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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This Week: Comic Con!

I’m all packed and ready to go to SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! This is happening! To celebrate the upcoming release of Upside Down: A Hat Full of Spells, I’ll be scribbling in books all day Friday & Saturday at the Top Shelf booth #1721. Come say “hi” and pick up a book or two. Seriously–if you’re going, I … Continue reading

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New Illustration / Marrying a Monster

“He was a 32-year-old inmate who bludgeoned his own mother and sister to death. She was a 60-something mom with a successful life on the outside. What could have possibly made her fall for him?” Read Jessica Pishko’s full story at http://narrative.ly/stories/marrying-a-monster/.

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Free Children’s Book Giveaway!

Did you know that this is Children’s Book Week? It’s happening right now! I’ve enjoyed far too many children’s books to list them all here, but I want to hear about your favorites. Comment with your favorite children’s book at Jess Smart Smiley for a chance to win a signed copy of “Rumpus on the Run”!

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Get Free Comics – This Saturday!

The first Saturday in May is upon us, which means…FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Swing by Dragons Keep this Saturday for free comics. I will be drawing pictures and selling books at the Provo location from 10am-Noon. See you there! Click for a complete list of Free Comic Book Titles.

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New Illustration!

New illustration for the Portland Mercury’s article “Pushing for a Pipeline“.

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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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