Chet Zar 06 with Ninja Academy!

I’m never one to pick favorites but I will say that working with Chet on his sessions for Sketch Theatre are always a total pleasure. You really can’t beat the experience of working with such a talented, cool and all around kind spirited guy. I know his characters are a little scary, but Chet is totally the opposite. I hope everyone who admires this amazing man’s work can one day meet him and experience that too!

Enjoy Chet Zar 06 with soundtrack by Ninja Academy!

Chet Zar 2009

Please welcome Fred Harper!

I am so happy to bring you a debut video from the wonderful Fred Harper! Read More

a bunch of new videos to check out

Hey All! Happy Friday to you. Hopefully everyone will have some time over the weekend to check out the awesome slew of videos that have debuted on Sketch Theatre this week. Read More

Amy Botello and Neutral Milk Hotel

Amy Botello has arrived on Sketch Theatre. This California painter is a total sweetheart.  I can think of no better way to describe this gorgeous and extremely talented lady. Her paintings bring to life soulful and haunting beauties, and to bring forth this apparent quality in her work I chose a soulful and haunting number by the amazing Neutral Milk Hotel, the song is “Communist Daughter” from the critically acclaimed album “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”. I highly recommend spending more time getting to know both Amy Botello’s work and Neutral Milk Hotel. You may just have sweeter dreams if you do.




Ron English and Daniel Johnston!

I’m so thrilled to present the presence of the great Ron English on Sketch Theatre! It was really cooll meeting Ron at Comic Con this year, while shooting we chatted about music (mostly). Our time was brief, enough for one sketch, I had him in my hot seat for about 25 minutes before he was off to be swallowed up into the masses once again.


Bringing together his beautiful sketch work with the genius of Daniel Johnston was amazingly inspirational for me while creating this video. I really hope it does the same for you!



Opening night photos from Luke Chueh’s “Inferno”

We stopped in to check out Luke’s opening night for “Inferno” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, here are a few photos from the show. Enjoy!

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Luke Chueh’s “Inferno” opens tonight!

Luke Chueh “Inferno”
opening reception Wed, Sept. 9th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood
“Inferno” featuring new works from Luke Chueh
(On view through Oct. 5th)

Luke Chueh has based his recent body of work on Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” and the 9 rings of hell.  Luke’s interpretation of such bleak and dark subjects as Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Avarice, Wrath & Sloth, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treason, sprinkled with his trademark comic and sad twists is sure to please the masses tonight at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. See you there!




Steven Daily installment #2

It’s been far, far, far too long since you’ve all watched Mr Daily hasn’t it? I’ve been meaning to get you all a fix for a while now! Steven selected one of his very favorite tunes, from a very favorite band to accompany this sketch. This was shot amongst the chaotic backdrop of San Diego Comic-Con 2009, and a killer drawing was born!


If you like this you should check in with his blog from time to time, this boy is crazy busy!


Comic-con 2009 BOOTH #5363

Comic-con 2009 BOOTH #5363
San Diego ComiCon 2009 is upon us …. come by and visit the Sketch Theatre crew in space #5363. We will have free pencils, ST shirts in stock and a killer line-up of artists stopping in to film some sketches! Check the schedule below ….

Friday, July 24 Saturday, July 25 Sunday, July 26
10:00 AM TBD 10:00 AM TBD
11:00 AM Axel 13 11:00 AM TBD 11:00 AM Tom Baxa
12:00 PM Mari Inukai 12:00 PM Molly Crabapple 12:00 PM TBD
1:00 PM Nate Frizzell 1:00 PM Fred Harper 1:00 PM Nikko Hurtado
2:00 PM Daphne Yap 2:00 PM Jim Smith 2:00 PM TBD
3:00 PM Travis Louie 3:00 PM Jordu Schell 3:00 PM Dave Hill
4:00 PM Steven Daily 4:00 PM Nicolas Villareal 4:00 PM Joshua Ellingson
5:00 PM Jeff Soto 5:00 PM Cameron Davis 5:00 PM break down
6:00 PM Jonathan Wayshack 6:00 PM TBD
7:00 PM The Chung 7:00 PM TBD

*Please note – times and artists are subject to change.The nature of the beast that is Comicon chaos, but that being said I expect our schedule is pretty dead on ….
See you there!

Sketch Theatre 2.0!

Sketch Theatre 2.0, you’re looking at it!

If this is your first time visiting Sketch Theatre, welcome! You’ve come at a good time, not only is the site easier to navigate and packed with more features, it’s prettier too! We recently had a full redesign!

For those who are familiar with the site, I promise you an enjoyable experience. It’s easier to find our artists and videos because we finally have a search box! Who knew those would come in so handy? Also the artists pages themselves got a makeover so that the work and videos is displayed optimally.

We’ve also added an interview section to the site and have kicked this off with a great one given by Cameron Davis who discusses, among other noteworthy moments, his work creating the many characters of Guitar Hero.

Coming soon we’ll have a broader feature for our music section as well, I guess we’ll call that 2.1, and it’s coming in the very near future.

So now, please … peruse, and comment and keep the suggestions coming! I would love to know what you think of 2.0 …. up next I’ll be posting information about Sketch Theatre at this year’s San Diego ComiCon (July 23-26) we have a booth full of amazing artists for you to come check out! Stay tuned for the next post …



Cory Benhatzel

Check out Sketch Theatre’s  latest contributing artist Cory Benhatzel’s debut video here is a little insight from Cory’s blog about the meaning behind the sketch, very cool!

“Immortal Love”: a young albino crow sits protectively atop the skull of perhaps it’s dead parent or mate. The flower, Gomphrena, also known as Globe amaranth represents eternal love.



Welcome Tom Baxa!

Tom Baxa makes the kind of art that conjures up thoughts of the fantasy worlds of Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, Vampire, Magic the Gathering, and World of Warcraft … that’s because …. well, he actually really does create those worlds!

If you’ve ever played any of those games, read the novels or picked up a game card deck you’re already familiar with this guy’s work, he’s the real deal … and now check Tom out in some chill time with a pencil and pad and watch him in his Sketch Theatre debut!


Music provided by the always awesome Black Heart Procession, enjoy!


Coop New Works at Corey Helford

Coop @ Helford:

Opening tonight!
May 29th @ the Corey Helford Gallery is the latest solo show of new works by Coop. It’s his first exhibition in past three years!!

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