Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays!

It's been a while since I posted any personal work here, so last weekend I spent some time making this little Christmas GIF. In other news, I'm celebrating almost a year as an animator at BrainPOP and have been enjoying making educational movies for the youth of tomorrow on topics as varied as Concussions, Mammals, Nicholas Copernicus, and The Texas Revolution. Hope everyone has a nice holiday season!

(I didn't want to send a misleading message with the 3 stockings, so I put our initials on them and was tickled that they basically spell Appa like the flying bison from The Last Airbender series. Nerd.)

From Alisa, Allan and Mr. Princess the cat

Monday, October 24, 2016

I'll be at MICE this weekend!

Hello friends, it's been a while. My last scheduled convention of the year is MICE this coming weekend October 29th and 30th in Cambridge, Ma.

Lesley University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
near the Porter Square T stop

Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

My table is D5 in Doucet Hall right near the entrance. I will have Urban Nomad issues 1-5, The Collected Counter Attack! hardcovers, Cooking Up Comics recipe samplers, cat stickers and buttons. Come say hi and buy some comics from all the cool people. It's free to get into the show!

As far as other things going on, this is the first year I've done Inktober and you can see all of my sketches over on my Instagram. I've been working full time as an animator at BrainPOP since the beginning of the year and was delighted to be part of a virtual school visit with kids across the country for BrainPOP JR last week.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July is International Zine Month!

I realize things have been quiet here on the blog, so hello! July is International Zine Month. If you don't know what a zine is, here is a definition according to good ol' Wikipedia:

zine (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.

I will once again be tabling at Pete's Mini Zine Fest. PMZF will be held Saturday July 25th from 2 pm to 7 pm at Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) in Brooklyn, NY. The flyer for this years' event was created by Joseph Carlough and Katie Haegele. Come drink a beer and buy some zines!

If you're in NY, you can always stop by Bluestockings Bookshop at 172 Allen St. which has a great selection of self-published comics and zines. I just dropped off a fresh batch of Cooking Up Comics samplers last week and took a photo of their display for zine month which includes Urban Nomad!

In other zine news, I caught up with one of my former professors at Kutztown University at MoCCA back in April. A celebrated illustrator himself, Kevin McCloskey included my work in his donation to the brand new KU zine library. Thanks, Kevin!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Urban Nomad #5 and MoCCA Fest this weekend!

Say hello to the latest issue of Urban Nomad! It will be debuting at MoCCA Fest this coming weekend (April 2nd and 3rd) from 11 am-6 pm at Metropolitan West (W 46th St between 11th and 12th Ave).

I will be on the 2nd floor at table G231 with Alison Wilgus. I will also have a brand new reprint of my Cooking Up Comics recipe sampler and my hardcover collection of cat comics, The Collected Counter Attack!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Hourly Comic Day 2016

I almost completely forgot about Hourly Comic Day this year. I've been doing them annually since 2009 and decided I should draw them even if I remembered late in the day. I started a new full time animation job a few weeks ago, so I've been a bit distracted from my personal work. BUT it's great to have a paycheck I can count on and friendly co-workers. These were drawn with pen in my little 3.5 x 5.5 hand book sketchbook. Click the images to see them larger and enjoy a jumbled look at my day on February 1st: