It’s been a busy, transient few months since graduating from CCS, so let me bring you up to speed.
First, I moved my junk from Vermont to my wife’s apartment in Montreal (she went back to school in the fall, so we’ve been living apart). Then I moved our collective junk into a storage locker because we’ve moving into a new apartment in September. Then I took some of my junk (shirts, underwear, pens) and moved them to Toronto, where my wife is doing an internship for the summer. A few weeks later, I took said junk and went back to Regina. The next day, that junk was bound for the forests of Revelstoke, BC. After a few weeks, that junk was back in Saskatchewan for a bit. And now it’s back in Toronto again.
Tumultuous, right? Extra thanks to my brother, Jonah who helped a lot with the move from Vermont back to Canada.
Anyway, I’ve been a little inconsistent updating my site. But, here’s a new sketchbook spread anyway.
My output was pretty good when I was in Toronto in June. Then I went on a camping/biking/climbing trip with my parents and youngest brother for a good chunk of July and all bets were off. My family has been doing these trips ever since my dad took up rock climbing. I’ve never been much of a climber, and a nine-year hiatus didn’t change things, but I did get to ride my bike a lot, which was wonderful.
Here are some things I saw:
Update: I was able to get access to a scanner, so The Dailies are up now!
I’m going to be on the road home this weekend, so The Dailies won’t go up until I have access to a scanner. Possibly as late as Monday night or Tuesday afternoon.
But as many children have learned at this time of year, life is full of disappointments that you can’t control because you’re small, you don’t know most words, and you occasionally forget to go to the bathroom because Looney Tunes is on.
Anyway, keep checking back for new comics, and have a happy whatever-you-do-at-this-time-of-year.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper post on this dusty old blog of mine. Classes at the Center for Cartoon Studies have been keeping me pretty busy, and I’ve been preparing to table at the MoCCA Festival this weekend in New York … not to mention the top-secret side project I’ve been working on(!)
Leave Luck to Heaven is a 32 page minicomic about the two gamers who occasionally show up in my Dailies. Take a peak inside…
Did I mention that there’s a colour spread in the book and that the whole thing looks like an NES instruction manual? If you feel like you’re not getting enough spiritual and aesthetic fulfillment from your video games, this book can help.
Also debuting at MoCCA is Holy Shit: A Comics Anthology. This is the book I did with Amelia Onorato, Moody, and Sean K., last year, and it’s finally available to all who are holy or shitty. This book is 64 pages, with a gold screenprint cover, faux-gilded edges, and a ribbon bookmark to keep your place as you read through our reactions to religion.
So, to my tens of readers out there, if you’re in New York on April 9th and 10th, I hope you’ll take in the comics madness that is MoCCA. I’ll be at table M-1 with Andy Warner, Billage, Melanie Gillman, and Nate Wooters. In fact, there is going to be a metric ton of CCS pals it this general area. Just think, an infinite nunber of cartoonists all under a single roof…
Hope to see you there!
Most of the time, I don’t think of my teenage years much. For the most part, I wasn’t a particularly exciting teenager. I went to school, and then went home and played video games and drew pictures. That was it.
But every time I find myself in a mountain forest, I suddenly have a jolt of memories.