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Queen of the Sea Events in Portland!

Created: 11 Jun 2019 / Categories: Appearances, Books

My new book for young readers, Queen of the Sea, hits bookshelves on the 25th of June! I’ll be all over my home town of Portland, Oregon, reading excerpts, explaining how I turned Queen Elizabeth I into a font, signing and doodling in copies, and answering reader questions.

I’ve got events at a comics shop, a children’s bookstore, and an all-purpose book palace subdivision, and each event is tailored to fit a different crowd – so if you miss me at one, you can catch me at another.


Wednesday, June 26th, 6-8pm
Books With Pictures
1401 SE Division St (note the new address – first event in their big new home!)
Big Ole Launch Party! Snacks, giveaways, a reading, cartoonists everywhere.
All ages welcome; there will be adult beverages.

Sunday, June 30th, 11am
Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St
Kid-friendly reading and signing!
All ages welcome. Green Bean is a wonderful independent children’s bookstore!

Thursday, July 11th, 7:30pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (note that this is the branch in the Southeast, not downtown or Beaverton!)
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Reading and signing in the Tabor Room!
All ages welcome. I’ll be doing some extended Q&A for folks interested in how the book was made!

Alaska Robotics Mini-Con & Art Camp, May 21-25

Created: 20 Apr 2017 / Categories: Appearances

I’ll be appearing in Juneau, AK this Saturday (May 22) at the Alaska Robotics Mini-Con! The show is free to the public, and you can find me from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. I’ll also be appearing at the Kick-Off Event at the Valley Library on Friday evening.

Shortly after that, I’ll be heading into the forest for the Comics Camp, where I’ll be leading some workshops on the techniques I use in my work, and leading some discussions about how creators can help make the publishing industry more accessible to marginalized voices.

This little con has an all-star line-up of guests that would blow the socks off of any big city show, so if you’re in the area, come take advantage – and I’ll see you there!

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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Emerald City Comicon, March 2-5!

Created: 01 Mar 2017 / Categories: Appearances


I’ll be exhibiting and paneling at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this weekend, March 2-5! Come find me at the Topatoco booth, #1102,  right in the Skybridge.

I’ll have all of my books, a selection of prints both new and old, stickers, and more!

We recently adopted a real sweetheart of a rescue dog, Teddy “Roosevelt” Meconis. Teddy was a neglected stray, so he’s a liiiiittle behind on his healthcare. To help pay his vet bills, I’ll be hand painting wee original watercolor commissions of your very own money pits pets! 

I have a collection of ridiculously ornate miniature picture frames (collected over years of visits to art supply shops, and thrift shop expeditions), so your doggo, tabby, gerbil, python, or rancho will not just be painted, but enshrined.

There will be a limited number of commission slots available, so come find me ASAP.

I’m on two delightful panels this year as well!

First, join me for a topic that I’ll be moderating:

The Power Was In You All Along: How to Turn your Weird Talents and Unusual Obsessions into Authentic, Original Art

The creative world is full of copycats and trend-followers. It’s tempting to go with the crowd, but what if the real secret to success is…originality? And what if your best ideas lie hidden in your weirdest skills and most unusual passions? Join panelists Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), Kory Bing (Skin Deep), David Malki ! (Wondermark), and Dylan Meconis (Bite Me!, Family Man) as they explain how to turn your passion for underwater basketweaving (…or whatever!) into a creative goldmine.

Thursday Mar 02, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Room WSCC 604 (6th floor)

Then join me on Saturday as I participate in this fabulousness:

The World of DRIVE

Come hear in-depth, behind-the-scenes talk about the fan-favorite comic, DRIVE. Join creator Dave Kellett and special guests as they talk about the 9-year scifi series, and this weekend’s ECCC premier of the huge new hardcover. And since DRIVE was nominated for “Best Long-Form Comic” by the National Cartoonist Society, you’ll also get sneak peeks of what’s ahead in that long-form story! You may even win a giveaway of the new book!

Saturday Mar 04, 2017, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Room WSCC 604 (6th floor)

I’ll see you all there! You can follow me on Twitter for any show-related announcements.


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.