1. Escape from Cubicleland the book is now available for purchase in the Underwater Crystal Zone online store!

    $13 bones + shipping

    Full color. 64 pages of story + pin-up contributions from Jeremy Baum, William Cardini, Grey Matter, Christian Henry, Andrew Huerta, Lo, OkiraMyth, Jason Poland, and Xochitl!

    A cosmic hip-hop comic book odyssey full of weird transformations, energy projection and illustrated raps. GET UP ON THIS!

     
  2. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #9 revealed!

    XOCHITL

    Xochitl is an acrylic, colored pencil, and mixed-media/collage creator whose excursions into the world of art I have watched with a keen interest that borders on obsession… and with good reason - she also happens to be my wife! Her abstract cosmic styles depict portals and vortexes into blissful worlds and vibrantly multi-colored dimensions. Her mixed-media piece for Escape from Cubicleland really nailed the inter-looping reality and reincarnative nature of the story. 

    I’m intergalactically psyched that Xochitl created something for my book.

    Visit Xochitl at: espiritumente.deviantart.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland.

    Escape from Cubicleland is soon to be printed (thanks to some generous Kickstarter backers), and will soon be available in my online store.

     
  3. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #8 revealed!

    JEREMY BAUM

    Jeremy is a prolific cartoonist with an extremely distinct style and a flair for capturing the vibe of experience on alternate planes of perception. I enjoy his consistent stream of dream state-like erotic and occult drawings and cosmic comics. His four-issue graphic novel POSTLAND is possibly one of the most well written and underrated works I’ve read in the last 5 years or so.

    I’m overjoyed that Jeremy drew something for my book.

    Visit Jeremy Baum at: madbaumer37.tumblr.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland.

    Escape from Cubicleland is soon to be printed (thanks to some generous Kickstarter backers), and will soon be available in my online store.

     
  4. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #7 revealed!

    OkiraMyth

    OkiraMyth is an emcee, instrumentalist, muralist, graff artist, illustrator, etc. He also happens to be one of my best friends and biggest inspirations in art and music. Okira was a definite factor in influencing my post-childhood love for and pursuit of comics. I might not even be doing this if it wasn’t for our hours and hours of comics talk and trips to local shops.

    I’m grateful that OkiraMyth painted something for my book.

    Visit OkiraMyth at: okiramyth.bandcamp.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is soon to be printed (thanks to some generous Kickstarter backers), and will soon be available in my online store.

     
  5. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #6 revealed!

    Jason Poland

    Jason does a regular webcomic strip called Robbie & Bobby, about a robot and his boy. His strip is composed of equal parts charm, wit, humor and weird. All the right stuff as far as I’m concerned. Jason’s work evokes in me the joys of reading classic newspaper strips back in the day when they were actually good.

    I’m tickled that Jason created a drawing for this book.

    Visit Jason Poland at: robbieandbobby.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is soon to be printed (thanks to some generous Kickstarter backers), and will soon be available in my online store.

     
  6. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #5 revealed!

    Andrew Huerta

    Andrew Huerta is what you call a professional comics artist. His work has appeared in Archaia Press’ Everlast, Dynamite’s Pathfinder, and most recently IDW’s Jinnrise. Andrew has a very distinct style unlike anything I’ve seen in mainstream or independent comics. Like myself, he also happens to be a hip-hop head, which - as you can see - translated well to his contribution to this project.

    I find it pretty darn awesome that Andrew will have some art in my book.

    See more of Andrew’s work at: andrew-huerta.tumblr.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is now funding on Kickstarter.

     
  7. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #4 revealed!

    GREY MATTER

    Grey Matter is an emcee, graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, graffiti artist and animator. He also lent his talents to doing all the editing and special efx for the Escape from Cubicleland Kickstarter video. I have been inspired by his work in different mediums over the years and so he was a natural choice when I was seeking out collaborators for this project.

    I’m hype to have some Grey Matter work appearing in this book.

    Visit Grey Matter at: theartofgreymatter.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is now funding on Kickstarter.

     
  8. FUNDED FUNDED FUNDED

    The Kickstarter for Escape from Cubicleland met it’s funding goal this morning, with FIVE days left to go! This is awesome! Thank you friends, family, fans, and comics community for your support!

    There’s still time to pledge your support and enjoy a copy of the book or any of the other rewards! 

    Next Stop: THE THIRD DIMENSION!

     
  9. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #3 revealed!

    CHRISTIAN HENRY

    Christian does a humor webcomic called Anyone for Rhubarb. When I originally discovered Christian’s comic a few years ago it was mostly one panel gag cartoons. Aside from the fact that they were funny, I really dug his drawings. The comic has evolved to incorporate longer strips, with sometimes recurring characters and themes. Christian’s awkward brand of humor has it’s own language and might come with a learning curve, but the end result is some very rewarding funny stuff. I dig it.

    It tickles my fancy that Christian is contributing to my book.

    Visit Christian Henry at: anyoneforrhubarb.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is now funding on Kickstarter.

     
  10. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #2 revealed!

    LO

    I can’t even recall how I originally stumbled across Lo’s webcomic Aquapunk, I just know I’m happy that I did. 

    Her comics have a funky style, dope colors, and exist in a highly expansive world which keeps getting more and more interesting with each update. There are only a few webcomics I’ve found that have actually compelled me to stick around for the long haul. Aquapunk is totally in that category.

    I’m happy to have some of Lo’s work in my book.

    Visit Lo at: http://aquapunk.co

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is now funding on Kickstarter.

     
  11. ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND guest artist #1 revealed!

    WILLIAM CARDINI

    I have been a fan of William Cardini since I first laid eyes on his work a few years ago. Cardini is a master controller of the wavering line and throws tessellations around like nobody’s business. From his site, here is how Cardini aptly describes the world of his creations:

    "The Hyperverse is a realm filled with immensely powerful beings who battle over worlds with strange geologies and hoard advanced technologies left by ancient starfarers. 

    Mountains shift from molten to crystal in moments and clumps of rock are inhabited by malevolent intelligences ready to hurl face-melting spells. 

    Everything is in flux in this cosmos of constant magical warfare.”

    It’s an honor to have some of his work in my book. 

    Visit William Cardini at: http://hypercastle.com

    I am in the fortunate position of having some talented friends who have agreed to lend some guest artwork to the print version of Escape from Cubicleland. I’ll be posting updates with previews of their contributions and more about each amazing artist.

    Escape from Cubicleland is now funding on Kickstarter.

     
  12. Hi friends! I have just launched a Kickstarter to support printing my comic book ESCAPE FROM CUBICLELAND! This 64-page cosmic hip-hop odyssey is ready to come through the computer screen and land in your lap in the form of a super dope book.

    I need donations, $$$, reblogs, posi vibes, etc to get this thing printed - I need your help! Pitch in if you can, tell all your friends. Rewards include the book of course, but also prints, postcards, and one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn art. Thanks!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016771898/escape-from-cubicleland

     
  13. Kickstarter, I can smell you.

     
  14. THE DEATH OF THE TURQUOISE EARTH HAWK

    by daniel thing stiner | underwatercrystalzone.com

    I drew this for an open anthology submission a while back - but ended up moving across state right around the deadline and didn’t quite finish it. Not one for leaving things undone, I recently dragged it back out and inked and colored it. Here you go!

     
  15. PATH OF THE TEN-THOUSAND FIREFLOWERS
    daniel thing stiner

    The 36-page sequel to Underwater Crystal Zone. This newly remastered edition sports a full color cardstock cover and freshly grey-toned interior pages.

    Navigate weird portals. Befriend magical beings. Transcend the inner doors of the mind and find your self on the other side. Welcome to the underwater crystal zone.

    Now available in my online shop for $5.