I just learned that I'll be drawing another story for the Simpsons annual Treehouse of Horror. Hooray! The tough part is that it's for Halloween 2012! Now that's planning ahead. At least I'll have a head start on the deadline. Treehouse stories are one of my favorite gigs in comics. The last one I drew was a fun Jaws parody written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. There's a link to a review of it along with a few panels of the art, here.
I just wrapped up the inks on my latest Bart Simpson story, Bart vs. The Kwik-E-Mart, written by Amanda McCann. It features Bart and Apu tangling at the Kwik-E, with Bart--and the readers--learning a bit about Apu's childhood in India. It turns out that Apu was once as much of a prankster as is Bart. These are 8 1/2 x 11" pencil roughs, which I scan, print as blueline onto boards, and ink. The page below shows young Apu and his uncle Ashok at an Indian Kwik-E-Mart. Look for this in Bart Simpson #60.
On March 18-20 I'll be attending C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo held at McCormick Place in beautiful downtown Chicago. Holed up in artist alley at table E12, I'll have plenty of original art from my recent work on Spongebob Squarepants, Creepy and the Simpsons--plus the usual assortment of older, dust-gathering pages from hither and yon. Stop by and say hi.
HEY! This is where I'll let you know what I'm working on, what comic conventions I'm attending, as well as make note of other events and unrelated stuff that interests me.
Limerwrecks is my other blog. It features an original limerick of the day. Not the traditional "man from Nantucket" variety, but a potpourri of limericks about film, comics, and just about anything else that crosses my feeble mind. You can read them all here