This is a Souvenir: Songs from Spearmint & Shirley Lee comes out today, from Image Comics. I am in it. Trust me. My name isn't on it, but I'm in there. My story is "It Won't Be Long Now", which was produced with Richard Starkings in September of last year. I can't wait to see how it looks.

I don't have a preview for it, so here's a sneak peek of "Archie Snow: The Bull and the China Shop, Part 2", which will run in Proof #20, out next week from Image.

A touch... of mystery!

So my old pal Bill turned 40 yesterday. I hope this took some of the sting off. I personally can't wait until I'm eighty... Just really crusty and old and opinionated.

Happy birthday, Bill.

I'm trying to get another project under control... Finishing up my short story for Matthew Schuler's Legendary anthology. It's too early to post anything but I was happy with how this bit turned out.
I will let you know when Legendary is available. Hopefully sooner than This is a Souvenir (original street date: Feb 3) which should be out next Wednesday and I will be talking about it.

Epic super-late TCAF recap

Hey hey, here's my TCAF post. Try not to have a heart attack and die from not-surprise that it's a wee bit on the late side, but honestly you'd rather that Proof #21 ship on time, right? That's what I thought.


Drove up on Friday with the girls from Abe & Kroenen and talked about secret projects. So many awesome comics will come out of this, I am sure.

I met Kate Beaton! I was exactly as nervous meeting her as I was meeting Guy Davis in Baltimore last year. Just a monstrously talented person and it was a pleasure to enjoy a moment of her company and snare her book. The following comic is true:
Always awesome to see the Topatoco team; I've been a huge fan of Jeffrey Rowland's for years and years... In fact, the subtitle for Overcompensating (namely: 'the journal comic with a seething disdain for reality') was coined by me! Little known fact.

I run into Holly more than I do Jeffrey, to be honest, so here's the shoutout to my favorite team in webcomics:While kicking it at TCAF I was crashing with R. Hiro, one of my favorite dudes ever. On Saturday night we decided to kick out the jams and produce some fresh comics about the experience. The following was done while eating pie and watching a Hercule Poirot mystery. Party times!

Other awesomeness from Saturday: kicking it with Scott C. (another of my favorite dudes ever), saying 'hey' to Stuart and Kathryn Immonen (the first couple of comix who are too, too patient with me), and hanging at the Joe Shuster table and doing some drawing. I drew a Zatanna!

Sunday was much busier, I wasn't so completely overwhelmed by the craziness of everything. Got to kick it with Tom Fowler for a bit, and finally meet Graham Annable (who is crazy talented and a really nice cat). Also? Becky Cloonan! Can you believe it?!
The reason that this comic kisses her butt is because more people should be sucking up to Becky Cloonan. Fact provable by science. Pixu is great, great, great horror comics; buy it immediately.

After kicking it with Becky for a spell, I cycled around and chatted up folks like Matt Forsythe and Ray Fawkes before sitting down at the Shuster Table until close. And that's that! Here's a bunch of people that walked by my table on Sunday. Easily the best-looking people at any convention ever, I think. Just a very sexy and handsome bunch.

See you in two, TCAF. It was a real slice.

Wolverine for the Joe Shuster Awards VISIONS show

An inkwash for the VISIONS exhibit that the Joe Shuster Awards will be putting on later this summer. See you at TCAF!

Happy birthday to you

It was his birthday a few days ago. He's one of the best guys, and we'll never ever be square, but if it's all the same to him I'm going to keep on trying.

News! I will be hanging out at the Joe Shuster Awards table at TCAF in Toronto this weekend from 3-5 Saturday and Sunday. I will also be stomping around with some old friends and some new friends, so catch me if you can. Thanks, Jason and James!