Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
If you’re in the Charlotte area, you should swing by Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find!! They’re an awesome comic shop, and they’ll have a lot of amazing artists there doing free sketches! I’ll be there, sketching away and talking comics. Play Ball will be on the shelves, and I’ll be signing those, too.
Even if you’re not in Charlotte, FCBD is a nationwide event. Look up your local comic shop and see what they have going on! It’s an all-day comics party!!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Check it out! I'll be doing free sketches (most likely fully inked 4x6" drawings, really) in Charlotte on May 5th! Play Ball will have just come out, so I'm sure Heroes will have copies in the store. Come on by and party with us!!
Other cons where I'll be appearing:
Sunday, April 1, 2012
ECCC just wrapped up. It's been awesome, and I'll make a longer post on Tuesday (tonight is for relaxing/drinking and tomorrow is for traveling ALL DAY) with pictures and cute stories and comics and everything. I met a ton of amazing people, and I got some great comics/art. This has quickly become one of my favorite cons, and I plan on coming back next year (hopefully with a table).
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
1. Bone by Jeff Smith
That being said, this book will always be at the top of any list for me. Jeff Smith’s inking, pacing, characters, storytelling, acting…it’s all just so beautiful and cohesive and full-bodied. I believe everything he delivers in Bone. This book is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, and I readily admit that I cried very, very hard during at the end. It’s a wonderful blend of humor, fantasy, and drama, and you’ll fall in love with every character (especially Bartleby) .
It’s lovely, and I will endorse the hell out of it any chance I get.
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales (writer) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist)
Blacksad is a French book by a Spanish creative team. Let me tell you, the Europeans do it right. Fully watercolored pages, character designs to die for, and such beautiful acting and anatomy that it will melt your face. The characters are all anthropomorphised animals, which lends itself really well to characterization and storytelling. The English release by Dark Horse collects the first three episodes, which you should definitely pick up. There is a fourth story out there, but it hasn’t been translated into English yet, and I’m chomping at the bit for it to come out.
3. Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
Few books can be as relentlessly heartbreaking as Three Shadows is without making me want to throw the book against a wall and bawl into my pillow. It’s about a father trying to protect his son from his fate. The story itself kind of derails about 2/3 of the way through, but fascinatingly so. Like, I don’t mind that all of a sudden we’re following a minor character because the art is so enchanting, and the tone of the book just sucks you in. This is another book that made me cry.
Also, Pedrosa’s character designs, his lines, the character acting, are all so well done, they’ll leave you weeping.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This winter break has been pretty exciting. I finished Play Ball (I can finally talk about it!!), it goes to the printers this month, and it'll be released April 25th! I'm really looking forward to this con season. I'm looking forward to going to cities I've never been to before, meeting new artists and writers, and chatting with con attendees.
Seriously, cons are the best. It's like a private party with all your best friends and you're all connected by your love of whatever fandoms or creators inspire you.
So, to the point! I'm really excited about Play Ball coming out. Christina Weir and Nunzio Defilippis were an awesome writing team to work with. Jill Beaton, my editor, worked so hard on this project, and I appreciate her so much for that. Oni Press is a great company, with excellent folks.
To see the Play Ball page on the Oni Press website, click here.
Also, I was pleasantly surprised by a sweet little write up about Play Ball on CBR yesterday. It's a nice overview of the story, and Nunzio, Jill, and Christina give their perspective on the story, characters, and genre. Honestly, it's really thrilling to see my name on CBR, and to have the gorgeous cover (designed and colored by Keith Wood) up on onipress.com.
My experience with this book was so good, and I'm really looking forward to delving into a new project soon!