Monday, November 30, 2009

Harvey Heads

For Harvey Pekar's 70th birthday, Smith online magazine got a load of cartoonists (including myself) to draw Harvey's head. This week Graphic NYC has been hosting a Harvey Pekar Week. I did a short q & a along with some of the other artists, and there's lots of other cool stuff, like Dean Haspiel's process for designing an American Splendor cover and a how-to-draw Harvey tutorial by Rich Parker.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thaksgiving

I'm thankful for the X-Men, which I used to collect and for Secret Wars II, which I still have fond memories of. In fact, I think there's an Omnibus edition for that series coming out soon...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Haruki Murakami

I recently drew one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami, for the excellent website Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!!.
The site is full of cartoonists and artists drawing favorite authors and literary characters, and well worth some browsing time. Being a fan of Haruki Murakami also got me a job when I first moved to Chicago, and I drew a little comic about that which you can read here.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Deep down inside I'm a big nerd, so it's fitting that I recently recorded an interview on Chicago's own Nerd City podcast.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Merry Marvel Madness

The first comic book I bought was issue 192 of The Uncanny X-Men. Here's a scan of a drawing I'm working on based on the cover. I also wrote a short piece about the impact this comic had on me, over at Fanboy Fables.

And if you're in Chicago, you can bring your copy of Strange Tales #3 to Third Coast Comics where I'll be signing this Saturday, from noon to 5PM.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Childhood Dream: Check.

My childhood dream was to draw for Marvel Comics. When Marvel announced their Strange Tales series, I thought I might finally achieve that dream. Thanks to some lucky breaks, it happened. You can pick up the issue in comic stores today. Above is the evolution of the story, from thumbnail to complete with colors.