SEATTLE: Pirate Loot Launch Party and BAHFest!

I’ll be in Seattle this October 10-11 for two special events! First off, on Saturday the 10th, I’ll be attending the official launch party for Jason Bhlmahn’s new card game Pirate Loot, hosted at the fabulous Ballard game store Card Kingdom.

PL-3d-Box-ArtI drew or contributed to over 100 illustrations for this super-fun party game, so I’m very excited to see it in real life! The party starts at 1pm (Facebook event details here), and game designer Jason Bulmahn, graphic designer Mari Kolkowsky, and art director/illustrator Scott Kurtz will also be on hand. There will be pirate cake, copies of the game for sale, and all the usual amenities the Card Kingdom has to offer!

Then on Sunday the 11th, I’ll be emceeing the first Seattle version of the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (BAHFest) at Town Hall. Contestants compete by presenting patently ludicrous (yet strangely logical!) theories about Big Science, then the audience and judges confer on whose theory is most compellingly ridiculous. The keynote speech will be delivered by Matt Inman (creator of The Oatmeal). We expect a sell-out, so grab your tickets now!


Rose City Comic Con!


I’ll be appearing at Rose City Comic Con here in Portland, OR this weekend, September 19-20! I always love a hometown show – beyond the obvious advantages of getting to sleep in my own bed, I also get to bring stuff that might not make it into the tightly-packed bags I bring to further-flung events.

For example, this weekend I’ll have The Fifth Musketeer, the super-fun Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novel I got to illustrate a few years back! Kids love this book, and these are my last few copies.

If you plan on attending and are interested in buying a particular piece of original art, or commissioning something more elaborate than a convention sketch, this show is a great place to catch me, too.

I’ll be at Table 813, exhibiting with many of my studiomates from Periscope Studio. See you there!

Appearance: Special Edition NYC, June 6-7

Special Edition NYC

I’ll be appearing as a guest on June 6 & 7 at Special Edition: NYC in Manhattan! I haven’t exhibited at a New York show in several years, so I’m excited to finally return.

This is a beautifully curated show, full of top-notch comics talent (and almost nothing BUT comics talent – a guarantee that most of the show budget is going towards bringing in a diverse array of creators, instead of just a few celebrity appearance fees).

I’ll be in Artist Alley at table H-04, with books, prints, original art and more! I’ll also be taking commissions and, as always, I’m very happy to sign or sketch in any of my books you already own. I’ll be accompanied by almost a dozen of my studiomates from Periscope Studio, as well as comic book super-lawyer Katie Lane.

I’ll also be appearing on two panels:

Publishers Weekly Presents: People in Comics

Sat. June 6| 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Theater 2

Comics are for everyone, and everyone is making and reading comics. With diversity reshaping the industry, PW’s Calvin Reid talks to a spectrum of creators about moving forward, making comics and getting more readers. Are there different kinds of material that draws in a diverse audience? And how are the comics publishers responding? Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid talks to a spectrum of creators to find out.

Creating Comics: The Real Stories

Sun. June 7| 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Theater 1

They write and draw stories for a living, but what are their own personal stories? Spend an hour with a Panel of accomplished artists and gifted writers as they discuss the stories and characters they’ve brought to life and how it has impacted their own. Panelists include Marguerite Bennett, Dylan Meconis, Katie Cook, Kate Leth, Annie Wu, Becky Cloonan and Marjorie Liu. Moderated by Jill Pantozzi, Editor in Chief of

Tickets are $10 cheaper in advance online rather than purchased day-of-show, and they’re selling fast. See you there!

Appearance: VanCAF May 23-24


I’ll be in Vancouver, B.C. this weekend for the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)! It’s a wonderful show run by passionate local organizers, and this year it features a gobsmacking 260+ exhibitors in two halls at the Roundhouse Mews in Yaletown. Admission is free (free!) because the show is seriously just that great. 

I’ll be at Table E10, right in the front hall by the courtyard. My next-table neighbors include superstar colleagues like Lucy Bellwood, Chris Schweizer, Tony Cliff, and Erika Moen.  I’ll also have Katie Lane of Work Made For Hire by my side.

VanCAF Table E-10

(Furthermore, note the dangerous proximity to the Japadog truck.)

The show runs from 10-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. See you there!



Spring appearances ahoy!

Ah, spring! When an artist’s fancy turns to thoughts of conventions. I’ll be turning up at a number of shows this year, most before the summer hits.


Coming up first is a Special Guest appearance at the Emerald City Comicon in my hometown of Seattle, WA. This is always a wonderful, bustling, diverse convention. Its organizers are savvy, friendly, and genuinely love both creators and fans. I’ll be on the exhibit floor as part of the Periscope Studio bloc at Booth #1214.


I’ve produced a limited-run, 24-page color sketchbook of some of my favorite bits of art from the past year which I’ll have for sale as a convention exclusive – stop by before I sell out! In addition I’ll have copies of all of my books for sale, and some sneak previews of the forthcoming second volume of Family Man.

2015 Sketchbook

I’ll also be appearing on the after-screening discussion panel for Stripped, the marvelous comics documentary by my colleagues Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder. If you haven’t caught this film yet, I really encourage you to attend the screening. It’s funny, snappy, and informative.

Stripped: The Comics Documentary
Room: Hall A (WSCC 611-614)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Moderator: Dave Kellett


Join us for a free screening of Stripped: The Comics Documentary. Featuring the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), as well as interviews with over 40 of the world’s best cartoonists, Stripped is the ultimate love-letter to the comic strip. Then join Director Dave Kellett (Sheldon), along with cartoonists Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc.) and Kris Straub (Broodhollow) for a talk and audience Q&A.


After Emerald City, I’ll be off to the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival from May 23-24, and then from June 6-7 I’ll be appearing as a Special Guest at Special Edition: NYC, my first New York appearance since approximately forever! More details on those shows as they approach.