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May 18, 2016

Page 111 from the Eisner-nominated  Captive of Friendly Cove will be exhibited at ArtShow15: Comics in Washington, D.C., on May 21 from 5-11 p.m. But's it more than a page: it will feature the process of Page 111, including script, pencils, inks, colors and lettering. I plan to be there!

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Published on May 18, 2016 17:54 • 6 views

May 12, 2016

Writer Tina Seamonster and I are working on Stella in Space and Time #2, but I've also been doing some full-color character sketches.



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Published on May 12, 2016 19:27 • 4 views

May 8, 2016

Captive of Friendly Cove , a book I inked and lettered, is a nominee for the 2016 Eisner Awards in the category of Best Adaptation from Another Medium. It's a huge honor and thrill. If you're a comics pro, I hope you consider voting for the book. June 17 is the deadline. Vote at www.eisnervote.com


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Published on May 08, 2016 20:26 • 5 views

March 28, 2016

My comic strip "Sea Star" in Magic Bullet #10 has been selected and will be displayed at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art at the Society of Illustrators in New York as part of the 2016 Comic and Cartoon Annual. My cartoonin' pal Paul Zdepski also was selected for a comic strip he did for Magic Bullet #12. Notice a trend here with Magic Bullet , folks?

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Published on March 28, 2016 09:43 • 13 views

October 16, 2015

I really enjoy smaller shows than massive ones. Catch me Oct. 17 at this relatively new indie comics show in Richmond, Va. Click here for more info.
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Published on October 16, 2015 07:52 • 2 views

September 23, 2015

The pope is in D.C. (my home town) for a few days this week, so in honor of his visit, I'm posting a page from a short comics story I did a few years ago in a stained-glass style.
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Published on September 23, 2015 06:32 • 2 views

September 17, 2015

Hi, Folks! I'll be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Md., this weekend at table W12. I'll have new minis (Stella in Space and Time #1 with my friend Tina Seamonster) as well as a few new ones from my kids! Also, I'll have copies of the new graphic novel I've been inking over the past few years called Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt. Below is a pretty panel from the book--but it's not all so rosy. Far from it.


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Published on September 17, 2015 19:06 • 2 views

September 6, 2015

The Denver alternative newspaper Westword recently wrote a lengthy article about Fulcrum Publishing that included incorrect information about Trickster. I want to set it straight. Below is what I sent to them as a letter to the editor. My main concern is that article doesn't convey that I make sure every tale was written by a Native American writer. That is the foundation of the book and why, I believe, it connect with readers.

Hi, Jamie. I enjoyed reading your article. There are a few important things I wanted to clarify regarding 'Trickster.' First, I approached it that all—not at least one—of the stories had to be written by Native Americans. I wanted to make it as authentic as possible. Second, Joseph Bruchac, one of the contributing writers in 'Trickster,' was not involved in pitching the book to Fulcrum. The book was already finished when I started looking for a publisher. When I whittled it down to three or four publishers that I thought would be a good fit, I contacted several of the participating writers (including Bruchac, Tim Tingle and a few others) to get their thoughts on those publishers, since several of them worked with some of those publishers (Fulcrum among them) on occasion. Based on their input, I went with Fulcrum, which at the time had a stronger distribution than the other publishers being considering.
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Published on September 06, 2015 09:17 • 2 views

August 17, 2015

A panel from a supernatural comic that I've been planning for a long time but have only just started to work on. Feels good to get rolling on it! 
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Published on August 17, 2015 12:57 • 3 views

May 21, 2015

I have the great privilege to write an ocean-related story for a comics project that the United Nations is putting together. It's ambitious, and I'm very excited about it! There's a Kickstarter campaign to help with the overall funding of the project. And they are offering some sweet awards, like I've never seen before. Please check it and consider supporting it. Thanks!

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Published on May 21, 2015 09:34 • 8 views