Burning with Optimism’s Flames

Lost in thought and lost in time While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted Outside the rain fell dark and slow While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime I took a heavenly ride through our silence I knew the moment had arrived For killing the past and coming…

History Lesson

I started drawing what would become the first story arc/season of The Incredible Retros in 2014.  Fly-Girl was created by my friend Brian Bastian and myself around 2005, give or take, and some of the other characters were created around 2010.  Lucky and Alie were the first, and Zoo and Sputnik came later.  It took…

To Wish for Impossible Things

Well, it was close and it came down to the last few hours, but the Kickstarter to fund the first print collection of The Retros was successful! I’m also pleased to confirm I will be a guest at MSP Comicon on May 19th and 20th. So, what happens next?  I do the final check of…

Be More Funny

Right off the bat I wish to apologize for the vague post a few weeks ago.  I hate it when people do that, but I did it and…well, I won’t do it again. Here’s the story.  Most of last summer was spent working on adapting The Retros into a newspaper comic strip.  I had an…

Out of the Blue

It’s funny to think that just a few months ago I was a little…lost and unsure of what I would work on now that Uptown Girl’s graphic novel adventures had finished. Right now I feel a little overwhelmed but luckier than ever with the projects I have going on.  Yes, The Retros is ongoing and…

It’s Easy to Say No

Okay. I finished the artwork for the still untitled book about a bear at the end of December.  The plan was to clean up the artwork and letter the text in Photoshop and have it ready to submit to publishers by the end of January.  Ladies and gentlemen, that did not happen. Here’s why: I…

Square One

So, for better of for worse, the year is over.  Despite my hopes and efforts, ‘The Retros’ failed to find a publisher, whether as a comic strip or a book.  So that’s disappointing.  On the other hand, we have managed to get through the year without a nuclear war, although I suppose there’s still time….

If Not For You

Yeah.  It’s been a while, sorry about that. Earlier this year I pledged to do a non-comic piece of artwork every day.  And it was going fine for a while.  Uptown Girl was wrapping up and I knew this year would be about trying new things, thinking of new art projects and getting out of…

I’d Rather Make Mistakes Than Nothing At All

I may not be the best cartoonist on the planet, but I think I am consistent in publishing stuff.  I never missed a month when Uptown Girl was a monthly comic book, the graphic novels came out on a regular basis and The Retros is approaching their third anniversary and I haven’t missed a day…

The New Age

October is half-over and that means we are at the mid-point of Inktober, the month long, well, let’s call it a challenge, to create an original ink drawing each day throughout the month.  This is my second year participating and this time I am drawing characters that appeared for the first time in what is…