* I'll be in Lucca, Italy
for the Lucca Comics and Games Festival
next weekend (October 29-November 1st
), signing copies of Portami Via
(the Italian translation of Swallow Me Whole
, published by Lizard
)! I believe I also have some kinda interview/discussion and some live drawing on the 1st at 1:00 pm, if you're around. And in Italy. See you there?
* The Your Heart Breaks/ Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death 7"
is available now, from Don't Stop Believin' Records
, or $5 ppd. to me-- paypal orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be added to the store section of this site pretty soon too.
* I just finished a two-color cover for Cometbus #53
, which will be out in about three weeks!
* I'll also be doing some illustrations for Fluke #8
, featuring an interview/feature on Dogtown stalwart Alan Short
. Alan was an early and powerful creative force behind the comics Mike Lierly, Nathan Wilson, and I did in the late '80's and early '90's, and has been a member of the Arkansas bands Seahag, Deadbird, Zucura, Soophie Nun Squad, Them of Delphi, Ridin' Dudes, and Entrance (among many others). It'll be available by the end of the year.
* I'll be doing the cover of We Will Bury You #2
by Zane and Brea Grant, published by IDW
* If you live on the west coast, I'll be a guest at a con in Sacramento CA
on January 9-10
. More info soon! See you there!
* My band Universe
is working our way through writing an LP to be recorded in the winter-- no other info yet on this puppy.
*Still workin' away at two new graphic novels-- I'm about 35 pages done with the 200-page book The Silence Of Our Friends
(to be released February 2012 on First Second
), and am feverishly editing, revising, and tweaking the finished pencils of my 250-page graphic novel Any Empire
(to be released in 2011 on Top Shelf