Needs More Butthole: The James Stokoe Story


Alternate cover to What If? Age of Ultron #2 written by my good pal Joe Keatinge, with art by Ramon Villalobos.






Monster cover roughs.



More Dionysus.


First stab at the V/H/S/2 poster.





Godzilla HCW pencils.

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Laconic Shit

Wonton Soup is getting a collected rerelease.


Covers for the new IDW Rogue Trooper series.




Promo poster for the new Ninja Gaiden game.


Guest pages for a Prophet issue.


Bips and blops










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Deep Striking

Update time, hold on to your asses. Put your butts in your butt-holsters.


My Godzilla series wrapped up quasi-recently, and the trade is out now. I had tons-o-fun working on that book, and am finally allowed into the official Godzilla clubhouse parties they throw every year at Bohemian Grove! After a brief break to sort some shit out, I’m back to working on Orc Stain the 7000 page Selfish Dolphin tome, but I’ve got new things to show.

First off, I was lucky enough to snag another movie poster from that gang of ruffians at Magnet. This time it was V/H/S/2, more specifically the Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto directed ‘Safe Haven’ segment. I got pretty stoked for this one after seeing the screener, as it turned to be the best horror story I’ve seen for at least a decade.



My friend, Robin Bougie, also let me do a cover for his excellent Cinema Sewer magazine, so I put down my snifter of 20 year scotch, removed my velvet smoking jacket and did this.


I really love all the raw enthusiasm Bougie puts into this book, and he draws some fine smut as well.

Here’s a cover I did for the reprint of Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones Helheim #2.


And some other shit (most of it from my now defunct tumblr harhar)…






And a horse, of course.


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Hi, all. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it lately, so I just wanted to make a quick clarification about my involvement with the Sullivan’s Sluggers Kickstarter. I’ve been content to be silent on my end, but after the second KS campaign went up and things are coming to a head, I feel I need to clear up a couple things up.

First off, I want to make abundantly clear that I’m in no way involved with the direction of either of the Kickstarters, or any other other outlet where that book is sold. The Writer and myself had breifly talked about working together on the KS, but due to some disagreements, I decided to remove myself from it completely.

There’s been talk on my behalf about fair compensation from the KS earnings, but I have to say that it personally doesn’t bother me. I have been paid what I was contracted for, and I’ve been very content to keep my nose out of anything involving the book post-Kickstarter. In other words, there’s really no reason to be offended on my behalf. I’m doing fine. I understand that some backers may feel mislead in that they were supporting me financially by backing the book, and for that I apologize. There was very little I could do once the ball started rolling in that regard, shy of shitting on the whole parade.


Lastly, I’ve asked The Writer to remove my name from any future Sullivan’s Sluggers related product. It’s not a book that I feel good about endorsing, and I’d prefer not to be associated with it any longer.

I wish The Writer all the best in getting out all the remaining books to the backers in the quickest and most ethical way possible. I’m sure he has no intention of stiffing anybody on their orders, and I’m positive that you will receive your book at some point if you have not already.


–James Stokoe

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Every day I’m Tumblin’

Helloooooooooooooooooooooo cowboys,

I have finally joined the innumerable ranks of the Tumblrites. They are Legion, and there is no hope of resisting them. I’ll be posting mostly sketchy/unfinished/older stuff on there, while keeping this blog for shiny, new, clean things. Go check it out!

Haha, nevermind.

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Ringworm, Impetigo, Malaria, Amebic Dysentery and Crotch Rot

So, the fantastic and enormously talented Sloane Leong asked me to contribute to a sci-fi themed art show entitled XENOMORPHS, and this is what I came up with.

The show opens tomorrow night, so if you find yourself in Portland, be sure to check it out. Some really great pieces in there.

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Move Over Rover, And Let Jimmy Take Over

Some Godzilla covers for you…

Here’s an interview I did for Newsarama about all that good G stuff

Plus some newish and oldish Orc Stain ish…

Oh, hey. A Kroot!

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