Palefire by MK Reed and Farel Dalrymple – Small Press eXpo – Secret Acres (L3-4)


Palefire, a black and white comic book i made with MK Reed has just arrived and is ready for your eyeballs, and this weekend we will both be at one of my favorite comic book festivals,

The Small Press eXpo  in Bethesda Maryland. (5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center)


**Friday night, September 18th 2015**

Pre-SPX Hangout at Fantom Comics from 7:00pm-11:00pm

–2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036


**Saturday, September 19th 2015**-SPX!!! 

*11:00am-4:00pm Secret Acres  (L3-4)

*4:30-7:00pm Study Group Comics (J8-9)


**Sunday, September 20th 2015 **-SPX!!! 

*12:00pm-4:00pm Secret Acres  (L3-4)

*4:00-5:00pm-Royalboiler Redux PanelWhite Oak Room (WOR)

*5:00-6:00 pm Study Group Comics (J8-9)


also out this week is ISLAND #3 Published by Image Comics:

I just painted the cover for this issue but starting with issue 4  i will be serializing my pop gun war: chain letter comic.

here is a panel from (also out this month) the Grant Morrison prometheus story i drew for
locust moon and phila art museums new book, PROMETHEUS ETERNAL:

i’ll have those pages at spx as well as my back cover for island (12″ x 8.5″ mixed media on masonite)


and here are some 6″x 9″ ink and watercolors i will have for sale at the show.

smallraw01 smallraw02

smallraw03 smallraw04 smallraw05

and here is the rest of my tour schedule for the year:

**Saturday, October 31st, 2015 Holloween, 11-6pm**
Short Run –Seattle Comix & Arts Festival
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center

**November 5th 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm**
first thursday art show and signing at floating world comics
400 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227

**Friday, November 13h 2015, 5-7pm **
Gosh Comics London signing

**November 14th and 15th 2015**
Thought Bubble UK- Leeds Comic Art festival

**December 5th and 6th, 2015**
CALA-Comic Art Los Angeles
-Think Tank Gallery – 939 Maple Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Boise Library Comic Con, Boulder’s Time Warp Comics, and Bethesda’s Small Press eX-po


This is the cover i made for issue #3 of the Image comics anthology, Island:
and here’s the book info via
image comics:
ISLAND #3 Published by Image Comics
September 16, 2015
Diamond ID: JUL150591
Featuring art and stories by Ludroe, Emma Ríos, Brandon Graham,  Amy Clare,
and introduces Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward‘s incredible new sci-fi series ANCESTOR!
i am not in this issue but starting with issues 4 and 5 i will be serializing my pop gun war: chain letter comic.

**This Saturday, August 29—10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ** 
I will be in Boise Idaho for the Library Comic Con 2015. the artists alley is at
762 RIVER STREET, Boise, ID (ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LIBRARY), and where i will mostly be all day signing the wrenchies, it will all hurt, etc.
i will have some original art there as 3:15 p.m i will be on a Creating Worlds panel with one of my favorite cartoonists, theo ellsworth.
show poster by Adam Rosenlund
LCC15 Friends Poster

**Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015–1pm to 7pm**
new comics wednesday, following the show in  Boise i will be rolling over to Boulder Colorado and Time Warp Comics boulder for an instore signing. I intended to stop by last year during my Wrenchies tour but due to weather and tour exhaustion i had to reschedule.
please come by if you are in the Boulder/ Denver area. here is the facebook event page and time warp comics fb page and store event page.
time warp comics–3105 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301, ph:(303) 443-4500 or 1-800-552-9108



more on SPX and Palefire in the next few weeks, just a quick heads up:

**Friday night,September 18th – 20th 2015**

Pre-SPX Hangout with Brandon Graham & Hang Dai signing at

Fantom Comics –2010 P St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

**September 19th – 20th 2015**

SPX!!! my new book with MK Reed, Palefire is debuting from secret Acres at the The small Press expo in Bethesda, MD.

now here are a couple cat comics. the first one will appear soon in the locust moon periodical quarter moon, and the second appeared in tugboat press’ runner runner .




Olympia Comics Festival 2015, Olympia, WASHINGTON


I am a GUEST at The Olympia Comics Festival is THIS WEEKEND . I’ll be participating in a couple events on Friday and Saturday including a panel conversation with cartooning greats Eric Shanower and Jason Little, and a book signing with the same guys.

here is the schedule for the show.


Friday June 5, 2015-Q & A at the Olympia Timberland Library

6:30 – 8:00 pm
313 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-0595

Saturday June 6, 2015-Olympia Comics Festival

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  Stage Show at The Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

1:30 PM – 6:30 PM  Cartoonists Expo at The Olympia Center

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Panels at The Olympia Center
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM signing at Danger Room Comics
201 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 705-3050

there is also a wrenchies t-shirt  exclusive from the comic shop available:

Farel Shirt LoRes


vancaf (may 23-24, 2015), Palefire, Los Wrenchies, It Will All Hurt, Island, and more Pop Gun War

and i will be in British Columbia, CANADA at the end of this month for the Vancouver Comic Arts Fest-Vancaf. 

it is a free show! i have done it the last couple years too and it is pretty great. please don’t miss it if you are in the PNW.

just got word i will definitely have copies of It Will All Hurt #3 by showtime. here’s what the final cover will resemble:


i will also bring up some these big silk screen iwah prints too. they are also for sale on the studygroup store envy.

printed by the kind professionals at Dueltone Printmaking and limited to 30 signed and numbered copies.

and my esteemed studygroup comics publisher, zack soto has issue #2 of his excellent comic, the secret voice coming out too:


i love this comic book and am so glad there is finally a new issue. i did the back cover (on the left) in case that looked familiar to you.

edit: also just announced:

i will be hanging out at my local and beloved comics shop, floating world comics

along with my some of my favorite colleagues, zack soto, ian macEwan, and jason leivian on

first thursday, may 7th, 2015 from 6-10 pm,

for a comics release party of all of our books. there will be some original art on display.


The Olympia Comics Festival – Sat, June 6th, 2015

just added the Olympia Comics Fest in Olympia, Washington to the docket. OLY is a very cool small show in one of my favorite little cities in America.

seriously i have considered moving there a few times. there is also a get-together the night before at the library.

here is the schedule for the show.

and on the other side of  genre spectrum we have Palefire sixty something page, black and white, young adult comic book i made with MK Reed  will be available this fall from from secret acres.

Palefire Postcard

i am very proud to be a part of the secret acres crew as they publish some of my favorite artists like:

 theo elllsworth, sean ford, edie fake, mike dawson , joseph lambert, gabby schultz, as well as a bunch of other great cartoonists.

speaking of good old theo ellsworth i just remembered this:


these are two characters from my old book pop gun war: gift. i haven’t got a lot of fan art over the years. mostly just a few things from friends but this was my favorite thing for years.  i got it sent to me way back when i had a P.O. box on 14th street in NYC, people actually corresponded by mail, and years before i ever met theo in person. that was a fun time living in that crazy city, making comics and getting mail from other creators making neat stuff. it was cool to meet theo in the flesh when i moved to portland years later. he gave me ride home from a cartoonist party and i was so delighted when i found out he was the same man who made that.

while image searching for stuff to post on here about LOS Wrenchies (a spanish edition out now from sapristi comics) i found the wallpaper above. click on it to make it big sauce.

recycled this Hollis for a different language too.


free comic book day is upon us again and i have a back page in the new tugboat press freebie, runner runner.

and here are a couple little panels from my comic:


try to pick up a copy from your participating lcs on fcb

and here are a couple other wrenchies images i found floating around in the the ether:

keep slaying demons with your art

 this little comic marian churchland did i really relate to in various ways.  she has a lot of other really neat stuff on her tumblers. check them.

also below that is some info regarding island and 8house:

Image Comics solicitations for July.

(8house #2: Arclight and Island (excited!!) are there)




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