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Oct 9 '13
Candy Capers Issue 4 Cover: Variant A.  brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh hey, Candy Capers #4 came out today!  You can read a really lovely review of it over here.  We’ve been working really hard on this series and I hope you’ve been enjoying it!
Again, infinite thanks to artist Ian McGinty, letterer Hannah Nance Partlow, colorist Maarta Laiho, and our editor Shannon.  This couldn’t come together without you guys!!

Candy Capers Issue 4 Cover: Variant A.  brush and ink, photoshop.

Oh hey, Candy Capers #4 came out today!  You can read a really lovely review of it over here.  We’ve been working really hard on this series and I hope you’ve been enjoying it!

Again, infinite thanks to artist Ian McGinty, letterer Hannah Nance Partlow, colorist Maarta Laiho, and our editor Shannon.  This couldn’t come together without you guys!!

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Oct 4 '13
Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)
The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!
Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)

The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!

Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

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Oct 3 '13
oh no everyone’s hot . jpg

oh no everyone’s hot . jpg

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Sep 24 '13

WELP WE MADE A TOO KAWAII TO LIVE HOODIE

Due to popular demand, this dude has arrived in our Topatoco store!!  It is also available as a print and as a tee on both teal and silver!!!

Enjoy~

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Sep 19 '13
Forged Iron.  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery.
I’m going to have a piece in Telegraph’s next art show!  The Arcana show is all interpretations of major arcana tarot cards, and like a nerd I jumped for the Strength card and filled it with all of my favorite kinds of imagery.  And also Dhio and Kaia.
Arcana will be running from October 4th-30th at Telegraph in Charlottesville, VA!  You’ll be able to buy an 18x24” screened print of this at the show/Telegraph site/NYCC!  I’ll also have a few prints at next year’s conventions!  More about the show opening here.

Forged Iron.  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery.

I’m going to have a piece in Telegraph’s next art show!  The Arcana show is all interpretations of major arcana tarot cards, and like a nerd I jumped for the Strength card and filled it with all of my favorite kinds of imagery.  And also Dhio and Kaia.

Arcana will be running from October 4th-30th at Telegraph in Charlottesville, VA!  You’ll be able to buy an 18x24” screened print of this at the show/Telegraph site/NYCC!  I’ll also have a few prints at next year’s conventions!  More about the show opening here.

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Sep 12 '13
Walter from Lucky Penny Pg. 65.
The final panel of Pg. 65 seemed to really resonate with people which is great because it also resonates with meeee.
Ananth and I are gonna be at SPX this weekend!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!!

Walter from Lucky Penny Pg. 65.

The final panel of Pg. 65 seemed to really resonate with people which is great because it also resonates with meeee.

Ananth and I are gonna be at SPX this weekend!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!!

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Sep 11 '13
Candy Capers Issue 3 Cover: Variant A.  brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh dang, Adventure Time: Candy Capers is out TODAY!  Let-me-tell-you, I went through like 4 or 5 different thumbnails to make Lemongrab as un-terrifying as possible.
The first half of the issue was drawn by Evan!  He did an incredible job, especially considering the number of butts we forced him to draw.  The second half returns to Ian McGinty who, as always, is perfect in every way and a pleasure to work with.  Lettering by Hannah Nance Partlow and colors by Maarta Laiho, both of whom are the irreplaceable glue that keeps this book together.  And love to our editor Shannon forever.

Candy Capers Issue 3 Cover: Variant A.  brush and ink, photoshop.

Oh dang, Adventure Time: Candy Capers is out TODAY!  Let-me-tell-you, I went through like 4 or 5 different thumbnails to make Lemongrab as un-terrifying as possible.

The first half of the issue was drawn by Evan!  He did an incredible job, especially considering the number of butts we forced him to draw.  The second half returns to Ian McGinty who, as always, is perfect in every way and a pleasure to work with.  Lettering by Hannah Nance Partlow and colors by Maarta Laiho, both of whom are the irreplaceable glue that keeps this book together.  And love to our editor Shannon forever.

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Sep 10 '13
We’re at SPX!
Ananth and I are gonna be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend!  Look for us at table #W-33 against the back wall!  We’re sharin’ a table with our good bro Magnolia who does the super rad comic Monster Pulse.
We’ll have copies of Johnny Wander #1-3, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1-3, the Exquisite Beast, my B9 Kingdom art books, and a buncha prints, originals, totes and stickers!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!

We’re at SPX!

Ananth and I are gonna be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend!  Look for us at table #W-33 against the back wall!  We’re sharin’ a table with our good bro Magnolia who does the super rad comic Monster Pulse.

We’ll have copies of Johnny Wander #1-3, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1-3, the Exquisite Beast, my B9 Kingdom art books, and a buncha prints, originals, totes and stickers!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!

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Aug 21 '13
Deckard from Bee and Puppycat.  brush pen, photoshop.
Oh man, I am so so so into Natasha’s Bee and Puppycat.  And, until anyone tells me otherwise, I will forever assume Deckard was designed just for me because he is my brand of kawaii anime boi. (see also.)
I’m right in the middle of a move and ALSO haven’t been making anything that I can really share on the internet!  Sorry I’ve been quiet lately!!

Deckard from Bee and Puppycat.  brush pen, photoshop.

Oh man, I am so so so into Natasha’s Bee and Puppycat.  And, until anyone tells me otherwise, I will forever assume Deckard was designed just for me because he is my brand of kawaii anime boi. (see also.)

I’m right in the middle of a move and ALSO haven’t been making anything that I can really share on the internet!  Sorry I’ve been quiet lately!!

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Aug 16 '13
Candy Capers Issue 2 Variant A Cover.  brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh dang, I was wrong!  Adventure Time: Candy Capers Issue #2 is out in stores NOW!  My cover is the Variant A cover this month, which means you should be able to get it anywhere that carries the series.  Ian did an awesome job drawing this one, Ananth and I are pleased as punch with how it came together!

Candy Capers Issue 2 Variant A Cover.  brush and ink, photoshop.

Oh dang, I was wrong!  Adventure Time: Candy Capers Issue #2 is out in stores NOW!  My cover is the Variant A cover this month, which means you should be able to get it anywhere that carries the series.  Ian did an awesome job drawing this one, Ananth and I are pleased as punch with how it came together!

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Aug 14 '13

Candy Capers Issue 1 Cover Thumbnail (and final cover).  pencil, photoshop.

I’ve been having a really fun time with my Candy Capers covers!  Here’s the mockup I sent for my variant cover of issue #1, did anyone pick up on the reference?

I believe Candy Capers Issue #2 comes out next week?  You can see a preview (and also my cover for #2) over at Comics Alliance!  Ananth and I (and also Shannon and Ian and Maarta and Hannah) have been working super hard on this series!  I hope you guys enjoy it!

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Aug 5 '13
Nostalgia Monday: Manga Math Mysteries #3: The Mystery of the Secret Ghost.  2009 (published 2010).
I haven’t posted anything old in a while, so here’s something!  Manga Math #3 was the very first thing I did right out of college and it was my very first professional cartooning job.  I’ll always be thankful to Carol, my wonderful editor, for reaching out and giving me that first opportunity.
It’s weird that it’s only been four five years since graduation, it feels like ten!

Nostalgia Monday: Manga Math Mysteries #3: The Mystery of the Secret Ghost.  2009 (published 2010).

I haven’t posted anything old in a while, so here’s something!  Manga Math #3 was the very first thing I did right out of college and it was my very first professional cartooning job.  I’ll always be thankful to Carol, my wonderful editor, for reaching out and giving me that first opportunity.

It’s weird that it’s only been four five years since graduation, it feels like ten!

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Jul 25 '13
anime crossing: aido and howl. photoshop.
I drew this picture of my and Ananth’s Animal Crossing characters a while back and then kinda forgot about it.  (I fiddled with Howl’s skin color so he looks more like Ananth, shhh.) We’re both wearing outfits I designed in the game; a collared shirt and sweater on Aido and a Hell’s Varsity jacket on Howl (it says 666 on the back).  I keep on meaning to nab the QR codes for these guys and put them somewhere online.
Oh gosh, it looks like the Mass Effect 3 Epilogue comic I did last year was rediscovered and went semi-viral earlier this week!  Hello, newcomers!  To help people sift through my older art, I just went and added some tag links on my about page.  There’s, uh, a lot of fanart.

anime crossing: aido and howl. photoshop.

I drew this picture of my and Ananth’s Animal Crossing characters a while back and then kinda forgot about it.  (I fiddled with Howl’s skin color so he looks more like Ananth, shhh.) We’re both wearing outfits I designed in the game; a collared shirt and sweater on Aido and a Hell’s Varsity jacket on Howl (it says 666 on the back).  I keep on meaning to nab the QR codes for these guys and put them somewhere online.

Oh gosh, it looks like the Mass Effect 3 Epilogue comic I did last year was rediscovered and went semi-viral earlier this week!  Hello, newcomers!  To help people sift through my older art, I just went and added some tag links on my about page.  There’s, uh, a lot of fanart.

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Jul 19 '13

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration composition breakdown. (process giffinal illustration)

I received several questions about the weird black lines that appeared during the process gif posted earlier.  The gif probably moved too quickly to figure out what they correlated to, so I broke the composition down into a series of gifs.

Every aspect of the illustration was intentionally built to form a shape or line to draw the eye to the center top of the frame.  You put them together and it draws your eye directly to the volleyball!

I was largely thinking about Kali Ciesemier's articles about composition and informal subdivision (check them out if you haven’t already!).  I was never formally trained as an illustrator and in a lot of ways I feel like I’m mostly trying to emulate things I like and make what feels right to me, ha ha.

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Jul 19 '13
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration Process gif.(final illustration)
This was one of the rare instances I did an illustration 100% digitally and it wound up being fairly involved.  I thought some people might dig how this thing was built!
The palette was largely based on this photo; I wanted something with a poppy saturated rainbow of color depth.
(Yikes, sorry for the multiple posts, guys! I couldn’t get the gif small enough to actually animate on the dash. :/ )

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration Process gif.(final illustration)

This was one of the rare instances I did an illustration 100% digitally and it wound up being fairly involved.  I thought some people might dig how this thing was built!

The palette was largely based on this photo; I wanted something with a poppy saturated rainbow of color depth.

(Yikes, sorry for the multiple posts, guys! I couldn’t get the gif small enough to actually animate on the dash. :/ )

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