Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

In Memoriam


Ah, Punt Gundersson. Your rugged good looks, your witty turn of phrase, your oh-so-delicate sensibilities and secret fondness for dill pickles. Truly you will be missed.

Sleep well, sweet Punt.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not In the Tub with Steve Steiner


How vexing. Sam and Gabe had to squeeze into mpd57's stinky ol' bathtub, but Mr. Hoity Toity Steve Steiner gets to put up his feet in the swanky drawing room and smoke cee-gars with his Perridge-ness. It just ain't right, I tells ya!

Take a peek into the Steiner mystique right here:

The mpd57 Steve Steiner Interview

And just in case you missed 'em, you can check out Mike's scrub-a-dub-dubs with Gabe and Sam at the links below:

In the Tub with Gabe Ostley

In the Tub with Sam Little

Click and be enlightened, oh merry hammerheads!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Behind the Pink - the story continues


Monday Monday! Say it two times and click your bunny-hop heels together 'cause it's time for this big pink rollercoaster to kick into high gear and take it all the way home.

Yes, indeedy, we're heading for a big-time Hamtown dust-up this week over on Zuda, so strap in and get ready to rumble.

But for now, let's once more take a look back at the behind-the-scenes production of some carnage that were.

As you may recall, it all starts with the lackadaisacal layouts:

Then moves on to the action-packed pencils:

Then splashed by the inkiest of inks:

And finally, what the hell, damn the torpedoes, cover the children's eyes and take a gander at Steve's colors in all their unlettered glory:

Enjoy the week, hammerheads. It's gonna be a bloody one...


Friday, August 21, 2009



And lo, there was color!

Have a good weekend, Hammerheads!


Thursday, August 20, 2009



You never know what'll turn up among the dustbunnies here at Hamtown central.

A long lost sketchy tribute to the great Frazetta from young Mr. Ostley.

My my my. That's just aching for some color, ain't it?

Keep on keepin' on, Hammerheads!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fiddy's Honor


Alas, poor Buck, we barely knew ye....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Hammer


Bam! There goes another weekend.

Luckily, we've got five brand new spanking Hammer pages coming at you to make the week fly by.

That's one per day, mind you. Not all at once, ya Greedy Gus!

But here's a little something to relieve the monotony while you're sitting bathed in the glow of your screen desperately clicking refresh in eager anticipation of today's page:

Have a good week, Hammerheads!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Broke Down and Built Up

Good Friday!

It's that time again, Hammerheads! More big pink building blocks stacked on top of each other to create the bunnylicious carnage you enjoy daily.

Let's take a look at page 40, the delightful debut of the Lovely Lizzie Izzit.




Ah, the miracle of creation! Brings a tear to the eye, don't it just?

Have a great weekend, folks!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hey look! A sketch of The Hammer!


Here at Hamtown headquarters we believe in truth in advertising.

So here is a sketch of The Hammer:

There you have it.

Now go about your Thursday with head held high!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mister G


And now, a man that needs no introduction:

Mostly 'cause he pretty much goes around constantly introducing himself.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ComiCon HammerPix


Hamtown's own Gabe Ostley made the big trip from Hong Kong to San Diego for the Comicon Extravaganza and brought back tales of joy and terror. Thanks from Gabe to all who stopped by the DC booth to say howdy!

Here's some photographic proof of Gabe's devastating good lucks and questionable taste in haberdashery!

Huh. Apparently Gabe is married to Batgirl. Who knew?

Fear and Loathing in San Diego.

Gabe sketches 'til his fingers bleed while those slackers Dave Gallaher and Steve Ellis send each other text messages. Go give those layabouts what for on the High Moon talkback!

Gabe shamelessly swipes all his "original" sketches from Dan Govar. Did you know Azure Season One is about to reach it's soggy climax? Get it while it's still dripping wet!

Here's Dan getting ready to eject an unruly Gabe from the premises. Look at those crazy eyes. Ostley is not to be trusted!

Here's Gabe wearing his hat. INDOORS! The boy is like school in summertime. No class.

Gabe's Girl Wonder socks it to Peter and Bobby Timony while Govar looks on helplessly. Say, have you checked out The Night Owls lately? Roscoe's in peril! Hurry before it's too late!

Here's Gabe, mere moments before plunging to his doom in the Grand Canyon. Huh. Didn't realize that was in San Diego...

Anyhoo, as you can see, a good time was had by all. Or a good time was had by Gabe, at least.

Can't wait til next time!

Keep smacking them nails, Hammerheads!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Hammering Ever Onward

Great Monday in the Morning!

How's it hanging, Hammerphiles?

Daily updates barreling along. Calvin barreling ahead on his big pink quest for vengeance. All is ducky in Hamtown Headquarters.

Hope all is dandy with you all as well.


How about a sketchy bonus?

We've got more extras in store for ya all August long, so check back early and often and say howdydoo!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Breakdown. Takedown. You're Busted.

Ah, loyal hammerheads! The blog, it has lain fallow for too long!

But now we're back in action with more of the nuts and bolts behind the big bad bunny.

Page 35 is one of our favorites. This is the image that's kind of the crux of the whole dinglydoodle.

So without further ado, the layouts:

the pencils:

the inks:

And, of course, a page is never truly complete without the grungy, splattery, bloodcurdling colors. But you know where to find those, don't you, oh hammered ones?

Barrel on!