I’m thrilled to hear that my Popula essay “About Face” is an Ignatz Awards nominee for Outstanding Online Comic!
If you’re attending SPX in September, you may cast your votes for the Ignatz Awards on Saturday the 14th— winners will be announced at that evening’s Ignatz ceremony.
There’s such outstanding work among the nominees this year. Please check out everyone’s work— I’m so lucky to be able to make comics amidst all this talent and vision.
(theree seems to be a server problem with SPX/Ignatz site, so I’ll update this soon with proper links.)
I’ll be a guest at the Evansville Museum Geek & Comic Con on Saturday, August 17th from 11-6! It’ll be at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science (411 SE Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN 47713). Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for youth, and free for museum members!
Come see me in conversation about my work at 2pm in whatever room or auditorium holds the panels— more info soon!
Naturally I’ll be selling, signing, and sketching in books throughout the day at my table. Come say hi!
Excited to finally share my variant cover to Black Hammer/ Justice League: Hammer Of Justice #3, out in September from DC & Dark Horse!
I’m so grateful to comics bud Jeff Lemire for giving me opportunities to contribute to his many creations over the years.
And this cover was especially significant for me: Dan Mishkin & Gene Colan’s 1982-1983 Wonder Woman run was the very first comic I kept up with monthly, and I’ve waited my whole life to complete the circle, drawing Wonder Woman in an official capacity.
Van Jensen and I are thrilled to unveil the cover of our forthcoming graphic novel Two Dead, which will be released on November 19th by Gallery 13! This cover was a collaboration with graphic designer and friend Chris Ross, who’s worked with me on many of my books over the years.
Over at Paste, check out a few words from Van and I about the book, as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book— this is the first time to show snippets of the finished art, with a color treatment by designer/visual artist/musician Erin Tobey! Erin has also done lots of behind-the-scenes production and design work on my comics, but this is the first time to directly collaborate on the finished art itself, and we’re both so happy with how it’s turned out.
Here is the FB event listing too.
And as a reminder, my graphic novel Come Again is nominated for two Eisner Awards— Best Graphic Album (New) and Best Writer/Artist. If you’re eligible to vote, please consider my work for the Eisners— thanks so much!
For those eligible, please consider my book Come Again for the “Best Graphic Album (New)” and “Best Writer/Artist” categories— thank you for your support!
Here is a 26-page excerpt from Come Again, if you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out.
It’s a profound honor to find that Come Again is nominated for two Eisner Awards— for Best Graphic Album (New) and Best Writer/Artist!
It means so much to me that this book has resonated powerfully with readers. I feel it’s the best work I’ve ever done, hands-down.
I’m just as honored to be considered alongside so many of this year’s nominees— friends, peers, inspirations. Thank you for helping keep each other going!
Stay tuned for more information about when Eisner Award voting opens— the winners will be announced at Comic Con International in San Diego this July 19th!
Thanks again for spreading the word— more soon!
Here’s a recent interview I did with The Laura Flanders Show on Free Speech TV about my comics essay “About Face”, which connects the rising normalization of fascist & paramilitary presence with a generation’s worth of civilian consumer style choices.
Thanks so much to Vanessa and Trevor over at Popula for giving this comic a good home!
Hi everybody! Here’s a list of upcoming events I’ll be doing over the spring:
April 17th: Andrew Aydin and I will do a talk & signing for March as a part of San Mateo’s all-county reading selection— Fox Theatre (2215 Broadway, Redwood City CA).
April 27-28: I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio at SPACE (Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd). I’ll also be doing my first ever live reading from Come Again on the 27th at Kafe Kerouac, as a part of the SPACE After-Party— please come support all the brave introverts!
May 18-19: I’ll be a special guest at VanCAF in Vancouver, BC (The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews), signing at the Pulp Fiction booth and participating in panels as well. Info on signing/panel times TBC!
More info, and maybe an extra event or two, forthcoming— see you there!
I have a new comics essay up at Popula: “About Face”, which breaks down paramilitary influence on military regulation, and how those stylistic changes, crystallized as consumer style preferences, are strong indicators of successful normalization of modern fascist aesthetic and presence in the US.
Punisher skulls. Black and white flags. Beards, hats, and wraparound Oakleys. Totally blacked-out Dodge pickup trucks. This essay also functions as a post-script to my 2011 book Any Empire.
Popula is a great new indie publication, and I encourage you to subscribe and support it here. Thanks!
If you’re in Michigan or northern Ohio, I’ll be slangin books at these two upcoming events:
Saturday, February 23rd in East Lansing, at the MSU Comics Forum (MSU Main Library, 3rd Floor, 366 W. Circle Dr.), 10:30am-5:30pm. Brilliant cartoonist friend Carolyn Nowak will be hanging at my table too— her book Girl Town is one of the very best comics of 2018!
Spread the word— thanks! See you there.
I’m thrilled to find Come Again on NPR’s Best Books of 2018 list, alongside great work by buds Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, Vera Brosgol, Lisa Hanawalt, Eleanor Davis, Ben Passmore, Jose Villarrubia, Ngozi Ukazu, Magdelene Visaggio, and more— go comics!
Here are the most direct ways to find Come Again:
* Top Shelf
* Amazon, if you must
Thanks for supporting the medium of comics, everyone!
See you this weekend at Miami Book Fair— my last comics event of the year!
I’ll be discussing Come Again on two panels, each at 3pm in the MAGIC screening room (300 NE Second Ave., Building 8, 1st Floor):
Saturday is “Beasts Of Our Own Making” w/ Dean Haspiel & Jonathan Ames!
Sunday is “Pretty On The Outside: Village Secrets In Fiction” w/ David Small & Maggie Thrash!
Signings are immediately after the panels— see you there!
Columbus, Ohio— see you this weekend (September 29-30) for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at the Metropolitan Library (96 S. Grant)!
Saturday at 3:15 I’ll be on the “Drawing Injustice: Activism & Artistry” panel in the Carnegie Room.
See you there!
Come join me for a few ill-timed East Coast events, in the middle of a giant hurricane!
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16th— I’ll be slangin books at the Top Shelf booth at the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD! My official signing schedule is Saturday 11-2 and 4-6, then Sunday 12-1 and 2-5:30. I’ll also be on the “Look Back And Laugh: Youth And Autobiography” panel Sunday 1-2pm in the White Flint Auditorium.
See you there!
If you're around Indianapolis, come to Hero House Comics (1112 Prospect St.) on Saturday, September 1st from 2-4pm, where I'll be having a signing for the debut of my new graphic novel Come Again.
Thanks-- see you there!
I have several upcoming talks and signings for Come Again later this week:
Wednesday, August 15th, I'll be doing two events at Comix Experience (305 Divisadero) in San Francisco! A public signing there from 6-7:30pm, followed by a discussion/Q&A/signing with the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club at 8pm.
Thursday, August 16th, I'll be doing a talk/Q&A/signing at Wow Cool in Cupertino, CA (21607B Stevens Creek Blvd.) from 7-9pm.
Saturday, August 18th, I'm having a book-release signing for Come Again at my local comic shop Vintage Phoenix (114 E. 6th) in Bloomington IN from 2-4pm!
Thanks, everyone, for all the support and engagement so far-- see you there!