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Space 2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Here are some of the sweet books I picked up at Space this weekend. If you missed it, you totally missed it!!! It was a great show and you should definitely consider going next year.

I got to meet Joseph Tenney, Joyce Brabner and Matt Kish (all of which were awesome)! It was also nice to see old friends and wonderful cartoonists that I usually only bump into at Space… such a fantastic show!

Thanks to Bob Corby and crew for putting this thing together… I had a blast!

Woodblock Print

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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Recently I’ve been going to a printmaking co-op here in Dayton with my friend Lisa. This is the first (non-digital) print I’ve made in the last seven years and it was a blast to do.

I’m working on another woodblock print now that will be the cover to an upcoming mini-comic. More on that one later.

Camp Pathways 2015

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

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This past weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in decades. I spent it at Camp Joy volunteering as a buddy for grieving teens through Hospice of Dayton’s Camp Pathways program and it couldn’t have been better!

I met so many awesome people this weekend. Even though some had lost someone very close to them as recently as two weeks ago all were eager to make connections and learn to cope with their particular loss.

It rained most of the time we were there but it didn’t put a damper on anyone’s attitude. Fun was had by all!

We also all got the chance to open up about our losses. Some of you may know that it’s coming up on exactly one year since I lost a good friend and it helped me to be with others who can empathize.

Above are some of the sketches I was able to do between our numerous activities (which included swimming, canoeing, fishing, high ropes walking, sketch comedy, various indoor sports, eating, walking, singing, hugging and crying).

If you or anyone you know have a grieving child (from ages 7 through 17) that you think could benefit from some outside support among those who may be able to relate to their situation, I highly recommend this amazing program!

I’m already looking forward to volunteering there next year.

For more information on Camp Joy and Hospice’s Camp Pathways please visit their websites below.

Camp Pathways

Camp Joy

Axel Pressbutton

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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Recently picked up some old copies of Laser Eraser and Pressbutton from a dollar box at a sweet new comic shop that opened in West Alexandria (What’s up Jim and Dan’s)!

I’d read a couple of issues when I was a kid but had no recollection of what it was about (other than a strange looking fella named Axel Pressbutton with robot legs and a giant cleaver for a left hand).

After reading them I found out that Axel was a florist attacked by a carnivorous sentient telepathic fungus which ate most of his body (though it apologized and prevented Axel from feeling the pain of being eaten alive).

Axel was rescued and given a robot chest and limbs. In addition to his robotic parts Axel was rebuilt with a button on his chest to induce an orgasm (since he no longer had his genitalia).

This bizarre character was co-created by Pedro Henry (Steve Moore) and Curt Vile (Alan Moore) in the late ’70’s and his comics were drawn by some pretty great artists including Steve Dillion, David Lloyd, Dave Gibbons, Cam Kennedy, Alan Davis, Brian Bolland and more!

Look for some the next time you’re rummaging through dollar boxes at a comics convention. You won’t be disappointed!

Longshot

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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When I was a kid Longshot was right up there with Batman and Wolverine as one of my favorite comic book characters (mostly because of the Art Adams artwork in Uncanny X-men Annuals #10 and #12 and his own six issue mini-series written by Ann Nocenti).

Other than the Art Adams artwork I loved the idea of all the female X-men heroes swooning over a guy with a mullet (I too had a mullet and wanted the attention of the likes of Storm and Dazzler).