Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The pope's visit

The pope is in D.C. (my home town) for a few days this week, so in honor of his visit, I'm posting a page from a short comics story I did a few years ago in a stained-glass style.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Small Press Expo Sept. 19-20

Hi, Folks! I'll be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Md., this weekend at table W12. I'll have new minis (Stella in Space and Time #1 with my friend Tina Seamonster) as well as a few new ones from my kids! Also, I'll have copies of the new graphic novel I've been inking over the past few years called Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt. Below is a pretty panel from the book--but it's not all so rosy. Far from it.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Setting the record straight on 'Trickster'

The Denver alternative newspaper Westword recently wrote a lengthy article about Fulcrum Publishing that included incorrect information about Trickster. I want to set it straight. Below is what I sent to them as a letter to the editor. My main concern is that article doesn't convey that I make sure every tale was written by a Native American writer. That is the foundation of the book and why, I believe, it connect with readers.

Hi, Jamie. I enjoyed reading your article. There are a few important things I wanted to clarify regarding 'Trickster.' First, I approached it that all—not at least one—of the stories had to be written by Native Americans. I wanted to make it as authentic as possible. Second, Joseph Bruchac, one of the contributing writers in 'Trickster,' was not involved in pitching the book to Fulcrum. The book was already finished when I started looking for a publisher. When I whittled it down to three or four publishers that I thought would be a good fit, I contacted several of the participating writers (including Bruchac, Tim Tingle and a few others) to get their thoughts on those publishers, since several of them worked with some of those publishers (Fulcrum among them) on occasion. Based on their input, I went with Fulcrum, which at the time had a stronger distribution than the other publishers being considering.

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. :)