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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 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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HOW TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS

(via Design for Mankind) Miranda July does it again with this video on dealing with distractions. At first glance, she’s illustrating what we all struggle with: distraction. Beeps and pings, wandering eyes and lingering thoughts until – suddenly – the day has grown dark and our stomachs are growling, with little actual work accomplished. (Guilty.) … Continue reading

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HUGE GEEK EVENT THIS WEEKEND!

WRITING SYMPOSIUM Taking its name from the Douglas Adam’s books, Life, the Universe and Everything is an annual symposium on sci-fi and fantasy, geared toward writers, artists, filmmakers and fans. I’ve been attending the symposium for several years now and this will be my fourth year participating as a panelist. LTUE is a great opportunity for writers … Continue reading

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THE MANY FACES OF MONA LISA

This week I have the great pleasure of introducing the Photoshop software to a class of junior high art students. I didn’t even hear about Photoshop until my senior year of high school, and I can only imagine the possibilities that would have opened up to me, had I known about the program in junior … Continue reading

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FUN FEBRUARY CALENDAR

The Year of the Horse continues with the month of February! Get the print here, or download the wallpaper for your phone or computer below: 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 1440 x 900 1280 x 1024 1280 x 800 320 x 480

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RIP PETE SEEGER

His banjo “surrounds hate and forces it to surrender” – rest in peace Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919-January 27, 2014). This man and his work hold so much meaning for me and I can’t possibly count the number of hours I’ve spent listening to his music, reading his lyrics and writing, and pondering his ideas. … Continue reading

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BEST-SELLING UTAH AUTHORS

(via Deseret News)   Several authors from Utah or with ties to Utah wrote books that were on one of the New York Times’ best-seller lists in 2013. Some writers had multiple books make the lists, and others made the lists for the first time.  A few of these authors were on the same lists … Continue reading

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ADAM REX MAKES A PICTURE BOOK

I recently came across this great post from Adam Rex on his process for illustrating the picture book Chu’s Day, written by Neil Gaiman, and thought I’d pass it along. The post is a brief overview of the roughly 6-month process that Adam put into creating Chu’s Day. (Adam mentions in the comments that “I can work on … Continue reading

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CALL FOR COMICS

(from the Chicago Reader)   We’re delighted to announce the return of the Reader‘s Comics Issue, and this time we’d like to open the door to submissions from the midwest’s impressive comics community. While the competition is open to all, we favor submissions from the Chicagoland area. The curator of the issue is none other than … Continue reading

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