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)




JULY 15 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $7.99 / OVERSIZED

PRETTY DEADLY artist EMMA RIOS and KING CITY, PROPHET & MULTIPLE WARHEADS writer/artist BRANDON GRAHAM bring you a new ONGOING & OVERSIZED COMICS MAGAZINE. Each issue holds three 20- to 30-page, ad-free, issue-length chapters of new work from around the globe. #1 features a text piece by KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, writer of BITCH PLANET and PRETTY DEADLY.




JULY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Two knights hunt an alien creature using blood magic.


linework NW april all over portland magic

linework NW

below is from the ad in the Portland Mercury. and features art by one of the best cartooners in the world, daniel clowes who will be debuting his enormous complete eightball collection there.

for my part i should be debuting it will all hurt #3 there too. hopefully it will be ready in time for the show as i finished the comic right under the wire. you can read the entire IT WILL ALL HURT for free on

APRIL 18 + 19, 2015-Linework NW is a unique two-day event, with a different line up of exhibitors on each day. Don’t forget to come on both Saturday and Sunday to see the full range of creators, exhibitors, and publishers showing at the festival!


Adhouse Books
Alternative Comics
Dark Horse Comics
Fantagraphics Books
Oni Press
Periscope Studios
Telegraph Gallery



Lisa Hanawalt
Jay Howell



Daniel Clowes
Lisa Congdon

linework is a two-day show this year but i will only be tabling on SATURDAY, APRIL 18. but i will be walking around and possibly participating in panels on sunday as well as be available to sign it will all hurts from the press gang/studygroup table. here is the exhibitor list for both days.

facebook event page for linework

AND just to reiterate, it will all hurt is being carried by diamond comic distributors. for issue two: APRIL PRE-ORDERS DUE APRIL 22, and issue #3 will be in the May previews under alternative comics.  orders have been pretty good so far. thanks to people bugging their local comic shop and thanks to comic retailers for taking a chance on such an outlier, and thanks to   for the really nice beat article on it will all hurt.

 here’s a handy pamphlet Marc Arsenault made to promote studygroup’s April & May books. and here is the cover to issue #3 in case you missed last months post.


APRIL 15, 2015. running concurrent with linework the wrenchies pages will be on display all month at tiny’s on MLK not too far from the linework venue the norse hall where i am sharing wall space with one of my best buddies gabriel taylor. there is even a bigger collaborative painting by gabriel and i. here is a older and rawer grainy photo version of it:


the reception is this wednesday, the 15th of april, 2015. there will be beer and coffee and food available for purchase. as well as some art to look at. i am not selling any more of the wrenchies pages i still have on my person but the beguling has a bunch for sale if you were interested. i have spent a lot of time in this coffee shop working on my comics over the years and is one of the first places i went to when i first moved to town. there is also a sold out electric wizard show that eve at the hawthorne theatre, which is very fitting as i thanked them in the wrenchies for helping me get that book done. fyi i am just a fan of their music and have no relation or attachment to any of the actual guys in the band.

here’s a couple pics taken by the incredible artist steve lieber


also there is now a facebook page for the wrenchies. please go to that and “like” it if you are into that sort of thing.

and don’t forget about earth day on the 22nd. so try not to use gas or buy anything wrapped in plastic or something.

friday @ 7:30 pm!


DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity by Anthony Alvarado

the author of this excellent book Anthony Alvarado will be talking about it along with me and a couple of amazing local artists local artists: Eric Mast (aka E*Rock), and Jennifer Parks at Powell’s City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.Portland,OR503 228 4651

here’s a color and somewhat tweaked version of my illo i did for the book:

be seeing you