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.

Teaching Comics Workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

When I was given the opportunity to teach a set of week-long comics workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, I had no idea it would be such an important week in my life. This summer has been packed with teaching comics workshops for children and teenagers in my home state … Continue reading

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Register for my Comics Workshop!

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching a week-long comics workshop in June! Hooray! I’m excited to share my love for telling stories, drawing characters, writing dialogue, and learning new comics-making techniques. My goal is to make comics fun for all ages and skill levels by providing fun and unique challenges that will help students … Continue reading

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*ONE DAY LEFT! *GET IT NOW!* Last chance to pick up my Look & Find Coloring Book, available on kickstarter.Funding ends tomorrow night, so get it now!

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COLORING CHALLENGE Think You Can Color All 10 Scenes? Last week I launched my Look & Find Coloring Book, which features 10 colorable look & find scenes. With over 100 drawings on each page, the Look & Find Coloring Book makes a fun challenge for both children and adults. Check out the Look & Find … Continue reading

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One time I launched a LOOK & FIND COLORING BOOK and that time is right now.

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Happy Song for Your Weekend / You Are My Sunshine

I recorded this danced-up folk-rock version of “You Are My Sunshine” for my wife’s kindergarten class, and completely forgot to send it to her on time (classic Jess), so it was never used. For anyone that needs a fun little pick-me-up, here is “You Are My Sunshine“.

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“Amy wants a pet so she can enter the pet parade competition and win a holiday vacation for her family. Her dad is out of work and her mom insists the family can’t afford a dog or cat or even a crab. When Amy receives a magic rock from a crazy old lady, she discovers … Continue reading

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Alt Press Fest Today!

“The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with dozens of local artists and writers as they exhibit their wares, take part in our Sumi Ink workshop, and see steamroller printmaking in action. An exhibition featuring … Continue reading

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Event Tonight: Go Set A Watchman

55 years ago saw the publication of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a novel I was required to read in seventh grade, and hated. I was used to reading epic fantasy and sci-fi novels, so this slice-of-life piece of historical fiction revolving around social issues in a time I knew little about was not … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Exhibition Tonight

I post a lot of photos from my sketchbooks, but I rarely get the chance to sit down with someone and go through what’s happening on the pages. I’m happy to announce that I am part of the “Sketchbook Exhibition & Under-$200 Show” at the Writ & Vision​ gallery and bookstore (Provo, UT), opening Friday, … Continue reading

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