Saturday, November 24, 2007


I've been AWOL from the blog lately, it has been an incredibly busy time of year for me as I've been working to finish Essex County Vol.3 before the holidays. And, I'm happy to say that I have indeed done just that, Essex 3: The County Nurse is completely finished, scanned, lettered! (a never before previewed scene above and below...)

After 3 years working on the Essex County books, it feel REALLY GOOD to be done with the project. Moreover, I am really excited to move on to news ideas and new projects. I have started writing and designing my next book, which will be published by Top Shelf. I'm not ready to let the cat out of the bag yet, but in the new year I'll have much more news about the book. But, I will say it is something I'm really excited about, it will be very different from the Essex books, but I think it will still appeal to those fans too.

On other news, my wife is currently exhibiting her work at The One of a Kind Show in Toronto, and I've traded in my brush and pen in for a couple of weeks to help her out.

And, I also thought I'd throw in my picks for the Best Comics of 2007, in no particular order...

1)Notes For A War Story-Gipi (First Second)
Notes for a War Story

2) Dr. Thirteen: Architecture and Mortality- Brian Azerrello and Cliff Chiang (DC)

3) SuperSpy-Matt Kindt (Top Shelf)

4) Scalped-Jason Aaron (DC/Vertigo)

5) Shazam and The Monster Society of Evil-Jeff Smith (DC):

6) Garage Band-Gipi(First Second)


Friday, November 16, 2007

My publisher Top Shelf has a great sale on right now at their website, including a great deal on my books, so check it out!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Here are a couple of recent commissioned pieces I did...The first is a portrait of Arthur C. Clark, by way of 2001: A Space Oddessy. More great literary portraits can be seen at Steven Gettis' site. The second is of course 70's Marvel character ROM SPACEKNIGHT, for an upcoming tribute benefit for bronze-age comic writer Bill Mantlo.