Thursday, August 27, 2009

Funny Aminals

Anthology Of Funny Animal Comics To Debut At SPX

Dear Furry Bellied Friends Of The Press,

CCS graduates and Sunday’s Co-editors, Bryan Stone, and Jeff Lok and their bestest forest friends bring you, Funny Aminals!

Contributors include: 2009 Ignatz award nominees Colleen Frakes and Cat Garza, as well as Brandon Elston, Emily Wieja, Jose Luis Olivares, Denis St. John, Kubby, Penina Gal, Bryan Stone, Jeff Lok, Morgan Pielli, and Dane Martin. With a cover by Cat Garza, an essay on the history of the funny animal comic by Steve Bissette, and games and puzzles! Plus extras!

The release date for the book is SPX 2009 at the I Know Joe Kimpel table. It will also be available in select comic shops, and online at and

Not safe for children!

64 pages. $10. On newsprint. Full color cover on cardstock.

Cover by Kit-Cat Garza!

Exciting news, isn't it?
Here's the first page of my story for the anthology. Hope to see you at SPX!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

L'il Ainjil!

Woman King was nominated for an Ignatz Award
for Promising New Talent!

You can purchase copies online here or here.

Or read reviews of the book here, here and here.

And there's a 30-page preview of the book here.

This book was self published, and there are still about 300 copies in boxes in my closet. I would be ever so grateful if you were to pick up a copy.

Other cartoonists nominated in this category are T. Edward Bak, Hellen Jo, Ed Luce, and Amanda Vähämäki. Be sure to check out their work, too!

Friend and neighbor Cat Garza was also nominated, for Best Webcomic! Why hasn't someone put together a print collection of this guy's work yet?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Regular People- Character Sketches

"They held hands, like regular people, and waited for the dust to settle."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

United Way sketch

The Upper Valley United Way has started a class and support center people going through a divorce.

This sketch is for a Laundry Tips handout, for adults who've never had to go to the laundromat before.

It was just supposed to be a rough draft for the project, but they liked it well enough to use as-is. I think I want to re-draw it anyway, though.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Everyone wants to be a mouse.

The Funny Aminals anthology will debut at SPX in September! For a while the editors had planned to do a color insert for the book, and asked me to do a painted comic. This idea was later abandoned, as color is expensive and hard to do right. But, here's the one page of the submission I did finish. And I've submitted a short black and white story in the anthology, too.

Jon Mathewson was kind enough to write a review of Woman King for Panel to
They have lots of nice comics for sale, including that one turtle thing I helped write.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Seven Days Comic

Check out the Drawn and Paneled section of this week's Seven Days, Burlington VT's alt weekly newspaper. And while you're there, check out the archives. There's some brilliant work there by some of my favorite people.

Some notes on this comic-

I know the colors look painfully bright online. Newsprint really soaks up the ink, so the physical copies are much easier on the eyes.

I think I've been reading too much Walt and Skeezix.