Archive for October, 2007

October 22nd, 2007 | filed in News

Diamond! And the PS Street Map lives!

I have good news! PS has been accepted into Diamond’s December PREVIEWS Catalog! I’ll get you more details on that when I have them. Suffice to say, I’m very excited!

I also ran into a little extra time over the weekend and whipped up an initial version of the PS Chicago Street Map. I may add more to it at a later date, but for now it works pretty well. Take a look and please tell me what you think.

October 17th, 2007 | filed in News

PS Street Map?

So, Google’s finally got their Streetview working for Chicago, now, and I’m wondering if anyone has any interest in an interactive map of all the locations that have appeared in the comic so far. I could insert the neighborhood names, too. You can even see if I got things right or not, too.

What do you think?

October 9th, 2007 | filed in News

Little White Mouse! …and FallCon Wrap-up

First up, my pal Paul Sizer is releasing his acclaimed sci-fi epic, Little White Mouse, on the web starting this week! He’s got over 400 pages of story, and it’s going to be running every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Do yourself a favor, and go check it out!

We had a great time at FallCon this weekend! Spike, her husband Matt and I roadtripped up to the Twin Cities on Friday and rendezvoused with The Marvelous Patric, our buddy and roommate for the weekend. Saturday saw the four of us together in a row of tables in the con hall. Ran into so many cool folks! They all do great work, and you should read their comics, too:

  • Abby of the Green Avenger – Abby tells the best stories! She’s one of those rare people who’s been to Japan, but doesn’t have the stars in her eyes about it. I swear, she needs to commit her Tokyo train stories to comics. They would kill.
  • Nothing Better’s Tyler Page – I’ve been a long time fan of Tyler’s work. He does such a great job of capturing the mood from my college days. It’s almost eerie. Picked up his latest collection of NB, and it looks great!
  • Joe & Chris Brudelos of Alpha Shade – Some of you may already know these guys, but it’s alway great to see them at cons. We finally got to go out to dinner and shoot the breeze on Sunday, too.
  • Sarah Morean and her Plastic Frames – Sarah does some the cutest slice of life minicomics I’ve ever seen. Plus, she’s one of the few people I’ve met outside my own family who’s actually from South Dakota. Too cool. I’m loving the experimental stuff she’s doing with her comics these days.
  • Meredith Dillman – Meredith’s one of the most talented illustrators I know, and it’s always a pleasure to see her friendly face at a con.
  • Alison of Red Zone and Jilly Foo of The Planet Closest to Heaven – I first met these two at ACEN, and it was good to catch up with them again.
  • Paul of Wapsi Square – I finally got to meet the man. Unfortunately, I didn’t get much time to chat. Maybe next time.

Wow, we hung out with so many cool people! I know I’m missing somebody in here; email me if I skipped over you! Anyway, good times were had.

Saturday evening was glorious. As is the tradition of FallCon, we were fed a free steak dinner by the con organizers, and chatted into the wee hours as Spike educated us on the finer examples of the horrors of the internet. I also spent that time drawing a inked piece of Rogue and Gambit for the con’s charity auction.

Overall the con went well, sold about 25 books and got to chat with many, many people. I only wish I had gotten my latest batch of postcards in time, but I managed. One thing I realize after coming back from a show like this is that I need to make some more tutorials on both drawing and the business of being an artist. I find myself giving out so much advice to people while I’m behind the table. I only hope that people find it useful. I’ll see what I can do about that in the coming months. PS is going to take first priority, though. I really want to finish Part Three. It’s just getting good!

Anyway, thanks to everyone who came by the table, bought books, chatted, commissioned me, and genuinely showed interest my artwork. You guys make it all worth it. Also thanks again to the organizers of the con. You guys have a stand-up show, and I look forward to coming back next year.