Friday, May 27, 2011

A Pair of Archaeocyathids

These guys are reef-builders from the early Cambrian—525 million years ago! Though, they didn't have eyes (I couldn't help myself).

And as these things go, a few other color experiments.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Heeby Jeeby @ MeCAF

The Heeby Jeebys are descending on Portland, Maine this weekend for the Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)!

This will be my second year attending, and Dan Moynihan will be joining in the fun as well. In fact, we'll be doodling FREE Monster Drawings and giving them away to everyone who stops by our table!

Of course we'll have plenty of Heeby Jeebys for sale, prints, and more!

Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 10am - 5pm
at Ocean Gateway in Portland
(located on the waterfront)

Admission is only $5 and kids 12 and under get in FREE!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


An 18-frame cycle.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cat Rackham meets Mola Mola

Yesterday was declared International Draw Cat Rackham Day by one such Nedroid. The world listened—I set on my course as soon as I got home from work and fired it off last night.

This image was inspired by the doodle Steve Wolfhard (creator of Cat Rackham) drew in my book at TCAF.

(looks like he didn't get away, Steve...try as he may.)

There's a pretty awesome set growing over on Flickr with contributions from various artists.

Also, be sure to check out all the Cat Rackham comics online, and look for Steve's new book out with Koyama Press, 'Cat Rackham Loses It!'—easily one of my favorite pick-ups from TCAF.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cloudy Collection + Ed Emberley

While I mentioned the newest Cloudy Collection would be debuting at TCAF this past weekend, it just officially went live to the rest of the world. (WOOOO!)

The theme of the collection is 'Monster Parade'—here's my design:

a photo of the the 4-color screenprint...

and the set of all 15 of them!

The official word from Cloudy Collection:

Ed Emberley and fourteen of his biggest fans have also created set of screen prints, also titled 'Monster Parade'. All 15 four-color images are on 4″x6″ paper, and come wrapped in a custom, die-cut, letterpress slipcase, printed in purple. The colors on the prints are matched to Ed Emberley’s wonderful Make-a-World book, in green, blue, red, and black. This edition is limited to 100 hand-numbered sets, and includes art by Ed Emberley, his daughter Rebecca Emberley, S. Britt, Tad Carpenter, Maura Cluthe, Becky Dreistadt, Bob Flynn, Meg Hunt, David Huyck, John Martz, Caleb Neelon, Heather Ross, Souther Salazar, Bwana Spoons, and Nate Wragg. And don’t miss the bonus fold-out print by Cloudy Collection curator, David Huyck.

View the collection of 15 prints --> here!
(there are only 100 sets, so I'd hurry if I were you)

There's also a four-layer, 8″x10″ letterpress print by Ed Emberley himself. See the website for more details.

A huge congratulations goes out to David Huyck for organizing such a unique collection of artwork. Tons of hard work and planning surely went it to this. And a very special thank you to Anne Koyama (of Koyama Press) for helping to fund this Cloudy Collection edition.

I have to say, I'm very honored to be alongside all of these amazing artists, especially Ed, who inspired me when I was a kid, and still does today.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Toronto Comic Arts Festival! (continued)

So, you already know about Koyama Press and 'Root Rot' (see previous post). Here's what else is on the agenda for TCAF 2010.

The Cloudy Collection is debuting a new print edition featuring Ed Emberley (info). There's a limited edition (250) 8" x 10" letterpress print by Ed, and 15 four-color 4" x 6" "Monster Parade" -themed screen prints (100) with art by Ed Emberley, his daughter Rebecca Emberley, S. Britt, Tad Carpenter, Maura Cluthe, Becky Dreistadt, (myself), Meg Hunt, David Huyck, John Martz, Caleb Neelon, Heather Ross, Souther Salazar, Bwana Spoons, and Nate Wragg.

You can find these prints at the Koyama Press table (142-144).
Be on the look-out for Cloudy Collection founder, David Huyck, who we can thank for this awesome collection of prints, with funding from Anne Koyama.

I'm also on an Adventure Time panel (info)

Comics & Animation:
A Conversation with the Artists of Adventure Time

Panelists: Michael DeForge, (myself), Andy Ristaino, Steve Wolfhard, and special guest Creator of Adventure Time Pendleton Ward! —Moderated by Phil Rynda
Location: The Pilot, 22 Cumberland Street
(across from Toronto Reference Library)
Time: Saturday, 2:15 – 3:15

You can find me at Table 154. Look for the brain!

I'll be sharing a table with Graham Annable—we're basically sitting at Doublefine row with artists including Scott C., Nathan Stapley, and Joe Lambert to name a few. Crazy times await.

Of course, the Heeby Jeebys will be out in full force!

You can pick up signed copies of issues #1 and #2.
And I'll have the usual assortment of prints & extras for sale.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Saturday May 7th, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 8th, 11am-5pm
at the Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada

Admission is Free.

Everything you need to know can be found on the official website.

See you in Toronto!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Root Rot @TCAF

If you follow the comics world, you probably know that an amazing event is about to happen this weekend in Toronto: TCAF (otherwise known as the Toronto Comic Arts Festival). This will be my first year attending (bio!), and I have a bunch of news and info to unleash on you over the next few days.

So, let's start with 'Root Rot'.

...a forest themed anthology co-edited by Michael DeForge and Anne Koyama. I was invited to contribute a 2-page comic, the first page I'm sharing below.

Contributors include:
Jon Vermilyea, Derek M. Ballard, Dan Zettwoch, T. Edward Bak, Robin Nishio, Ines Estrada, Lizz Hickey, Mickey Zacchili, Jesse Jacobs, Jason Fischer, Hellen Jo, Angie Wang, Greg Pizzoli, Joe Lambert, Bob Flynn and Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos. Book design by Diana McNally.
Softcover, 72 pages, Color

Here's a fantastic interview/review combo over at Squidface & the Meddler with a ton more information and images from the book. Definitely have a look.

There's also an officicial 'Root Rot' release event at TCAF from 10:15 - 11:15 in Learning Center 1. Featuring: T. Edward Bak, Michael DeForge, Ines Estrada, Bob Flynn, Jesse Jacobs, Hellen Jo, Joseph Lambert, Diana McNally, Robin Nishio, Angie Wang and Mickey Zacchilli.

Inés Estrada, Mickey Zacchilli and I will be drawing. And there will be artist signings & giveaways!

If you're attending TCAF, you would be crazy NOT to visit the Koyama Press table (142-144). The publisher, Anne Koyama (the coolest, kindest, most genuine and supportive publisher you'll find in comics today) is debuting 7 new titles this weekend. More info here.

Lastly, here's a little something I drew up:

My interpretation of the Kick Ass Annie logo.

A number of artists and cartoonists have taken a stab at it, which you can view over at this Flickr set. I have to say, though, nothing beats the original design by Aaron Leighton.

That's all for this TCAF update. A couple more will follow.