A Page from the new book.

I may have posted this before. I added this page and a couple others to the back of the very first homemade print run of “Stovetop”(have fun finding that fucker!). This is from the chapter titled “Dope”. Oh yeah, here is the potential cover for the new book as well. This is the book I am releasing before “Patient Zero”, which chronicles the many years I spent in group homes and mental hospitals. I started these stories 2 years ago, but as with artwork that takes a while, styles change. These pages I rendered in greyscale, before I starte dto watercolor everything. But now, I kind of like the greyscale look, so the new book will be primarily in that same style.

Art For Sale

Unless you are independently wealthy, you need to sell your artwork to survive. So unless you want to starve, you also have to become a salesman for your own shit. I hate that. I would like to get to the point where people get a hold of me and say “I want to buy some of your artwork” and I say “Okay” and they come over, pick something out, and hand me a wad of bills. It’s happened a couple of times lately, but not enough. So, for one time only, I have decided to sell some original pages from “Kmart Shoes”. On one day only. This Saturday, October 6th at the FallCon celebration in St.Paul, Minnesota. I will have a table, and I will be selling the brand new copies of “Kmart Shoes”, loose and carded action figures, art prints, and pages from “Kmart Shoes” for $25 dollars a page. Most of the pages, however, were drawn side-by-side with another page, so the cost would be $50 for most of the artwork im old 3-ring binder. One time only.

A message for Cockroach

My friend Cockroach is trying to quit smoking. I’m not really drawing comics anymore, but I decided to do this for him, because he rates. Roach and I went to radio school together. In fact, he became my best friend during that period in my life. The guy has a razor sharp wit and can put a comedic spin on any situation. He is smart and funny, and was a blast to be around. We actually experienced our first time on the air together, as we did an hour long show on KFAI called “The Roach Motel”, and it was produced by none other than the late Earl Root. The Roach had to move back to Racine back in ’95, and we lost touch until Facebook allowed us to connect again. I am quite glad about this, and I cannot wait until the day that I can see him again and hang out. Until then, I shall help him quit smoking some tips from myself, an ex-smoker.