Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Taking an art break

I haven't been drawing much lately as I've been working hard on doing stand up comedy. I've been getting a lot more positive feedback from comedy than I had been my art so I've been really working at it. It's been going fairly well. Here's proof. These are highlights from a few of my 13 comedy shows, mostly open mics around West Michigan:


Thursday, August 16, 2012

A talk with Joe Willy

Ken at The Lottery Party asked to interview me a while back. I wasn't going to turn down an interview but I was definitely happy to do one with him since most interviews in comics seem to me like press releases rewritten with obvious "questions" that lead to pre-programmed answers that check off every marketing talking point one by one, but I knew with him it would be different. He's got a pretty interesting mind and there's not enough people in comics besides him with the ability to really lay out a good argument without resorting to some sort of hipster one-upsmanship of references in a comics dork version of Dennis Miller by way of Gary Groth. Anyway, I started connecting a bit with him on Twitter (his account has since been deleted for mysterious reasons). He runs a really amazing site which people should check out if they're into comics and fringe culture. He has a ton of reviews, interviews and in-depth discussions of culture and whatever else is in his head at any given time.

I was pretty candid with my answers and he surprised me with the quality of his questions. I think it made for a really great talk though I know will you charge me with having a bias. You can read the interview here.

Another review

Richard at The Lottery Party gave some love Red Flags #1. The original, groundbreaking series from Red Flag Publishing! Check out his review here.

A review

We recently had a review of Red Flags #2 (vol. 2 no. 1 actually - because that's the kind of shit you have to do in comics to get people to notice. As if I know... which I don't so please read the review and then go buy the book at IndyPlanet!

http://thelotteryparty.com/red-flags-vol-2-1/

http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4182

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mister Makabre: motion comic or trailer?

I made this video a couple of days ago in iMovie. It's almost a motion comic without the bad animation. But it's also like a long trailer that's a bit more than a tease (though it does show a little leg). Anyway, it's to promote my latest comics story. A nasty little story about economic anti-heroes who go after the big bankers who destroyed the economy. Enjoy a taste:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Chaos&Main




A couple months back I went to an improv workshop and after a call back audition was asked to join a new group starting at a theatre just outside of Battle Creek, Michigan. These are some quick posters I pulled together for our next shows. Someone in-house at the theatre did postcards for our first show and I was trying to pitch that I could do something a bit better so this was more like a proposal which why I have the placeholder TBA dates.