Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays and New Year

Another one down, another to go, unless that is the much hyped apocalypse finally happens- but I'll continue drawing in the meantime.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pumagility Commercial I Storyboarded is out

I storyboarded the shooting boards for this Puma commercial earlier this for First Ave. Machine. It was a blast to draw and it was a lot boards but it turned pretty awesome. Aside of that I had a great time at Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival and am working on new stuff for Stumptown next! Below are some the frames I drew for this commercial. I'll be posting the rest in my storyboard section of my site later this month

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm Back and I'm going to be at the BCGA this weekend!

I didn't really go anywhere. I've just been busy- which is a lame excuse for not posting anything in over a month. But I have been! All sorts of writing and research and research and teaching "Creating Independent Comics" at SVA and some drawing of storyboards and more research- did I mention research? Yeah- My next big book project is about the 1964 Civil Rights Act and as with any with any non-fiction project that I do- I have to do my best attempt at covering all the bases- I've set a deadline of the January first for the first draft and I'm determined to hit it!

In other news I- with Rabid Rabbit will be a the Brooklyn Comics & Graphic Arts Festival this Saturday! it'd be awesome to see you there! It's FREE! no reason not to go now!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pete's Mini Zinefest rescheduled

I hope none you of you out there show up to the event last Sunday cause it was cancelled due to what was supposed be bad weather but turned out pretty nice. With that said it has been rescheduled for October 1st and Paul Hoppe & I will be there selling Rabid Rabbits and our own stuff.

Pete's Mini-Zine Fest

10/1/11- 2-7pm

Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 302-3770 ‎

The image is from my sketchbook comic "fight, Fight, FIGHT!" which will be debuting at the Brooklyn Comics & Graphic Arts Festival

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September WEEKEND of DOOM!

I'm going be running the gambit this September weekend so if you're around come by and say helloo!

•1st on Friday the 23rd there is an art show to benefit the Fowler Arts Collective celebrating an entire year in existence- Rabbit Co-Founders C.M.Butzer & Paul Hoppe share a studio there with regular contributor Aya Kakeda as well as Tory Sica. They belong to the collective and will be selling original works at the show. So drop by and help a good thing stay that way! There be drinks and a raffle and tons of cool work.

Fowler Year One


67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222. located between Greenpoint Ave. and Noble St., two blocks from the Greenpoint Ave G train stop on the waterfront.

(the original of the piece above will be sale at the show)

•SUNDAY the 25th of September. Paul Hoppe & C.M.Butzer will be at Pete's Candystore for the bi-annual ZineFest pushing their mini-comics and Rabbits. There will over 20 writers, artist, and ne'er putting everything on display! Come by and have a refreshing adult beverage with us and support the Rabbit!

Pete's Mini-Zine Fest

9/25/11- 2-7pm

Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 302-3770 ‎

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Upcoming Festing

I'll be at a couple of comic and zine fest's this fall in Brooklyn so get out the calendar and mark it all up with these events.

First, Paul Hoppe and I will be at Pete's Candy store for "Pete's Zine Fest" We'll be there hawking Rabid Rabbit's and our very own mini's and comics (Pete's is different kind of candy store in that they sell liquid candy that is ripe with hops and alcohol)

Sunday, September 25th. Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lormier St. in Brooklyn.

Second- We were very lucky in that we were again selected to participate in this years Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival! If you were there last year then you know know it was spectacular and it's free admission!

Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival!

December 3, 2011 12- 9 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

So come and join us we'll be selling Rabid Rabbits and all sorts of good comic stuff

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Open Studios!

I'll be participating in the Northside Open Studios events from Friday June 17th through the weekend until the 19th. I'll be there with Paul Hoppe and Aya Kakeda, who I share a studio with at the Fowler Art Collective and we'll be at the reception celebrating the launch of Northside Open Studios on Friday, June 17 from 7-11pm. It'll be open on the weekend too, but sadly I will not be there but Paul or Aya will be- so if you want to check out our space it'll be there during the day Sat. + Sun., June 18 + 19 from 12-6pm. They’ll be there sharing and selling their and as many Rabid Rabbits as they can!

There’ll be a ton of other artists there as well doing everything from video art to silk screens- come check it out!

They’re located in the awesome Greenpoint Terminal Building!

Fowler Arts Collective, 67 West Street, #216, Brooklyn, NY 11222

on top is page from my upcoming "fight! fight! FIGHT!" book

Monday, June 6, 2011

HTC sensation commercial that I storyboarded is out!

HTC Sensation - Reveal (directors cut) from Roman Ruetten on Vimeo.

I storyboarded this add for HTC not too long ago for First Ave Machine- I had a great time doing it with all the crazy morphing and liquid metal effects. Below are few samples of my boards from this commercial. both colors and pencils to give you an idea of the translation. here's the link to the credits of everyone who worked on it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dear Japan Donation

I'm donating this piece to a show that will benefit Japan earthquake relief. I'll be one of 170 both renowned and emerging artists from New York and International countries who have agreed to participate in the “dear Japan” project.

The art works will be sold at the one night benefit party held at Art Connects New York (ACNY) in the SOHO gallery on June 4th, 2011. A website will be created after the exhibit which will post the messages from those artists directly to Japanese people.

check out the their site for more info:

cool beans

Friday, April 22, 2011

Whew, Just got back From Stumptown!

Quick note- I had a fantastic time at Stumptown Comics festival in PDX with Paul Hoppe, Tory Sica, Megan Cain, and of course my brother Scott and his girlfriend Sina. Now Back to work!

One last thing- Really tiny chainsaw or...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Awesome time at MoCCA 2011 and the Bergen Party

I had a great time last weekend starting at the exceptional pre-MoCCA party for Rabid Rabbit and C'est Bon at Bergen Street Comics. Tom and Amy have a great comic shop and were fun and generous hosts of the book release and original art show. Then came MoCCA fest- good times all around! talked to tons of amazing people sold a lot of books. Next weekend Paul Hoppe and Myself will be representing Rabid Rabbit at the Stumptown Comic Festival in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. Can't wait!

That's myeslf and S.Y.Choi at the Rabbit Table

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rabid Rabbit at Bergen Street Comics!

I did this illustration as a promotional piece for our upcoming show and release at Bergen Street Comics- Which if you can you should come. It'll be great pre-MoCCA Festival 2011 FUN! I wasn't quite done in time to get cards printed, but I liked the piece so much I took it to finish. The original line art will be on display at Bergen! Hope to see you there.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Rabid Rabbit#13 C'est Bon Kultur #14 Release Party!

And so much more- almost too much to handle! There's the Rabid Rabbit/C'est Bon pre-MoCCA release and original art show at Bergen Street Comics. This is going to be an awesome international comic art show! We've got the pre-mocca release and shindig with comic artists from all over the world including, humbly, myself. We'll be signing books and having good fun presenting the latest issue of Rabid Rabbit its first collaboration in an awesome flip-book with C'est Bon Kultur.

It will be awesome, you should come.

Friday, April 8th 2011 8-11pm

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY

Facebook event link

I will also be attending the MoCCA Festival and the Stumptown Festival in PDX. Stay Tuned here!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

RR13 is a go.

Here's a panel from Rabid Rabbit 13 "SQUARE ONE" our collaboration issue with C'est Bon Kultur. We'll be debuting this issue at this years MOCCA Festival. It's going to be an amazing DOUBLE feature Flip book like you've never seen likes of before!

Scandinavians+rabbits=comic awesomeness

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tattoo designed and inked.

I was contacted recently to turn my illustrated blog title bar into a tattoo. I was pretty excited at the prospect of creating a tattoo and also revisiting that image again. Well, I tried to go all out on this one improving upon the original image- but you can be the judge for yourself.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Zombies of all sorts

I really enjoyed both "The Walking Dead" show and comics, enough so to create this illustration. It was good fun.

In other news we've started Rabid Rabbit #13. It's going to be a collaboration with the swedish anthology- C'est Bon Kultur in which we'll create a flip book- i.e. flip it over and it's the cover of Rabid Rabbit, flip it over again and it's C'est Bon. I think this is going to be pretty sweet so stay tuned to Rabid Rabbit.

Also, I'll be starting a new graphic novel soon- another american history book. I fill in more details as I can.