Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Back Ta School Jam!

Hey there, friends! In just over a week I will be back in my homeland of New Jersey with a table at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market’s Back Ta School Jam!

I have a number of new items, but the one I’m most excited to share is my new comic zine adventure featuring Batboy and his squirrel friend Merle! As you can tell from the cover below, Batboy is not very happy about leaving his zone of comfort.

Cover Image of Downhill From Here: A Low Budget Batboy Adventure - Issue 1
by M. R. Kessell
Downhill From Here: A Low Budget Batboy Adventure Issue 1

I addition to my books, I will have a handful of new stickers available. One design in particular would make the perfect gift for those horror-loving bookworms in your life! READ AND READ UNTIL YOUR EYES BLEED!

stickers designed by M. R. Kessell including Brain in a jar and a candy corn kaiju known as cornzilla
Come for the zine, stick around for the stickers!

SPECIAL NOTE:

IF YOU ATTENDED THE LAST FLEA MARKET AND DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAD RECEIVED ONE OF MY COUPONS IN YOUR SWAG BAG, I WILL STILL HONOR IT IF YOU STILL GOT IT!


And if all of that wasn’t enough for you, there will be celebrity guests! Holy crap!

Cooper Andrews from The Walking Dead, John O’Hurley from Seinfeld, and Brian O’Halloran from Clerks are just a few that have been announced so far.

If you won’t come out for me, please do it for the celebrities.

Batboy waiting for the NYC subway in Brooklyn

Even though he doesn’t consider himself a celebrity, Batboy will be available all day long for photo ops and autographs. Come by and snap a selfie! Just don’t ask him to smile.

Anyway, I hope to see you all in Edison, NJ on September 10th!

trenton punk rock flea market

It’s happening in two days!

Come join me at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market on Saturday, May 21st!

I will have a table indoors. Just look for the giant Pumpkinspice!

In addition to the stuff pictured above, I will have a handful of new items, such as: Enamel pins, Holographic Stickers, some large Art Prints and a few copies of Batboy and the Art of Self-Sabotage.

You should come by, we can discuss books, music, our favorite episodes of the Simpsons, quote Kids in the Hall, talk about the best worst movies that we’ve ever seen (like Miami Connection or Samurai Cop) and maybe grab a pork roll sandwich.

I’ll see you guys in Jersey!

All Hail The Cube!

Hey everybody!

I only have one piece of art to share with you this week, but it’s kind of a doozy.

I wanted to create an epic, science fiction/fantasy style illustration. You know the kind, it’s usually set in a desert landscape, there’s a giant monolith or mystical crystal floating in the center while human figures scurry about in fear or awe.

I inserted a Rubik’s Cube in lieu of an alien spaceship or a cyclopean monolith.

I’m not sure why. Maybe because the solving of this puzzle eludes me. Maybe because it’s a great Hungarian invention and that fills me with pride as a Hungarian-American. Maybe it was just a random thought. That’s probably it.

Take a look below at the finishing touches I put on this digital oil painting.

I’ve also added the above piece and a bunch of other things to my Redbubble shop, see below if you’re interested in prints, magnets, stickers, mugs or various other products.

I think that’s about it for now. I have a few new exciting commissions I am working on and I can hardly wait to share them with you!

Until next time!!