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Hey buddies! Just wanted to let you know that I will be at "Mini Comic Con" at the Eisenhower Library September 8th in Harwood Heights, IL. I'm super honored to be a part of their talented line up! eisenhowerlibrary.org/comiccon
  • Listening to: hum of the ac
  • Reading: I'm on GoodReads if you are interested!
Hey Friends!  Just wanted to shoot out a quick hello!
I managed to acquire a booth for Anime Central this year and boy am I looking forward to it! 
It has been a few years since I've been able to get in to ACen so I'm super stoked to head back and hang out with all of the cool kids in Artist Alley. 
If you are going please stop by my booth for highfives!

If you can't make it but still want some of my artwork, I do have some prints here on dA, as well as my website (cubecrazy2.com), I also have a facebook store as well.
If there is something you are wanting that isn't available, please don't be shy to shoot me a message!

Much love to ya all for the watches, favorites, comments, and kind thoughts! 
  • Listening to: fishboy
  • Reading: jeez... like 12 different books...
  • Playing: wizardry 6
Hey Friends!  Just wanted to shoot out a quick hello!
I managed to acquire a booth for Anime Central this year and boy am I looking forward to it! 
It has been a few years since I've been able to get in to ACen so I'm super stoked to head back and hang out with all of the cool kids in Artist Alley. 
If you are going please stop by my booth for highfives!

If you can't make it but still want some of my artwork, I do have some prints here on dA, as well as my website (cubecrazy2.com), I also have a facebook store as well.
If there is something you are wanting that isn't available, please don't be shy to shoot me a message!

Much love to ya all for the watches, favorites, comments, and kind thoughts! 
  • Listening to: fishboy
  • Reading: jeez... like 12 different books...
  • Playing: wizardry 6
Holy Moly cool kids! 13 YEARS WHUTTTTT!?!

Thank you for all the kind words, favorites, and friendship.  

Big Heart!
<3
  • Listening to: The Go Team
  • Reading: Illuminatus Part 2
Just wanted to shout out a big thanks to Eau Claire Comic Con and the kind folks who swung by my booth!  It was really great to get out and share my artwork with you.

I'm thinking about picking up more artist alley booths here and there and will keep you posted about which shows I can make it in. 

I also have some new pieces in the works too, I'm looking forward to sharing them with you soon. 

Thanks again for all the kind words, support, favorites, follows, shares, etc...  it really keeps my heart red. 

Finally, it seems that many people have moved on from dA, and if you see this and would like to follow my work, please feel free to follow me on Facebook or Instagram.  I would love to hear from you. 

<3
  • Listening to: The Go Team
  • Reading: Illuminatus Part 2
Hey Friends!
I'll be at Eau Claire Comic Con September 9th!  Come check out my booth!
They don't have a website so check out their facebook page for more info:
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  • Listening to: Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a star to fall
  • Reading: Illuminatus Part 2
  • Watching: New Doctor Who Season 9
  • Playing: Pinball
  • Drinking: h2o
Hi friends!
I just wanted to shout out to everyone here that my online store has been updated.  Mini canvases, a new enamel pin, smaller print options, and a t-shirt sale!  Holy Moly!
Head over to cubecrazy2.com to check it out.  I will be announcing the update later today but wanted to let you know first :)

I'm also looking into some new merchandise and will update you when things get figured out. 

Thanks so much for the continued support!!
  • Listening to: Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a star to fall
  • Reading: Illuminatus Part 2
  • Watching: New Doctor Who Season 9
  • Playing: Pinball
  • Drinking: h2o
Hi Friends, I know!  How strange!  I put up 2 pieces tonight for your viewing pleasure!

Some have asked if I'll be attending any conventions and sadly, I do not have anything planned.
If something works out, you will be the first to know. 

I am super thankful to all of you out there, thank you so much for checking out my artwork. 
<3

Thank you AMKE

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 15, 2015, 3:35 PM
Big thanks to the kind folks at AMKE, it was a really great weekend and so wonderful to see old friends and connect with new faces.  You are all super grand and so kind and supportive of my weird works.  Thanks for the positivity and kind words and I hope to see many of you at ACen!


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Thank you for 10 years on dA!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 4:18 PM
I can't believe that 10 years ago I started this dA account and began my leap into the world as an artist.  Looking back, I've had some wonderful moments and am super thankful to all the kind people who supported me and my work. 

But, the past few years, the feedback has been dwindling, the conventions are becoming more stressful and less fruitful.  My family and friends are disappearing.  I am finding myself more and more alone.  Thankfully my imaginary friends still come to visit but...  though I have lots to say and stories to share, I am losing my voice as there is rarely anyone who will listen to my tales. 

I don't know what will happen with my presence here anymore, as well as the convention scene.  But I know, I will NEVER STOP CREATING ART!!!
Everything else is just a big bundle of "perhaps".

Thank you for the wonderful years, and I hope that my art continues to inspire and bring joy to the few people that stumble onto my page. 


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9 years on dA!!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 12, 2013, 6:33 AM
Yesterday was my DeviantArt Birthday!  YAY!  I can't believe 9 years has gone by, I still remember the first day I joined.  Thanks for all the support over the years, you all rock!

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Win A FREE Print!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 20, 2013, 1:05 PM
Hey Friends! You can win a free 13"x19" print by entering in a contest on my site: cubecrazy2.com/win-a-free-prin…
Anyone with a Facebook and email account can win!
Also don't forget to pre-order a super cool t-shirt too!

Kanizsa by cubecrazy2 KanizaShirtFINAL by cubecrazy2


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New Illustration/Print!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 7, 2013, 8:23 AM
Hey Friends!  I posted a new illustration today,  Please check it out and let me know what you think!  Thanks <3

Kanizsa by cubecrazy2


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Print Sale! Water Myths?

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 12, 2013, 5:13 PM
Hey Watchers, It certainly has been awhile since I've made a post.  I wanted to let you know of a Print Sale on my website: www.cubecrazy2.com

All $20 prints will be $15 until the end of the August!


In other worlds, I've been fascinated with myths that happen in the ocean or underwater lore.  Do you have any favorite stories or creatures? 


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A Hug From a Dead Relative

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 2, 2013, 6:15 AM
I needed a hug.  

I needed a long, strong embrace.  
Not so much for being lonely, or for pity, but to feel grounded and connected to Earth.  I needed a hug to prove that I exist, to feel acknowledged.

With no one around, or available, or willing, I withered into sleep.  

The dream went through many stages before I arrived at the pizzeria.  It was a dark, colorless environment, as if the background was filmed in black and white, the foreground, however,  was in color.  

My family was present and seated around a large table. In a counter clockwise rotation, Grandma, Dad, Brother, Mother, Sister, Me, my cousin, my aunt, and finally my uncle.  Everyone seemed happy and laughing, except my Grandma.  She was huddled down with her head in hand.  She was heaving as if she was crying, I stood up to go comfort her when I noticed my Grandfather standing next to her.  His hand on her shoulder.  

My Grandfather passed away just over a year ago, but here he looked vibrant and youthful and healthy.  He caught me looking at him.  He looked astonished that I could see him, while the others continued their conversations.

I mumbled out, "Grandpa?" and the room became silent, and everyone looked at me.  Grandpa disappeared and reappeared in front of me.  He gave me a solid stare, grinned, and then hugged me.

My family was confused, and I realized they still couldn't see Grandpa.  He released and backed away from me and then vanished.

I didn't see him anymore, but watched as each person around the table received invisible hugs.  

I realized I was crying and woke up, finding myself physically in tears.

I no longer felt sad, or lonely, and whispered out "Thank you.  Thank you for this experience."

Reality set in and I became more and more aware and awake.  I felt stronger, grounded, and secure.

I jumped in the shower and felt comforted by every bead of water that struck my body.

Hugs are powerful, and very important, and I hope that those of you reading are aware of this.  Give hugs, ask for hugs, do not refuse an offer.  Though someone may offer a hug to comfort you, they may equally need one in return.  As comforting as the dreams may be, don't let them rely only on hugs from dead relatives...


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2013 Conventions & Events:

~EVERCON, Weston, WI, January 11th-12th
~Anime Milwauke, February 15th-17th

~Kitsune Kon, Appleton, WI,  March 22 - 24
~Acen, Chicago, IL, May 17-19

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes

2013 Convention list.

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 21, 2012, 1:45 PM
So far it is looking small, but my 2013 list has been updated.

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2013 Conventions & Events:

~EVERCON, Weston, WI, January 11th-12th
~Anime Milwauke, February 15th-17th
~Kitsune Kon, Appleton, WI,  March 22 - 24
~Acen, Chicago, IL, May 17-19

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes

ZURG, my first comic is all up!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 17, 2012, 5:13 PM
Hi all, I finished uploading all the pages to Zurg for you to enjoy:
ZURG COVER by cubecrazy2
Please let me know what you think!  

Also Anime Apocalypse, in Rockford, IL is December 21-23, and I will be there in the Artist/Vendor's room!  If you are in the area and need something to do, please stop in at the con, entry fees are low and there is a great line up of Artists in the Alley.  

Thanks again for all your support :heart:

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2012 Conventions & Events:


Anime Milwaukee, WI February 17-19
South Milwaukee Comic and Toy show, WI, March 3rd
KappaKon, Milwaukee, March 24Panel!
KitsuneKon Appleton, WI March 30 April 1st
C2E2, Chicago, IL, April 13-15
Anime St.Louis, Collinsville, IL, April 20-22
Anime Central, Rosemont, IL, April 27-29
NoBrandCon, Eau Claire, WI, May 4th-6th Panel!
SpringCon, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 19-20
Anime Iowa, Coralville, IA July 27-29
Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL, August 9-12
Geek.kon, Madison, WI, Sept 7-9
DaishoCon, Wisconsin Dells, November 16-18
KollisionKon, St Charles, IL, November 23-25


Anime Apocalypse, Rockford, IL December 21-23  *Panel*

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes

Thankful for you, plus ZURG

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 26, 2012, 7:21 PM
Hey all!  The end of the year is approaching fast and I want to just say how thankful I am to you, my watchers!  You guys and gals seriously rock and I can't thank you enough for supporting me as I enter year 8 on deviantart.  

Just for you all, in the next few weeks, I will upload the remaining pages of ZURG!

Please let me know what you think!  

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2012 Conventions & Events:


Anime Milwaukee, WI February 17-19
South Milwaukee Comic and Toy show, WI, March 3rd
KappaKon, Milwaukee, March 24Panel!
KitsuneKon Appleton, WI March 30 April 1st
C2E2, Chicago, IL, April 13-15
Anime St.Louis, Collinsville, IL, April 20-22
Anime Central, Rosemont, IL, April 27-29
NoBrandCon, Eau Claire, WI, May 4th-6th Panel!
SpringCon, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 19-20
Anime Iowa, Coralville, IA July 27-29
Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL, August 9-12
Geek.kon, Madison, WI, Sept 7-9
DaishoCon, Wisconsin Dells, November 16-18
KollisionKon, St Charles, IL, November 23-25


Anime Apocalypse, Rockford, IL December 21-23  *Panel*

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes

Daisho, Kollision and Anime Apocalypse

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 14, 2012, 3:27 PM
Daisho Con is coming up fast as well as Kollision con and I'll wrap up the year with Anime Apocalypse.  I'll be doing a Panel at Anime Apocalypse about some of my illustrations too!  Please stop by my booth if you are at any of the shows, I would love to say hey!

I made more updates to my ever growing webstore so feel free to check out my website!
cubecrazy2.com/store/


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2012 Conventions & Events:


Anime Milwaukee, WI February 17-19
South Milwaukee Comic and Toy show, WI, March 3rd
KappaKon, Milwaukee, March 24Panel!
KitsuneKon Appleton, WI March 30 April 1st
C2E2, Chicago, IL, April 13-15
Anime St.Louis, Collinsville, IL, April 20-22
Anime Central, Rosemont, IL, April 27-29
NoBrandCon, Eau Claire, WI, May 4th-6th Panel!
SpringCon, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 19-20
Anime Iowa, Coralville, IA July 27-29
Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL, August 9-12
Geek.kon, Madison, WI, Sept 7-9


DaishoCon, Wisconsin Dells, November 16-18

KollisionKon, St Charles, IL, November 23-25
Anime Apocalypse, Rockford, IL December 21-23  *Panel*

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes

New Webstore Update!

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 4, 2012, 1:41 PM
Hey Friends!  I just wanted to shoot you an update that I now sell my comic "ZURG" as well as various packs of 1" buttons on my webstore.

13x19 inch prints as well as a variety of t-shirts are available as well!

Check it out!
cubecrazy2.com/store/


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Hit me up on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/jake.rueth

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2012 Conventions & Events:


Anime Milwaukee, WI February 17-19
South Milwaukee Comic and Toy show, WI, March 3rd
KappaKon, Milwaukee, March 24Panel!
KitsuneKon Appleton, WI March 30 April 1st
C2E2, Chicago, IL, April 13-15
Anime St.Louis, Collinsville, IL, April 20-22
Anime Central, Rosemont, IL, April 27-29
NoBrandCon, Eau Claire, WI, May 4th-6th Panel!
SpringCon, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 19-20
Anime Iowa, Coralville, IA July 27-29
Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL, August 9-12
Geek.kon, Madison, WI, Sept 7-9


DaishoCon, Wisconsin Dells, November 16-18

KollisionKon, St Charles, IL, November 23-25
Anime Apocalypse, Rockford, IL December 21-23

  • Listening to: Angel Eyes