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Q&A Video + Pearly Whites Review

Back when the awesome people over at Kickstarter asked me to put together that director’s commentary for Are You Man Enough, they also had me do a little Q&A session. I chose to answer the questions with a video! My director’s commentary ended up being enough material for a pretty lengthy blog post so they didn’t run the video, but here it is now!

Speaking of kickstarter, as of the moment I am writing this there are only 60 hours left to help fund my first book! Every little bit helps!

I should also mention that there’s a really nice little review of my mini comic Pearly Whites (which will be included in my upcoming book) over on the Forbidden Planet blog. Here’s a nice little bit:

McAndrew’s line work is spare but expressive. This allows him to create lively, playful people that are rich with character without feeling overdrawn. Where I would normally complain about a lack of backgrounds, McAndrew skillfully pares down his staging to only the most important elements. A chair, a picture, and maybe a rug for the cat; his technique is economy-of-line at its best.

Continue reading the review here.

KRAMPUS in Rochester’s City Newspaper

I’ve been busy as heck lately! Working on a bunch of different projects, including the illustration up above. It’s a cover illustration for the Rochester City Newspaper’s Holiday Guide. Though it got bounced off the cover and into the interior somewhere. But that’s okay! It was a lot of fun to work on and the Holiday Guide hits the streets tomorrow (November 17). So be sure to snag a copy if you’re in the Rochester area. Oh, and if you don’t know, it’s an illustration of Krampus, who you can read about here. Thanks to Max Seifert at the City Newspaper for throwing a fun assignment my way.

In other news, you can read a nice little review of my BOOK COMIC mini over here (though I just noticed they goofed up the title of the comic in the review!). Book Comic is still up on Top Shelf 2.0 too, if you haven’t read it!

Feral Pizza Mini Comic Giveaway WINNERS

Using a series of very complicated scientific formulas, I’ve determined the three mini comic giveaway winners!

Allyson

Ryan MCFC

GJohnson

Congratulations! You’ve won! Please shoot me an email with your name and mailing address.

The rest of you: Better luck next time! Thanks to everyone that participated! Try not to take this too hard! I’d hate to see you moping around like this guy…

This Guy Just Found Out He's Allergic To Popsicles

Feral Pizza Mini Comic GIVEAWAY!

Hello! I haven’t posted here in a few weeks and for that I apologize. TCAF was amazing! Thanks to everyone that came by and bought something, traded, or just said hi! It was perhaps the most fun I’ve had at an event yet. And I am a guy that tends to have fun at events!

I’d also like to thank the kind folks of Drawn!, specifically John Martz, for saying some very nice things about my work. Hello to any new readers that may have wandered over here as a result!

I’ve had a few people send emails, asking if I’ll be making my new Feral Pizza mini comic available to purchase online. Unfortunately, I’m almost out of them! I came home from TCAF with only a few left. I probably won’t be re-printing it until later this year when I do my second round of conventions (SPX and, hopefully, Canzine).

Rather than selling these last few copies to the highest bidders, I’m going to give them away! I’ll be pulling three names out of a hat. All you’ve got to do to get your name in the hat is comment on this very blog post! If you’re following this blog via livejournal or a reader of some sort, be sure to comment here on the actual blog. A week from today (Friday, May 28) I will pick three names out of a hat and announce the winners. Be sure to check back and see if you’ve been picked! And PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!


Also, be sure to check in on Picture Book Report next Thursday! I’ll be sharing a bunch of neat stuff. Here’s a tiny peek…

sneeky peek

TCAF! This weekend!

The Important Meeting

I’ll be in Toronto this weekend to exhibit at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! It’s my first time attending and I’m really excited (and I just love Toronto). I’ve been scrambling the past couple weeks to get a new mini comic done in time for the show and I’m happy to report that I printed them up this morning. Up above is another little peek at the new mini, which I’m calling FERAL PIZZA.

I recently answered some TCAF related questions for The National Post. You can read the whole thing here!

This Dude Has So Many Girlfriends

This Dude Has So Many Girlfriends

Jeez Louis! I’m extremely busy right now. Here’s another peek at the mini comic that I’m scrambling to (hopefully) have ready for TCAF.

Comforting Woody Allen

Comforting Woody Allen

Hello there!

The MoCCA Fest was awesome. Best MoCCA I’ve been to yet. I had a blast talking to everyone. I got to spend some time with some of my good pals. It was a great weekend in every way.

I’m really excited right now though because I just found out that I’ve been added as an exhibitor at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival next month! I love Toronto and I love a ton of the people that are going to be there. In all my excitement I decided to try to get a new mini comic done for the show, which is just a short three weeks away (sneeky peek up above).

Some Things!

Canzine 2009

Picture stolen from Britt Wilson!

Canzine was awesome this year! Thanks to everyone that came and said hello, traded comics, or bought comics. It was really cool to meet/see you all. I sold more mini comics than I expected to. I do still have some leftovers and will update my store accordingly sometime this week. I have loads of the new shirts left too, I hope some of you will buy them! I can’t wear all these shirts myself.

As much as I enjoyed Canzine, the real highlight of the trip (a highlight of the year, really) was just getting to spend a ton of time hanging out with my two hosts, Britt Wilson and Vicki Nerino. They are easily two of the best Canadians in Canada and two of the best illustrators/cartoonists I know. I’ve been extra bummed out the last two days just because I’m not still in Toronto having fun with them. I took lots of pictures on my phone but I can’t find the little card I use to get them off the phone. It’s okay though! Britt posted loads of her pictures here, along with all of the extremely gross drawings we did while lazing around their apartment (they’re seriously really really gross, please don’t look at them). We had some wild and crazy party times on Halloween. I visited The Beguiling for the first time ever but totally chickened out of giving them any of my own mini comics. I got to do a lot of walking around Toronto. Britt and Vicki fed me so well all weekend, I actually wondered at one point if they were just trying to fatten me up so that I could be cooked and devoured, maybe with some sort of maple sauce. Did you know they have MAPLE BACON in Canada? They do! I had no idea! Anyways, I’m feeling anxious and desperate for an excuse to go back up to Toronto. Here’s a picture I drew of Vicki and Britt while we were laying around their living room on Monday…

VIcki Nerino & Britt Wilson

I’d previously put a call out for a couch or floor to sleep on in Montreal for Expozine. Thanks so much to the handful of people that offered me a place to sleep! I’m really super grateful. Unfortunately, at this point I’m pretty certain I’m going to wuss out on Expozine. I’d really like to visit Montreal and see more of my Canadian comics pals, but my bank account is in sad shape right now and I can’t seem to find an easy or affordable way to get myself up to Montreal. I’d also probably have to print up some more mini comics and I really don’t want to do that again right now. Which brings me to my next thing!

I’m planning on taking a break from mini comics for a little while. I’m going to have a big sale soon, hopefully selling off what I’ve got left from Canzine, but once those are gone I’m not going to reprint anything for a while or put out any new minis. I’ve been gradually doing more and more conventions every year it seems and it’s getting to the point where I feel I need to have something more substantial than mini comics to sell. So I’m going to put some serious time and effort into making that happen. Long time readers might know that I’ve been writing and sketching and (very) slowly preparing to draw what I hope will be a big fat book for… over two years now. Don’t worry, I’m not going to drop off the face of the earth. At this point the plan is to share it all online as I work on it. I’ve talked about hunkering down and drawing this book a million times over the past two years, but I’m glad I’ve waited. Even after I thought I’d finished scripting the story out, it’s continued to grow and flesh out a lot in my mind and in my sketchbooks, especially over the last few months. I feel like I’m in a good place personally right now to finally sit down and draw this thing. I bought myself a new sketchbook in a little art supply store that we wandered into in Chinatown in Toronto. I think it’ll be just right for thumbnailing this thing out.

Best Weekend Ever!

Jam!

SPX was way too much fun. I’m still laughing and smiling from all the jokes and good times! Up above is a little jam comic I drew with Natasha Allegri and Pen Ward. Definitely click it for a larger version!

I took a bunch of pictures with my phone. Many of them are blurry, but I put a few highlights up on flickr.

To everyone that stopped by to say hello or buy comics or hang out this past weekend: Thanks so much! You guys and girls are the best! It was honestly my best convention experience ever.

There’s a nice little review of my new mini comic, Book Comic, right here. You can still read it over on Top Shelf 2.0 too!

I’m working on new comics already. Gotta get ready for Canzine!.

BOOK COMIC

BOOK COMIC

I’ve got a brand new comic for you to read! The gentlemen over at Top Shelf Productions were kind enough to host the comic on Top Shelf 2.0. Many thanks to Brett Warnock and Leigh Walton for inviting me to contribute to the site.

And hey! SPX! This weekend! I’ll be there! Come visit me at table W46A!