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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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I’M MAKING AN ADVENTURE TIME COMIC!

I got the go-ahead yesterday, so I can now officially announce that I’M MAKING AN ADVENTURE TIME COMIC! Aaaaaah! Dave Scheidt (Spooky Sleepover, Aw Yeah Comics) has written a hilarious new comic that I’ll be illustrating for an upcoming issue of Adventure Time. What? You don’t believe me? It’s true! It even says so in this picture: Watch … Continue reading

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Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers

This year marks the 15th anniversary of WIFYR–Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. Organized by author Carol Lynch Williams, the conference (June 15-19) offers workshops and presentations on writing, drawing, and publishing books for young readers. I’ve been invited to speak on the roles of writing and artwork in telling a story, and I invite you … Continue reading

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Portrait Exchange–TONIGHT!

I’m trying something new tonight. I call it a “Portrait Exchange”. I’ll be sitting at a table, inviting one person at a time to sit across from me. We’ll each have a couple of minutes to draw a portrait of each other, and then we’ll trade! Come find me outside the Black Sheep Cafe​ TONIGHT, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow (Happy Song for the Weekend)

My little girl is obsessed with the new Annie soundtrack, so I thought I’d revisit an old favorite. Here’s a cover of “Tomorrow” (video & audio below)

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WORKING HEALTHIER

THE SHORT VERSION I’m working healthier!   THE LONG VERSION My approach to working over the last week has been healthier than ever. It’s had such a deep effect on me that I’ve made a series of major decisions that are already affecting my life and work. For those of you that may not know: … Continue reading

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I Made a Song for Your Weekend

I love me some Mason Jennings. Good medicine. I recorded this cover of his song “Rainboots” to ensure you with a happy, happy weekend. Enjoy!

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Interview with JetPens

I’ve been using JetPens’s brushes, pens, and inks for something like 5 years now. I’m a fan! They’re constantly putting out new and quality artist supplies, and it was my pleasure to talk with them last week. Find out about my first failed graphic novel, my favorite artists, and what I’m currently working on by … Continue reading

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LET GEEK WEEKEND BEGIN!

Today kicks off “Life, the Universe & Everything“–Utah’s 3-day premiere Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror convention! I’m thrilled to participate again as an invited guest to talk about writing, drawing, and making comics. Here’s my schedule for the weekend:

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SONG FOR THE WEEKEND

I fell apart yesterday/Just before I caught your smilin’ face I was just a little late/I knew that I might have to wait for you You bring me back I’m stompin’ like a hurricane/I don’t know when I’ll be back again It’s never been like this before/And now I know that when it rains it … Continue reading

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Using “Quadrants” in Design

Quadrants Writer/Collaborator/Sasquatch Dave Scheidt posted a link to this article from nofilmschool yesterday, which talks about using “quadrants” to compose frames in film. This was the first I’d ever heard the term “quadrants” in relation to composition (though there’s plenty out there on the “Rule of Thirds”), so I checked it out. I nearly clicked away … Continue reading

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