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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know that  many of you stopped by today for all-new Dear Dinosaur commentary, as is your Thursday custom.  Unfortunately, last week's strip feature a horrible scan and so you didn't get the best possible Dear Dinosaur experience.  Since most of you will either be spending today with your families or lining up at Buy-Lots for Black Friday deals, I decided to use this as a Dear Dinosaur "bye week."  I've posted a corrected scan of last week's strip over at Two For One Comics for your enjoyment.  Next week we'll pick up with an all-new Dear Dinosaur strip that features our hero looking for a new job.  It will be awesome!

I do want to say how incredibly thankful I am for all of the support that you have given me this year with my comic book career. 2013 was both an incredibly difficult and an incredibly rewarding year for my comic book career.  Some things fell apart on me and some things succeeded beyond my wildest dreams.  I lived a lifelong dream by being published by Image Comics and I was welcomed warmly by the fan community at more comic book conventions than I've ever done before.  Things are already shaping up for 2014 to be an even bigger year for me and I could not be in this position without all of you.  From the very bottom of my heart, I thank you all.  Whether you have known me for years, just started following me via social media, or met me at a convention, you have had a positive impact on my life and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Much love,


Thursday, November 21, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - Happiness is an Empty Bottle

Hey there Dear Dinosaur fans!  It's a brand new Thursday and that means a brand new Dear Dinosaur!  Head over to to read the strip, then enjoy today's official commentary.

I have to be 100% honest here and let you folks know that I'm really disappointed with today's comic.  The jokes are solid and the art isn't bad, but the scan totally sucks.  I've mentioned this before, but I take the Dear Dinosaur pages to a local store for scanning and 9 times out of 10, I'm happy with the results and, if I'm not, I usually have enough time to go back for a re-scan.  Unfortunately, due to hectic schedule this week, I did not even look at today's scan until late Wednesday night--long after the store closed.  The scan was clearly done in black-and-white, which completely messed up the gray tones that I very carefully put together.  As such, this really looks like shit and I apologize.  I'll post the corrected version next week!

This week's strip is makes a lot of jokes about Peanuts, which is one of my favorite comics of all time, despite how schmaltzy it is.  I also gave Trips the Triceratops a "Mouse Rat" shirt, which is a reference to Andy Dwyer's band on Parks and Recreation.  

Today's soundtrack song is "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.  I went through a huge swing phase in high school thanks to BBVD that was pretty ridiculous.  This song was my introduction to them and remains a favorite of mine!

Finally, this week’s strip, along with many others is for sale!  If you’d like to buy the original 11 x 17 art, it’s only $10 plus $3 shipping anywhere in the US.  Shoot me an email at if you are interested!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

EVENT CANCELLATION - Mellow Blue Planet Comic and Arts Festival

I'm really sorry for anyone that was hoping to meet me at the Mellow Blue Planet Comic and Arts Festival in Rock Island on November 17th.  Unfortunately, my car broke down last night and dealing with that is causing me to cancel the appearance.  I am completely bummed about this and I hope to see all of you there next year!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dear Dinosaur - "Deal or No Deal"

Volume V of Dear Dinosaur rolls on this week!  Dear Dinosaur is still reeling from the cancellation of his advice column and that is starting to cause problems at home.  Head over to to find out how this affecting our hero, then head on back for the official commentary!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Double Page Spread podcast interview...delayed!

Bad news, friends! Due to some technical issues, the podcast that I recorded with my friend Wendi Freeman for her Double Page Spread podcast will not be posted this week.  We had a great hour-plus long talk last week where I made a big announcement and told a bunch of ridiculous jokes.  Sadly, this is totally lost.  I know I had mentioned this on the site last week, but it won’t be posted for a little while yet as we will need to re-record the show.  Sorry y’all!

Things you might have missed on the podcast:
  • The big announcement (coming soon)
  • Matthew McConaughey as the Silver Surfer
  • Who could play Galactus in a Matthew McConaughey as Silver Surfer movie
  • My hatred for the film Lars and the Real Girl

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Appearance: Mellow Blue Planet Comic Con!

Friends! I'll be signing and sketching at Mellow Blue Planet Comic Con in Rock Island, IL on Sunday November 17th! The event takes place at Skellington Manor (420 18th Street) from 10am until 4pm.  I'll have my full run of comics for sale, including the debut of The Gathering: War, an anthology comic from Grayhaven Comics that features a very personal story that I wrote about my father's experiences in the Vietnam War.  I hope to see you there!

If you would like to preorder some art, I’d love to draw it in advance!  I only draw the larger pieces as preorders, as well as sketchcard sets.  If you want to order one, email me at!  Below is a list of my prices:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - Welcome to My Nightmare

Happy Thursday, Dear Dinosaur fans!  Today kicks off the as-yet-unnamed fifth volume of Dear Dinosaur!  Head over to to check out the first strip in this volume, which finds Dear Dinosaur dealing with the fallout of the shocking volume four finale.  How will Dear Dinosaur deal with the cancellation of his advice column?  Check out this week's comic to find out, then head back here for official commentary!