Last Friday, I went to the Inspired Art auction held by AmericaSCORES Milwaukee, and hosted at the Milwaukee Public Market. I had a piece on the block there (a red striped bear with a mohawk that I have somewhere under the Portfolio link of this site), which sold for about $75. That was far, far less than what my Broccoli Monster piece sold for two years ago, but at least the money is going to charity. Anyway, I have below a few photos from the event.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Just wanted to let people know that Free Comic Book Day is coming up on Saturday, May 4th, so be sure to stop by the comic shops that day, pick up some comic freebies, and support independent creators like myself by buying our stuff while you’re there.
Also, I’ve made a few revisions to the site in the last couple of weeks. For example, I finally changed the color of the navigation bar; I got rid of Share & Follow, opting to instead put any links to follow me on my About page; and the big one: I’ve uploaded a plugin so that this site is now more mobile friendly. So if you’re using a smartphone, tell me what you think needs to be improved or what works on the mobile site.
There is only one week left before this, so if you want to sign up, do so here.
Also, I’ve put up a new comic page under the portfolio, so if you get the opportunity, check it out.
Yesterday, I went to the Steampunk and Robots opening reception at Artworks in Kenosha. Considering I had a piece in the show, I took a couple of pictures of the event. They are below.
On January 11th, I taught a class over at Bucketworks in Milwaukee. It was a class on how to create cartoon characters. It was pretty much an easy-going class, considering I’m not like a professor or anything. I went over some of the basics of creating a cartoon character, as well as ways to create atmosphere for the character. Here are some of the drawings I made for the class:
Although only two people showed up, they seemed to have a pretty good time. I’m hoping next time will be even better. I might host another class within a month or so, so keep an eye on this page for news about that.