Why am I not Rich? Why am I not Rich?
It's Monday, November 30, 2015, 13:44 EST... and I'm STILL NOT RICH!
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I Need Groceries!
I'm Sven and I'm smart. Crazy smart. Not like "I'm too good to talk to you" smart — more like I wake up every single morning and ask "Why am I not rich?" smart.

This is twenty-plus years of what I've done to make other people rich (because I needed a paycheck), as well as what I've done with the hopes of making ME rich. Well... eventually it'll be twenty years worth of material. It could take awhile to get all of that on this site, but you get the idea. Come back often. You won't believe some of the crap I've dug up.
The Latest but not Necessarily Greatest
Stuff That Warrants Me Being Rich
The Pursuit of Popeye-ness

In 1992, the planets (even Pluto) were all aligned and pointed squarely at me and my fellow cartoonist Bruce Quast. 

One fateful day, Bobby London, the artist and writer of the daily version of the Popeye comic strip, dropped the ball so hard it hit people in China.

Bruce and I took action...

Popeye Comics
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10 Seconds With Jesus

Some Cartoons are Just Wrong for All the Right Reasons

The cartoon series "10 Seconds With Jesus" is quite possibly the funniest idea I've ever come up with. It makes people uncomfortable and that's what makes it truly hysterical. See what developed with Rum Runners' co-owner Angus and voice-over/ad-libber extraordinaire Lord Horatio Puks.

10 Seconds With Jesus
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Popeye Prosthetics

Another idea that almost came to fruition but didn't is a foam rubber chin. Popeye's chin to be exact.

Several years ago I created this costume by casting my head and sculpting the enormous chin, nose and brow.  By using a rigid but highly aerated latex compound I was able to keep the chin light and pliable so that it would move with my own lips and jaw, but could also be held on with only a little spirit gum and not be uncomfortable.

Popeye prosthetic make-up
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Oh, Yes, He can Draw

My Art Adorns Many Bar Wall... and a Lot of Packaging, Too.

I've been a freelance illustrator for about as long as I could hold a pencil. These days, holding a pencil for long periods of time is a little more difficult, but I still have the eye. Check out my ever increasing online gallery.

Batman Illustration
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Biffy Comics

A Hilarious Comic Praised by King Features...

Yet, they still didn't publish it. The late Jay Kennedy (the man with the final say in what's good and what's not even wrote me a personal note about how much he loved it. Then he said he wasn't sure if he could find the strip an audience!

Biffy - The Comic
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Cows Are Delicious!

Meat-Eaters Unite

Perhaps the most fun I ever have is working on my meatiest idea ever, Cows Are Delicious. What could be better than a site dedicated to the meat-eaters of the world.  Hell, we're everywhere and rarely represented.


Cows Are Delicious

10 Seconds With Jesus
Don't Hoard Me
People That Give Me A Little Tiny Bit of Money
The Vikings In Black
Vikings In Black
The Greatest Snow Sculpting Team in the World
Check out what Sven does for fun. No really. Snow sculpting is actually in the Winter Olympics, so don't laugh. Well, you can laugh at the helmets... and the other ridiculous stuff I do with Bjorn and Thorfinn.
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Big Red Nose
Big Red Nose
Tom Waits Would Be Proud
This short video is a throwback to the 70's lounge singers. Released at Christmas with "send to a friend" capabilities, this Muppet-esque video should have made everyone involved very wealthy.
Watch the Video...
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