Hot dog! It’s been a crazy month!
First, let’s have a little SPX recap: SPX was, as always, a lot of fun. A million thanks to JP Coovert, Joe Lambert, and Alexis Frederick-Frost for letting me table with them. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and said hello. Thanks to my travel buddies Kate Beaton, Scott C, Nathan Stapley, Maré Odomo, Mike Stevens, Katie Turner, Zan Czyzewski, and Ryan Pequin. Thanks to hotel roommates Natasha Allegri and Pen Ward. Thanks to Annie Koyama for adding to the fun from a distance. I posted a bunch of my own pictures over on my flickr thing, but here are some better pictures. STOLEN PICTURES. With me in them!
Hanging at the table with Joe Lambert. Photo stolen from the amazing Nate Beaty!
An epic bro hug with Steve Wolfhard, Pen Ward and Scott C. Photo stolen from Kate Beaton!
Dinner! Ryan Pequin and I are amazed/disgusted by something! Probably something Vicki Nerino is drawing! Photo stolen from Kate Beaton!
On to the next thing: something new for Picture Book Report!
I decided to retire From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and move on to a new book, having done pretty much everything I wanted to do with my first choice. I’m moving on to Holes by Louis Sachar, another old favorite of mine. Check out my first Holes update over on Picture Book Report. I’m really excited about drawing stuff from this book.
Next thing: The Portrait-Dex!
My pal Steve Wolfhard (pictured above in the epic bro hug at SPX) started a fun little project. Cartoonists drawing themselves as Pokemon! Here’s my contribution…
Last thing: I’ll have two paintings in a big group show soon! The show is called Monsterbation and it’s happening at the Pony Club Gallery in Portland, OR. It’s a dirty, sexy, scary art show. Lots of naked drawings and monsters. You can get all the info on the show here.
Here’s a glimpse at one of my paintings. Click on it to see the whole thing, but watch out. There are naked boobies.