Sunday, May 24, 2009

Change-Bots Fan Club Drawings

Over on Top Shelf 2.0, you can see a few of the drawings I did for the original Change-Bots fan club offer. I just finished the drawings for the new limited offer, which is 30 spots, each getting a hand drawn trading card. The trading cards are actually panels which make up a story called 'Balls On Patrol' that will appear in the Change-Bots sequel next year (hopefully next year, anyway).

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More and More Interviews

I did a long audio interview with the website Geekocracy, and you can listen to them now: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five. You can also find them on itunes at The Geekocracy Talk Cast. I don't remember what I said, but I'm sure a lot of it was nonsense.
If you'd prefer to read the nonsense online rather than listen, there's interviews up at Curio Comics and Newsarama.
Or, if you'd prefer a good old fashioned print interview, the new issue of Filter just hit the stands with a short interview and featuring a little of my recent non-comics illustration work.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Special Limited Quantities Offer

Before I got any Transformers toys when I was a kid, I got a couple Go-Bots toys for my birthday. This was one of them. Clearly, a big inspiration for the Incredible Change-Bots.

Since I have some of the materials to make Incredible Change-Bots Fan Club membership cards left, I'm going to add 30 members to the Fan Club. So if you wanted to sign up but missed the original offer, this is your chance. As of right now, there's 10 spots left. Price remains the same, but there are a couple changes from the previous Fan Club membership listed in the back of the book:
- I'm out of the minicomic, so you won't get a minicomic with this. You will get the same membership card.
- Instead of the drawing of a Change-Bot of your choice, you'll get one of a 30 card trading card set. The set will feature a lot of different characters, so you can still request a particular one, but I can't guarantee you'll be able to get that one. The 30 card set will tell a short story, the way the Topps movie card sets for films like Star Wars did when I was growing up. The cards will be standard trading card size, with a full color drawing on the front.
If you'd like to join, email changebots at gmail dot com for the rest of the information.

Friday, May 8, 2009

AEIOU in French

Here's a preview of what AEIOU looks like in French, from the website (In France, comic books are known as 'bande dessinée', or 'BD' for short, hence, digital bande dessinée, or digibidi).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Creative Time

This month, my contribution to the art project Creative Time goes online, a strip titled "Not If, But When". You can read about the Creative Time comics project here, and there's also a short interview with me up.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Free Comic Book Day!

Today is Free Comic Book Day, so you can go to your local comic shop and get some free comic books from almost every publisher (while supplies last, I'm sure). A lot of stores will also have events and signings... if you're in Chicago, I'll be at my local shop Darktower from noon until 3pm.

Friday, May 1, 2009

College Paintings

In "Funny Misshapen Body" there's lots of depictions of paintings I made in college and art school. This panel shows one of my favorites, which was sold and then given to my friend Brian. I think it was called 'Raketenflugplatz,' and was loosely based on n old World War II photo, I think. It was painted with acrylic on canvas.

And here's another one from Brian's collection, which I'd totally forgotten ever making.