Appearances

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 TheMarySue.com.

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

VanCAF

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.

eccc_logo_top

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.

eccc2015

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

Guest(s):  

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.

 

To the great white north!

I’ll be turning up in Juneau, Alaska, with my remarkable wife/attorney (wifettorney?) Katie Lane this weekend!

I’ll be presenting a First Friday gallery show at the Alaska Robotics Gallery, followed by a lecture at the Downtown Library, featuring my work in designing characters for comics in multiple styles, including Outfoxed, Family Man, Bite Me!, and Danse Macabre. This will include some sketches and development work that haven’t been seen by anybody beyond a five foot radius of my studio desk, so if you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss it!

Later in the week Katie will be teaching her signature workshop on negotiation techniques for independent artists and creative entrepreneurs. dylan

I’ll be teaching a workshop on character design vs. character development, including original exercises as well as some drawn from Ursula K. LeGuin, an obscure Swedish roleplaying game, and a theater professor I briefly met on a college tour. If you want to improve or enrich how you approach writing and drawing fictional characters, please attend!

It will be held at the Douglas Library in Juneau from 1:30 to 3:30 pm this Saturday, Nov 8th. I’ll see you there!

Rose City Comic-con!

I’ll be at Rose City Comic-con this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center! It’s my last appearance of 2014, so if you’re in the Portland area, don’t miss the chance to stop by.

logo

In addition to exhibiting with my amazing studiomates at Booth #1217, selling books, prints, stickers, patches, and small art commissions, I’ll also be appearing on the most delightfully titled panel of all time:

Farting in Battle Armor: Comedy Writing for Genre Comics
Room: Panel Room 5
Time: Saturday, 4:00PM – 4:50PM

A prize squadron of multi talented writers, artists, editors and critics discuss how to inject a little levity into any sequential situation. Featuring Ben Coleman (Live Wire Radio), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), Joelle Jones (Helheim) & Courteney Hameister (Live Wire Radio).

Next year I expect to have a very different-looking booth, as I publish Volume 2 of Family Man and transition out some of my back catalogue of prints, patches, and whoozy-whatsits. If there’s anything I sell that you’ve been waiting to get your hands on, don’t wait any longer – and I’ll see you there!

2013-04-29 00.10.14