Family Man cover!

April 27th, 2010


Family Man Volume I cover is online!

This week I’m recovering from the Stumptown Comics Fest and working to meet a deadline for the short comic Sara Ryan and I are contributing to the forthcoming new Bordertown anthology. (I mentioned that before, right?)

So here’s a new image never before seen online! This week’s update features the almost-final center art for the cover of the Family Man vol. 1 book.

Click below to see the image in the almost-final layout!

Volume I layout

Drink and Draw Like a Lady

April 23rd, 2010


Friday, April 23rd, 2010
7:30pm to Midnight
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR

Ladies in Portland of all ages!  If you write comics, edit comics, letter comics, study comics, sell comics, design for comics, review comics, or work for a library that offers comics…you’re invited to the DDLL party tonight! (Librarians and ladies who work for publishers, you’re especially welcome!)

The Secret Society is one of the coolest little joints in Portland, and we’ll be in their swank little ballroom, eating cupcakes and consuming beverages of all kinds.  The party runs from 7:30 to midnight, so whether you’re an early-to-bed type or a night owl, there’s time to enjoy.

I’ll be there schmoozing it up!  Tell you friends and c’mon down.

See you at Stumptown!

April 20th, 2010

Family Man page 178 preview

Page 178 now online!

Fortuitously, an easy page for me this week.  Fortuitous because (after being sick for three days and getting behind on every project I’m currently working on) I’m also getting ready for the Stumptown Comics Fest, here in my own Portland, OR.  I’m the coordinator for all the panel programming and this year and I’m very proud and excited about all the wonderful stuff that will be going on!

This year I also got to help the lovely Hope Larson organize the Drink and Draw Like a Lady event (not to be missed!).  You haven’t lived until you’ve placed an order for 200 cupcakes, my friends.

I’ll be at Table 105 selling some delightful wares, and I’ll be appearing on a panel with fellow history comics artist Kate Beaton.  See you there!

To exchange one orthodoxy for another is not necessarily an advance. The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.

April 19th, 2010

To exchange one orthodoxy for another is not necessarily an advance. The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.
George Orwell

No Good Week Goes Unpunished

April 14th, 2010

Preview of Family Man page 177

Page 177 now online!

Yep, after a week in which you all were so wonderful as to fund the print run for Family Man with your preorders (it passed 100% early in the weekend!), I have come down sick. So this page is a few hours late, and I am now headed back to bed in hopes of healing up so I don’t sneeze my way through several deadlines and major events this month.

I’ll be more voluble as soon as I get another few dozen hours of sleep! In the meantime, enjoy this week’s page. *sneeze*

Holy dang.

April 9th, 2010

Preview of Page 176

Page 176 now online!

It is late (for reasons of Pre-Order Madness), but by gum, here is a page!  I cannot ask the internet for money and then totally flake on this week’s update.  It would be Somehow Wrong.

But yes, about that.

As most of you know, I opened up pre-orders for the Family Man Volume I book this past Monday. I was really completely terrified that I’d have three very nice people (two possibly being blood relatives) take me up on the offer and that I’d be spending my spring desperately trying to figure out how to cobble together $10,000 for a print run.

Well, the joke is on me: It’s been four days and over 85% has already been contributed. This means I’ve gotten to sign off with my printer, set a press date and will spend the next month Making A Book instead of Worrying About Making A Book.

I really don’t have adequate words to thank you all. I figure I’ll just send you all a book, instead.

For those of you who are waiting on a paycheck to get a copy, don’t worry, pre-orders will be available until I actually get the books! although the special hootchy fancy packages are running out (we’re down to 36!). They are all right here.

Thank you all dreadfully. And now: more comics.

Family Man pre-orders are live!

April 5th, 2010

The time is upon us, or rather, me:  the first two chapters of Family Man are coming into print as Family Man Volume I.

I’ve drawn two complete chapters, learned through experience how to design, print, publish, and ship books.  All that remains is for me to finishing laying out the book and design a really snappy cover!

Book Only!

Oh, yes, well, also, to raise the moneyIt’s going to cost me $10,000 US to print this book the way it deserves, and I’m just too much of a self-employed 26 year-old artist to have that kind of scratch lying around the house.

So I need your help. For the last four years I’ve kept the comic 100% free of advertising and have never solicited donations to keep it running.  If you’ve enjoyed it and have been looking for a way to support the project, this is your chance. I’ve put together a bunch of packaged options for pre-ordering the book, to suit any budget and degree of fervor, and I think they are genuinely pretty damn cool. You will like them!  They are neat!

So, without further ado:

Pre-order your copy now.

April 1st, 2010

Kali Ciesemier is absolutely nailing her illustrations for Garth Nix’s wonderful dark fantasy YA novel, Sabriel, over at Picture Book Report.  Arg!  So lovely!

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