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Headed to Toronto THIS Weekend

May 8, 2017


Hey all, me and this postcard are HEADED TO TORONTO this weekend to be part of TCAF! I have half a table with Glynnis Fawkes AND I will be on a panel about comics and education on Sunday at 10:30am! If you are in town, please come on over! I will be selling comics & prints!

What: Toronto Comics Art Festival

When: Saturday, May 13 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, May 14 10:00am-5:00pm*

(*please note: I will be leaving early on Sunday to catch a plane–so get in there early!)

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (I’m on the 3rd floor)

Not in Toronto? I’ll be in Chicago & Boston area later this year:

June 10th & 11th I’ll be in Chicago for CAKE.

October 21 & 22 I’ll be in Cambridge, MA for MICE.

Hope to see some of you!

It’s War! Revolutionary War!

May 1, 2017

Once again I was sent out on assignment for the Highlands Current. Here is my exciting report:

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April 26, 2017

I have a new comic in this anthology!

Cover art by Ben Passmore

Man alive, another update from me?? YEP. It’s just been one of those EVENT-FILLED weeks!

I am excited to share with you that I have illustrated a comic for the forthcoming anthology, Bottoms Up!: True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom! 

It’s filled with all kinds of talent: Noah Van Sciver, Kevin Budnik, Jordan Jeffries, Sara Lautman, Ben Passmore–to name just a FEW of the talented people who have either told their own story or illustrated somebody else’s story of hitting that dark place before getting sober. I illustrated a young man’s true quest for some semblance of balance in a life that often felt chaotic and self defeating. Here’s a taste:

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Was he in fact a happy easy going drunk? You’ll have to get the book to find out! Help it see print by paying for it now on the Kickstarter! Thank you in advance!

Happy 100th Birthday Ella Fitzgerald

April 25, 2017

Happy 100th Ella!

Today would have been the 100th birthday one of my favorite artists of all time, the great  interpreter of song, Ella Fitzgerald.

She weathered many childhood losses, ran away from reformatory school, and found herself at 17 at the Apollo Theater entering their talent contest–as a dancer! At the last minute she switched to singing–and won the whole thing.  Never trained and yet one of the great interpreters of song to ever grace the stage.

This day also marks the 59th anniversary for the show that was recorded for one of my favorite jazz albums of all time, Ella in Rome.  Not a well-known album, but the first Ella Fitzgerald album I ever heard–and still my favorite. I’m playing on repeat today!

Happy Birthday, Ella!


Radio Radio

April 24, 2017

I was going through files this weekend and found this comic I made back in 2014.  When I finished it I ultimately thought it was not “successful” so never published it here or in Paper Pencil Life. I had totally forgotten about it and see why I thought it wasn’t quite “there” yet, but it made me smile. I always tell people trying to get up the courage to send their work out: “Don’t pre-reject yourself–get it out there!” Especially if you have your own dang blog! So here it is–better late than never!

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MoCCA Fest Bingo!

April 3, 2017

MoCCA Bingo

What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who came by Table C139! Thanks especially to my whole row including Ellen Lindner, Glynis Fawkes, & Jennifer Hayden. Man, we had fun. I will be recovering from this for the next MONTH!

See you at MoCCA this weekend?

March 28, 2017

Jennifer+Hayden+and+Summer+Pierrre+MoCCAfest16Me n’ Jennifer at last year’s MoCCA. Photo from Glynnis

Hey all-

MoCCA Festival is happening this weekend in New York City and I’ll be at table C139 with my usual team Glynnis Fawkes and Jennifer Hayden!

I’ll have comic collections, books & prints for sale–including the last few issues of Paper Pencil Life #1! Won’t you come on down and say hi?

Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 11:00am-6:00pm

Summer Pierre, Glynnis Fawkes, & Jennifer Hayden

MoCCA Arts Festival

Table C139

Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036