New events for spring 2019-- Bay Area, Columbus, Vancouver!

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!

Here’s a master list of all my upcoming events, with more reliable and up-to-date details.

More info, and maybe an extra event or two, forthcoming— see you there!

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!

2014 schedule of events, conventions, and signings

Here's my master list of upcoming events in 2014-- this includes presentations, signings, and comic conventions at which I'll be tabling. This list will be consistently updated as new events and information are confirmed. 


Fri, Feb 21-- East Lansing MI-- signing at Hollow Mountain Comics (611 E. Grand River Ave.). 4:30-6:30 pm.

Sat, Feb 22-- East Lansing MI-- tabling at MSU Comics Forum (Snyder/Phillips Hall), 11am-5pm.

Wed, March 12-- Worcester MA-- presentation at Clark University w/ Andrew Aydin (details and programming TBA)

April 12-13-- Columbus OH-- SPACE (Ramada Plaza hotel, 4900 Sinclair Rd.)

April 25-26-- Little Rock AR-- Arkansas Literary Festival w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (details and programming TBA)

Sat, May 3-- Fayetteville AR-- Fayetteville Public Library (details and programming TBA)

May 10-11-- Toronto, ON-- TCAF (at Top Shelf booth)

May 31- June 1-- Chicago IL-- CAKE

June 21-22-- Charlotte NC-- Heroes Con (at Top Shelf booth)

July 24-27-- San Diego CA-- Comic Con International (at Top Shelf booth #1721)

Sept 13-14-- North Bethesda MD-- SPX

October 10-12-- New York NY-- NYCC (at Top Shelf and Hyperion booths-- debut of The Lost Hero!)

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!

Upcoming conventions/appearances for the spring & summer!

Hey there-- here's what I'll be up to over the next several months:

* April 5-7: Denver, CO-- Artwork from March will be on display at the National Conference For Media Reform.

* April 13-14: Columbus, OH-- SPACE

* April 14: "Memoir Comics" panel at SPACE w/ John Porcellino, Tom Hart, Chris Monday, and Dara Naraghi. 1 pm.

* May 11: Fort Wayne, IN-- Appleseed Con (120 W. Jefferson Blvd). 10am-6pm.

* June 7: Bloomington IN-- new exhibit up at The Owlery for all of June. Opening reception on the 7th from 10pm-1am!

* June 11: Washington DC-- Search For Common Ground panel w/ John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and others TBA. More info soon!

* June 29-30: Chicago IL-- ALA Annual Conference. I'll be presenting with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin as keynote speakers, and will have other presentations and signings throughout the weekend as well. More info soon!

* July 18-21: San Diego CA-- Comic-Con International, at the Top Shelf booth (#1721). It's the grand debut of March: Book One! More events/panels TBA.

* August 13: March: Book One is available at bookstores everywhere, and at comic book stores on the 14th!

There's a ton of stuff in the works for the rest of 2013-- updates as they are confirmed!

Spring 2012 Event & Convention appearances.

I'll be at these events over the next few months-- expect more info on each as the time approaches.
Hopefully see you there!

Mar 30- Apr 2--  Seattle WA-- Emerald City Comic Con
Apr 13-- Little Rock AR--  Cross Sections exhibition opening at Historic Arkansas Museum, 5-8 pm.
Apr 14-- Little Rock AR-- signing at The Comic Book Store (9307 Treasure Hill Rd.), 2-4 pm.
Apr 21-22-- Columbus OH-- SPACE (there will also be an exhibit of original artwork from Any Empire here).
Apr 28-29-- Portland OR-- Stumptown Comics Fest
May 5-6-- Toronto ON-- Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 21-- Durham NC-- Durham Comics Fest (3605 Shannon Rd.) Discussion, interview, and signing.

springtime jams


Hey there! It's been a while since I've given a general update-- here's what's in the works:

* After two years, Any Empire and The Silence Of Our Friends are both done! Any Empire will be out in July for Comic-Con International.

* I just got started with the drawing chores for Cecil Castellucci's Year Of The Beasts, due out in 2012 from Roaring Brook Press.

* Check out the February 2011 issue of Oxford American magazine for a weird illustration.

* I have a comics story called "Conjurers" in the forthcoming YA fiction anthology What You Wish For, which is a benefit for building an educational center in Darfur. Bookwish Foundation is releasing it with Putnam Books, and it will feature work by Nikki Giovanni, R.L. Stine, Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Francisco X. Stork, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sofia Quintero, Jeanne Duprau, Karen hesse, Cornelia Funke, Ann M. Martin, Marilyn Nelson, Meg Cabot, Jane Yolen, Gary Soto, Cynthia Voigt, and me. It'll be out in Fall 2011!

* I just finished a bunch of illustrations for the forthcoming Cometbus book Add Toner, collecting issues #46-53. (And if you haven't yet, check out #54, featuring a tour diary of traveling across Asia with Green Day-- it's a spectacular issue.)

* I'll be doing album artwork for Band Of Beards' new LP/CD, Fuerteventura. Should be out in the spring!

*If you're around the Bloomington area, come to Boxcar Books' Rock 'N Roll Prom at The Bluebird on April 9th. It's a benefit for the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. I'll be in the Black Sabbath cover band Supernaut (as sweet sweet Ozzy) with Jarod from Universe/Morrow, Mike from Universe/Good Luck, and Benny from Gourmet Scum/Butt Piss! Bring it on!

Here are my upcoming comics-related events for the year:

* March 19-20 SPACE in Columbus, OH
* April 11-12 Presentations/workshops at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, AR
* April 12 Arkansas Literary Festival presentation/Q&A at Pulaski Tech (more info soon!)
* April 13 presentation/Q&A at Fletcher Library (823 N. Buchanan St.), Little Rock AR. 6pm.
* May 7-8 TCAF in Toronto, Ontario
* June 4 mini-con at Kankakee, IL public library (201 E. Merchant St.). 10a-5p.
* July 20-24 Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA-- Any Empire debuts!!!
* August 11-14 Wizard World Chicago in Rosemont, IL.
* Sept 10-11 Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD.
* Dec 5-Feb 10 solo exhibition at Arkansas Historical Museum, Little Rock AR

see you there!