Archive for the ‘comic’ Category

Ball Point Break

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

When I got the idea to do a Mad Magazine style parody of the movie Point Break I figured it would be about eight pages or so. Just something to amuse my friend Doogie and I (both of us being huge fans of the film).

Somehow it inexplicably just kept going until it became what you see here. My first graphic novel. I sincerely hope you enjoy it, but don’t feel bad if you don’t. Me and Doogie both think it’s awesome.

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The Cash

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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I’ve recently began working on my first graphic novel. It’s a very different format for someone used to doing mini-comics and comic strips as it requires waiting until you’ve done over a hundred pages of art before you get any reader feedback. So I’ve decided to release a limited run of each chapter as a mini-comic (the first of which I just finished) in hopes of getting an idea whether or not this thing is going to have an audience.

It’s a story set in the late 1800′s in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio and centers around two brothers, John and Frank Patterson, struggling with the decision of what they are going to make of themselves. This first chapter depicts the beginnings of their journey as it is wrought with risks and pitfalls. This is indeed a true story that I’ve found fascinating for awhile and felt it worthy of taking the time to share with others who may not be familiar.

This first chapter (titled The Purchase) is a 22 page black and white comic with a color cover and a sticker price of $4 (postpaid in the United States). Originally I had planned on debuting it at Appleseed Con, but it looks like it will be sometime in June. If you’d like to pre-order a copy you can send payment to the address at the bottom of this page or to my paypal account which is veggiedogsaturn@gmail.com

Below is a sample page from the first chapter depicting the Patterson brothers’ frustration after realizing the business they just purchased isn’t as solid as they were led to believe.
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Record Store Day!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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As you probably already know, Saturday April 19th is Record Store Day! To celebrate, I did this Revolve comic strip for your enjoyment (and as a reminder to get out there and support your local record store).

Personally, I’m most excited about the new Pixies album coming out as well as the 10″ record of unreleased Hank Williams, Sr. recordings. Unreleased Hank Williams… How cool is that?!?

To see the other swell releases and to find the nearest participating record store near you, check out the official site here.

To see more of my Revolve comic strips, pick up a copy of Telephone Magazine or (if you’re not from the greater Dayton area) visit their website here.

Witchcraft the Conjuring

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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So after working at a comic book shop for two decades I decided to make a mini-comic parodying the experience (especially a certain collectible card game that we sold). The result is Witchcraft the Conjuring, a 28 page comic that depicts the true life tragedy that can happen when an insidious card game infects a mild mannered comic book shop.

When I finished it I showed the cover to my pal Eric who said he thought he could add some tweaks here and there. What he did was amazing… I’m so happy with the way the cover turned out (especially if you compare it with my version).

Regular version available for $4 postpaid to the address at the bottom of this page (or by paypal to veggiedogsaturn@gmail.com )

Also available as a Collector’s Edition featuring sharp corners (as opposed to the rounded regular edition) and hand signed and numbered from an extremely limited edition of only 7 copies (featuring a full color Witchcraft the Conjuring trading card drawn on the inside front cover) for only $10 ea!

Here’s a sample interior page for your enjoyment:
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Pinoy Komiks

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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This is the first page of a comic I did for an upcoming charity book for victims of the typhoon that destroyed much of the Philippines in November 2013.

It’s being put together by Adam Pasion who did the Aftershock benefit anthology in 2011 for victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan and features many great cartoonists from various countries including, of course, the Philippines.

Here is a link to the Kickstarter page (which due to a strange rule about doing charity work on their page you can no longer actually mention that it’s for charity… but trust me, it is).

Help a good cause and read some good comics at the same time… what could be better?