I will be at AubCon this Saturday, April 26th.
Doors open at 12PM. Tickets are just $10.00!
If you’re a local comic, art and all around sci-fi and fantasy con lover, you’ll want to check out AubCon this weekend in Cole Harbour. AubCon is the first comic convention organized by the student council and staff of Auburn Drive High School. The main convention will run from 12PM to 7PM, followed by movie screenings (licensed) and video games through 11PM. AubCon is considered a “safe for work” event, and open to the general public of all ages.
I will be at table G14 selling books, prints, and original art from 12Pm through 6PM or 7PM. If you’re looking for an original Starcrossed comic strip, let me know which strip you want and I will be sure to bring it with me. I am always happy to speak to young artists about questions they have about their work and the industry at large.
Check out our most recent interview with Vancouver artist Dacosta! It’s all about robots.
I normally re-post our interviews on Comics Coast to Coast within a week of the episode going live on iTunes. The start to 2014 was so busy that this weekly routine slipped and I’ve fallen woefully behind on telling you guys about the fantastic, fun interviews we’ve been doing on the podcast.
Welcome to The Comics Coast to Coast Giant Podcast Dump-O-Rama!
Over the next week or so I will be giving each guest interview more light, but for now, here is a list of quick links. You can of course also subscribe to the show via iTunes and have the interviews at the beck and call of your favorite podcast app.
Comics Coast to Coast recent episodes:
- Episode 183 - Cale Atkinson
- Episode 184 – Rebekka Dunlap
- Episode 185 – Tom Bancroft
- Episode 186 – Producer Round Table
- Episode 187 – Daniel Lieske
- Episode 188 – Producer Round Table “Social Media”
- Episode 189 – Lora Innes
- Episode 190 – Vince Dorse
- Episode 191 – Producer Mini Show
- Episode 192 – Ryan Estrada
- Episode 193 – Adam Huber
- Episode 194 – Lee Cherolis & Ed Cho
- Episode 195 – Jez Tuya
- Episode 196 – Dacoasta!
On Wednesday, April 2 The Chronicle Herald published a four-page special education feature on farm habitats and biodiversity in Nova Scotia. The article coincides with Canadian National Wildlife Week (April 6-12) was produced by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in partnership with the provincial and federal government, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Environmental Farm Plan, Dalhousie University’s School for Resources and Environmental Studies and the Herald Education program.
The script for the comic was written by Rick Hoeg and his team at the Department of Agriculture. I was commissioned to illustrate the three-page comic included in the feature. The two main characters in the story, Taylor and Drew were previously established in another education feature called Water Wise, by Faith Erin Hicks.
On the way home from getting dinner tonight my dad’s car got a flat tire, and not the simple kind where you just fill it up with a little extra air and hobble home. I’m talking full on destroyed tire. I’m lucky it happened a block from a gas station and near my sister’s place. (Thanks for the ride Kiddo!) On top of an already crushing work deadline, I barely had enough time scheduled today to dedicate to squeak out a comic. Now, with the time I’ll need to spend fixing the car tomorrow, I will have to reallocate that time towards the other work stuff.
I’m pretty sure I can still post a comic later this week, but I can say with certainty that it will not be until Thursday or Friday.
Sorry folks! Life just doesn’t want to play nice this week.
It’s official! I am now on Patreon.
What the heck is Patreon? Patreon is awesome sauce, that’s what it is. Think Kickstarter mixed with the value for value model as an ongoing way for you to support your favorite artists, authors, musicians, vloggers and podcasters in a way that works for you.
Why am I on Patreon? It’s pretty simple actually. I’ve been drawing my comic Starcrossed for a little over four years. The rest of my studio time is spent carving out a living as a freelance illustrator. The time I spend on the comic is subsidized by my other contract work. With Patreon, I am hoping to get Starcrossed to a point where it is sustaining itself. I have posted several initial goals and rewards for becoming a Patron Of Starcrossed on my Patreon page.
So, if you’re a Starcrossed fan and you would like to become a part making the comic more successful, follow the links below to find out more about becoming a patron.