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).
Yo – here’s the cover to Mermaid: Evolution: Revolution Volume 2.
It’s now available to download for pay-what-you-like on Gumroad, along with Mermaid: Evolution Volume 1. It’s the same material that’s on this site, so you can think of it as a tip jar if you want. Of course, it’s a .Zip file with a .PDF, a .CBR and a .CBZ, so it’s also a solid way to spend a buck or two if you’re so inclined.
Print copies will debut this weekend at Planet Comicon in Kansas City. I’ll be at table 943 with Buster Moody selling this biz, along with Task Force Rad Squad #2! Print copies will also be available on Bigcartel starting next week.
And so, Mermaid: Evolution Revolution Vol. 2 concludes (although I’ll post the cover before long). Don’t be sad. There’s still Vol. 3 on the way! It’ll be April at the earliest before those pages drop since I’ll be hitting Planet Comicon in Kansas City and Emerald City in Seattle this month and then C2E2 in Chicago at the end of April. I’ve got print copies on the way for this volume, and I’ll have a link to buy ‘em online before long, but in the meantime count on coming to these cons and saying “Hello! Give me these comics!” (please).
Task Force Rad Squad#2 will be available at all of these shows (and online) and hopefully so will a third book I’m currently drawing by C2E2.
OH — I’ll also be putting both volumes of Mermaid on Gumroad soon if you’d like to buy the comics in that sexy, DRM-free digital format.
Lastly, here is a link to an LBX model kit I bought this week. It’s a Vampire Cat robot. Hopefully it gets brought to America as part of Bandai’s new Sprukits line, but I couldn’t resist getting the import for now.