Eat More Comics!

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.

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Kickstarter Updates!

I’m very excited to say that Then It Was Dark, the anthology of paranormal stories edited by Sarah Benkin, was fully funded on Kickstarter as of last night! This means I’ll get to draw a spooky ghost story for all of you! Thanks to those of you who backed the project and helped spread the word.

I also wanted to mention that everyone’s favorite sex education comic, Erika Moen’s fabulous Oh Joy Sex Toy, is also running a Kickstarter to fund its first print edition! You may remember the recent guest strip I did for OJST about the history of vibrators (if you missed that, you can read it right here!). This project was fully funded the very first day it was up, but additional money raised will go towards paying guest artists (like me!) a higher page rate so check it out!

Only A Few Days Left: Support Then It Was Dark!

There’s only a week left to support Then It Was Dark, an anthology of true ghost stories and brushes with the paranormal! If you haven’t already, head over to the Kickstarter page, where you can see some preview images and read all about the awesome rewards our backers will receive.

My own contribution to this spooky anthology will tell the story of Thomas Lynn Bradford and Ruth Starkweather Doran. Bradford was a spiritualist in the 1920’s who solicited Doran’s help to prove to the world the existence an afterlife. Their unconventional experiment involved suicide, seances, and a mysterious message. Research for this story has been both creepy and entertaining, and I can’t wait to share it with you all – but the project needs to be funded first!

Right now, backers will not only receive tangible rewards for their contributions (including a copy of the book itself), but can also help in the process of creating the book by voting on a cover design! Below are six preliminary sketches. Back our project now to cast your vote! Contributions as low as just $1 will still get you the opportunity to vote, so you can give as much or as little as you’d like! The winning design will be developed into final art for the book’s cover.

Backers can get all types of other rewards as well. My personal favorite is the “Dumb Ways To Die” backer tier, which will get you a DRM-free pdf of the book as well as a high quality softcover copy, a pdf of the Kickstarter-exclusive process book of behind-the-scenes sketches, plus an original inked drawing by editor Sarah Benkin of your own death, by the means of your choosing (check out the examples below). Head over to the Kickstarter page to read about all the other rewards you can get for backing our project. 

Some creative ways to die, illustrated by Sarah Benkin.

Have I mentioned that there are a ton of super talented people working on stories for this anthology? Because there are. Check out this lineup:

This collection of ghost stories is going to kick some serious ass, but you don’t have to take it from me! You can read more about Then It Was Dark on some of the blogs where it’s been featured, including Bleeding CoolThe Comic Age, and The Two Page Spread. We’re over halfway to our goal with seven days to go, so now is the time to help us get funded! If you’ve already backed the project, help us out by telling a friend! We sure would appreciate it.

Then It Was Dark… Now on Kickstarter!

I’m excited to announce that I will be a part of Then It Was Dark, an upcoming anthology of comics about  paranormal experiences and true ghost stories, edited by the venerable Sarah Benkin, of Star Power fame. But! Here’s the deal: we need your help.

We’ve got until May 25th to raise the funds necessary to make this book a reality. Money will go to paying artists (like me!) for their work, and printing costs. By donating, you can reserve yourself a copy of the book, receive original art, and get a bunch of other fun stuff. There are a ton of really talented creators on board with this project, including a handful of my SCAD homies (you can check out the full list here). It’s going to be a really terrific book- but you don’t have to take it from me! Check out Alex Lupp’s short write-up about us on his blog, The Comic Age.

I’ll be contributing a story about Thomas Lynn Bradford, a 1920s spiritualist who conducted a strange experiment in an effort to prove the existence of a world beyond our own. I’ll start work on the story as soon as the project is funded, so throw us a buck if you can, or tell a friend!