Posts Tagged ‘robot’


Spent a good portion of my evening tonight in the Microsoft offices in Times Square, NYC. I was Working with Zack of Royal N Games (go follow their Facebook and Twitter) to Promote the game we’ve been working on, Deathbot Derby. keep an eye out for the hashtag #TestYourMetal

Long ago, disgruntled fans mourned the cancelation of their favorite robot fighting T.V. show, and took to the underground. Void of caution or regard for public safety, contenders began to build incredible machines of destruction and pit them against each other in one on one death matches. And so was born…
The DeathBot Derby!

In DeathBot Derby players build their bots using a quick card drafting mechanism and then face off in an ever changing arena. They will have to strategically move and attack their opponent to gain the tactical advantage. The winning DeathBot goes home a champion, and the loser goes back to the scrap heap they came from.

Deathbot Derby is in the last of it’s Beta stage as we are ironing out the final details, and will be running a kickstarter to fund the game in October of 2016. All in all tonight’s event was to share what we’ve been making with some gamers, and we were fortunate enough to have a lot of people swing by the booth to check it out, play, and have good times. The event had over 700 people in attendance, and so many various games ranging from board and card games, to mobile apps, and full on console and computer games, all from independent companies. The variety of options to play was incredible, but more so was the top quality of a lot of the games there. On top of that, almost every single person I saw there seemed to be happy and having a great time (gamers and the game creators), so definitely a successful evening. We may be doing another event with the Playcrafting group in October. (Be sure to follow Royal N Games on their social media pages for announcements regarding that)


Zach showcasing some of the robot component cards to a new fan.


James Groeling and Zach Connelly with the Deathbot Derby banner

More images from the event will be available on Royal N Games Facebook, so be sure you’re following, also keep an eye out for the earlybird access for the kickstarter campaign in October.


As of late I’ve been working on a few various projects, while also working. So the site updates have slowed for a bit. Some of the current things on my list are to add more gallery pages, including mixed media, sculptural works, and a page to display all my murals and set work. Might even include a page of advertising signs (mostly chalk and marker pieces) and logos I’ve done over the years.

In the meantime, between designing some imagery for clothing prints, friend’s companies and possibly my own run once I get the hang of screenprinting. I’m also doing two comics, concept art, small commissions (including some quick portrait work) and the always fun, tattoo designs.

Some of these will innevitably end up on this site as time goes. But for now,here’s a selection of various imagery from my sketchbook over the past couple weeks.

Note, some is NSFW, as my sketchbook often ends up becoming. Others, are just plain dark and strange, as anyone who has seen what I create regularly should expect.


This first shot is a sketch for a sister piece to one of the current drawings I’m working on. The Technocristy piece for those who’ve seen the sketch on here.


Random sketching from this weekend while working at a music and arts festival. Just flow of the mind type stuff creating some digging monster.


This one you should certainly keep an eye out for as an upcoming piece, playing with different ideas (as usual) and looking forward to seeing this one come to light, as it’s been a recurring concept in my books.


Small compilation of a few varied female form drawings. I’d shared this on my instagram feed after a friend mentioned that I draw women with added horns and less clothes quite well. So sharing again.


One last sketch, this one may become a final cap on the technological drawings involving the one above and Technocristy. Will see how the sketches.progress.

That’s all the sketches for now. Also, this entire post is being put together entirely on my phone as an experiment to see how well the app works, and if I can eventually update entirely on the go. Which would certainly make the site updates more frequent. Any feedback is greatly appreciated on this one. Thanks.

JG out.

Hey all, been a little busy so far in 2012.

Did another small mural down in Broad Channel, NY. However, seeing as I’ve been asked to do an extension of it by the business owner (and the pics I got of the finished part was at night and not the best of quality shots), I’ve decided to hold off on posting the images just yet. But should be back there in another week or two.

Have a pretty cool drawing in the works or which I’ll show a little teaser here.

Cybernetic things are always a pleasure to draw

Some of you may recognize this character as the girl in the “TechChristie” sketch I posted in November. Decided to see what I could do with some blue pencil and a nice surface and this is where that started heading.  Still a lot of surface to cover, and then I’ve got to decide what I’m doing with the drawing, be it leaving it as is, adding paint, or scanning and coloring digitally. That last one is happening anyway as I’ve been playing with programs a little in my spare time when I do have it. Will see, so be sure to check back for this one.and should have a finished painting or two up by the end of the week.

There are a few other projects that are in the works that I’m really excited about, but wont go into detail on those yet. Just looking forward to seeing how things progress.

Happy 2012.