My good fiend Dave Witanowski wrote a novel! An awesome fantasy adventure novel called REYNARD THE FOX! I got to illustrate the wraparound cover. I can’t really say I’d done any serious fantasy illustrations before, at least not in my adult life. So this was a fun challenge, trying to do justice to one of my favorite scenes in Dave’s book. It stirred up the 16 year old Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast within me. I want to do more fantasy/adventure stuff now! Someone get me the Wizards of the Coast art director on the phone!
As soon as Dave’s book is available to purchase, I’ll be sure to link to it. Here’s what the cover looks like with text on it (which I also drew)…
Next on the agenda: a new Feral Pizza comic!
Despite being busier than ever, I’m hoping to get back into the habit posting new Feral Pizza comics at least somewhat regularly.
I’ll also have a full page comic in the new issue of Broken Pencil (#51). I gave you guys a tiny peek at it here. It’s a short profile of some fellows from Edmonton (Canada) who went to Zambia to teach kids how to make zines. I found the whole thing really interesting. You can read more about the group and their Zambian adventures here. Anyways, I’m not sure if the new issue of Broken Pencil has hit the streets yet, but keep your eyes peeled!
Speaking of having comics published in magazines, I just recently sold my very first comic to MAD MAGAZINE! MAD! MAGAZINE! I’m way, way beyond excited. It’ll hopefully be in the next issue, #510, I think. Which would be the August issue, though I’ve got a copy of the June issue sitting on the table here and we’re just barely into the month of May. So I don’t think you’ll actually have to wait until August to see the next one.
I’m keeping myself busy with a top secret project for the next few weeks. It’s probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever worked on. I wish I could tell you about it! Though I guess it can’t hurt to give you a tiny little peek…
OKAY NO MORE PEEKING, AVERT YOUR EYES.
One last thing! I’m still raising money on kickstarter to help fund the creation of my book! It’ll run through most of the month, so there’s still loads of time to contribute and get some really fun stuff in return.