“Hallowed Ground” Available Now!


sample art journal spread from artist Roxanne Coble and her new online art journal class HALLOWED GROUND!

good morning and happy halloween!!

I’m here to let you know that my new online art journal class HALLOWED GROUND is now live and available for purchase! you can hop on over to my Etsy shop to get your seat in the class. a few little reminders for you too:

+ ‘Hallowed Ground’ is available at a discounted early bird rate for this week only! starting nov 8th, the class will return to its regular price.

+ class bundles that contain Hallowed Ground will also reflect that early bird rate, again – for this week only! so take advantage now for extra savings when you purchase bundles (woo-hoo!).

+ be one of the first 10 students to enroll in the class and you’ll snag one of these! good luck everyone! ***UPDATE: the giveaway item is now sold out!!!***

new online art journal class HALLOWED GROUND from artist Roxanne Coble (aka by bun)

this class has been several months in the making. and this past week, I literally dropped everything I was doing to ensure I could launch this baby on actually Halloween!

it’s been a true labor of love, blood, sweat and tears – but I’ve honestly never been so pleased with an online class before. this one feels personal, detailed, and really fresh for me. I can’t wait for you all to experience it <3

I’ll see you in class…xo

New Online Class: Hallowed Ground


new online art journal class from artist ROXANNE COBLE called 'Hallowed Ground'

sample art journal spread from artist Roxanne Coble and her new online art journal class HALLOWED GROUND!

yes yes yes yes yaaaassssss! I can now finally reveal the complete details of my new online art journal class HALLOWED GROUND. you guys. I’ve been pouring my little black heart and creative soul into this one…big time. I think this is the first time I’ve created a class that truly mirrors my current art making process and a subject matter I’ve been exploring in my work so much lately…

as with my other online classes – I’ve created an entire web page dedicated just to this class and you can check it out right here. it’s got everything you need to know: the full class description, some sample spreads, what’s included, the price, faq’s, etc. and of course, don’t forget to watch the official class trailer which I’ve put down below:

per launch day tradition, I’ll be doing a little giveaway on Tuesday when the class goes live on Etsy! the first 10 students who enroll in the class will receive a hand painted mini coffin containing a little surprise (or two…wink!). these launch-day giveaways typically go super fast, and with only 10 this time around…I highly recommend being ready at 8am PST on Tuesday if you want to try and snag one!

hand painted coffins from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

it feels so fitting to be releasing this class on Halloween, as it’s such a magical day of the year. and I look forward to sharing it with all of you (and it might just be favorite class yet, eek!!). I hope maybe you’ll trick-or-TREAT-YO-SELF and join me…

see you on Halloween…xo

PPP 25: Head Over Eels


Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

Watch out, Hollywood — Rox greenlights her favorite pitch ever! We also chat about dealing with criticism and play a little game of Halloween “would you rather”.

+ peep the photo we took while recording the podcast
+ Podcast ep (“Rox Gets Twitchy”) where we talked about our favorite horror movies
+ Boxtroll puppets behind-the-scenes video
+ Our costume from this year! — The Maitlands from Beetlejuice (here // here // and here)
+ Hallowed Ground — new online class coming soon!
+ roxy’s “messages” series
+ Better Things season 2 on FX
+ NowThis Nerd youtube channel
+ the weird can’t-stop-watching Phase IV movie trailer
+ gothwik on instagram
+ halloween would you rather quiz

Send us an email! -> pugpartypodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
*Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Studio Playlist: October


October Spotify playlist from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

if you’ve tuned into any of my Inktober live streams on Instagram this month, then you’ve 100% heard some of this playlist…

while it seems like a bit of mixed bag this month, I will say this playlist is perfect for creative work. tracks from Fleet Foxes, Mac Demarco, Nick Drake, and a few others really keep this playlist pretty mellow. while the new-ish song from Grizzly Bear and an older one from Chaos Chaos puts a little pep in your painting step.

I’ll admit I’ve had this one on loop quite a bit while working in my studio, and hope you dig it too! xo.

+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.

PPP 24: Friday the 13th


Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

It’s Friday the 13th and we’re slashing into our favorite Halloween songs, geeking out over horror vinyls and chatting about expanding your creative influences. Also, the Claw Justice spinoff everyone is talking about!

+ here’s the photo we took during the podcast
+ finale episode of the Ricking Morty after show that James was on
+ Rox has been doing Inktober and posting illustrations daily on Instagram
+ new ArtSnacks Box Breakdown video & live stream event happening Oct 19th!
+ creative YouTuber’s Holly Exley & Fran Meneses
+ art documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Artist is Present (and this is the newer Marina doc that’s a little intense)
+ Grizzly Bear’s new album Painted Ruins and the track ‘Mourning Sound
+ Waxwork Records and Friday the 13th pins
+ Nathan For You Season 4
+ new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm
+ Bandai is re-releasing the 90’s Tamagotchi for it’s 20th anniversary
+ the final trailer for Stranger Things season two
+ The Witches and The Mouse and the Motorcycle
+ check out our Spotify playlist for halloween tunes (and this is the vlog episode Rox mentioned)
+ James’ best worst songs: Lep in the Hood & Are You Ready for Freddy

Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
*Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

ArtSnacks Box Breakdown: Oct 2017


October ArtSnacks artwork and 'box breakdown' video by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)


I’m here to let you know that there’s a new ‘Box Breakdown’ video up on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel…and it LEGIT MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE ONE YET. it’s super spooky, features the freakin’ Thriller house, and is jam packed with art supplies and techniques! hop on over here to check it out…

also, mark your calendars: next week on October 19th @ 5pm pst/8pm est, I’ll be live streaming on the ArtSnacks Facebook page! be sure to follow them on fb (or join the event!) so you’re notified when we go live. I will be unboxing the October box and completing the #artsnackschallenge.

hope to ‘see you’ next week!

+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ if you’re new to artsnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya…use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box.

Inktober: Week One Recap


Inktober artwork from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

Inktober artwork from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

Inktober 2017 - illustrations from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

Inktober artwork from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

Inktober 2017 is officially underway!

I’ve been posting my daily drawings (and live streaming) over on Instagram, but I wanted to post weekly updates here as well. the photos above are some of my favorite posts from the week, but even better – you can hop on over to my youtube channel to take a video tour of all the illustrations from week one…


PPP 23: Rox Gets Twitchy


Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

Kick off October with a deep dive into our horror favorites! Also — Rox gets Twitchy, “Doctor Tapioca” takes off, and we myth-bust some common creative stereotypes.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photos we took while recording
+ The Borderlands horror flick recommended by Karen G.
+ Rox has started the Inktober challenge on Instagram!
+ Mab Graves ‘Drawlloween‘ prompt list
+ our October Film List
+ “you don’t crumple the paper up, you twist it
+ The Confession Tapes on Netflix
+ Stranger in a Strange Land book by Robert A. Heinlein
+ Twitch streamers: gamer Killsbury_Pwn_Boy (and his yt channel Bloodbath and Beyond) and artist AudraAuclair (and this is her yt channel)
+ jazz musician Coleman Hawkins and the song ‘Cocktails for Two
+ September Spotify playlist
+ Rox’s all-time favorite horror movie & horror franchise
+ Minnie Castevet eating cake
+ James’ all-time favorite horror movie & horror franchise
+ the DVD set that comes with 3D glasses

Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
*Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

October Film List


October film list curated by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN!)

“it’s the most wonderful timmmmmeeee of the yeeeaaarrrr….”

tis’ the season for all things spooky – and with that, comes another October Film List. if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that this has become an annual tradition of mine (and something I started in 2012!). each year, I create a list of 31 horror/halloween movies to watch every day during the month of October…

now this list is a whole mix-mash of things James and I put comprised together. so, it’s got some classics (like Hocus Pocus, Rosemary’s Baby, Lost Boys, etc.). but also a few titles that have been sitting in our watch list (like Poltergeist II, The Final Nightmare, and Childs Play III).

while we’ll be watching the majority of these at random, I do want to point out two movies we’re watching on specific days. first up, is Friday the 13th Part III. this is an absolute must-watch on Friday, Oct. 13th. why part III? cause it’s the best damn one and we have 3D glasses for it (haha!). the second date-specific flick is Halloween. per tradition, I watch this movie on Halloween night…because how could you not?!

be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I’ll be sharing in my story what movie I’m watching each day! and I would love to know, you joining in on my list this year or do you have your own?

…happy october!

Beetlejuice Sketchbook Cover


Beetlejuice Handbook for the Recently Deceased sketchbook cover by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

if you watched my recent 2017 sketchbook video, then you know I was due for a brand spankin’ new sketchbook. while I work in several sketchbooks at a time, lately I’ve enjoyed having a larger 8.5×11 sized one in the rotation…

this time around I decided to go for the Strathmore mixed media sketchbook and snazzy up the cover Beetlejuice-style! this will serve not only as a rad cover for all of my upcoming Inktober stuff, but also as a prop for my halloween costume this year (and yes, that’s a hint for you…but I’m still not revealing it quite yet!).

you can hop on over to my YouTube channel to watch how I created this cover. this video is part of my Bun-O-Ween series on my channel, so be sure you’re subscribed to see all of the spooky vids for October!