May 2012

More Creep for You in Dark Horse Presents

The Creep DHPSilly me. I wasn’t even paying attention, and then this month’s Dark Horse Presents comps arrived. Here’s a panel from my work in there, the second installment of John Arcudi’s The Creep. The issue also has a bunch of great stuff from the likes of Carla Speed Mcneil, Steve Rude, and others. Definitely one to pick up.

Northwest Voices

Tomorrow, I’ll be in Longview, Washington, for an event with Northwest Voices, a collaboration between the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College bringing in local authors for workshops, discussion, signings, etc. They’re having me up to teach an afternoon workshop on comics creation techniques (we’ll see what we can do in an hour and a half!), and a presentation on my work at 7PM.

Should be a good time! Here’s the press release:

Thursday, May 24
Workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220 (limited to first 40 who sign up)
Reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Come help us welcome graphic novelist Jonathan Case with a pair of events on Thursday, May 24. The first will be a workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220. The workshop will be limited to the first 40 people who sign up online through the LCC website (go to the LCC website and click on view entire calendar and then the NW Voices event on the 24th). The second will be a reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium on the first floor.

Head over to the Longview Public Library site for more info.


It’s Free Comic Book Day, friends! Come see me at the Hollywood location Things From Another World in Portland, why don’t you? I’ll be there from 12 to 2 with Jeff Parker, Steve Lieber, and the Dodsons. I’ll have prints and books too, in case you need to spend money.

Have a good one!



Stumptown 2012

It’s been real, Spring Convention Season. You tried to take me away from my wife and child nearly every weekend for the last two months. You mostly succeeded. I leave you now, more machine than man. Twisted and evil.

But in a good way!

Photo credit: Lindsey Ellis

Stumptown capped it all off, and it was a good ending note. Visits from wife and baby, a Dear Creature reading at Comics Underground with Dylan Meconis, meeting Michael Allred and listening to his family band, The Gear…I was even honored to pick up a couple Stumptown awards for Best New Talent (Dear Creature and Green River Killer), and Best Artist (Green River Killer). And they’re the cutest awards. Just look!


Monsters are always the answer, and I’m glad the Stumptown committee knows that.

I put a ton of stuff out on my table, books-wise, and it hit me that it’s all come out pretty much in the last six months. Dear Creature, Green River Killer, House of Night, Dark Horse Presents (The Creep).  It was kind of surprising to see it all in one place— and there’s more to come this weekend, for Free Comic Book Day! If I tweeted more, people would know that they should be sick of me by now. As it is, my lack of consistent tweeting is all that keeps me in people’s good graces.

Big thanks to everyone involved in this crazy Spring Convention Season. It was great, but I’m all out of words now.

Nite nite.