Bloggin' the day away

Okay, how many of you checked back to see if I was gonna mess up and not remember to post? It's okay... raise your hands... I forgive you. I know it's going to take a while for me to earn back your love and trust. But until I do, here is the update about that busy month known as October!

October was a month that was so much fun while it was happening, that when it was over all I could think was 'holy crap, was that ONLY a month?!' As I said in my last post, October for me marked the beginning of the travel season for Admissions. And what that means is that every weekend from the start of October to Thanksgiving break, I was in a new city every Saturday and Sunday talking to high schoolers about their art portfolios and what they would be interested in if they came to SAIC. My list of locations for the month of October is: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Boston, Richmond, Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis.

This is how I travel...

When I wasn't traveling, I gave a few artist talks. One was at Northside College Prep, which is a Chicago High School in my neighborhood. I talked about my comics career, my process and some of my philosophies on making work.  I also did a short reading of the new book Half Asleep. And at the end of the month, on Halloween to be exact, I was a speaker for Laydeez Do Comics at Quimby's. It was a blast and THANK YOU to everyone who came out on that wacky night.  Yes, this drawing is accurate, I was dressed up as several different Pokemon as I evolved through my artistic career (wakka wakka). I also gave an interview for Lady Drawers Documentary. Basically I babbled about how I love comics and how I think they're a magical, wonderful universe. Totally useful, I'm sure...

Don't worry though, just because I'm doing a million things in other places, doesn't mean I wasn't putting in hours at the drawing desk. I had the wonderful pleasure of being asked to draw the cover of the newest issue of The Cartoon Picayune for Josh Kramer. Here's a cool gif he made of parts of my cover:

So keep your eyes peeled for that new issue!

And to top off my October update, I also began thumbnailing the second volume of Half Asleep!

I can't tell you too much about it yet, other than this volume will have more than DOUBLE the color "dream pages" and its total page count is 48pages of delicious content. Remember you can buy Vol. 1 from the website by visiting the store over on the right hand side of the page.

Thanks for stickin' with this, and come back next week for blog post update about November!

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