Friday, September 30, 2011
Though I won't be able to attend APE in San Francisco this weekend, there will be a book of my drawings debuting there: The Daily Forlorn from Chance Press collects a handful of work from the daily drawing blog of the same name, hand-stiches it, and packages it together nicely with extra prints and fanciness. The normal edition is limited to 75, with an even limited-er edition in far smaller numbers.
Chance Press will be at table 341, so stop by and pick up one of the copies there while you're perusing all the wonders at APE.
This coming Tuesday, October 4th, I'll be hosting the Museum of Contemporary Art's monthly Doodleganza event. The event is free with museum admission, so come on by and let me run through the paces of drawing experiments. You are like putty in my hands. Putty, I say.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A great story, via Boing Boing, who puts it perfectly: "the message here is seriously spot-on: The best way to honor the people who helped you realize your dreams is to help somebody else realize theirs."
Two of my favorite people in comics, Joe Mochove and Rusty Rowley, were kind enough to grant me an audience at SPX this year. We discuss all of the important topics of the day: Earnest Borgnine, mobility scooters, terrorism, and delicious orange juice.
Friday, September 16, 2011
If you've been yelling to an indifferent sky, "Why aren't there more t-shirts with mustachioed ducks on them?" then cry no more. Author Dan Sinker's Quaxelrod shop is open for business (I just provided the ducks and geeks).
Shop with confidence (knowing part of every shirt purchase goes to Young Chicago Authors) and spread your twitter obsession across your chest with the best of them.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This Saturday and Sunday I'll be at SPX in Bethesda, Maryland at table H11 beside my pal (and amazing cartoonist/illustrator/designer) Mark Burrier.
I'll have with the just-released postcard collection So-So Heroes as well as the Limited Edition of Life with Mr. Dangerous (a slightly less involved version of which I just put up on The Forlorn Funnies Store).
When I'm not at that table remembering that I forgot to eat lunch, I'll be signing over at Fantagraphics (5:30 to 7 on Saturday, 4:30 to 6 on Sunday). If you're in the vicinity of either of those tables, stop by, say hello, and tell me about that wonderful sandwich you just had.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I meant to post this a while ago, but in the wake of book tour chaos it slipped through the cracks: Lee Keeler of Classy Hands sat me down for an interview while I was in Los Angeles, and now you can view it with your face. My face is partially in shadow. There is no artistic significance to this, that's just where the sun decided to be.
Part Two of the interview is here.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Since I stopped doing a weekly shirt and started doing daily drawing, I haven't posted anything new at The Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop in a while. To right that situation, I've just added some new business. Please arrive at the meeting on time with your papers in order.
Just a reminder that this friend (above) and other concoctions are being posted on a daily basis over at The Daily Forlorn. This feathered fellow happens will be reappearing in a couple different things in development right now, and snippets of Forlorn Funnies and other comics will also be sneaking their way in among more random portraits. So if you want all the confusing teasers, get to the drawings. What does it all mean? Only time will tell. Or me. I might tell. Later. Not now. Jeez, back off, will ya?
For the month of September, I contributed the banner for Chicago Publishes, the site for Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ Publishing Industry Programs. I also answered a few questions about Life with Mr. Dangerous and future work. Have a read, and poke around the site for all the information on other Chicago-area authors and projects.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Stalwart comics scholar Paul Gravett has written a review of Life with Mr. Dangerous (among other graphic novels) for The Times of London Literary Supplement. A tip of the bowler to Mr. Gravett.