Thursday, December 21, 2006


Metalocalypse, the show that Dikki and I worked on all this last year, is finally over! In the mean time before season two we have other Titmouse projects in the works. Be on the look out for a Metalocalypse DVD, Video, and album and a whole bunch of T-shirts and junk at Hot Topic.
Here are osme of my favorite youtube clips.

aaahhh what are year.....

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Final Painting

Here is the final painting, it measures 10x20 inches and is done in gouache. The show opens on Saturday the 16th, hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

"Imaginary Spaces" Comp

Here's the color comp for a painting for the upcoming "Imaginary Spaces" show at Gallery Nucleus next week. The idea is to create a painting of an imaginary world without any characters in it. This comp shows the basic shapes that make up a forest of tree shaped castles, the final painting has alot more detail. I'll post it soon.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Weekend film shoot

Just got back from this last weekend's film shoot. Dik came this time along to help. Thanks again Dikki. The Prynoski's made sure I was on top of everything, and Steve Kellner (of Animation Meat fame) helped and took this dope picture. Started off slow with a two hour delay because of a foggy morning but later in the day we got a lot of good stuff. Didn't get everything so we will have to make a second trip. By the way, remember to drink water. Dehidration is nothing to laugh at. All in all it was a good day.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

TTG Chicken Gots A Job!

Hi there I just recently had gotten the chance to catch up with the Famous TTG Chicken this week! I am doing a report on "Poultry in the Workplace" and discovered that THE TTG Chicken has a second job as a Administrative Tax Filing Consultant. Here is the interview:

Are you still apart of TTG?
Yes very much so, we are all part of the same coop!

How long have you had this 2nd Job?
Well being a TTG doesn’t pay the bills…so I felt I had to spread my wings a bit. That was 8 months ago!

Who is your Favorite TTG?
Mike Daley

When next years Comic-Con come around will you quit your job?
No I will just ask for time off. I just don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.

What are you doing in preparation for next years Comic-Con?
What everyone else does. Talk about what I am going to do for 10 months and then do something totally different 2 months before Comic-Con starts!

Well it was great to talk to you.
Thanks and I’ll see you at Comic-Con 2007

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"SMOKE" *Illustration Friday*

Well here I am once again, this week was kind of hard. I have been sleep deprived and just overall slow going. I got this idea from my girlfriend Vanessa...She suggested the guy from Alice in Wonderland smoking! So once again I did most of the work during my lunch hour from work. I have been working on my coloring skillz, I'd say it is my weakness but I will keep pluggin' away at it until I get it right.

Thanks for everyone who comments, it really helps!

Friday, November 03, 2006


LATELY I am doing a lot of outdoors photography. I really wanted to get some good night shots but have been so far, unsuccessful. Then last week I was watching LOTR, TWO TOWERS and there is a part where Legolas and Aagorn are talking about the impending battle late at night. The shot looks real cool because it seems as if the moon is super bright and is lighting up the entire landscape with an erie blue glow. So I tried my own day for night version of one my own raw daytime photos. Hurray Photoshop!! Must do more.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"WIND" *Illustration Friday*

Well it is that time again! Here is my idea for Illustration Friday. I changed the composition a few times and am trying new stuff with color...Like coloring the lines and not just leaving them black. It been such a challenge trying to do these between work and all, but in the long run it really pushes me to be creative and not just go home and sit in front of the TV!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

"GHOST" *Illustration Friday *

Well here is my entry for Illustration Friday. It's a take on the "Ghost Hunter" TV shows, where people pretend they hear and see ghost. I personally can't watch it cause I get to scared. Kinda' like when I HEAR the "Unsolved Mystery's" theme song I just get all freaked out. That's right I am a 29 year old beast of a man scared of ghost, monsters and especially aliens!



Friday, October 20, 2006

"Smitten" *Illustration Friday!*

I am the kind of guy that needs to be TOLD what to do! That said my fellow TTG Richard Pose directed me to the website/blog "Illutration Friday" , where they give you a topic each weeka nd you do a drawing on it! Well here is my first go and the topic was "Smitten". I sketched and inked and colored during my lunch hours this week off and on. I can see myself really gettig into and you have to be kind of fast. So without further ado here it is! On to next week challange!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Battlestar Galactica season3 is HERE!

Like Josh, I have also been watching tv shows on dvd, the new Battlestar Galactica is AWESOME! Thanks to Ryan for forcing me to update my blog...

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Some drawings of Tom Baker as DOCTOR WHO; an old TV DVD kick I've been on lately due to the new series now on the BBC. Baker is my favorite Doctor, circa 1974-81. Check em out on DVD at a Netflix near you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The original versions of the Star Wars movies just came out on DVD, so here's a quick painting of Yoda.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Flight 4 Sketches

I've been busy trying to nail down my story for the next volume of Flight, until then, here are some sketches of the characters. The cyclops is our hero and the man and woman are supporting characters.


Monday, August 28, 2006

New Illo

Time to start painting again. Here is the preliminary work for a new illustration. I found this DKNY ad in a magazine and thought it would make a cool girl picture. I need to do some more work on the skirt and to make sure that her pose looks natural. Any thoughts would help.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Little Black Storm Cloud is an experiment in STORY.
Every Sunday night for the next year I will be
posting an original short story with an illustration.
The first two are already up, plus a bonus story.
Tonight's tale is called THE PORCELAIN.
Click on the title of this post to check it out.

Friday, August 04, 2006


The Premiere of METALOCALYPSE is this Sunday.
For those who aren't in the know. Dik and I work at a studio in Hollywood called Titmouse. We have been working on a new show for [ADULT SWIM] since January. The show is animated in Flash and is about a metal band, more popular than the beatles, that goes around the world in their giant dethcopter breaking stuff. Check it out.

It is on Sunday at 11.45pm on [ADULT SWIM] right after "Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Dudley and Nestor finally premeires

CHECK IT OUT: Dudley and Nestor is a pilot that Mike Roush and Dik Pose both worked on literally one year ago and is finally showing for the first time this Friday. Dik worked on the layouts and BGs and Mike animated. Please tune-in and tell us what you think. It is all in flash and was directed by the two cool cats (Stephen Holman and Josephine Huang) who run WHolesome Products .

On the Disney Channel 7:55 pm on Friday July 28th!

Here is the commercial for it.
and the music was done "by Mark Mothersbaugh, best known as part of the 80s band Devo and for composing "The Royal Tenenbaums." sweet

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Comic Con is done... phew....

Another exciting year at Comic con, seeing old friends, and making new ones.. buying too much and not getting everything you wanted to get... I will try to post a small con report soon... here is a pic of our booth backdrop...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Comic Con book by Mike Roush

Hey everybody! I would like to announce my book of Comic Con 2006. This year instead of a normal everyday sketchbook I decided to make an animated sketchbook. I call it Flip-o-scope. It is a 60 page flipbook with two animations inside. The first one is a monkey chasing a butterfly and on the other side is a prizefighter boxing a kangaroo. Can't wait for Con!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

GREEN is the color of TTG love.

And now you too can be a TTG CHICKEN MAN in the off season.
Avalibe in ladies and mens sizes.
modeling Junpei.

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Misery Company

My new book of short stories called THE MISERY COMPANY
and the official Zombie Monologues T-shirt will have their debut
at COMIC CON 2006 booth 1132! ROCK!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

TTG T-shirts are IN

Hey there peeps! We just got in our new TTG shirt in, but would we stop there? No! We have both girls and guys shirts PLUS another TTG shirt on the way! So in total we have TWO TTG branded shirts and one more shirt (for a total of THREE new shirts at our booth). Check these out, expect a post about the other shirts later on when we get them....hurray!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Flight 3 Show

This Saturday night at Gallery Nucleus from 7 to 11pm Gallery Nucleus is having an art show and book signing for the new volume of the Flight Anthology which includes the story "Saturday" by me. The show will feature original comic pages from the book and new work by the artists. Here's the painting I'll have in the show.


Friday, June 16, 2006

Power In Numbers Show

Here's a painting for the "Power In Numbers" show at Gallery Nucleus tomorrow night. It's done in cel vinyl and like every piece in the show is 4x6 inches big. Each painting is priced at $100 and the money will be donated to the Red Cross. Check out the details at

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

This is some work done for an independent feature that had some fantasy elements. The more monsters the better....
art by Joshua Pruett copyright double helix pictures

Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Portrait

A portrait.

Its Breakfast Time!!!!!

Man, YouTube really does have everything. Possibly one of the the most fun projects I've worked on in a while. I animated half of this spot with Chris Garrison at Titmouse last year. We animated it the ol fashion way with pencil and paper. The only draw back to this project was the nightmares I had everynight after listening to the rap over and over again all day long.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Christmas in May

I was looking through my sketchbook recently and found a sketch I had done in December while watching TV, so I decided to turn it into a painting.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

HURRAY.......I don't have any more money!

So I just got my new 21 inch Wacon Cintiq in the mail and, oh boy.....This thing rocks! I have been using the 15 inch ones at work and I have subsequently gotten addicted to drawing right on my screen. I decided to get one for home so I could bust out some freelance and not have to go back to work on the weekends. I think it is one of the best investments a freelancing or personal projects artist can make. Out of the four original Titmouse employees all four have bought one, and that is saying alot for an artist's wages. I guess I just wanted to rub it in to all the other those guys who don't have one. Hi five Dik. "clap!" No but seriously you guys can come over anytime you want to watch me draw on my Cintiq.

and here is my first drawing.....more to come.

mike roush

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Z's are Upon Us...

Here is a quick concept for a story I want to have ready for Comic-con, called "The Z's"... I want the boy to be younger; so, that already needs to change, but I just wanted to start thinking about him... I actually think this age boy would work better in another unnamed fantasy story I am developing, I will hopefully start that one up later this year...

Monday, April 17, 2006


Okay, the cat is officially out of the bag.
Dik and I are working on one of the [adult swim] swim shows called "Metalocalypse". So new is this show that it hasn't even aired yet. In fact we haven't even finished the first season. Which is why I had a good laugh when I saw this in studio trailer on-line the other day. It is still totally rough and I don't think it was meant to be released to the public......but iut was! So here it is. Check it out.

P.S. I think the trailer has the older name of the show "Dethklok" which has now been changed to "Metalocalypse" due to a pending copyright infringment. Dethklok is still the name of the band.

A little info: Metalocalypse is the newest show from Brendon Small (Home Movies). We are doing the whole show in house at Titmouse animation. I am the show's lead animator and Dik is currently serving as the show's one man layout department. Rock on!

Mike Roush

Monday, April 10, 2006

First painting with cel-vinyl

Well i have now officially begun the frustrating/cool process of learning to paint with cel-vinyl. I really like the feel of the paint and how it goes down. I really should invest in smaller brushes, i found myself struggling in areas where i wanted more detail. Anyway, here it is in all its glory. Oh, one more thing, the image size is about 5x6"

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Flash Animated ecards

So my good friend, and fellow "The Those Guys" member, Matt Spangler is in charge of the freelancers over at a company called They have a whole lot of cool cards and invitations that you can send on-line, for free no less. Matt let me do some flash animation freelance for him and I just wanted to let you guys check them out. Also check out all the cool stuff Matt has done already. Matt is really doing it up. Thanks Matty.

Mikes Cards

Matt's Cards

P.S. I hear through he grape vine IO might also be doing some cards in the future. Keep your eyes peeled.

Mike Roush

Monday, April 03, 2006


Here's the finished painting for the previously posted sketch, done in cel vinyl and about 8x10 inches big.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Had a moment at work to do this dooodle. I really need to practice using those spiffy Prismacolor markers...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

just a tree on a hill

Here is something i just decided to draw up. I setup the laptop on the table then sat back on my couch and painted about 4 feet from my monitor. I want to try and paint more and more like this, it feels more like painting and helps me focus more on just doing and not worrying about layers, brush opacity etc. All done in Photoshop CS. Well, here it is.

Kid In Suit

Here's a sketch from an ad in Vanity Fair. There's something odd and interesting about kids dressed up like adults, which made me want to do the drawing.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Ooh La La!

Trying to make this feel like a fashion ad from the 50's...