In 2015, thanks to a very kind introduction from Marvel Talent Relations Manager Rickey Purdin, I was invited to be a guest at Comics Uncovered, an intimate aspiring comic creator seminar attached to Birmingham, UK’s International Comic Expo. I was being flown out to do portfolio reviews and hang out and talk comics—it seemed too good to be true. Feeling guilty about being flown across the globe and put up in a hotel in order to do a few hours of portfolio reviews, I suggested: “I can do a presentation or something. I want to earn my keep.” My gracious host Shane Chebsey*, the show organizer, was delighted to take me up on that offer, so I set about hastily putting together a presentation on a topic that I, as an editor, get asked about most frequently: breaking into comics. Thanks to the tireless talents in Dark Horse’s design department, my slapdash** ideas were stylishly and swiftly converted into a Powerpoint presentation and I headed to England to preach to a young, impressionable group of writers and artists. I think it all went pretty well, so I’ve taken the time to update my talk (trying to keep the conversational tone in which it was originally presented) and post it here in the hopes it can, in some small way, aid the burgeoning careers of any up-and-coming comic talent looking for some advice. Continue Reading “Breaking In: Advice on Starting a Career in Comics”
That’s right, folks! Caleb Goellner and my little comic is now available at one of the world’s largest digital comics retailers! So, head to Comixology, and for just 99 cents, grab a copy of the futuristic cryptid crime comic that Comics Alliance calls “quite possibly the greatest sasquatch-based sci-fi revenge mystery of autumn 2014.”
Get Birch Squatch: The Last Bigfoot #1 here! Continue Reading “Birch Squatch: The Last Bigfoot #1 is now available on Comixology!”
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your peepers!
I have written a comic about a bigfoot pushed to his limit that Comics Alliance (who generously covered this indie effort) dubbed “quite possibly the greatest sasquatch-based sci-fi revenge mystery of autumn 2014.” You should use your eyeballs to look at its glorious art and read its excellent words! The comic is called Birch Squatch: The Last Bigfoot and it is currently available digitally on Gumroad. Continue Reading “I have written a comic! Birch Squatch: The Last Bigfoot lives!”
During Movember 2011, I was contacted by Movember HQ to see if I had any high-res photos of myself that they could potentially use in official Mo’-related ads. I was excited by the prospect, but disheartened when I realized I didn’t have a single photo that fit the specs they needed. My “classic” mustache and lions photo wouldn’t cut it this time! Continue Reading “Mustache photography”
Lots of Movember news coming in from the front lines of the big month-long ‘stache-a-thon today. Let’s dive right into this Mustache Dispatch…
Continue Reading “This just in… Movember makes headlines! Mammoth-Stache mentioned! Interwebs erupt!”
Earlier today on BoingBoing, I saw this video of a tortoise rubbing up on a Croc (the shoe, not the animal). I laughed… a lot.
Continue Reading “Tortoises and TMNT and Crocs, oh my!”
Over the past two years, I’ve worked two different full-time jobs, dabbled in the field of freelance journalism and collected unemployment. In those same two years, I’ve lived in three different states, pulled a U-Haul from coast to coast, raised over $1,200 with a friend and a moustache to help fight men’s cancer and shook hands with Edward James Olmos. It’s been a crazy period of my life to say the least. Thankfully, I’ve been lucky enough to have had one amazing and gorgeous constant to carry me through it all: my beautiful girlfriend Jessi.
Continue Reading “Two years with the Outlaw Jessi James”
I often find that reading about comics and looking at comic art all day is a lot like watching the Food Network. Much like seeing Emeril whip up some garlic mashed potatoes can send me into the kitchen to try and concoct something delicious, viewing gorgeous graphic art all day is hard without taking a second to doodle here and there.
Continue Reading “All Day Pizza Buffet: Post-Its”
As a country, America’s youth sometimes makes it hard to point out aspects of our culture with real history. One American tradition that dates back to our roots and is shared by few other nations is the road trip. As an endeavor for fun or as a part of relocation, heading west with Manifest Destiny in our hearts is—I believe—in integral part of being an American.
Continue Reading “The most beautiful Arby’s in the world”
While talking today with my associate and friend Caleb Goellner, it dawned on me that just thinking about drawing was in no way going to improve my meager doodling skills. It also occurred to me that continually fiddling around with a doodle pad but never planning my scribbling adventures out beforehand is not really stretching any of the skills I would like stretched. In fact, my spontaneous sketching often has my doodles looking remarkably similar (See here and then here).
Continue Reading “The Irregular Doodler: A possible return for All Day Pizza Buffet”