Saturday, October 12, 2013

Drawing Workshop

Hey, all. Over the next two weeks I'm teaching a Basic Drawing workshop at the International School of Comics in Chicago. This may be the first of many.

The school is also having an open house on Friday, October 18th, from 6 to 9 PM.

1651-52 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, Il.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Comics Genius

The biggest inspiration and influence I have is the work of the late and truly great Harvey Kurtzman, born on this day in 1924.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Wrath of Con

I'll be sharing a table with pal Jim Terry, drawing sketches, talking trash, and selling sketches and original comic book art.  If you're in the southern suburbs stop by and say hey.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Stabby Hayes

One of several pieces I've drawn for an upcoming FANTACON program book, brainchild of the wacky and wonderful Mark Martin. Color by Jason Millet.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Make Mine Mermaid Man!

The first SpongeBob Comics Annual will be in stores on June 19. With stories and art by talents including Chuck Dixon, Ramona Fradon, James Kochalka, Mark Martin and Jerry Ordway, I'd happily buy a copy! But I don't have to: I have a story in it, and they're sending me comps! Suckers!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Here's a quick drawing I did in a small sketchbook at this year's C2E2. The book's owner like the print I had for sale, and I pretty much flipped that image over for the sketchbook. Photo by Dave Pasciuto of R⊘b⊘t ENVY.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Appleseed Con

This Saturday, May 11, I'll be a guest at Appleseed Comic Con in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The show hours are 10 AM-6 PM. I'll be drawing sketches and selling prints and original art. Look for me at table D1, right across the aisle from Super Dave Wachter, who painted the cool print above. Or maybe I'll see you at the Tin Caps game on Friday night.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hey, kids! Free comics!

This Saturday is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!  I'll be at two comic shops in Chicago, schmoozing, signing comics, and drawing sketches.
I'd love to see you!

From 11 AM to 1 PM:  Third Coast Comics, 6234 N. Broadway

From 2 PM on: Vigilante Press, 1931 W. Chicago Ave. (just off Damen)

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Print!

Here's a new print which I'll be debuting this coming weekend at C2E2 (at table A11 in Artist Alley). I'll bring any extras to my two Chicago appearances on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4: Third Coast Comics (morning) and Vigilante Press (afternoon). And, if there are any left,  I'll have the print on hand at Appleseed Comic Con in Fort Wayne on May 11th. It is also currently available online at Pseudo Press.

If you want to reserve a print for one of these events, please write me. They are $20 each.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Oh, say can you C2E2?

Once again I'll be a a guest at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. I'll be at table A11 in Artist Alley. The convention is being held April 26-28, but I will only be there the 26th and 28th, though my table will be manned all 3 days. I'll be drawing sketches and will have original art and limited edition prints available. Sunday is kids day, and I'll be doing free sketches for youngsters all day. Please stop by and say hello!

April 26-28, 2013 | West Building At McCormick Place

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Dark Fish-Knight Surprises

A dark and gritty--yet silly--panel from the Silver Age Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy story by me and Chuck Dixon. It casts a soaking wet shadow on the upcoming issue of SpongeBob Comics, #19, on sale the second Wednesday in April.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Space whores, anyone?

Here's a panel from a story I drew a story for GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS: the Completely Complete Edition. The story was colored for publication by its author, Ryan Browne, but pal Dave Pasciuto also took a crack at it, as shown below. You can help fund this weird, wacky and wonderful hardcover collection by heading over to creator Ryan Browne's Kickstarter campaign. And you can read the strip for free online, here at

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dan Con!

This Saturday I will be in beautiful Orland Park for DAN CON, selling original art and doing sketches. Please stop by and say hello. I'll be sitting with Dave Pascuito at the ROBOT ENVY table.

Orland Park Civic Center
14750 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

10 AM to 4 PM

There's info on the 50 or so artists attending the show and more, here at the DAN CON website and on the DAN CON facebook page.

Friday, March 01, 2013


Come on out and meet me me and inker Andrew Pepoy for a signing of PROFESSOR FRINK #1. Buy a copy and I'll do a free sketch of Frink on the cover. Parents, bring the kids! Kids, bring the parents!

Saturday, March 2nd
2 PM to 5 PM

Vigilante Press
1931 W. Chicago Ave. (Just east of Damen)
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nerd Alert!

PROFESSOR FRINK #1 goes on sale today! Run, don't walk to your local comic book store!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Professor Frink goes on a hot date which gets him--and all of Springfield--in hot water. FRINK SINATRA is a 12 page story written by Ian Boothby and penciled by yours surly, and it's the lead feature in PROFESSOR FRINK #1, a one-shot special from Bongo Comics, on sale February 27.

Andrew Pepoy inked it--as well as the two other stories in the issue. On Saturday, March 2, from 2-5 PM, Andrew and I will be signing this and other comics, as well as drawing free sketches. It all happens at the comic book store Vigilante Press, 1931 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago. Copies of the issue will be on sale. Stop by and say hello.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Eat, Frink and be Merry

My 12 page FRINK SINATRA story will be in this Frink one-shot from Bongo Comics, on sale the last Wednesday of February, 2013. I hope that it's only the first of many Frink books.