Just finished writing the first draft of my new graphic novel: 182 pages of comics, all of which is already thumbnailed, with about half of it lettered. It seems like only a couple days ago I was stuck on the first few pages, but that in fact was about five months ago. I’ve written shorter stories, but never anything this long or cohesive. It’s been so much fun! I can’t wait to start drawing!
Feels like it’s been a while since I posted anything here! First up, the DECELERATE BLUE graphic novel with writer Adam Rapp for First Second Books seems to be done. There’s one more round of proofs but hopefully all’s well and that can move forward to publication. Here’s the cover art:
Next up: I’m finalizing negotiations for my next graphic novel, and I’m very excited about that since I’ll be writing and drawing the whole thing myself for one of my favorite publishers. I should probably wait until the paperwork is signed to say more about that, but I’m already working on it and will have lots of preliminary art to show when the time is right.
Meanwhile, looks like I’ll be exhibiting at Baltimore Comic-Con, September 2-4, 2016. Each year the organizers pick a theme and ask exhibitors to contribute to a yearbook that will be available for sale at the convention. If you’ve checked out my NICO BRAVO and VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP comics, and if you’ve ever picked up an Archie Comic, you may recognize some of the characters in my contribution:
More on my new book soon, stay tuned!
The VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP comic book is available for mail order!
A preview is available in the SAMPLES section, HERE.
How much?: $5.00 each + $3.00 shipping & handling.
Details: 24 pages + covers, full-color, no ads, standalone issue.
Payment: I can only accept Paypal at this time. Send $5 per copy, plus $3 s/h to:
IMPORTANT: You must email me your correct mailing address! Click the email link below and put “VCSS ORDER DETAILS & MAILING ADDRESS” in the Subject line. Tell me how many copies you’ve ordered, where I should mail them, and be sure to include your Paypal address so I can cross-check the orders. Link:
Shipping: Each issue will be bagged and will go out in a standard envelop with a backing board.
ONE LAST THING!!!
If you’re going to the MoCCA Arts Festival in NYC on April 2nd-3rd, get your copy THERE and save on the shipping and handling! Plus I’ll be cosplaying as either the little yellow sphinx or the angry unicorn. Or both. Don’t miss it!
Right on time for the MoCCA Arts Fest 2016, my copies of VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP just arrived! It’s a limited edition one-shot, 24-pages of full-color comics featuring a boy named Nico, his friend Lula the sphinx, and a broken unicorn named Buck. Oh yeah, and Vulcan, their boss and the owner of the Celestial Supply Shop!
The comic’s official street-date is April 2nd, the first day of MoCCA. I’ll be there at the National Cartoonists Society booth. But I’ll have a limited quantity for sale before that here on this website. Stay tuned for more info!
A recent pin-up for Joe St.Pierre’s upcoming “New Zodiax” trade paperback collection.
My favorite Hy Eisman lesson: On my first day at the Joe Kubert School back in 1988, a guy steps into the room with a disheveled stack of wrinkled newspapers under his arm. He drops a few pages on the desk nearest him and says, “Pass ’em down.”
Last night I moved out of my Brooklyn studio at 112 2nd Ave in Gowanus where I’ve worked, as far as I can remember, since 2006; approximately 9 years or so.
Drop by the NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY booth #2309 from October 8-11 at New York Comic Con in the Jacob Javits Center where we’ll have books, prints, sketches, T-shirts, greeting cards, and more for sale. Meet the cartoonists behind Mad Magazine, The New Yorker, and numerous comic books and syndicated comics strips.
I’ll be there with copies of my books, PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS), FOILED, CURSES! FOILED AGAIN, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28.
I’ll be sharing with a bunch of talented folks, so any time is a good time to drop by, but I’ll be at the booth as follows:
Thursday 10/8: 4 – 7pm
Friday 10/9: 4 – 7pm
Saturday 10/10: 10am – 1pm
Sunday 10/11: 10am – 3pm
I dug up a short box of magazine-sized comics last night and it’s filled with a number of random gems, too many to list right now. Here’s a few of the first one’s I bought way-back-when that really got into my brain and stuck with me…
Just digging through an old short box of comics, pulled a few memories out:
Thursday, October 9th, 2014, from 5-7pm only, I’ll be signing and sketching at the National Cartoonists Society booth #265, New York Comic-Con, at the Jacob Javits Center. If you’re going to be at the con, come by and visit!