November 2011

Ain’t It Cool News Reviews Dear Creature

I tried to come up with a descriptor for this Ain’t It Cool News review of Dear Creature. Enthusiastic is close. Wild seems about right. At any rate, they love it!

“My words can’t do DEAR CREATURE justice; this book simply must be experienced to be believed … If you or someone in your life loves comics, Shakespeare, schlocky movies or nostalgia for a forgotten era of cinema, DEAR CREATURE is calling you into the murky depths of its greatness.”

A big thanks to Rob Patey.

Back from the Sun

Miami Book Fair was huge fun. Thanks so much to Mitch Kaplan and all the volunteers for a great event.

Highlights:

  • Getting to sign a fan’s baseball (sports redeemed!)
  • Doing a panel with Jeff Jensen and Denis Kitchen on true crime comics
  • Meeting Dean Haspiel’s mom
  • Sprinting through the Miami Airport with Vera Brosgol to acquire key lime pie of legend

That doesn’t scratch the service, and it wasn’t even a 48 hour stay.

Me in my silly hat:

Panel Time with Jeff Jensen and Denis Kitchen!

Okay kids, the True Crime panel at the Miami Book Fair is Saturday morning at 10 AM, at the Prometeo Theatre. Here’s the official page. Be there for some of the story behind our book, Green River Killer!

Jeff and I will be sharing the panel with underground comics powerhouse Denis Kitchen, who’s promoting his recent collection, Crime Does Not Pay: The True Story of Bob Wood, The Killer Cartoonist.

I’ll do my best to look pretty, but I can’t promise anything. It’s going to be 7 AM my time.

Miami Book Fair

Tomorrow I’m at the Miami Book Fair with Jeff Jensen to talk about our Green River Killer GN (and Dark Horse threw in a Power Point slide for Dear Creature too, so thats nice).

There was a whole team of volunteers headed to Haiti on my last flight. Really surprising since Ive made that same trip several times through DFW, where I now sit with a belly full of BBQ.

They called my number! I’m off to board.

GRK on NY Times Holiday Gift Guide

Just found out that Green River Killer is on the NY Times Holiday Gift Guide! Very nice.

Today I spent the better part of the morning finishing up colors on one of my Dark Horse projects, a 9 page back story for House of Night… That’s one down, two to go! All the projects have me on full art duties, from thumbnails through colors (I’m learning new methods of efficiency for digital coloring as a result).

Hopefully I’ll be able to post some samples soon. For now, go read Animals Talking in All Caps.