Website Updated!

So, a year went by (over a year, honestly) without me paying one bit of attention to my poor old website. It was high time I applied a new coat of paint and got back to semi-regular posts. So here I am, finally joining this decade’s web aesthetic and generally cleaning things up.

2018 sees many fun bits of news for me, including a book deal for my next graphic novel, Little Monarchs. It now has a home at Margaret Ferguson Books, an imprint of children’s publisher Holiday House. I couldn’t be happier, or better supported!

Chere Creature

Dear Creature recently saw a French edition release, while The New Deal garnered a nomination for the Oregon Book Award (soon to be determined). Go old books!

Alongside my work on Little Monarchs, this year I’m writing BOOM’s Over the Garden Wall graphic novels, with series’ storyboard artist Jim Campbell doing a stellar job on art duties. Alongside THAT, I keep extra busy with watercolor covers for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, the odd McMenamins painting, illustrations for TEDx, murals, and a bunch of storyboard/illustration work. I’m sure I’m forgetting something… Oh, yes: Two incredible little girls, ages 6 and not-quite-9-months.

It’s a beautiful handful, and somehow the work’s all moving forward under deadline (editors, that’s for you).

I’ll go into more detail on all these projects soon, but for now it just feels good to dust off the site’s cobwebs. I almost said website cobwebs, but that’s too many webs.

Later!

 

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.