My comic adaptation of an ancient Mayan myth is now available for FREE(!) Check out that snazzy new cover up there. Brush up on your Mayan mythology before the end of the world, and find out about the trials and tribulations the gods Hurricane and Plumed Serpent had after creating the world.
You can get it for your iPhone or iPad using Emanata, or download it as a pdf right here! Hurray! This story originally premiered in the Boston Comics Roundtable anthology, Inbound 5, and if you haven’t checked out that anthology do yourself a favor and get a copy! Great gift for foodies (do people still call people foodies?) and comics lovers!
I’m so happy to announce that One Android Stories: Deep waters AND Tide Lines are available now on your iPhone or iPad. Just 99 cents! They are being made available through the amazing indie comics app Emanata!
So I’m gonna start sounding like a salesman here but I just can’t help myself. Emanata is a great service for comics lovers and comics makers alike. The app is free, and the comics are cheap or free, and most of the proceeds go to the creators. I think this is a great little system, such a good place to find the most indie of indie comics out there! So if you’ve got an iPad or and iPhone be sure to check it out.
Also “From the Clouds” and “People of Corn” should be available there soon.
So here is the latest piece of cover art I put together for the wonderfully weird Drabblecast. Episode 257: Judgement Passed. This is a really terrific post apocalyptic tale with an entirely unique take on the concept, I recommend you check it out. It’s by Jerry Oltion, an award winning writer and innovative astronomer.
Yes. Two posts in one day! Amazing!
So as you can probably already tell, I’ve done another cover for the Drabblecast! Woohoo! This one is a real treasure. Valentines Day with the Gods is whimsy and philosophy and a swoon-worthy tale of love. Take a listen over here. If you haven’t listened to the Drabblecast before you are in for a real treat! It’s one of the finest and weirdest audiofiction publications on the interwebs. It won a Parsec award in 2010 AND 2011 and continues to amaze me month after month. Enjoy!
Hey all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’m working hard on a number of new projects and should be posting samples of work fairly soon. In the meantime Hellbound II has been released. Right now you can get the hand made limited edition box set of the anthology. It’s an absolutely beautiful collectors item, hand bound and covered with home made paper, and with 2 color screen print cover artwork by Jesse Lonergan. You can read more about the limited edition version here, as well as order yourself a copy.
There are also interviews with all of the creators in the anthology over at the Hellbound site. Here’s a link of mine along with Nathan Kitler, the writer I worked with for the Necrocomicon.
One Android Stories: Tide Lines is now available on Etsy.
Or if you live in the Boston area you can pick it up at a variety of comics sellers. If you’re at a store and you don’t see it, let them know, and let me know and we’ll remedy that situation immediately!
Last week I finished doing the artwork for The Necrocomicon! Written by Nathan Kitler. It’s a great little horror about a man, his grandma, a comic, and the dangers of being a jerk to your grandma, oh and there’s some demonic possession thing going on in there too. Just a seven pager, due to appear in Hellbound 2. This is one of the first times I’ve worked with another writer. To be released this coming October, just in time for Halloween. I thought I’d post a page from the project to give yall a taste. If you want to see more, and check out some samples of the other artists due to be in the book, head over to Riverbird Studios and check it out!
I made this poetry broadside for Boston based poet Roger Hooper. It’s part of a whole series of broadsides I’ll be working on for Roger. The poems are wonderful in the way they get beauty and meaning out of the common and the everyday.
Anyone who has ever lived in the city and taken the bus has likely had this experience, or one very much like it. And Roger did a wonderful job of pulling some out the subtle set of emotions we get when we become the focus of strangers.
A foldy comic is a comic book that you have unfold to read. Typically one makes it with a single piece of 8 and 1/2″ by 11″ paper (or A4 for my mates across the pond) and printed on both sides. The interesting thing about them is that each time you “turn”the page, the next page is twice as large as the last. Foldy comics purists believe that there should be a single panel with each unfold, but frankly I’m surprised there are foldy comic purists, actually not that surprised, but if you like to follow rules then that’s a good one to follow. Anyway I have the Boston Comics Roundtable to thank for exposing me to yet another cute alternative comic making technique. And of course I had to make one.
And here it is. Just in time for Valentines Day (warning, it is a bit dark)!
I’m providing it here to be downloaded for free to be printed out on your own printer (instructions below). Of course if you want to make a 50¢ donation for it I wouldn’t turn it down. If you aren’t feeling particularly computer and/or printer savvy, and don’t mind paying for shipping you can also get it over on Etsy and I’ll mail it to you.
OK This is how you do it.
(I recommend saving the files and printing from another program if available, the files are the exact print size for a standard piece of paper and a standard American printer, and web browsers seem to want to shrink the image so they can add in time and date and source info etc.)
Once you have the files this is how you print them, pay attention to how the paper comes through your printer, it takes some abstract thought to make sure that tops and bottoms are the way they should be.
Once you get it printed it’s just a matter of folding.
Start from the back page, top up. Take the top edge and fold it down.
The rest should come naturally enough.
Fold in half again, this time side to side.
You’ll need to rotate it 90° clockwise.
Then fold it again. There you have it! ENJOY