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About Deviant Artist Butch MapaMale/Philippines Recent Activity
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The Dark Knight Sample Returns by butchmapa The Dark Knight Sample Returns :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 3 0 Xmen and Spidey sample pages Updated by butchmapa Xmen and Spidey sample pages Updated :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 3 0 Endgame - A Kickstarter comic I'm working on! by butchmapa Endgame - A Kickstarter comic I'm working on! :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 4 0 Horror Pages by butchmapa Horror Pages :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 4 0 All New X-Men by butchmapa All New X-Men :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 5 0 Batman Sample by butchmapa
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Red Sonja samples by butchmapa Red Sonja samples :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 4 0 Electrolyte Vol 2 Cover by butchmapa Electrolyte Vol 2 Cover :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 1 0 Judge Dredd Sample Pages by butchmapa
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Cobra by butchmapa Cobra :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 3 0 Street Fighter vs GIJOE by butchmapa Street Fighter vs GIJOE :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 3 0 Suicide Squad by butchmapa Suicide Squad :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 5 0 X-Force + Deadpool by butchmapa X-Force + Deadpool :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 5 4 Butchmapa Chaos Prequel by butchmapa
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Vampirella / Army of Darkness by butchmapa Vampirella / Army of Darkness :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 6 0 Sif and Lil Loki by butchmapa Sif and Lil Loki :iconbutchmapa:butchmapa 8 0


Endgame - A Kickstarter comic I'm working on!
I'm the artist on a currently running Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of a comic called Endgame. The comic tells two stories that parallel one another-- a gritty sword and sorcery adventure and a slice of life teenager drama set in the 80s.

Please give us a look! Funding or promotion would be highly appreciated!…
Horror Pages
Some horror pages I worked on last year. You can read the whoe story for FREE at:…


Butch Mapa
Current Residence: Manila, Philippines
Favourite genre of music: Anything lively
Favourite style of art: comic
Operating System: XP
Favourite cartoon character: Gambit
Personal Quote: Nothing without love, Never without passion
Over an eighteen-month period, I produced over 300 pages for Zenescope, so I've spent a looooot of time with company. Plus, I'm the type of person who will research things incessantly, so I've read more than my share of their titles-- "for research" of course! I know enough,for example, to dispel notions that Zenescope produces lurid or indecent comics. Beneath the (admittedly cheesecake) covers are stories with rather strong female characters who actually wear pants!

Of course, there are exceptions, but for the most parts, the editorial staff keeps things surprisingly clean.

And yet, the GFT Universe can still surprise me. I recently worked on the 2014 Holiday Special, and found out that Zenescope has a recurring character/storyline that they trot out once a year for these (there have been 4 or 5 Holiday Specials). 

These annuals deal with the story arc of Krampus, a demonic, goatlike fairy-tale Bad Santa character (complete with sack!). Like most of Zenescope's properties, he is based on a character in folklore. His appearances so far have been a bit of a gimmick, simply popping up every Christmas to torment Sela and her friends with some villainous plot.

The issue I worked on, written by the capable Ann Toole, changed things up, as Krampus' origin was revealed. This instantly gave him some depth, as it sets him up to have an actual story arc, as he becomes more than just a demonic force, but an actual character with all its trappings and potential.

Of course I have no idea what their plans are, but if they stay the course, imagine that: a character story arc, told in annual installments over the course of years. 

Could any other company pull this off? Smaller companies wouldn't have the security or resources to go for it. Obviously, they would have to focus on more important things, like surviving in the cutthroat comic book publishing biz. Any "hit" a small company would have would have to be immediately capitalized on.

A larger company, I feel, simply wouldn't have the patience and vision to execute something like this. With so many other things occupying them throughout the year, editor's would probably be directed to spend their time on regular series', or big events, or more marketable characters.

But Zenescope is in the sweet spot to pursue something like this. They are a stable company, with almost a decade in the business; and still growing. There's no doubt in my mind that there will be a Holiday Special next year, and the year after that. But they aren't pressured to put out particular titles. They have a strong vision, with a small brain trust of people who plot out what direction the line goes, and who communicate enough to keep things unified and clear. 

They can experiment with concepts like Krampus, who strike each year, not just in terms of storyline, but also in real, publishing time as well. That's pretty cool.

And uh, go get GFT Holiday Special 2014, on sale now. =) (Smile)


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wantedwaifus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hindi pala ako naka watch sayo dati. :P
MechaVsKaiju Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Hey Butch, it's Johnathan Wright. Since I found so many great artists here when I did the first version of the "Mecha vs. Kaiju" role playing game, I figured I'd set myself up here permanently! If you know anyone interested in working on a new RPG book send them my way, would you? Thanks dude.
gwdill Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome artwork here!
werder Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Butch, may DA ka pala. Congrats, ano balita ke Mr. Cebulski?
JoeScripter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Happy New Year! Very cool stuff, very cool indeed!
JoeScripter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Really like your work Butch. Reminds me of Sean Chen a little. Hope to work with you on a project one day. Keep drawing! :-) Be Well.

Joe Scripter
butchmapa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks for the kind words, Joe! I haven't updated in years, but I just added some new pages.
UDComics Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010

My name is Brendan Wells and I work for Upper Deck. We have a Marvel sketch project coming very soon that you would be great for. The contact info we have for you is old. Please email me at so I can give you the details.

bitchbrain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
MAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPSSSSSSS!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: After all these years at ngayon ko lang nakita DA mo!!! Hahaha! -Glenz
Fishdirt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
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