Friday, May 23, 2014


Banner by Carrie Vinarsky

In just about one week I will be at CAKE!!!

May 31 and June 1st 
at the Center on Halsted 
The Chicago alternative comics expo is totally free!

I will be there with Kevin Budnik. 

I will have my usual wares that you see at zine fest. 
But I will also have is this fantastic new print! see above photo.

Its a two color risograph print of my first story that ran 
in Newcity.  Roughly 11 x 13

I got this printed at perfectly acceptable risograph
Thanks Matt for printing this.  

cool see you guys then

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cookies and CAKE


I will be reading some of my comics at Two Cookie Minimum THIS WEDNESDAY 5.6.14
as a fundraiser for the Chicago alternative comics expo aka CAKE

Start time 9:00 PM
5$ donation going to CAKE
at Hungry Brian 
2319 West Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60618
21+ cuz its at a bar duh!

Kevin Budnik will also be reading! 
as well as other amazing talented people. 

Side note KEvin and I are both sharing  a table at CAKE this year.

be there!

Thursday, May 1, 2014


One of the things that I love is shopping for books. I buy mostly comic books or books that are heavy on illustration and I use these books a lot as a reference when I'm drawing. So I just wanted to make a list of some of my favorite books. So here we go...

Old children's how to books

 I love the golden series because they have the best illustrations! Seriously they are filled with these wonderful color illustrations usually of just things. I got the How and Why books super cheap because of there covers. I mean just look at that. I got most of these in used book shops or digging around in my home.  

page form My Boy.
Publications by Olivier Schrauwen 

My friend Nick told me about Olivier Schrauwen's book the man who grew his beard. Since reading that I have tried to get my hands at whatever I can get. The My Boy book is published by Bries and it is just beautiful. Olivier is making the kinds of comics that I want to see, these bizarre, colorful stories that almost look like they were made a hundred years ago.

I got  this military training book at an antique shop in Indiana. It looks like a recruitment catalog and year book. This is the kind of book that I love because it is filled with these great images like target practice, hand to hand combat, people making there beds. A real gem for reference material. The kind of stuff that you really can't find or is hard to search for on the internet.

one of my favorite photos. 


Cowboy Henk book and "its called pop not soda" pencil

A pretty lady gave me these two objects. I love love love Cowboy Henk. This book unfortuanalty is in french and not english. But not to worry a lot of the gags still make sense since a number of them are wordless. Also many of them have a one word punch line and a quick google translate helps for that. It's still an amazing book, beautifully printed with rich colors if you find this anywhere get it!

Also that pencil makes me chuckle. 


Old underground comics

I own a few of these. I know I can get the collected comics from crumb and s. clay wilson but something about these old underground comics just feels nice. The misregistered covers and the aging newsprint, ah I love it.

Gotta Have 'em 

Speaking of underground comics. This Crumb book of portraits of women is really neat. I picked this up from Myopic a while back. Really fun to look through, I'm always impressed with crumb's attention to detail. 

Geepers! just look at that!

This book also has some of the best endpapers I have ever seen. 
Gotta love 'em.

Ok that is the end of the list. Phew, this was fun I think I'll do one again. Maybe switch it up and include more objects?

Also side note I will be giving a performance at Hungry Brain next week May 7 to benefit the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo (C.A.K.E.) I'll post another reminder.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Linework 5

Woah! I have just gotten a sneak preview of what the Linework exhibition catalog will look like.

The one day exhibit will be next week the 15th at Columbia College Chicago. 1006 s. Michigan ave room 407. 6-9 pm

The exhbibit features Myself,  Onsmith, Nick Drnaso, Kevin Budnik and Marieke McClendon.

I had the honor of having my illustration on the cover. The always wonderful Marieke McClendon did the layout for this thing.

Come and check it out! I hear there will be beer and food.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dirty Hands Vol 4


Dirty Hands Vol 4 is printed, stapled, and trimmed.

Get a copy at Chicago Zine Fest tomorrow. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The herd

New illustration up on my website.

Oh did I ever mention I have a website? I got it back in my senior year of college and
am terrible at promoting it.

take a look------>

this also appears in Dirty Hands vol 4 but in black and white with halftones.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dirty Hands Vol 4

A sneak peek of Dirty Hands Vol 4!

I will have this new issue at Chicago Zine Fest this saturday the 15th

I will be on the 8th floor table 98 
Come by say hi