Request for Amazon review!
If you have 5 minutes to spare and an Amazon account, I would be grateful for any ol' short review you could give the book on Amazon. Even "My... Read more
We have the books!!
The books are now safe at home. The kids and I had a nice visit to Walsworth today. We all were treated to lunch at the Walsworth lunchroom, and Mr.... Read more
Press check in Marceline, with video.
Walsworth is really doing a first-ratejob with this. The color matching from proof to press was, honestly, the best I've ever seen and I've seen a few. The matte cover... Read more
Final template files from the printer!
Things are moving along at a nice clip now. I've just received the technical specs for the cover from the printer and I now have room for a spine design...... Read more
My last post was about how I was going to weave in the rest of the 60 ways into the margins of the comic pages using typeset text. After messing... Read more
I'm threading (hiding, really) the other 49 ways to leave your mother alone in the pages of the book. I'll probably make these little visual I-Spy puzzles. Maybe not.
It's not just a Zeppelin song.
I had a major data crash last week and am only now getting everything back to where it was. Fortunately, I only lost a... Read more
endpaper design pattern finished
Finally finished the repeat pattern for the endpapers. All those years of doing table cover repeats for Hallmark have paid off.
Biography page comic
Just finished with the inking. I wanted to do something different from my usual compositions and based this piece on an isometric grid. Pretty happy with it, but I've got... Read more
Digital correction of pages
I wanted to give an update on different aspects of the book's production over the next few weeks. This one is dry and technical, so if you want the short... Read more
Studio photo of painting progress
Three of the final four pages to be colored, including the front cover.
more Photoshop cleanup work.
I hope these haven't degraded into spam. I simply want to keep you all in the loop.
Redrawing a strip
I haven't allowed myself too many Do Overs during this entire process of writing a comic, but below is a rare example. This strip was done when I first started... Read more
And now for something slightly different...
Screencast of the tedious process of book production in Photoshop.
Make A Killing Jar
Almost done with the linework for the book. Here's a re-draw of a strip from the my first webcomic storyline, Make A Killing Jar. I wasn't going to include this... Read more
Another page painted, and a wordy update.
I'm sending this without the usual "Backers Only" restriction. I've got a few folks who pledged outside of the Kickstarter system (Hi, Granny!) with whom I want to share.
First... Read more
I'm inking a cartoon strip, if you're disposed to observe.
I'm trying out some coloring ideas before I go ahead and paint. Here I'm pretty shamelessly borrowing from Herge's brilliant Tintin cover:
Blindsided by the final Kansas City quote for binding the book. Way, way out of budget. But I still have hope of a USA product as I have one more... Read more
Made in Kansas?
I am *cautiously* optimistic that this book *may* be made right here in Kansas City. This would be so, so fantastic for many different reasons and I really, really, really... Read more
I'm inking the cover live, if you're disposed to observe.
I know this is near impossible to believe, but I'm only just narrowing down to a handful of potential publishing company names. But they are very good names, trust me.
I'm still in a mild shock that we made our funding goal...and how!
Needless to say, none of this would have happened without our generous friends and family who want... Read more
Well, thanks to all of you, my Backers, it appears as if this book may actually get printed. I'm still kinda stunned at the response, especially from my friends and... Read more
Rewards enriched with comic goodness!
My two big rewards, THE TWINS and THE TRIPLETS have been pumped up with even more comic goodness. Just sayin'.
Coaster Radio interview
60 Ways fan Eric Bolstridge has been nice enough to invite me on to CoasterRadio.com, a postcast he co-hosts with Mike Collins. I'll be on after 9:30 Eastern at the... Read more
I was fortunate enough on Father's Day to be able to make a drawing from the Nelson Atkins museum collection. No connection to the book. Just thought I'd share it.
ComicCam™ Episode 2
I'm going to try another ComicCam™ broadcast tonight around 9:15pm central. Check it out if you want to watch paint dry.
Friends and family: you are sweet and we love all of you.
But please, please no charity allowed. If comics just ain't your cup of tea, you won't hurt our feelings, we promise. That being said, this cartoon book is going to... Read more