Web Comics, Chalk Art, Illustrations, Digital Painting, and Cartoons by Artist Eric Maruscak

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Grandma vs. Zombies

Grandma vs. Zombies book cover, with art by Illustrator Eric Maruscak

Even though I am mostly known for my chalk art, I have been working hard to make my illustration and cartooning work seen by a wider audience. I have had the good fortune to work with author J.B. O’Neil on a couple of his books, which focus on good natured, gross-out humor that pre-teen kids really seem to eat up. Our first book together was the extremely fun Grandma vs. Zombies which features one of the most butt-kicking old ladies you are ever likely to meet.

April 3, 2014   No Comments

Video: Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art Time Lapse

As you saw in my photos a few days ago, I was asked to appear at the 2014 International Toy Fair for the Toy Industry Association and create chalk art based around the theme of "Creative Play".

March 31, 2014   No Comments

Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art Photos

Progress on the Superhero from the Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art.

I have been honored to create art at the International Toy Fair for the Toy Industry Association on three separate occasions. Most recently I was given the theme of "Creative Play" and asked to run with it. Unlike previous works I have made, this time we decided to create 4 individual panels instead of one large illustration. This was both to fit in the space provided on the show floor, and so that the finished images would also fit in the Toy Industry Association’s offices after the shown.

The convention was amazing, and there is so much to see there as it takes up the entire Javitz Center in New York City for four days. I have a high traffic spot near the entrance, and it was great that so many people not only saw my work, but that they also stopped by to find out more about what it is that I do.

March 28, 2014   No Comments

Long Beach Comic Con: John Carpenter’s Asylum Chalk Art

Eric Maruscak, artist from pepperink.com, creates a giant chalk mural for John Carpenter's Asylum at the Long Beach Comic Con.

Back in November I was fortunate enough to be asked by to come out to California and make a chalk mural at the Long Beach Comic Con. The art was for the comic book Asylum by John Carpenter (yes, THAT John Carpenter) and is produced by Storm King Productions. It was truly an honor to be making art associated with one of the masters of horror, and director of some of my all time favorite films.

Asylum is a wonderful horror/supernatural book with the story by Thomas Ian Griffith and Sandy King, written by Bruce Jones, and featuring incredible art by Leonardo Manco. The description on the Storm King website reads:

March 24, 2014   No Comments

the-gutters.com webcomics

I have done webcomics for various sites over the years, and one I enjoy coming back to (when they’ll have me) is the-gutters.com. Not what you’d call family friendly, the-gutters is as it’s name implies, a down-and-dirty look at the comic industry and all of the things that go with it.

Cartoon for a 2013 edition of the-gutters webcomic by illustrator Eric Maruscak. Cartoon for a 2011 edition of the-gutters webcomic by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
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March 21, 2014   No Comments

2014 Toy Fair Illustration

Cartoon art for the 2014 International Toy Fair by Illustrator Eric Maruscak.

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I have made several appearances over the years at the International Toy Fair in New York City, creating chalk art for the Toy industry Association and Peru Meridian Studios.

March 17, 2014   No Comments

ReedPop 2013 Chirstmas Card

Cartoonist Eric Maruscak created the ReedPop 2013 Christmas Card.

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I have done a lot of work with the fine folks over at ReepPop – they are the people who bring you such greats shows as the New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX, and Star Wars Celebration. I have been creating chalk art for various clients at their shows all the way back since 2007.

March 14, 2014   No Comments

Video: Utica Fest 3D Chalk Art

I was invited to appear at the Utica Music and Arts Fest in Utica New York, and was asked to create one of my 3D chalk drawings. Time was limited, as the outdoor arts portion of the festival was only one day, and it was threatening rain the entire time. But I buckled down and pulled through to create the artwork you can watch in the above time lapse video.

March 10, 2014   No Comments