Mostly appreciative (but sometimes not) posts about work by other people.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hi guys. If you have an iPad or know somebody that does, might I suggest you download the free app called Emanata? It features comics by independent cartoonists like me, and now, including me. You can read a collection of Grown Up Babies on there, and soon the Oak & Linden Compendium featuring shorts by me from O&L and other anthologies. For free! Check it out.
Speaking of free comics by me that you can read, Farmy Acres is back. Meanwhile I’ve been quite busy freelancing in comics and related fields, which has been gratifying and stressifying and fun. More on that as it comes time to post about it. I’m champing at the bit to finish a new imp comic, and also to throw myself back into some longer stories, but first I gotta do the work and make the money.
I’ve also been a-tumblin like crazy. Here’s some of my favorite sketchbook doodles from the past couple of months:
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Brave denizens of Bethesda MD, look the fuck out!! I’m comin to wallop ya with comics and freebies! A sticker with every comic! A print if you get 2! A bigger print for 3 or a bonus comic for 4! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! I’ll be at table E3 with Beth Hetland, Josh Kramer and Dakota McFadzean, More info about the Expo?
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Hi guys. I’m still here. Up to lots lately, between a delightful trip to the Northwest, a couple of pretty big drawing gigs from Topps (the gum-n-card people), and my ongoing collaborative comics projects.
Recently I sent a bunch of bloggy comics critics my whole “ouvre,” accompanying the latest issue of Oak & Linden. This week I spotted the first issue’s first review. It’s interesting and refreshing to see somebody examine my pre-CCS work, and well, basically dismiss it as much as I do! My thanks go to Kevin Bramer for spending some time with it. Coincedentally, O&L #1 is now officially sold out from my shopeteria, but you can read all the stories on the nets, or maybe find it at a comic store listed previously.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This is what you think it is. A Petrified Girlfriend T-shirt. I haven’t seen the finished product yet, but it’s available on a website that launched today, Comic Strip Tees. An excerpt from Petrified Girlfriend Chapter 2: The Forest Primeval is on the site, as are comics and shirts by no less than Mike Allred and Roger Langridge, two cartoonists I’ve admired since some very formative days for me.
Go check it out now, please, the Forest Primeval shirt is only available for the next seven days! I’ll get a cut, and every little bit helps me move out of my parents’ attic and back into the outer boroughs.
By the way, Rob Clough also reviewed the latest Petrified Girlfriend chapters this week, along with reviews of my pals Chuck Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Andy Warner and DW. It’s high comics season, folks!! How’s about we end it like this, from Virginia Woolf:
She did not move. “Tell me the truth, tell me the truth” he kept saying. He felt as if his forehead would burst. She seemed contracted, petrified. She did not move[...]“Tell me the truth,” he repeated. He felt that he was grinding against something physically hard; she was unyielding. She was like iron, like flint, rigid up the backbone. And when she said, “It’s no use. It’s no use. This is the end”–after he had spoken for hours, it seemed, with the tears running down his cheeks–it was as if she had him in the face. She turned, she left him, went away.
No joke! It’s in Mrs. Dalloway! I just read it!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Attention, Pacific Northwest-area boosters! I’ll be at Portland’s Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend, the 28th & 29th of April. I hope I won’t be like a tourist in New York who won’t stop gushing over Sex in the City locations when I can’t contain the Portlandia references. Come over and visit, why not? See if I ask you about the new brunch tapas place that opened in the neighborhood.
I’ll be sharing a table with Chicagoan Beth Hetland, Seattlite Ben Horak and Local Hero Kevin Uehlein. We’ll also have some material from the Center for Cartoon Studies, so if you’re interested in that, wull then check! us! OUT! [ map mod by Beth ]
Monday, April 16, 2012
Hey guys, if you’re in New York this Wednesday, come to the Drawn Out Storytelling show ‘Round the Clock. I’ll be there, illustrating some ’70s antics.* Details here. Oh hey, and check out this video including a story I drew for the show last summer.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I realized that I’ve been depriving you of sketchbook pages, like, ever since I took my blog sabbatical last spring. Oh, sure, I’ve posted one here or there from time to time, but boy have I fallen out of the habit! Here are some sketches for a revamp of Nymphonomena, still in progress. You can see some new pages here.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Friends, I put out a new comic. It has a flap. Fancy, right? Appropriately enough, I’m showing you this Mr Met-themed cover on the Mets’ opening day. They won, which actually affects my mood, dear reader. I’m feeling so good, in fact, that I don’t mind flipping over to full-on retailer mode.
So! Oak & Linden issue # 5 [PG34] is available from my shoppe right now, at comics stores soon, and furthermore at Portland’s Stumptown Comics Fest April 28th & 29th. More information is at the afore mentioned shop. If you’re wondering where else you can find comics I’ve made, look no further. Here’s a listing:
Baltimore, MD: Atomic Books
Berkeley, CA: Escapist Comic Bookstore
Chicago, IL: Chicago Comics, Quimby’s
Hoboken, NJ: Traders of Babylon
New York, NY: Forbidden Planet, Jim Hanley’s Universe
Portland, OR: Cosmic Monkey
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
If you’ve been keeping score at home, the second chapter of Petrified Girlfriend ended a couple of weeks ago. And if you don’t like baseball metaphors, then go read another blog! Excuse me. I mean to say the full Forest Primeval is now up (in order!) in my comics section.
Chapters 3 & 4 dropped in a new issue of Oak & Linden at the end of February. That’s the launch party invitation above. And so, just as I released my 5th issue of Oak & Linden, Vermont released me from her slushy womb. This metaphor is about to fall apart, since Caitlin, our cat and I moved into my parents’ attic while we look for a place back in New York. I suppose I actually climbed higher into the proverbial uterus.
So that’s my life. More to come, my darlings, including ordering info once I print some more copies of O&L#5. I just know you can’t wait!