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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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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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NEW MERMAID SHOWER CURTAIN (FREE SHIPPING!)

NEW MERMAID SHOWER CURTAIN Make a splash with my new mermaid shower curtain! Made from 100% polyester, these mermaid shower curtains are printed in the USA and feature a 12 button-hole top for simple hanging. The easy care material allows for machine wash and dry maintenance. Click here for FREE SHIPPING + $5 OFF thru … Continue reading

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NO MONEY, HERE IS A DRAWING OF A SPIDER

(via 27b/6) From: Jane Gilles Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm To: David Thorne Subject: Overdue account Dear David,  Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95. If you have already made this payment please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no … Continue reading

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