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Spring has sprung, and brought the cons. It might also bring May flowers, but not in New England. The snow is still melting and we will continue to be a grey wasteland except for maybe a week and a half in August. Anyway, our comic con schedule is as follows:

MASSive Comic Con, June 27-28
This is a brand-new show put on by the good folks at Double Midnight Comics. See how they use the setting of Massachusetts as a novelty in the title? That's how you know they're from New Hampshire. Was that even a dis? I don't know. But I do know the show will be at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. (Have fun pronouncing that, non-New-Englanders!)


Don't forget, all three of our trade paperbacks are available at as real books and digital downloads! Enjoy The Underburbs your way, as long as your way is one of the two ways mentioned in the previous sentence. (Enter "Underburbs" in the search window.)


Joe Haley & T.J. Dort
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
We've been self-publishing The Underburbs since October 2006. If you're interested in reading it, simply drop us a line. We'll be glad to give you a book in exchange for money. Blunt, I know, but that's self-publishing for ya.


Underburbs #16 by Underburbs
Underburbs #16
At long last, Underburbs 16: Take Another Little Piece of My Mart Now, Baby is complete!

Chalk pastel by T.J.
Original size: 18"x27"
MASSive Smash by Underburbs
MASSive Smash
MASSive Comic Con may not have been a Smash hit for us (see what I did thar?), but we did get to do a fun sketch. We were asked to have Kirby and Zero Suit Samus ganging up on Little Mac, and we delivered! I felt a little bad for Mac, but then I remembered that he's one of the thirty or so characters in Smash that has a stupid Down+B Counter. So screw him. I attempted to draw Samus bending forward to share a victory pose with Kirby, but I think I just ended up making her look ever so slightly apelike.

An ape that cleans up exceptionally well, but an ape nonetheless.
The final page of Underburbs #16 has been slid under TJ's door for ink wash. The first ten pages have been scanned, cleaned, and resized. Issue 16 by August or else!
SpEd NYC 2015 - Kill la Kill by Underburbs
SpEd NYC 2015 - Kill la Kill
Sketch from Special Edition NYC.

This was the one we did to pass the time for most of Sunday. I never quite liked my first attempt at Ryūko, so we gave it another shot. It can replace the Fight Club Mako that was sold at a previous convention.

Camden '14: Ryuko Matoi by UnderburbsGraniteCon 2014 - Fight Club Mako by Underburbs
SpEd NYC 2015 - Angela Quickie by Underburbs
SpEd NYC 2015 - Angela Quickie
Sketch from Special Edition NYC.

This is a quick one I did for someone who bought a book and a t-shirt. It was getting late, and she was running low on funds for a book, t-shirt, AND sketch. I'll hook folks up from time to time. It was fun to try to pull of a fast one. I got to do some pencil shading and confirm that I still can't use brush pens.


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nazo677 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hello!! How are ya?
Underburbs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty good, busy though! Just got back from a con, still have a book to finish!
nazo677 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Well I'm glad your work is going well! It always feels good when a day goes well! Also I wanted to ask for a request you don't have to and that's fine all of us have lives to live and this is just when you have any spare time.
Stiffy76 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
hi i`m interested in your comic where can find a copy 
Underburbs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You can go to IndyPlanet (just enter "Underburbs" in the search window), or you can get one in person if you happen to live anywhere near one of the comic cons mentioned in the journal.

IndyPlanet has the first issue and all three trade paperbacks. Together, the trades span the first 11 issues.
Stiffy76 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
thx man 
DanielL2904 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're cool :D
GraphicGinger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Merry Christmas, you guys :3
Underburbs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy New Year!
NuclearMime Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist
I got my order today in the mail! I was tickled pink to see all the lil Death-Annes by the signatures, but the surprise Domino really made me gush~

Thank you!
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