Monday
Dec162013

The Blink Book Shoppe is Open!

You can now order Blink books and prints directly from me through my Storenvy shop! I just set it up and am pleased with how simple and versitile it is. I've got books and I've got postcards (available for pre-order). 

 

Wednesday
Dec112013

Comic Creators For Freedom

There is a problem. Will you be part of the solution?

Children are being trafficked and raped daily and slavery is one of the darkest stories on our planet. Love146 works toward the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation through Prevention and Aftercare programs. 

Make a donation of any size and get a wallpaper featuring the awkward school photos of your favorite webcomic characters! My personal goal is a mere $100... but the TOTAL GOAL for the fundraising drive is $5,000. Please donate whatever you can to help spread the love!
http://comiccreatorsforfreedom.com/

(For anyone who donates $5 or more on my fundraising page, I'll send a signed BLINK/STAR WARS X-MAS postcard to you in the mail!) 

There are only 3 days left!

Please donate here: 

Thanks!

Sunday
Aug252013

Yet Another “New Beginning”

I wrapped up work on Chapter 2 weeks ago (you can buy it here or here), and shortly thereafter I got to work on writing Chapter 3. It took me a month to write it… 50 pages of total and complete Blink awesomeness. I started drawing on Thursday and here here are the first four panels (out of 6) from page 1 to give you a taste of the sweetastic-ness that I’m talking about:

01 [panel 1-4 pencils]

Notes for context: the panel borders are bus windows… and all of the places pictured are located along High Street, running north to south.

BONUS! Here is the mock-up (with inserted photos) which I used as a tracing guide:

01 [panel 1-4 mock-up] copy copy

I anticipate that I’ll have the inks done by tomorrow (I have a separate project that I need to work on tonight/tomorrow before I can get back to work on page 1). When I do finish the page, I’ll post it here.

Thursday
Aug082013

Columbus + (Comics+Education) x 2 = :)

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This autumn, there will be TWO Major Comics Educational Events happening in Columbus! 

MIX will be happening at CCAD on September 27 and 28. MIX is Columbus College of Art & Design’s second annual symposium and exhibition dedicated to the diverse art form of comics. It features panels, roundtables, and workshops with scholars and artists from across the country as well as Columbus' thriving comics scene.

Then, just seven weeks later, The Festival of Cartoon Art & Grand Opening of the NEW Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is happening on November 14-17 at OSU. There's a two-day academic conference (Thurs and Fri), a two-day "Festival Forum" (Sat & Sun), "An Evening with the Hernandez Brothers" on Saturday night and there will be two new gallery exhibits. Actually, the whole shebang is NEW. The library (in its former location) is closed and they will open at their new digs on September 9, 2013 in their new home in Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street. I'm looking forward to their Grand Opening on Novemeber 15th. :)

There will be many hometown comic creators participating in each event and comic book rock star Jeff Smith will be a featured guest at both. I’ll be one of the panelists at MIX@CCAD and one of the many attendees at FCA@OSU

Monday
Jul292013

The Door is Now Open

After many months of being “almost finished” and “nearly done” and “just about there” it is my pleasure to announce that the final edition of BLINK: So It Goes, Chapter 2 – “…To Go With This Doorknob!” is now ready for purchase!

Here are the options for purchasing the book:

  • You can buy it right now at the CreateSpace store. (That’s who prints the books; much like Ka-Blam, but less expensive.)
  • It will also be available on Amazon in just a few days (if you like your shipping free).
  • If you want to buy it at a comic shop or directly from me you’ll have to wait a few weeks. I’ll need to

There are a few things that make this chapter special: It’s something of a “Blink-solo” story, it features the most “Columbus cameos” I’d ever done (in one single story), it also features the most variety of characters (two of those characters are based on my parents) and it’s got one of the sweetest “best friend” moments I’ve ever created. The entire book is 86 pages—42 pages are story, all the rest is filled with very cool extras! 

If you’re in need of previous Blink books, you can buy them here and here.