Saturday, April 19, 2008

Reviews and Pin-Ups!

Our second review for Ham and Eggs is IN! Thanks again to Adam for such a wonderful review! You rock!

In addition, why not post some pretty pictures, eh?

The color version of Jay Piscopo's hilarious Strudel pin-up!

This awesome pin-up is by Kevin Dixon! Check out
his cast of crazy characters at his ComicSpace!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Our First Reviews!

The fine folks over at the Intelligence Cleaner Agency have posted a pair of reviews of Ham & Eggs.

Reviews are always scary since you never know if it's going to be positive or negative... so when one is brought to my attention, I always read it through my fingers like a little kid watching a horror movie.

Luckily, these reviews are overwhelmingly positive!

Check 'em out here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

More Ham Hilarity!

Greetings pork fans! We got us another hilarious Ham and Eggs pinup!
This one is brought to us by the awesome Stephanie Monohan AKA Slacks!

Check out some of Slacks' stuff at and check out her
zombie portraits at!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I get to post pin-ups!

In a dramatic turn of events, I get the opportunity to post some pin-ups this time instead of Lauren! Why do I receive such an honor, you ask? why, because it's my turn in the blog posting rotation! :)

Anyway, it always puts a big 'ol smile on our faces when we receive pin-ups from folks, and these 2 latest are no exception!

First up is from Carly Monardo:

If that doesn't warm the heart, nothing will!

And next up is from Jay Piscopo. The tone is a bit different from Carly's, but it's equally as awesome!

Thanks to Carly and Jay for rocking these out for us!
Enjoy the fruits of their labor, everyone!
~ Stephen

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A History of Violence...

Yep. Violence. Some comics avoid it all together, some are all about it. I like to think we're somewhere in the middle...okay but probably closer to the latter than the former.

Even though this project is basically a 100% collaboration between Stephen and I, there's still that exciting moment for me as an artist to see what lunacy Stephen's cooked up and made worthy of the written page! So when I get the next wave of script from my esteemed partner in crime, and it says "Rabbit soldier kicks the kitten hard sending it with a SPLAT into the wall" or something similar, one might wonder my reaction!

Well the fact of the matter is, this is one of the first pieces of art I did for Stephen:
Back only about a year or so when we first collaborated on Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack Jaw Blues. This was my first panel of page 1 of the first story I did. While that image may just about sum it up for some folks, if further clarification is required, well here it is.

With certain details that come to my table as it were, ie a splattered kitten with a speech impetiment, I have two initial reactions. And they are pretty much simultaneous:

1. Oh dear lord what have we done? Are people going to be turned off by this?
2. That is absolutely hilarious, I hope I can draw it as funnily as Stephen's pictured it.

So the only logical choice after that is, draw the damn thing, and draw it as best you can!! I guess one reason is like what Stephen said, it's Looney Tunes level violence with just the right amount of gore that would follow. Think about it, a decapitated whore is going to bleed a lot, a head wound is always messy, and a splattered kitten....well doesn't "splattered" sort of speak for itself? Plus, if Stephen and I both find it funny, funny enough to go through with it, chances are other people will too. We're not pop-culture zombies but we're not exactly floating on an island of cultural isolation either, so when all else fails, go for what you enjoy. Eventually a few others will agree :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Let the blood flow!

Wow... Ham & Eggs is 11 pages in and we've already got--

A decapitated whore:
A sheepdog with a knife buried to the hilt in his skull:

And a kitten splattered up against a wall:

We're kinda violent, huh? Yeah, yeah we are. Blame it on Cable TV, Video Games, Gansta Rap, or Catholic School... any of them are good scape goats. But what it boils down to is this - violence, when used to a ridiculous excess, is funny. Really funny. Especially when you pair it up with cute, cartoony images.

Hell, Looney Toons did it for years. Granted, they didn't use the same level of blood that Lauren and I enjoy. But the violence was still pretty brutal.

But you know what? I don't go around killing people. I don't cook puppies in an oven in my basement. I don't lay a finger on my children. Hell, I don't even kill flies - I try to catch them and release them into the wild since the poor bastards only live for like 1 day anyway! Violent comedy in my writing is an outlet for me. And Lauren's beautiful artwork increases that outlet even further because these goofy images aren't relegated to my mind... she breathes life into them on the page!

So, while I certainly don't recommend children ever view Ham & Eggs, I certainly hope that other semi-adults out there like myself enjoy seeing cute characters, reading absurd dialogue, and watching the body-count rise!

Because, trust me, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
~ Stephen

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Hamtastic Pinups!

Okay, so I lied, it's one pinup....but one's in color and one's black and white!

The original inks by Jordan Dalton

and now in brilliant color! Thanks Jordan!

As we've said, we LOOOOVE pinups, so keep em coming!