I'm keeping the news simple this week, kids. Just meat and potatoes:
VISUAL STORYTELLING AT GALLERY PROJECT:
The new comic-themed gallery show I'm participating in has its opening this Friday, April 17th from 6-9 pm. I'll be in attendance with other participating artists. Click HERE for further details. Click HERE for directions to Gallery Project. And note that there's metered parking on the streets, and a parking structure two blocks south of the gallery on 4th Avenue and William Street (which I recommend).
Laura and I are moving…sorta. We're staying in the same building, but moving two doors down to a two bedroom so I can have a studio again! Woo hoo! So as of April 25th, our new address will be (write this down, people):
2025 Huron Parkway #301
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
And yes, our phone number will remain the same.
Jonathan Myer--fan and creator of the Bogus Meat Factory Podcast--recently interviewed me for his blog. It's my first real interview regarding Dead Duck, it was a blast to do and makes for a good read. You can check it out HERE.
I just got the final conformation that Marian-Heath Greeting Cards will be buying two gags I wrote for two political birthday cards. This is a new avenue for me, since I've never sold any gags before that didn't accompany a cartoon. I'll put the word out when they'll be for sale and where.
On Sunday night I received an e-mail asking me if I wanted to contribute to a series of trading cards featuring the characters from Archie comics. Without question, I jumped on board, and will now be drawing twenty-four cards featuring Archie and his gang. This is officially licensed through Archie Comics, and a lifelong dream come true. The very first comics I read as a kid were Archie's, and I look forward to putting my own creative spin on the gang from Riverdale. More news to come.
OTHER COMIC WORK:
I've recently begun production on my first comic work with someone else's characters. My editors at Ape Entertainment concocted a concept called "Little Green Men" about aliens coming to Earth, and based off my Dead Duck work, asked me to write and draw it. I was allowed to flesh out the concept a bit and have had a blast working on it thus far. I'm not sure what format it'll appear in when done (graphic novel, online comic, etc…) but I'll let you know when it's decided, and I'll post some art once I get the okay.
So ends the update. Hope to see some of you guys at the gallery show. Call or e-mail me if you have any questions. And more news is coming down the pipeline!