Summer Plans (get it?)

PPL 5 Cover

I’m feeling very guilty for not posting anything here in awhile other than news items and pleas to help various kickstarter campaigns.  I know I have only posted comics sporadically in the last year, but that’s because I am BUSY with new work coming down the pike and all will become clear in the next 6 months!

First things first: Paper Pencil Life #5 is shaping up nicely and will be out in SEPTEMBER! I just finished the cover last night (pictured above)–isn’t it pretty?? It’s been a weird year of growth work wise with a big dose of post election freak out/block/soul searching and the comics show that. I am excited to get a new issue out with previously unseen comics! Woohoo!


My desk — 8 pages into a 40 page story.

Secondly, I am DEEP in the throws of working on a long story–about 40 pages right now (we will see when it is done). It’s going to be published by someone else (more on that later).  It’s one of the hardest, most exciting things I’ve ever worked on. I just finished the last of my illustration work for awhile to clear the deck for this project and I’ve been giving every second I can to it.  My hope is to have it done and in the publisher’s hands by mid July–which has a promise of a fall release. I’ll let you know when it hits! Stay tuned.

And just a reminder: I will be in Chicago the weekend of June 10 & 11th as part of CAKE.  I’ve been dying to get to Chicago for awhile and now I get to share a table with the great Midwestern cartoonist and editor, Rob Kirby!  There are so many cartoonist people I hope to see while I am there. If any of you are in the area, please come on by!

Sending you all love & gratitude.