Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I've been meaning to put up a new comic for quite awhile, since most of the stuff I've been working on lately isn't appearing online and only in print form.  So to those of you who read this and have been patient with me.  Here is you new comic.

This was also apart of a six hour challenge, we got to choose what to illustrate from a variety of options.  I choose a four to six panel comic of course.  Good thing I was able to get it done in time.

This is a true story by the way.  The summers we spent house sitting for my grandfather were so boring.  So my sister and I thought that it would be a cool idea to climb the book case in the spare bed room.  Well obviously I fell and cut my face on that red metallic wagon he kept next to the couch.  Seriously who thought that metal wagons with sharp edges were safe to let kids play with?  It was pretty bad I had to get stitches and all.  I still have the scar, but thankfully my beard covers it up!

Just yesterday I found that my flower pattern was being used by a website as a "+250 free floral patterns"  with out my permission, which would link back to my deviant art page.  Luckily I had disabled the download feature, so its not like I lost any money out of it.  I just don't like my work being labeled as "free resource and stock images"  Because I wouldn't just give away a pattern like that, otherwise I wouldn't be able to make a living.  I'm going to email the site in the next couple of days to make sure that it gets taken down.  I may have to start water-marking all of my full size work, because screen resolution and disabled download features are doing the trick.  I really didn't want to, but the next time something gets stolen it could just be worse than my flower pattern.

COPOUT Artists are having another release this Friday you should come and pick up an issue from us we're going to try Brave New Worlds again, if that fails then we'll find another place to pass them out.  We'll try to keep you updated.  Anyways this issue like I said before is in a different format than the first.  You'll just have to see it.  This issue features my new comic Klutz and a comic by Andy Hood.  It's going to be good.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Fishbowl is my new three page mini-comic.  This won't appear online at all.  You can find it in print sometime after next week.  Once I find someone to carry it, I'll let you know where you can find a copy.  I plan on printing roughly 200 hundred of these so get your hands on one while you still can.

If you're a very rare fish person rather than a dog or cat person, I suggest you pick one up.

Here's the teaser cover.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wind-up Bird Chronicle Illustrations

I did some Wind-up Bird Chronicle book illustrations.  I did about three in full color, which I don't think I'm going to put online.  However here is one of the inks for the series.

Also got Eisley's new album and I'm in love with it.   I highly recommend picking up a copy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No Art today

Its really hard to work during spring break, so I'm just trying to get into the habit of posting at least once a week even if I have no new art or comics to put up.  So instead I'm just going to talk here for a little bit about up coming projects.

Currently I'm working on COPOUT Artists' #2 with Andy Hood, this is going to be in a completely different format than COPOUT Artists #1 Moments.  After publishing our first work I learned a great deal about printing and assembling comics, which is why we're making the switch.  We're going to attempt so hard to have new comics every first Friday to pass out in Philly.  So with that only two artists will be working together a month on a comic, I think that it'll just be more manageable that way.  It'll be in a flip comic format which is a lot more difficult to explain than3 it should be, you'll just have to see it.  It's also going to be in a smaller format so we can print on 8.5 x 11 so we don't end up wasting any paper, really last time we may have killed an entire forest.  Since its a flip comic, it operates as two separate comics that just happen to share a book, because of this there will be no over lapping theme amongst the works and the artists will have complete control over all the content that will be put in the book well, except the format and it has to be four pages long.  So all together we'll have an 8 page mini.  I hope you're all looking forward to more autobiographical misadventures by yours truly.

I'm also working on an upcoming three page comic (plus cover so four pages altogether) in the upcoming weeks.  Its just about a boy and his pet fish.  This one its an assignment so I'm not sure if I'm going to print these for distribution yet or not.  It something I would certainly like to do.  If I do I'm going to print it entirely by myself and be completely independent from COPOUT Artists.  Because its outside of the planned COPOUT format, being only three pages.  So keep an eye out for it, I'll put a page up here if I decide to print it.  If not I'll just post them all up.  Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free right?

I'm also planning on another comic this too being autobiographical but only a short two pager, so in all likely hood this will appear online in its entirety.

I'm also really excited for Eisley's new album, I've already ordered it but I haven't gotten in the mail yet so I've been on an Eisley binge and listening to all their music.

Friday, March 4, 2011

COPOUT Artists #1 Moments is out!

Tonight we passed out COPOUT Artists #1 Moments.  Things went really well!  Some people even came up to me and asked about publishing comics, they even asked me what my influences were.  Which was a very interesting experience since this was the first time that's ever happened, and I'm used to always being the one asking the cartoonist.  That makes me feel professional, and its definitely is really awesome.

We're probably going to work on creating a paypal account for purchasing zines for anybody outside of philadelphia who would like them.  I'll keep you guys updated on that in the future.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kitchenware Pattern

Goofing off with pattern making again, this time I did this in an ink drawing, patterned in illustrator.