I recently had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by the great John Adams on his fabulous podcast Super Awesome Geek Show! The talk went all the way back to my beginning years as an artist with crayons all the way to what I’m up to these days. John is a tremendous interviewer, he understands and respects all things geek, and loves to spread the geeky goodness to the world. Click here to check it out!
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Frank Jordan (Company Man Comic) created a special Ice Bucket Challenge comic strip (you can see it here), and then challenged David Hurley (Don’t Pick the Flowers) to participate. Accepting his challenge, David created a wonderful comic strip featuring his character, Suzanne, dousing herself with a bucket of ice cold water. You can see David’s strip here. David also created a hilarious video showing him getting the Ice Bucket treatment which he posted on Facebook. The object is to accept the Challenge and then challenge someone else to do the same, and that’s where I come in. David challenged me, and so I put together this special piece.
The Ice Bucket Challenge (#icebucketchallenge) is a creative way to spread ALS awareness via social media and in communities nationwide. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. With only about half of the general public knowledgeable about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference.
Here is my Ice Bucket Challenge art. I hope you will all consider donating or contributing to this very worthy cause! For more info about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge click here.
Recently I had the honor of creating a Flatt Bear guest comic strip for creator, P.J. Day. I always enjoy the challenge of working with other cartoonist’s characters, and P.J.’s affable protagonist bear, Duffy is unquestionably fun to work with!
What better place for a bear in the witness protection program to find a safe haven than the Flatt Bear Cafe and Boarding house? P.J. combines a wry sense of humor with a truly original cartoon style to produce this delightful comic strip, which he posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Hear my fun interview with Brandon and Colin Oliver, those two Canadian siblings from Kitchener, Ontario reponsible for unleashing TWXXD on an unsuspecting world. Lots of lively discussion about comics, writing techniques, and poutine! Give it a listen here.
If you don’t know Crispin Wood, that is something you need to rectify immediately. This comic kingpin kicks up the laughs at Small Blue Yonder, a spot on the web where he mines gems of comic hilarity seven days a week. His style is instantly recognizable, there’s an elegance to his line and color that could pass for top illustration. If he should ever collect his work into one volume, I’m sure you’d want it up on your shelf amidst some of the greats like Al Jaffee, Harvey Kurtzman and Don Martin. Crispin is also a professional animator, and his talent with movement shines in this special animated gif he created, inspired by my recent animated strip. Hey Crispin, thanks for this and for being such an inspiration!
Be sure to follow Crispin on Twitter: @SmallBlueYonder