Believe it or not, back in the early ’00s, I was a teen! As such, I had TEEN pastimes, like working for my high school newspaper. It was actually a class at school and not work like “I have a career and earn money and spend that money at high end casinos and now I’m so in debt but it’s the only thrill I have in this empty life, god, why can’t I stop?!” work.
Anyway, as you may have put together, I was not a news desk editor or even a star reporter so much as the only staffer who really liked to draw. So of course I had my very own comic strip! It was called “Falky.” He was a talking falcon.
Flash forward to 2015 where I’m a big time comics pro and I do work (but not, like “I have enough money to get in trouble with the people who own casinos,” work). My school paper wanted to interview me! HERE IS A LINK TO THAT INTERVIEW!
The long and short of it is Buster and I’s Task Force Rad Squad #3 is coming out in March, and we have a story in an upcoming issue of Dark Horse Presents called “Slothed in Space” (read a preview at R6) I’ve been writing shorts for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures comic! I’ve got other stuff coming out this spring too, including a comic with George Schmitz for his band Stick to Your Guns. Also? I edited an awesome comic book anthology for Wacom called Pressure/Sensitivity with stories by Ming Doyle, Giannis Milonogiannis, Ben Sears, Meredith Gran, Mike Holmes, with a cover by Ulises Farinas and Ryan Hill! There’s other stuff too, but I can’t remember what it is because, man alive, that’s a lot of rad biz!
Anyway, sorry for the delay, but it will be worth it I promise. Thanks for reading, Mom!
Hey! I’ll be tabling with my Task Force Rad Squad co-creator Buster Moody at table M-10 during Portland’s Rose City Comic Con on September 20-21! Our buddy Jim Gibbons will be stopping by to help me celebrate the launch of our new book together, Birch Squatch #1!
After this show I’ve got an 8-page project to finish and then it’s full speed ahead on Mermaid vol. 3!!!!!! YEAAAAH!!!!
One of my younger fans, affectionately dubbed “Moo” by her awesome parents, has created perhaps my favorite fan art piece! I don’t remember, but I’m pretty sure I danced until I passed out when her dad Tyler sent it to me.
The first page of M:E Vol. 3 won’t surface until September, but I’ve got good news to tide you over in the meantime… Mermaid: Evolution 2299!
It’s a four-page story set in the turbulent future of the Mer-verse, but all you really have to know is that there’s tons of neon. The awesome anthology curated and designed by my bud Dylan Todd features 10 other awesome stories by people who I’m proud to have work alongside. Here’s Dylan’s press release with alllll the deeeeets:
THE FUTURE IS NOW. 2299 Comics Anthology Launches With Tales Form The Future
Earth, July 14, 2014 AD
2299 is a sci-fi comics anthology of 11 stories set in the far future, all set in the far off year of – you guessed it – 2299. Equal parts 2000AD and Weird Science, 2299 is over 80 pages of thrills, chills, spills and, in the case of the mermaid story, gills.
Featuring over 80 pages of comics and art from creators Derek Charm (Powerpuff Girls, Trip Fantastic), Kevin Church (Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, Wander), Josh Krach (JLA, @FakeAPStylebook), Mathew Digges (Awesome Hospital), Kyle Starks(Sexcastle, The Legend of Ricky Thunder), Nolan T. Jones (House of Orr, SCAMthology), Timothy Weaver, Andrew Otis Weiss, Keith Pille, Jordan Witt, Carlos Aguilar, Caleb Goellner, Dylan Todd, Max Huffman, Max Bachhuber, Josh Trujillo, Lonku, and with a beautiful cover from Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads, Like A Virus).