Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Where Ox and Ass are Feeding

Our friend Ted Jager (who currently lives in Thailand) sent us an email with an idea for a short comic. We thought it was pretty funny and developed this:


Friday, December 10, 2010

Nutcracker - Josh

Here's another attempt of a Nutcracker I've been doodling for a while in various past sketches (1, 2, 3).

This is further exploration into a story concept about the Nutcracker from ETA Hoffman's original book.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Wrestling With The Big Dumb Ox - Josh

I made this t-shirt design for a professor I know and his class. They are celebrating the fact that they read through and discussed St. Thomas Aquinas' entire Summa Theologica! It alone is 3,011 pages in English translation. The professor is Dr. Greg Peters, who teaches in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Merry Axe-mas - Josh

To kick of the Christmas season, I thought I'd post the actual Guest Comic that I drew and Matt Wilson wrote for the web comic Axe Cop. It also acted as a promo for our graphic novel of Scrooge and Santa.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MST3K Month

We've always looked upon the month of November as Mystery Science Theater 3000 Month. Mainly because while the show was still on the air, they would have an annual Turkey Day marathon every Thanksgiving. This means 30 straight hours of MST3K, which included themed host segments.

To go with this month's theme, Josh has begun work on creating his own cartoon adaptations of the main characters. So far, he has drawn the great trinity of the cast:

Tom Servo

Crow T. Robot

Joel Robinson


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Scrooge and Santa Website and Interview!

We now have the official Scrooge and Santa website up and running! CLICK HERE to visit.

From I'M HUGE!
I created all the visual elements and our amazing website designer somehow made it all work!

We nearly sold out of our stock of Scrooge and Santa graphic novels at the Long Beach Comic Con! There were only 5 copies left.

Tomorrow night Matt Wilson and I will be featured guests on the COMIC BOOK CLUB live show in NYC! We'll be talking about Scrooge and Santa via phone here in CA. This show is a podcast so that those of you who can't make it out to the live show can listen to it latter! CLICK HERE to checkout podcast on iTunes if you want to subscribe.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Long Beach Comic Con - Josh

I realize that I'm very late in announcing this, but Matt Wilson and I will be promoting Scrooge and Santa at the Long Beach Comic Con (10/29-31). Arcana (publisher) will have a booth (#406) where Matt and I will be part of a small team running it. We will be passing out small candy canes like these to help promote our graphic novel.

If you can come to this Con, please stop by the booth and say "HI". Love to see any of you!

(Don't forget, you can order your copy of Scrooge and Santa at Urban Collector.)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

6th Wedding Anniversary

As of today, we have been married six years. In keeping with our annual anniversary pumpkin carving tradition, we designed and carved this lovely jack-o-lantern. Nothing says, “Happy Anniversary!” like gutting a big orange gourd, stabbing it repeatedly with a sharp object, and then filling it with fire. Here’s to six wonderful years!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chesterton Humor? - Josh

Been reading G.K. Chesterton's book of "What's Wrong With The World", and made a quick doodle of the old dude last night.

That lead to a short comic:

It's a reference to the to the "Dedication" in the book. It's meant to be a kind of "drop your monocle" joke, but I don't know if it's actually funny. CLICK HERE to check out the dedication and the entire book.
Here's a version without the explanation for you Chesterton Fans (Chestertonians).

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Gave It A Chop

My good friend Ethan Nicholle is the co-creator (along with his kid brother) of the successful webcomic, Axe Cop. Ethan was nice enough to let me draw a guest comic for this great series. Matt Wilson wrote the comic and as a result it became a semi-promo for Scrooge and Santa. You can view our guest comic on the site by clicking on the icon below.

Ethan wrote a nice intro for our guest strip on the main page (at least while it's still up).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Place Your Orders!

OK folks! You can now actually place your orders for Scrooge and Santa!
Just go to Urban Collector and search for "Scrooge and Santa" or just CLICK HERE.
It's started!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Josh's Online Portfolio

Josh finally has an online portfolio!

You can check it out at:

Scrooge and Santa - Comic Con Report (Josh)

I realize that it's a bit late in announcing this, but Comic Con went well!
From what we know, at least 17 books were sold on the main floor!
For being an unknown book, by two "unknowns", without prior promotion, we are very happy with how it sold. It was at times surreal, since Matt and I sat behind a big booth (Arcana Comics) and actually signed copies of our book. We have been attending Comic Con together for the past 7 years, so it was very poetic that our first comic would be created together and premiered at the Con. (Forgot to mention that we saw our printed comic for the first time at Comic Con.) Wow, just a couple of years ago I was presenting on a panel and this year I'm "working the Floor". It seems like every I go, I get more and more "involved".
Thank you to Matthew Wilson, who put much investment into this project and who was able to make it a reality!
Thank you to Sean O'Reilly (CEO and Owner of Arcana Comics) for being willing to have this story published!
To all the friends and comrades who sought us out and bought Scrooge and Santa, and to all the complete strangers who ran across this and chose to invest in a completely new book, we give a big heartfelt THANK YOU!
And last, but certainly not least, an enormous THANK YOU to my amazing wife, Katie. Without her willingness and patience to take care of our daughter and other needs, this project would not have happened. I love you Darling!

If you (or someone you know) would like to get a copy of Scrooge and Santa, you can soon place orders through Arcana Comics in October. We will be posting news and updates throughout the Fall. In the meantime please visit the Scrooge and Santa Facebook Page.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Publishing for The Con - Josh

I realized that I never announced on our blog that the work for the graphic novel SCROOGE & SANTA is finally completed! The publisher (Arcana Comics) is working on getting the book completed in time for Comic Con (July 22-25). This year I will actually be sitting at a booth on the main floor, promoting the book! It seems that the more I attend the Con, the more I get "involved". If any of you are attending, please stop by the Arcana Comics booth #2415. Love to see any of you!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Plato Comic Booklet

A few years ago I created a presentation booklet acting as a proposal for a graphic novel, titled Plato Journey. It was drawn during my breaks at my last job using a ballpoint pen I got from a hotel. This was made before I knew anything about drawing comics and it was a good learning experience. (For Example) One thing I learned was, don't draw a comic with a ball point pen.
If you would like to check it out, you may now download a PDF version by clicking HERE.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Graphic Novel Progress - Josh

If I've appeared to be unsocial to anyone these last couple of months, it's mainly because I've devoted any moment I can spare on a graphic novel project. This is the same one I mentioned in a PAST POST. It's a Christmas story that deals with Scrooge and Santa. The story was written by Matthew Wilson.
I'm about halfway through the 3rd act, so the end is almost in sight. Right now the book is in black and white and soon to be colored. A Lettrist is currently working on all the text. Here are a few page samples of my work-in-progress (the font is not final). This is my first graphic novel and comic book, so it's been a real learning experience.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crafty Card

Josh made this card for Katie's birthday, celebrating her crafts.
If you're wondering about the dog, check out THIS POST on Katie's blog.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Josh's Commercial Acting Premier

Remember THIS BLOG POST? Well, here's what that was all about.
Click on the video after it starts playing to watch it in (recommended).

Monday, March 15, 2010

Work In Progress

I'm currently working on a comic book that has a Christmas theme. Here's couple samples:

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Personal Post from Josh

As many of you know, I am currently unemployed and have been for nearly a year now. That is a sobering confession for me. Even though my family and I have kept our heads above water, it will not last forever. I need a job, one that can help support my family (a wife and a little girl who will be 2 in May). I have been searching for work through various methods but one thing that has always proven to be most effective is asking friends and associates. My last job was actually three jobs in one and I was shared between two different departments, I hope that shows I am capable of doing good work. I have never left a job on bad terms and all my employers have been happy with my work and attitude. My last job was with a bank/mortgage lender where I and the majority of my coworkers were laid off. Ever since college I have done freelance illustration work on the side and ideally I would love to work in a job field where I can put to use my artistic creative skills, but if that is not a possibility I am open to whatever is out there. We currently live in Southern California and if we need to move in order to get work, we will strongly consider it.

If you would like to contact me, please send an email to or through Facebook.
Thank you for taking the time read this.


Josh Kenfield

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Coloring!

This time I'm coloring for the presidential campaign of Axe Cop.
Axe Cop is an online comic sensation, illustrated by my friend Ethan Nicholle. Unlike his past Eisner Award winning comics of Chumble Spuzz, Axe Cop is not his original idea because it all came from the mind of Malachai, his kid brother. It's a really fun series because you have Ethan's great drawings telling stories that follow the logic of a 5 year old boy. I love it and it's getting a lot of attention in the online media! Not to mention, TV networks are approaching Ethan to make a cartoon series and even some movie studios are looking into make a feature film!
I've colored a few things for Ethan in the past but recently he asked me to color something for Axe Cop.

This design has become such a hit that already there are tons of requests for t-shirts and posters! (click HERE for more info)
I also made a small piece of "fan art" a while back for this great series.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Last November I got to be a Lead Colorist for Doug TenNapel's latest graphic novel called One Bad Island. This means that I established the color pallet for the book so that other Colorists could use it to color the entire book. I personally colored several chunks of pages myself. It was a lot fun to work under Doug and it was great learning experience!
There are no images that I can share from this book, but there are some drawings in this video:

For those of you who don't know, Doug TenNapel (WEBSITE LINK) is the creator of Earth Worm Jim, a great collection of comic books, some cartoon shows, and a few films. His latest film project is with Hugh Jackman and his company (CLICK HERE TO READ).

Monday, January 04, 2010

2009 Holiday Sketches - Josh

During our trip to Minnesota for Christmas and New Years, I whipped up a few sketches when I had small amount of free time.

My beloved 89 year old Grandmother, while she was talking with my Sister.

These were drawn while Katie and I were enjoying our favorite MN coffee chain, Caribou Coffee.