Thursday, November 25, 2010


So page 72 of SLAM-A-RAMA is now up at This means that what constitutes the third issue of this five-part series is now done, and I'm hoping to have the print version of it ready to go by the end of December, or maybe the beginning of January. There's a lot of boring file conversion and re-sizing to do first, not to mention the cover art (I broke down the remaining three covers during my downtime on the slow first day of Expozine), but rest assured, it's on its way! Also, I wanna get a good chunk of issue four in the can before I go to press on three, just so there's not such a huge wait. Anyway, onward and upward!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I headed off to Montreal this past weekend to sell my stuff at Expozine. I crammed into a car with fellow comic folks Jordyn Bochon and Mike Holmes, and hocked my wares for two days in a super-crowded church basement. The first day was pretty slow for me, as I got there too late to get a prime spot and was jammed elbow-to-elbow between other guests with about a three-foot-by-three-foot space for my stuff. This did, however, give me plenty of time to work out the cover layouts for the remaining three issues of SLAM-A-RAMA, so that's cool. Day Two, however, was a big improvement, since Jordyn and I got there early enough to switch to a bigger, shared table, and I sold lots more books (to complete strangers, which is a plus). Also, I realized I really need to make business cards up one of these days. All in all, I figure I about broke even, which is certainly better than losing money, right?

I really should have taken pictures at the event, but I never got around to it. The only pictures I did take in Montreal that really turned out were this shot of a mannequin that, if you asked somebody to draw you a "French-looking mannequin", would be unable to draw anything other than a mannequin that looked exactly like this:

The other photo I took was actually on the way out of Montreal, and it advertised some sort of cotton candy that I believe is supposed to be made out of cat vomit:

Can you believe Mike actually bought some? And offered me some, no less? Anyways, good times. In related news, SLAM-A-RAMA is two pages away from being finished (I probably would have been done by now, except that I, you know, was out of town selling the first two), so keep your eyes peeled here for updates (most of the issue is online here).

Friday, November 5, 2010


Yep, that's Darwyn Cooke, checking out the first issue of SLAM-A-RAMA at Hal-Con this past weekend.  The photo was taken by Calum Johnston, who was kind enough to seat me next to Darwyn on Saturday and Sunday--a pretty high profile seat at any convention. It was a great show, with lots of crazy costumes (man, people sure do love DOCTOR WHO these days!), and I sold lots of SCENESTER and SLAM-A-RAMA and did lots of drawings for people (mostly kids, which is awesome--I think I drew my first-ever Ghost Rider!). If anything, the experience taught me that I really need to be sketching for at least a few minutes a day, just to stay in the habit. It's been a week since the show, and I still need to get that particular discipline up and running.

I'll be off to Montreal for Expozine next weekend, which should be fun. I hope no one's upset that I don't  have my stuff translated into French yet.