Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Affirmation drawing

Pre CAB party

I'm going to be in Brooklyn for the Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB) Festival! Here's the flyer for the Pre-CAB party co-hosted by my publisher, Secret Acres and some other excellent small presses. My book The Understanding Monster, book 2 is debuting this weekend and I'm super excited to be able to attend!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cicada Magazine

I just got contributor copies of Cicada Magazine Vol. 17, No. 2 in the mail. I drew a two page Haunted House Navigation comic for it. I love doing work like this

Sunday, October 26, 2014

newspaper drawing

I was waiting with a sleeping baby with only the Sunday paper and a ballpoint pen at my disposal. I suppose I could've read the paper, but I was restless to draw. It ended up being a fun drawing exercise.

lost and found

I just found this little hand bound book of drawings I'd forgotten about while I was digging through a stack of art, in search of something else.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Quiet Visitors

I Just put this little piece up for sale on my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SpongeBob #37

I got my contributor copies of SpongeBob #37 in the mail. Dave Stewart did an amazing job on the colors. It's the first time my comics have ever been colored by someone who isn't me and it feels pretty crazy to have one of the best in the industry end up doing it. I had a ridiculous amount of fun getting to draw a SpongeBob comic. Hopefully I'll get to do more someday.

Friday, October 17, 2014


You can now pre-order copies of The Understanding Monster, Book 2 from the Secret Acres shop: HERE

woodcuts galore!

I've been in the woodshop preparing a huge batch of new woodcuts to prepare for a show at the Giant Robot gallery in LA in late February. I'm trying to make it my biggest and best art show yet. I've got to get all the cutting done before it gets too cold to work in my garage! Here's a detail from a little piece I did some inks on yesterday.

Best American Comics 2014

So nice to get my copy of Best American Comics 2014 in the mail. It's an honor to have an excerpt from The Understanding Monster, book one included alongside so much incredible work. And it feels like nice timing to have The Understanding Monster, book two coming out in just a few short weeks!


 My friend Tony Gregori took these photos of me reading one of my new comics at Shakespeare and Co last week in Missoula, MT. I was trying out a new way of presenting comics: holding up big printouts of the panels as I read. I also wore my special hand drawn "reading glasses".  It was fun. My friend Josh Wagner also read from his excellent upcoming novel "Shapes The Sunlight Takes". It was a great afternoon!

Monday, October 13, 2014

animation cells

I jumped into drawing some animation cells for an art show of automated flip books coming up in late November at Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn. I think I'm going to keep at it. I've wanted to do animation for a long time.

Treasury of Mini Comics, Volume Two!

I'm thrilled to have my long out of print Art Zine, Thought Cloud Shrines included in the upcoming Treasury of Mini Comics, Volume Two, published by Fantagraphics. It's going to be out early 2015!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I drew a SpongeBob comic!

I had a blast drawing this 10 page story for SpongeBob comics #37. It's out now! Written by Derek Drymon, colored by Dave Stewart, edited by Chris Duffy.

Book release in Brooklyn!

I'm excited to be having a book release party and signing in Brooklyn on the evening of November 6th. You can find out more HERE!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

portrait of a Bengin

From the Art show, Imaginary Facts About Monsters, featuring artist's interpretations of the monster filled notebook created by 9 year old, Asa Smetanka.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Facts About Made Up Monsters

9 year old, Asa Smetanka filled an entire notebook with monsters of his own invention, complete with interesting names and startling abilities. A group of artists were asked to do their own interpretations of creatures from Asa's notebook. It was a lot of fun being part of this. Mine's the yellow guy in the orange sweater on the left. It's called a Bengin. It's a good monster but has also been known to choke people. The show opens Fiday the 3rd at The Zootown Arts Community Center in Missoula, MT from 5-7:30 pm. Find out more HERE!


My contributor copies of S! #18 arrived, hot off the presses from Latvia. Such a beautifully produced book and so many great artists. You can obtain copies HERE!