Monday, August 17, 2015


A panel from a supernatural comic that I've been planning for a long time but have only just started to work on. Feels good to get rolling on it!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kickstarter: Comics Uniting Nations

I have the great privilege to write an ocean-related story for a comics project that the United Nations is putting together. It's ambitious, and I'm very excited about it! There's a Kickstarter campaign to help with the overall funding of the project. And they are offering some sweet awards, like I've never seen before. Please check it and consider supporting it. Thanks!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Back on the air

…and radio silence ends!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I will do better.

March is super busy. Thanks to the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, I’m doing several chats and workshops at D.C. high schools. It’s a fantastic and rewarding experience.

Now, on March 14, we’re gonna blow the roof of the D.C. area with the 2015 Smudge Comics Arts Expo at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. It a full day of comics exhibitors, workshops, presentations, panel talks, cartoons, documentaries and freebies. And it’s FREE to get in. And it’s easy to get to (one block from Rosslyn Metro and validated garage parking). Seriously, you can’t go wrong!

Finally, on March 20 I’ll be on a panel at the Book Festival of Virginia discussing the loss of natural resources. If you’re in Charlottesville, stop by. I’ll give you a hug.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec. 14: GRUMP!

I'll be at GRUMP at Artisphere Sunday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fellow D.C. Conspirator Jason Rodriguez, editor of Colonial Comics, will be joining me at my table. We'll have plenty of good, locally created comics. :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dec. 3: Meet the Author Night in D.C.

I will be signing Wild Ocean among local authors at the 25th annual Meet the Author Night and Book Fair Dec. 3 (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at the University Club of Washington, D.C. The free event is open to the public. Click for the full list of participating authors.

Nice photo of a local high school student reading 'Wild Ocean' at the school library.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sept. 27: Baltimore Book Fest

Going to the Baltimore Book Fest this Saturday, Sept. 27?

At noon, I'll be at the National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage (Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Area 10, between the National Aquarium and World Trade Center). talking about Wild Ocean and using comics to spread the word about conservation.

At 3 p.m. I'll be at the Charm City Comics Book Pavilion (Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Rash Field) with fellow comic booker Jason Rodriguez (editor of the upcoming Colonial Comics anthology), where we're gonna give examples of how schools and libraries are using comics in the classroom, from teaching English to bringing history to life.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Aug. 23: 'Wild Ocean' discussion at Telegraph

Signing & Discussion with Matt Dembicki and Michael Cowgill
Telegraph in Charlottesville, Va., 5:00-8:00pm, Aug. 23

From the Facebook event page: "The world's oceans represent the last wild frontier on Earth. While our understanding of life in the ocean is relatively basic, our actions are putting hundreds of species in danger. In this new graphic anthology, Matt Dembicki, editor and artist of the award-winning Trickster and District Comics, explores the adventures of twelve iconic endangered sea animals: hawksbill turtle, bluefin tuna, hammerhead shark, giant clam, manatee, blue whale, coral, albatross, whale shark, monk seal, manta ray, and seahorse. Produced in cooperation with the non-profit PangeaSeed, these gripping stories instill a passion to conserve our magnificent sea creatures."

I'll be joined by contributing Wild Ocean writer Michael Cowgill and hopefully the University of Virginia professor who he interviewed for his story. Also, I'll have some original art from the anthology for view and purchase! (see below)