Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Hey Everybody!!!

It's been a little bit of time and a lot has happened. Life has kept me from posting and I must say, what a life it's been. Here's the short and nasty version broken down to a few key points...

I got a new job.

I married an Amazing Woman.

I made art of all types for various projects, including the previously stated wedding.

I traveled with my new family to San Diego for a good friend's wedding (missing Comic Con International by a week)

I coordinated the Artist Alley for the MSU Comics Forum 2013.

And recently I spent two weeks in Tokyo with my family

As I said I've been busy and this is just the Cliffs Notes version. Have no fear I'll expand on the notes in the coming weeks with semi-entertaining posts including commentary and pictures. It'll include various projects I've worked on including a wonderful project and the details regarding a Dr Who themed TARDIS card box I designed and built for my wedding.

Before I go into all of that I have an announcement...

The Tao of Snarky: The cutting Edge #1 is making it's debut this weekend at C2E2. I'll be tabling with the amazing Jay Fosgitt who just had his first issue of Bodie Troll published through Red 5 comics.

Now, if you don't know about Bodie Troll go pick up a physical copy through a local comic shop or check out the digital edition through comixology ( Bodie Troll is a Fantastic all ages comic that has a little bit for everyone to enjoy... Basically, Bodie is a Troll (I bet you couldn't figure that one out from the title, eh?) who is too cute for his troll heritage. Go pick it up and give it a read. There may be a surprise piece of pin-up art from someone you all may know in the second issue (hint-hint, wink-wink, nudge-nudge)... But I digress.

Now back on track...

The Cutting Edge #1 collects the pages I've been posting here with the Gray tones removed, I felt the greys didn't serve the story quite like I wanted... so out the door they went!

Find me at one of my appearances if you'd like to get you hands on a physical copy, I'm looking into shipping costs to start offering online sales and I'm looking into digital distribution to make it easy to view in this amazing digital age. Scary as the venture may be I plan on leaving no stone unturned as I jump into a more rigid production schedule on Snarky and other projects.

So join me in Chicago this weekend at C2E2 this weekend you'll be able to find Jay and Jay at table L8 (click the link to go to an interactive convention floor map to show you exactly where we will be, don't worry it opens in a new window.)

I plan on new posts every week catching everyone up on the projects I've been involved with and experiences I've had.

It's good to be back here doing this again... I forgot how much I missed it.


p.s. I've added a tool on the side of my page regarding my appearances. Be sure to check them out to see where you can find me in the future.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well here it is Tuesday night. At this time I'd usually be posting a new page of Snarky: A Cutting Edge.

Unfortunately that won't be happening this evening. Though I do have some news that I'd like to share.

At the recent Cherry Capital Con Leslie Gauthier, Sara Sowles, Tyler Sowles and Myself though we'd revive a old sketch challenge blog Leslie has been part of for some time. So we've kicked it off, the first challenge is to design a new banner for READY SET DRAW. So today at the good old day job, we had a very large meeting to establish the direction for our department/branch of the MDCH (Michigan Department of Community Health.) This gave me a perfect opportunity to brainstorm ideas for my creation. After a short period of time I have my rough Idea and will post the pencils on the new sketch blog. Oh almost forgot you can find the weekly challenges i submit here -

Now that that little announcement is out of the way a little more information on Snarky.

Just before Cherry Capital con i was approached by an old schoolmate with a comics project. The best part... it's a paying gig. All my time lately has been dedicated to kicking out this project by the deadline, which is July 19th... one week from today. Once that's kicked out, I'll be finishing up the last 2 pages of Snarky then onto another comics project to get it completed by Detroit Fanfare in September.

So be patient, more work is coming, I'll try to get permission to release some of the paying gigs art give a little sneak peak.

Alright folks well I'll see everyone back here next Tuesday night, with a little blast from the past I'm looking to share.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cherry Capital Con 2011 Wrap-up

First thing right off the bat, if you are expecting the next page of The Tao of Snarky: The Cutting Edge it will be arriving late.

Hopefully I will have page 23 finished this weekend and the last page posted next week. This past weekend and having a table at C3 put a damper on the production schedule. This isn't a bad thing I had a great weekend.

Everyone involved with the Cherry Capital Con has done a great job putting together the show. Every year it keeps getting better. It was great seeing so many old friends and meeting quite a few new ones. I'm already looking forward to 2012. Also some plans were set in motion, only plans, but soon hopefully reality... more info coming when I get it.

So what do I have for you this week? Well it's the new print I debuted at C3! (hint: click on the image and it'll open in a new window/tab, it'll be easier to read.)

Once again a big thank you to Michael Akerley, Rob Humphrey, and the entire staff at C3. Keep up the great work, I'll be there every year that C3 happens.

I'm getting back to work... missing these self imposed deadlines is getting to me.

Oh wait... almost forgot.

One person who wasn't hindered by production over the weekend is Ryan Claytor. Ryan has posted his new page for "And then One Day #9" at his website he has a fantastic dream sequence image on this page... well what are you waiting for go check it out!

See everyone back here next Tuesday night,


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials pt. XXII

Here we are again... finally. Here's to hoping I get back on schedule.

Over this past weekend I had a table at the 1 day Summit City Comic Con. I've gotta say it was a really nice show. Zack Cruse organized an amazing show. I got a chance to touch base with some great creators to the likes of Jay Fosgitt, Denver Brubaker, Tony Miello, Brett Pinson, and my neighbor Nate Higley. Almost forgot the impressive road trip crew in that list Jon Gordon, Dean Stahl, Ryan Claytor, an Jason Howard... we packed like sardines into Ryan's vehicle KITT and had at it. Good times... good times. I definitely think this will be one of the highlights of next years con season.

Now for page 22

In case you've missed the previous pages you can find them through the following links, or visit older posts.

I'm still fighting some editing for page 21, I let it rest for a little bit, went back and gave it another read. I'll leave it as is for right now, but will post the changes soon.

Just a reminder I'll be at the following Convention.

Grand Traverse Resort
Traverse City, MI

Hopefully I'll get to see some of you readers out there at these great shows, feel free to stop by for witty banter...

Special edition to this weeks post, I've started to do custom sketch cards, for an example here's one I did for fun a Summit City Comic Con this past weekend.

Hopefully I'll have my page done for next Tuesday. If not it may be a little late due to the con weekend. I'll try to snag photos of any sketches I do to share with you for next Tuesday's post

Until then...


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials - Delay

Sorry about this folks, page 22 will delayed a few days. Fell under the weather and spent plenty 'o time sleeping it off in the sweltering heat.

I'll have the page up sometime this week, I'm also going to have some "changes" to page 21 to post as well. AS it was the page just felt off and full of hiccups that pulls you out of the story. So look for that prior to page 22. Then it'll only be 2 more pages until the final bit.

Check back soon and if not soon then over the weekend for all the updates. I'm trying to get a new print or two done for Summit City and C3 so stay tuned.

Until sometime before next Tuesday...


Thursday, June 2, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials pt. XXI

Welcome back everyone, or for those enjoying this for the first time... welcome (that was anti climactic.) If you'd like scroll down and start reading from the beginning (links to previous pages are below the image, clicking on any links will open them in a new window.) We're getting really close to wrapping up the first issue of "The Cutting Edge" story arc. After taking a read feel free to leave some feedback, I love hearing from all of you.

And now without further ado, here's page 21

But first, I apologize this page would have been up last night however Illustrator crashed as I was completing the very last word balloon... and... I didn't save anything I had done. So Frustrated I put it down for the evening, crashed, then completed the page after the day job and a softball game. Sorry for the delay... Need to upgrade from CS3.

Now, truly without further ado...

In case you've missed the previous pages you can find them through the following links, or visit older posts.

Just a reminder I'll be at the following Conventions.

June 18, 2011 10AM-6PM
The Grand Wayne Center
Ft. Wayne, IN

Grand Traverse Resort
Traverse City, MI

Hopefully I'll get to see some of you readers out there at these great shows, feel free to stop by for witty banter...

Now to work on page 22, only three pages left...


Saturday, May 28, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials pt. XX

Here we are for special installment, trying to get caught back up to finish this thing by the actually 24th week of 2011, so here we go... page 20.

In case you've missed the previous pages you can find them through the following links, or visit older posts.

I now have some convention news in store for everyone. I will be at 2 conventions in the month of June.

First I'll be in Fort Wayne, IN for...

And then the following weekend I'll be in Traverse City, MI at...

June 25-26
Grand Traverse Resort
Traverse City, MI

Hopefully I'll get a chance to see you at these events, I'm hoping to have a new print or two available for these shows. I've got some cookin', it should be worth it...

Back off to work on Tuesdays page...


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials pt. XIX

Well now... it looks like I'm a little behind schedule on the "first 24 weeks" thing. Well here's the next page to enjoy.

In case you've missed the previous pages you can find them through the following links, or visit older posts.

Be sure to take a minute and check out Ryan Claytor's new page of "And Then One Day" #9 over at his website

With this page done there's only 5 pages left, time to close up the issue and get back on track. The next page will be posted this Saturday night and will be followed up by another page on the normal Tuesday schedule.

Off to sleep, work, then come home and work some more.

Have fun everyone, I hope that you've been enjoying this journey with me.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday update

Gonna make a quick little post for everyone. First off, no new page for this week... yet. I'll have it posted before the weekend though.

I recently had the second script for Snarky dropped in my lap and have been going over it. This lead me to address the last 6 pages of issue 1. Following the path it has caused me to rethink the last few pages and streamline the story leading into issue 2.

Unfortunately this cut into the production time available this past week/weekend.

I apologize for the delay and I'll see everyone back here shortly.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

24 Weeks of Sequentials pt. XVIII

Short and sweet this week... Here's page 18.

In case you've missed the previous pages you can find them through the following links, or visit older posts.

I had a great time this past weekend at Clem's Comics and Games in Lansing, MI. Thanks everyone for stopping by and chatting with me. I had a great time doing sketch's and having general witty banter and talking about comic book nonsense.

Now it's time I got back to work, there's a lot to do before the next con.