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Sketchbook Showcase-Caricature Butler by hobojoe93 Sketchbook Showcase-Caricature Butler :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Sketchbook Showcase-Caricature: Hollywood Director by hobojoe93 Sketchbook Showcase-Caricature: Hollywood Director :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Sketchbook Showcase-Human Profile by hobojoe93 Sketchbook Showcase-Human Profile :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 4 1 Dropkick Murphy Unofficial Poster by hobojoe93 Dropkick Murphy Unofficial Poster :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 1 0 Self-Portrait Animal Caricature- Watering Hole V2 by hobojoe93 Self-Portrait Animal Caricature- Watering Hole V2 :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 1 0 Self-Portrait Animal Caricature- Watering Hole V1 by hobojoe93 Self-Portrait Animal Caricature- Watering Hole V1 :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Cowherd and the Beautiful Weaver-A Boy and his Cow by hobojoe93 Cowherd and the Beautiful Weaver-A Boy and his Cow :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Unite Organics- Fire Soap Box-Aztec Temple by hobojoe93 Unite Organics- Fire Soap Box-Aztec Temple :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Aztec Temple Pencils by hobojoe93 Aztec Temple Pencils :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Teddy Bear Chat Stickers by hobojoe93 Teddy Bear Chat Stickers :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Scissors Shading Exercise by hobojoe93 Scissors Shading Exercise :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 2 0 Shading Exercise- Binoculars and Scissors by hobojoe93 Shading Exercise- Binoculars and Scissors :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 Evil Genius Profile View by hobojoe93 Evil Genius Profile View :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 1 0 Mad Professor Profile 2 by hobojoe93 Mad Professor Profile 2 :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 1 0 Evil Scientist Profile Sketch 1 by hobojoe93 Evil Scientist Profile Sketch 1 :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0 The Ancient Presence-Confronting the Legend by hobojoe93 The Ancient Presence-Confronting the Legend :iconhobojoe93:hobojoe93 0 0


COMM - Boxing Match by Atrox-C COMM - Boxing Match :iconatrox-c:Atrox-C 196 13 Fire and Ice by ryky Fire and Ice :iconryky:ryky 3,717 62 Grumpy Bear -rabbit- Part3 by bib0un Grumpy Bear -rabbit- Part3 :iconbib0un:bib0un 254 6 New Life  by ryky New Life :iconryky:ryky 3,728 50 Anastasia's nightmare by Zoisite-Virupaksha Anastasia's nightmare :iconzoisite-virupaksha:Zoisite-Virupaksha 37 6 .: Belated Sketchtember Day 28:. Julius by Slurku .: Belated Sketchtember Day 28:. Julius :iconslurku:Slurku 56 14 Takari for Hatake by RW09 Takari for Hatake :iconrw09:RW09 920 96 Naruko Cosplay by Nao-Dignity Naruko Cosplay :iconnao-dignity:Nao-Dignity 424 35 Happy Birthday Mickey by chiby-furry Happy Birthday Mickey :iconchiby-furry:chiby-furry 104 22 Merry Vanellope - Quick Sketch by fujikoeurekachamploo Merry Vanellope - Quick Sketch :iconfujikoeurekachamploo:fujikoeurekachamploo 71 7 Death's Near Vimes Experience by Alda-Rana Death's Near Vimes Experience :iconalda-rana:Alda-Rana 115 21 Captain Hook - Hope Poster by ArtClem Captain Hook - Hope Poster :iconartclem:ArtClem 90 24 Lord Hater Quickie by Themrock Lord Hater Quickie :iconthemrock:Themrock 353 11 Aladdin - Hope Poster by ArtClem Aladdin - Hope Poster :iconartclem:ArtClem 101 12 Luke and Layton in London by wredwrat Luke and Layton in London :iconwredwrat:wredwrat 7,725 635 Layton and Luke at the Busstop by wredwrat Layton and Luke at the Busstop :iconwredwrat:wredwrat 6,187 485



Dropkick Murphy Unofficial Poster
Unofficial collage poster I made advertising a concert by the Celtic Punk band "The Dropkick Murphys" in Asbury Park.  I was not paid nor asked them to make this, nor am I affiliated with them in anyway.  This was just something made on my own accord.  I wanted to created a poster that captured the hardcore feeling of their music, while still feeling authentic to their Scottish and Irish roots.  The snakes featured are from a different poster advertising the band "The Flogging Mollys", and the castles/city backdrop are stock images found online, so credit to the original creators.  Would love feedback and thoughts since I wanted to make an image that represented the style and looked cool doing it.  Hope you like it.

I apologize for doing something like this again.  I won’t make a habit of this since I don’t like being all that morbid, but I feel the need to say something yet again.  I even began writing this a week ago, since it was in my head, and waited until a proper moment.  As of right now it has been a month and day since the infamous event.   Granted it feels like it’s simultaneously been longer and shorter for varying reasons, but regardless, things are the way they are.  I find it weird, mulling things over now, since my previous diatribe was done as an effort to keep him fresh in my mind while he was still fresh in my mind.  The day before, the three of us were in our regular groove, weary of his condition, but none the wiser of the events that were to take place at 3 the next morn.  Things have definitely happened since then.  Since his cremation, school has slowly settled in back to as normal as it can get, and I’ve taken up almost a part time job babysitting.  It’s weird not having interacted with him for this long.  While I can definitely think of some, there are still very few days I can think of in my life where he and I didn’t interact with one another (with the only other person close to that regard being mom).  The two of us have been doing as well as you can, though the house feels rather empty without him. I find myself breaking many of the rules he previously established partly out of empathy, while key things he said to me over and over swirl throughout my mind non-stop.  I tend to be fine throughout the days, but it’s the nights that get me, particularly Tuesday leading into Wednesday.  In my weaker moments, I search through old emails that he sent, listen to the many voice messages he sent me (which he himself told me to get rid of, now I’m glad I ignored him on that level) and go over the last work he edited for me I search for any other papers we worked on together that he scribed on (I’ve found 1, but I've yet to succeed any further).  They are nice, but they hardly meet the desire I have for him to come home.  I even brought his retirement card to school one day in thoughts that I’d feel better.  Instead, I broke down after returning home, even missing Karate since I could hardly function.  People have been regularly telling us that if we need anything, they are there, and while their words are greatly appreciated, the one thing we TRULY need we can never get.  At nights, when I see those pictures of him… of us… I find myself weeping.  I know it wasn’t my fault, yet I still feel responsible.  I did everything I could in the moment, but I feel as though I could have done more.  It keeps ringing these questions that linger in my mind.  How do you move forward, when the shoulder you cry on is the one in the casket? How do you let the pain flow when Dad taught you to learn from things and move on? I try to be there for mom, but I have none there for me like him.  I know there are those I can turn to, and some I have.  But, none got me more; understood my psyche; knew what ticked me off; talked with me more than anyone on the planet than Dad.  I miss our meaningless conversations, those heart-to-heart chats, the heated debates that would go on forever, the diatribes that were both brief and endless.  Assignments have come and gone that I know my editor would have been helpful with.   Events have occurred that I know we would discussed.  Yet, none of that changes the situation we’re in, and nothing ever will, driving me insane.  I even feel guilty harping on this when others have lost family members and pets more recently than I.  What do you say to them, when it still hurts?  What can you say?  Writing has been one of the few outlets to get the pain off my chest, yet nothing gets him off of my mind.  All I know, is that despite everything, there is only one person who would know what to say to me in these darkest hours.  One guy, that knows me well enough, that can bring me up when I’m feeling down. One man, who will try to cheer me up with terrible humor, but will still make me laugh after being amused by my lack of reaction.  A single individual, who would have a field day with me currently repeating sentences like this, as it feels poor in terms of writing, and would have a better idea for both its presentation and throw in some fancier words to boot.  But now, he’s not here, and it only makes me miss him more.      


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Joseph J. Szalecki
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hi. This is just a place to showcase the work I've done for you to see, and hopefully you'll like it as much as I do. Unfortunately, I'm a busy guy so the process will be PAINFULLY slow.


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AranOcean Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for the watch!
Icewear Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student
Thanks for the watch!Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
:squee: thank you for the watch!!!
hobojoe93 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
No big.
Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Watch :iconexcitedlaplz:
hobojoe93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Don't mention it.  I told you how impressive your artwork is.  BTW, what did you end up getting in Sweeney's.  Mine was like a B- or something 
Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hobojoe93 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Grumble...Rumble...Lucky.  Where you at now?  Me, I'm still here.  Thanks to the Stars Program I got one more semester here and I'm actually taking that mysterious rigging class.  I'll try and keep in touch, but as you can tell I'm not really quick to the point.  
Ever Reclusive,
Joe J Szalecki

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