Thursday, April 28, 2011


Woo, double page update today, just scroll down on the comic page to view both of them: CoC pages 8 and 9.

But seriously, less than a week till this shit is done. There are no words to explain how insane I am going here. To all my fellow CCS seniors, GET ON THOSE COMICS YOU CATS!

That's all. I'll post more next week or something.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Countdown What?

CoC Page 7 is up HERE

No seriously, there's actually a countdown clock for us seniors that counts down to the second when our thesis is due. Yeah, there's pressure, but as the days wind down I've come to accept falling short on goals only so much as I've realized what I'm willing to, and not willing to compromise.

My time at CCS is almost over and I'm grateful for the distraction of the final workload because leaving this place will probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. I've met a lot of amazing people here and hope to keep in touch with many of them for years to come.

Next, just a quick thought on art books and cross-media. About a month ago I purchased Kristin Hersh's art book for her album Crooked which is beautiful to say the least. The book itself is a collection of essays, photos, and lyrics all related to the album as well as opens access to more material on her website. It's a labor of love and I enjoy seeing different arts coming together to help create a larger, more complete vision.

And finally, luchadore number two:

This past weekend I was at Paint and Pixel in Northhampton, Mass and for a first year little convention it was great! I got to meet a lot of really cool people and to thank Howard Cruse for coming to CCS. If I'm anywhere near the area next year I'd totally go again. Well, unless it's the same weekend as King of Trios again because damnit, I'm determined to go next year.

And one final note, if you're a fan of Weird Al and grew up listening to him like me, check out his Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way".

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mocca Recap, City of Cards Page 6

Page 6 posted to the site HERE.

So this past weekend was Mocca and now it's back to the grind. There were A LOT of awesome comics there and I got to see my thesis advisor so bonus! I'm not going to go through all the artists I picked up stuff from, but I do want to post a few links.

Bort: It'd be hard for me to begin to explain why this guy's stuff cracks me up but I love it. YEAH TOAST!

Julain Rowe: I was blown away by this guy's work, seriously. He does sci-fi with such personality and character and his art is top-notch. Also, damn that's some solid dialogue.

Rebecca Mock: She's got a great style and a real ability to capture emotional atmosphere.

Possibly more links in the future to come. For now, I'm gonna post my finished lucha pics here once a week.

Oh, and I went to Kaiju Big Battel while I was in New York. I'm just saying, next to Chikara, one of the greatest shows a person could go to. Of course, I'm biased.

So yeah, I'm exhausted, but we've had an amazing two days with Lynda Barry and even though I've been operating on limited sleep and energy it's been a good time. All I've got to deal with now is a thesis, finding a job, cleaning out an apartment, finding a place to live... ugh.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mocca, and the City of Cards Debut

Just about a month since I last updated, but this is a big one. This weekend at Mocca I will be tabling with my buddies Canto and Andy Christensen and debuting a 16 page preview book of the first part of City of Cards.

We'll be at M2 right right next to a whole bunch of other people from CCS, students and alum, so if you're going to be there be sure to check us all out. There's a lot of amazing stuff coming, be sure of that. I'm working to get my luchadore prints done as well because I gotta spread that lucha love.

Oh, but there's one more thing. You may have noticed, if you were even able to get to this site, that there's been a lot of flux going on around here.

Today I start posting the first part of City of Cards online for people to read. Updates will be every Thursday, once a week. I'll be posting several pages over the next few days, though, for the launch and regular updates will start a week from today. Click on the link here or in the header to get to the main comic page.

And in OTHER, other news: welcome to the world little Penelope! Expect a lot of comics as birthday and Christmas gifts in the future years to come!!