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    If you're into drawing, making comics, reading, writing, and knowing more about creative processes, you're in the right place!

    I'm a picture-maker living in Utah and have a deep passion for storytelling in its myriad forms and in making pictures. My first graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale is available from Top Shelf Productions and my children's book, The Adventures of William Worm, is available from Piggy Press.

    This blog is the new home for my works-in-progress, finished comics, calls for entries and whatever else you didn't ask for.

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BATMAN COMIC JAM

To celebrate the very first Batman Day (and the character’s 75th anniversary) yesterday, I hosted a special comics jam at Dragons Keep in Provo, Utah. 40 comics-lovers showed up to make their own Dark Knight pass-along comics and the results were amazing. Rules of the jam: 1) Cut out a panel from an existing Batman comic … Continue reading

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LAST DAY TO SEND YOUR PHOTOS!

THANK YOU to all of you that have sent me your photos! It’s really amazing to see so many people enjoying the things I’ve had so much fun making. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Send in Your Photos Today! If you don’t know what I’m talking about…I’m working on a new project and I want … Continue reading

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NEW PRINT (+FREE SHIPPING!)

Check it out! My illustration “Food Mama” is now available as a print, shirt, skin (and more) with FREE SHIPPING through July 13. http://bit.ly/VWcBa8

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FANTASY WEEKEND (STARTS TODAY!)

THE GEEKEND IS HERE! Get Your Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fix at WesterCon This Weekend Westercon 67 is a general interest science fiction/fantasy convention covering literature, art, science, gaming, movies, comics and more…and it starts today! Guests include Brandon Sanderson, Cory Doctorow and Dan Wells (among others), and I’ve been invited to participate in a couple of panels … Continue reading

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WHAT A COMIC CAN DO IN 2 PANELS

I love what comics can do and I love teaching this comics workshop. Yesterday we were talking about panels and when to use larger or smaller panels. We found this page from Craig Thompson’s Blankets, where we see a thin panel of Craig’s mom waving goodbye, and then a large vignette of Craig driving away, leaving … Continue reading

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Comic Preview: MIRROR JUMPERS

Ryan Simmons works as a character designer and animator, and now he’s trying his hand at a graphic novel! Ryan and I had a chance to talk for about an hour at LTUE back in February and I was really taken by his experience in cartoons and animation and “Aiden finds himself in the Afterlife having traveled … Continue reading

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MAKE COMICS THIS SUMMER!

MAKING COMICS | JUNE 9-13 Have children ages 12-18 that want to make comics? I’ll be teaching a five-day comics workshop at Higher Ground Learning in Salt Lake City, June 9-13, covering everything from generating and filtering story ideas, developing characters and story arcs, laying out comics pages and speech bubbles, making rough drafts, and publishing opportunities for comics-makers. I … Continue reading

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47 Charming Facts About Children’s Books

A bicycle escape from Nazis, a child who inherits a fortune, Hogwarts houses penned on an airsickness bag, and more. Enjoy.

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BRUTAL FOOD (ILLUSTRATION)

I drew a crazy food lady for Exiles of Metrodome–a wild project from Craig Collins and Ian Laurie. Check it out!

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“WOLVERINE IS THE SNIKT” T-SHIRT!

NEW T-SHIRT You asked for it, and now it’s here: WOLVERINE IS THE SNIKT t-shirts! Available as t-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, hoodies, and even baby onesies for your little one!     FREE SHIPPING Get free worldwide shipping through May 11 with this link!

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