Death Brick Adventures and Magnum Skywolf) and find myself pulling inspiration from everywhere. It's a lot of work, yes, but more fun and productive than the dismal shit-show that YuuGlube has turned into.

BONUS! RANDOM DAILY SHIRT SALE This summer I'll be putting one shirt on sale daily. I usually post the announcement on Twitter so make sure to follow me there, but maybe I'll do it here too. This is random, and I'm erratic. You never know what it could be.

Today's special is a cute little panda drawing based on my 2018-era Surf Panda design. Save five bucks, boom.

Thank you again and look forward to more weird-ass shirts from me, and probably a lot of unexpected designs too. I'm also doodling a silly comic on my site called Turbo Volcano: Phase 1 with Edit-Station 1 for yuks, it actually leads up to the main comic book with the mercenaries. You'll see... TURBO VOLCANO (reverb, delay!)


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Books in production for late 2018!

There's lots going on in deep space as I frantically write several books that should make it in time for the end of the year. Here's what you can look forward to! Subscribe to me on to receive updates:

Retro Noir Volume 1: Video Game Controllers (working title)

Ultra Massive Video Game Console Guide 4: Sega Genesis

Ultra Massive Video Game Console Guide 5: Vectrex

Ultra Massive Video Game Console Guide 6: Sega Dreamcast

Magnum Skywolf Volume 1

Ethel the Cyborg Ninja 2

Cosmic Death Brick Adventures: Gleaming The Event Horizon

How To Make T-Shirts That Sell (working title)

World's Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure 2

World's Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure 3

World's Fair of 1939 (working title)

Classic Game Room 2085 Season 1 Companion (working title)

Video Ga... [A SECRET BOOK]

The Great War: Remastered WW1 Standard History Series Collection (continued series through 1919)


Ultra Massive Volume 3!

Ultra Massive Video Game Console Guide Volume 3 has launched across the galaxy! The third book in my Ultra Massive series features photograhs, reviews, and collecting advice for more than 20 game consoles including Sega Saturn, Atari Lynx, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, PS4, and more! Available at

World's Fair of 1893 Photographic Adventure Volume 2 is out!

My newest history book released this month, The World's Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure Volume 2 ! This follow up to ...