Wednesday, April 30, 2014

11 Freunde magazine cover

A very exciting project THE BEHOLDER worked on is now published: It's the cover for the 150th issue of the German soccer magazine 11 Freunde. The cover and several interior pieces show some super-coaches of the soccer world as heroic comic-book characters.

The piece was directly inspired by a page of Journey Into Misery 5, and even the mono-chromatic coloring is very similar to the Journey and Tales to Behold books. What a cool project, thanks to the entire team at 11 Freunde! 

 The original page from Journey Into Misery 5.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Journey Into Misery 5, Page 37: Playing Xbox

Finally! The Terrific Two are blasting back into the spotlight!
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Captain Evening and The Odds

Those guys! Originally from Tales To Behold, they are currently also starring in Journey Into Misery every week!

Or check out their adventures in finely hand-crafted zines available from BirdCageBottom Books!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journey Into Misery 5, Page 36: Jenkins' Moment

Both battles are on their way to their climatic resolution…
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Merv The Griffin

A member of the strange super-team called The Odds, read his adventures in the pages of Tales To Behold!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Journey Into Misery 5. Page 35: To Save The World

Dramatic events! In several ways! Can she convince him?
The fate of the whole world depends on these two doing the deed!
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jenny Anywhere

Working on a story introducing Jenny Anywhere into my BEHOLDER world. It might actually be a color story for the first time–

This is a study, from the beginning of the story, before she gets into the super-hero business and stuff.

Created by Carter-Ethan Rankin, she has the same basic public domain status as Jenny Everywhere, who she is based on: The character of Jenny Anywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Anywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


If you need to get a lawyer, why not get the best? Also, she can throw cars at your opponents.

Inspired by She-Hulks new series by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido, which is a visual treat in its simplicity and bold cartooning. And funny.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jenny Anywhere, Jenny Everywhere, Rodney and Captain Evening

Here’s a super-group that is shifting into action! (click to enlarge)

Jenny Everywhere (aka The Shifter) and Jenny Anywhere, Rodney Rabbit and Captain Evening! Seemed like a fun group to randomly throw together for this pic.

Captain Evening and Jenny Everywhere can be seen in  Tales To Behold.
Rodney the Alcoholic Rabbit is from Journey Into Misery.
And Jenny Anywhere will definitely pop up in my stories in the future.

Rodney and Cap Evening created by me, but for the other guys remember:
The characters of Jenny Anywhere and Jenny Everywhere are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Anywhere and Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MoCCA Fest Report

Last weekend was the Museum of Comics And Cartoon Art's annual Festival in NYC, your favorite cosmic entity had a great time spending time with other artists and so many friends and supporters of the BEHOLDER Universe!

Thanks so much to everybody who came out! To see more photos and read the full report, please visit my personal blog: http://paulhoppeblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/mocca-fest-2014-report.html?m=0

Friday, April 11, 2014

Journey Into Misery 5, Page 32: Back In Hell

For those who have complained about the lack of nudity in recent pages
(you know who you are)
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Centennia Flies Again!

She doesn’t appear in the just released Tales To Behold 5, but has a role in the currently running Journey Into Misery arc.
Even though she doesn’t look it, Centennia is over 100 years old, hence the name. A few other renditions of her can be found here and here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Journey Into Misery 5, Page 31: Their Last Stand

Things are looking very gloomy for our friends.
At least I got to draw a great looking shadow!
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Ready for SEASON 2 of The Beholder?

Tales To Behold 5 is here, and it continues the mis-adventures of the very odd super-team that includes a living skeleton, a griffin, and an immortal knight.

Our heroes are recovering from the earth-shattering developments that happened in Tales To Behold 4 and Journey Into Misery 5. But they don’t have much time for a breather, as their precious off-time gets rudely interrupted by some drug dealers with strange powers. And upon their return to the Big Apple, they get attacked by – their own shadows!

5.25″ x 8.25″, 40 pages. $6
2-color Risograph wraparound cover with b&w interior on cream paper

Debuting at MoCCA Fest this weekend, and some of the great comic stores in NYC such as Desert Island, Forbidden Planet, Bergen Street Comics and Mysterious Island will have it soon after.

Or order it online from BirdCageBottom Books!