Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MoCCA Recap and Alaska Robotics Mini-Con!

I had a really great time at my 10th?! MoCCA Fest this year. Lots of good conversations and catching up with comics friends that I don't see nearly often enough. I was also fortunate to sit next to OG graphic novelist Katherine Arnoldi and soon to be graduates Gabbi Brandini and Avery Storms.

It's always an inspiring weekend and I came home with a number of great comics despite not having much time to explore the convention.

On Sunday of the convention, I talked to Jimmy Aquino for his podcast Comic News Insider. The episode also features Robin Ha of Cook Korean! and Ken Wong of Origami Comics. Give it a listen here.

Photo montage courtesy Jimmy Aquino.

Next up: I'm going to Alaska!
I'll be at the Alaska Robotics Mini-Con this Saturday April 28th. I'm psyched to meet comics enthusiasts of Alaska, see a glacier and camp in the woods with an awesome group of cartoonists.

Here's a felt banner I made last weekend since I'm trying to travel light and will be sans regular-sized convention banner.

Friday, March 30, 2018

MoCCA Arts Festival next weekend!

Hello! I've got some exciting events coming up this year. First on the list is MoCCA Arts Festival next weekend April 7th and 8th from 11 am to 6 pm at Metropolitan West (W 46th St. between 11th and 12th Ave.) Admission is $7 per day and gives you access to a ton of amazing artists and panel discussions.

I will have a new 32 page collection of Cooking Up Comics recipes for Fall and Winter. These 9 recipes are my staples for Thanksgiving, Christmas and winter in general. I will also have copies of Urban Nomad #1-6, The Collected Counter Attack! as well as cat buttons, cute veggie stickers and mini zines.

Come find me on the first floor at table A119A. Here's a handy map of the venue layout:

On Friday night April 6th, I'll be helping with the 10th Annual Drink and Draw Like a Lady party. If you identify as a woman, please join us in celebrating at The Productive co-working space! The event is free but we welcome food, drink and cash donations in addition to your smiling faces. RSVP at our Facebook event page. Check out the awesome art for the event by artist Megan Brennan!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Hourly Comic Day 2018!

Another Hourly Comic Day has come and gone and I managed to keep up with it. It still bugs me that I can't scan the manila color of my sketchbook without the ink looking faded, so I upped the contrast but there was no other Photoshop editing. Without further ado:

All my Hourly Comics from previous years. It was interesting to look through this archive of what I was doing on the same day for the past decade.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Electric City Comic Con recap

It's been a few weeks, but I wanted to do a quick write up of my day at the Electric City Comic Con in Schenectady, NY! I had a delightful time at this small library con that seemed to pull in the entire local community. Nearly everyone was in costume or at very least, wearing their favorite superhero t-shirt. I met lots of enthusiastic young readers and made a few new cartooning friends as well.

I also participated in my very first live drawing contest...and won! My fellow artists Crispin Wood and Shane Moore were formidable opponents for the Storytelling Showdown. Gregg Schigiel was an excellent MC and mastermind of the game along with Leah LaFera. Thanks for all of the audience participation, it was a very fun time. My prize was a large chocolate Batman emblem and it was delicious!

Hats off to Leah LaFera, head librarian at the Schenectady County Public Library and all the volunteers who made the third year of this not-so-little con a success.

You can see more photos over at ECCC's Facebook page and marvel over all the excellent costumes of the day.

One of the women who bought my "Cooking Up Comics" mini is a personal chef and blogged about making my kale salad recipe with a few small modifications, here it is! Thanks, Chef Jen of Dinner Vacations!