T-minus two days and counting

2015 is drawing to a close. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone. It feels like just days ago I was obsessively watching the very first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and here it is almost two weeks from when I saw the freaking movie (it was awesome, by the way).

I’ve been away for some time, with very little new art or content to share, and for the two of you who follow my blog and/or comic strip, I apologize.  Working fifty-odd hours a week, and going to school is an old excuse I’ve been using for a couple years now but it really does wear down the artistic endeavors.  Too many nights I come home and a late dinner and a couple episodes of Teen Titans GO! is all I have time for before plopping down in the bed for a well-earned (but entirely too short) night of sleep.

But enough of my complaining.  A new year is upon us and I’ve already got two conventions lined up for which I must begin preparing.  A new year of “Geek Theory” will be starting up soon as well and I’ve got a list of commissions to work on (a heartfelt apology to my very patient customers, aka my family).  Below, you’ll see the most recent fruit of my labors: a “Jem and the Holograms” sketch cover lovingly drawn for my equally hard-working wife for Christmas.

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Signing off for now but I hope you all have a safe, and awesome New Year. Try not to blow yourselves up but if you do, make sure it’s legendary. Peace out, homies!



Countdown to Kansas City Comic Con part 3

One more entry til the big day which means one more shameless plug.  I’ll be at booth 713 Friday through Sunday and still have plenty of spots open for commissions.  In addition to the prints I’ve posted so far, I’ll also have an exclusive print of Lord of the Rings’ Samwise Gamgee, as played by Comic Con guest Sean Astin (see below), which would make a great one-of-a-kind autograph piece (hint hint, wink wink)!  I’ve also just completed new prints based on fan-favorites Agent Carter, Rocket Racoon and Groot (also see below).  Hope to see you there!

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Everyone’s favorite Hobbit…besides Bilbo

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Everyone’s favorite SHIELD agent…sorta

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Everyone’s favorite galactic guardians, unless you’re a Drax fan in which case, sorry.


Countdown to Kansas City Comic Con part 2

Just a few more days til the big event and I’m still hard at work.  As anyone who has seen my art knows, I’m a big fan of mash-ups and this show will be no exception.  This time, I’m debuting a merger of two of my favorite things: Disney and Batman.  This print will be available for the first time ever at Kansas City Comic Con this weekend (August 7 – 9).  And even if this isn’t your bag, stop by anyway as I have plenty of spots open for commissions and I’ve got a truck-load of rare sketch covers (including the sold-out Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War, Old Man Logan, and Guardians of the Galaxy), or just come by to say hi!  I’ll be the nerdy-looking guy in the glasses and t-shirt.

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Frozen Love featuring Mr. Freeze and Elsa


Countdown to Kansas City Comic Con

As of right now, the first annual Kansas City Comic Con is less than two weeks away!  Three whole days of creators, celebrities, fanboys and girls, and all sorts of comic-bookie goodness!  Below is a small preview of a few new prints that I’ll have available, with more to come.  For now they are only available at KCCC so be sure to come by.  As always I’ll be available for commissions (several new sketch cover comics available) and I’ll have free candy for the kids!

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Scarlet Witch from Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Wonder Woman (duh)

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Hulk vs Iron Man (offered again)

Check out this space for updates the next couple weeks and visit KCCC’s home page for more details.


Free Comic Book Day!

Hey gang!  It’s that time of year again…warm weather, summer blockbusters, grilling, and of course, free comics.  This upcoming weekend not only sees the release the of the highly-anticipated sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Saturday is Free Comic Book Day 2015, an annual celebration where you can go to any Local Comic Shop and choose from dozens of funny books printed exclusively for the event. And did I mention they’re free?

And if you happen to be in the Kansas City area this weekend, come visit Elite Comics where there will be a dozen or more artists and creators on-hand to promote their own work, including yours truly!  I’ll be there from 10am to 5, where I’ll be taking commissions, selling prints, custom sketch cards and bookmarks. I’m also bringing several Avenger-themed sketch covers which will be available for commissions, including All-New Hawkeye, Captain America, and Age of Ultron #1!
I’ll even have a new print to commemorate a much-hyped scene from the new movie, available exclusively for the event!
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Of course, you should consider supporting your local businesses by actually making a purchase or two as well and there will be plenty of options at either of these great Topeka locations: Gatekeeper Hobbies, Vintage Stock, or Boom! Comics.

ITEM: Upcoming Event at Oddfellow’s

Hey again, internet-using people!

Feels like I was just posting about Planet Comicon and here i am again promoting my next appearance.  This Friday (in two days, holy crap!), I’ll be at attending my very first First Friday show (redundancy intended) at Oddfellow’s Fine Books Collectibles in downtown Topeka from 5 to 8:30.  They have an amazing selection of classic literature, rare first editions, modern classics, and of course, comic books.  I’ll be on hand to promote Geek Theory (which is taking a week off, sorry!) and to sell prints.  I also have a few spots open for commissions for personalized book-marks and sketch cards.
I’m also excited to debut a new series of bookmarks I designed that will be made available exclusively at Oddfellow’s!  Each one is based on a classic piece of literature (including a more modern classic) and were drawn and colored by yours truly.  See below for a sneak peek!
If you’re in the downtown area for the First Friday walk, please stop by and see us!
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 “This bookmark isn’t big enough for the both of us!”

Thank You, Planet Comicon!

Another year, another big, crazy convention.  This past weekend marked my third turn exhibiting at Overland Park’s premiere convention, Planet Comicon.  I’ve attended for years but have only just recently began attending as an artist and this year was my most successful to date (not to mention the most fun).  I met lots of great people, saw lots of old friends, and was commissioned to do lots of new art.  I even met Karen Gillen for about five seconds!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all involved in making this year’s con a great event.  From all the people working it behind the scenes, all my friends and colleagues in Artist Alley, the great guests who inspire and entertain us all with their work, and most importantly the fans who show up and give us a reason to be there.  Also a big thanks to my wife, friends, and family who showed up to support me and occasionally bring me food and provide me much needed potty breaks.  You guys really keep me going and inspire me to do my very best, at the table and away.

This year’s convention season just started and I feel like this year’s gonna get better and better.  Next up, you can find me at my very first First Friday exhibit at Oddfellow’s Fine Books and Collectibles (http://www.oddfellowbooks.com/) where I’ll be debuting my very first series of bookmarks!  For more details on this and other upcoming events and projects, check this space again soon…


Finally got my Hogwarts Letter!

Been a while since I used this as a blog but I figured I should.  In less than 24 hours, I’ll be escaping the dreary cold of Kansas to the beautiful (yet rainy) warmth of Florida!  This will our first vacation in over a year and the first in several years where a comic book convention will not be involved.  I’ve even agreed not to look up local comic book stores, which I always do.

Our anniversary was just under two months ago but we’re going to celebrate our anniversary.  We spent a week at Walt Disney World six years ago for our honeymoon and as I’m no longer working retail and can actually go on vacation during the holidays, we’ll be celebrating that as well.  We’ll be spending a day at Disney, while the rest of the week will be spent at Universal Studios, to which I’ve never been. Our main objective in going, however, is to experience the wonder and excitement of our favorite book series brought to life: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!  Magic, and owls, and the threat of Dementors around every corner!

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good… :)


Groot: Lord of the Dance


Cute huh? Been dying to draw the little guy since his star-making turn in “Guardians of the Galaxy” a few months back.  I’ll have this available as a print for sale tomorrow at FreeState Comicon in Lawrence, KS at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  I’ll also have some other new prints and I’ve got new comic book sketch covers available for commissions (including TMNT, The Walking Dead, and Avengers).

If you’re in the KC/Lawrence/Topeka area, come by and hang out. I mean, if nothing else I’ll have free candy. And who doesn’t love candy? That is free?