In progress.

Reference & research for my projects.

Oct 7
“RE: Don’t focus too much on the negative in someone else’s work. Don’t make it your CRUSADE. Spend that effort making your own work better. Make your work the COUNTERARGUMENT to the work you don’t like.” Ronald Wimberly (via leseanthomas)

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NYCC signing schedule

This weekend, Joe Flood & I will be signing at these booths:

Lion Forge- Booth 1659-  1pm-3pm Saturday and 12pm-2pm Sunday

First Second - Booth 2237 - 2:30 pm -3:30 Sunday

Lion Forge will have copies of their NYCC exclusive, only 250 copies are being printed for the show.

Or you can snag a copy here!


Sep 23

Sep 18

magdalenaszymaniec said: Hey! It was great meeting you at SPX. We love the "Guidebook for Adventuring Standards"!

oneofthejohns:

Unfortunately, I wasn’t at SPX this year. Maybe you’re confusing me with Greg Means? I was in Portland prepping for a class.

Either way, glad you love the Guidebook! MK and I had so much fun putting it together. 

They are either confusing you with Greg, who was on one side of me, or Jason Shiga, who was on the other.

It was nice meeting you, assuming I was at the table when you were there! 50/50 chance there.


oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.
If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.
Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.

If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.

Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 


Sep 17

Banned Books Panel at Rose City Comic Con

oneofthejohns:

The Rose City Comic Con is this weekend at the Convention Center in Portland. You should come by and check it out. You should also come to the panel I’m on at 3:00 on Sunday in room 4. I’m going to be talking about banned books and censorship with Sarah Mirk, James Lucas Jones, and Justin Stanley. 

See you there!


SPX FOR LIFE!

Back, recovering, and getting ready to dive into new things, with my sails full of the gale that is SPX. Thank you everyone who came by the table! Especially readers who came back just to say how much they liked the book, it’s a nice counter to the rest of the year wondering if anyone will connect with something I’m working on.

Every year is always the best, and I’ve been since 2002. Highlights:

-Sitting next to Jason Shiga all weekend! Not only did the man most deservedly win an Ignatz, he a super delightful human being. Greg, Alec & I shook up our usual table order, so Shiga was in the middle next to me, and we had some fun talks about comics. 

-Josh Cotter came back from the dead! Or maybe it was just the midwest.

-Eleanor Davis’ presentation was the first panel I’ve been to in ages. (maybe even a whole decade? I usually hate to leave the big room.) It shattered my perception of reality and left me totally raw and open and exposed. All I could do was go find Drew and tell him I love his wife. Luckily I got her book first thing Saturday, but I might actually be more excited about her Beouija minis.

-Actually that whole Athens GA crew is made up of ballers. I hung out with Drew Weing, Joey Weiser, & David Mack + other Atheneans Sunday night & they are awesome dudes.

-I drove down with some recent SVA lady grads (Molly Ostertag, Aatmaja Pandya, Clare DeZutti & Amanda Scurti) who are all doing some cools stuff, and talked about how their parents like music that I liked in high school. That school is putting out some talented kids these days.

-Roomed with Robin McConnell & Brandon Graham and have now been listening to their married bickering for like five days. When we got back to NYC we went to Book Off & Brandon explained Polar Bear Cafe to me when I found the untranslated manga.

And I am leaving out many more amazing people & things, but it’d take entirely too long to write about and I have comics to go make. All my news is still under wraps for the next few months, but maybe not too much longer. I’m sitting on a pile of awesome stuff, and psyched for what’s coming up.

LETS ALL DO OUR BEST OKAY!


simonleclerc:

animation designs from back in the calarts’dayz

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Sep 9

SPX 2014- N again!

This weekend I’ll be back in my regular spot at SPX, N1-N2 with Greg Means, Alec Longstreth, and Jason Shiga! You’ll find us just inside the ticket entrance, where we’ve been the past four or five years now.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Cute Girl Network yet, Greg & I will also be doing a signing at the First Second Booth Sunday at 4:30 at E-5. We also have copies at our table, along with this year’s Free Comic Book Day Free Book, Runner, Runner. Joe Flood will be at home hanging out with his baby and maybe working on our next collaborative project, but we’ll send him your regards if you stop by!  

Also, the awesome Jonathan Hill (YES, THAT Jonathan Hill, the one who drew Americus) is working on a really cute kids book about animals who do construction. The Kickstarter page is here!


Aug 27
JP, he was trying to be friends! Cauliflower ears is a thing that you get from wrestling headgear/ getting your head mushed into the mat all the time. It’s like if you noticed someone with ink stains on their fingers carrying a long arm stapler and then actually tried to talk to them.

JP, he was trying to be friends! Cauliflower ears is a thing that you get from wrestling headgear/ getting your head mushed into the mat all the time. It’s like if you noticed someone with ink stains on their fingers carrying a long arm stapler and then actually tried to talk to them.


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