Monday, July 27, 2015

PETROLEA

Recently I've been doing some drawings for my homey Daniel Bensen's latest story, 'PETROLEA!'

"Victor Toledo went to Titan for its oil reserves. Doctor Feroza Merchant has made it her mission to stop him. The wild robots of the petroleum jungle want to strip the flesh from their bones.
Cut off from help, the programmer and the biologist must cooperate not only to survive, but to understand the hostile wilderness. Where did these self-replicating robots come from? Who created their ancestors, and why? This oil ecosystem, this Petrolea, could open space to humanity, or it could destroy our civilization.
PETROLEA is a novel about conservation and love in a nest of robot dragons."
You can read more about (and of) the story here!

Below, some of my rough ideas of what the 'dragons' - airborne apex predators of the mechanical ecosystem on Titan - could look like.


This story - and more art for it - is looking for a home, too!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Special Edition NYC


On june 6th and 7th, Brandon Graham and I will be sitting beside each other at Special Edition NYC - come down and say hi!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Shining Emerald Weekend


I’ll be in Seattle this weekend at table DD-12 with Brandon Graham, surrounded by a big heap of our favourite collaborators (like Farel Dalrymple, Sandra Lanz, and more)! See you there!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This coming saturday...

I'll be in Victoria at Legends comics to do a "Tiger Lung" signing - come on down!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Every day I'm tumblin'



This blogspot will probably keep being updated with the same sloppy regularity, but if you want more constant sketch updates, etc, I'm moving some of my operations over to a Tumblr blog! Check it out here!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Solicitation of Tiger Lung


This past weekend, I had the slightly terrifying realization that me and Jason’s book “Tiger Lung”, which I was recently put the finishing touches on, was ALREADY BEING SOLICITED! It was right there, on page 54 of previews, (order code AUG140080!)
Here’s the solicit summary:
"Thirty-five thousand years ago, the world was ruled by strange beasts and ancient gods! For some Paleolithic tribes, hope lay in the shaman warriors who stood between them and the unknown. Tiger Lung follows the struggle of one of these shamans to keep his people alive in a vast, hostile universe! Collects the Tiger Lung adventure from Dark Horse Presents #21-#23, along with two bonus stories."
Pictured below: Two pages from “The Hyena’s Daughter”, one of the stories contained within


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Augustus Travels

THE INKSTUDS PARTY BUS ADVENTURE CONTINUES! Pictured here - two of the images I did to pay my way.
Next weekend, Brandon Graham, Robin McConnell, Farel Dalrymple, Joseph Bergin the THIRD and ME will be at Floating world comics in Portland - FOR THE FINAL ISSUE OF PROPHET SIGNING!!!!! Come on down August first! 

Next up, me and old Brandy will be in Whitehorse for YUKOMICON August 8-10 (along with Ken Steacy!). If you're a man (or woman or whatever) of the far north, we will be amongst you! Info here

After that, I'll be at the Vancouver Comic Show at the Croatian Cultural Center on August 17th, with my stalwart amigo Ed Brisson, Ken Steacy, Joan Thornborrow Steacy, and more! Info here

And lastly, me and Ed Brisson will be in Saskatoon Sept. 20-21st! Info here

Friday, May 30, 2014

It's a cruel, cruel summer

With a road trip and a convention (the always amazing VanCAF) under my belt since the last time I updated this sad, dusty blog, new events! New announcements!

First off - Robin McConnell is posting road trip travelogues, documenting our wild and crazy adventures on the road (image above - me getting picked up at the dawn of the first day with a positively glowing brandon graham). CHECK IT OUT HERE

Secondly - On Saturday June 7th, I'll be in Olympia for the Olympia Comics Festival, where myself, Jesse Reklaw, and Charles Burns (!!!) will be special guests, complete with a roudtable discussion and everything. More info here!

Thirdly - June 21st, Ed Brisson and I will be in Baltimore, doing a signing at Third Eye Comics!

Fourthly - The month ends for me at the Metchosin Summer School for the Arts,  where I'll be spending the 28th-29th teaching a comics course. If you're interested in bringing some stuff to workshop and explore, it's a cheap weekend and I think, from the cool people I've already talked to who will be taking it, it'll be a constructive time. Sign up before it's too late!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ramblin' Mans Club

AKA THE INKSTUDS 500 TOUR ROADTRIP MANSTRAVAGANZA! Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I will hop in a car with Brandon GRaham, Robin McConnell, and Shannon Lentz, and we will ride SOUTH! GIRD YOUR LOINS, AMERICA!

In addition to roaming around accosting comics professionals, we'll be at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco, at 7pm this saturday!
"Mission: Comics welcomes artists Brandon Graham and Simon Roy, partners in the relaunch of PROPHET! All part of the Inkstuds 500 Tour with Robin McConnell. As seen on kickstarter! http://kck.st/1lfyUkt"
https://www.facebook.com/events/601718026583397/


Plus so much more!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A down-home weekend

After the amazing, wonderful commotion of Emerald City (a huge thanks to everyone there - from the other creators to everyone who came by and got a book or commission! YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL!) i'm on the road again this weekend, heading back home to Victoria for two events!

First! I'll be doing a signing for the new book "Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" at the AMAZING Legends comics from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 5th (in downtown Victoria).



SECONDLY! I'll be spending all day Sunday at “4C”, the second annual Camosun College Comics Conference, hosted by the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College. The one-day conference will be held from noon until 5pm on Sunday, April 6, 2014, located on the third floor of the Young building at Lansdowne campus. Admission is free. (above poster drawn by the indomitable Ken Steacy)

So come on down, Victoria!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emerald City

First, my book "Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" came out yesterday!


Secondly, I'll be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this weekend, sitting amongst a cluster of the finest artists of the comics medium, yet trapped betwixt the incorrigible Brandon Graham and the salubrious Joseph Bergin III (at table X-05). The above picture (drawn as a commission, much to the delight of my thirteen-year-old self - colored by Dean Stuart) will be available as a con-exclusive print!
While I'm there, I'll also be on this panel:
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Image Comics Presents Building A Better Dystopia
No matter how good we have it, a future where we have nothing has its own thrill. These creators know their way around a dystopia, whether it's due to mad science, economic factors, or nightmarish alternate dimensions.

Program date and time: Sunday, March 30, 3:00pm in Room TCC 301

I think it'll be a pretty swell time all around.

EDIT: ALSO - the first issue of Ed and I's series, "The field", will be available with an exclusive convention cover! AHHHH!
IT LOOKS LIKE THIS!