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On Sale! Bitch Planet Triple Feature #3

Created: 25 Aug 2017 / Categories: Comics, News

My latest story, collected in Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #3, is now available at your local comic book store, or online through Image Comics!

Triple Feature is an ongoing anthology of original 8-page shorts, by creators hand-picked by Bitch Planet writer Kelly Sue De Connick and artist Valentine De Landro.

Bitch Planet is the sharpest satire currently publishing in the comics world – a mix of Brazil-style dystopian sci-fi, blaxploitation flicks, and Orange is the New Black. It was an honor (and a total blast) to be invited into the unexplored corners of that universe.

Naturally, when asked to do a riff on a multiracial/queer/feminist space prison epic, I chose to do a story about a couple of white guys going camping.

 

…you’ll see how it fits in, I swear.

ECCC Panel: The Power Was In You All Along

Created: 07 Mar 2017 / Categories: Appearances, Audio, Comics

One of the highlights of Emerald City Comicon this year was moderating a panel with the talented cartoonists Lucy Bellwood One of the highlights for me was moderating a panel with the talented cartoonists Lucy Bellwood , David Malki ! , and Kory Bing . Its full title was The Power Was In You All Along: how to turn your weird talents and unusual obsessions into authentic, original art.

XOXO Festival  co-founder and blessed angel Andy Mcmillan  was on hand to record the panel for us. We reference some of our visual work in the talk, so you can click through the presentation slides in the viewer under the audio player below!

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Appearance: Oregon Historical Society

Created: 30 Nov 2016 / Categories: Appearances, Comics

I’ll be appearing at the Oregon Historical Society on Thursday, Dec. 1st for a panel discussion! The panel is being held in conjunction with OHS’s amazing exhibit on comics in Oregon. (My Eisner-nominated short comic Outfoxed is part of the exhibit.) Other panelists will include my two studiomates Colleen Coover and Cat Farris, as well as syndicated cartoonist Jan Eliot (Stone Soup).

Details below! Note that the event is free and open to the public.

Stone Soup, by Jan Eliot

Artistic Business: Oregon Cartoonists on their Work and the Industry

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion among a diverse group of working Oregon comic artists, moderated by Dr. Susan Kirtley, director of the Comics Studies program at Portland State University.

Free and open to the public
Thursday, December 1, 2016
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Family-friendly

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

More details, and directions, at the OHS website.

Coming in 2018: Queen of the Sea

Created: 29 Oct 2015 / Categories: Books, Comics, News

 

From the latest edition of Publisher’s Weekly / Children’s Bookshelf, an exciting announcement!

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You’ll be hearing and seeing plenty more about this in the months to come, but for now it’s exciting just to say in public that it’s happened! I love this story  and the artistic challenge it represents for me, and I really look forward to speaking with a young audience. Thank you to Barry and to Susan for taking me up on it!

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Art of the Days!

Created: 13 Oct 2015 / Categories: Comics, Illustration

A few recent art of the day entries from September/October. It was a very busy month with lots of conferences, public appearances, family visits, and travel, so I was grateful to sneak in what doodles I could!

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Most of my spare drawing time was devoted to Your Distant Homeland, my short story companion for Dave Kellett’s extraordinary space opera comic Drive. I kicked off a series of guest works that will be syndicated alongside the main story over the coming year. The final page goes live on the website later this week!

Here’s the first of the story’s 14 pages. Click to visit the Drive website to read it at full size!

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