Rabid Rabbit

SVA MFA 30th Anniversary!

November 6th, 2014


A couple of days ago I attended the alumni opening of SVA MFA Illustration as the Visual Essay 30th anniversary show and to say the least it was both humbling and awesome to see such a display of stunning work covering every aspect of illustration, comics, and things that are created.

Attending and graduating from that program has made me friends for life and I can say with out a doubt that my career as an illustrator and cartoonist would not have been the same.

Paul Hoppe and I developed this magazine during our last year at SVA. In fact the first three issues were produced on the programs photo-copier. (which was epic because we didn’t know that the machine would collate for us… so many pages)

As you can see in the photo above they put our book right out on display in a case all of its own!

The public opening will be on the November 11th. Check it out well worth it!



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Two Comics from RR #14 selected for Best American Comics!

October 10th, 2013

This is why we do his folks! to expose and promote great comic artists and hopefully as in this case- see them honored! So, Congratulations to Matt Rota and Sofia Falkenhelm for making it into the “Notable” Category of America’s Best Comics for their contributions to Rabid Rabbit #14- to see the list go here! 

Also a shout out to one of our original contributors Anuj Shrestha for making that list too!

Accolades all around!


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Going to SPX

September 12th, 2013

Hey Ho Rabbits- C.M.Butzer Here

Ho Bethesda! That didn’t come off nearly as well as saying it. Tomorrow I’ll be making my way south to exhibit at the Small Press Expo! I’m not going alone- I’ll be accompanied with my trusty- well sort of trusty studio mates! Tory Sica, Jen Tong, and Kim Seilbeck- and we’re bringing a sidekick this year- the one and only and from the very first Rabid Rabbit- Anuj Shrestha! so come by and check out my stuff! I’ll have new prints and comics and all sorts of fun!


The page above is from comic fight!Fight!FIGHT! which I’ll be selling there!


See you there


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Rabid Rabbit was at Stumptown and TCAF and will be at Grand Street

May 17th, 2013

So I took a bit of a hiatus from updating the Rabid Rabbit news blog to focus on my own work for a while, but now I’m back and I intend report on a more regular basis. Yes, as the title states so clearly I packed my bags and took Rabid Rabbit to Portland, Oregon for the Stumptown Comic Festival and not long after that I packed up a rented mini-van and drove to Canada for TCAF- These events were fantastic but convention season isn’t over yet! Grand Street comics fest is on the horizon and I’ll be taking the rabbit there so I hope to see you then!


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New York Comic Con!

September 27th, 2012

Rabid Rabbit is breaking new ground! We’re braving the masses and exhibiting this year at the NY ComicCon so if you’re there come check out our booth! We’ll be at booth #2453! Hoards of Rabid Rabbit will be on sale and work from C.M.Butzer and Aya Kakeda! it will be awesome! Visit our booth or you’ll have to box this chicken!



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Rabid Rabbit #14 is now for sale!

May 20th, 2012

That’s right “I ♡ Rabid Rabbit” our 14th issue is now on sale in our online store! If your mind can no longer handle the anticipation then CLICK HERE to go and buy it! It had a fantastic debut at both the MoCCA and Stumptown comic festival and now is available to the WORLD!

This is our first Romance issue and it is flirting with ecstasy and the agony of those who have dabbled in the pursuits of the heart.

check it out in our store or click here for more info!

Above image is from Paul Hoppe comic in this issue!


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March 19th, 2012

Behold- RABID RABBIT #14- “I ♡ Rabid Rabbit” our foray into the steamy world of ROMANCE. You might be asking yourself what do cartoonists know of romance and that would be a fair question- but you will be surprised at the vast wealth of collected experience and knowledge of seduction and flirtation that Rabbit artists have (probably not so much at the lack of, but there you have it)

This book is so romantic it will released at both the Stumptown and MoCCA Festivals at the exact time- it’s that good!

If you don’t believe me, just gander at this gorgeous wrap around cover produce by our very own MATT ROTA!


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Rabid Rabbit #14 is in the works

January 12th, 2012

Again. We’re going there again. This time it’s going to be a bit more sweet, maybe you’d even say romantic. That’s right. The theme for the next Rabid Rabbit is “ROMANCE” and all the terrible things that are associated with it. We’ll be having a dual festival debut for this issue- Since Stumptown and MOCCA are on the same weekend this year the book will debut at both!

Stay tuned to this spot- there will be more information appearing here!

The comic above was written by C.M.Butzer, Layout by Paul Hoppe, and Drawn by Chadwick Whitehead


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Happy Holidays and New Year!

December 27th, 2011


2012 is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to it being a great one here at Team Rabbit. We’ll have a new magazine out for MoCCA/Stumptown this April  and I’m there will be many new works from many of our contributors!

Illustration by C.M.Butzer




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Brooklyn Comics & Graphic Arts Festival

November 29th, 2011

Rabid Rabbit will be exhibiting at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival on Saturday December 3rd!

Where: It’s super easy to get to! Just take the L or G train to the Lorimer/Metropolitan stop and it’s a short walk!

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY

When: 12-9 pm

How Much? Free and open to the public- FREE you no more excuses!

We’ll be there hawking are wares and hope to see you there!


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