Archive for the ‘comic’ Category

Veggie Dog Saturn #0

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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Finally! My secret origin revealed!!!

This new mini-comic collects ten strips ranging from one to six pages each. Five of these strips have never seen print before in any form and the others are from zines and anthologies that surely almost no one has read… so basically it’s all new stuff!

Veggie Dog Saturn #0 will officially release at The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) this weekend! For more information on the show check out their website here.

And if you don’t make it to the show please feel free to send three measly dollars to Jason Young 3315 S. Smithville Rd. Dayton, Oh. 45420 (or via paypal to veggiedogsaturn (at) gmail (dot) com) for a postage paid copy delivered right to your door (throw in a few extra bucks and I’ll send you some other comics or artwork as well)!

Fantastic Four #9 Project

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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After nine years of commissioning cartoonists from all over North America to recreate a page from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four #9… it is finished!

Each page is redrawn by a different artist who put their own take on the original and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s truly a thing to behold! Just check out the beautiful cover by Nate Mcdonough!

Interior artists include Eric Shonborn, Avery Wynings, Chris Hoium, Christopher Mundy, Justin Wasson, Jeff Potter, Kevin Harris, Pat Kain, Kurt Dinse, Carrie McNinch, Jeffrey Brown, Noah Van Sciver, Jim Woodring, Anthony Vukojevich, Chester Brown, James Kochalka, Tom Williams, Nate Powell, Ron Rege jr, Dustin Harbin, Josue Menjivar and Brandon Graham!

It isn’t for sale, but if you stop by my table at S.P.A.C.E. (ths Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) on July 11th or 12th in Columbus I’d be happy to give you a free copy.

Six of the artists will be attending the show so you could totally get your copy autographed!

For more info on S.P.A.C.E. check out the convention website here.

After We Shot the Grizzly

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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This new mini-comic is my adaptation of one of my favorite songs by The Handsome Family. The words are the lyrics to the song of the same title from their Last Days of Wonder LP (with songs about Nikola Tesla, bowling alley bars, ghosts and falling in love with strangers at airports it is a great record start to finish).

In case you’re unfamiliar, The Handsome Family is Brett and Rennie Sparks. Rennie writes the lyrics, Brett writes the music and they both sing and play.

So, last year I wrote to Rennie Sparks to ask her permission to do this comic and to my delight she responded, “Go for it!” so off I went and did it!

Now it’s done and is $3 postpaid to anywhere in North America. Send well concealed cash to the address at the bottom of this page for this thirty page black and white mini-comic with full color cover.

Also, for some truly great music that some describe as American Folk or Country Gothic (I just call it awesome!) visit the Handsome Family’s website here.

UPDATE:
So, I just found out this wasn’t a new idea. A cartoonist from the UK by the name of Dan Berry already did it… and did it much better. I guess it’s true “There’s nothing new under the sun.”
Check out an example of Dan’s fantastic work here.

Why I Love Yellow Springs

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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This is an actual conversation I overheard while Kathleen and I were shopping at my favorite bookstore in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Pickerington Comics Jam

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Yesterday some of us exhibiting at the comics show at the Pickerington library did this jam comic (of which I did the opening panel). I’m not sure who all contributed as it was passed around the room but it ended with Stephen Hines finishing it up!

Fun was had! Comics were drawn! Good times!