Monday, October 31, 2011


I am not participating in NaGraNoWriMo (aka that bad idea I had in 2009) this year. Just moved across the country and went back to working retail. Too tired for extra comics projects. Or complete sentences.


While I whole-heartily endorse the challenge, I think I've gotten what I need out of the exercise. But, I will be following anyone else who's taken it on this year! So far the only participant I know of is the fabulous Beth Hetland. Anyone else in?

Phin's reading Colleen Frakes latest

If you want to buy the collected 2009 and 2010 efforts, it's available at the Trees and Hills website. The book has been endorsed by this adorable small child and his monkey friend, I hope you will enjoy it half as much.

Even though I won't be trying to complete a whole graphic novel this month, I'll still be updating the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with new sketchbook comics. In color!
Hope that's an acceptable substitute.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


It's still Wednesday for a few more hours. Here's a comic-
Gonna start updating every M/W/F again, until I have something better to do.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Long Journey Home part 4- Los Angeles

Oh right...I have a blog. Time to finish up this move report.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles! This was my last stop on the trip, but one I was really excited to see because so many of my friends have settled out there. I got to spend a few days with Adam Staffaroni and Heather Einhorn, and Adam was nice enough to give me a tour of the Boom! offices. Spent a day at Adriana Yugovich's, who is the new front-runner for "busiest person ever", but I got to stay at her cool house and meet up for lunch. And spent an afternoon with Caitlin Plovnick-

-we went to Newport Beach and pretended we were on Arrested Development.  Frozen banana stands everywhere!

So I'm a bad artist, and even thought I brought like four sketchbooks along on this trip, I kept forgetting them behind in the suitcase. First and only time I remembered was on a trip to the LA Zoo.

Los Angeles

This condor seemed to really enjoy the attention, he was hanging out at the back out the cage when I started sketching him, then got up close to check things out. Hope he approves of the likeness.

Los Angeles

Finally, a live elephant!

Los Angeles

Not sure if orangutans have a naturally sad face, or if this one was just having a bad day.
So yeah, LA was pretty great, but mostly because I'm lucky enough to know some great people. Other stuff happened too, but I'm tired of typing. Here's the pictures.

There will be comics on Wednesday, I promise.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Link Party!

Westport, WA
High five!

Talked with some folks at the Washington City Paper prior to SPX

Drag Bandits (written by Betsey Swardlick, drawn by yours truly) is now available! You can read a five-page preview here, or you can purchase a Retrofit Comics subscription and help keep the post office from going bankrupt.

Commissions are fun, especially when kids and/or superheroes are involved. Thanks for the mention, Jamie, and happy birthday, Robin!

Trees and Hills has a new anthology out, Woods, that I drew a little three page story for. Since it's a regional anthology, this is the last volume that I'll be contributing to. Sad times.

Panel Patter has been nice enough to link to me like, three times this summer. So I'm returning the favor. 

That's all the news that's fit to print.