Some updates on things that are happening

Since it has been a while since my last post, I figured I should probably update on what’s going on:

-Drannik & Lizzep #6 is in the works as I type this. I have completed writing the stories that will go in the issue, and will begin drawing them in the next few days.

-Once again, I have entered the AmericaSCORES Milwaukee Inspired Art Auction. My artwork is featured here. The auction will take place on October 24th at the Milwaukee Public Market.

-I have purchased a table for Milwaukee Zine Fest, which is on November 8th at Polish Falcon in Milwaukee. I will be selling comics and maybe some drawings as well.

-A comic page of mine was featured in Left of the Lake #6. Well, it was actually part of the mini-comic book “Squint”, but it’s there. Go pick up a copy if you happen to be in the Kenosha area.

Artistic Expressions 2014 – Saturday July 13th

Hello again. I will be a part of the Artistic Expressions event at Henry and Wanda’s in Racine. The event is on July 13th from 3 until 8 pm. I plan on selling comics there, including the recently completed Drannik & Lizzep #5, as well as Mr. Smiley and One Dot, two one-shot comics I’ve done. More info can be found in the link below. Hope to see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtisticExpression2014/info

Free Comic Book Day this Saturday

It’s been a while since I posted anything, so I just wanted you all to know that I will be at Rockhead’s Comics and Games in Kenosha on Saturday giving away a comic that I made for Free Comic Book Day. Stop on by if you want a copy.

New news and such

Some news because I haven’t posted in quite some time:

-The grant has gone through for “The Journal of Mischa”. We won’t hear anything about it til later, though, so keep your eyes open for more later.

-Issue 5 of Drannik & Lizzep is in the works, with the first story for it almost completed. The cover is done by Deidre “Pit-Face” Crouch, whose work you can see here.

-Big news: I’m on the waitlist for CAKE 2014. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll make it in, but they must have liked my stuff enough to put me on the waitlist for the show. We’ll see what happens in the next few months. Reminder: CAKE 2014 will be in Chicago on May 31st and June 1st. It is an alternative comics show, so even if I don’t get in, please go to it and support my fellow indie comic creators.

I was interviewed for the Racine Journal Times!

I was recently interviewed for the Racine Journal Times. If you want to read the story, click here.

In related news, “The Journal of Mischa” is now complete. Now what we are hoping for is a grant to print it and distribute it to the local high schools. To say that I’m excited is an understatement.

Progress on “The Journal of Mischa”

“The Journal of Mischa”, a comic I am making in conjunction with NAMI of Racine, is coming along swimmingly. The cover has been finished for a while and is on display on this very website. The pages have been sketched out and I am working on inking them as I type this. The grant process has begun, and I’m hoping it goes through when the time comes to send it. Below are a few screen captures of what has been done so far.

Depression Script

Journal of Mischa Comic Pages Journal of Mischa Page 2

Meta Con 2013 Recap

Last weekend I went to Meta Con in Minneapolis to sell some comics, as well as some commissions. While I didn’t make any commission sales, I did sell quite a few books. The con itself was interesting, as it focused more on anime and gaming than it did on comic stuff. There were quite a few people dressed up as cartoon characters wandering the halls. Below are just a few pictures from the con floor itself.

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Meta Con in One Week, Plus Other News

Drannik & Lizzep go Digital

A week from today, I will be going to Meta Con in Minneapolis to sell copies of Drannik & Lizzep, as well as drawings I’ll make on the spot. I will be posting pictures of the event afterwards.

In other news, I am currently working on a new project: a spinoff of Drannik & Lizzep starring Mischa. It is a story involving mental illness, and I’m getting the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, in Racine involved. In other words, this comic might have more than just local exposure. I’m also going to be talking to a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel soon about this story, as well as all my other comic related doings. I will post more about these things as they happen.

Updates

Drannik & Lizzep T-shirt Design

Some brief updates: I’ve added some more stuff to the portfolio section of the site, including the image above. Yes, I am planning on making Drannik & Lizzep Ts to support the comic book, but it might be a while before any are printed off.

In the meantime, Meta Con is coming up in a month, so if you are in the Minneapolis area and want to meet me/purchase some comics, that would be the perfect time to do so.

Finally, Drannik & Lizzep has returned to the Kindle store. If you want to purchase a copy for your ebook collection, click the link in the previous sentence.

CAKE Chicago and future events

A week or two back, I went to CAKE, a free alternative comics show down in Chicago. I must have met with at least a dozen different artists, and I bought/traded quite a few comics as well. As an indie cartoonist myself, it felt good to be surrounded by comics that were more alternative or indie like my own. It’s nice to have an opportunity to expose Drannik & Lizzep to a larger crowd, and the artists at CAKE were no exception. Seeing the amount of talent down there from across the country makes me even more psyched for the con I’m going to.

Speaking of which, I will be in Minneapolis from August 30th to September 1st for Meta Con, which I am so looking forward to. I’m hoping to sell a lot of Drannik & Lizzep books there, and I’m hoping to meet some people out there, so that’s always a plus. Between now and then, though, I will be at a couple of different art-related functions, including Drink & Draw later this week in Milwaukee, as well as teaching a cartooning class this coming Saturday. Hopefully more will come between now and then.