I made a batch of Gingerbread Llama greeting cards last week! You can buy one at the Degenerate Craft Fair on December 14th - 15th.
Working hard and taking names! I'm assembling this little guy as we speak. Alien Raver: Mad Tea Party is the second in the Alien Raver in Wonderland series (check out the first here). You can nab a copy at the Degenerate Craft Fair on December 14th and 15th.
Many thanks to my friend Ann-Marie, who stuck with me all day and took this lovely picture of my table!
Last weekend was the Locust Moon Comics Festival, held in Philadelphia, PA (or as the highway signs like to say, Phila). It was held at the Rotunda, an old church in the University City part of town. It was an unseasonably warm day, which got warmer as the place started filling up. Luckily, the Locust Moon staff handed out water bottles throughout the day. I must have drank my body weight in water!
Aside from the constant sweating, I had a really good time. I was glad to see some familiar faces in attendance and make some new friends in the process, including Andrea Tsurumi, Pat Dorian, Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, Mike King, Boyoun Kim, Sue Jean Ko, Frank Reynoso and Alex Eckman-Lawn. I only regret not being able to walk around at a leisurely pace to see everyone's work! The Locust Moon crew did a really job putting the festival together. Hopefully I will return next year with some comic debuts (and a portable fan, just in case)!
A while ago I mentioned I was contributing a comic to the Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthology. I am super excited to be part of this book! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! While I can't show you the comic in its entirety, I can share this work in progress shot. Alien Raver dreams of delectable meals with each food dream becoming more and more grandiose.
I'm also working on a new Alien Raver in Wonderland mini-book. This one has Alien Raver attending the Mad Tea Party with his "friends" standing in for the Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse. You can follow my silkscreen progress on Instagram or Twitter!
This Saturday, you can find me at the Locust Moon Comics Festival! I'll have copies of my newest book Narwhal, Owl Maiden tote bags, Llama Salutation greeting cards and more! LMCF will be held at the Rotunda in Philadelphia from 10am - 6pm. Follow the map to find my table. Hope to see you there!
These have been hiding in the wings for the last 2 months, but I am now free to share them with all of you! My friends asked me to create a set of 4 illustrations for their wedding guestbook keeping their wedding theme and colors in mind. I thought it would be fun to depict them in their everyday activities within fantastic settings: walking the dogs in outer space, a romantic picnic under the sea, sledding with yetis and tag-teaming to create happy panda bear robots. It was challenging to design these with white space in mind (for guests to write in). They were printed as oversized postcards on a heavy paper stock as an edition of 50. I'll have a picture of the postcards soon!
I'm featured in the fourth issue of Ink and Arrows Design Magazine! I talk about how I came to the realization that I wanted to be an illustrator/cartoonist and a little about my process. Many thanks to editors Alexandra and Amalia for reaching out and putting everything together. Also featured in this issue are Feline Zegers, Nate Hinners, Sam Rowe, Kara Smarsh and many more!
I'm also very excited to announce that I'll have a comic in Locust Moon's upcoming anthology, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. This Winsor McCay tribute features the likes of Paul Pope (!!!), Bill Sienkiewicz, Neal Adams, Jim Rugg, Becky Cloonan, Scott Morse, Camilla d’Errico, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Chrissie Zullo, Mark Buckingham and many more. It will be printed as both a newspaper and hardcover book at the full-size of the original Little Nemo pages (roughly 16" x 21"). WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE MY EXCITEMENT. I'll be sure to share all my work-in-progress as I work on the comic.
As promised, I debuted a new Uncanny Alien Raver painting at the SVA All-Staff Show last week: Colossus!
The X-Man Colossus possesses the mutant ability to transform his entire body into a form of "organic steel", endowing him with superhuman levels of strength and stamina. He's the most selfless member of the team, always putting himself in danger to protect others. Colossus frequently puts on variety shows for his X-Men teammates, juggling a variety of large objects, including a dozen watermelons at a time. Afterwards, he later uses the remains to make watermelon juice for everyone.
Keep a look out for more Uncanny Alien Raver members in the following weeks!
Last night at the SVA Gallery
A BIG thank you to all who stopped by to check out the show! Minah Kim did a great job of curating and putting everything together. All the yummy food and beer provided was also very much appreciated. It's so interesting observing people reacting to your work. If you weren't able to make it to the reception last night, fear not! The exhibition will be up until July 24th.