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Monday, October 29, 2012


While most comic book artists supplement their income by selling original art at conventions, it can be hard for writers to cover the cost of shows without having the added boost that artists get from sketches/commissions/original art sales.  Faced with this quandry myself, I started doing $1 "Not an Artist" sketches at shows--basically I would draw anything for $1.  The concept took off and I was able to pull in a lot of fans to my table to buy the books I wrote, simply by promising cheap sketches.  It was a pretty rad deal.
Starting this year, I've switched to doing these as sketchcards and I'm much happier with the results. I can crank them out faster, which means making more fans happy and my limited art skills seem better suited for smaller pieces than larger commissions.  It is a win-win for everyone.
I'd like to use this post to showcase some of my sketchcards that I've done over the last few weeks, including my pre-order commissions for my upcoming signing at Limited Edition Comics in Cedar Falls, Iowa on November 7th!
If you are interested in ordering sketchcards ($1/each or 6 for $5), hit me up!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SIGNING - Nov 7th at Limited Edition Comics!

The second printed volume of my webcomic Dear Dinosaur is off to the printers and I have lined up a special appearance to celebrate the occasion! On Wednesday November 7th, I will signing copies of Dear Dinosaur Volume II: Human Problems, Dinosaur Solutions at the supremely awesome Limited Edition Comics in Cedar Falls, Iowa from 10am to 6pm! I will have copies of Volume II for sale, along with my other comics and will be sketching throughout the day!

Here is a breakdown of what I'll have during the signing:

Dear Dinosaur Volume II: Human Problems, Dinosaur Solutions - $3
Dear Dinosaur Volume I: Advice-asaurus Rex - $3
Dear Dinosaur Volume I and II Combo Pack - $5

Matinee Eclectica - $5
MAKEbelieve #1: Today I am a Pirate! - $1
MAKEbelieve #2: I Think I will Conquer the Moon - $1
MAKEbelieve #3: Am I a Vampire? - $1
Shakespeare Shaken Anthology - $20

Here is a breakdown of my sketches and prices:

Sketchcards - $1
Sketchcard Sets (6 cards on one theme) - $5

BYOC Sketch Covers - $5
6 x 9 Sketches - $5

9 x 12 Sketches - $10 (preorder only)

If you are interested in ordering any sketches from me, please drop me a line on Facebook, Twitter, or email!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Back a few months ago I made a post about how a lot of my creative endeavors were going to be put on hold because of the insanity that August 2012 was going to be for me.  Well, a crazy August turned into a crazy September, but I’m now back on the horse and revitalized for the remainder of 2012 and 2013. 
What does that mean? Well it means that it’s time for me to kick things back in gear.  Hit the link below for a full rundown of the next few months!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

FallCon 2012 Convention Report

Yesterday I attended the FallCon 2012 Comic Book Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota and it was a complete blast.  It was definitely one of the most profitable shows that I've attended and was well worth the 5 hour drive up to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the show, which was thrown by the Midwest Comic Book Association (check out their website at
This was the first time I've attended FallCon as a pro, though I've made the trip up north a few times in the past.  After the success I had this year, I'll definitely be back in the future!  Hit the jump for a more in-depth review of the show!