Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Charlotte Comicon, and stuff

Went to the Charlotte Comicon (as the title would suggest) and had a fun time. Sold some homeless superhero sketches, which seem to be getting pretty popular. Got a couple of commissions to do some so I had to come up with an idea for Booster Gold and Dr Fate on the spot. I think they turned out to be fun.

So with Charlotte, I have finished my conventions for the year. I will start again soon I am sure. I feel that I have been doing consistently better at them for a while now.

I am toying with some ideas for next year. One of the big ones I would like to do is DYSLEXIC COSMIC II, but the big issue with that is finding artists that will follow through and get it done.

Doing what I can to try and get INTERMEZZO to a wider audience, which is tough these days. People don't have much disposable income, and there are a lot of comics out there that I would like to buy but can't afford them all. So I know its not easy to try something from a guy you've never heard of, doing a book you never heard of, about characters you never heard of.

So I greatly appreciate those who give it a try, and feel overjoyed when someone comes back to buy more after trying the first one or two. So much of this compulsion of mine is trying to entertain with these stories that run around in my head. So when I let them out and someone is genuinely entertained by them, it makes me feel good.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Did a show in Jacksonville, NC that went pretty well. Not great for me but just ok. It wasn't as much as a comic show as it was a gaming event with venders set up. It was fun being set up around some friends and we had a good day, but that was a long drive.

My next show is in Charlotte on Dec 18th. Haven't been to this show in a while, hoping it will go well again.

On a completely unrelated note, i am really bummed out about Batman, The Brave and the Bold being cancelled. I thought it was such a fun show and will really miss it. But it had a great ending, so creative.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


NCComicon was a great show. I enjoyed it and met a lot of people. Had some great conversations with Budd Root and Waki (John Wycough) and some new people around my table, as well as people who stopped by my table to check out my work.

The big thing i am struggling with right now is some carpul tunnel like symptoms which is hampering my ability to draw. Thats a bummer, but my dr. has me on some medicine and i am wearing a brace that helps. I hope to get to get to a point that I can get into a regular routine for drawing again soon.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Here's my trading cards. Very excited about this.

NC Comicon is coming up this weekend. Check them out there. Looking forward to that show. Say the phrase "The Funk of forty thousand years" and get a prize.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Stuff! Yay!

No, it is not the much daunted issue 7, but I do have my new trading card series honoring comic creator greats. There are six designs for now as tributes to Jack Kirby (of course), C.C. Beck, Bob Kane, Gene Colan, Curt Swan, and John Buscema. I think they turned out great and will post pics soon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Good day after a bad week

Had a great day at the comic convention in Roanoke VA yesterday. Got to meet a lot of nice, friendly people and get some copies of comics into new readers hands as well as return readers. I left just feeling great about the trip and hoping they will enjoy the books and check out the others.

It makes me even more anxious to get #7 to the printer, but there are still scanner issues that will make the book look worse than I would like for it. I am proud of that issue and I want it to look its best. I scanned the entire thing, but then found that i wasted my time. It was part of a very bad week for me.
The biggest part of that bad week is due to a contest that I entered. Stan Lee and MTV had a contest to find an artist and a writer for a new comic book they are going to launch. I found it on Stan Lee's facebook, so I entered as a writer which I think is my strength. I saw other posts on his facebook about it and was waiting to see if I made the semi finals. After I got impatient about it I searched MTV's site to look for the timeline on it. I found a post announcing the semifinalists that wasn't on Stan's facebook. I looked at the post and FOUND MY NAME! I was picked as a semifinalist with a chance to win a job writing a comic by Stan Lee! And on that same page was an announcement that voting was closed.
It came and went, and I missed it. The chance of a lifetime. An opportunity that I never even dreamed of, because I never thought it could be an option... and I missed it. I couldn't vote for it, I couldn't pester everyone I know to vote for it. That was very disheartening for me. The joy that i was picked was eclipsed by the opportunity that was lost. Everyone else keeps trying to focus on the bright side, but I am not there yet.

So after that, i needed a good day with a comic show, and I got that at Roanoke. And for everyone who is willing to try my comics, I can only give my greatest thanks. I know that in these hard times there are several things I want to read but don't, so the fact that people are willing to put money down and try Intermezzo or Dyslexic Cosmic is very satisfying. Thank you ll who have tried it.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Greenville con

Comic convention in Greenville tomorrow! happy to be doing one, it's been a while.

Anyone who comes up to my table who says the phrase "the Eagle lands at midnight" gets a prize. You get 2 prizes if you do an impression of a spy handing off secret plans while you do it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Getting ready for cons in Oct

Working on a new idea (big surprise), some new trading card images that i think are turning out very cool. They are tributes to comic legends, and it is a big task that I hope I can pull off. Hoping to get them done and printed soon.

I have a convention in Greenville NC on Oct 8th, I went to college in Greenville and I am very excited about a show there.

After that I may be going to Roanke VA again if my work schedule pans out.

I was unable to attend Dragoncon this year so I am jonesing for a show.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saturday Aug 27th

I will be appearing at Ultimate comics in Chapel Hill on Saturday the 27th. It is an instore event that will feature several local artists. I found out about it late but they have worked me in. Looking forward to it, haven't been to anything in Chapel Hill and wanting to do some things besides conventions.

Other than that I am on vacation this week. How great is it to have a wife that will not give you grief over going to a comic event while on vacation?

In other news, i have submitted an entry into Stan Lee's contest for the Seekers. I have entered as a writer, which is I think my greater strength. I will just have to see how that pans out.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Been a nice summer. I've only done a couple shows for quite a while, which is disappointing, but have been spending a lot more time with Wendy (which is never disappointing).
Issue 7 is ready to be scanned and prepped. I hope to have it to the printer very soon.

Other shows are coming, hopefully a couple really soon.

I've also been doing a lot of writing lately. So Dyslexic Cosmic #2 may definitely happen, which makes me happy. Have my 40th birthday coming, which is interesting.

More news to come soon, I hope.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happiness is...

Drawing bears.
For me, it is just so much fun. Began pencilling issue 8 of Intermezzo and remembered how much fun it is to draw bears.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Had a wonderful trip to Bristol, VA this weekend. Had my best show so far this year. A really good show, very busy crowd all day long. Met some interesting people, sold some stuff, got to talk about Intermezzo with some new people, and got to have a relaxing roadtrip with Wendy. It was worth the trip and I hope to go again in the future.

I am currently working on finding some other shows to attend. If you know of any near NC let me know. If you know of a comics shop that may be interested in having an artist/writer there for a while, that would be great too.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New computer... yea!

We had our computer die, finally got a new one.

Issue 7 is completed. Now I can work on getting it to the printer. Issue 7 is one I am looking forward to getting out there, the story is really going now. It is a big point for the story, at one point it was the start of the series. This is a big plot point to me.

And also, I am going to Rob Con this weekend in Bristol. First show since Heroescon. Hoping to improve on my last show.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hi there

Been moving right along. Discouraged since Heroescon, but getting myself motivated to keep working (all that reallt means is saying "shut up and do it" I'm not that complex about it.

Issue 7 is nearly complete. I have the weekend off as well as Tuesday so the goal is to be done inking and start on a new cover idea.

Had a great conversation with Louis Small where he gave me some great advice about Intermezzo, the covers, the artwork, my presentation with it, and pretty much everything. It was very useful to me, and I really appreciated it.

Also working on some designs for displays for the cons. A couple of options are dominating right now, and it really comes down to a decision of direction.

Looking at cons for the summer and beyond, I'll be at NC Comicon in Nov. Others to be confirmed when I get them finalized.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Heroescon, the aftermath

Had a rough show, there I said it. Ok, the words i've used has been "collosal failure." Most people would say to try to "look on the bright side" and a lot of the time I do. But I also feel I need to be honest on this blog (even if I'm not sure anyone is reading it). Let's just say I am shaken by this. I have had bad shows before, everyone has. But this one has me thinking I need to re-evaluate a lot of things.

To look on the bright side, if you bought a copy of Intermezzo or Dyslexic Cosmic (on its debut show) I will be sure to remember you if you drop me an email. See, I can be optimistic. Because i know i can't quit. It may be a stupid dream, but its the one I got.

I will get to work on finishing issue 7 of Intermezzo tomorrow. No rest for the stupid.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


If I ever make it there it should be a fun show. Unfortunately the universe is harshing my groove. In addition to all of the other things happening, it looks like my convention partner Stacy (O lady of the leather masks) cannot go at all. We are trying to figure out our plans, my wife Wendy is going, and going above and beyond to cover. Jason will be there with his artwork and Steampunk gear, and i hope we can bring some of Stacy's masks as well.

I think we are cursed. Maybe I shouldn't have made fun of that old gypsy woman.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Heroescon is next weekend and while i am eager for it to come there are a few things that have me worried.

1) I have to work on Friday so I will miss that day all together. That sucks, but it is what it is. My wife Wendy will be covering for me that day, so that is good.
2) I have a new comic at the printer's DYSLEXIC COSMIC that I wanted to have for the show, but it hasn't arrived yet. It's a new book that is not connected to Intermezzo and i was eager to see how it would do. That would really suck not to have it in time.
3) I have a promotional stand up that I ordered for this con that also has not been finished. The sign company so far is over a week late, so if I don't get it in time for Heroescon I will be very angry (and you wouldn't like me when I'm angry)
4) They don't have the table assignments yet. That is a lot more minor than the others, I just like to know where I will be and plan out the convention.

So that is the sum of it all. I hope to see a lot of people there (at least on Saturday and Sunday), and hopefully you will see the Bear Butt Comics backdrop so you can find me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


My good friend Richard has fixed my computer issues. So once again I can post to this blog. It has been a long time, but lets see what has happened...

Issue #6 is printed and available. It took a long time for that one, but I am very happy with it.

I have also finished another comic of some random stories I have concocted over the years. Its a fun grouping of bizarre stuff called DYSLEXIC COSMIC.

I've been doing a few shows, Roanoke again its always a good time. Got to see friends and show Intermezzo around.
Fanaticon in Asheville was once again a great show. Really has me ready to go to Heroescon next weekend.


New updates coming soon.


Is there anyone there? Just checking.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I just had the day off yesterday and had the most productive day ever. Issue 7 is well underway (pencils done for the first 15 pages- i finished one page and did 2 complete pages in one day). Loving having a 40 hour work week.

STILL haven't got computer problems solved yet. Issue 6 is waiting to go. It is extremely frustrating to be sitting on it waiting for help to fix the computer. Soon... soon (it better be, or I'm gonna freak)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Progress, as it is

So... things that have been happening. The new job so far is going well, we will see how it goes. Still having issues that are keeping number six from being ordered, that's pretty aggravating.

I have begun issue seven, it is written and sketched out, and I have pencilled the first three and a half pages. I have the schedule set for this one, and as of right now I am ahead of that.

I did not make an appearance at the last Charlotte Comicon like i was scheduled to. Some bad weather the night before (and a nervous wife) kept me home. I know it was a wise choice, but I still hated having to make it. But I will be back there in the future.

So, that's where things are right now. i hope to get a schedule from the new day job that will allow me to set my schedule for this years cons.