Tag Archive: Oyster War

Aug
01
2015

Oyster War – Printer Sample Copy is Here!

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I just received this sample copy of Oyster War and it looks great! Here’s a few pictures of the book, including one with a CD and ruler so you can get an idea of how big this book is. I’m really happy with the way the printing turned out. Look for the book in stores …

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Jul
21
2015

Oyster Tour 2015!

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As you probably know by now, Oyster War is coming out this fall from Oni Press. In support of the book, I’ll be doing a series of convention appearances and signings around its release. Here’re the dates that are currently lined up. I’ll be signing/sketching in copies of Oyster War and will have some of …

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Jun
11
2015

Pics From My Exhibition at The Theater Arts Gallery in High Point

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Here’re a few pictures I took at the opening reception for the TAG  exhibit.  Info about the show can be found here.

May
30
2015

Exhibit at Theater Art Galleries, High Point NC

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I’ll be showing original pages from all of my graphic novels at this upcoming exhibit in High Point, NC. If you’re in the neighborhood, please come by and check it out! The opening reception is this coming Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30 to 7:30. It’s free and open to the public.

Mar
25
2015

My Schoolism Digital Painting Class Experience

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As Oyster War neared completion toward the end of last year, I wound up doing some soul-searching about where my current cartooning skill set was currently and where I’d like it to go in the future. While I could have compiled a pretty extensive list of deficient areas to address, I came up with three that I wanted …

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Mar
24
2015

Oyster War – Coming This Fall from Oni Press!

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‘I’ve been waiting a looonnnngggg time to be able to make this announcement! Here’s the official press release: Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Oyster War, a colorful, comedic historical graphic novel by three time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle (Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean). Oyster War will release on September 23rd, …

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Feb
16
2015

On Comics Sound Effects

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I–along with writer/cartoonist Ryan North and visual linguist Neil Cohn–was recently interviewed by Greg Uyeno for Slate‘s Lexicon Valley  language blog. The subject of the article was how sounds and sound effects work in comics. You can read the whole article here: KATCHOW! How to Write Sounds in Comics Greg wound up highlighting parts of our discussion …

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Sep
14
2014

Think of a City

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Here’s my contribution to the wonderful Think of a City collaborative project. The idea behind the project is that each artist participating draws a cityscape or scene that takes place in a city with his or her contribution containing one drawn element and one color from the previous artist’s submission. There’s some pretty amazing artwork …

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Jan
02
2014

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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Oct
31
2013

Oyster War: A Best American Comics 2013 Notable

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  I’m honored to have Oyster War make the 2013 Best American Comics Notable Comics of 2013 list. The full list is here and even a cursory glance should give you an idea of what tremendous company I’m in. More generally, though, I’m really glad to see so many webcomics on the list. I’ve had …

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