8-page preview and solicitation for YOU DON'T SAY

My new book You Don't Say, collecting my shorter work from 2004-2013, is in the Diamond catalog (page 159) to hit shelves this May! It features a ton of out-of-print, unpublished, and never-before-available-in-English comics (including collaborations with Rachel Bormann-Powell, Al Burian, and kinda Pretty Girls Make Graves), and is the first official release under the new Top Shelf/ IDW partnership.

Here's Top Shelf's press release about it, which also features an 8-page preview.

I'll be opening up direct pre-orders from my site in the next month-- more info soon!


After selling the last copies this weekend at Chicago Comic Con, my 2006 book Please Release and my 2008 book Cakewalk are both out of print! The site's store will be updated soon.
You can still read Cakewalk and Bets Are Off online, and all these stories will be collected in the You Don't Say omnibus, tentatively to be released in 2013.

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!)

fall updates!

ah yes! finally, i've transitioned to some proper hippie-shit corduroys (and as i write this at work, a six-inch hole just ripped out of my pants-ass while i knelt to help someone get dressed! my only pants, too! at least that forsaken Nausea patch can finally be of some use..) good bye shorts, goodbye sunburned knees...it's only a matter of time before the hoodie gets its proper welcome to the autumn. pumpkin-flavored everything!

*finalized signing/tabling dates for the fall:

Fri 9/26: gallery opening at Sweet Hickory, Bloomington IN. 7pm.
Sat 10/4-5: Small Press Expo, North Bethesda MD (debut for Swallow Me Whole)
Mon 10/6: HBML Junk Shop (420 Pleasant St.), Worcester MA. 4-8pm.
Tue 10/7: Ada Books,
Providence RI. 7pm.
Wed 10/8: Million Year Picnic, Cambridge MA. 5-7:30pm.
Thurs 10/9: Giant Robot, New York NY.
Fri 10/10: Rocketship Comics, Brooklyn NY.
Fri 10/17: Boxcar Books, Bloomington IN.
Sat 10/18: Quimby's, Chicago IL. 7pm.
Sat 10/25: Floating World, Portland OR.
Sun 10/26: Seattle Comicard convention
(hangin with Yu-Gi-Oh! fans), Seattle WA. 10am-5pm. (more info soon!)
Wed 10/29: Comic Relief, Berkeley CA. 5-7pm.
Sat 11/1-2: Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco CA.
Sat 11/1: signing and unexplainable live drawing performance at Isotope, San Francisco CA. 8pm-12am! APE afterparty blowout! Brett Warnock mixin poisons!
Tue 11/11: Comics & More, Savannah GA.
Wed 11/12: Oxford Comics (2855 Piedmont Rd. NE), Atlanta GA.
Thurs 11/13: Bizarro Comics, Athens GA. 3-6pm.
Sat 11/22: Vintage Phoenix, Bloomington IN.
Fri 11/28: Collector's Edition, North Little Rock AR. 12-3pm.

see you thurr!

*Next week I'm screen-printing (with the technical and logistical aid of my feathered friends Crystal and Kieth) some posters for Swallow Me Whole. I'll get the design up soon, and there'll be some available to order as well, if you're interested!

*On my fall travels I'll have a small-print run of a few comics stories: the comic is called Cakewalk, and the title story is written by one Rachel Bormann (this story will be featured in our forthcoming comics collection..). There's another story in there that's an interpretive version of the Pretty Girls Make Graves song "The Get-Away." I'll also have a few copies of this available for mailorder to boot!

*I'm working on a bunch of illustrations for Michael Hoerger's forthcoming book Edible Secrets, due out next year from Microcosm Publishing! The book covers a hidden history of covert CIA and executive operations filtered through the context of food. Bizarre, shocking, hilarious, and terrifying.

*The forthcoming Top Shelf book formerly known as Voglio Capirlo is now Any Empire. It'll likely be finished at the end of 2009, and released in the latter half of 2010.