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I’ll be one of many *special guests* at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA next weekend, March 1 - 3. Come find me with the rest of the Benign Kingdom crew at tables F12 - F16, where we’ll be debuting the spring 2013 art books (one of which is mine!). I’ll also have some original art with me and hopefully some Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors comics with my variant covers.
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Contributor copies just arrived! I’ve got a little illustration in this issue.
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If you missed out on the variant cover I did for issue #8 of the ADVENTURE TIME comics, I just learned that it’s been collected in this little book that came out last week, ADVENTURE TIME: COVER SHOWCASE. I ran out and picked up a copy for myself today and it’s awesome, having all these amazing cover illustrations collected together into one little book.
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Adventure Time Issue 8 (preview here) is out today with a 7 page fully painted story by us in it! Also our super bro Phil McAndrew did a sweet variant cover. Grab it at your local comic stores like Secret Headquarters. You can also buy the original painted comic pages from Gallery Nucleus.
ADVENTURE TIME #8 hits stores today!
The story that Becky and Frank did for this issue is absolutely stunning.
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My friend since childhood Mike who now works at Midtown Comics in NYC sent this picture.
You guyyyyssss! You should be able to find this in decent comic shops TOMORROW.
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COOL COOL COOL
A little pile of these came in the mail today. Adventure Time #08.
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First thing: I’ll have a piece in an upcoming show at Gallery Nucleus, Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time. More info on the show and when it opens can be found over here! You can click on my piece up above to get a closer look.
Second thing: My friends Nathaniel MacDonald and Danny Djeljosevic recently interviewed me for their awesome podcast, Comics You Can Dance To. You can give it a listen over at Comics Bulletin!
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I read a ton of the Adventure Time comics in bed last night. Now I need to go out and get my hands on the new issue…
This is a scan of the original line work for my upcoming Adventure Time variant cover, right before I painted it. Should be in comic shops in September, I think. Click here to see the lines a little closer.
Thank you to everyone that came out for the Crazy Rattlesnake Treehouse Gang comics reading event last week! I think everyone had a pretty good time! I know I did. I’d love to do more readings/events in the future.
The big huge San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone and holy moly, it was a lot of fun. Here are a few of the highlights that I remembered to document…
On Saturday I caught the MAD Magazine panel, which was a lot of fun. The day before the panel I got to meet Ryan Flanders, the art director that I’ve worked with at the magazine, in person for the first time. Before the panel I got to meet John Ficarra, editor-in-chief of the Magazine. After the panel I got to meet one of my cartooning heroes, long-time MAD contributor Sergio Aragonés. He shook my hand and said “So we are colleagues now!”
As someone who recently started working on their very own project with Cartoon Network (and as someone who has drawn Adventure Time stuff professionally), it was exciting to see such a huge Cartoon Network presence at the convention. I got to attend an awesome Cartoon Network party / gallery show opening on Friday. It was really fun and there wasn’t a bad piece in the entire show. I might even go see it again if it’s still hanging.
Look at the size of this gosh darn Finn!
It was also exciting getting to hang out and drink free beers in the secret Cartoon Network hotel suite whenever I needed a break from wandering around the convention. Check out the view!
I got to meet a few celebrities! I got to talk for a couple minutes with George R. R. Martin after he wandered into a party I happened to be at. At the same party Johnny Galecki asked me for a cigarette (I didn’t have any, of course, because that’s gross). I saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt getting mobbed by a big crowd of people and I ran into this guy, standing around in a hotel lobby…
But the best part of any convention is always getting to spend time with good friends! I spent most of my time doing exactly that. Awkwardly pictured below are Evan Dahm, Tyler Hutchison, and Becky Dreistadt.
I wish I’d taken more pictures. It was really great meeting and/or hanging out with a TON of people. There are way too many of you to even attempt listing but I didn’t really meet or talk to anyone unpleasant all week so if you met, hung out with, or talked to me at all you can be sure that I enjoyed the encounter! Yes, even you, George R. R. Martin!
I do want to list some people that deserve a big THANK YOU! Special thanks to David King, Ryan Bradford, Justin Hudnall and Ruby Cougler for working hard and making the Crazy Rattlesnake Treehouse Gang reading event possible. Extra special thanks to David King (again!), Becky Dreistadt, Frank Gibson, Ed Luce, Tom Neely, Malachi Ward, and Kent Osborne for participating in the event!
Thanks also to Evan, Tyler, Becky and Frank for being awesome friends and letting me hang out and use your convention booth as a base camp where I could relax and occasionally charge my phone (and for beers and snacks!). Thanks to Natasha Allegri and Amanda Thomas for being awesome house guests and bus-mates, and for hanging out with me so dang much. Thanks to Falynn Koch for being an awesome post-convention house guest (and for dinner!). Thanks to Pendleton Ward for lunch and for always having good advice for me. Thanks to Shannon Watters at BOOM! Studios and to Gina Gagliano and everyone else at First Second Books for being so gosh darn nice and loading me up with comics to read! Thanks to Jeffrey Rowland and the rest of the Topatoco crew for a nice evening at your Comic-Con mansion.
I’ve got a storyboard to finish, a drawing to work on for an upcoming gallery show and comics to write and draw so I’ll leave you now with one last picture of that super enormous Finn head.
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I drew a variant cover for issue #8 of the official ADVENTURE TIME comic book series from BOOM! Studios. Thanks to editor Shannon Watters for offering me what turned out to be one of the most incredibly fun jobs I’ve had yet.
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Hi guys, it’s your trusty editor Shannon, and IT IS A BIG DAY FOR COVERS IN THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE TIME!
In the world of MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS #3, we have a RAD homage to Liz Phair’s “Exile in Guyville” from JAB, a sick concert poster from Yuko Ota, and a limited variant cover from the incredible Vera Brosgol.
These are some of my favorite covers we’ve ever done, and you can get them all this September! ROCK ‘EM SOCK ‘EM!
That Liz Phair homage KILLS ME.
Welp, looks like the cat is out of the bag. I did an ADVENTURE TIME COMIC BOOK COVER. Mine is on the top left.
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From that time in 2009 when I was given a chance to try out for a storyboard job and I drew like 50 pages in less than 48 hours. It was really fun!
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Work in progress.
Time to go make a sandwich.
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Spent some time at Cartoon Network earlier this week.