Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mystery Mark, Book 1

I signed a huge stack of Mystery Mark, book one with little drawings of skeleton spies for our awesome Kickstarter supporters. I saw skeletons every time I closed my eyes for over an hour afterwards.

=:0


Mummy resurrection complete


Baltic Comics Magazine, S! #18

I made a 12 page comic for the upcoming issue of the Baltic Comics Magazine, S! I'm super thrilled to be included in this book. S! is one of my all time favorite publications and I've had a subscription for quite awhile now. Every issue has contributions from all over the world and they're always inventive and full of surprises. Check out more about this issue HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Other Worlds, now available!

I drew a 10 page comic for the Other Worlds anthology published by my excellent friends over at Gridlords. So many cartoonists I love and admire have contributions in here. It's one of those books that's particularly special to me. I'm excited that it's finally available at the Gridlords new WEBSHOP!

Photographic records of living cartoons

Jonathan Qualben did an amazing job photographing everything from the Mystery Mark production after our Saturday night performance. You can see it all HERE!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best American Comics 2014

Very honored to have my work included in the Best American Comics 2014 anthology edited by Scott McCloud; and alongside so many great cartoonists!

gaining entry

Some door opening mechanics for a comic I'm working on.

Collaborative drawing with my 2 year old.


Skeleton Crew spy glasses

I made these paper cut out glasses for the audience to wear while watching the Mystery Mark theatrical production. It was amazing to see a whole room of people with Skeleton spy glasses.

Photos from Mystery Mark







The theatrical production of Mystery Mark was put on by Viscosity Theater at the Fringe Festival this past weekend in Missoula, MT. It felt like a huge success! It was so surreal to see the group efforts of these excellent, talented friends come together. This is hopefully just the beginning of some very big ideas we hope to make happen. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shirts!

We just got these Mystery Mark Shirts made just in time for the show tonight. Huge thanks to our friends over at Garage Ts.

Hugh Bickley animation

Awesome local Missoula animator made an amazing short film that's going to be shown on a loop at the Mystery Mark theatrical installation at the Fringe Festival. I finally got to preview it and it turned out amazing. It's so incredible to be part of such a multi-facited project with so many talented people.

Live theatrical Installation!


It's debuting tonight as part of the Fringe Festival in Missoula, Montana. It's going to be crazy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This Way That Way

From The Understanding Monster, Book Three.

toy cars

The Understanding Monster, Book 2 is coming out soon! Feels good to be working on Book 3 right now.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

living cartoon!

It's been pretty nuts seeing this whole thing take form. Mystery Mark, the living cartoon show!

Collaborators


Josh Wagner and Scott Morris up to their usual antics around the Art House during Mystery Mark production.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bonus Kid

I thought I was done with the first issue of a new comic called Gnome Activity, but now I'm adding more pages. WHo knows when it will actually come out, but I've been having so much fun with it. Here's a tiny Bonus Kid from one of the pages.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Astral Industries in Manchester

There's another Astral Industries event coming up in Manchester on August 29th. Here's the flyer I drew for it.

Skeleton Farm album art

This is a snapshot of the art from the center gatefold I drew for the Tulsa,Oklahoma band, Skeleton Farm.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Skeleton Farm

Just finished album art for the Tulsa, Oklahoma band, Skeleton Farm. It was fun going into full on ghost skeleton mode for this. It's going to be an extra nice gatefold vinyl release. Can't wait to get my copy in the mail.

Mystery Mar rehearsals

So cool to see these photos from the Mystery Mark rehearsals. It's going to be a surreal experience!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

house kid

When My two year old visits my studio.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

M?M?

All of the drawing for the Mystery Mark illustrated novella are complete and it's off at the printers! The costume pieces for the play version are coming along great. I'm totally floored by the work Scott Morris has done with the amazing crew of talented friends he's been art directing. I feel lucky I get to take part in a project like this.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You have to call it up from the ground.

Setting up my new studio space, I found this drawing I'd forgotten about. I'll probably have to use it for something.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

expert spy tools

I'm really close to finalizing all of the art for the book version of Mystery Mark. Then off to the printers!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Smoke Signal

I made two pages of dense, goofy comics for Smoke Signal #19. It's a free comics newspaper published by Desert Island in Brooklyn, NewYork and has contributions by some really great cartoonists.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

a physical object in reality

last night, Josh and I went over the test copy of Mystery Mark while the Papier Mache props, masks and puppets were being built all around us. It was a good night. The book itself is so close to being ready to print. So excited!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's real!

So happy to get my advance copy of The Understanding Monster, book two in the mail. This one took me so long that it's pretty surreal to see it in book form. It'll be in bookstores this Fall!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Understanding Monster!



















I was excited to find out that an advance copy of The Understanding Monster, book two is on its way in the mail! To celebrate, here's a tiny sneak peek at an unfinished page from book three!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Trip Magazine #8

I got this in the mail from Quebec, Canada the other day. Trip Magazine #8, published by Editions Trip. It's a beautiful book. Here's the awesome cover by Tin Can Forest and a peek at my 10 page contribution.

Summer Made Fair


I had fun at the Summer Made Fair yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out and checked out all the local art!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dream Another Dream. Winsor Mccay Tribute book!

I was really happy to see that the Winsor Mccay tribute book, Dream Another Dream, to be published by Locus Moon was fully funded on Kickstarter almost immediately. This is a sneak peek at the strip I drew for it. It's going to be a huge, beautiful book with so many legendary contributors. I can't believe I'm going to be in the same book as them.

self portrait?

I drew this right before I went to bed last night. I slept really well.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Deepchord, Lanterns, physical object

I finally got my hard copy of the double vinyl, gatefold album I designed for Deepchord. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's been playing nonstop on the record player in my studio. It's so much fun working for Astral Industries.

Mystery Mark, the play.

I drew some pictures to fit in some Papier Mache frames to hang on a Papier Mache wall for the play version of Mystery Mark last night. I love the way this is all coming together. It's fun to be part of something with so many great people involved.