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An insane week or so

I’ve often told people I have some stupid good luck. Sometimes, it’s hard work meeting opportunity. There’s a lot to be thankful for with Thanksgiving coming up. 😁 In this past week, Pablo the Gorilla made it onto the shelves of my local comic book store, the Comic Bug, in Culver City. It was even between Robert Kirkman’s Outcast and Brian K. Vaughan’s Paper Girls. Not only that, but it sold out and has since been restocked! I also got news I’ll be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con in Artist Alley, as well as Heroes Con and Fan X Salt Lake City!

Big thanks to all my family & friends. Huge thanks to the Bug and all the outlets that have had me on! Thanks for being part of my journey. I hope 2020 has some amazing nuggets waiting to be mined!

San Diego Comic-Con, the aftermath

First off, this was my favorite Comic-Con exclusive I got: my panel name table tent. To think I was so excited, I jumped off stage when the panel ended to thank peeps for coming and almost forgot it. Does CGC grade these? One of one for 2018!

Now Andy Nordvall’s done this before, but this was my first time promoting my own work as part of the Comic Creator Connection panel (as opposed to my first time ever on an SDCC stage because Jim Lee picked a super enthusiastic attendee)

Here’s the panel of All-Star creators.

I’ve tagged everybody on Instagram (because I haven’t tracked down everyone on Twitter yet).

Here are the projects by and from the panel hosts and Comic Creator Connection panelists

Here’s Andy and me at the Geekscape booth with Jonathan London.

Signing and sketching!

Freehand warm-up doodle of Spidey.

Daily Doodle: Propulsion

Inked and ready to go!

Daily Doodle: Third time

Is the charm. This is my layout for the Jupiter the Space Pug mini comic.

Daily Doodle: Closer

I feel like I’m almost there.

Daily Doodle: Coverage

Starting to sketch some cover ideas out for my Jupiter the Space Pug mini comic. Turns out I have enough strips to put out a comic. So, in addition to Siren’s Song, a sketchbook is coming soon as well as Jupiter the Space Pug in print!

Also, if you’re in Los Angeles, don’t forget to drop by and say hi at my signing with Andy Nordvall Wednesday June 27th at both Comic Bug locations.

It’s happened! Thanks @Inktober @Jakeparker @Katapult @01Publishing @Sketchbookapp #selfPublishing @amazon @AmazonKindle @IngramSpark

It took some work to format this book for print and for e-publication but Andy Nordvall and I got it done! We went with Ingram Spark, thanks to Kat Rocha from 01 Publishing for that. If you get a chance, check out their chilling Casefile: Arkham series! Special thanks to Jake Parker and his #Inktober movement for permitting us to use his imagery. Inktober was the basis and inspiration for this project and here’s to looking forward to this year’s challenge!

Our book is currently available on Amazon in e-book and paperback!

Daily Doodle: Ebb & flow

Working on formatting Andy Nordvall’s and my ebook. I have to say, it is quite a task. I ended up going with Calibre. It did a solid job of converting a Word document to epub format. Then it was a matter of tweaking the html and CSS. I got a lot done so I was able to get back to drawing.

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