TCAF signing/panel schedule.

I'll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend, slangin' books and debuting my new OMNIBOX set. Here's my schedule of panel discussions and signings-- see you there!


* 11:00 am: "Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration" panel w/ Molly Ostertag, John Jennings, Metaphrog, and Fanny Britt. Library Learning Centre.

* 12:00-2:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.



* 12:00 pm: "Comics As Political Resistance" panel w/ Ben Passmore, Julia Alekseyeva, Matt Lubchansky. Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

* 1:00-2:30 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.

* 2:30-3:30 pm: signing at First Second booth #204-205.

* 4:00 pm: Creator Spotlight discussion, moderated by Cecil Castellucci. (Books will be sold outside the panel immediately afterwards, as it's the very end of the show.) High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS in CBR's Top Books of 2012!

The Silence Of Our Friends (written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos, and drawn by me) landed at #59 on Comic Book Resources' Top 100 Books of 2012, sharing company with powerhouses Becky Cloonan (Conan The Barbarian), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Smith (RASL), Julia Wertz (The Infinite Wait), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys), Gabriel Ba (Casanova), Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo), and Ed Piskor (Wizzywig).

Congratulations to all these talented comics friends!

THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS in YALSA Top 10 Great Graphic Novels For Teens!

YALSA just announced that The Silence Of Our Friends is in their Top 10 Great Graphic Novels For Teens list for 2013-- excellent news!

Congratulations to comics friends Raina Telgemeier, Joseph Lambert, and Faith Erin Hicks, each of whom also had books on the list!

Panels & signings at San Diego Comic Con!

San Diego's very own Comic-Con International is next week (July 11-15)-- prepare yourself for the throngs of humanity! Most of the time you can find me at the Top Shelf booth (#1721), where I'll be selling books, original comic pages, and a promotional minicomic for a forthcoming graphic novel I can finally announce at the Con. Lots of new projects are in the works!

Here's a list of additional panels, presentations, and signings I'll be doing throughout the week:


3-4 pm-- "Graphic Novels: The Bookstore Crowd" panel w/ Alison Bechdel, Kate Beaton, Brecht Evens, Jennifer and Matt Holm, and Jason Shiga. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon. (Room 23ABC) 


11 am-12 pm--
The Silence Of Our Friends signing at First Second booth (#1323).

2-3 pm -- Artist Spotlight panel (a presentation, Q&A and discussion about my work, and announcement about forthcoming projects!). (Room 9)


1-2 pm-- Top Shelf
panel w/ Eddie Campbell, Jeff Lemire, Ed Piskor, James Kolchalka, and Chris Ross. Moderated by Leigh Walton. (Room 4)

2:30-3 pm-- The Silence Of Our Friends signing at First Second booth (#1323).


10 am- 12 pm--
The Year Of The Beasts signing at MacKids booth (#1220).

12:15- 1:45 pm-- CBLDF Benefit Rock Art Jam w/ Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon! Original artwork done live, projected, and auctioned to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. (Room 5AB)

See you there!

THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS mailorders now shipping!

The Year Of The Beasts, my new hybrid novel/graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci, will hit shelves everywhere on May 22nd, but I'm officially shipping out signed copies now! It's $17 ppd. in the US (write me for international shipping info).

Order your copy from me HERE and I'll get it sent out pronto.

Also, I've expanded my Combo Pack: for $45 (in the US) you can choose any 3 full-length books-- The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, Sounds Of Your Name, and for an extra $5 I'll throw in Edible Secrets as well. Just include which books you'd like in your ordering text. Thanks!

(Here's Cecil and I at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival last weekend.)


Here are the dates of our forthcoming The Silence Of Our Friends author tour-- there are a variety of discussions, signings, parties, exhibitions, and panels all over the country. Additionally, there will be a number of high school visits not listed here.

Updates will be made here and on this site's Events page. See you there!

You can get copies of the book here or directly from me. Thanks!

Fri 2/3:   SEATTLE WA—Book Release Party & Artwork Exhibition @ Roq La Rue Gallery (2312 2nd Ave.), 6-8 pm. Food! Drinks! Books! Pages!

Sat 2/4:  KIRKLAND WA – Discussion  @ Kirkland Public Library (308 Kirkland Ave.), 2-3:30 pm. (Mark & Jim only)

Sat 2/4:  SEATTLE WA – Discussion & Signing @ Fantagraphics Books (1202 S. Vale St.), 6-8 pm. (Mark & Jim only)

Wed 2/8:  SEATTLE WA – Discussion & Signing @ Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), 7-9 pm. (Mark & Jim only)

Thurs 2/9:  LAKE FOREST PARK WA – Discussion & Signing @ Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE), 7-9 pm. (Mark & Jim only)

Fri 2/10:  SAN FRANCISCO CA – Discussion, Signing, & Art Exhibit @ Mission Comics And Art (3520 20th St.), 7-9 pm.

Sat 2/11:  SAN FRANCISCO CA – Discussion & Signing @ SFPL Anza Branch (550 37th Ave.), 2:30-4 pm.

Sun 2/12:  SAN FRANCISCO CA – Discussion & Signing @ Cartoon Art Museum (655 Mission St.), 1-3pm.

Mon 2/13:  PETALUMA CA – Discussion & Signing @ Copperfield’s Books (140 Kentucky St.), 4-6pm.

Wed 2/15:  HOUSTON TX – Panel Discussion @ TSU (location TBC), 6:30-8 pm. (Mark only)

Thurs 2/16:  HOUSTON TX – Discussion @ Rice University (Sewall Hall 301; 6100 Main St.), 4:30-6 pm. (Mark only)

Thurs 2/16:  HOUSTON TX – Discussion & Signing @ Brazos Books (2421 Bissonnet St.), 7-9pm. (Mark only)

Fri 2/17:  AUSTIN TX – Discussion & Signing @ Domy Books (913 E. Cesar Chavez), 7-8 pm. (Mark only)

Sun 2/19:  AUSTIN TX – Discussion, Signing, & Reception @ Guzu Gallery (5000 N. Lamar Blvd.), 7-10 pm. (Mark only)

Mon 2/20:  AUSTIN TX – Signing @ Book People (603 N. Lamar Blvd.), 2:30 pm.

Tue 2/21:  AUSTIN TX – Discussion @ UT Austin (Joynes Reading Room, Carothers Hall 007, 2501 Whitis Ave.), time TBC. (Mark only)

Wed 2/22:  WASHINGTON DC – Discussion & Signing @ Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW), 7-9pm. (Nate only)

Thur 2/23:  TAKOMA PARK MD – Discussion & Signing @ Takoma Park Public Library (101 Philadelphia Ave.), 7-9pm. (Nate only)

Fri 2/24:  VIENNA VA -- Discussion & Signing @ Big Planet Comics Virginia (426 Maple Ave. E), 6-7 pm. (Nate only)

Sat 2/25:  WASHINGTON DC – Discussion & Signing @ Politics & Prose (50515 Connecticut Ave. NW), 1-3 pm. (Nate only)

Sat 2/25:  SILVER SPRING MD – Discussion & Signing @ Wheaton Library (11701 Georgia Ave.), 4-6 pm. (Nate only)

SEATTLE book release party/ artwork exhibition for THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS!

Hey Seattle folks! A book release party for The Silence Of Our Friends is happening Friday, February 3rd at Roq La Rue Gallery (2312 2nd Ave.) from 6-8pm!

I can't make it unfortunately, but join co-writers Mark Long and Jim Demonakos for food, drink, and books. They'll be signing copies, and original pages from the book will be on display and for sale as well.

The FB event page is here.

SF: Original art exhibit for THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS at Mission Comics!

BAY AREA FOLKS! I'll have original pages for The Silence Of Our Friends on exhibit at Mission Comics & Art (3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco CA 94110) from January 12- February 11th. All pieces are available for purchase too (as are any other pages in the book-- just contact me at

The Silence Of Our Friends will hit shelves on January 17th, and we'll be doing a series of events, discussions, and signings in Seattle, the Bay Area, Texas, and DC throughout the month of February (including one at Mission Comics on Feb. 10th-- more info soon!). I'll have more details for all these in the coming weeks!

The Facebook event page is here.

The Silence Of Our Friends

Ah! I'm getting started this week on the drawing chores for a forthcoming graphic novel written by Mark Long and Jim Demonakos called The Silence Of Our Friends! Above is an illustration from the book thus far. Publisher and other stuff forthcoming-- this book should be out in late 2010 (along with my own new book, Any Empire.. I'm holding down the fort on both simultaneously.)