MARCH art exhibit at NYC Society Of Illustrators

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New York City!

I'll see you on Thursday, March 1st for the opening reception of a massive March artwork exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators (128 E. 63rd St.)-- 7pm sounds about right.

This show is co-curated by John Lind and Charles Brownstein, with accompanying text by Jonathan W. Gray. I'm really looking forward to it-- see you there!

MARCH artwork exhibit at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum-- reception on Feb. 9th!

If you're in the Bay Area, come to the Cartoon Art Museum (781 Beach St., San Francisco) on Friday, February 9th from 7-9 pm for the opening reception of a March original artwork exhibit!

I'll be doing some combination of slideshow talk, discussion, Q&A, casual walking tour, and book signing along with snacks, slow jamz, and ponies. The event is free for museum members, and $10 for the public-- I look forward to seeing you there!

SDCC 2017 schedule!

If you're going to Comic-Con International in San Diego this week, here's what I'll be up to:

THURS 7/20, 5-6 pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 10am-12pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 4:30-5:30 pm: "Into The Past: History & Comics" panel w/ Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta, Chris Schweizer, Brigette Findakly, Nathan Hale, Alison Wilgus. Room 26AB.

FRI 7/21, 8pm: Eisner Awards! MARCH: BOOK THREE is nominated for Best Reality-Based Work.

SAT 7/22, 10-11 am: MARCH panel w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Room 23ABC.

SAT 7/22, 11:15am-1:30pm: MARCH signing w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

SUN 7/23, 12:15-1:45 pm: CBLDF Live Art Jam w/ Liz Suburbia, Sonny Liew, Chris Burnham-- artwork will be auctioned to benefit the CBLDF (here's your one chance to buy some original MARCH-related artwork!). Room 5AB.

SUN 7/23, 2-4pm: I'm planning to be at the Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743 for most of the afternoon!

See you there!

San Diego Comic Con schedule & CBLDF artwork auction!

I'm just about to join 97% of my cartoonist peeps in San Diego for Comic-Con International 2015-- I'll generally be found at Top Shelf's booth (#1721), signing copies of two new books-- You Don't Say and March: Book Two-- along with all the rest.



Here's my schedule of signings/panels/goings-on:

THURS 7/9: at Top Shelf booth all day.

FRI 7/10: at Top Shelf booth most of the day, plus discussing You Don't Say and March: Book Two at the Top Shelf spotlight panel from 12-1pm in Room 23ABC.

SAT 7/11: 
   *March panel (with John Lewis & Andrew Aydin). 10-11am, Room 23ABC.
   *March signing (with John Lewis & Andrew Aydin). 11:15am-1pm, Top Shelf booth (#1721).
   *March signing (with JL & AA). 3-4:30pm, IDW booth (#2743).

SUN 7/12:
   *March signing (with JL & AA), 10:30-11:30am, Top Shelf booth.
   *March event off-site at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (w/ JL & AA), 3:30-4:45pm.



I'll also have this page from The Silence Of Our Friends (written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos; First Second, 2012) up for auction to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. It'll be Saturday, July 11th from 8-10pm at the Bayfront Hilton. 

See you there!

Original artwork up for sale through late July-- a rare chance to buy MARCH pages too!



Original signed pages from nearly all of my books are now for sale through late July at my Etsy site-- your support will help me pay off a mountain of hospital bills from the birth of my second daughter, and swim out of debt with the IRS.

CHECK OUT THE SALE HERE.

The sale features work priced from $150 to $1000, and includes pages from March: Book One, The Lost Hero, You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, In The Dark, Sweet Tooth, Please Release, Sounds Of Your Name, Tiny Giants, and Walkie Talkie. It includes collaborations with writers Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Cecil Castellucci, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Mark Long, and Jim Demonakos. There are also a few unpublished gems in there, like a 1999 Fantastic Four pinup, a tryout page for The Lost Hero, and an alternate version of a March: Book One page

Being a self-employed comic book artist isn't easy or full of job security, especially when trying to support a family with one's efforts-- cartoonists usually don't have a typical means of saving for any retirement or getting employer-based health insurance, and we get absolutely slammed by income taxes as sole proprietors. Career cartoonists are virtually guaranteed to die at their drawing tables, working through old age to make ends meet. I welcome and am prepared for that challenge, and this sale will help bridge a little bump in the road.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding, and for spreading the word-- now back to work!


Next week-- limited original artwork from all books for sale!



Hi-- I'll be putting some pages of original artwork up for sale in the next few days in order to pay for hospital bills, car problems, and swim out of my debt dungeon with the IRS.

This includes pages from SWALLOW ME WHOLE, ANY EMPIRE, WALKIE TALKIE/ SOUNDS OF YOUR NAME, PLEASE RELEASE/ YOU DON'T SAY, THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS (w/ Mark Long & Jim Demonakos), THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS (w/ Cecil Castellucci), TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (w/ Ghostface Killah & Matthew Rosenberg), IN THE DARK (w/ Scott Snyder), THE LOST HERO (w/ Rick Riordan & Robert Venditti), SWEET TOOTH (w/ Jeff Lemire), and the only two pages from MARCH that will ever be available for sale in the forseeable future.

Stay tuned-- Probably putting them up Monday, remaining available through the end of July. Thanks for your support and faith!

MARCH artwork exhibit at Billy Ireland Museum! Creators' visit to Ohio State University!

Two exciting developments in Columbus, OH:

* I'll have a bunch of original artwork-- from March books One and Two as well as The Silence Of Our Friends-- as a part of The Long March: Civil Rights In Cartoons And Comics exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (the world's largest collection of original comic book art!). The exhibit opens on Saturday, August 16th, and runs until November 30th. I'll be at the opening, and will be doing a book signing during the day. This exhibit will be alongside a massive retrospective of comics legend Will Eisner's work-- not to be missed!

* Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and I will all be visiting the Ohio State University campus (including the Billy Ireland Museum) for a series of events on Monday, September 15th! A number of events, signings, and speaking engagements are planned-- details soon.

Presentation, MARCH exhibit, and signing at SPACE in Columbus OH!



If you're in the Midwest, come to SPACE in Columbus OH this weekend! It'll be happening April 12-13th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (4900 Sinclair Rd.), 10am- 6pm. 

I'll be selling books and artwork at my own table all weekend, and will also have some other things going on:

* Original pages from the forthcoming March: Book Two will be unveiled for the first time ever, and will be on exhibit near my table all weekend.

* I'll be giving a presentation on Saturday from 3-4 pm about all the projects afoot since the release of March: Book One-- this'll include Book Two, Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero, my comics collection You Don't Say, a new printing of Swallow Me Whole, collaborations with acclaimed writers Scott Snyder and Van Jensen, pinups for Operation Margarine and Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, and an early look at work on my next solo book, Cover.

Here's the FB page for SPACE, and the full programming list. See you there!

MICHIGAN-- Signings and MSU Comics Forum this weekend!

I'll be at two events in East Lansing MI this coming weekend:

* Fri, Feb 21st-- a signing at the new Hollow Mountain Comics & Games shop (611 E. Grand River) from 4:30-6:30 pm. I'll have tons of books and original artwork available.
(Here's the FB event)

* Sat, Feb 22nd-- I'll have a table at the MSU Comics Forum (Snyder/Phillips Hall) from 11-5.
(Here's the FB event)

If you'd like to purchase a specific piece of original artwork from a book, email me at seemybrotherdance@yahoo.com. (note: MARCH pages are not for sale.)

See you there!

Etsy store updated-- new original artwork for sale!



I've added five new originals to my Etsy store: illustrations from the Iron Tongue album just released on Neurot Recordings, the bookplate illustration from Lil Bub's Lil Book, a page from Ghostface Killah's comic Twelve Reasons To Die #2, and my Salt-N-Pepa pinup from Ed Piskor's great Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1. 

Check out original artwork here!


Donating artwork sales this week to help Steve Niles!

Comic book writer extraordinaire, friend, all-around great fellow, and musician Steve Niles (writer of 30 Days Of Night, Criminal Macabre, co-publisher of Black Mask Studios, and bassist for Gray Matter and 3) needs your help! His house was deeply damaged by floods over the weekend, decades of priceless artwork, books, scripts, and household belongings were destroyed, and he is without flood insurance. Donations are currently being collected via paypal to HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com.

For the rest of the week, I'll be donating most of my artwork sales to help Steve out-- please visit my Etsy site, where there are a few dozen pieces to choose from. Thanks so much, and spread the word!

BUY ORIGINAL ARTWORK HERE!

Presentation and MARCH art exhibit at Southern Festival of Books in Nashville!

If you're in the mid-South, come to Nashville, TN this weekend for the Southern Festival of Books (October 11-13)-- I'll be there with my March co-authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

We'll be doing a presentation on Saturday the 12th from 1-2 pm at the War Memorial Auditorium (301 6th Avenue North), followed by a book signing.

Also, the Rymer Gallery (located at 233 5th Avenue, the site of the McLellan's lunch counter sit-ins featured in March: Book One) is currently exhibiting dozens of original pages from March! Congressman Lewis, Andrew, and I will be there for a reception Sunday the 13th from 1-3 pm. See you there!

Wizard World Chicago this weekend!

If you're in the Chicago area, I'll be at Wizard World Chicago (Donald E. Stephens convention center in Rosemont, IL) this Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11! Come see me at Booth B10-- I'll be selling books (including March, a few days ahead of its release date) and selling original artwork (including originals from March).

I'll also be participating in the "Pitfalls Of Writing" panel (alongside Steven Grant, Scott Snyder, Jay Bonansinga, and Chloe Neill), Saturday at noon in Room 34.

See you there!

Art exhibit opening August 9th at The Owlery in Bloomington IN!

If you're in the Bloomington area, I have an exhibit of original artwork going up at The Owlery (118 W. 6th St.) for the month of August. The opening reception is Friday, August 9th from 10pm-1am.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

Knock a few back, eat a corn dog, buy some artwork, and get copies of MARCH: BOOK ONE before its official release date! Original pages of March will also be available for sale as a part of this exhibit.

See you there!
 

New original artwork for sale on Etsy!


 I've got a bunch of new original pieces for sale at my Etsy store: the covers to Tiny Giants and The Year Of The Beasts, out-of-print illustrations, signed books with super-limited color bookplates, and rare, one-of-a-kind Ursula K LeGuin illustrations for a forthcoming documentary, unavailable elsewhere!

CHECK IT OUT HERE.

SPACE in Columbus OH this weekend!

If you're in the Midwest, come to SPACE (Small Press Alternative Comics Expo) in Columbus OH this weekend (April 13-14)! It's at the Ramada Hotel (4900 Sinclair Rd.), Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 10-5.

In addition to all my books, I'll also be selling a ton of original artwork. (Here are some pages at my new Etsy store!)

On Sunday the 14th at 1:00 pm, I'll be part of a "Memoir Comics" panel with John Porcellino, Tom Hart, Chris Monday, and Dara Naraghi. See you there!

Original artwork now for sale on Etsy!


 I now have a bunch of original artwork and pages for sale at my new Etsy store! There are currently pages up from Sweet Tooth, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Year Of The Beasts, Sounds Of Your Name, and some others to boot.

(HERE IT IS!)

I also have most of my other published pages available too, so please get in touch with me at seemybrotherdance@yahoo.com if you're looking for something specific. Thank you!

limited-edition bookplate for French ANY EMPIRE!/ fundraising for Sarah Kirsch

Here's a a full-color bookplate I just finished, limited to 150 copies of the French translation of Any Empire, to be released in October by Sarbacane!



I'll have the original artwork (9"x12") for sale this weekend at SPX, and will be donating ALL my original artwork sales to help my friend Sarah Kirsch with mounting medical/living expenses during her long and ongoing fight with Fanconi Anemia. If you can't make it to SPX but are interested in this piece (or others), please email me at seemybrotherdance@yahoo.com and let me know. Thanks!

Some of you who were a part of the punk/hardcore scenes of the 1990's (and beyond) may know Sarah Kirsch (formerly known as Mike Kirsch) as the guitarist/vocalist for some of the best punk bands of all time, including Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Navio Forge, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, and most recently Mothercountry Motherfuckers. Her music truly changed and shaped my life as an adolescent, lent clarity, power, and passion to my experiences, and inspired me to do the same with my own creative efforts.




You can directly contribute to Sarah's medical/living expense fund here. The costs have been truly staggering and will remain so-- ANYTHING you can give is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!


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:

THURS. JULY 12:


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) 

FRI. JULY 13:


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)

SAT. JULY 14:


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).


SUN. JULY 15:


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!