Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
here. I'll only be in Portland for a day, but I'm going to have fun hanging out in one of the best comic shops ever and hopefully I'll get to see lots of good friends throughout the insanity of the evening. There might be no sleep.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
here if you like.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Soil Gallery in Seattle. I think it's a great idea for a show. It explores the creative process of 20 artists who will all be at Short Run. It'll feature doodles on scrap paper, brainstorm drawings, and sketches alongside finished pieces. It should be pretty interesting! I won't make it to the November first opening because I'll be doing a book release event at Floating World that night in Portland, but I'm planning on checking it out the following day when I take the bus up with some good friends.
ShortRun on Saturday the 3rd!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Etsy Shop. I've been running behind on keeping my shop well stocked, but I'm planning on having plenty of new prints, books, and originals up in time for the holidays. Until then though, we have this here fine fellow who's looking for a good home. He's good with kids and kind to animals.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Acupuncture clinic today from 3pm-5pm at the Warehouse Mall at 725 W alder street, suite 1 in Missoula. It's been a busy time! It's a beautiful space and I'm super excited for her. Plus, it's just a few blocks from my studio, so it's been easy to pass our little guy back and forth. I made some hand drawn signs for her clinic like this little one pictured plus a giant one for the waiting room.
Friday, October 19, 2012
review of The Understanding Monster Book One. It's been kind of strange and wonderful to hear other people's takes on this book. Making it was such a bizarre and personal process, I was actually kind of terrified to let anyone read it. It's a relief to know that it's reaching people who are willing to engage with it and contemplate the details. I love making comics and more and more I just want to be able to make them full time. Reviews like this definitely make me think that maybe I'm on the right track.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Missoula Independent just ran a review/article by Mack Perry about The Understanding Monster to promote the slideshow talk/ book signing I'll be doing tomorrow evening, Friday the 19th, at 7pm at Shakespeare & Co. Huge thanks to Niki Vanek for the digital projector loan. I've gotta save up for one of my very own so I can project images anywhere and anytime. It's all happening, it's all coming true!
The Projects is a new kind of experimental comics and narrative arts festival. Instead of the focus being on buying and selling comics, the focus is on collaborative projects, workshops, and performances, put on by some of the most creative people in comics.This is the kind of stuff that should be happening all the time in the future, if the future knows what's good for it. I wish I could be there this year, but I'm already making a trip out to Portland for my book release at Floating World the day after Halloween and then up to Seattle for Short Run, and I can't be away from my awesome 10 month old little fellow for too long. This is hopefully the first year of many, so next year I'd like to plan something to contribute!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Missoulian this Friday by Cory Walsh. He paid me a visit in my studio on Tuesday, then sent me some email follow up questions. It's cool to have folks in town interested in what I'm up to.
Joe McCulloch at The Comics Journal talked a bit about the Understanding Monster again in his This Week In Comics column calling it "One of the profoundly immersive comics of 2012, a demanding work of psychotropic whimsy best experienced by those piqued at the implication of Pixar fusing with Fort Thunder in a happy quantum storm. "
ToyBoat ToyBoat ToyBoat's 10" vinyl release a little while back. They basically sent me a list of things they wanted included in the cover (pipes and wires, submarines, lightbulbs) and I sat down and started drawing. The two circular images are the labels for the vinyl.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Festival of the Book at the Holiday Inn Atrium in downtown Missoula, Montana: Friday Oct 5th, 11am- 5pm and Saturday Oct 6th, 9:30am-5:30. This was the first event I ever tabled at way back when I first started folding and stapling my self published copies of Capacity, so it's nice to be back. If you're in town, come say hi and have an interaction with me. I'm really nice, and I won't be sweaty and nervous like the fellow in the drawing above. At least I'm not planning on it.
Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh. They've been super supportive of my work over the years, so it's nice to hear what they have to say about what I'm doing now. It's such an indepth write up for what's basically a blurb for their web store. It's good to know there's people willing to engage with these weirdo cartoon worlds and come away with some thoughts.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I just got the 5th Space Cadets release in the mail. And I downloaded the music for the 6th release tonight, so I'll be starting on that next week. This new one will be the first full color album. It's been so much fun getting to do all these, and the music is excellent. Making drawings for music that's great to draw to is pretty much the ideal side gig.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BookSlut by Martyn Pedler. It's the first review ever, as far as I know. It's pretty cool to hear someone giving the book a lot of thought! I really had no idea what people were going to make of it, so this feels nice.