I talked with Sam about art education, the obsessive creative process, fandom, and Kaiju Big Battel. I was really honored to be interviewed for YDMN. Sam was a gracious and enthusiastic host.
I updated my website this morning to include the pieces mentioned in the podcast. I really need to update it more regularly.
• 22 November 2013 • 69 notes
'Ice Cream Cadet Strawberry”
Hana Doki Kira Kickstarter
For the month of November we are spreading the love—raising funds to print our artbook Hana Doki Kira, and best of all, pimping our amazing artists. I am very proud of this project that showcases professional and amateur talent. If you can, consider pledging! Even if you can’t, you could still help by spreading the word—see below.
This is a sketch I made (she’s an ice cream magical girl, get it?) as an example of the commission or original sketch you could get from me if you pledge one of the higher tiers of our kickstarter. BUT if you reblog this post, you will get a chance to receive:
- a print of this sketch and some postcards (4 lucky people)
- YOUR CHOICE OF ANY ONE OF MY PRINTS, and some other random goodies (1 lucky scamp!)
On December 1st I will choose 5 people at random. Help us spread the love!!!!
• 5 November 2013 • 121 notes
Welcome to Dead House (preview)
Monster Edition zine
This is a preview of the piece I made for the Monster Edition zine—a full-color zine inspired by Goosebumps. The organizers are currently raising funds to print the book, and this Friday they are holding a Halloween party fundraiser Welcome to Dead House at Cinecycle in Toronto. If you’re in the area, check it out!
• 23 October 2013 • 1,404 notes
I’ll be selling SPERA volume 3 at New York Comic-Con! I have a short chapter in the book called “Adel’s Return”. (you can also buy the book from Amazon here.)
If you are going to Comic-Con in NYC this weekend, check the BOOM!/Archaia booth (#1344) signing schedule. I will be joining fellow Spera vol. 3 artists Polly Guo and Michael Dialynas at various times through the weekend. I believe my schedule is Friday 10-11 AM, Saturday 6-7 PM, and Sunday 3-4 PM.
It’s crazy to see this comic in print. I drew it almost a year ago! I miss drawing Adel. Maybe I will draw him for you if you come ask me! ;)
• 9 October 2013 • 67 notes
Is the Game Over?
Animated .gif illustration for the NYT, article here.
Thanks AD’s Aviva Michaelov and Erich Nagler!
• 29 September 2013 • 3,834 notes
Is The Game Over?
Today I have a piece in the NYT Sunday Review for this article about the history of baseball. I enjoyed re-watching all my old favorite baseball flicks for “inspiration”. This is the full version of the image that was made for print.
• 29 September 2013 • 202 notes
SOLID SIGHT AND POSTCARDS FOR SALE
||| order Solid Sight zine and Windows & Corners print set here ||| purchase Solid Sight PDF here |||
A post-SPX thank you is due: to all who stopped by the table to chat, I couldn’t be more grateful. A lot of my work is deeply personal and it was mind-blowing to meet others who connected with it, to talk with some of my absolute heroes who inspired it!
I hope I can continue to attend (and table, fingers crossed) SPX for many years to come. special thanks to my tablemate Aimee, and Maritsa for putting a whole pile of us up at her house. <3
• 17 September 2013 • 59 notes
I will be hanging out at SPX this weekend with my bro Aimee Fleck! We’ll be at table w35A, thats all the way on the back wall! I’ll have my brand-new book Solid Sight as well as a postcard pack of my “windows & corners” illustrations, and some 12x18 prints. Aimee will have a shiny new comic called The Door. Come meet us!
• 10 September 2013 • 49 notes
Untitled Story PART 1: A FATED MEETING (?!?)
Mel, captain of the college track team, bumps into Pheobe, chemistry scholar, and the two share a peculiar feeling that they’ve met before. Little do they know that their connection is the key to terrific power!
This is a preview of the short comic I made for the Hana Doki Kira comics/illustration anthology, which I’m also helping to put together. In high school I was drawing comics very similar to this, but the vintage-CLAMP manga style is quite removed from the work I do these days. It was fun to tap into my shojo-roots—I’ve come a long way from tracing Sailor Moon pictures but I’ll always dream of being a magical girl.
Check out the tumblr for more info about the book. I’ll also have a preview and info about this at SPX!
• 5 September 2013 • 302 notes