Caricatures

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I am currently working on the 2019 media guide for the Center for the Arts in Homer New York and I thought it would be an ideal time to toot my own horn because I currently have easy access to the logo. If you have ever wondered who designed the logo for C4A look no further than your old pal Jim8ball! Like it or not, I'll take full credit for this one. Very proud that the Center uses a piece I designed and hope it is something that will be used for years to come!

(Ring Ring)

Hold on, gotta take this...Hello? Yes? What's that? You want to change the Center's Logo?...sigh.
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Guess who got asked to create a new logo for one of the country's longest running comic book conventions?  Ithacon 44 will be held on March 23-24, 2019 in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College. The hours will be 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Best of all, no admission to get in! I'll be there selling all kinds of weird crap so stop by my table and buy something and while you are wandering around the con, keep an eye out for the new logo!

Sunday, January 13, 2019


I have been asked to reprise my roll as Jimmy Jack Daniels O’Toole in Acme Mystery Company’s production of A Wee Bit of Murder beginning the first Thursday in March and every Thursday night after that at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse, New York!  Seating starts at 6:45 for this murder dinner theater! This is one of my favorite shows in the Acme rotation. The Clover Union Local #7 is havin’ their monthly meeting but it’s been discovered their pot of gold is missing! Accusations begin to fly and then a murder! Who did what to whom and where is the pot of gold! Come on out for this hilarious St. Patty’s Day farce and don’t forget to wear your green! Tickets available by calling the Spaghetti Warehouse at 315-475-1807

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Set of sketch cards I now have for sale in my etsy shop. Tried to go with a Mike Mignola vibe with these and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Been drawing on Tim Holtz scrapbook paper and really like the interesting backgrounds in the pieces.

Monday, January 7, 2019


Here is another original piece just added to my Etsy shop which you can see HERE. I've been having a lot of fun doing these little drawings and I mostly  have been doing late at night when I'm winding down from the day. I lay on the couch with whatever cat happens to be there at the time, turn on Netflix and draw for about an hour. Lately been watching episodes of Cheers.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Started messing around with Colored Micron pens and scrapbook paper and came up with some original drawings that you can purchase for $15.00 at my Etsy shop or e-mail me if you are interested in purchasing a piece!

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Hey! It's only January 3rd, 2019 so you still have plenty of time to grab my new Creepsville Clown Calendar! This calendar is filled with vintage clown pictures sure to make your skin crawl and your thoughts turn to those horrific days of childhood when you were standing on the street waiting for the annual Dairy Parade to lumber by when some shouted "Look! Here comes a clown!"

Well, maybe that's just me.

The Creepsville Clown Calendar is available for $20.00 HERE in my Etsy shop or send an e-mail to jim8ball@twcny.rr.com, subject line clown calendar.