See you at SPX!

I’m very excited to be attending the Small Press Expo again this year! The show will be held at the Marriott North Bethesda Hotel & Conference Center on September 17th (11am-7pm) and September 18th (noon-6pm). If you’d like to come say hi, you can find me hanging around with Kilgore Books at table J9.

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Adorable SPX banner by the extremely talented Sophie Goldstein!

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Kilgore will be debuting their fall line at the show, which includes my new comic, The Plunge, as well as new work by Noah Van Sciver, Simon Moreton, and Tom Van Deusen. I’m honored to be included in such a talented lineup.

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Mostly I will be there to promote my brand new comic, a nonfiction story about Annie Edson Taylor, the first daredevil to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. I find Annie’s story to be fascinating and heartbreaking and I hope that you will too. Copies only cost $6, so pick one up at the show if you didn’t already grab one by backing the Kickstarter! I will also have a very limited number of some of my older minicomics for sale, so if you’re interested in those you will want to come find me early. Hope to see you there!

New Comic in Kilgore’s 2016 Fall Lineup

My newest comic, The Plunge, is part of Kilgore’s fall lineup. It’s the true story of a woman who became the first daredevil to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. They’re also putting out new work by some other amazing artists! Pre-order any/all of these comics by backing the Kickstarter:

All of the comics from Kilgore’s fall lineup will debut at SPX on September 17th & 18th in Bethesda Maryland. Hope to see some of you there!

CAKE This Weekend!

Chicago! Come out this weekend to see me and a heaps of other talented cartoonists at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)! CAKE is one of my favorite shows of the year (and Chicago is one of my favorite cities!) so I’m extra excited for the show. I hope you are too! You can come find me at Table 45B!

CAKE banner by Krystal DiFronzo.

CAKE banner by Krystal DiFronzo.

I’ll be selling minicomics, including copies of Baseline Blvd, which was nominated for Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize this year. I’ll also have aviation history buttons and tote bags. All of the relevant details of the show are below. I hope to see you there!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 2016
11 am – 6 pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE and open to the public!
http://www.cakechicago.com

Hidden Forces at the Watkins Museum of History

The Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, KS is holding an opening event this Friday for a new exhibition, Hidden Forces: The Kansas People’s History Project. Last fall, I had the opportunity to work with project director Dave Loewenstein by getting my Hand Lettering for Illustration & Comics class involved in the Kansas People’s History Project. The students were assigned to participate in the project, which asked artists to research and design a broadside highlighting an overlooked person or event in Kansas history. The exhibition at the Watkins Museum of History will feature screen printed versions of a selection of the submissions, including my own broadside about Annie Diggs, as well as the work of several of my students. If you live in the Lawrence area, come join us!

emigennis_kphpanniediggsThe opening event will take place from 6-9pm on May 27th, and is free to the public. Programming will include presentations by project director Dave Loewenstein, as well as printmaker Josh MacPhee, whose Celebrate People’s History project inspired the KPHP.  Below are a few examples of the work of students from my Lettering class last fall. High resolution versions of all of the submissions to the KPHP can be viewed at the project’s website, kansaspeopleshistoryproject.com.

"Farpoint Observatory" by Cat Jepson

“Farpoint Observatory” by Cat Jepson

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“Buddy Heaton” by Mattie Parrigon

"Susanna Salter" by Jacqueline Denton

“Susanna Salter” by Jacqueline Denton

"Clyde Tombaugh" by Brittney Walton

“Clyde Tombaugh” by Brittney Walton