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Monday, September 29, 2014

The ComplEAT Dear Dinosaur update (and cover)!

Friends!  For those of you that backed the Kickstarter, or perhaps are simply interested in purchasing a copy, The ComplEAT Dear Dinosaur trade paperback is currently being wrapped up! Production guru Steve Bryant (whose comics you should also read) is finalizing the pages and colorist BJ Humphrey recently completed work on the cover design for the book!  I'm planning to have the book printed in the next few weeks and all copies shipping out starting in October and November.  I hope you are as happy with the final product as I am!

As a special treat, below you will see the process images for the cover design!

First, I drew the covers on 11 x 17 bristol board in  black and white.

Then I provided BJ with some very poor reference, all done in Microsoft Paint
Then BJ took my horrible choices and made them beautiful!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CONVENTION: See me at I-Con in Des Moines on October 25th!

I am super psyched to announce that I will once again be attending the Iowa Comic Book Club I-Con!  This is my fourth year attending the show and I could not be more excited.  This year's I-Con is October 25th at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa!  Attendees include industry legends Fabian Nicieza and Kevin Maguire, as well as superstars Phil Hester, Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, and more!  I-Con is always a blast and I hope to see you there!

I am a bit short on time, but I will be accepting preorders for sketches and commissions!  Hit the jump to learn more about what I have to offer!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OPINION - What is killing comic book conventions?

Yesterday, Denise Dorman, the wife of illustrator Dave Dorman posted a rather scathing review of recent convention experiences and the inability for artists to recoup the costs of attending conventions.  She reported on shows that used to be very profitable that no longer are…and then she blamed cosplayers.  You can read her entire post here.  You can read my thoughts below.

In the last few years, cosplayers have become a larger and larger part of the convention scene.  There are now “celebrity cosplayers” whose hard work is so incredible that they become attractions unto themselves at conventions.  This rubs a lot of people the same way.  As one friend of mine put it, “costumes don’t have pockets”—in other words, cosplayers in general do not spend money at conventions.  And this, in my experience, is true.  But I wholeheartedly disagree that cosplayers are the reason artists can’t make money at conventions.  There are a lot of other factors and I’d like to break down a few that I’ve noticed in my 8 years attending conventions, 4 of which have been spent as a “pro” behind the table.

Friday, September 19, 2014

REMINDER - Mid-Con Comic Convention in Iowa City THIS WEEKEND!

Just a reminder, I will be at Mid-Con Comic Convention in Iowa City this weekend!  This is the first year for the show and I’m excited to be a part of the convention.  They have a great lineup of guests including Mike Norton, Phil Hester, Jeremy Haun, and more!  You can learn more about the convention on their official website here!  I hope to see you thisweekend at the Clarion Highlander in Iowa City for Mid-Con 2014!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

WWE Night of Champions Predictions!


After an INCREDIBLE Summer Slam last month (one of my favorite Summer Slam events ever), the first Night of Champions in the WWE Network era has a lot to live up to!  Every WWE title will be on the line and the matches have the possibility of being an incredible event.  There are big things afoot, but hit the jump to see my predictions for the event!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

See me at MID-CON COMIC CONVENTION in IOWA CITY!

I am very excited to announce that I am a late special guest addition to the Mid-Con Comic Book Convention in Iowa City from September 19-21!  This is the first year for the show and I’m excited to be a part of the convention.  They have a great lineup of guests including Mike Norton, Phil Hester, Jeremy Haun, and more!  You can learn more about the convention on their official website here!  I hope to see you next weekend at the Clarion Highlander in Iowa City for Mid-Con 2014!

I am a bit short on time, but I will be accepting preorders for sketches and commissions!  Hit the jump to learn more about what I have to offer!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NOW WRITING: Hunting for Artists

One of the most frustrating parts of creating comics is finding artistic collaborators for projects.  Artists need to commit much more time to projects than writers, which means it is all the more important for artists to choose “the right project,” especially early in their careers.  I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most amazing young artists in the industry in the past, but I am always look for new collaborators.  As I turn the corner to work on some new projects, I’m on the lookout for new collaborators.  Are you an artist looking to break into the industry?  Perhaps we could collaborate!  Hit the jump for details on what I’m looking for!