Now that the O Human Star Kickstarter rewards are underway, it’s time to update this site with a new illustration and some announcements! I have posted my 2015 convention schedule, and I’ll be pretty much working with my nose to the grindstone until OHS Volume One debuts at Emerald City Comic Con! More information on the way.
Big news! I have just launched my first ever Kickstarter to collects chapters 1-3 of my comic O Human Star into a softcover collection. I’ll also be producing a few KS-exclusive goodies, so go check it out!
When I returned from my September conventions I found out some exciting news – Autostraddle, the media and lifestyle blog focusing on queer women, had nominated O Human Star for Best Online Comic in its first ever Comic Awards! The winner itself, Monster Pop, is well deserving, but it was an honor just being nominated. Thanks, ladies!
The first in another batch of collaborative comics with Kevin Knodell went live on Medium over the 4th of July weekend, and it discusses how many veterans have to figure out ways to cope with the fireworks celebrations common to that holiday.
I had the pleasure of contributing a comic to Smut Peddler 2014, the next installment in Spike Trotman’s erotica empire. You can watch the video below and contribute to the highly successful campaign here. At this point, the book is fully funded and any additional preorders will add to the artists’ already handsome bonuses. I’m very pleased with how my contribution turned out this time around.
Big news! I’m starting a Patreon campaign because I’ve reached a really exciting point in my career where I think my readers can help me push my work to the next level.
If you aren’t familiar with it yet, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform where folks contribute funds to an individual’s ongoing work instead of one particular project. Depending on how much you choose to pledge per month, you will get access to certain cool things, like Patreon-exclusive sketches, sneak-peeks and PDFs. And if certain monthly milestone goals are met, I get to do awesome things that will make everyone happy.
O Human Star had been updating twice a week for the past several months, but when I have to juggle a day job and extra freelance work on top of regular updates, sometimes keeping up that schedule can be… a challenge. I’d like a healthier way to balance my workload while giving my readers a way to peek at side projects and behind-the-scenes work that I’ve never shared before. I’m also reaching the point where being able to pay to replace my work tools, like the aging laptop I draw my comics on, would be a massive benefit.
I will still be updating O Human Star frequently, at least 5 pages a month, regardless of how much you pledge. But pledging to my Patreon will allow me to spend more time on my comics, and as we reach certain milestone goals I can update the comic more frequently and unlock cool rewards for everybody who’s pledged.
The first installment of my most recent collaboration with David Axe is now up on Medium. In September David traveled to Syria to cover the ongoing conflict in the region and has begun adapting his experiences as short nonfiction comics, illustrated by yours truly. It’s always a treat working with David and I’m looking forward to getting started on the next installment.