Nov 29, 2010


from Turtle Soup, page 3

Only TWO days left to pledge to support The Anthology Project, volume 2! We're well past our goal, but you can still use the site to preorder the book, which will be out in the spring.


Spectrum 17 is out, and I am in it, as well as a lot of other great people. So, if you're interested in great stuff, you may as well pick up a copy. And how about that sweet Manchess cover? Huh? Talk about great.


These three pieces will be in Society of Illustrators 53 this year. The first in the Uncomissioned show and the second and third in the Editorial. This is my first time in the book, which is cool. I will be at the Editorial show for sure and the Uncomissioned show for maybe.

Nov 10, 2010

Turtle Soup page 8

Turtle Soup is my contribution to the second volume of The Anthology Project. It is a short comic about buying too much soup. It also has a bunch of monster and knights and stuff.

If I inked my comics, this is what I'd call the final pencils. My final lines will be IN pencil, of course, so that term is a little misleading here. Anyway, here is the final rough drawing before the final lines, and below that are two stages of the layout. Original thumbnail is at the very bottom and a more developed digital sketch is right above that. Some things still need to get moved around now that I look at them (drawing in panel 4 is gonna get shifted to the left a bit), and I'm adding the speech bubbles in separately in case they need to be resized or anything like that.

I have four more pages to draw and then it's on to the finals! Everything will be done by the end of the month, and I'll post some more previews when I get a chance. The book will be out in the Spring.

If you're interested in preordering, our Kickstarter page is still taking pledges until December 1. We're way past our goal, but you can still get the book and some prizes and stuff if you're interested.

Nov 8, 2010

The Trojan Prince

This piece accompanies a short story in this week's New Yorker by Tessa Hadley called The Trojan Prince. It's a bit of a Great Gatsby-ish fiction featuring a teenage love triangle and romantic misunderstandings and that sort of thing. It's strange for me to spend so much time drawing nice things happening to regular people.


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