July 9th, 2015
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.
July 6th, 2015
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.
June 28th, 2015
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.
June 14th, 2015
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).