November 5th 2008

Hey everyone.

I’ve been laying low and taking it easy lately. I hurt my drawing hand a few weeks back, apparently bad enough to need weeks of inactivity to make it feel right again. I was having trouble holding a pen even. Thankfully it’s better now, and I still have no idea what I did.

So the bad news is I wasn’t able to complete 24 hour comics day as I had planned. I wrote an entire mini graphic novel, and drew the first 4 pages before my hand killed and my cold (yes I got sick too) got the best of me. I then went on auto pilot and drew 11 pages of Renegade Panda and friends. I’ll probably just post them next year as I’ll just pick up where I left off.

I was sitting on this for a bit, but if you buy Shaun White Snowboarding for the Wii, X-box or PS3 you can sport a nifty board designed by me for the game. I hear that Burton is making it into a real board as well. Neat, right!?

For those of you attending Wizard World Dallas. I’ll be popping in on Saturday just to say “hey” to a few people. If you recognize me or catch my name tag feel free to bug me for a sketch.

I’ve got quite a list of things to do built up.

– The New Alibi’s album cover (my friend Drew from Lost City Angel’s new band)
– Birthday present art
– 3 pieces of Christmas art.
– 10 new pages of Party Bear to draw and color with help from Olli this month (in addition to the 10 already completed, suckas!)
– Demonstration comics for the next two days in San Antonio for a Canson product demo.
– Finish inking Sock Monster 1 pager I did for fun
– 1 Page comic for Le Monde Diplomatique (German edition)

I did a story for Popgun 2 that later got bumped to volume 3, which later went on to be dropped despite me being listed as a creator on amazon. It’s a story titled Hardcore, and it’s written by me and drawn by the talented Anas Awad, who some of you I’m sure are familiar with.

I’m debating posting it online for free. Maybe through ACT-I-VATE. It seems a shame to let it be shelved due to hard feelings directed towards me when it had little to nothing to do with Anas. I guess that’s unfortunately the reality of the business though.



In other news, I used what I learned from Ms. Thaxton in school and busted out the needle and thread to create Cornelius Buffington. If you live in Boston, you will notice his handsome face in place of my own handsome face in the Dig a week ago.

Lastly, here’s a pic of me and my friend Claire who randomly popped up in Austin for a wedding a few weeks ago. You might unknowingly enjoy her art at the Fresh Pond whole foods in Cambridge. She’s the store artist.

PS

GO OBAMA!

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September 16th 2008

See, I DO draw..

June 18th 2008

Well I’ll come out of hiding for the wonderful Heroes Con in Charlotte NC!!

Don’t know what I look like?

Well here’s a blurry photo of me. Good luck SUCKAAAAS!

If you need more help finding me, I’ll be sitting next to Jim Mahfood at table 708 right near the entrance.
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I still don’t have my copy of photoshop from Adobe. I hate them.

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As some of you know, I’m a Bostonian. Like, actually from the city of Boston. Not the suburbs of MA. I can’t tell you how happy I was to see the Celtics win last night. I’ve always been more of a Celtics fan over the Red Sox. So while the Red Sox winning a few years back was amazing, the Celtics winning almost made me cry.

That’s it for the sports talk, I just had to put it out there.

May 16th 2008

Ok, this might be the longest post ever.. FULL TRIP REPORT!

So I went to SXSW and passed out copies of Popgun with Joe K. from Image. Here’s a couple pictures of the Popgun sponsored party with Under the Radar magazine.

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April 13th 2008

Aww

I just happened to pop on myspace and found my friend Jess’s post about buying Aqua Leung with a wad of cash balled up in her fist. This is too good of a picture not to throw on here.

Thanks guys!

April 3rd 2008

So for the most part the book is exactly how I hoped it would be printed. I need to apologize for the following though.

1) I’ve spotted 4 typos. : (
2) They used the wrong version of the map that Deforge did that does NOT have his name on it. It’s party my fault because I proofed the final version and missed it. I also went to thank you as Michael DeforgeO by mistake which makes me a double jerk.
3) I forgot to thank my friend LJ (no not livejounral).

I am shamed.
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Also, here’s a new review of the book.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/04/02/aqua-leung-graphic-novel-review/

It’s kind of a mixed bag and they painfully show the first few pages of the book I drew three years ago, but they compliment some of the parts that I wrote, so that’s pretty rad.

We’re also in Wizard magazine again somewhere. I need to go pick it up. I found this yesterday as well.

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/040208indiebuzz.html

March 8th 2008

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