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Still a lot of love!

Captain Pancake is bringing the love and is hugging an oversized teddy bear with little hearts popping up above their heads for Valentines Day!

Don't spill my coffee little robot!

02/19/24

Captain Bear Hug is popping in with a big ol' bear to give some belated Valentine's Day love to you all!.

Check out Captain Bear Hug Here!

Check out more Captain Pancake designs here!

Not quite Spring yet...

A happy robot in the shape of cup of coffee walks by the viewer while carrying a pumpking and smiling with its robotic jack o' lantern face!

Don't spill my coffee little robot!

02/18/24

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bot is here even though he's a bit out of season to help keep you toasty during what is hopefully the last cold spell before nicer weather.

Check out Pumpkin Spice Latte Bot Here!

Check out more robot designs here!

Cool temps Hot Lattes

A robot on the verge of losing its balance is quickly en route to serve hot beverages to cold customers!

Don't spill my coffee little robot!

01/24/24

Latte Bot has also been upgraded from my 2013 Daily Robots series to keep all the lattes delivered quickly and intact!

Check out Latte Bot Here!

Check out more robot designs here!

Watermelon Bot

A cute watermelon robot walks by on its robotic legs while its robotic arms hold and eat a tasty slice of an actual watermelon!

Chomping on that watermelon without a slice of irony...

01/22/24

Watermelon Bot has been upgraded from my 2013 Daily Robots series to work nicer on tees and prints! Be sure to check em out below!

Check out Watermelon Bot Here!

Check out more robot designs here!

Lady Bday Celebration

A lady shark is surrounded by presents and birthday cake.

Birthday princesses have the best birthdays...

01/16/24

Birthday Princess Shark II may be a bit of a diva, but we'll still celebrate her birthday anyway!

Check out Birthday Princess Shark II Here!

Check out more birthday designs here!

Sheetcakes are done

A shark in a birthday party hat eating a big chunk of a birthday sheet cake.

That sheetcake was never safe!

01/15/24

Sheet Cake Destruction Shark is here to totally body any and all birthday related sheetcakes. Beware!

Check out Sheet Cake Destruction Shark Here!

Check out more birthday designs here!

Giddy up!

Santa is smiliing while sporting a giant oversized red cowboy hat with a dash of holly on the headband, to compliment his big fluffly white beard.

Santa looking good in a big 'ol cowboy hat!

01/14/24

Oversized Cowboy Hat Santa says "howdy partners!" while delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls. YEEE-HAWWWW.

Check out Oversized Cowboy Hat Santa Here!

Check out more Christmas designs here!

Birthday celebration

A shark emerges from the water with a half eaten cupcake, frosting on its face, and presents in the background.

Second in the series, but first in my heart...

01/08/24

The Birthday Shark II is the second in my birthday series to celebrate your pal Nick's bday on the THIRD.

Check out The Birthday Shark II Here!

Check out more birthday designs here!

Time to get cozy

Santa stands proudly in front of a large pile of chopped logs with his leg on another chopped log, wearing a plaid shirt and a green stocking cap.

Gotta keep Mrs. Claus and all the elves and reindeer nice and warm!

01/07/24

Lumberjack Santa is here cutting some wood because it's finally snowed and early January is feeling more like Christmas than Christmas did. So hey.

Check out Lumberjack Santa Here!

Check out more Christmas designs here!

HBD to me!

A shark in a birthday party hat eating a big chunk of a birthday sheet cake.

Totally manhandling that sheetcake!

01/03/24

Sheet Cake Destruction Shark is here to wish ME a Happy Birthday, and maybe you too if you're a fellow Capricorn!

Check out Sheet Cake Destruction Shark Here!

Check out more birthday designs here!

Lush wooden mullets

A mullet stands proudly showing off his leafy and lush mullet!

All that leafy mullet just looking all majestic!

01/03/24

The Mullet Log didn't have to just flaunt that luscious mullet on us all, but here we are!

Check out The Mullet Log Here!

Check out more DangerHuskie here!

Only for logs

A log takes a break and cools down with a popsicle log treat.

Might want to decline a wood lollipop if it comes up

11/26/23

The Popsicle Log is probably the only thing that could TRULY enjoy a wood lollipop!

Check out The Popsicle Log Here!

Check out more of my Chicago series here!

Chicago Donut

A donut with aviator sunglasses, a mustache and a Chicago city flag.

Never have had pumpkin spice pancakes now that I think of it!

11/25/23

It's cozy season, while there's no snow, doesn't hurt to bulk up a bit like Da Chicago Donut!

Check out Da Chicago Donut Here!

Check out more of my Chicago series here!

Belated Spooky Season Entry

A spooky and sinister man with a Jack O'Lantern head lunges by in a three-piece suit and a dashing cape!

Never have had pumpkin spice pancakes now that I think of it!

11/25/23

Halloween has come and gone but someone better tell Jack O'Lantern in a Cape!

Check out Jack O'Lantern in a Cape Here!

Check out more DangerHuskie here!

New DangerHuskies

A friendly log twirls his leafy mustache as a couple of his forest friends rest on his back also twirling their sweet mustaches!

Never have had pumpkin spice pancakes now that I think of it!

11/25/23

Halloween has come and gone but someone better tell The Mustache Log!

Check out The Mustache Log Here!

Check out more DangerHuskie here!

Black Friday

A shark peeks out of the water, surrounded by an assortment of cookies and gifts, dressed as Jolly St Nick!

Never have had pumpkin spice pancakes now that I think of it!

11/24/23

Black Friday is here and The Jolly St Nick Shark has all the sweet deals!

Check out Jolly St Nick Shark Here!

Spooky pancakes!

A spooky version of Captain Pancake that is flying by with a couple of pumpkins in tow and a pumpkin pattern cape

Never have had pumpkin spice pancakes now that I think of it!

11/01/23

Halloween has come and gone but someone better tell Captain Scarecake!

Check out Captain Scarecake Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

There goes the candy...

A shark peeks out of the water wearing facepaint as a skull, surrounded by scores of Halloween candy.

Suckers, candy bars, treats, this shark is going to eat em all!

10/31/23

Halloween Candy Destruction Shark isn't too choosy when picking Halloween candy to eat. It enjoys every type, bucket, bags and all!

Check out Halloween Candy Destruction Shark Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Fresh paintjob

A sweet pumpkin waves and heads off ready to skateboard and do some tricks.

New colors, new pumpkin!

10/28/23

Skatedeck Pumpkin is an older piece with a slight coloration update. Hope you dig it!

Check out Skatedeck Pumpkin Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Jack Squash

A sharks that has become a jack o'lantern peeks out of the water surrounded by a small group of pumpkins with jack o'lantern faces carved in them and lit up!

When in Rome!

10/27/23

Jack O'Lantern Shark has communed with the other pumpkins and has become a jack o'lanter himself! The horror!

Check out Jack O'Lantern Shark Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Trick or Treating Time

Captain Pancake is dressed as a vampire!

Smell my feet! They are airborne!

10/26/23

Spooky Pancake is off to grab some great candies and treats this Halloween, just keep your distance!

Check out Spooky Pancake Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Get smashed

A shark covered in pieces of pumpkins peeks out of the water to assess all the pumpkin destruction!

Smashing all the pumpkins!

10/25/23

Pumpkin Destruction Shark will destroy all pumpkins in his wake! Beware!

Check out Pumpkin Destruction Shark Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

All hail the king

A pumpkin powered by steam has robotic arms and stands over an assortment of jack o' lanterns.

Ruling the pumpkin patch!

10/19/23

His majesty, The Steampunk Pumpking, rules over the pumpking patch with the occasional puff of steam!

Check out The Steampunk Pumpking Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Still pillaging and plundering

A friendly ghost with a cool pirate sword and hat.

You can still be a pirate as a ghost, just need the hat!

10/17/23

Pirate Ghost is still pillaging and plundering but a bit cuter with his Jolly Roger hat!

Check out Pirate Ghost Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Skater spirit

A happy ghost floats above a skateboard

Just cause your'e dead, it's doesn't mean you can't shred...

10/13/23

The Ghost Skater still out here doing tricks even though he's no longer a part of the mortal coil!

Check out The Ghost Skater Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

The dark guardian

A crow with multiple heads and wings is covered in blood.

A multi-headed crow with a wicked hunger...

10/10/23

Crowberus Reborn is on the guard at the gates of Hell! Look out!

Check out Crowberus Reborn Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Monday Brain

A shark pops out of the water that is a zombie.

Brains on the menu, you say?!...

10/09/23

The Zombie Shark is on the search out in the high seas for some BRAINS.

Check out Zombie Shark Here!

Check out more of my Halloween series here!

Don't overdo it!

A monster is wide eyed after drinking too much caffeine in the Winter.

Might want to switch to decaf or hot chocolate buddy...

10/08/23

Mr Caffeine is hitting the ol 'joe a little too hard to keep warm since the temps dropped!

Check out Mr Caffeine Here!

Check out more of my Original Monster series here!

Shark Lumberjacks!

A shark dressed as a lumberjack with a warm hat and axe strikes a pose in a woodland setting.

Sharks do look pretty good in plaid...

10/02/23

The Lumberjack Shark is ravaging our forests with its perpetual axeing! Save our forests!

Check out The Lumberjack Shark Here!

Check out more of my Sharks in the Wild series here!

Happy October!

A figure with a head of a jack o'lantern is behind a group of jack o'lanters set up as a drum set.

Happy Halloween!

10/01/23

The Pumpkin Drummer is here to ring in the new month, the Halloween month, OCTOBER!

Check out The Pumpkin Drummer Here!

Check out more of my Halloween works here!

10 Year Anniversary

A shark pops out of the water with a foam hat and mustache.

Funny hat. It's funny...

09/30/23

Funny Hat Shark was the first work of my "Sharks in Water" series 10 years ago. Time flies. Updated in my shops!

Check out Funny Hat Shark Here!

Check out more of my Sharks in Water here!

Fall Wonderland Jam

A jar dressed as a scarecrow carries around a bunch of fallen leaves.

A little crispy with a hint of pine and pumpkin...

09/26/23

Fall Jam is living it up in a Fall wonderland!

Check out Fall Jam Here!

Check out more of my Fall Series here!

Cozy Fall Sharks have arrived

A shark peeks out of the water with a rosy nose, wearing a stocking cap, gloves, a scarf, surrounded by falling leaves.

Extra cozy, still chompy

09/24/23

Fall Shark is living that cozycore life and is all about Fall as she pops out of the ocean.

Check out Fall Shark Here!

Check out more of my Fall Series here!

Logstache Update

A log with a mustache walks by.

Extra scratchy mustache

09/23/23

Logstache trots through the forest on the FIRST day of Fall. Time flies.

Check out Logstache Here!

Check out more of my Fall Series here!

Bacon scarves!

Maple donuts always keep warm with toasty bacon print scarves!

Sweet maple and crispy bacon!

09/19/23

The Bacon Scarf Maple Donut is here to teach you how to take advatage of those cozy Fall vibes!

Check out The Bacon Scarf Maple Donut Here!

Check out more of my Donut Series here!

Gimme five!

A small robot that's is a high five with another hand waiting for a high five and also a clamp hand holding a high five waiting for your high fives!

Don't leave him hanging!

09/18/23

High Five Robot is refurbished from my Daily Robots series and here to receive all of your high fives!

Check out High Five Robot Here!

Check out more of my Robots here!

Sharks eating school supplies!

A shark peeks out of the water wearing a spinning helicopter hat with all of his books and school supplies in disarray floating in the water.

Beep bop boop, off to school!

09/11/23

Back to School Shark is built to learn and is heading back to school!

Check out Back to School Shark Here!

Check out my back to school series here!

Check out more of my Sharks in Water series here!

Programmed to learn!

A small smiling lunch box, with glasses and braces, walks to class.

Beep bop boop, off to school!

09/10/23

LunchPailBot is built to learn and is heading back to school!

Check out LunchPailBot Here!

Check out my back to school series here!

Check out more of my Robots here!

Back to school!

Captain Pancake smiles at the viewer as a younger version of himself, with braces a book bag and holding his books with his lunch on the ground at his side.

Books, braces and all!

09/05/23

Back to School Cakes here, and yep, even Captain Pancake had to go to school too!

Check out Back to School Cakes Here!

Check out my back to school series here!

Check out more of Captain Pancake here!

Burgers in space!

An astronaut burger is falling apart in outerspace.

Ugh, what a mess!

09/03/23

The Astronaut Burger is just in a total predicament in outerspace, just in time for Labor Day weekend!

Check out The Astronaut Burger Here!

More of my Outer Space Series here!

Creating stars with its bare hands

A robot builds a star with its hands in the depths of space.

Star building is a job for cosmic robots!

09/02/23

The Star Builder just got dusted off and updated in my shops. Join it in creating new stars from the materials in space!

Check out The Star Builder Here!

More of my Outer Space Series here!

The cold dark of space...

A female astronaut floats in space and gives the view the 'hush' gesture.

The stars, the planets, the cosmos, the secrets!

08/28/23

Secrets of Space 2017 is an oldy but a goodie. The secrets are there and will reveal themselves if you're patient!

Check out Secrets of Space 2017 Here!

More of my Outer Space Series here!

8x's the scrubbing power!

A friendly octopus with a mustache helps some young kids in rain coats wash a red car

Octopus carwash is a washing experience that's second to none!

08/24/23

The Octopus Carwash is out to keep your ride nice and scrubby dubby clean!

Check out Octopus Carwash Here!

More of my Summer Series here!

Wooden cool-down

A log takes a break and cools down with a popsicle log treat.

Just a log cooling down with a wooden popsicle. STANDARD.

08/23/23

The The Popsicle Log is proof that even logs needs to cool down when it's hot hot hot out! Also hey, I have a new SUMMER series. Check the links below to learn more!

Check out The Popsicle Log Here!

More of my Summer Series here!

End of Summer Sharks

Part of my sharks in water series with a shark peeking out of the water with party gear

Ope, prob toss them flip flops there shark...

08/22/23

The Beach Party Shark is enjoying the last days of Summer and they are a hot one! Stay cool out there!

Check out Beach Party Shark Here!

More of my sharks in water here!

Lunchtime sandwiches

A sharks peaks out of the water with ice cream on its face, surrounded by floating half-eaten ice cream sandwiches.

Just gonna nap here on all these ice cream sandwiches...

08/01/23

Happy Shark Week! The Ice Cream Sandwich Shark is enjoying some soft ice cream sandwiches. Gotta stay cool in this heat and humidity!

Check out Ice Cream Sandwich Shark Here!

More of my sharks in water here!

Still time for ice cream!

A shark peaks out of the water dressed as an ice cream man, surrounded by an assortment of ice cream cones in the water and sprinkles.

The shark ice cream man is here!

07/23/23

Happy Shark Week! The Ice Cream Cone Shark is here! Summer is still going strong. Just be careful of you hands!

Check out Ice Cream Cone Shark Here!

More of my sharks in water here!

Ap-PEAR-rent Skills

A pear shows off a trick on a skateboard

Kick flippin!

07/15/23

The Pear Skater is ap-pear-rently a really good skater. Look at that kickflip!

Check out The Pear Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Cherry Red!

A cherry cruises by on a skateboard.

So shiny! So skateboardy!

07/13/23

The Cherry Skater is a surprisingly good skateboarder for being just a fruit/sometimes garnish!

Check out The Cherry Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Blackberries rolling by...

A black berry with sunglasses skates on a skateboard.

Blackberries off the bush and roaming FREE.

07/11/23

The Blackberry Skater is out enjoying Summer, Summer, Summertime! Listening to his sweet jams!

Check out The Blackberry Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Chicago Dog with a Flag Update

A friendly dachshund in a stocking cap with the colors of the Chicago flag and also sporting a costume with the toppings of the Chicago-style hot dog!

I made this wayyy before the air quality thing!

06/27/23

Chicago Stocking Cap Dog with Flag isn't letting bad air quality get him down, or get on his chicago-style hot dog toppings either!

Check out Chicago Stocking Cap Dog with Flag Here!

Quite a few more Chicago Designs here too!

Summer blue...

A blueberry is on a skateboard skating by, while its headphones wires whip in the wind.

Gotta start my blue themed playlist.

06/25/23

...BERRIES. The Blueberry Skater is out enjoying Summer, Summer, Summertime! Listening to his sweet jams!

Check out The Blueberry Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Hockey Foreverrr

A friendly floating ghost holding a hockey stick that's taped up, and hockey gloves, all while keeping warm with a stocking cap!

Death isn't stopping my love of Chicago Hockey!

06/20/23

Da Chicago Hockey Ghost is a big hockey fan, is friendly, and being a ghost isn't stopping him from loving it all!

Check out Da Chicago Hockey Ghost Here!

Keeping the stocking cap on just in case

A dachshund in a chicago dog style hot dog costume zooms by on top of a skateboard!

It may very dip to cool jacket weather, ya never know.

06/19/23

Chicago Weiner Dog Skater is cautiously out for a ride. Gotta keep some cold weather gear on, cause it's the Midwest, and ya just never know!

Check out Chicago Weiner Dog Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Happy Flag Day!

A little weiner dog is wearing a Chicago-style hot dog costume while carrying a huge waving, red, white, and blue American flag for Flag Day!

The weekend is here and this orange is taking advantage.

06/14/23

All-American Dog is taking advantage of the nice weather and sunny weekend to get in some board time!

Check out All-American Dog Here!

Living that Freelance Life

The FreelanceXP logo on a black background with a yellow outline.

Telling my tales of working as a freelancer!

05/28/23

All Freelance ALL THE TIME. It's The FreelanceXP! I'm starting a blog, probably early next year, of all my freelance tips and tricks of living, surviving and thriving in that freelance life.

Orange you glad it's the weekend?

An orange with green sunglasses skates on a skateboard while waving

The weekend is here and this orange is taking advantage.

05/20/23

The Orange Skater is taking advantage of the nice weather and sunny weekend to get in some board time!

Check out The Orange Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Skateboards for bananas...

A cool banana skates on a skateboard while showing a peace gesture.

Yep, it's a banana skateboarder.

05/14/23

The Banana Skater is one of my favorites pieces of my skater series and I hope you dig it too!

Check out The Banana Skater Here!

All sorts of cool skaters here! Check out my skaters series!

Lightning crunchy...

A gray storm cloud chews on lighning bolts.

Nom nom nom lightning...

05/12/23

The Lightning Cloud is just munching away on some lightning bolts to get powered up for a stormy night!

Check out Lightning Cloud Here!

Also check out more of my ELECTRIC Cloud designs here!

Sunny Days ahead...

A happy white cloud cruises by on a skateboard while showing a peace sign gesture

Sunny days and big white fluffy clouds...

05/11/23

The Cloud Skater is just vibing on life as he cruises by!

Check out Cloud Skater Here!

Also check out more of my FLUFFY Cloud designs here!

With Spring comes storms

An angry cloud is ready to storm, riding a skateboard, and has an arm full of lightning bolts

Clouds rolling in a bit faster on skateboards...

05/9/23

The Thunder Cloud Skater has a cool skateboard, but is looking a little grumpy, and with them lightning bolts, prob best stay out of its way...

Check out Thunder Cloud Skater Here!

Also check out more of my FLUFFY, and sometimes full of thunder, Cloud designs here!

Fluffy Cloud Season

A fluffy white cloud chugs a mug filled to the brim with sunshine.

Even clouds need a little morning joe for a pick-me-up...

05/8/23

The Coffee Cloud is enjoying the nice weather, but still needs a little extra oomph to start his day!

Check out Coffee Cloud Here!

Also check out more of my FLUFFY Cloud designs here!

Weekends are for jelly beans

A shark peeks out of the water wearing basket grass from an Easter basket and is surrounded by jelly beans.

Best look before you grab another handful of jelly beans...

04/8/23

The Jelly Bean Easter Shark likes jelly beans, probably more than you do, so best be on guard around that Easter Basket!

Check out The Jelly Bean Easter Shark Here!

Also check out more of my Easter designs here!

It's a Good Friday

A shark dressed as a pink costumed Easter Bunny pops out of the water with an Easter basket of candy, with the candy in the basket and floating in the water.

Bunny costumes and all, sharks are looking for your candy...

04/7/23

The Easter Shark is peaking out of the water looking for unmanned baskets full of candy! Be on the lookout!

Check out The Easter Shark Here!

Also check out more of my Easter designs here!

Beware The Easter Shark

A shark floating freely in a forest scene in Springtime, eating a chocolate bunny, face covered in chocolate, while toting a Easter basket.

I see a shark in a bunny suit floating around the egg hunt!

04/5/23

The Easter Bunny Shark is the current star of my home page, and also is back to totally ruin your weekend egg hunt!

Check out The Easter Bunny Shark Here!

Also check out more of my Easter designs here!

Super Belated St Patrick's Day

A shark dressed in festive St Patrick's Day attire enjoys donuts, sweets and festive drinks to celebrate the holiday.

St Patricks Day Shark scoping out the minty sweets!

04/3/23

The St Patrick's Day Sweets Shark may be making a belated appearance, but the luck is still strong with this shark!

Check out St Patrick's Day Sweets Shark Here!

Also check out more of my St Patrick's Day designs here!

Happy Valentines Day!

A shark dressed as a cherb peeks out of the water to spread some lovin.

Valentines Shark loves hopeless romantics!

02/14/23

The Cupid Shark loves LOVE, chocolates, Valentine's Day cards, and of course, silly arrow headbands!

Check out Cupid Shark Here!

Also check out more of my Valentine's Day designs here!

Valentines Shark!

A shark peeks out of the water covered in kisses and wearing an arrow through its head headpiece.

Valentines Shark loving up some chocolates!

02/11/23

The Valentine's Day Shark loves LOVE, chocolates, Valentine's Day cards, and of course, silly arrow headbands!

Check out Valentine's Day Shark Here!

Also check out more of my Valentine's Day designs here!

Chicago Dog on the way!

A dachshund wearing a Chicago hot dog costume runs by with a lunch pail that has the Chicago skyline.

Chicago Dog your lunch, Chicago Bears fans!

01/24/23

Chicago Dog: Lunch Pail is still a huge Bears fan even though they didn't even remotely make it to the playoffs this year.

Check out Chicago Dog: Lunch Pail Here!

Also check out more of my Chicago designs here!

Thursday Treat is back!

Ruffy, the worl'ds most worthless dog, races off to help his owners who are trapped in the snow.

Not as cool as Friday, but close, actually nah, still not cool.

01/16/23

New Year new ME. I'm hoping to give the Thursday Treat an All-American try and fire up some new comics for the new year.

Check out Ruffy #1 here.

Check out past Thursday Treat comics!

NFC North is KAPUT

Captain Pancake is dressed like a Chicago Bears Superfan, and is holding a chicago-style hot dog.

Captain Pancake here thanking Lovey for the #1 pick!

01/16/23

Da Pancakes is still a huge Bears fan even though they didn't even remotely make it to the playoffs this year.

Check out Da Pancakes Here!

Check out more Captain Pancake here!

Also check out more of my Chicago designs here!

Logs rising from the waters of Crystal Lake

A log wearing a terrifying hockey mask rises from the water.

Wooden hockey masks seems like they'd be wicked uncomfortable...

01/16/23

Camp Crystal Lake Log rises up out of the water to wish you a Happy, albeit a bit belated, Friday the 13th!

Check out Camp Crystal Lake Log Here!

Check out my complete set of Log Designs here!

Cupcakes about to be destroyed

A shark in water surrounded by chocolate cupcakes.

Sharks love cupcakes.

01/07/23

Cupcake Destruction Shark is all about cupcakes. Any kind, any flavor, sprinkles, no sprinkles, they are getting destroyed. Updated in my shops!

Check out Cupcake Destruction Shark Here!

Check out my complete set of Birthday Designs here!

The Original Birthday Shark!

A shark popping out of the water with a cake and presents, frosting on its face.

Sharks also love birthdays!

01/07/23

Happy Birthday Shark is the original birthday shark, a legend, a true lover of birthdays. Updated in my shops!

Check out Happy Birthday Shark Here!

Check out my complete set of Birthday Designs here!

The B-day Shark!

A shark is dressed as a clown at a kid's birthday party complete with balloon animals, but appears to have eaten some of the cake and presents.

Sharks don't have thumbs but can still make balloon animals like no one's business.

01/04/23

The Birthday Party Clown Shark is out making balloon animals, but is probably going to eat your cake, presents, and probably you!

Check out The Birthday Party Clown Shark Here!

Check out my complete set of Birthday Designs here!

Winter Bdays!

Captain Pancake is celebrating your birthday while holding a present and surrounded by confetti falling down.

Early January bdays: because no one wants to come eat cake when they are all partied out from NYE.

01/03/23

Who else has a winter bday? Any fellow Capricons? Captain Birthday Pancake is here to wish you the hap-hap-happiest bday!

Check out Captain Birthday Pancake Here!

Check out my complete set of Birthday Designs here!

Happy New Year!!!

A chicago-style hot dog is riding on a skateboard while wearing a stocking cap and giving a peace sign to the viewer.

Skater Chi Dog enjoying the above freezing temps!

01/01/23

It's a New Year! What will 2023 bring? In any case, the Skater Chicago Dog is out on his board to ring in the New Year!

Check out Skater Chicago Dog Here!

Check out my complete Chicago gallery here!

It's Christmastime!

Captain Pancake is dressed as Santa Claus carrying a huge bag of presents.

Captain Pancake is a big gift giver!

11/28/22

Santa Pancake is here to ring in the Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!

Check out Santa Pancake Here!

Check out my complete Christmas Design gallery here!

Kicking Tips! It's Nixkix

Nixkix logotype sans serif font on orange.

Time to hit the field and kick some PATs!

11/28/22

Proud to announce that I'm launching Nixkix in the near future: A coaching and kicking site that will document all my tips and thoughs on placekicking.

I used to kick in Highschool, and was pretty good, and wanted to document and teach all the aspring kickers out there everything I know!

High in calcium!

A jar full of bones and skulls trots by for Halloween.

All kinds of corn up in that jam!

10/16/22

A little Skull Jam to start your day, a bit morbid but high in calcium!

Check out Skull Jam Here!

Check out more of my Sweet Jams!

Sweet, sweeet, Corn Jam!

A jar full of candy corn trots by while carrying a large ear of actual corn, while wearing bib overalls and a straw hat!

All kinds of corn up in that jam!

10/15/22

The Corn Jam is a little bit Halloween, and a little Midwestern Fall harvest!

Check out the Corn Jam Here!

Check out more of my Sweet Jams!

A little chilly but still spooky

A spooky floating ghost looks creepy but comfy with a stocking cap

Looking to get spooky but still gotta keep the dome warm...

10/10/22

Danger Team! A little bit nippy out but the "Chicaghost" is the out to cause some fright, and is the newest vector on DangerHuskie!

Check out the Chicaghost Here!

Check ALL my designs from my DangerHuskie here!

HAIL TRUE METAL

A disembodied hand flies through the air with the gesture of 'the horns'.

Rocking so hard your hand flies off...

10/4/22

Danger Team! After a bit of a Summer slumber, DangerHuskie is back with "The Horns", the newest entry of vector works on DangerHuskie.

Check out the The Horns Here!

Check ALL my designs from my DangerHuskie here!

Steady, but spooky beats

A figure with a head of a jack o'lantern is behind a group of jack o'lanters set up as a drum set.

Legit don't know if pumpkins are good drums or not, but hey...

9/17/22

The Pumpkin Drummer is holding a steady beat, rocking out the last days of September into October!

Check out the The Pumpkin Drummer Here!

Check out more designs from my Halloween Series!

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

A chicken is at the wheel of a monster truck with a chicken mascot on the hood.

When you see that chicking jutting off the roof, you know it's business time...

9/17/22

Monster Truck Chicken is revved up and ready to go! Who needs to pay for a full seat when you only need the EDGE.

Check out the Monster Truck Chicken Here!

Check out more designs from my Chicken Series!

Always a good time for a Chicago Dog

A chicago-style hot dog is riding on a skateboard while wearing a stocking cap and giving a peace sign to the viewer.

The stocking cap cause, you know, Chicago is cold...

9/9/22

Skater Chicago Dog just got out of the garden and is racing by. Peace, there, Chicago Dog!

Check out the Skater Chicago Dog Here!

Check out more Chicago Designs here!

Mrs Claus in the house

The lady shark of the North Pole is making cookies and other baked goods for Christmas!

Keeping the waters by the North Pole warm and cozy with baked cookies...

9/1/22

Mrs Claus Shark is baking up a storm for the holiday season. Bring your appetite!

Check out the Mrs Claus Shark Here!

Check out more Christmas Designs here!

Take that Frosty!

This shark is breaching the surface to destroy and assume the identities of any snowmen that might end up in the ocean!

Frosty should've known better than ending up in the Ocean...

8/21/22

Snowman Obliteration Shark is out here destroying all the snowmen. Best be on alert!

Check out the Snowman Obliteration Shark Here!

Check out more Christmas Designs here!

Ho Ho Ho...

A shark peeks out of the water, surrounded by an assortment of cookies and gifts, dressed as Jolly St Nick!

Best eat them cookies before they get soggy, St Nick Shark!

8/2/22

Jolly St Nick Shark is here to wish you a Merry Christmas in July, albeit a bit belated.

Check out the Jolly St Nick Shark Here!

Off to a Summer picnic, possibly escaping one...

A happy quarter of a watermelon skates by with some white sunglasses.

Wave to the watermelon folks!

7/22/22

The Sunglasses Skater Watermelon could be the coolest fruit on a skateboard yet, cooler than me at least...

Check out the Sunglasses Skater Watermelon Here!

Happy in life, peaceful in...

A happy ghost cruises by, hovering over a skateboard in motion while giving the peace sign.

Just a peaceful little spirit.

7/20/22

The Peace Ghost is just a chill little spirit, skateboarding in the afterlife!

Check out the Peace Ghost Here!

Back from the dead...

An astronaut in space wielding chainsaws for hands standing on the surface of the moon.

If he clips that suit with a chainsaw, he's toast.

7/19/22

The Houson / Texas Chainsaw Astronaut is back again, and hopefully with the HOUSTON title it won't get pulled from my shops!

Check out the Houson / Texas Chainsaw Astronaut Here!

Skateboarding with friends!

A skateboarding apple has a little worm friend along for the ride, popping out of his head.

That worm is in for a THRILL.

7/17/22

The Apple Skater is just crusing by and doesn't mind a passenger!

Check out the Apple Skater Here!

Check out the rest of my Skater Designs here!

Sorry Frank

Frank has an awesome trucker hat with his name on it, but the other club members don't think so.

They do have some sweet hats!

7/6/22

The Awesome Hat Club just doesn't think Frank's hat is awesome enough. Sorry Frank!

Check out the Awesome Hat Club Here!

When the grilling is out of this world...

An astronaut burger is falling apart in outerspace.

What, no jalepenos?

7/5/22

Summertime, grill time, but sometimes the grill game is so good you get The Astronaut Burger!

Check out the The Astronaut Burger Here!

Check out the rest of my Hamburger Designs here!

Happy 4th of July!

A shark pops out of the water dressed as Uncle Sam, with fireworks going off in the background.

Sharks are Patriotic as all get up an go!

7/4/22

Time flies, can't believe it's the 4th already! In any case check out The Patriotic Shark!

Check out the The Patriotic Shark Here!

Check out the rest of my Sharks in Water Designs here!

Little Red...

Little Red Riding Hood approaches the viewer as her large cape reveals the Big Bad Wolf.

I spy a big bad wolf with my little eye

6/13/22

Little Red Riding Hood appears to be in danger! Check out Going To Grandmother's House and hope she's okay!

Check out the Going To Grandmother's House Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

Chirps and amp feedback

A collection of birds sing songs of Spring, a couple birds sing heavier

Didn't know birds could rock out so hard!

6/08/22

Updated in my shops! Spring Birds are cool but the Summer birds are really where it's at!

Check out the Spring Birds Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

The unending dachshund!

An elongated and winding weiner dog winds along a lawn to its bowl and bone.

Weaving through the yard to get his bone!

6/06/22

Updated in my shops! Infinite Wiener Dog is enjoying the first days of Summer!

Check out the Infinite Wiener Dog Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

Ghost-Eyed Cat

Illustrated logo for Ghost-Eyed cat with a spooky cat and circular chain.

Something scary! Something Spooky!

5/22/22

A new upcoming project! The Ghost-Eyed Cat will be a new brand/space for Halloween and Horror ideas I've been getting ready over the late part of the Winter and this Spring.

Volkert Design

Script logo text on red for Volkert Design

A new design and UI/UX focused portfolio coming soon!

5/01/22

Volkert Design! A new portfolio in the works that will focus on my UI/UX, design and branding design work.

South Side Dogs!

A smiling wiener dog wears a red, white and blue ballcap and a chicago-style hot dog costume.

Little dude in red, white and blue repping the sox!

5/3/22

A couple more dogs on my vector side project, DangerHuskie!

Check out the Winning Ugly Dog!

Check out the South Side Dog!

Check out the rest of my Dog Series here!

Take a look at this chicken

A stout, slightly misshapen chicken standing in its space, and it's quite large

Good Lord, that's a big boy!

4/19/22

Oh my how far you've come my litt...err, uh...big boned friend.

Get a load of the Total Unit of a Chicken Here!

Check out the rest of my Chicken Designs here!

Happy Easter!

A shark peeks out of the water dressed as the Easter Bunny with various jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and eggs floating around him.

Sharks love Easter Candy. Be on the lookout.

4/16/22

A new entry to my Easter Series! The Easter Bunny Shark has a basket full of goodies.

Check out the The Easter Bunny Shark II Here!

Check out the rest of my Easter Designs here!

Oh No! More Zombie Sharks!

A shark peaks out of the water in bad shape looking horrifying and looking for brains.

Sharks love St Patricks Day sweets. For real.

4/3/22

A new Zombie Shark has emerged from the water and is looking for brains!

Check out the Zombie Shark II Here!

Check out the rest of my Sharks in Water Designs here!

First Print O'The Year

A shark dressed in festive St Patrick's Day attire enjoys donuts, sweets and festive drinks to celebrate the holiday.

Sharks love St Patricks Day sweets. For real.

3/29/22

Still within the month of March counts for St Patricks' Day Right?

In any case, my first print of the year!

This shark loves his St Patrick's Day minty sweets!

Check out the rest of my St Patricks Day Designs here!

Happy Mar10 Day!

A self portrait of Nick Volkert in a Banana Suit as an homage to Super Mario 3 and the Peanut Butter Jelly Time meme.

A Happy Mar10 Day to you!

3/13/22

Super Mario Day, aka Mar10 day, aka 3/10 has come and gone, but my Mario inspired self portraits are here to stay!

Check out Peanut Butter Jelly Time in the Super Mario 3 style here.

Check out the rest of my Super Mario portraits here!

Holiday and Halloween WIPs for DangerHuskie

Sketch of progress of a new cowboy jack o lantern series for DangerHuskie

Well giddy up little spooky buddy!

2/10/22

Some new WIPs on my dribbble for ideas in the works for DangerHuskie:

WIPs for DangerHuskie

Sketch of progress of a new log series for DangerHuskie

That's Logtastic!

1/16/22

Seen my dribbble lately? I posted up some shots from my machine of some new series in the works for DangerHuskie!

Designspiration

Snapshot of profile of Nick Volkert on designspiration

Check me out on Designspiration

1/16/22

Trying to get a foothold on the design and art sharing site Designspiration. Maybe you'll be my first follow?

New Comics

Helpful Spider is stocking up on various weapons and supplies!

Helpful Spider has your back in '22

1/3/22

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Posted up a bunch of new comics for The Monday Comic, DFG, and Helpful Spider.

Enjoy! And have a great 2022! More comics coming soon!

New Monday Comics

New Helpful Spider

New Dear Future Girlfriend

Chicago Donut, most tasty!

A donut with aviator sunglasses, a mustache and a Chicago city flag.

Peppermint claws, oh my!

12/11/21

Who has the best donuts? Chicago. Period. My "super fan" Chicago Donut says so as well.

Check out "DA Chicago Donut" here.

More donut designs here!

Santa CLAWS

Santa Claus shows the agony of his six peppermint claws.

Peppermint claws, oh my!

12/9/21

Santa's Clawns has been chilling in my Xmas series and was overdue for an update. So he's ready to be unleashed!

Check out "Santa Claws" here.

Check out my other Christmas, winter and Holiday designs here!

Winter Wonderland

A group of people enjoy a small ice skating park that the ice is in the text 'wonderland', surrounded by pine trees.

Let's pretend it's snowy it out...

12/4/21

Updated this fine text based illustration for the winter and the holidays!

Check out "Wonderland" here.

Check out my other Christmas, winter and Holiday designs here!

Cotton update

A robot wrapped in a giant pair of white briefs.

It's tightie whitie time!

11/29/21

Grouped all my sweet sweet socks and undie designs in a new collection!

Uber UnderwearBot has been updated here.

Check my Socks and Undies series for more!

Design By Humans Feature

A spooky Captain Pancake floats in a feature graphic for Design By Humans

A Spooky Captain Pancake and more: view my feature on DBH

09/13/21

I'm this week's featured artist on Design By Humans!

Follow me here

All my socials await!

09/05/21

Updated my contact page with links to all my social medias. Feel free to give me a follow!

Check out my updated contact page!

Sharks, Sharks everywhere

A shark peeks out of the water with a rosy nose, wearing a stocking cap, gloves, a scarf, surrounded by falling leaves.

Oh mah gah, PSL!

09/05/21

A couple new sharks all ready to kickoff the new school year.

Check out the full "Sharks in Water" series!

New DFG Comics

A couple mourns their favorite fast food sandwiches.

RIP Delicious Chicken Sandwiches

09/05/21

A couple new DFG comics to tithe your over before I launch a bunch of new ones this Fall

Catch up on DFG Here!

New Monday Comics

A cicada blasting a full sound system.

Unleash the Cicadas!

09/05/21

Been plugging away at some Monday Comics over the Summer, be sure to check out the new ones!

New Monday Comics Here!

Have a Burger Weekend!

A burger and fries are excited for the weekend!

The Weekend! We made it!

06/26/21

All the tasty burgers in my Burger Series have been updated in my shops!

Check out all of the works in this series here!

Clouds!

A happy white cloud cruises by on a skateboard while showing a peace sign gesture

Just a cloud on the move!

06/26/21

My cloud series has been updated in my shops!

Check out all of the works in this series here!

Lost Sock Party Update

A collection of single socks partying under a mirror ball

Where all the lost socks meet up!

04/27/21

Lost Sock Party has been updated art in my shops!

Lost Sock Party is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: Lost Sock Party

Lost Sock Skater Update

A single sock is skating on a skateboard and smiling and giving a peace symbol gesture

Making a break for it!

04/27/21

Lost Sock Skater has been updated art in my shops!

Lost Sock Skater is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: Lost Sock Skater

Check out my other works from my Skater series here.

Star Builder Updated

A robot builds a star with its hands in the depths of space.

Creating stars with its bare hands.

04/07/21

Realized my "Star Buiilder" Design was in need of some love in form of updated art in my shops!

The Star Builder is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: The Star Builder

Check out my other EPIC illustrations here.

April Aylesbury Updated

An annoyed duck dressed in a raincoat and umbrellas avoiding the rain.

Not a fan of the Spring rain.

04/07/21

Another entry in my collection of Spring Designs!

The April Aylesbury is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: April Aylesbury

Check out my other illustration series here.

Spring Collection

A collection of birds sing songs of Spring, a couple birds sing heavier

Crank the sunlight to 11.

03/28/21

Put a collection together of all my Spring Designs. Check em out!

Check out Spring Birds and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Easter Collection

Captain Pancake is dressed as an Easter Bunny and making a run for it!

Captain Pancake is making off with the jelly beans.

03/18/21

Hop into Spring! I updated my Easter Designs. Check em out!

Check out Captain Eastercakes and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Da Lucky Dog

A Chicago Dog is dressed in green for St Patrick's Day.

Da Lucky Chicago Dog is here for the green river.

03/16/21

Super lucky and new works for my St Patricks Day Series.

Check out St Patrick's Day Chicago Dog and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

St Patrick's Day Design Collection

A shark peeks out of the water beside a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day.

Pot Of Gold Shark is guarding the gold at the end of the rainbow.

03/01/21

Super lucky and new works for my St Patricks Day Series.

Check out The Pot O'Gold Shark and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Chicago Dog for a new decade

A dachshund dressed in a chicago-style hot dog costume with sunglasses, mustached and a stocking cap.

Da Chicago Dog is ready for a new decade!

03/10/21

Added a fresh look to my previous Da Chicago Dog

Check out Da Chicago Dog '21 and Da Chicago Dog Text Tee!

Check out the full Chicago Collection here.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Chicago Gator

A gator wearing a chicago-style hot dog costume with sunglasses and a mustache.

Da Chicago Gator Bites Back!

03/09/21

Added a new Chicago tribute design to my Chicago Collection.

Check out Da Chicago Gator and Da Chicago Gator Dog Text Tee!

Check out my other illustration series here.

Valentines Designs

A shark peeks out of the water covered in kisses and wearing an arrow through its head headpiece.

Valentines Shark is ready for some LOVE.

02/01/21

I updated my Valentines Day designs!

Check out The Valentines Day Shark and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

12 Santas Featured

Twelve happy Santa Claus faces.

12 Santas are stoked for Xmas!

01/02/21

"12 Santas" was featured on TeePublic the week of Xmas!

Want to pick this up as a sticker or tee now? Check out 12 Santas on Teepublic.

Calendar 2020 Now Scoring

A tear away calendar from 2020 is crazed and on fire.

Had we only known...

11/07/20

Having a rough 2020, well commemorate it with "Calendar 2020."

Want to pick this up as a sticker or tee now? Check out Calendar 2020 on Redbubble.

Current Mood

A log resting on a log covered in flames, clearly not having a good day.

Waiting for election results all...

11/04/20

Waiting for election results? ME TOO!

I thought my design "The Bad Day Log" fit the mood of everyone right now.

Just updated this design on Redbubble!

Pick up tees and more of "The Bad Day Log" here.

Threadless Selection!

An apple and its worm do jumpropes together.

Wellness Apple selected for the Wellness Challenge on Threadless!

11/04/20

My design "The Wellness Apple" was selected by Threadless as the winner of the Wellness Challenge!

Learn more about the Wellness Apple here.

DangerHuskie is LIVE!

DangerHuskie logo

In the mood for some DANGER?

10/25/20

My vector side project DangerHuskie is now live. Check out the new site here.

You can also view the work over at the vector section of my portfolio.

New Site Launch

Nick Volkert script logo

Sweet Sweet Portfolio Update Goodness

10/25/20

My Portfolio update is live! Browse the site to look around. Hopefully everything is linking and working well.

Check out the full write up about the two year endeavor of updating my site in my new blog!