What would happen if uber-talented artist, Andy Suriano, asked me to do a pin up for his new comic book? Well it would look something like the image above. Actually, it would look exactly like the image above.
It was really fun for me to step outside of my usual playful style and do something a little bit darker. I've really been wanting to work on a graphic novel so it gave me a chance to play around with what that style might be like.
So, thanks for the opportunity to play around with your characters, Andy!
It's available in fine comic book stores everywhere on November 30th but you can check out a 10 page preview right here- PREVIEW In addition to being a good friend, Andy is by far one of the most talented artists I've ever know. You won't be disappointed by anything he's involved with.
On Monday, Feb. 28th, I'm launching a web comic that will run on the wired.com blogs, Geek Dad and Geek Mom.
Geek Life is a web comic centered on a geeky young couple, their genius 10-year-old son, and his crotchety pet frog. They are the modern geek family. You can check it all out here- http://www.geeklifecomic.com
They look great. They taste delicious. And if you eat them you'll get super powers! My niece ate one and now she has the ability to talk to donkeys. Well, I didn't say that they would be good super powers.
Dan put together a very cool promotional video showing almost all of the great artwork from the show. Check it out here-
Dan explains it all here:
As a parent I can relate to the frustrations many parents must have in finding any decent place to help educate their kids. Here in California we suffer from state budget cuts and schools continue to suffer from even more budget cuts when they already have nothing left to lose. So I gathered up some friends. A little over 30 children's book artists (any more and my head would have exploded), and they did their own interpretations of Mac's book "OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)"and starting August 23rd people can begin buying pieces off of eBay. (There will be two auctions, one starting August 23rd, and another starting on August 30th. There will also be a gallery show where all the pieces will be on display at the Nucleus Gallery starting August 14th. I will also be selling very limited edition prints from the book to go towards the charity as well as copies of the book itself.
So come to the cool opening on Saturday the 14th, buy cool art online, and watch Dan's cool promotional trailers. It's all cool!
7 schools, over 3000 kids, and a whole lot of fun! I was lucky enough to spend 10 days giving presentations to elementary schools in the great state of Virginia.
Here's a video that tries to capture the experience:
Did that seem like a blur? Yeah, it did for me too! A super awesome blur! So here's a run down of just what happened:
St. Bridget's Schoolin Richmond Thanks to Assistant Principal Charlene Bechely, and Principal Ray Honeycutt for setting up the visit. And extra super special thanks to Ann Neuhaus for promoting the event, selling books, and providing a bag of Bill's BBQ for the author at 9AM!
* You know that the Principal is cool when he asks you to draw on his shirt!
I was able to lead a group of exceptional 5th grade art students in the creation of a story that we all drew out on ceiling tiles. The kids are going to paint them and they will be placed back in the schools ceiling so that everyone can see their great work!
Huge thanks to Lara Ivey and Julie Dauksys at Growing Up With Books (it's like Netflix for books!) for making this visit so special!
They really promoted the event and had the kids fill the school with 'What's at the end of the red string art work!
They even gave me a goodie bag filled with diet appropriate snacks, South Anna swag, and.......... a cell phone strap with my favorite Japanese character, Sato Chan, on it! Lara had it shipped from Japan!!
Nuckols Farm Elementary School in Henrico Thanks to Principal Mary Cox and Assistant Principal Lisa Merriam for hosting my visit. And super-sized muchas gracias to Diane Schnupp and her family for making everything so easy and treating me like a Rock Star!
Thanks to everyone at the schools for their amazing southern hospitality!
I tried donning a moustache and reading from my new book, The Joy Of Math, but apparently kids aren't that excited by math and moustaches on Saturday mornings. Go figure! So I read them HUGO, did some drawing, and fed them some cake. When in doubt, give them cake!
Thanks to everyone who came out. If you didn't make it, here's a super condensed video version of what you missed:
Special thanks to Tom Warburton for being my crowd wrangler! He seemed to use the "BOO" sign quite a bit but I probably deserved it!