This blog has both my own art and other amazing artists who's work captivates and inspires me. I've always been encouraged to create and continue a dialogue for art, it's meaning and it's cause, and I continue to do so with this blog.
Here is where the lastest Offbeat Artist Collective collborative project will be featured! Keep your eyes peeled!
At some point.
I made a test page thing for a story I’m thinking of… I just wanna know…Will you guys want to read it? It may be about my ocs or just a journal type thing?
I’d read this in a heartbeat! Please make more ♥ ♥ ♥
THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING!
We’ve got all sorts of new happenings at spxpo.com in anticipation of SPX 2014, happening September 13-14 in Bethesda, Maryland.
(Hop the Metro from anywhere in DC - we’re at the White Flint Station)
SPX is big. REALLY BIG. This is the largest independent comics show in the country with nearly 700 artists spread across close to 300 tables. We’ve got 23,000 square feet of COMICS happening under one roof!
That’s over half an acre!
So to make the most of it, I recommend you do a little home work! Your assignment - if you choose to accept it - is to spend a few minutes formulating your plan of attack based on:
We’re so proud of our line-up of stellar guests, spanning the full breadth of independent comics and joining us from all over the world.
Over 100 new works – and counting will make their debut at SPX 2014. This list is a great way to prioritize who you want to see at the show! But these aren’t the only books to keep your eyes peeled for, you’ll also want to take a look at…
Recognizing excellence in the comics medium, the Ignatz Award is one of the most coveted festival prizes in comics. You’ll find the nominated books here, and each nominee is highlighted on…
SPX 2014 is nearly 700 creators strong and counting, with artists represented from all over the world. Our master exhibitor list tells you where to find them all.
With only TWO DAYS of show and all this magic to experience, it PAYS to have a plan - so START SCHEMING.
We’ll see you in THREE WEEKS!
Still working on this thing! I’m bringing these pages to work on at Otakuthon, for those who are interested.
Reboob for the day crew. It’s coming along! Hoping to have it done by December.
Super stoked for this! Ahhhh~
Small Press Expo Announces 2014 Ignatz Award Nominees
The Small Press Expo the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2014 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.
The Ignatz, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression.
The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry. Only those present at the Small Press Expo may cast a vote to decide the winners.
The nominees for this year’s ballot were determined by a panel of five of the best of today’s comic artists, Darryl Ayo, Austin English, Melissa Mendes, Thien Pham and Whit Taylor, with the votes cast for the awards by the attendees during SPX.
The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM, to be followed by libations, chocolate fountains, our first SPX Prom and a few as yet unannounced surprises.
Last year’s winner of the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent - and also a 2014 nominee - Sam Alden created this year’s rendition of Ignatz the mouse featured at the top of this post.
I have a book! I’ve been working on it for a really long time. It’s a collection of short stories. It’s from Fantagraphics Books. It’s called How To Be Happy. I am very proud of it. I hope you will check it out!