Starting to noodle with my characters for Issue 5 of Cartozia Tales as part of my ongoing quest to start sketching for fun again. I’m really thrilled to be working with Taco and Wick in this round. They were designed by Dylan Horrocks and illustrated in previous issues by Lupi McGinty, Kevin Cannon, and Caitlin Lehman — big shoes to fill!

Also this sector involves a boat chase so, y’know, I can die happy.

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The latest issue of Symbolia is here! Get your copy ASAP: Subscribe to Symbolia on iPad or via PDF.

This issue features amazing stories about the human impacts of climate change and was coproduced with Years of Living Dangerously, a SHOWTIME® documentary series exploring the human impacts of climate change on Americans and others around the world.

In this issue, you’ll:

  • Go fishing in Lake Erie’s algae soup
  • Learn about the impacts of ocean acidification
  • Meet the Green Muslims
  • Discover the impermanence of permafrost
  • And more!

This is a blockbuster, extra large edition of Symbolia. Contributors include Andy Warner, Audrey Quinn, Jackie Roche and Lucy Bellwood. Don’t delay. Get Symbolia on iPad or via PDF today. And for more information on the biggest story of our time - check out YEARS.

I have a story in the newest issue of Symbolia! Details above.

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I have a new comic up on The Nib today! Click through to learn all about what sensory deprivation can do for an overactive freelancer’s brain. Extra thanks to the folks at Float On for their hospitality and insight during the making of this comic.

A reblog for all you evening friends. New comic!

I have a new comic up on The Nib today! Click through to learn all about what sensory deprivation can do for an overactive freelancer’s brain. Extra thanks to the folks at Float On for their hospitality and insight during the making of this comic.

Never Stop Practicing.

Greg Burgas gave a very kind review of Grand Adventure over on CBR’s Comics Should Be Good column today. I’m blushin’ in my boots over here. If you’re interested in grabbing a copy I have both digital and physical editions available!

The Inkathon is back this week as I finish up my first short piece for Mr. Matt Bors over at The Nib.

Gosh it feels good to be drawing again.

This is a subject near and dear to my heart, and this was a great group of ladies to discuss it with! I’m so glad Going Last were able to record the panel. Listen in for an hour of discussion on doing it yourself, starting from scratch, and persevering in the face of self-doubt, financial setbacks, and abject failure.

QuestionHi! I recently saw your Swallow Postcards and they are absolutely gorgeous! Do you mind me asking where you had them printed? Answer

Of course! I had them done at Nitroprint here in Portland. Quick turnaround, excellent prices, good people. The swallow cards were printed on 16pt matte card stock with 1/4” rounded corners. The matte stock is suuuuper silky and takes color really well. Hard copy proofing is tricky because they’re offset, but if you can forego that and just sign off on an email proof, I’d definitely recommend them.

Erika Moen, Amy Falcone, Dylan Meconis, Steve Lieber, and I talked about the ins and outs of freelancing at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend. Here’s a recording for those of you who couldn’t make it!

Yes! It’s here! Convention season! Madness! Excitement! Comics! Emerald City Comicon is mere days away and I want you to come say hello.
The show runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. Also: event tickets are sold out! So I guess this is really a post for those of you who are already planning to be there.
You can find me tabling with a slew of folks from Periscope Studio at Table Island 1214 (see the ginormo map for general placement and the dinky map for where I’ll be in the island) with my shiny new swallow postcards, a brand new issue of Cartozia Tales (#3! At last!), print editions of Grand Adventure, the full suite of Baggywrinkles comics, and many other goodies.
I’ll also be on two (yes, TWO!) panels:
On Saturday: 
It’s NOT Too Dangerous To Go Alone: Finding the courage to do it yourself 
“How long have you been thinking about starting that comic, game, or band? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you. Learn how navigate through self-doubt, motivational issues & lack of know-how on your way to victory!”
With Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Angela Webber, and Kenna Conklin
Room: HALL C (610)
Time: 11:20AM – 12:10PM
And on Sunday: 
Freelance Like a Rock Star 
“Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.”
With Erika Moen, Steve Lieber, and Dylan Meconis
Room: 2B
Time: 4:00PM – 4:50PM
See you in Seattle, friends! Yes! It’s here! Convention season! Madness! Excitement! Comics! Emerald City Comicon is mere days away and I want you to come say hello.
The show runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. Also: event tickets are sold out! So I guess this is really a post for those of you who are already planning to be there.
You can find me tabling with a slew of folks from Periscope Studio at Table Island 1214 (see the ginormo map for general placement and the dinky map for where I’ll be in the island) with my shiny new swallow postcards, a brand new issue of Cartozia Tales (#3! At last!), print editions of Grand Adventure, the full suite of Baggywrinkles comics, and many other goodies.
I’ll also be on two (yes, TWO!) panels:
On Saturday: 
It’s NOT Too Dangerous To Go Alone: Finding the courage to do it yourself 
“How long have you been thinking about starting that comic, game, or band? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you. Learn how navigate through self-doubt, motivational issues & lack of know-how on your way to victory!”
With Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Angela Webber, and Kenna Conklin
Room: HALL C (610)
Time: 11:20AM – 12:10PM
And on Sunday: 
Freelance Like a Rock Star 
“Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.”
With Erika Moen, Steve Lieber, and Dylan Meconis
Room: 2B
Time: 4:00PM – 4:50PM
See you in Seattle, friends! Yes! It’s here! Convention season! Madness! Excitement! Comics! Emerald City Comicon is mere days away and I want you to come say hello.
The show runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. Also: event tickets are sold out! So I guess this is really a post for those of you who are already planning to be there.
You can find me tabling with a slew of folks from Periscope Studio at Table Island 1214 (see the ginormo map for general placement and the dinky map for where I’ll be in the island) with my shiny new swallow postcards, a brand new issue of Cartozia Tales (#3! At last!), print editions of Grand Adventure, the full suite of Baggywrinkles comics, and many other goodies.
I’ll also be on two (yes, TWO!) panels:
On Saturday: 
It’s NOT Too Dangerous To Go Alone: Finding the courage to do it yourself 
“How long have you been thinking about starting that comic, game, or band? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you. Learn how navigate through self-doubt, motivational issues & lack of know-how on your way to victory!”
With Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Angela Webber, and Kenna Conklin
Room: HALL C (610)
Time: 11:20AM – 12:10PM
And on Sunday: 
Freelance Like a Rock Star 
“Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.”
With Erika Moen, Steve Lieber, and Dylan Meconis
Room: 2B
Time: 4:00PM – 4:50PM
See you in Seattle, friends! Yes! It’s here! Convention season! Madness! Excitement! Comics! Emerald City Comicon is mere days away and I want you to come say hello.
The show runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. Also: event tickets are sold out! So I guess this is really a post for those of you who are already planning to be there.
You can find me tabling with a slew of folks from Periscope Studio at Table Island 1214 (see the ginormo map for general placement and the dinky map for where I’ll be in the island) with my shiny new swallow postcards, a brand new issue of Cartozia Tales (#3! At last!), print editions of Grand Adventure, the full suite of Baggywrinkles comics, and many other goodies.
I’ll also be on two (yes, TWO!) panels:
On Saturday: 
It’s NOT Too Dangerous To Go Alone: Finding the courage to do it yourself 
“How long have you been thinking about starting that comic, game, or band? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you. Learn how navigate through self-doubt, motivational issues & lack of know-how on your way to victory!”
With Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Angela Webber, and Kenna Conklin
Room: HALL C (610)
Time: 11:20AM – 12:10PM
And on Sunday: 
Freelance Like a Rock Star 
“Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.”
With Erika Moen, Steve Lieber, and Dylan Meconis
Room: 2B
Time: 4:00PM – 4:50PM
See you in Seattle, friends!

Yes! It’s here! Convention season! Madness! Excitement! Comics! Emerald City Comicon is mere days away and I want you to come say hello.

The show runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. Also: event tickets are sold out! So I guess this is really a post for those of you who are already planning to be there.

You can find me tabling with a slew of folks from Periscope Studio at Table Island 1214 (see the ginormo map for general placement and the dinky map for where I’ll be in the island) with my shiny new swallow postcards, a brand new issue of Cartozia Tales (#3! At last!), print editions of Grand Adventure, the full suite of Baggywrinkles comics, and many other goodies.

I’ll also be on two (yes, TWO!) panels:

On Saturday: 

It’s NOT Too Dangerous To Go Alone: Finding the courage to do it yourself 

“How long have you been thinking about starting that comic, game, or band? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you. Learn how navigate through self-doubt, motivational issues & lack of know-how on your way to victory!”

With Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Angela Webber, and Kenna Conklin

Room: HALL C (610)

Time: 11:20AM – 12:10PM

And on Sunday: 

Freelance Like a Rock Star 

“Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.”

With Erika Moen, Steve Lieber, and Dylan Meconis

Room: 2B

Time: 4:00PM – 4:50PM

See you in Seattle, friends!

I’m not always obsessive about the organization of my merchandise, but when I am you know it must be for ECCC. I’m not always obsessive about the organization of my merchandise, but when I am you know it must be for ECCC.

I’m not always obsessive about the organization of my merchandise, but when I am you know it must be for ECCC.

Haven’t been able to share much of what I’ve been working on recently, but here’s a couple panels from Greening Islam, a story I just wrapped up for Symbolia Magazine last week.

Turns out Gramatik is ideal for long coloring grooves.

(Source: Spotify)

So this is something of a new game for me: in a few weeks I’ll be speaking on a panel of creators as part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) run by MakingComics.com. The CEO, Patrick Yurick, was actually at CCS the same summer I went through my Comics Conversion and started doing this stuff for living, so it’s pretty neat to see where the two of us have ended up after four years.

The course is free and open to the public, with a pretty minimal time commitment and a rockstar line-up of creators ready to talk about four key topics as each week of the course goes by. It’s like a weekly panel discussion where you can log in and ask questions in real time. The course is perfect for those of you looking to launch a comic or learn more about the process of going from idea to finished product.

Also: Look at all those cool dudes I’ll be talking with! We’re gonna get technical up in this business — motivational techniques, time management, maintaining momentum oooooh yeahhhhh. 

However! To attend the talk you’ll need to register for the course (again: FREE) before this Saturday. If you’d like to learn more before you register, or take a gander at the other weeks’ guests, click here — there’s a great FAQ about how the MOOC is structured and run.

Hope to see you online April 9th! And be sure to register this weekend to participate.