Thursday, December 25, 2008


Guinea Pig Theatre:  Elf

Giant sized view link

Merry Christmas to you all!

Woot brought in 1200 hits the other day. Pretty Amazing! Thanks, Woot! Hopefully, a 10th will come back.

Also, Guinea Pig Theatre is taking this weekend off, and the following week will have an AMAZING guest artist. It'll be beyond awesome, I can assure you.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Your beloved leader of cavy thespians has been most honored by the deliciously awesome folks over at Shirt.woot.
They do a new shirt every day at a great price - it's an awesome opportunity for amateurs like myself to get some publicity (they linked to GPT!), and to get some much needed cash. It's too late to get it for Christmas I bet - but think about how snazzy you'll look for New Years!
$10 shirts are a deal, $10 shirts that are awesome are a great deal - and I have one up for sale over there.
It's a limited time offer!
Supporting woot (by buying my shirt) is supporting GPT!

here's the design that got printed

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Army of Darkness

Guinea Pig Theatre: Army of Darkness

Wife fell asleep long enough for me to throw out a hastily put together GPT.
I regret many things about it - I, clearly, would not be hired to make S-Mart's logo, and paper textures always look lame to me, but it needed texture of some sort to look like an advert, I think.
I do no regret the bottom left hand corner, at all.

Here is a larger version.

Again...hoping for something epic for Christmas, and will (maybe) take the rest of the year off.

Also - I'm getting printed on in the VERY near future, so keep an eye here for when it goes on sale.


This was the second Guinea Pig Theatre ever made.
Wife is feeling ill today, so I am not going to have the time to do anything, I'm afraid.
But, Christmas will be epic - I promise!

Guinea Pig Theatre:  The Goonies

I'm going to try to squeeze in an extra one, but for the mean time you can view the roots of the strip...

Saturday, December 13, 2008



Such a brilliant movie.
If you haven't seen the flick I can only imagine how disappointing this addition is.
If you have the seen the movie I hope you "get it" enough to keep it from sucking.

There should be more Kaufman films in the world.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


**GUEST ARTIST** Guinea Pig Theatre: Dirty Harry

Super talented illustrator Tyler Garrison fills in this week on Guinea Pig Theatre to give me a much needed weekend off, and he totally nailed the spirit of GPT!

Look how totally fantastic it is!

Make sure you also check out his website which, also, has been added to my links.

PRETTY PLEASE, don't be afraid to leave a comment so our guest artist can glow in the warm embrace of your kindness!

(Also, unrelated to GPT I made a coloring book page for an upcoming Threadless Alumni project. I bet it would be okay to print it out and color it yourself, though.)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I Heart Huckabees

Guinea Pig Theatre: I Heart Huckabees

The movie decision was came to with help by the amazing Kayce (kayceislost over at threadless).
I forgot how good of a movie this is.
I would suspect I'm going to return to this to make a more stellar contribution.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Alamo

Guinea Pig Theatre:  The Alamo

Dear American Movie Channel (AMC),
Thank you for resolving an issue I had been having; What to do for the Thanksgiving Guinea Pig Theatre. What movie has Thanksgiving in it, or a great turkey scene? I just couldn't come up with anything epic enough.
But then came Sunday, in which no good television ever exists and wife forced me to watch Billy Bob Thornton in this truly dreadful movie.
But, a moment of magic.
Billy Bob Thornton (as Davy Crockett) proclaims in the midst of a (terrible) dramatic monologue (one of many, thank goodness), "YOU PASS THE TATERS and I PASS THEM RIGHT BACK."
Let me emphasize that line of dialogue took place in a film of Momemtous American HIstory by an American Legend.
Nothing speaks more to me of what Guinea Pig Theatre wishes for us all on this Thanksgiving Day; that someone dramatically refuses some mashed potatoes but not before giving a heartfelt and sentimental backdrop story for why.
Happy Thanksgiving!

EDIT: Why didn't anyone tell me it was sized all wrong? click on the image to go to flickr to see it big and awesome.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dazed and Confused

Guinea Pig Theatre: Dazed and Confused

Friday, November 21, 2008

Murder By Death

Murder By Death
(Murder By Death: matt, adam, sarah, dagan)

Murder By Death is a super awesome band. I mean, totally Top Shelf.
If you're socially networked you can listen to some tracks here.

Word on the street is that they actually like Guinea Pig Theatre.
So I'm totally throwing out some return love - I made them a part of the troupe!

I'm also sending them a print of the Big Trouble in Little China episode of GPT. It's, supposedly, their favorite flick, and I'm happy to share it with them.

Seriously, go listen! NOW!

Also, to my design friends they have a contest going where you can do the cover art for their upcoming split 7" - you don't wins money, but you do wins free music.
I'm totally getting in on it. Information is on their front page, which you can link to above and in my links.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Can't Hardly Wait

Guinea Pig Theatre:  Can't Hardly Wait

Special K is the all time best.

I was watching just the Kenny segments, which I once watched with great amusement, but if you JUST watch the bits where he's trying to pick up girls at the party it's the most tragic shit ever.

"Can't Hardly Wait" is not just a 90s teen movie, it's also a kick-ass Replacements track.
Pretty much all the Replacement tracks are kick-ass, though.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

and this too...

... if you'd like to support the cause.

Please, No Smoking - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Also, I need a print super bad, so I can afford to get anyone Chritmas presents this year.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

An American Werewolf In London

Guinea Pig Theatre: An American Werewolf In London

Poor Jack.

GPT stays Halloween themed, next week, maybe something with flowers and rainbows.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

John Carpenter's The Thing

Guinea Pig Theatre: The Thing

Halloween is coming...

I really wanted to do The Thing, and I wanted to do something gory and epic, with monsters and dynamite, snow covered helicopters and crazy paranoia.
But this line of dialogue seemed the truest to what Guinea Pig Theatre is really about. Guinea Pigs saying movie lines that represent the heart of the film.

Or the part that makes me laugh the most.

Bramish is getting the original piece of art as part of his purchase of the Big Trouble In Little China print. I'm awesome like that.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Big Trouble In Little China

Guinea Pig Theatre: Big Trouble In Little China

This week's comic brought to you by the Porkchop Express.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

100 Unique Visitors!

As of today 100 people have been to The Theatre!
That's very exciting to me.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Don't fight it, you're going to have to eventually...

Guinea Pig Theatre: Superman 2



It's like that up in here.

Guinea Pig Theatre Posters Now For Sale

I just sent out the first GPT poster yesterday to our contest winner and I have to say, it's pretty sweet. It's 11x17 full color and very nice, printed on poster-quality paper - I'm going to be selling them for Ten Bucks a pop if you're interested.
You'll have, all at once, the entire Guinea Pig Theatre library, collected, to hang on your wall - and that's pretty sweet. I have to imagine that it's, at least, a very cool conversation piece. Email me, if you're interested at starr226(at)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

woot shirt thing

I also have a shirt up for voting on (go here) though, I think you have to have bought something from woot to actually vote. It's a good one, though

It's Only The Sky Falling

Winner of 25th GPT Contest and POSTER!

Congratulations, Young Matt Leyen (Ninth Wheel over at Threadless), due to your Gods smiling upon you in a most fortuitous way, my wife pulled your name out of a hat of a dozen other names.
Clearly, overcoming such odds your luck will be blown for the rest of your life. Normally I would apologize for ruining your life fortune but you will be in a better place forever. You win this:

Guinea Pig Theatre Poster

It's pretty epic.
I'm guessing.
I will know for sure when I see it printed.

It's 11x17.

That's decent size.

Maybe not big enough to never, ever, ever have a chance at breaking the lottery odds.

They will be for sale, of course.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

25th Guinea Pig Theatre!

Is the 25th Anniversary the Gold Anniversary?*

I present you Goldfinger!
Guinea Pig Theatre: Goldfinger

Today is your last chance to get in on the super awesome 25th Guinea Pig Celebration Contest!
You're gonna win a sweet, sweet GPT poster! EVERY GPT ever made in a super stylish package. I swear your friends will try to steal it. I promise you!
Send your name to starr226(at) Midnight is the deadline.

*No, it's the Silver Anniversary

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guinea Pig Fan Art!

So awesome! From Andrew Wilhite (Leroy Hornblower on Threadless)

And don't forget to send an email to get your name put in for the super sweet Guinea Pig Theatre poster - EVERY GPT ever made, fashionably arranged for your wall!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I don't want you to become frenzied, but...

But this week will be the 25th Guinea Pig Theatre.


You are all invited to take part in the celebration.
There will be punch and a delicious assortment of cookie treats.

For us adults there will be wine in a box.

I want to do some sort of contest.
I really do.
But I can't think of anything clever. So I came up with this lame idea:

Email me something nice, and sweet, and complimentary (or whatever) and what your favorite Guinea Pig Theatre has been to this date, and if you want what Guinea Pig Theatre you would like to see made.
I will take all three of those emails, put the name in a hat (probably a crocheted hat that someone lovingly made for me (that I haven't yet had time to photograph!) and whoever I pull out will be GREATLY REWARDED.

I'm thinking there's a very good chance you'll receive a copy of EVERY SINGLE GUINEA PIG THEATRE EVER MADE.

That's exciting, right?
that email is starr226 (at)
and tell your friends to come to the party.
and to see what I have planned for the big day...maybe it's going to be epic.

Even I don't know!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

As Good As It Gets

Guinea Pig Theatre: As Good As It Gets

"Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car"

I love this flick, and fear that it may have become lost in the progression of time that's taken place since it's release.
Lots of great dialogue and actual character development!

I promise next week to do something with an explosion.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Barton Fink

Guinea Pig Theatre: Barton FInk

Requested by the ultra-cool, and amazingly talented Andy "Wullagaru" Walker
You can see his flickr stream here:

and read his blog here:

The Coen Brothers are running wild on GPT.
It's funny how I've actually efforted not doing certain directors over and over (I'm looking at you Wes Anderson - who was actually on the docket today) and still I end up with Four Guinea Pig Theatres by the Coens. BUT, to be fair, I've only done it three times (one of which will not show up on this blog due to shoddy work, imo), this fourth one is Andy's fault! The others can be found here and here

Barring a celebrity (or PAID) request that drives me towards the Coens in the near future, I promise to go at least 4 weeks without doing the Coens. So, let's hope that Big Lebowski doesn't come on TV this week. Or the Hudsucker Proxy. Or O' Brother.

I hope you enjoy! Still getting used to the new computer - and the scanner color settings are wonky, you can tell in the last two, but I sort of like it. It shows it's a new era.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

You're not much good to me alive, are you, Turkish?

Guinea Pig Theatre: Snatch

still getting used to new compute.
I wonder if Guy is ever going to make good movies again....

Saturday, August 30, 2008

E.T. & Shaft

Guinea Pig Theatre:  ET

This is my last week at my current job - which was the birthplace of Guinea Pig Theatre and it's production home, too. Tonight has been emotional, stressful, with opportunity to really pound out a great GPT with so many people flying around. This one's got pretty colors, though. Next GPT, hopefully, will be epic. Legendary, even.

Also, I've upgraded my home computer so fear of a GPT demise or hiatus isn't going to be an issue.

About my current job:
Before I started working at this job I hadn't efforted anything creative in eons - over the last four years I was introduced to Threadless and the internet t-shirt art world, became obsessed again with at least trying to draw something, anything, and to eventually waste a minute a week (1 minute, 6 seconds!) of my loyal readers time with the weekly GPT.

Four years ago I was just a dude that drank a lot, scamming bars for a little action.
Now I'm a dad and a husband with a vested interest in creating and doing something, even if it's just mildly entertaining - and that's thanks to this job.

Take care Old Job, I'll see you on the flip side.

To lighten the mood. here's Guinea Pig Theatre: Shaft
Guinea Pig Theatre: Shaft

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Guinea Pig Theatre:  Rocky Horror Picture Show

Wife's suggestion.
She was quite positive that a guinea pig in drag would be frickin' hilarious.
Is she right? She's almost always right in all things - so I'm expecting quite a response to this.

She also pointed out that I'm yet to do a movie that couldn't debatably be called Cult - the closest I've gotten to a "mainstream" film is Ghostbusters. I'm going to have to make an effort to do something big time. Dr. Strangelove gets pushed back yet another week, I suspect.

I'm completely under the weather, too.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Guinea Pig Theatre: Vertigo

Better late than never!
By suggestion of my brother - I hope it's awesome enough to do justice to a magnificent film. I intentially tried a more cinematic approach and even tried my hand at that font that shows up so often through the film and on it's poster.
Hitchcock is easily one of my favorite directors of all time, though, tough to work into the GPT format, totally worth the challenge.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Royal Tenenbaums

Guinea Pig Theatre: The Royal Tenenbaums

A rehash fill in as I go on a small vacation this weekend.

I'm actually working on a new GPT that simply isn't going to be finished tonight. My brother charged me with quite a difficult task as a GPT suggestion, and I don't think that I'm going to be able to rush it. Hopefully, I'll have a brand new GPT posted Monday night, but in the meantime here is, possibly, the most popular GPT I've done to this point, and maybe even my favorite in terms of dialogue pacing.

In good news, I got my new setup for my home office and the previous threat of a potential sabbatical from the strip isn't going to have to happen.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Technical issues were premature as my gear came magically to life!

Guinea Pig Theatre: Predator

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Due to technical difficulties* tonight's Guinea Pig Theatre is an older yet unpublished on this blog comic.

Guinea Pig Theatre:  Pee Wee's Big Adventure

SORRY to anyone who has already seen this one.

I'm hoping that this is a temporary issue that will be resolved by Monday and I can post what I'm hoping is a super awesome (and BRAND SPANKING NEW!) GPT. ::Fingers crossed!::

*dead scanner.
"RIP, Scanner, say hello to Charon for me."

Saturday, August 2, 2008

40 Year Old Virgin

Guinea Pig Theatre: 40 Year Old Virgin

"Dude, it's not a big deal that you like to fuck guys. I'm cool, I got friends who fuck guys... in jail."

This was a bit of a rush job, so I apologize. I also tried something new - doing a little "color coding" to allow for more back and forth dialogue.

Yay for Guinea Pig Theatre!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Shirt Up For Voting On Threadless

My Submission

This is a collab I did with Zipperking over at Threadless. I drew the horse on his idea, he did the text and coloring. I desperately need a new computer, so please go vote, vote to buy, and comment a bunch.

Me and the Guinea Pigs would appreciate it, greatly.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Teen Wolf

Guinea Pig Theatre: Teen Wolf

You have to admit, those are three pretty good rules to live by.

You, also, should have to admit, that's an awesome Teen Wolf Guinea Pig.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Monster Squad plus (not) super extra!

Guinea Pig Theatre: Monster Squad

I haven't watched Monster Squad in forever, so it was refreshing to check in on it, again.

I think my favorite scene is when the older brother from the Wonder Years is beating up The Fat Kid and lovable, streetsmart, super tough Rudy (played by Ryan Lambert of Kid's Incorporated fame) pulls up on his bicycle smoking a cigarette. I mean...his bicycle? Kelly Leak got a dirt bike! Come on, no one's really that cool on a bicycle.
(By the way, the guy who played Kelly Leak in the original Bad News Bears is playing Rorschach in the new Watchmen flick).
It's come to my attention that this movie is far less known than I would've thought - everyone of my approximate age I'm pretty sure remember it, but the next generation(s) don't - go rent it. It's fun, you'll like it.

I'm totally taking suggestions, btw. I'm having a pretty serious job change forthcoming and not only are my free hours going to change, but so is my access to quality computer equipment - which is terribly, terribly upsetting. So I'm trying to squeeze a lot of production in between here and then and will just hold them out as long as I can - and remember you can purchase prints and original art for practically nothing.

contact me at starr226(at)!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Death Race 2000

Guinea Pig Theatre: Death Race 2000

I told you it would be a double post weekend!
Hooray for cult 70s films!

I probably should've made the text more "gravelly" but I didn't really consider it until after I was done with the whole thing. That's an intimate look into my process, right there. I really like the illustration, though.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Guinea Pig Theatre

This might be a double GPT weekend, though, I'm going to try and restrain myself and save one for Wednesday. I suspect the next one or two will please Andrew "Gimetzco" Bargeron greatly.

Name droppin'!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Guinea Pig Theatre:  Ghostbusters

It's a mid-week special!

Also, I have a shirt up for voting on Threadless
How Rainbows Are Made - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Clouds getting friendly!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Guinea Pig Theatre: Memento

Guinea Pig Theatre: Memento

Today I went to the movie store and asked the girl if they had Pump Up The Volume or Monster Squad, and she replied that she didn't think so. I added, "Do you not know the films I'm talking about?" She responded, "Sir, I don't think I'm old enough to know those films."

Friday, July 4, 2008

Guinea Pig Theatre: Ferris Buehler's Day Off

Guinea Pig Theatre: Ferris Buehler's Day Off

From the first to the most recent.
Original Art not available.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The very first Guinea Pig Theatre

This was done on a lark, and I enjoyed it so much it's become a real labor of love.
Originally posted on May 12, 2008 it is now the metaphoric champagne bottle christening this blog for sail.

Guinea Pig Theatre:  There Will Be Blood