Category Archives: Cartooning

MoCCA 2011 & QUATRO MONSTRO, our awesome new $1.00 Anthology!

Hello fellow comic lovers! The time has come for the fantastic MoCCA Fest, and this year I am teaming up once again with my amazing and talented table mates Colleen Frakes, Jon Chad, and Laura Terry! Talent will be oozing all over the floor from the back row of the festival this year, because that’s where the majority of my classmates and colleagues from The Center for Cartoon Studies will be camped out to sell comics all weekend long (again!!).

Colleen, Jon, Laura and I are delighted to announce our new $1.00 (only $1.00!!!) table anthology, Quatro Monstro, featuring gorgeous screen printed cover art by Jon Chad. A huge thanks to Tom Spurgeon for mentioning us on The Comics Reporter; we’re bringing 170 copies to the show and plan to sell every last one!

As for myself, I’m proud to be bringing two other minis new to MoCCA this year, in addition to the titles sold at last year’s show. Hieroglyph is a short story on based on my travels in Egypt, and Junior Pharaoh and Other Caterpillar Tales is the 3rd Volume in the Caterpillar series! Both will be on sale for $4.00, along with Spots: A Caterpillar Tale, The Perfect Snowman and Other Caterpillar Tales, and my Egypt Sketchbook. Can hardly wait for the show– see you there!

 

“Paneled” at Nisus Gallery opens tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night the Nisus Gallery, a brand new art space in Portland, Oregon, will unveil the exhibition Paneled which stars students and alumni from The Center for Cartoon Studies! A huge thanks to Creative Director Brad Nelson for putting the show together and for extending an invitation to me to participate. I will have two pages of original comics for sale from Soup: A Caterpillar Tale (published in Junior Pharaoh and Other Caterpillar Tales), along with the enormous, 18″ x 24″ one-page original from White River Junction (also published in Junior Pharaoh). If you find yourself in Oregon tomorrow night or this month, please stop in and take a look at the work! Mini-comics and zines will also be on sale in the gift shop. Thanks!

Dartmouth Love #1

Lately I’ve been trying out new working methods as I launch into a new round of ideas for spring (you hear that Vermont?! Spring!!). Gray-tone wash, watercolor, and pencil are my go-to favorites for finished art pieces, but for sketching I’ve been loving the “scattering” brush tip shape in Photoshop. To those of you out there who know all about digital drawing, forgive me, but if you haven’t tried it it’s a terrific way to quickly play with color and texture. Here’s an example: the figure below was drawn in ink from life while waiting at the Dirt Cowboy Cafe, but the color and background line art was added digitally in Photoshop on a different layer. Voila! Instant colored sketch.