Joshua Boulet's Sketch the World


Updated 10.20.2016 by Boulet

I'm back in Cali

Wormhole Wednesdays

photo by unknown

Getting ready for Halloweed

with Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Updated 10.17.2016 by Boulet


in San Francisco

Updated 10.10.2016 by Boulet

A lot of Hearts...

I draw my Dad

Claude Boulet

One of the most bad ass women in American Cinema

Linda Hamilton Terminator 2

Updated 09.19.2016 by Boulet

Skinny Bob

Updated 09.18.2016 by Boulet

Art collab

Art party

Updated 09.17.2016 by Boulet

Life Drawing

I get sketched by Seattle artist

Seth Goodkind

Updated 09.06.2016 by Boulet

Greenwood Art Blastoff

Updated 08.30.2016 by Boulet

I made a T-shirt


Updated 08.29.2016 by Boulet

Where is my mind?

Updated 08.25.2016 by Boulet

Moon Lander

as it should be

A collab with

Nick Gucker

Here we are working on it

Nick Gucker tags backbook 40

Updated 08.17.2016 by Boulet

New Dune

Les Miserables


Updated 08.15.2016 by Boulet

My submission for Ween Zine no.2

Pity the Postman illustration

in the Seattle Weekly

Greenwood artwalk

Updated 08.04.2016 by Boulet

Viva Los Amigos


because it made me smile

A new cover for Seattle Weekly

Pockets of Light

Updated 08.02.2016 by Boulet

A new Blackbook


39=51 days usage

Sketchbook dump

Updated 07.29.2016 by Boulet

I did a mural!

Herbs house

in Ballard

Updated 07.20.2016 by Boulet

A new DUNE comic

Updated 07.15.2016 by Boulet

I've been playing Pokemon GO

here is what I've caught so far

Seattle Art Museum shares my sketch

Street Art

Updated 07.12.2016 by Boulet

Some recent things ...

Updated 07.10.2016 by Boulet

Nothing Gold can Stay

Updated 07.08.2016 by Boulet

Deep Sea Diver sketch

Summer at SAM

Here is a recent watercolor

"Get Sarah"

I made this as a thank you

for my participation on Sasquatch 206

A page from current Black Book 39

Life Drawing

I found this sticker

and drew all over it

Thanks for the photo

Orion Tippens

I also drew this


Updated 06.28.2016 by Boulet

R.I.P my friend...

Updated 06.26.2016 by Boulet

Based off this photo

I'm in Creepy #25

Dark Horse Comics

Got a copy of the Ween-zine I have art in

Updated 06.22.2016 by Boulet

Anything VS Pizza Tuesday

Updated 06.21.2016 by Boulet

Fremont Solstice

He followed me as I went to get something to eat

He drew this in my blackbook while I ate

We go to a bridge

and we write our tags

I went back to the spot only two days later

and the tags had already been buffed

Updated 06.17.2016 by Boulet

Life Drawing

Updated 06.09.2016 by Boulet

The thing about racism is . . .

back to the program. . .

Local Artist StarHead Boy

is inspired by the photo of my lounging

updated 06.6.2016


as lived by BOULET



May 26th 2016 

I'm part of a group of artists that have been invited by Ryan Henry Ward.  

This will be my first time at the Gorge. I hear it's gonna be awesome.  

Fueled on laughter an curls, Jessica and Roxy Rose get us there. 

Close to the festival she picks up two hitch hikers and drops them off at the main gate. 

Time to make our way to the artist camping grounds.


I find a spot, and set up a tent. 

Sasquatch is a four day festival, and this is just cold night one.  

I shiver myself to sleep and think "What the hell I've gotten myself into?"

FRIDAY MORNING- DAY 1 - I'm gonna be all right. 

For the next couple of days I'll be painting a mural with Henry. 

I'll be drawing people from the crowds.

This is for Pepsi's Kola House. 

It is a comic book mural. 

It will take us (Henry, the 3 Chicago artists, and me) four days to finish.



Here are some detail shots of what I did:

The Three background characters here: 

All of the red / blue crowd scenes.

My fingerprints make up the red splatter!

See the little red heart? 

They would host Kola House podcasts in front of the work in progress. 

Photo credit unknown.

Sketching Henry at the Kola House stage.




Sunday night. Big Grams (Big Boi from OutKast and Phantograms) are playing the Bigfoot stage. 

I walk up to security and show them my orange backstage bracelet. 

The security guard frowns and says "No backstage passes tonight."

"But I'm the visual artist" I say, as I hold up my sketchbook, and a lanyard with my photo on it that says VISUAL ARTIST. 

(Thank you Melissa)

"Okay. That works." he says and opens the gate. 

I try but I am not able to actually get on stage, despite my pleas of needing to document the show correctly. 

So I walk around to the front of the stage. 

Here I am able to stand between the barrier of fans and the stage. At times Big Boi will only be a few feet from me. 

This is where the media is allowed, and about twenty of them run around snapping the same photo..

I dance. I draw. I enjoy the show. 

At some point they stop to wish the DJ a Happy Birthday. 

A pink pinata is lowered from the top of the stage and everyone wishes the DJ, who is also named JOSH a Happy Birthday. 

He swings, but the pinata is pulled up. He gives them a look. I can only see a certain amount being this close to the stage.  

After he demolishes the pinata he HURLS the large mop handle he was using, into the crowd

The Girl on stage screams "JOSH! What are you-!?"

Big Boi just stares. 

I couldn't see what happened, but I thought there is no way he really threw that mop handle.

Quickly Sarah, on stage, apologizes and the show gets back to jamming. 

A few songs later security comes up to me and says "All media has to leave! You gotta go!"

"But I'm the visual artist!" I say and show them my sketch. 

"Okay. He can stay." one guard points at me "but everyone else- OUT!"

Now it is just me and two security guards in all this space. 

I smile and continue to sketch. 

It took a few attempts but eventually I am able to produce something I am happy with.




I have time, so I turn around and sketch the crowd.

I stay until the show ends. When someone is yelling at the DJ to apologize, but I can't really hear, and the crowd groans.  

I walk around the back to try and get an Autograph, but Big Boi is GONE. 

I see Sarah of Phantograms, and wait to say hi. 

I show her my sketch and contemplate if asking her for an autograph would be okay. Then I think, wait, I might be like, only sign here, and that might be rude. What should I do? I stand there, smiling.  

She gives me a weird look and walks off. 


I walk back to camp, tell my story, and hang out with my friends. 

Sunday ends. 

It will be late in the next day when I meet 


There are three sides to this part of the story.

Mine, hers, and the truth.

This is mine. . .

When I see her, out of the corner of my eye, I abruptly I leave the conversation I was having and walk over to her.

I can already see that there is something special about her.

Politely, almost a little too shy, I ask to sit down.

"You're an artist?" I ask.


"You're also a. . . a . . . "

I stumble on my words.

Just say it Boulet. Just say what she is. You see it. So does everyone else. Besides, she is kinda cute.

"You're a Sasquatch, right?"


We talk a little bit. 

Apparently the Sasquatch tribes will socialize with the Humans ONLY once a year- at the SASQUATCH Music Festival

"Wow. I had no idea." I say.

She has some amazing art ideas.

I try to make her laugh.

As we talk I pick up a vibe that she might be flirting with me. Seriously?

I thank my lucky stars! I can already see our two styles melding together into some kind of weird Human Sasquatch obscure art greatness! 

Of course I could only see her once a year, but.... I'm not worried about that.

How does that saying go? True love knows no bounds? Yes...

Plus, she is kinda cutel. Wait, did I already say that?

I should have told her that then and there, because I get distracted by a friend or smoking weed, or something, I can't really remember,

but it will be a few hours before I see her again. . . .with another man.

She is sitting on top of the hill. 

I can see that she is sketching now. . . him.

He is a handsome Prehistoric Reptile type bird man. It is hard to describe. I'll just draw it-

Amber and the Bird Man - he swooped in, and I immediately disliked him. 

I try to give them some time, but he isn't leaving.

Finally I walk up the hill to say hi, but the vibe has already changed.

I watch her draw for a few seconds- just long enough for my heart to break, and then walk off. 

I am already lost in the crowd as I wave bye. 



Like a raging fire that can't be controlled. 

Each heart beat causes a pain that  pounds thru my body.

had just met her. I had nothing invested. How can it hurt like this?

I plop down in the grass at the main stage, and amongst the festival goers I smoke hash until I can forget about Amber.

Which turns out to be a lot of hash

A cute Sasquatch girl broke my heart.


I am still alive.


For the last day that damn sun wakes me up on time.

I quickly break down my campsite.

I high five all my new friends, hitch a ride, and get the fuck back to civilization and a warm shower. 



At one point I am back at the camp. Carl comes up to me and tells me that down at the main stage bar he was talking with some of the other artists. 

He tells me that everyone was saying how awesome of an artist I am.

Who? I quickly ask

He lists off a list that will forever stay close to my heart.

I give him a hug. 




Thank you, my friends, beyond whatever words or art I could ever produce.

I'll give you a BIG HUG next time we meet.





UPDATED 06.03.2016

Seattle Weekly Shindig!

UPDATED 05.23.2016

I'll be drawing live at Sasquatch 2016


It's Always Sunny in Philildelphia

The Gang Goes on Family Fight

Charlie, do you eat Dragons?


goodbye BlackBook 38


My art in the Seattle Weekly

Finished. Seattle E-Bike

UPDATED 05.04.2016

For a WEEN fanzine submission

UPDATED 04.28.2016

I have artwork in CREEPY 23 by DARK HORSE COMICS

The frontispiece

The frontispiece

I pay tribute to comic book legends

Frank Frazetta

Bernie Wrightson

Richard Corben

Jack Davis

In the credits

my name is next to Richard Corben

Corben also has a short story in this issue

In the letters section

I have a fan!

Thank you Salvador Wolfe

Salvador Wolfe- contact me for a free sketch

UPDATED 04.24.2016

UPDATED 04.22.2016

Some sketchbook stuff

Ballard Life Drawing Class

I model,for the class

and draw back

Oscar smiles

cool collab

with artist Cassie Murphy

I benched Georgetown

UPDATED 04.13.2016

Sasquatch Festival pre meet

UPDATED 04.12.2016

Collab with Colin Curry

My third eye is kicking strong,

and out of my heart shines this incredible light.

I call it GOD, but it prefers to be called love.

Delusions of grandeur?

UPDATED 04.11.2016

KEXP Seattle

Sticker SLAP

Thanks Xaiver lopez

for this interview

Title: A Confab with Joshua Boulet – Of Dark Horse Comic Books,

Led Zeppelin, Love and Reefer Superheroes!

Sketching a sketcher

Colin in the Park

I'm trying to change this about me


it is a great quote

UPDATED 03.31.2016

The Sun Rays of Europia

watercolor by BOULET

for sale in the shop

Another Seatle Weekly cover!!!

I created this after watching

Jill Bolte Taylor's Ted Talk

So I sent it to here in an e-mail

She wrote back


UPDATED 03.21.2016

Bernie Sanders Rally at Key Arena


Standing in the rain drawing

will ruin sketchbooks

UPDATED 03.20.2016

Capitol Hill Light rail opens

Seattle Mayor Murray is there

I sketch him

UPDATED 03.12.2016

UPDATED 03.10.2016

new stuff!

Seattle Weekly cover

My art next to Daniel Clowes's art?

bad photo (lighting) of a great cover


Earlier in the day...

St.John at Bernard's in Seattle

UPDATED 03.09.2016

A new comic!

in the comic section

UPDATED 03.01.2016

I read a friends social media post

and made this

UPDATED 02.24.2016

UPDATED 02.23.2016

UPDATED 02.21.2016

As I was watching



I paused the movie to draw this scene

I made this to heal my heart

Updated 02/17/2016

Drawn at a Seattle local meet up

Updated 02/12/2016

Here is what I did today

Live drawing at




Nemesis local comic artist

Busy day

Updated 02/04/2016

A quick sketch

on the C Line

My drawing in the Seattle Weekly


Cool little art show

lots of great local talent

04.04.16 Pioneer Square Saloon 5/10p

Updated 01/25/2016


a quick one

that had me smiling

while drawing




From DRAWNK in Pioneer Square

The Talented Reed Carpenter painted me

Reed Carpenter (check out his FB. click here.)

from DUNE mini comic night



Happy MLK Day


Before I leave Dallas...

A comic

Warp Zine meet up


Lets start 2016 out right!



New comic in the comic section

Jacques Tardi influence


I am SpaceMonkey 420


Judge Dredd submission

I wanna be in Fight Club ..again


issue 7

I did the Covers for the Seattle Weekly Gift giving guide 2015

Christmas covers

Nortwest Leaf - Seattle/ WA

Oregon Leaf - Oregon



I've just come back from the future!

This all girl band is the new sound!


Fremont Abbey Arts Center

uses my sketch of


for their November events




Dark Horse Comics



Dean Ween

at Showbox Seattle

If you're a Ween fan, it was a great show




I have art in Creepy#22


images of Boulet drawing the



My Seattle Weekly Cover


based off photo by Charles Meacham

Sam Baxter at Viretta Park Seattle

Kurt Cobain memorial bench

Bradon Beach Oregon 2015


This makes me smile

Here is the backstory on this one.

The unfortunate house that is in front of the 50 bus/Alki gets a lot of foot traffic.

Just recently the owner (female) had begun to leave ‪‎chalk‬ out, with ideas for people to write things

One day I noticed the chalk was low so I anonymously dropped more off.

The sidewalk art continued

and then I saw this sign posted on the tree,

in front of the 50 bus stop

in ‪Alki‬ Seattle


Hempfest 2015

I have a backstage pass

Operation 2015

Always gotta draw Jake

Backstage McWilliams Stage

Kat B speaks

Seeley Stage at 4:20pm

Ready for free joints

Backstage Basedrop

Dancesafe backstage host


Hempfest 2015



Here is the comic



August Self Portrait


I colored this for a submission

Let's meet God

Read it here

Let's meet God



my comic is on HEAVY METAL dot com



New Comic

Based on a real report


Awesome Fight Club 2 News!

I'm in the back of ISSUE 3

They used my first drawing



in print, and on the Join Project Mayhem website

I joined Fight Club


Join Project Mayhem



I'm trying hard to get into the back of


Based on a real life conversation


Enlightenment by Boulet?


I wheat past a crossword puzzle and connect-the-dots puzzles

in Post Alley/ Seattle

I document the audience interact with it

Click here to go the the YOUTUBE video


For Fight Club 2

Updated 06.28.2015

So I have a GoPro now

The goal is to make art videos of me creating

This is the first one of many

Zach Pohl plays at Herbs House

Ballard / Seattle


Updated 06.24.2015

Susie Philipsen at the Fremont Arts Abbey

Erik Walters

Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland play the Fremont Abbey

Seattle Bus Graffiti.

Updated 06.22.2015

Seattle Bus Graffiti.

I believe the tag is "INSPIRE"

Updated 06.19.2015

Graffiti or Art?

A sketchbook page

Still in Seattle

I drew on a West Seattle map

My Bus Transfer Art is hung

I wheat pasted something

Updated 06.15.2015

Updated 06.08.2015

King County Metro

So I saved my bus transfers

Glued them to paper

then drew on top

Updated 06.02.2015

Updated 06.01.2015

Updated 05.27.2015

NorthWest FolkLife at the Seattle Center


Updated 04.30.2015

Lets end the month with a sketchbook dump

Ninja Tutles

Updated 04.19.2015

Here is what I did yesterday

in drawings

I leave Georgetown, meet a friend, then back to West Seattle


The party spills into the streets

The Fire Marshall comes

I quickly sketch the firetruck

Everything is OK!

The party goes on

The Fire Marshall says "Hey, nice sketch. You're quick!"

Another one comes back to look


Updated 04.15.2015

Here is what I did today, in drawings

Sat in on an open meeting of the

Seattle Arts Commission

Stumbled upon a protest

...and joined them.

I drew while I walked

Visited 4Culture Seattle

What a good day

Updated 04.13.2015

I'm not sure what I'm trying to say with this one

but I'm trying to say something

Updated 04.12.2015

I end the night with a punk show

Seen here Seattle's own "SUCCESS!"

Black Lives Matter

at Columbia City Art Gallery

Updated 04.09.2015

Looking out this window

Sound Transit Metro King County Seattle

Updated 04.02.2015

I'm on the Cover of Seattle Weekly

Updated 04.01.2015

Emerald City Comic Con

as lived by BOULET


Updated 03.29.2015

I take a break from Emerald City Comic Con

to sketch a crew of girls spray paint a wall

I Heart Comic Art

begins Emerald City Comic Con 2015

Updated 03.23.2015

Gift of Gab in Fremont Seattle

I watch Master artist KIM JUNG GI US

As lived by Boulet

Updated 03.15.2015

She painted in the rain

I draw.

Updated 03.12.2015

Grafitti Girls only!

Updated 02.25.2015

Urban Sketchers Feb 2015


Updated 02.09.2015

Updated 02.02.2015

I am at home drawing. Waiting. Watching the Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX, and I must say they are looking pretty damn good. I think they are going do it! Yeah, they are gonna win!-- And that means there will be a riot downtown! 

It’s the 3rd quarter. 4th and down. I pull a Hail Mary- grabbing the sketchbook, and jump on a bus heading to Pioneer Square. On the ride there I have time to think. Wow, my first real riot. I have missed so many of the big ones. (I was close in NYC during Occupy) Hmmm, What if the riot became kind of a thing, a Victory Riot. It could be part of the game. Like how the commercials are now. What if each city was guaranteed a riot after the victory? It would give us a chance to let off a lot of steam, and maybe burn a few things. Isn.t that what this game is about anyway? So riding the 21 bus towards downtown I am able to convince myself that I am not going to just fuck shit up.

I get to Pioneer Square and Cops are EVERYWHERE. I join a crowd that has spilled out onto the street, watching the final two minutes of the game. A group of SPD are huddled around a news van. One of them screams. !YES! YES! Thank God yes! Then 7 seconds later the rest of us witness the miracle happen. Jermaine Kearse s amazing catch. I walk over to the Police group, staying a safe distance of course, and I watch the Seahawks lose 7 seconds before everyone else. The Fans scream !WHY? Why would you throw the ball on the one yard line?! I wonder if the pass had worked would they be screaming about the brilliance of the play?

A large group of Police are being sent home, and they look relieved. Blue and green pours out of the bars. Deflated. It actually happened. The Seahawks lost the Superbowl. That means…. There will not be a riot! Deflated, I walk around Pioneer Square. Man, no one is flipping over cars, or burning anything! Some people scream !SEA! !HAWKS!. I see someone snapping pictures of a cute dog. Everyone just seems really really sad that we lost. So I walk around and end up walking past the Mission Homeless Shelter. There are about 20 or more men outside. Some are smoking cigarettes. As I pass my thoughts are about what hardships their lives must have had to put them here. Then I remember this radio report I had heard earlier in the day, about a guy in Vegas betting almost a million dollars on the game. I looked at these homeless, possibly hungry people here, and thought ...Man, what a douche bag.

Eventually I make it to my bus stop where the universe places an attractive blonde. She has the Seahawks Eye Black, and tugs two small twin dogs. A hello leads to a conversation, and we end up boarding the C bus together. Not even one stop later I hear dispatch over the radio saying, !All buses do not take 1st avenue there are serious disruptions in Pioneer Square.! I rush to the front, and ask the bus driver if I can get off right here. !Are you serious! he asks. !Yes. I’m serious.! He hesitates. Then opens the door. I look both ways and then hope off. I hear someone in a sad voice say ....I want to riot.

As I rush towards Pioneer Square I play the bus moment over in my head. Man that was to cool. Total action movie moment. I know it. There was a cute girl, and everything. Wait a minute. I have no way of contacting that cute girl! Kaylee, if you read this you can call me at 206.555.0420.

I make it to Pioneer Square and there are no SERIOUS DISRUPTIONS here. The Square looks exactly the same as when I left it! Ugh! I walk around a little more, and finally a cop yells at me. !Hey get off the phone, and pay attention! I quickly do what I am told. After all, I am dressed in all black. Eventually I must accept that there is not going be a riot. I catch the C bus back to West Seattle. It is a crowded bus full of drunks that argue over how good poutine is. I safely make it back home and blaze my own Super Bowl.

Updated 01.26.2015


This tree had many faces in it

Updated 01.25.2015

Updated 01.18.2015

Some heavy reading?

Updated 01.17.2015

Updated 01.16.2015

Whoever fell in love today, this one is for you.

Updated 01.10.2015

Practicing my colors.This seemed like a good one to color...

Updated 01.01.2015

Fireworks from Alki Beach.

West Seattle

Updated 12.25.2014

Merry Christmas to all!

Here is something I made for my Mom, because I love her

Updated 12.21.2014

Updated 12.15.2014

Living in West Seattle/ Alki is BEAUTIFUL

Getting here and there by bus is trying

But then I witness something like this

Updated 12.07.2014

Henry "I Myth You"

Ballard/ Seattle

My art on the Christmas cover of the Dec issue of NorthWest Leaf

...and a two page spread...

I'm currently working on my 33rd sketchbook


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