Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Maze #36

Oh hell yeah. First FULL size maze I've done in ink. It's pretty epic. It took me a while to complete because I started it in like February or March but I ran out of Sharpie Pen. I didn't want to finish it with a different kind of pen because if the consistency was off it would really piss me off. And Sharpie Pens are expensive. I got some and finished it, on this glorious day of August 11, 2010.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some updates and stuff

It's been a while since my last post on here, so sorry about that. I just haven't finished a new maze in a while. I'm working on two at the moment. It will probably be a while before you all get to see either of them, though.

On the plus side, I've made four new MazeGASM posters and I've redoubled my efforts to spread them about.

I made a maze for the Discordian periodical, "Intermittens." The issue is about phobia. It's pretty neat. You'll have to check up on it yourself, because there isn't a specific release date (it's really more of a quasi-periodical).

A few months back I got this 25 Foot Long Picture Maze. I haven't been doing it consistently, but so far I'm about halfway through it. It's pretty awesome.

I've been reading "Labyrinths for the Spirit," by Jim Buchanan. It describes a lot of interesting ways to make labyrinths, and for most of the book discusses building large scale labyrinth installations. It's very interesting, although I've been reading it with mazes in mind rather than labyrinths.

To anyone who enjoys mazes and maybe wants to play around with different kinds of mazes and maze generation, check out Daedalus:

It's been around forever, and it's awesome. Plus it's good if you want to try solving mazes in 3d. It's a lot more fun.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Maze 35

I did this in sharpie pen. If I'm going to get serious about maze drawing I ought to stop doing them in pencil, so this is a bit of a test run. It's done on a little note card, and it should be pretty easy to solve. I'm trying to work on my technique so I'll be able to do mazes that people might be interested in paying for. A larger version of this maze is available here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Maze 34

Finished this late last night. I'm proud of it. I got the idea when I was reading Labyrinths: Walking Toward the Center by Gernot Candolini. You start at the top of the maze, and you try to get to the center of the labyrinth. This is probably the hardest maze I've ever drawn and it took me forever. I'm a little disappointed that part of the far right side of the maze is cut off, but it's pretty easy to just imagine the wall there. Also I didn't crop it before I uploaded it so it looks kind of stupid. I'm too lazy to reupload it :( Click here to see it in it a much larger form.

As for that book, it's not bad. It's pretty short, but I didn't actually read the entire thing. I read most of it in a day but then I got bored and I haven't touched it since. I need to finish it, it's sort of interesting; basically it's about this guy's journey across Europe to see as many old labyrinths as he can (usually they're in old churches), and then he writes about his views on spirituality and what the labyrinths mean to him. It's fairly interesting, although he comes from a much more christian point of view than I do so I can't really agree with everything he says. It makes me want to write about my ideas about the philosophy of mazes and labyrinths, but the problem is I'm a terrible writer.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Old Poster Maze

This is something I drew around the age of 12-13 (I can't be sure exactly). Back then I was pretty into mazes, and this was a huge undertaking. But looking back, even though it takes up 4 times the space of a lot of mazes I draw now, it's really not as intricate. I think I solved it once after I finished it and was surprised how easy it was. I'm not saying it's a walk in the park but compared to some of the stuff I draw now it's not all that tough. Click here for the big version.

Looking at it has sparked my interest in large mazes, though. I was talking to my sister and she was encouraging me to try devoting more time to this. Like, get a poster and do it as intricately as the ones I do now, but in pen and on a giant poster, and then sell it. Sounds interesting, and I'm thinking of trying it. I don't think anyone would try solving a maze like that but I think at that point it's just something pretty to look at. I dunno.

In other news, a maze I've been working on for the last few months is almost complete, it should be up tomorrow or the day after.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

MazeGASM Volume 2

Okay, so I've been posting these doggone mazes everywhere, and still I haven't been getting any responses. So, I'm going to try a little harder with the poster designs. Here's a new collection of 6 mazes. They're a bit more interesting than the last batch and will hopefully get more attention, as well as getting some of that discordian imagery out there.

Help me and POST MORE MAZES. Quantity is the only thing that will work. I've been putting these up around campus in highly trafficked areas, and areas where a lot of bored college students hang out when there's nothing to do. And you know what? A week later most of them are still on the walls. This means A) nobody cares and B) the janitors are lazier than I could have ever imagined.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


So, this is a project in the vein of Postergasm. Basically, I'll be posting up a bunch of posters with mazes on them, which you can find here:

I'll be posting these all over my college and probably any public place I find myself in where I can do it anonymously. There are ten, and they each have a unique maze, and an email for them to send a scan of it to when they've finished it. If anybody actually solves and sends me any of these (unlikely), they will be posted here.

Why? Why the butt not? It should be fun. Feel free to print these out and post them up in your own town. Or make your own maze posters and direct them to ! It's worth noting that this is sort of related to PosterGASM:


Hi. I'm tjg92, and I have sort of a weird fascination with mazes. I don't want to get into that too much but basically I've been drawing the things for years. I'll post any maze related stuff here and any new mazes I draw I'll post here.

My mazes can be found here at my Deviant Art page: