Copyright © 2007-2022
by Bart King
New Zen Zomic: Nirodha (Cessation)
New Zen Zomic: Taṇhā (Craving)
This May I participated in an on-line, social media drawing
challenge showcasing characters from the X-Men universe.
A rare treat for me but very difficult to put out a drawing
(almost) daily. Life.
Check out all the pieces by clicking Wolverine's silhouette!
Layout/Sketch for a print I'd like to make someday.
Points if you know what the heck it's about.
I recently redesigned the in-universe beer company logo from the
comic book The Fearless Monster Hunters
I am currently working on the long-gestating second issue of...
New Zen Comic: Nansen's Peony.
Happy 2021 everyone, have a great year!
Zen Comics Returnz! After a break we return with a
three panel adaption of Joshu's Oak Tree. Have a good day.
New Zen Koan Comic: Hyakujo's Fox. This is the longest and
strangest one of these I have done, partly because I injected an
old story from my childhood in the middle of the thing, like ya do.
Last Zen Zomic of 2019? Probably. Basho's Staff. “Even if you have
already attained something of enlightenment, you have not
fully secured it... once secured you must go a step further
to transcend it... Leaving no trace behind."”
Here is another Zen short, Moving Mind. The branches drawn are
from outside my living room window. Below are the panels in .GIF
form, emulating the wind.
New Zen short, Beautiful Snowflakes. This is just one line from a
slightly longer Koan but less is more, right?
Zen Zomic Zonday! This one, Ordinary Mind, may be the last one of
these for a while as the next one I plan to do is quite a bit longer.
Yet another, another Zen Comic! Three in less than one month?!
Yet another Zen Comic! Two in less than one month?!
More Zen Comics because here they are... Mu
New koan comic added: What is This? From the Platform Sutra.
Dialog from Stephen Batchelor’s retelling.
koan /ˈkōän/ noun
"a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to
demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to
I’ve been doing some digital object studies for funnies
and for possible future screen prints. Check out the first few...
Both comics are format experiments, making comics that are
easily read on social media. Please Enjoy!
I've taken all the Drumpf (Drumpf) cartoons off of this page because
I'm really just ready to forget all about him. Good riddance.
Since I'm updating the site, I might as well add the Prince Map
I created last year. Wow, I'm really behind here.
I have performed a MASSIVE site update! Actually, I barely changed
anything at all. But, there are colors, and dropdowns, and type...
and images. All the things?
I've added all the Nobody's Rebellion progress images into a
randomizer. Just refresh your page to load a new image.
I am lucky enough to have been awarded an Artist Initiative Grant
from the Minnesota State Arts Board! I will be using this opportunity
to illustrate the graphic novel Nobody’s Rebellion, written by
Peter Schilling, Jr.
Autoptic 2015 was a rousing success! Late news now, but I created
this years event map (just as I did in 2013)
No Post. New Baby. Baby Brain... will be sentient again soon.
I've added my new(ish), fully screen printed mini-comic,
The Names of Birds & Trees into the comics section! REJOICE!!
Another year, another City Pages comic issue!
Click on my submission below...
My trippy, little Dos-e-dos book, Isthmus, has been accepted into
The Society of Illustrators first ever Comic & Cartoon Art Annual!
Coming Soon... for TCAF
The first in an unconnected series of introverted ramblings
of an extrovert.
Less than two months away...
Let the feverish crafting begin/continue!!!
I also added a new pair of prints, read comics / make comics,
to the prints section; go ahead and do both of those activities.
Forgot to mention this - Isthmus, a sort of bastard-sequel / exploration
of characters from 'The Recipe' is viewable HERE!
I'll be tabling at this little event next month...
Saturday December 7th @ CO Exhibitions
1101 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN
10:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.
Stop by and touch books and arts
Long time, no sleep.
Following this link will take you to a great article on the
MPLS Comics Scene... Which includes ME, Brat Kink!!
Another strong review, this time for Pennsylvanians!
New items for sale...
Nice review for post office by The Poopsheet Foundation... HERE
More nice things written about Pennsylvanians.
Thanks to Optical Sloth
New work - a map! Now posted in the illustration section.
Drawn for the AUTOPTIC expo
It is that time of year; here is my submission for the 2013 Citypages
Comix Issue. The theme this year is 'my biggest mistake', which was
difficult; cuz i don't make any. do i?
Added a bit of color here for yuks. Original is grayscale.
My contribution to BARTKIRA is now on view in the comics section.
Check out all the #bartkira tags on tumblr to see an immense about
of beautiful work.
The original art for post office will be on display
(and for sale) at this show...
Honored to be showing alongside a battalion of talented cartoonists...
June 27 — July 7
AUTOPTIC is a comics, graphics, and record festival featuring creators
taking their cues from the long, varied history of underground comics,
counterculture, punk, lo-fi and DIY aesthetics—a history that thrives
beyond demographics, advertising platforms, and major market
concerns. AUTOPTIC is about people making culture happen in the
real world from the bottom up, people who make things themselves,
putting thought and care into seeing those things through and getting
them out into the world, however and wherever they can. AUTOPTIC
is about feeding that impulse and connecting those makers to each
other and to their audience. EXCIMER previews work by several comic,
zine, and print artists that will be exhibiting at the AUTOPTIC festival
taking place later this summer, August 18, 2013 at Aria at The Jeune
Lune in Minneapolis.
If you ever visit a comic expo I am tabling at,
you may see something like this...
Our next chance to meet will be at this August's AUTOPTIC
Pennsylvanians #1 is days away from being completed,
ready for C.A.K.E.! and I'm ready for real cake because
tomorrow is my BIRRRTHDAAAAAY!!!!!!
(said in an Oprah voice)
In June I will be here...
New mini comic, lowtac, now on view in the comic section.
Three previously unreleased shorts.
Bart King...as seen in Creative Quarterly 29!
Check out my Less Than Jake print to see
the (now) stature winning design.
If you are so keen, visit King Cartoon Electric on the ol' facebook!
I can promise you that it will involve clicking, scrolling, and looking.
Most self-published comics on this site are now "free to read" and are
available for purchase (in their archaic book format) from this site or
from etsy.com Thanks!
I've marked down the prices on ALL my prints on the ol' site here.
perfect holiday gifts for friends and family who are into fighting punks,
turn of the century etiquette, a skinless colossus; maybe some...
drawers? perhaps they would enjoy things colored yellow, or the
looney tunes-esque antics of monster hunters, or bugs... or bars.
okay... I do make some 'interesting' stuff.
I have a bunch of prints left over from the Fest 11 Art Show.
each one now available here for $20 dollars shipped. Add'em to
your cart, slap those beauties in a frame of your choice, and
then enjoy the heck outta them!
I will have two new prints on exhibition this month at
the Fest 11 Art Show in Gainesville, FL.
any unsold prints will be available here.
Hi. I have a new comic published in the twin cities city pages this week.
You can read it by clicking the pic below! enjoy!!
New mini-comic 'post office' is now on view in the comics section!
In less than a month I'll be tabling at the...
New illustration (my first web header!) now on view in the
ol' illustration section
Got crafty this holiday with illustrations for my nieces and nephew
Check out the other two in the series here.
hi folks! from now until the end of the year i am discounting the prices
on all the items in the shop, and have created a HOLIDAY BUNDLE
that makes collecting my stuff easy as pie! thanks all!!
the minneapolis indie xpo is this weekend folks! stop by and gander at
the newly printed copies of the the fieldhawk; complete with fully
silk-screened wraparound/dustjacket cover.
In less than a month from now I'll appearing at the...
Stop by and pick up the newly (and firstly) printed copies of
More info on MIX can be obtained here.
preliminary sketch for a project. couple more here
new strip "the future and fortunes of dread" now on view.
new piece,"the itch", on view in the illustration section.
although, one could argue that it belongs in the comics section...
I have converted my blogspot to a 'face a day' drawing challenge
for myself. check in often to track my progress. link.
getting a lot of miles out of this print lately, thanks to some
great patrons and friends. thanks!
and, as promised, another print.
added a new screenprint to the shop, and i'll be adding another
later this week. take a look!