Sunday, September 7, 2014

Busy Summer

A Busy Summer lead to a lake of posting. I usually do not talk too much about my personal life online, but I spent a good portion of my summer without a job. I had to walk away from my previous teaching position because of differences I had with the new principle. The stress of not have a job was a little over whelming for me.

However through it all I kept making comics. and now in the fall you will get to see the fruits on my labor.

First up is Cousin Harold #6 available for pre-order at my store (Kickstarter backers have already received their copies.) I created this book during my last semester at my old job. I was a little frightened that it would not be good because of the stress I was going through, but so far the response has been good. This comic will be release on October 15th at Drawn to Comics (open to 3pm) and also available at the Comic Media Expo, October 17-19th.

Then there is the second volume of the AZ Handbook series, Who's Who AZ featuring 17 AWESOME creations by Arizona creators. This book will be released at the Tucson Comic Con, November 8-9th. 

Also I have plans to do 24hour Comic Day this year at Jesse James Comics on October 4th. If you want to come out and draw with myself, Eric Mengel, Damon Begay and Birdie Birdashaw you are more than welcome to come for all 24hours or just a couple. Your support is always appreciated. 

I hope to post updates more frequently now that my life feels a little more stable. 



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Phoenix Comicon - WOW!

Video - 

KOOL FM did a Phoenix Comicon Video and I was interviewed.

Made the cover of the East Valley Tribune 
(with a 1 page story about the AZ Book and myself on the inside.)

Some of my favorite Pictures from the Phoenix Comicon
 Myself, Ted McKeever, Eric Mengel
Myself, Jesse James, Eric Mengel
Myself, April Reyna, Daniel Davis, Eric Mengel
Myself, Andrea & Buzz, Eric Mengel
HL Martin, Jeff Pina, Eric Mengel, Bryan Graham
Myself, Gren Radcliff, Ross Demma, Al Sparrow

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Today is Free Comic Book Day - Get out to your local comic shop and pick up some free books. Also remember to support your local comic shops.

I will be appearing at Jesse James Comics from 9am-noon and Samurai Comics (Camelback) 1pm-4pm stop by and pick up a copy of this year's FCBD Edition of Cousin Harold. For those who cannot make it out, the story from this book is next in line at Cousin Harold.



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mini-Comic Day was AWESOME!

I cannot express the feelings I had about yesterday. Mini-Comic Day might be my new favorite challenge.

I started the day waking up at 2am and doing layouts and writing my story for the challenge. I also spent some time digitally lettering, then it was off to pick up my comic Partner in crime, Eric Mengel. Eric and I had a quick breakfast at Denny's (cue up the Denny at Denny's jokes) before heading over to Jesse James Comics to start drawing.

Drawing began at about 8am. and went steady until I had a minor meltdown at 10am. So I took a short break and went to Kinko's to print out the word balloons that I had made earlier. Once I put those balloons on the pages, the meltdown disappeared and it was smooth sailing until 5pm, when I completed the art for the mini comic, 8 pages and 1 cover.

At about 9am Damon Begay joined us a Jesse's. If you are not familiar with his work and enjoy independent mini-comics this guy is AWESOME!

From Jesse's Eric, Damon and myself headed to Office Max to make mini-comic magic. This is where we hit our first snag. We were using different copy machines than we usually use, so it took us each a little time to figure out how the machines work. (Mini-Comic Pro Tip - always learn how to use the machines before you start making massive copies.) The lady at Office Max was super nice to us, even though we had paper everywhere and we bogating the machines.

With copies in hand, we headed to Lawn Gnome a couple hours late. When we arrived we were shocked to find friends and supports patiently waiting for us. Seriously, we were in shock that people were there waiting for us and felt really bad about being over 2 hours late. So thank you for your patients and support, you guys rock.

Thanx to Jesse James Comics, Lawn Gnome and Office Max!

Also thanx to Larry Sanchez for some awesome promoting before the event!!

And a bigger thanx to all our friends and supports, you guys (and gals) ROCK!!!!!