Tag Archive: Comics

Aug
29

A Grid of Monsters

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Here’s a grid of monsters I drew as a pinup for Jess Smart Smiley’s Kickstarter book, Spooky Silly Comics: I really love bestiaries and things of that ilk so (after a bit of machinating about other possibilities) I decided that’s the route I’d go here. For projects like this, I like to introduce some randomness–just …

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Jun
05

Is Bill Watterson Guest-drawing on Pearls Before Swine?

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At the beginning of this week Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephan Pastis mentioned that something “mind-blowing” was upcoming in this week’s story-line:   This week’s Pearls strips will contain a mind-blowing surprise. I promise. pic.twitter.com/bzLS9zkBdF — Stephan Pastis (@stephanpastis) June 2, 2014 In Monday’s strip, Pastis’s neighbor (Pastis appears as a character in the strip), …

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May
12

HeroesCon 2013 Music and Comics Panel

Here’s some great video footage of our Music and Comics panel from last year at Heroes Con. You can jump directly to my presentation (and see the video much bigger) here. As usual, we probably went a bit overboard with this panel, but there were tons and tons of great people who participated: Comics and …

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May
06

Recent Commissions

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  Here’re a few recent commissions I’ve done. From the top: Silver Surfer & Galactus, Kraven’s Last Hunt a la The Usual Suspects movie poster, and the original X-Men a la The Breakfast Club movie poster. Schedule-allowing, I’m usually available for commissions. Just contact me via email (link in the nav bar up top).

Mar
24

Calvin and Hobbes & Cul de Sac at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library

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When I first got wind of an upcoming joint Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)/Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac) exhibition at Columbus, Ohio’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, my immediate reaction was: I’m there. And indeed I was. Friday I met my friend, comics teacher/critic/writer Craig Fischer, in the wee hours of Friday morning and embarked from …

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Feb
01

Won’t Someone Please Make Comics For Kids?!

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Every time there’s some sort of kids’ comics-related kerfuffle like the recent Power Puff Girls cover thing, you can count on an appearance by one of the online comics community’s  perennial gadflies: the “kids’ comics denier.” Much like his brethren (and it is pretty much always a he) the climate change deniers, moon landing deniers, …

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Jan
24

Charlotte Minicon – Jan 25th

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Hey, all! I’ll be a guest at the Charlotte Minicon this coming Saturday, January 25th. Come on out and say Hi. As you can see here, there’s a pretty stellar array of guests this year. This is my first time attending and I’m really excited to be there. I’ll have originals, various minicomics, and handful …

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Jan
02

2013: The Year in Review

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(On my drafting table, Jan 1, 2014: half-penciled Oyster War page 110.) Here’re a few parting thoughts on 2013: Oyster War The bad: I’d vowed this time last year to have Oyster War wrapped up in 2013. That didn’t happen. I am though, fairly close. I just posted the last page of Chapter 9, all …

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Nov
25

Experimenting With Artrage: Paradax

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I’ve been experimenting a bit with the digital painting program, Artrage. It’s a piece of software designed to emulate natural painting media as colsely as possible. So far I’ve just been focusing on its watercolor-like effects. Here’s my second attempt at “watercolors” in Artrage: Milligan and McCarthy’s 80s superhero/media star Paradax.  

Nov
23

Recolored Kurtzman

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If you follow my comics ranting on Twitter, you probably know that one of my oft-ground axes is the horrible nature of most comics recoloring efforts. Given that, it probably won’t surprise you that I raised an eyebrow when I noted that the new (and excellent) Fantagraphics collection of Harvey Kurtzman EC war comics, Corpse …

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