Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Paper Wings Podcast Art Challenge

I wanted to post this here to share with you an opportunity to win yourself one of three Wacom Intos 4 graphics tablets.  you can find out the particulars here
I hope you become part of the paper wings community as well. Chris Oatley  and Lora Innes  have put together a wonderfully encouraging Program. The podcast airs Semimonthly with a great blog post showing up on the alternating weeks. There is a growing number of artists sharing on the site, and this challenge is an excellent opportunity to get to know every one!
My submission is entitled. "The Janitor's Dream" inspired by a comment from one of the "PaperWingers" and from my own experience in janitorial duties in the past. I hope you like it!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011


It's Finished! 
   Finally after six+ months of actual work time it's finished. I started the first few pencils of this issue back in January.  In the mornings before work, and in the evenings after, I slowly but surely kept the train on track. My goal was to have it finished and printed by October for release at APE in San Francisco.

I think I made it.  :o)
Thanks to my Families patience. I started work on this story back in 2003. I just took a look at my Certificate of Copyright dated January 4th 2004. I wonder if I had known back then how long it would take whether I would have kept at it. Its just an example of persistence and how it pays off in the long run. Actually I piddled with it most of the time since. It wasn't till 2009 that I really began working at it in ernest, and after Wondercon that year that it began to take its present comic form.
Just yesterday, The Paperwings Podcast With Chris Oatley and Lora Innes  featured my quest. I am so humbled and thankful to both of them for spending time on the subject of What To Do When Your Dream Seems Far Away. The discussion and comments that followed Were, and Are chicken soup for my tired creative soul. If you haven't yet, please give it a listen. And be sure to catch all the Paperwings Podcasts & Blog discussions. I feel a wonderful community building around them and the It truly is exactly what we hopefull creatives need to keep the fires burning.
Thank you Chris & Lora from the Bottom of my Wacom!    :o)    

It will be available from very soon. And it will be available at APE October 1&2.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Signing At Atlantis Fantasy World in Santa Cruz This week end!

I've been Silent, but I've been busy. Busy trying to finish #3 before the 9th. I have been invited to a signing By Joe Ferrara owner of Atlantis Fantasy World. Eisner winning, Sprit of Comics Retailer of the year winner. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe at Wondercon in April and I am so happy to be asked to the siging. I hope to have 20 copies of Ouwanga #2.  Ka-Blam is really busy right now, but I have faith in them. plus I will have a few of #1 and the last six copies of 8, A Steampunk Anthology available along with some free stuff too. I hope you can come out & say Hi.  I'll be about 7 or 8 pages short of finishing, but I will have with me a rough home run copy of # 3 for anyone that wants to see the progress so far. It will be finished and available at APE in October. For now here is a sample from #3.
Hope to see you in Santa Cruz!