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May 31, 2014

Enter to win a free copy of 'Wild Ocean'! Promotion ends June 4! Nuff said!
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Published on May 31, 2014 14:42 • 39 views

April 24, 2014

Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and other Endangered Sea Life , the new comics anthology from Fulcrum Publishing that I edited and contributed to, is now available! You can order through your favorite book store, Amazon.com or through Fulcrum, which is offered a special discount for a limited time: "Fulcrum will be offering a 20% discount on our new graphic novel, #WildOcean, between today and May 1st. Call (800-992-2908 or 303-277-1623) or email (orders@fulcrumbooks.com) us with the promo code "ocean" to receive a copy before it hits bookstores!" 

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Published on April 24, 2014 11:31 • 33 views

April 14, 2014

Got the "hardware" this weekend at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus, Ohio, for First Place for Xoc and Second Place for District Comics. Big thanks to all the contributors in the anthology and double kudos to my pal Evan Keeling, who pulled coloring duties on Xoc and for a story in District Comics.

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Published on April 14, 2014 18:10 • 25 views

March 3, 2014

Friday was the closing reception for the cARToons exhibit at the University of the District of Columbia, which included a few pages from some of my comics. Here are some photos courtesy of photographer Bruce Gutherie

ComicsDC blogger Mike Rhode (left)
Steve Perryman (left) from the Library of Congress
Cartoonist extraordinaire Steve Artley mugs for the camera (right)
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Published on March 03, 2014 08:28 • 29 views

February 19, 2014

I have the honor of having two of my books Xoc: The Journey of a Great White (Oni Press) and District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C. (Fulcrum Publishing) being named the winner and second place in SPACE Prize's graphic novel category. The awards are part of the annual Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus, Ohio, which is one of my favorite comics shows.

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Published on February 19, 2014 06:19 • 49 views

February 14, 2014

The exhibitors are posted, the programming is set, the blog is rolling with cool cartoons from kids, and now we're finishing up some awesome items for the show, like button pins and T-Shirts! AND following the show there is a showing of 'Dear Mr. Watterson,' a documentary about Calvin & Hobbs (with live music by the band that contributed to the soundtrack!) 
Don't forget: March 8, noon-6 p.m., Artisphere in Rosslyn, Va.! It's a block from Metro's orange line and there is validated parking at the building. Plus the event is FREE!


Photos (and work!) courtesy of Smudge co-coordinator Tina Henry

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Published on February 14, 2014 15:22 • 389 views

January 5, 2014

For my story in the upcoming Magic Bullet #8 (that's the D.C. Conspiracy's free semi-annual comics newspaper), I'm returning to the ocean. Here's a peak.

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Published on January 05, 2014 20:30 • 52 views

January 2, 2014

My friend Tina Henry and I are organizing a new indie comics show in the D.C. area for March 8 called Smudge! Although it will feature exhibitors selling their indie comics and related items, we also want the show to inspire new cartoonists, especially kids. To do that, we will include hands-on workshops as well as a few interactive panels. If you're interested in applying for a table, click here. Meanwhile, below are a few drafts of logos I did for the show. We went with the one that is colored, but I kinda like the other ones, too.

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Published on January 02, 2014 21:06 • 36 views

November 16, 2013

Final banner art for ComicsDC, the local comics blog I contribute to:


Here are some earlier drafts:



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Published on November 16, 2013 10:25 • 38 views

October 31, 2013

Scholastics'  Storyworks  magazine holds writing contests with the prize often being books. For theNovember/December contest, 10 winners will receive a copy of Trickster: Native American Tales (a 2011 Eisner-nominated comics anthology I edited for Fulcrum Publishing). The deadline for entries is Jan. 15, 2014.

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Published on October 31, 2013 17:00 • 41 views