Constellation Today!

I will be showing work at Constellation 7. If you're in the neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska drop by (and of course buy some art). If you take a look around the program book you might see another piece I worked on.

You should also check out a panel I do with some friends called Only the Finest Cinema, where we show clips and talk about weirdo movies we love. That's Saturday night at 10PM.

I designed the the slides. Here is an example:

Hope to see you there!

Con Season Wrap-Up and Misericordia

With OSFest coming to a close, the intense part of con season wraps up. For the most part I think I did well. Made at least one sale at every convention I showed. Won a couple of awards. I'm going to try and keep the momentum going, I think it's time I start submitting to art shows all years round, even if I'm not able to make to it a particular convention. I'm going to submit to a few outside my usual geographic haunts. We'll see what happens.

Finishing up the first story of Misericordia was quite an experience. Two complete pages a week was a lot of work, and a lot of last minute scrambling on my part. I did a hurried rewrite a few pages in and lost my backlog of pages in the process. I'm rethinking my workflow for the second part. I'm also preparing part one for a print edition. Stay tuned for that.

Currently, I'm documenting my progress on Misericordia in lieu of regular story updates. Check it out:

Matting +

All the matting
Matting work for Demicon this weekend! I will be showing work at Constellation, here in Lincoln next weekend! I'm also doing a panel on b-movies with some friends at Constellation. I made the PowerPoint slides. They kind of look like this:

Please say hi, if you spot me wandering around.

Misericordia: Month 1

Misericordia has been updating for a month now. I am well ahead on page,s and so far managing to keep up. I can tell the steady work has started to make a difference. I really think the art starts to take a direction I want it to around page 16 or so.

If you like Misericordia, please tell your friends or post about it on Facebook. I'm not versed in growing followers on Tumblr so it's been slow there, but I'm learning.

Con season is coming up and that means time to put together some pieces for art shows. I think having a regular project like a webcomic lets me use this opportunity to something fun. I will be posting works in progress as I go.

Page 16 mini sneak peak:

OsFest 7

I will be attending OsFest 7 this weekend. I have some art work up at the show, and I'll be hosting a b-movie panel Friday night. You may catch me sketching a bit during some downtime this weekend. Feel free to say hi!

Convergence Post-mortem

I have returned from CONvergence mostly intact. The art show, as usual, was impressive. I'm always astounded at how generous and enthusiastic Minnesota fans are when it comes to art. I sadly missed the artists meet-up, but I did attend a couple of very good panels that made me really think about my own attachment to the things I make, and allowing a much more intensive critique of what I'm working on.

I'm not sure what I sold at the show, I try not to get to concerned about those things while I'm at the convention.

With that in mind, I'm looking for a group to do that with. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of local groups for comic book artists, so I will probably have to find somewhere online. If you have any suggestions please post them in the comments.

As I'm getting close to finishing up Iris White #2, I'm really looking at my process. Am I enjoying working in this format? Is there something I can change? Would it be better served if I worked in shorter updates?


Heading off to CONvergence today. I have art in the art show, so if you're reading this and attending please stop by and have peek, of course you're welcome to bid on it too if that's your thing. I'm bringing some issues of Iris White #1 up to wave at people. I'm going to make an effort to at least connect to other artists and even try and talk about making art in general. Things I used to avoid much to my determent.

Iris White #2 is nearly complete. It should be out by the end of July. There will be one more issue to close out this chapter, a break while I get another project off the ground and then I'll return for the next three. I'd like to release it in chapters of 3 for the foreseeable future.

Script writing has been coming easier lately. It's the most difficult part of the process for me and results in a lot of stalled out projects. I'm making myself work through them and perhaps that is paying off.

Here's a preview of one of my next things after this round of Iris:
(click to enbiggen)

UNL Staff Art Show +

Artwork (now with lasers) successfully hung.
My two pieces, Yellow King and The Last Geisha are now up at the UNL Staff Art Show. They are in the rotunda in the City Campus Union. The show runs until May 2nd.

I was briefly interviewed for an article in the university newspaper. You can read that over at the Daily Nebraksan.

My new comic Iris White will be available as both in digital and print editions. I will have links up here as soon as they are accessible.

Work is all matted and ready to go for Constellation.

Looks like a busy Spring so far!