I’m pleased to announce that with the vast majority of Kickstarter backer orders fulfilled, paperback copies of O Human Star Volumes 1 and 2 have returned to my online store! As always, there are options for receiving your books signed and sketched in. Thank you, backers, for helping make these books possible, and I look forward to sharing them with new readers!
Aaaaaand the campaign is live to print O Human Star Volume 2 as well as reprint O Human Star Volume 1! Follow the link to preorder your copy of the brand new Volume 2 or Volumes 1 and 2 together – as softcovers or hardcovers!
There are a few other goodies available at the higher tiers, so go check them all out out! I’m so excited!!!
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!
Hi everyone! I’ve got a busy few days ahead of me.
First up, I am moderating a panel tomorrow at 9 am at the Queers and Comics conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC!
Then this weekend I will be at TCAF in the Toronto Reference Library, at table 255. I’ll have copies of O Human Star Volume One and a few other things – come say hi!
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.
The 6 page comic is available to read on the War Is Boring page, or at Medium.
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.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to making more comics you love!
I’ve illustrated another comic by Kevin Knodell that is now live on Medium as well as the page collecting my comics set in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.