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Category: News! is a new website for me and my work as a cartoonist and author/illustrator. It’s meant to streamline and codify the various threads that exist on this site and, which still stand, but will be “home” for most anything related to my current professional endeavors – namely, writing and illustrating books, particularly for younger readers (while CRUISIN’ TOGETHER, any licensed/corporate artwork, etc, will remain her at

So go there, look around, and please sign up for my email newsletter, which goes out once a month and generally features an essay of some kind, updates on projects, and a listing of upcoming events and appearances.


First announced in my monthly email newsletter, I’ve started a series of YouTube drawing videos called STUFF SKETCHED. A pseudo-spinoff of my STUFF SAID podcast, these videos will feature my drawing something with a voice over commentary of some kind. So far there are two videos up on YouTube (and at, with more to come. This is a work-in-progress, and I welcome comments, questions, and suggestions for what I might draw, talk about, etc.

In the meantime, here are the first two videos in the series:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Help PIX Win!

My graphic novel, PIX, Vol. 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL, was nominated in two categories of the Kids’ Comics Awards. It can win if enough kids and teens vote for it before June 16th. So if you’re reading this I ask you to kindly click the link below and vote for PIX in both its categories, “Favorite Author” and “Be Cool, Stay in School” (for books taking place in a school).


While you’re there, how about vote for SPONGEBOB COMICS in the “Funniest Comic” category, too…that’d be great.

The awards are given out at A2CAF in Ann Arbor, MI on 6/17, and it just so happens I’ll be there, so it’d be a shame to travel all that way and come home empty-handed, right?

That said, PIX is up against some tough competition in some great books, so I suppose it’s like they say; it’s an honor to be nominated.

Vote, vote, vote!


A Big PIX Update (with some history, too)

I’ve covered some of this over at, but in an effort to make this page about something more than Tom Cruise podcast episodes, I thought it worth putting some words down here.

In late 2014 I finally took Hatter Entertainment to the next level, self-published PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND under the Hatter Entertainment name. It was something I long wanted to do and it remains one of my proudest accomplishments of my professional career.

PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND in (better) Comic Stores TODAY!


PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND is now available in comic book shops everywhere, as of today! If your local comic shop was amongst those who chose to stock copies, please consider supporting them and buying a copy from said store. They took a chance on my book and I’d love to see people showing their support for that decision.

And if your store didn’t order copies, they still can through Diamond Comics backlist, using item number DEC141546.

Where’s your local comic store? Find out here.

You don’t have a local comic store? Well, then consider buying PIX from or on


And if you see PIX “in the wild”, snap a photo and send it to me (and/or post to social media with the hashtag #PixPics) and let me know the name of the store. I’d like to thank as many stores personally as I can!


For a very long time, too long, I’ve talked the talk of “one day” being a publisher, publishing my own work. Visions and stars in my eyes. Well, as of today I can say I’ve done it. I approved the proofs and now simply have to wait for the printer to ship me copies of PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, and original graphic novel by me, published by Hatter Entertainment.

If you wonder why my last new post was in January, well, this book is what I’ve been working on for the past 8+ months. It feels pretty awesome to say it’s done. It’ll feel awesome-r still to see the book “in person”. Until then, I invite you to check out the Pix web side at, where you can read, in its entirety and for free, the first chapter of the book (click the Previews tab) – check it out!

And if that’s not enough, here’s the the cover:


More news as it happens. I’m also working on a website refresh, too, with a store and everything! Getting this book done is a big deal, but no time to rest on laurels, right?

2013: Year in Review(ish)

I don’t like being one of those folks who remark on their absence from their own sites and updates therein, so I won’t. Instead, here’s some stuff that’s happened this past year that’s occupied my time, but first, check out the newest holiday card for 2013 here.

I’ve been drawing (and writing) SPONGEBOB COMICS, available at better comic shops (and some newsstands, apparently). In May 2014 be sure to go to your local comic shop’s Free Comic Book Day event (the first Saturday in May every year, so in 2014 that’ll be 5/3) and pick up the SpongeBob issue. I wrote, drew and colored a four-page story in there I’m excited about. Here’s a sneak peak:MMBBSneak_01

“Stuff Said”, my podcast, continues apace. This year I had some great talks with great people in comics, as well as this episode, where I tell my story of “breaking in” to the comics industry.

FCBD 2013: Post-Show

This past weekend was Free Comic Book Day, and for the third year in a row I was part of the celebration at Acme Comics in Greensboro, NC, which is really turning into, as my pal Brian Smith put it, the comics and geek culture version of what Austin is to music. It’s very cool. Propers to Acme Comics, their sister store Acme Comics Presents, their neighbor Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, and everyone who came down to “Comic Book City, USA” for making it a great weekend where we all felt very welcome to be sure.

As part of the action for FCBD, we draw FREE sketches for folks who wait as long as 2+ hours in line. I know I try to get through as many as I can as quickly as I can and still deliver the goods. So behold, a gallery of my FCBD sketches, or at least the ones I photographed*: