new comic with AL BURIAN in RUNNER RUNNER this spring!

I'm pleased to announce that work is finished on a new 10-page comic called "Unchained", written by beloved writer/musician/cartoonist Al Burian (Burn Collector, Natural Disaster, Milemarker, Challenger, Hellbender) and drawn by me. It'll be published by Tugboat Press in the spring, as part of their Runner Runner anthology.

This story marks the first time Al and I have collaborated since the story "Scrubs" from Walkie Talkie #1 back in 2000 (reprinted in Sounds Of Your Name). Back in 1997, Al's comic The Long Walk Nowhere (now reprinted in Things Are Meaning Less) completely opened up my perspective on what stories to tell with comics, how, and why. Make it count. Pay attention to the surroundings that made you who you are. I'm honored to work together again!

In Progress.

Here's the title spread from March, written by Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin and drawn by me.

And here's a little past-present-future-- the top row is all the books or stories I've had published from 1992-2012. The bottom row is pages and scripts for all the books I'm currently working on (the March trilogy, Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero adapted by Robert Venditti, my next solo graphic novel Cover, a short comic written by Al Burian for Tugboat Press's Free Comic Book Day release, and new short stories for the You Don't Say collection.)

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!)