I just recently tied up the graphic novel I’ve been working on for the past couple of months. I’d been itching to draw anything unrelated to it, and in some sort of escape I drew this.

As usual I’ve abandoned this blog after moving into a new house & getting most of that stuff squared away. 

Anyway, peeking around the internet today I saw that you can get some of my work on a clock @ Society6. Super weird, but interesting.

I’m in the final stretch of this graphic novel, and will be presenting a lot of new stuff over the coming weeks/months

I’m still alive, here’s two flyers for upcoming things.

Steadily working on the graphic novel & actually closer to finishing than not. I’ll post some of that work in the upcoming days.

Here’s the personal commission I had mentioned & I can finally say it’s finished. 20+ hours of work, most of which was inking. Between this and working on the Split Lip comic my wrists have hated me. 

This is most intense linework I’ve ever done & making the coloring portion of this actually enjoyable. This whole weather change thing has got to me, and my mindset is correctly focused on what I want.

Finished the lines this morning after trying to push through last night, but my eyes were blurring and it became difficult to see what I was doing. Probably somewhere around 15-20hrs of ink work. It’s been a long time since I’ve really felt like showing the line work alone. Full treatment will be done later tonight. Right now I’m going to rest my hand, & read a book.

Serious amount of ink on this one. About 1/4 o the way through on this here, but excited to see it finished.

Figured I’d post this up, hoping to have this done by today or tomorrow.

I’ve been keeping things relatively low-key on this end, but actually have concrete things to talk about, so here we go.

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You can find my recent astronaut piece in the new Society6 zine “Vacancy" just released a day or two ago. Buy it for the other work in it, because this is a damn good looking book.

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Aaron Cahill (aka NGHBRS), Bene Rohlmann, Douglas Hale, Eric Petersen, Hiroshi Yoshida, Jacques Maes, Jamie Gee, Lala Gallardo, Lorin Brown, Martín Orza, Matthew Goik, Maude Cournoyer, Neil Leverett (aka Lev Man), Norman Duenas, Tom Kitchen, and Tracey Slater.

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Also the illustration exhibit @ Forumartspace opens this Friday, Oct 18th & closes Nov 15th.

I had a chance when dropping off my work to see what else will be shown there & it all looks great. It should turn out to be a nice evening & hopefully a good experience for everyone involved. Personally these type of events are a bit odd for me. People asking questions about work I never really considered to have answers, but it’s a great spot run by people who are doing something solid in the city.

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Sam from the horror anthology comic Split Lip has got a hold of me & we’ve just kicked off work on the most recent release.

I like what Sam’s got going over there at Split Lip, absolutely up my alley. Lots of refreshing ink work, and more than a typical creature of the week story.  Sam has a good eye when selecting artists for each story, & I’m excited he’s asked me to be a part of two things I’ve grown up on. Horror & comics is damn near to peanut butter & chocolate. 

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I’ve got a commission I’ll be able to show real soon too, & it’s something I’ve always had in my mind. Wishing to draw for years & it’s finally coming to fruition.

— Anonymous: are all your drawings drawn from your mind or do you re draw pictures you see on the internet?

Dreams/film/life/internet. Almost one in the same.


posted 6 months ago with 6 notes

Tried to simplify the process a bit on this one, & I’m enjoying the result. I actually made different hair & facial features this time around. It’s nice to be sketching again, & dumping out some ideas I’ve had bouncing around for a bit. You can buy a print HERE.

I’ll be a part of an illustration exhibit running from Oct. 18th - Nov 15th @ Forum Art Space

Aside from that things have been relatively low-key on this end, but with the seasons starting to make their move I’m trying my best to join them.

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Illustrations by Matthew Goik | On Tumblr

Holy cow the amount of notes on this.

Been busy doing this & that, but found time between yesterday & today to work on this. So many things that gave me trouble on this one, the big one being the colors. I’m letting it sit here as is after stripping it down. 

lacarpa:

MATTHEW GOIK


posted 7 months ago via lacarpa with 174 notes

With this gallery show one day away, I think I’m finally ready. This is the most prepared I’ve ever been for a show, so fingers crossed it payed off.

In the midst of getting things ready for printing, making tapes, book, & setting up a booth I somehow found time to start & finish this illustration. Typically I avoid drawing hands, because it happens to be the most frustrating thing for me but I think these turned out well enough seeing as I’m letting other eyes peek at them.

Either way, I’ll post pictures from the event & how I felt it went.

15 minute warmup this morning, hoping to start off on the right foot today.

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