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

The Nib Anthology Nominated for an Eisner!

The 2016 Eisner award nominations have been announced, and The Nib’s book, Eat More Comics: The Best of the Nib, has been nominated for “Best Anthology.” Along with a ton of other comics from a wide variety of incredibly talented creators, this book includes two of my own stories that ran on The Nib during their first year. You can read “What to Pack for Certain Death” and “Urine: the Miracle Cure” online, as well as lots of other really phenomenal comics, at thenib.com.

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Eat More Comics: the Best of the Nib was Kickstarter funded last summer, and is available for purchase at Topatoco. You can read the rest of the 2016 Eisner nominations here.

Birdcage Bottom Books Sale This Weekend

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.

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Etsy Shop Temporarily Closed

It’s summer! School is out and it is lovely outside and I’m taking this opportunity to do a bit of traveling and see friends. As such, my Etsy shop will be closed for the time being and will reopen in mid-July when I return. If you would like to grab a copy of my newest comic, Baseline Blvd, during my absence, you can pick up a copy in the Birdcage Bottom Books online shop, or at Floating World if you’re in Portland, or Quimby’s if you’re in Chicago. As always, there comics to read on the “Comics” tab right here on the website!

 

Come Find Me at TCAF!

Hello Toronto! I am visiting your fine city this weekend to exhibit at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. The event is free to the public, and located at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). I’ll be there on Saturday from 9am-4pm, and on Sunday from 11am-5pm. You can find me upstairs, at table 268. Unfortunately, the minicomic I was planning to debut at the show is not quite ready yet, but I will have copies of all of my older minis, as well as copies of the Hic & Hoc unsolved mysteries anthology, a few other anthologies, tote bags, and buttons. So, come by my table and say hi! (Also, keep your eyes peeled for that new comic online within the next few weeks).

This weekend I will also be participating in a panel on Comics Reportage in the Internet Age, moderated by the esteemed Eleri Harris, along with Dan Berry, Jess Fink, Ed Piskor, and Jon Rosenberg. You can catch that on Saturday at 4pm at The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland Street). Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Canadian Events in May 2015

My dearest Canadian readers, I may be coming to a city near you in the very near future! In May of this year, I will be attending both TCAF in Toronto, as well as VanCAF in Vancouver, so if you live in or near one of those cities definitely consider checking out the show! Both events are free to the public. For TCAF, I hope to have copies of m new autobiographical minicomic, Baseline Blvd, to debut to the show. These books will also be available at VanCAF two weeks later.

For those of you attending VanCAF, I encourage you also to check out the Picking And Pruning: Editing Tips For Comics panel, hosted by Jeff Ellis (Mega Fauna), an featuring myself, Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables & Fairy Tales), and Sfé Monster & Taneka Stotts (Beyond). This event will take lace Saturday, May 23rd, from 12:00-12:45pm.

Poster art by Charles Burns

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 9, 9am-5pm + May 10, 11am-5pm
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
Attendance is FREE to the public.

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
May 23, 10am-6pm + May 24, 11am-5pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC
Attendance is FREE to the public.

New in the shop: Trepanation!

I’ve got a brand new minicomic!

Trepanation: Elective Surgery You Need Like a Hole in the Head originally appeared on The Nib is and now available for you to purchase from my Etsy store! It explores the history and practices of the International Trepanation Advocacy Group, a small group of people who believe that drilling a small hole in your skull may help in achieving full brain function and mental health, or even enlightenment. After conducting research and interviews with ITAG officials as well as a founder of the movement, I have put together this comic for your enjoyment. 16 pages, black and white. Color cover. $4.

Go and buy it, if you’re into that sort of thing.