I will be attending the Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland, ME this weekend May 19. I visited the show last year, but this is the first time I will be exhibiting. It is a great show and the location is beautiful! Please come and enjoy Portland and all the great comics artists that will be there. I am looking forward to meeting some of you in person. (Plus, you know, Jeff Smith will be there. You might want to come for him too.)
The show is 10 AM to 5 PM at the Ocean Gateway. Adult admission is $5, and kids 12 or under are free.
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The Kids’ Comics Revolution podcast are holding their own awards at the Kids Read Comics convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan next month (which I will be attending, BTW). I was honored to find out yesterday that my webcomic My Sister the Freak has been nominated for Favorite Webcomic!
Here’s the info you need to know:
Voting is open to kids only. You can vote online or by mail. You can also pick up a ballot in person at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival or at Kids Read Comics. Winners will be announced June 23 at the KRC convention.
PLEASE VOTE HERE!
My fellow nominees are all awesome webcomics in their own right, and I’m flattered to be included among them. They are:
Please take a moment to vote if you can and show appreciation to your favorite comics creators, even if you’re not voting for me! Many of these people are some of the hardest working, most dedicated people I know and they deserve the recognition!
See you at Kids Read Comics!
You just graduated from art school. Congratulations! Now what?
There is a lot of ambiguous advice out there like “get your name out there” and “create a portfolio” – but how exactly do you do it? Based on my experience, here are some essential and very specific things I think you should do.
I am prepping for some shows I will be attending (MECAF in May and Kids Read Comics in June). I didn’t have any new comics printed since last year, so I decided to make up some minicomics featuring my short Zombie Bunny comic. I’m also reprinting my Captain Bacon comic which I sold as a mini last year.
I love doing these quick homemade type books, and I love buying them from other artists as well. They’ve got an indie-artist-handmade-craftiness to them that I like vs. the pro printed books.
I’ve seen other artists make both down-and-dirty-photocopied-stapled numbers and the really-fancy-expensive-paper-individually-screen-printed kind. Mine are on the cheaper side, but I decided to use some colored cardstock to pretty them up a bit. I thought I’d share my process. Enjoy, and MAKE COMICS!
Hey all – this is a public service announcement to inform you that I updated my portfolio with new work.
Check it out!
I recently had some work published in the children’s religious magazine Friend. These are some samples from three different Easter stories/activities that I illustrated in the March issue.
Check out the issue if you have a copy! You can even download the PDF for free here.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Monsters Vs. Giveaway contest. I had my family help pick the winners in order to get a variety of unbiased opinions, but they pretty much all agreed on the winner. And so without further ado…
The top pick goes to Kat Valencia, who made this super cute illustration:
Awesome! Congrats Kat! You can find more of her artwork here.
The contest also included one winner randomly picked from the rest of the entries. That winner was Seth Wilks, who also made a superb piece of artwork. Congrats Seth!
View more of Seth’s art here.
Winners, please email me your addresses so I can ship your books to you!
A shout out to the lone kid entry by Lucien, age 4 (with help from mom Casey):
And this super twist on the theme by Seth Greenwald, in which the kitten gets the better of the monster!
Thanks again to all those who entered!
You can check out more info about my book MONSTERS VS. KITTENS here.
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