Tuesday, April 15, 2014

tiny ghost on a bit of road.


so excited!

Here's another tiny panel from The Understanding Monster, Book Two. I'm excited to finally have this book out in the world this Fall. But before that, I'll be releasing a brand new, top secret mini comic I've been working on called Gnome Activity, Number One!

WildWalk

I made this paper mask for walking in the Wild Walk Parade to kick off the Wildlife Film Festival here in Missoula, Montana. I ended up misplacing it after the parade, so if you find it, please wear it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hey!

They're on the march! The Understanding Monster, book 2! Out this Fall!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

self portrait

The silhouette of my head reflected in the glass that frames a drawing I made.

It happened by accident and startled me when I noticed it, so I took a picture.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

overflow

This is a tiny section of the paper that covers my drawing table. It gets marked on, spilled on, and doodled on as I work. It's always fun to take note of it's natural progression.

spring evening photos

































Now that all the snow is melted, I've been romping in the yard a lot with my 2 year old son. He likes it when I throw stuffed animals in to the air as high as I can and catch them. I took a couple of pictures and they ended up being strangely haunting.

Monday, April 7, 2014

PIX shirt!

The Shirt I designed for the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo is now available over at the SockMaakies Shirt Shop. All proceeds benefit PIX, an excellent and wonderful expo!

Trip Magazine #8





























I'm excited to be included in this big thick book of international artists and writers, from the Quebec based publisher, Editions Trip, due out in May. I did a 10 page comic especially for it. Cover by Tin Can Forest.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spaceman Shirt!

I've got another new shirt available over at the SockMaakies shirt shop. I'm excited to be working with John F. Kelly's shirt company.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

?Mystery?Mark?
























I'm excited to be working on this secret collaborative project. The end result will be both a book and a theater production. I'm not going to say much about it yet, but you can check out the official facebook page for updates.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

New T-Shirt!

This image is now available as a shirt from John F Kelly's t-shirt company, SockMaakies. He specializes in shirts featuring art by cartoonists. I'm happy to be working with him.

LineWork NorthWest

LineWork NorthWest is a new, exciting indy comics show that's happening in Portland, Oregon. I won't be making it to the first one, but some of my publications will be featured at the Gridlords table alongside some of my favorite artists/people. Check out the beautiful poster by Sean Christensen!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Alternative Library, Bellingham

The Alternative Library in Bellingham, Washington is up to all kinds of great stuff. And look! They carry a bunch of my work in their shop. When my newest comics finally come out, I'm hoping to pay them a visit and do an event.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Want to read a comic?

I don't usually put up entire comics on the internet, but now you can read my story, Norman Eight's Left Arm over at Great Comic Book Hero's. It's from my long out of print 2009 comic, Sleeper Car. It was also included in Best American Comics 2010.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Slide show reading at PIX

Here's me about to launch in to a very strange slideshow reading and talk as part of an evening of presentations and panels at The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo. Photo by Jessica Heberle.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pittsburgh City Paper

Nice little feature about my Toonseum show and PIX!

Toonseum show, on display through April 30th!


My trip to Pittsburgh was wonderful! I'll write more about it soon. In the meantime, here's a photo of the poster for my solo show at the Toonseum (Pittsburgh's own Cartoon Art Museum) and the outside exterior. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the show opening. I had so many great conversations.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PIX, The Toonseum, and The Understanding Monster.

I'm gearing up to fly out to Pittsburgh! I'll be there for the opening of my solo show at the Toonseum on Friday the 21st, then exhibiting my work at PIX all day on Saturday the 22nd. That evening, I'll be doing a slide show reading from my yet to be released book, The Understanding Monster, book two. You can check out the itinerary for the whole weekend HERE. It's going to be a good time!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

PIX Poster, printed!

Nice to see this photo of the poster I drew for the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo in print.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Toonseum!

A bunch of my work is going to be on display at the Toonseum in Pittsburgh. I'll be there for the opening reception on March 21st. The show is titled Memory and Identity and you can find out more about it HERE.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Antidote #16

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

OH!

I drew this this other night right before bed. Just a little something I needed to let out so I could sleep better.

Comix issue, reality

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and to everyone who made comics for the first ever comix issue. I'm really impressed with the Missoula Independent for putting this together. Extra huge thanks to Skylar Browning and Josh Quick for making it a reality. This spread from the comix issue features work from Eric Carlson, Courtney Blazon and Lauren Tyler Norby.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Missoula Independent Comix Issue























The Missoula independent Comix Issue is here! I drew the cover and made a half page comic for it. As I was hoping, a lot of strong talent stepped up and created some unexpected and inspiring work for for it. It's really impressive that the Indy wanted to do this project and I'm thrilled that I got to be involved. Friday night, there will be a one night only art show at the Zootown Arts Community Center. I hope a lot of people will come out to celebrate!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Antidote #15

From a series of Mind Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trip Magazine #8

I made a 10 page wordless comic for Trip Magazine #8, to be published by Editions Trip, based out of Quebec, Canada, this coming May. It's their international comics issue and I'm excited to be included!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Antidote #14

Antidote #14 for a series of Mind Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Astral Industries, Deepchord

The first release from Astral Industries (the new London based record label I'm working for) is being mastered right now and I'm just about to start in on the artwork. It's going to be a super fancy, double vinyl release with a gatefold cover for Electronic music veteran, Deepchord. More news to come.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Antidote #13

I'm back from an amazing trip to the desert and feeling inspired and ready to make things. I'll probably post some photos here sometime soon. In the meantime, here's Antidote #13 from a series of Mind Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Vacation time!

Leaving for a much needed family vacation tomorrow, but I'll be back. Until then, I leave you with this drawing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The kid is a ghost

I've got a little notebook that's mostly for to-do lists, but sometimes portraits of ghost kids happen there too.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Antidote #12

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for GridLords.

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Understanding Monster, Book Two!























I'm thrilled and relieved to announce that The Understanding Monster, Book Two has been finished, scanned, and sent off! It's scheduled to be published by Secret Acres in the Fall of 2014. Sorry it took me so long. It's been quite an experience.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Year of the Horse!

I made this little woodcut for the Year of the Horse show that opens at Giant Robot in Los Angeles this saturday!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Antidote #11

For a series of Mind Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

PIX!

I'm super excited to be a special guest at PIX (the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo)! This is the poster I just finished drawing for them. You can see it big and up close over on my Tumblr site.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Antidote #10

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawing for Gridlords.

Mamalode Magazine























I was interviewed my the local Missoula magazine, Mamalode. It's been posted HERE along with a slideshow of my work.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Antidote #9

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Artist Innovation Award!























I'm super thrilled and thankful to have just received an Artist Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council! As part of this, I'll be doing a public presentation of my work later in the year and I'll be using the money to print a new publication. I'm excited!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Capacity second printing sold out!

I was going to try and re-stock capacity in my Etsy shop, but I got word that the second printing is now completely sold out! Any copies you find in a book store or online are the very last copies available! There are already plans for a 3rd printing but Secret Acres is super busy with tons of exciting new 2014 releases, including The Understanding Monster, Book Two, so it won't be seeing print again until 2015.

Antidote #8

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for Gridlords.