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Thursday, June 27, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "New and Exciting Things"

It’s a huge week for Dear Dinosaur!  Have you checked out today’s new strip, which is a turning point for Volume IV?  If not, head over to and check it out!  This week is definitely the most important strip of the volume, so you don’t want to miss it.  Then, once you’ve read it, you don’t want to miss this week’s commentary!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Dinner Date Disaster"

Happy Thursday!  

Wait…what? You aren’t having a happy Thursday? **

That is unfortunate, but I can help.  Head over to the fabulous and read today’s fantastic Dear Dinosaur, which is the conclusion of the current Word the Bird storyline.    I guarantee that you’ll feel way more content with your life the moment that you do.  Then you can come back here and check out this week’s official Dear Dinosaur commentary!

**Please note, even if you are having a kickass Thursday, you should still check out Dear Dinosaur.  Your Thursday will get that much better.  I promise.

Monday, June 17, 2013

MAKIN' LISTS MONDAY: Top 10 Network TV '12-13

It’s been way too long since I have posted a Top 10 list and I totally apologize for that.  Lots of things came up over the last few weeks, but I’m committed to getting back on track starting this week!

I am, admittedly, a TV junkie. Since getting a DVR a few years back, I have spent way too much time watching TV.  I watch while I’m writing. I watch while I’m drawing. I watch while I’m reading.  Is this probably something I should be concerned about?  Maybe, but if it weren’t for that addiction, we wouldn’t have this week’s Top 10 list—my Top 10 Favorite Network Television Programs of the 2012-2013 Season!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Hey everyone.  I'm sorry to say that due to illness, I will not be at the Iowa Comic Book Club's minICON today.  This is the first time I have ever had to cancel on a show and I'm really sorry for the last minute cancellation.  I look forward to seeing everyone in the Des Moines area at I-CON this fall!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dear Dinosaur - "Workplace Harmony"

Another Thursday, another brand new Dear Dinosaur webcomic over at, and another official Dear Dinosaur commentary!  This week’s strip features the first team-up of Dear Dinosaur and his new sidekick, Word the Bird.  As you can expect, things don’t get well as they try to answers this week’s question on dealing with difficult coworkers!  Check out this week’s strip and then hit the jump for the commentary!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "A Bird in the Hand"

Let me start this week’s commentary by apologizing to anyone who was disappointed by the lack of a real Dear Dinosaur strip last week.  I had the page 75% finished before I sliced my finger up pretty bad while cutting potatoes on my mandolin slicer.  Once I was able to take the splint off my finger, I was able to wrap up the page, despite still having a lot of pain.  You can check out the fruits of my labor over at and then come back here for the official commentary!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I’m doing back-to-back conventions in June with Kankakee Fantasy Con on June 8th in Kankakee, IL.  The following Saturday, June 15th will see me travel to the Adventureland Inn in Altoona, Iowa for the Iowa Comic Book Club’s minICon.  I have had a blast at my last few ICons, the larger show put on by the ICBC every fall, so I’m excited for my first time as a guest at the smaller summer show.

Below is a list of the prices for the show and information on what I will be charging for sketches.  If you are interested in purchasing a set of sketchcards or a larger commission, please let me know!  I’d like to have as many of these done as possible in advance!

Dear Dinosaur (1 issue) $3
Dear Dinosaur (2 issues) $5
Dear Dinosaur (3 issues) $7
MAKEbelieve #1-3         $1 each
Matinee Eclectica         $5
Shakespeare Shaken         $20

11 x 17 Dear Dinosaur pages $10
Dear Dinosaur Vol 1 prints $5
Small Sketches – 6 x 9 $5
(Includes bring-your-own sketchbooks and blank covers)
Medium Sketches – 9 x 12 $10 (preorder only)
Large Sketches – 11 x 17         $15 (preorder only)
Sketchcards         $1
Sketchcard Sets (6 cards)         $5

All sketches are full color.  The medium and large sketches are preorder only, but I would also prefer to do as many small sketches and sketchcards in advance as possible, as I will have a lot of sketch requests during the day. If you are interested, hit me up on Facebook, Twitter, or email!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A personal thank you...

As many of you who follow him social media know, my grandfather passed away last Thursday.  We were very close, as "Grandpa Irv" lived with my family from when I was 12 years old on .  The last few days have been very difficult, but the kind words and condolences from my family, friends, and fans were very much appreciated.  As life "returns to normal" over the next few days, I can say that I could not have made it through the last few days and remained sane without the support of so many amazing people.  I don't talk much about my personal life here, but so many fans of my comics stepped over the last few days that I wanted to make a public thank you.

Grandpa Irv was always very supportive of my comic book dreams and his unwavering optimisim and belief in the goodness of human nature will always been an inspirtation to me.  Our mutual love of westerns was a major driving force behind my magnum comic opus, Assumption (two portions of the larger story appeared in Matinee Eclectica).  Though he was by no means a long time reader, Irv did once tell me how much he enjoyed Captain Marvel and Sgt Rock comics in his youth and during his time in the Navy.