All this weekend through to Monday, venerable purveyor of small press and indie comics Birdcage Bottom Books will be having it’s Black Friday sale. There you will find a selection of my minicomics at 20% off, as well as Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, the Hic & Hoc anthology of unsolved mysteries that I edited (also 20% off). Additionally, you will find TONS of other really amazing comics at up to 50% off, so get yourself over to their website and grab up some comics. They make great stocking stuffers.
For those of you seeking holiday-themed reading, I have posted my comic “From The Beyond” online in its entirety. This story focuses on a strange experiment conducted by 1920s Spiritualist Thomas Lynn Bradford, who committed suicide in an attempt prove the existence of an afterlife by contacting the living from beyond the grave. You can also see a video of my 2014 artist’s talk about this piece at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers’ House.
This comic was originally created for Then It Was Dark, an anthology of true ghost stories and brushes with the paranormal. The book is full of spooky stories by some seriously talented artists, and I heartily recommend you check it out.
I’m so excited to once again be attending the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD! If you live in the surrounding area, come out to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, September 19th (11am-7pm) and/or Sunday, September 20th (12-6pm) to see a whole mess of cartoonists selling books, minicomics, and all manner of fun stuff. There’s also a ton of really amazing programming this year, so check that out! Admission is $20 for a two-day pass, and less if you just go one day. Come enjoy the show! I’ll be at table E9A, with a big pile of minicomics just for you.
There’s still time to pledge to the Kickstarter for Eat More Comics, The Nib‘s collection of their best stuff since their launch in September 2013. For their second anniversary, they will be putting out a giant, 300-page hardcover edition of political cartoons, comics journalism, non-fiction, and humor comics.
The book will feature comics by tons of fantastic artists (visit the Kickstarter page for the whole list), and stretch goals include brand new, exclusive comics from Zach Weinersmith, Rich Stevens, Gemma Correll, and Matt Bors. Some of my comics will be featured in the book, including “Urine: The Miracle Cure,” which you may remember as the comic where I drink my own urine in the name of science and art (and let’s be honest, clickbait). If you missed that one, you can check it out here, or pledge some $$$ to get the print edition next month.
Hey Minneapolis! I will be visiting your fine city this weekend for Autoptic, a two day independent culture festival. The show is free to the public and will feature the work of cartoonists, musicians, print makers, and other artists. Check out the show at Aria in downtown Minneapolis from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 11am-6pm on Sunday. You can find me at table 90! Hope to see you there!