spring update fool!

Hey everybody!

At long last, Papercutter #12 is out, featuring "The Uncomfortable Gaze of Carlos Santana" by Rachel Bormann and I! I'll be getting copies here in a few days-- check the store for updates.

If you're in New York City this spring, I have a 7-page sequence from Swallow Me Whole in the NeoIntegrity show coinciding with the MoCCA Festival. The opening is Friday, March 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway in Manhattan.

I recently did some illustrations for Fluke #8 by O.G. Little Rock native Matthew Thompson-- copies are $4 postpaid from me or from Matthew. This'll be added to the store soon too!

Universe will be playing quite a few shows in April-- here are the rough dates:

*Thurs 4/15 Ft. Wayne IN @ TBA
*Fri 4/16 Lansing IL @ Nnamdi's house w/ Paramedics
*Sat 4/17 Chicago IL @ TBA w/ Warboner + more
*Sun 4/18 Minneapolis MN @ The Cabbage Patch
*Mon 4/19 Madison WI @ TBA
*Fri 4/23 Louisville KY @ TBA w/ Mountain Asleep + more
*Sat 4/24 Columbus OH @ Legion of Doom w/ Mountain Asleep
*Sun 4/25 Cincinatti OH @ Bike Haus w/ Mountain Asleep
(updates soon!)

Summer Update!

Bring it on, summertime! here’s a quick run-down of projects to look out for, and events I’ll be attending:

• I’ll be at San Diego Comic Con from July 23-26 at the Top Shelf Productions table, eating your snacks, signing/hawking books, and I’ll have some original pages for sale too. Keep your fingers crossed for the Eisner Awards too—Swallow Me Whole is up for three of em!

• The Your Heart Breaks/ Paul Baribeau split 7” is back in print, this time on white vinyl! I have some for sale—they’re $4 ppd. I also have more copies of the Madeline Kissing And Dancing LP ($9 ppd). The store will be updated soon!

• Here are the comic shows I’ll be attending for the next few months:

Comic Con International—San Diego CA. July 23-26
Windy City Comic Con-- Chicago IL. Sept 19.
Small Press Expo—North Bethesda MD. Sept 26-27
Alternative Press Expo—San Francisco CA, Oct 17-18
Lucca Comics & Games—Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Oct 30-Nov 2
L’Angouleme—Angouleme, France. Jan 28-Feb 1, 2010.

Swallow Me Whole will have a Dutch translation out in the next few months, as well as an Italian translation from Lizard (out in October), and a French version from Casterman (out in January!).

• I’ll be finishing up the art for a Your Heart Breaks/ Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death split 7”, due out on Don’t Stop Believin Records by autumn!

• Just got started on artwork for the FIYA Magic Words LP, which'll be out in the fall on No Idea Records.

Microcosm Publishing is printing up a full-color poster for special deals with Sounds of Your Name—they’ll only be available in conjunction with the book, and are limited to 200 copies! It’s new artwork with characters from the story “Autopilot”.

• Illustrations for Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow’s Edible Secrets are done—the book should be out by the end of the year on Microcosm Publishing.

• Rachel Bormann and I are working on a story called “The Uncomfortable Gaze of Carlos Santana” for Papercutter #13, to be published sometime in the next year.

• I’m currently in the revising/editing stages of my new graphic novel Any Empire. It should be finished next spring, and out in late 2010 on Top Shelf!

• Just finished rough pencils on the graphic novel The Silence Of Our Friends, written by Mark Long and Jim Demonakos. Will be out in 2011 on First Second Books!