Jack Cusumano


Here’s a new drawing for you all. Might make a print out of this in the future.


October 21, 2009, 11:32 am
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3rd episode of my original web cartoon, RAD RAZ.

I’ve been studying a lot of Flash this week, so I may be doing the next episode in Flash rather than After Effects.


New Skateboard Design: RAZ HUMAN
August 13, 2009, 9:06 pm
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Remember that sketch I did of my character RAD RAZ as a human? Remember how I promised to turn it into a skateboard deck? Well, here it is. You can purchase this or my other designs at my KillerPOP Skate Shop. All decks are still $5 off their former price from now until question mark.

-Jack Cusumano

RAZ As A Human
August 9, 2009, 11:36 pm
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Ever want to know what RAD RAZ would look like as a human being? Well, it ain’t pretty. Here’s my best approximation, filtered through ’90s surfer imagery. I’ll probably turn this into a skateboard deck soon.

-Jack Cusumano

RAD RAZ Returns?
August 9, 2009, 11:10 pm
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I haven’t been drawing RAD RAZ comics lately, mainly because I took time off from drawing regular comics to put together pitches for some animated shows and focus on networking and landing a job at an animation studio. However, a bunch of great ideas for RAZ comics just hit me the other day, and I’ve decided I need to get them out while they’re hot. I haven’t decided where to use them, but there’s time for that later.

The more immediate question was how to style them. Over the years the style of my RAD RAZ comics has evolved a bit, from the straightforward simplicity of the first strips to the intricate, faux newsprint of my Dumm guest strips, to the smooth, shaded animation look of the one-off special strip, “Nice Try.” The only thing that has remained a constant throughout is my insistance on using eye-melting neon color schemes for RAZ, which I think is an essential part of the property’s identity. Well, my latest experiment is to take that color scheme as far as possible, incorporating some details reminiscent of a misaligned CMYK printer or blue/red 3D imagery. Above is a little taste of what I’ve come up with so far.

-Jack Cusumano

New Skateboard Designs
August 7, 2009, 9:42 pm
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Made a couple new skateboard deck designs for my skate shop recently and thought I’d share ’em here. I love the dichotomy of intensely bright colors and darkly morbid imagery.

UPDATE: By the way, I’ve reduced the price by $5 on all the decks in the store. I’ll leave the pricing that way for the immediate future.

-Jack Cusumano