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The Kids’ Comics Revolution Awards!

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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!

Making Minicomics

Making a Minicomic by Dani Jones http://danidraws.com

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!
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New My Sister the Freak Digital Edition

For those of you who may not follow my webcomic My Sister the Freak (or maybe you do and in that case you are AWESOME), I just wanted to let you know that I just finished the first chapter of the second book. You can read it all right now, along with the entire first book, over on the comic site mysisterthefreak.com.

You can now download Chapter 1 as a PDF for convenient reading on your tablet device or computer. For the first week (until Nov 20) you can get it for 50% off. Grab it here.

Dark Mischief Volume 2

Dark Mischief, a spooky comic anthology put together by Jenni Gregory of Ka-Blam and Indyplanet, has just released its second volume which includes my short comic ZOMBIE BUNNY. Perfect for the Halloween season! You can buy a copy over at Indyplanet here (or if you prefer to read on your tablet, you can grab a digital copy).

There is a wide variety of stories and styles featured in the anthology (check out the Dark Mischief main page for previews!). Last year’s Volume 1 is also available to buy.

I have a very limited number of copies to sell if anyone would like a signed copy by me. I will also sketch zombie bunny in the front and include some stickers. Grab it while you can!

BUY A SIGNED COPY OF DARK MISCHIEF VOL. 2

Sorry I am so late in announcing this (is Halloween a week away already?!), but even if you don’t catch this for October, it is still a great book that includes lots of great creators. Read it any time of year!

My Sister the Freak Volume 2

I have started updating my webcomic My Sister the Freak again at mysisterthefreak.com. It’s a whole new story and book. I took the opportunity to improve and streamline some things, so you might notice some changes compared to the first volume. I’m really enjoying where this is headed in terms of both the story and art.

In case you haven’t read MSTF yet, it is an all-ages sci-fi story about two sisters learning to deal with life, family, and alien invaders. You can read the entire first volume, and the currently posting second volume, online for FREE at mysisterthefreak.com. You can also buy print and digital copies of the first volume over in my store. You can download the first chapter in digital PDF format for FREE.

Above are the first three pages, and you can keep up with the rest over on the MSTF website. I’m now updating TWICE A WEEK on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS. Let me know how you like it!

Womanthology Book Release

Womanthology, a HUGE anthology of comics written, drawn, and edited all by women, is going to be available very soon. I believe it will be in comic shops starting today and it is also up for order on Amazon.com. All proceeds from this book go to charity.

I received my copy in the mail yesterday. It is one ginormous book, and it is filled to the brim with comics, artwork, industry tips, and interviews.

I illustrated a four-page story for the book. It is called “Swimming” by Ashley Avard. It starts on page 180. I was really happy that I got to illustrate such a sweet and poignant story.

View the Process Video!

My Sister the Freak Returns!

I make a webcomic called My Sister the Freak (if you are unaware of it, you can read the whole first volume in the Stories section!). I haven’t updated it in awhile, but I am planning a triumphant return. After struggling for months with plans and updates for this comic, I can now give you some solid news and dates!

My Sister the Freak will be back to regular updates on FEBRUARY 3, 2012. And with this return, I am implementing a few changes.

New Schedule, Two Times the Fun!

The comic will now update twice per week on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS. Mark your calendars and subscribe to stay up to date.

Introducing "The Adventures of Captain Bacon"

On February 3, I will not start Volume 2. Instead, I'm going to launch a spinoff comic called "The Adventures of Captain Bacon" featuring crazy imaginary adventures of Mary and Captain Bacon. I am very excited about this idea and hope you'll enjoy it.

The spinoff comic will be a lot quicker, snappier, and black and white, which means it will be a whole lot easier for me to write and draw. This will be a fun way to fill in the time between volumes and chapters of the main comic.

So Where is Volume 2?

I have the story outlined and am fleshing out the full script. I was going to put a rush on it and get it done for February, but as I was working on it I really felt that I should give this every ounce of effort that I can and write the best story possible. So, I'm going to slow down, finish the script, then begin working on a buffer of pages.

As of now, I expect Volume 2 to go up around May. The time in between will allow me to draw and color the whole first chapter, and with that buffer in place, the comic can update uninterrupted on the new twice-a-week schedule for the duration of Volume 2.

Fan Art Contest

While I am working on the comic and posting the spinoff, I am going to take the opportunity to do other fun activities too. First up, I want to hold a fan art contest. I want to see what talented readers I have out there! There will be both adult and kid divisions, and winners will receive signed books, original art, and gift cards. All entries will also be posted to the website with credits and links. Look out for the full details coming up on the My Sister the Freak website, and start sketching up those ideas!

See you February 3!

Womanthology

I had the opportunity to contribute to a project called Womanthology. It is an anthology graphic novel featuring stories written, illustrated, edited, and organized all by women. Over 140 people have worked on this book, including everyone from young girls to industry professionals. It is being released under IDW publishing and all the proceeds from this book will go to charity.

I worked on a four-page story called “Swimming” by Ashley Avard. It is a simple yet powerful story and I’m proud to have worked on it.

You can pre-order the Womanthology book and the accompanying process sketchbook now on Amazon. It will ship early next year. All profits go to the Global Giving Foundation.

Click to see the process behind my Womanthology comic