What is this and what does it have to do with me and Amber Benson??? Tomorrow at Central Coast Comic Con in Ventura we will be letting fans and friends know!!! We’ll be signing from like 11A-5:30PM stop by and get excited. We will have a little something to share during the con.
Amber and I did a kids book together a few years back called, Among the Ghosts. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s some of her most fun and whimsical writing, and it’s some of my most fun and whimsical art.
To get tickets for the Con- or “C4”- go to this link here: http://www.venturacomiccon.com/
Amber and I will tweet some more news in the morning!
My favorite thing about making new comics? Going on tour and visiting all my friends in various cities around the nation!
Starting this weekend, I’m gonna be back on the road, back on planes, living in and out of a big fat suitcase, and promoting the heck out of Burn the Orphanage. I’m lucky because this time I have Daniel with me on some of the stops.
Please make sure and stop by. We begin this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland, premiering the book ON MY BIRTHDAY. It’s gonna be the bomb.
And again… You will answer to no one else but me!
Again: YOU WILL ANSWER TO NO ONE ELSE BUT ME.
I wrote the intro for the new trade of LIL DEPRESSED BOY so @depressedboy and @sinagrace drew me into it!!! It “hits the shelf” this Wednesday, May 15. This is a great comic, read it!
Out tomorrow! Li’l Depressed Boy, Volume 4: Love is a Place. Jonah’s intro truly is the sweetest/ best.
You will answer to no one else but me.
Sequential Smarts - the best thing ever.
Inspired by the illustrative world of Gary Baseman as explored in the exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, attend this panel of graphic novelists as they discuss the conceptual underpinning of contemporary graphic storytelling and L.A.’s central place in the world of the graphic novel.
Like Gary Baseman, many graphic novelists use illustration to depict fantastic worlds of their own making. Panelists Sina Grace (Not My Bag and Li’l Depressed Boy), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Who Is AC?), Nick Thorburn (author of What a Gas and lead singer of the band Islands), and Malachi Ward(Expansion, Utu, and Ritual) discuss their work and the world of the graphic novel. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.
Sponsored by The Skirball Cultural Center, and The Secret Headquarters, this is going to be an event to remember. All attendees get a limited edition print of the image above (signed by all four panelists).
Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Order tickets here: http://www.skirball.org/programs/readings-talks/sequential-smarts
Books with Pictures was my first comic book series. The six-issue series chronicles Melissa, a young girl in a cruddy relationship, and her experiences working at a comic store. Slice-of-life at its finest, if I do say so myself. It was an amazing, embarrassing, and interesting experience, as far as writing and drawing something for mass consumption goes. The book had national distribution in the Diamond catalog (back when that was less than impossible), so I was able to hear how much people hated my book from all parts of the country. In all seriousness, it was cool to have met people who lived in other cities that genuinely liked my little book about very big issues, like: how do we catalog these mutant titles and their spin-offs? why do our significant others keep pestering us to move in? is peeing in a cup THAT gross?
(Quick aside: I published the book under my imprint Very Dynamic Comics just so the acronym was VD Comics. #mature)
But it was great… I met Struble because I needed a cover colorist, I learned how my terrible puns would fall flat on the printed paper, I also got to do several comic conventions with my own comic book, and this was all while I was in college. My favorite thing is that I technically published some of the fabulous Ming Doyle’s first sequential pages in her already-prolific career (issue six, suckers!)
Above are some covers (one parodying a Miranda July movie), two pages that are related to when Melissa checks out the porn section of the comic store, and one of Ming’s pages.
If you are interested in checking out the series, I have all six issues available for ten dollars as a bundle here: http://sinagrace.bigcartel.com/
Thanks for reading.
Check out the awesome Hastings Exclusive variant Struble and I did for The Regular Show comic’s first issue!
While we didn’t get on as the series team, Boom and CN liked us enough to allow us to work with the franchise in another capacity. The fine folks at Hastings also dug our exclusive Fionna and Cake cover so much that they wanted to work with us again, too.
A good attitude gets you through the rough times, and also puts you in a better place for victories- big and small.