We spoke...

So much to update, so little time!! Time for some telegram style notes:

Got an intern

Made a cheat sheet

Started building a tiny college campus

Made some restaurant drawings

Made some office meeting drawings

Made some more office meeting drawings

Got a copy of the book I illustrated!

That's all for now folks, next week I'll have lots of images to post from my BIRTHDAY ADVENTURE. Till then!


Two days before class starts

Thanks to those of you who came out to the opening of the ArtWork 6 show last Friday. It was a blast! If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, I hope you will. It's up in the Sullivan Gallery (33 S Wabash, Chicago, IL) until February 1st.

I've been thumbnailing up a storm for the comic Kyle and I have been working on (first issue to debut at ZineFest!) but I can't show you much of that. This weekend I'll start penciling that mo'fo. I've also been keeping a steady pace on my freelance work with Nomad Press who's book "Native Americans" I'm illustrating right now. Here's a little peak-a-loo:

I'm currently on Chapter 8 (of 9) and hopefully will be concluding this book mid to late February.

This past weekend I worked with Admissions to teach a class for Studio Preview Day, which is a day where SAIC invites students to come try out a class to see what the classroom environment is like. It's always a lot of fun! My class was a warm up writing/drawing exercise, a brief lecture and then the last 2 hours or so to write, draw, photocopy, assemble and trade one sheet comics. This was everyone makes a comic, but also leaves with 20 new comics!

Hard workers!

Some examples from my friends, colleagues and convention goers

Assembling and eating lunch. They did a great job and I hope to see them again as SAIC students!

That's pretty much it for now. School starts this week and with that you all will be seeing a NEW poster on the blog here. Her name is Alex and she is my intern for the spring semester. I hope you all will wish her a warm welcome when she has her first post.


If I needed someone

Gooooooood Morning Internet!This last week has been filled to the brim with deadlines. Steadily chugging at my Nomad Press books as well as installing FUGUE: a family in three parts in the ArtWorks6 show at SAIC. (Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St.)

This show opens this Friday and runs until February 1st (A VERY IMPORTANT DAY!!!) So I hope you have a chance to see it, it also features work of my colleagues here at SAIC!

I've also been working on some little doodlies getting ready to be a part of the upcoming anthology Irene #2

If you've been following along in this blog you'll notice the drawings seem to have changed a bit from my former idea...well without getting into too much details, we'll just say it's the same character, but with a new narrative based on some recent real-life occurrences.

Speaking of real life, I was able to venture up to Wisconsin this past weekend and while there not only did I eat WAY too much but I got to ride side-car to a friend who wanted to shoot some photos of our beautiful Motherland.

Before I left for, as my dear friend Caitlin calls it, the Wi-Wi Miss Anna Gorman stopped by my office to add a LOVELY member to my office family. Check it out:

And with that I'll leave you to the rest of your Wednesday! Take care!


Put it on the counter

Time for some comic sketches!

That mom is looking good but Ivy is struggling.


Twenty thirteen

Here we are at the New Year! It feels great. I've been taking a trip through memory lane thinking about what this last year has brought. And what a great year it's been. I was able to attend lots of comic conventions, I won two comics awards, taught workshops and classes, met some amazing people, got a new job (with insurance!), met idols, had lots of visitors, made comics, signed on for more freelance and get to spend another year happy and healthy with great friends and family who I love.

For all the great experiences, there are sad things that happened. But ain't nobody got time for that. I have a few resolutions comics related:

1. Update my blog ON TIME and about comics
2. Make more comics
3. Read more comics
4. Be as generous with others as they have been with me

Of course I have other resolutions about all kinds of things in my personal life, but friends, y'all just gotta ask.

I'm excited to say that I've been invited to participate in Dakota McFadzean, Andy Warner, and Dave W's Anthology called Irene. I'm really excited to have been invited and I hope I don't let them down! I'm working on a weird story about an angry couple. Check out some sneak peeks!

Side note, if you ordered comics in the last few months, they are on their way officially TODAY! Sorry about the delay.