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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I’ll be at a hometown show this weekend – the Rose City Comic Con! This is my first time at the show and I’m looking forward to it greatly. Especially delightful since my compatriots from Periscope Studio will all be tabling with me! Local shows are the best, because I can bring just about everything I’ve ever printed or drawn and put it on the table.
This is my last official convention appearance for 2013, so I’ll see you all there.