MEAL Update: introducing cowriter Soleil Ho!

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Time for an exciting update for the comic I’ve been working on all year! I’m thrilled to announce that the talented Soleil Ho is joining me as a cowriter on Meal, the insect restaurant romance graphic novel that’ll be published by Iron Circus Comics in 2018!

Soleil’s a pro when it comes to preparing and writing about food, and the book is better for the work she’s putting into it. Can’t wait to show you folks the finished thing next year!

New World: A new sci fi anthology featuring me!

Iron Circus Comics is back with New World, a new Kickstarter anthology chock full of science fiction and fantasy comics about culture clash! I’ve illustrated a story written by Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

We’re probably gonna hit our goal without much trouble, but as with past ICC Kickstarters the higher the total pledged the higher the artist bonuses. So if a story about culture shock across planets is up your alley, check out New World!

O Human Star shortlisted for Autostraddle award

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!

Smut Peddler 2014 is reaching the end of its Kickstarter campaign!

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.

I’ve launched a Patreon campaign!

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.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to making more comics you love!