Laugh It Forward! Comedy & Comics to Change the World!
Two new comedy books and a lifetime of laughter and activism. Because punching Nazis is hard work, but why can't it also be fun?!
Laugh It Forward Relaunch is Here!
Hey, Hooligans! So after about six weeks or so, I've worked all the kinks out of this volume 2 campaign and It's live!
There are some cool new rewards, like... Read more
What an Amazing Ride! Let's Go Again!
I want to thank you all so much for being a part of this amazing journey! :D It's been really incredible. Yes, I know our project didn't fund,... Read more
Happy Easter Fools Day! My Daughter's Getting Married!
Spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the Catholics are meticulously reenacting a gruesome murder from two-thousand years ago! Can a people who... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Cordell Falk, sci-fi, western, and thanks for all the fish
Cordell is that rare creature known as a “Native San Diegan”. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in fields that have nothing to... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Ryan Wellever, epic fantasy adventure
Ryan is the editor in chief of Drake Publishing, an independent company devoted to bringing fantasy stories back to their roots and eschewing realism. This effort is focused primarily through... Read more
Punching Nazis: a Handy Guide! A satire for strange times. (video)
Hey, Hooligans! We're 30 strong! And today starts the last week of our Kickstarter campaign! :D I'm excited, I'm nervous. I want to do so many things, and despite all... Read more
Artist Spotlights - Lessons Learned
You may have noticed that I didn't publish any artist spotlights yesterday. My original plan was to publish two of them each day during the campaign and, as is often... Read more
Some Other Projects You Might Enjoy
Hey, Hooligans! I've been having difficulty staying awake -- it's a thing that happens sometimes when you're diabetic, regardless of what's going on with your blood sugar. Nonetheless, I wanted... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Vesenia Lindsey, Celestial Pulse is anime inspired adventure
Vesenia is a freelance artist, owner of Vesenia Designs and publishes the webcomic Celestial Pulse, about a girl trying to discover her past before she ignites a war between kingdoms.... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Sarah Bates will go crazy if she stops drawing llamas
Sarah is a comic artist and illustrator living in Warwickshire, UK. Best known for her comic Llamas in Pajamas, she spends most of her time dreaming up stories and doodling... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Rob Turner, anthropomorphic Saturday-morning superheroes
Rob is the author and producer of the webcomic, Reynard City. It’s a collaborative project inspired by 80-90s cartoons like Ninja Turtles and Thundercats, about three superhero foxes that come... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Bradley Golden, alien horror on a frozen mountain
CEO of Second Sight Studios, Bradley Golden, is a native of Pontotoc, Mississippi. He’s the creator and writer of Victoria Black, Leave On the Light, Orision, Mississippi Zombie, and the... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Rob Kirby, Curbside Boys, QU33R and other comics since 1991
Robert (Rob) Kirby has drawn & published comics since 1991. His solo books include Curbside, and Curbside Boys.
Rob’s queerboy comics zine anthology Boy Trouble debuted in 1994, followed by... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Ricky Glore, how can you stand-up with those hot cross buns?
Ricky Glore is a stand-up comedian, playwright, and actor. He began performing stand-up in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky in 2005. Glore moved to Chicago in 2010, where he attended classes... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Olivia Whitt, cute, whimsical, sarcastic, fierce
Olivia is a freelance illustrator living in Florida with her assistant Foster. (Who also happens to be her cat.) She enjoys illustrating sarcastic and fierce imagery of cute and whimsical... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Mike Shea, laughter is his super-power
Mike Shea is a comedian, actor, and podcaster from my new hometown of Dayton, OH. He’s the host of the podcasts “Mike Talks Funny” and “Track Record”, the founder/owner of... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Malcolm Harris, striving toward utopia
Malcolm Harris is an award-winning comic book writer/artist, game designer /screenwriter, and pop-culture blogger. One of the few African American pop-culture Icons, Malcolm is a frequent guest at conventions and... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Smith, campy horror hero
Jonathan is a writer and the author of the webcomic Darklings. His writing has evolved since middle school, taking inspiration from Stephen King, Wes Craven, George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.... Read more
Nerdfect Strangers Interview!
Check out the latest Nerdfect Strangers podcast latest episode for an interview with me, where I talk a bit about what kind of crazy drives me to think... Read more
Hey you wonderful backers! I'm taking requests!
Hey, you wonderful 25 people backing our laughter and activism! :D
I have a feeling I might be able to get some of the custom art-card caricatures made this week!... Read more
Artist Spotlight: John Wilker, donut novelist to the stars
John Wilker is the author of science fiction novel series Space Rogues. The second book in the series is scheduled for release in early Spring. He took the plunge into... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Jesse Kiefer & Randal Silvey, the Grawlix Podcast - we talk @#$%*! comics
Jesse and Randal produce The Grawlix Podcast, about comic books, web comics, and other geek culture media. It’s an opportunity for them to not only talk comics and nerd culture... Read more
Animatic Con Was Fantastic!
Hey, Hooligans! As I mentioned before, I volunteered over the weekend at Animatic Con in Cincinnati, a convention with a mission to help remove barriers to entry for people with... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Gordon Lindholm, silly, satire, and social commentary
Gordon is the writer and artist of the webcomic The Trivial Tales of Luna Lesser, which debuted in 2010. He grew up in Loleta CA, lives in Kent WA, and... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Douglas Arthur, comics for people who hate superheroes
Since 1988, Douglas is the creator of the independent comic strip Tales From The Dougside. He began publishing book collections of his strips in 1995 and recently released his 14th... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Comic Strip Cartoonist Magazine, how the sausage is made
CSCM is a print and PDF publication featuring syndicated and online cartoonists, with interviews and articles that take you behind the drawing table, giving you a closer look at the... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Adam Prosser, comics creator and strange romantic
Adam was born in a small town in Southern Ontario but has made it to the big time: a different small town in Southern Ontario. He graduated from Sheridan College... Read more
I'll Be at Animatic Con, Cincinnati This Weekend - See You Monday!
Hey, Hooligans! I hope you're all enjoying the artist spotlights! :D
It's 10:30 here in Ohio, and I just finished scheduling six more spotlights, which took me mostly away from... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Chris Patrick, brevity is the soul of wit
Chris is a cartoonist and sometimes illustrator from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and the creator of the comic strip Extra Crispy.
Extra Crispy, (read “extra Chris P.”), is a... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Jenn Arledge, more moral fiber than you can shake a co-op at
Jenn Arledge is a comic writer and founder of Arledge Comics, whose credits span from the award-winning Alex Priest series to all-ages titles like Future Girl (Pixabits) and historical adventures... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Miss Dutch, a lifelong love affair with storytelling
Dutch is a Netherlands-born girl of mixed, Indonesian and Netherlands roots. Her childhood was marked by a love of storytelling, even making small books, and while she always enjoyed reading... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Joseph Duis, pop-history horror show
Joseph Duis is trained as a cultural historian and has always been fascinated by the intersection of history and pop culture. He founded Heresy Studios to write and publish comics... Read more
Comic Illustration Tutorial - Using Vectors
Hey, Hooligans! Here's a little tutorial I made back in January last year. I tried soooo hard to share it with people, and nothing. After a year, I'm not even... Read more
Hey, Hooligans! We're at 21 backers and $325 right now, which is 20% of our funding goal at the end of the first week. If you plotted that on a... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Shadowmark Productions, some people take LSD to rewire their brains
Shadowmark are makers of comic books and illustrated novels for mature audiences. Their first comic, THE FLOOD ~ a salvation myth, launched in 2014.
Their illustrated novel Rats That will... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Moira Dineen, Cro Cru Chronicles
Moira is the author of the webcomic Cro Cru Chronicles. She began seriously pursuing art at age seventeen when her mental health took a turn for the worse. Art gave... Read more
Laughtifesto! Our Comedy Manifesto! Why Laughter is a Moral Imperative!
Hey, Hooligans! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to make this video!
I definitely overextended myself on this Kickstarter! I've been working all day every day on the Kickstarter... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Kristina Hughes, the Queen of Fancy Comedy
Kristina Hughes is a fast-rising rant comedian who embodies the sweet shell of Molly Shannon… but has the wit and biting humor of Joan Rivers. As a former 'Miss Connecticut... Read more
Artist Spotlight: OniiChan Games, it’s worse than flipping burgers…
OniiChan Games are creators of whimsical fun for everyone! Card and board games, video, audio and much more! Their latest card game, BurgerTime, funded on Kickstarter in September 2017 and... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Kristin Tipping is full of cute, fluffy, existential DREAD
Kristin Tipping is a Minneapolis based graphic artist and comic creator with a masters degree in illustration from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is best known for her... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Kelci Crawford, why aren’t there more GLBT dinosaurs?
Kelci Crawford is a comic artist and illustrator making all-ages stories with LGBTQ protagonists (and sometimes magic), including Johnson & Sir, Charlie & Clow, The Case of the Wendigo, and... Read more
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Desk
Hey, Hooligans! We are up to 18 backers!That's an average of almost 4 per day! And at $275 we're 16% funded at the end of day 5! If the... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Corey Kramer, the Weeniest Wonder
Corey Kramer attended The Joe Kubert School in the early 90s, followed by a decade of something completely different. In 2006 he decided he missed creating comics very much and... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Dan Sehn, the Zen of Superheroes
Dan Sehn (rhymes with zen) is the publisher of Argo Comics and the writer for their titles, Argo 5 and Sorority of Power. Argo Comics publishes superhero titles with simpler... Read more
Unlikely Shipping Fees Issue
Hey, Hooligans! You guys are all so awesome! :D
I have a small potential issue I want to address now, in case it becomes a real issue later, I just... Read more
Should We Change the Project Picture?
Hey, Hooligans! Have I mentioned how awesome you all are?! You are!
The past couple days I've really wanted to publish a video of me performing the Laughtifesto. I haven't... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Ben Paddon, a Man With Hope!
Ben Paddon is a British-born writer, comedian and geek humorist living in Los Angeles. He’s the creator of the video game YouTube series PortsCenter, the co-host of The Life Toyetic... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Geoff Weber, the Scientists, "its our time!"
Geoff Weber is an artist, magician, inventor, game designer, husband, and father of 4 boys. He co-created The Scientists comic with his friend and writing partner, Trent Becket. Trent was... Read more
Man, I'm Swamped... like a Thing... like a Swamp Thing... someone should drain me.
It's 8PM here in Ohio and today is the LAST DAY for the Custom Comedy Ringtone reward starting at the $10. So just four hours remaining.
I originally... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Yes, it’s Amy P. Jordan, But Why?
Amy Jordan is the producer and host of Yes But Why Podcast, an interview series featuring improvisers, standup comedians, sketch comedy writers and musicians across the country. She is also... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Hayley Russell & Andrew Morrice knew they shoulda' taken that left turn at Albequerque
Andrew and Hayley Morrice are two weirdos in the UK, who like to draw silly cartoons and comics for you to enjoy, laugh at and maybe learn a thing or... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Cuthbert's Adventures of Lollipop!
Jennifer Cuthbert Lam is the creator of The Adventures of Lollipop, an educational comic series for children about a girl named Lollipop, and her group of friends, who travel the... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Russell Nohelty
The list of people who’ve given me marketing advice that wasn’t obvious (like “make good work”) and was actually useful, is vanishingly small. That’s one of the reasons I wanted... Read more
Book Cover Brainstorm!
Hey, Hooligans! We're having a great first couple days on Kickstarter! :D We're now at 11 backers and $185 so far. That's 10% of our funding goal in just over... Read more
Lookin' Good on Our First Day on Kickstarter!
Hey, Hooligans! I'm feelin' pretty stoked about this Kickstarter! :D
Despite my being behind contacting comics journalists and bloggers about promoting this Kickstarter, we had a pretty great first day!... Read more