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I will be at the Small Press Expo (or SPX as it is known) in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend, September 14 and 15. You?ll be able to find me either sitting behind or hiding under table W38B, which can be located with this handy guide. I will have copies of my book (pictured above) and lots of other books and comics and drawings and assorted items. Please come say hello if you?re in the area.

Pancakes and Chowder

Hello friends! I’ve been extremely busy! I spent all last week up in Los Angeles! I was up there for work, mainly to do some stuff at Cartoon Network. Before heading back down to San Diego I did get to spend a day painting a picture and hanging out with the film crew at Soul Pancake headquarters (picture above yoinked from Soul Pancake’s Twitter). There will be a video of my painting process online soon! Here’s a tiny peek at what I painted… I’ll post the full image when the video goes up online…

Oh! Also! I just realized that the Adventure Time comic book cover I drew a while back will hit stores this month as a variant cover for issue #8. I have it on good authority that it will be out the week of the 24th. I’m super excited about that.

I recently did another cover illustration for a different comic book. Here’s a tiny little peek at that… I’ll show off the full image as soon as the publisher reveals it…

Another recent thing: I wrote a silly little story, just for fun.

The Clam Chowder Incident is about a person with a dangerously attractive butt (seriously). You can read the whole thing here. I hope you like it!

Hmm, what else have I been up to? I drew some little things for a zine that my friends Becky, Frank, Tyler, and Zach put together. It’s called SPEEDHOG The Hedgehog and it’ll be available at SPX this weekend (sorry, I won’t be there). I’m working on a few awesome freelance projects right now. I’m also trying to finish up work on my own book, hoping to have it finished and printed in time for it to be available at some events in the spring. Here’s part of a scary page in progress…

Okay! Back to drawing I go! I love you guys!


I had to put Feral Pizza on the back burner for a bit due to convention insanity, paying work, and being very busy in every day life. But It’s back! I’m going to try to stick with it again.

This morning I scanned in a bunch of napkin doodles from a few weeks ago at SPX. Here are a few favorites…

A drawing of me by Pen Ward!

A little comic starring Ryan Pequin and myself. The first panel was drawn by Ryan, the second panel by Dustin Harbin. Panel three was drawn by Scott C and panel four was drawn by Nathan Stapley.

I’ve got a few more napkin drawings over on flickr.

Epic Update!

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!

Photo stolen from the amazing Nate Beaty!Hanging at the table with Joe Lambert. Photo stolen from the amazing Nate Beaty!

Photo stolen from the unforgettable Dustin Harbin!Having my butt fondled by Britt Wilson through a glass window. Photo stolen from the unforgettable Dustin Harbin!

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…

(click to see larger)

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.


SPX! I’ll be there! This weekend! In Bethesda, MD!

I’ll be exhibiting with One Percent Press. Those fellows make some of the best mini comics in the galaxy. I’ll have a bunch of my own mini comics (including the Feral Pizza mini comic which I have, so far, only sold at one convention in another country), NEW SHIRTS (screen printed by hand by YOURS TRULY), original art and other little goodies.

The new shirts, pictured above, will come in a variety of sizes and colors. They look good on both boys and girls and will automatically make anyone who is wearing one the coolest person in the state or province.

Picture Book Report! Contest Winners! Naked People!

First, new illustrations for Picture Book Report!

You can read more about the illustrations over here! Next on the agenda: ANNOUNCING WINNERS of The 2010 International Beard & Mustache Illustration Championship Competition!

It was a super tough contest to judge. So many great entries! After lots of meticulous beard stroking and mustache curling, I’ve chosen a winner and two honorable mentions.

The winner: Irma Kniivila! Here’s her winning entry.

Honorable mentions: Ned Hugar! (his entry is here) and David Pemberton! (his entry here)

Congratulations! Winners, email me your mailing address asap! I’ve got prizes for you! And THANK YOU to everyone that entered! It was an enormous amount of fun to see so many great beards and mustaches!

Next item on the agenda: I drew some naked people!

I went figure drawing with my friend Jenny a few nights ago. I used to do this every week but haven’t gone in a few years. It was so fun! I want to get back into the habit of doing it every week. Anyways, here are a few of the pictures I drew. Straight to ink! Pencils are for chumps!

Last thing I want to mention: I will be exhibiting at SPX! It’s coming up soon! About two weeks from now! In Bethesda, MD! September 11th & 12th! I’ll talk more about it as we get closer to the dates! And heck, while I’m on the topic of conventions, I’ll be at Canzine in Toronto too! That’s in October!

Best Weekend Ever!


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!.



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!


SPX! It’s happening! This weekend!

I’ll be there. Find me at table W46A with my good buddy, Darryl Ayo Brathwaite. I did in fact finish a new mini comic, which I will have with me. It’ll be up online shortly before SPX as well, for those that can’t make it down to Bethesda. I’ll try to give you a heads up when that happens! Maybe…

You see, my computer is having some problems right now and it’s unable to connect to the internet (I’m mooching my roommate’s computer at the moment). I’m going to have to send it off to be repaired and will probably be without a computer of my own for a few weeks. So updates will be a little spotty for a while and I may take a couple of days to respond to emails. Sorry, everyone! On the bright side, I’ll be so bored I’ll have no choice but to draw more comics.

Anyways, I hope to see you this weekend at SPX. Definitely come say hello if you’re there!

Very Cool.

August was a busy month for me! I moved into a new place, went camping, spent a lot of time with friends, and started working on a few new mini comics. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish them in time for SPX, which is now less than a month away. Here’s a little peek at one of the comics…

sneaky peek

Not too long ago Rob Clough reviewed a bunch of my mini comics over on his High-Low blog. Here’s a little excerpt:

He seems most comfortable drawing slightly grotesque caricatures with lots of angles, bushy eyebrows, stubbly facial hair and bulbous noses.

I’ll likely continue posting little peeks and glimpses of what I’m working on over the next few weeks as I crazily try to get ready for SPX. I’ve been pretty active over on INK MOUNTAIN too! I recently conducted interviews with Scott Campbell, Bob Flynn, and Jeremy Sorese.