My new graphic novel Two Dead (written by Van Jensen, drawn by me, color by Erin Tobey) will be released on November 19th from Gallery 13— if you’d like a signed/sketched copy directly from me, you may order here!
* Due to our evil, fascist regime backing out of an international postal alliance, international shipping has skyrocketed in the last few years, making foreign orders unrealistic— so I’m only taking direct US mailorders. I’m sorry— yet another reason to get this wicked criminal syndicate out of power.
Here’s an exclusive excerpt from Oxford American!
Here’s another excerpt from Paste!
On release day, November 19th, Van and I will be having a discussion/signing in Little Rock, Arkansas, in cooperation with Oxford American’s South Words series. Get tickets here!
I’ll be a special guest at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus— CXC— next weekend! Admission is free and open to the public. Columbus Metropolitan Library, main branch (96 S. Grant Ave.)
Slangin books at table 51 (Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm), with a spotlight panel on my work Sunday at 1:30pm in room 3B!
I’ll also be hosting a CXC After Party at Mikey’s Late Night Slice (268 S. 4th) on Saturday from 10pm-1am.
See you there!
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!
If you’re in the Midwest, come to Columbus, Ohio this weekend for SPACE— the Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo!
I’ll be slangin’ books there all weekend— Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm (Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack), and you can have a sneak peek at my forthcoming book Two Dead, out this November from Gallery 13!
Admission is FREE.
See you there!
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!
Happy 79th birthday to friend, collaborator, and hero, John Lewis!
Help honor his lifelong commitment to justice and equality by staying loud, keeping up the pressure, and working together to make real the revolutionary promise of the Beloved Community.
We can do it. And we must.
Our world can only change when we make it happen.
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!