Monday, February 28, 2011

Introducing the When You Were Little Signature Print

Hello all,

I made some changes to my commission list, the most notable being the added When You Were Little Signature Print. It requires some work from you though:

All you need to do is drop me an email describing one of your fondest childhood memories. You can be as descriptive as you want and you can include a childhood picture of yourself or of the person you are getting this print made for, so that it will be just as personal. (Don't worry I don't keep the pictures.) All prints come signed on a nice 8x10 linen stock and will go for $50 (plus shipping). It's one of a kind, it's unique, it's when YOU were little!

Here's an example I did recently of my good friend Aireen over at She sent me a picture of herself and her dog Max, when they were young, telling me a story of how Max would at times defy gravity.

And I came up with this:

(please excuse the watermark heh)

See folks, it's that simple. The best part about it is...there's no one else in the world who has your exact print! It's yours, it's unique, it's one of a kind!

I am going to open up a store soon and I really wanted to offer something exclusive to fans of my work. I dialed back to how great the participation was for When You Were Little and thought this signature item would be a great way to connect with them. At the same time, people can take home a little piece of When I Was Little but having the art represent them too.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sneak at some new prints for con season!


Want to see some new prints I've been cooking up for the 2011 con season? Well here you go:

I present Cap, Spidey, and Mj. I have two more to prep before the big c2e2 in March but I will have these available throughout the year. They will be going for $10 a piece. Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Art Jam at the United Methodist Church in Geneva

Hi all,

The subject of the post says it all. My good friend, Minister E, invited me to be a part of their youth groups art jam session this past Saturday up in Geneva, IL. I brought my books and some concept books and portfolios to share and talked to the kids about my sketch process a bit. After the quick introductions, we warmed up with the hat game, which is when someone picks out topics from a hat that the jammers would then have to draw.

We then used the rest of the time for the kids to focus on their own personal projects. E and I played catch up whilst my wonderful girlfriend made an attempt to draw herself. Her sketches are GREAT! I will have to show them to you long as she is ok with it and doesn't punch me in the face.

Anyhoo, here are some of the sketches from the nights event:

Friday, February 4, 2011

A look into the new...

One more post before I turn in for the night. I tweeted two hours ago that I was working on new pages for the next When I Was Little project. So I thought I'd share some info on that as well as future plans with the series.

I really liked the audience participation with the last book and for this next project I wanted to have a bit more fun with that idea...but you won't see me at a con with a submission box this time. Also it will be tiny bit different from the previous books but it will still have a lot of call backs to those three.

I plan to finish this one mid year and get started on what will be the final When I Was Little. This last one will not only evolve the ideas but it will also bookend the series.

Right around the time the last When I Was Little comes out I hope to have another book idea finished. It's one that I've been playing with for almost two years now and I feel like I've spent too much time away from it. So I have to turn my multi-task skills to +11 and really get cracking this year.

I think there will still be more When I Was Little ideas to come from me, just not in book form. I feel like this series has been my pre-school and I'm ready for kindergarten, big boy pants and Snoopy underoos.

As promised here's a little snippet of the new project:

2011 Season

Hi! Real quickly I'd like to tell you about the conventions I have lined up so far. Obviously as soon as the dates for these get closer I will talk about them more.

My first con of the year is going to be in sweet home Chicago!
c2e2: March 18-20 at McCormick Place

I have some one day cons lined up in June and July as well. I'm really excited to be a part of these two, they are shaping up to be great!

Summit City Con: June 18 at The Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN

Derby City Comic Con: July 16 at Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY
I did a poster for this convention so be on the look out for that. I'll post pics and links when they go live.

And I just added this one about a week or two ago. My good buddy Mike Roll, whom I shared a table with me at Detroit Fanfare, asked if I would like to join him and Joe Foo at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD! I was so excited to be asked to come. That's going down in September 10-11 at Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center.

I went to Maryland last year on a family road trip vacation and I'm excited to go back and bring the When I Was Little series with me.

Well that's it for now, I've been looking into book fairs and other types of festivals I could participate in so I'll keep you all posted.