Monday, October 29, 2012

Thank You, Detroit Fanfare and Fans

My second appearance at the Detroit Fanfare Comic Book Convention was a great success. This year the Con moved back to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. The 3-day show, rolled up within the Halloween celebrations, was fun and enjoyable and I met a lot of new fans of my art. I even had the chance to encourage a few young artists in their endeavors. I also got to catch up with some "old" friends again which makes conventions like this even more special. Thank you to everyone for coming by to visit, purchase a commission or sketchbook and speak with me. Tony Miello, Gary Reed, Dennis Barger, the Hyatt Regency, all the staff and volunteers of Detroit Fanfare deserve much applause for putting on a truly great show this year. It even helped a tiny bit to take a little sting off the weekend my Detroit Tigers lost in the World Series. Already looking forward to next year. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Print Available At DETROIT FANFARE

Just in time for the Halloween season I will be offering up my version of "The Pumpkin Giant" as a 11" x 14" limited ed. print. Inspired by the 19th century Mary E. Wilkins Freeman story of the same name. The print will be available for the first time at the Detroit Fanfare Comic Convention in October. For those of you that are not able to make it, or are not in the USA, I will be offering up this print and a few more on my website very soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Detroit Fanfare 2012

I will be setting up in the Artist Alley at the Detroit Fanfare Comic Book convention, October 26-28th. Fanfare will be at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan this year. Tickets and info are available at their website. I will be drawing commissions, signing books, selling original art and promoting my artistic involvement in the upcoming "Reading With Pictures" graphic textbook project to get comics, as learning tools, into schools. I hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Devastator #5: Fantasy

Issue #5 of this crazy comedy zine, known to humanity as The Devastator, features a short-story called "Rat Knights of Rat's Hollow" penned by writer John Ford with my full-color comic art -- which most know doesn't come around often enough (I hear ya!). This issue features a fantasy theme and has other contributors like Tony Millionaire, Zach Weiner, Dan Hipp and more! Check it out and get yourself an extra copy for your lover or your mate.

Reading With Pictures KICKSTARTER

I was asked to be a part of an anthology-style textbook project that teachers would want to teach and students would want to read. A textbook using graphic storytelling (a.k.a. comic book art) to illustrate topics in disciplines from Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science for kids, grades 3-6. This radical concept needs your support!

That's where the KICKSTARTER project begins...

I'll be paired with writer Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator) on drawing a Pokemon parody battle of probabilities called "Probamon!". This can only happen with your financial help though. A special incentive for Kickstarter backers of $40 or more will net you a signed special edition card game with your copy of the book. It's very limited -- only 6 sets remain up for grabs -- don't miss out!

Help us get comics into schools... and get schools into comics! 

The Graphic Textbook Kickstarter

Reading With Pictures website

UPDATE: The Kickstarter project is 75% funded and is in its last week. Please consider donating what you can or let a teacher/educator know about Reading With Pictures. The "$40 or more" pledge level will get backers a signed, limited ed. set of the battle card game based on the "PROBAMON" story I am working on with Geoffrey Golden. The set number was increased to 48 total and there are only 21 sets left now. Thanks for your support!