On July 29 an online course I created with Domestika launches! It's called Autobiographical Comic Book: Illustrate Your Experiences. It's currently available for preordering. You can find out more information on the course page, or check out the preview video below:
Twenty years ago today I took my vow to "Draw Comics EVERY Day." I made the video above to commemorate two decades of this practice! It features all of my hand-drawn calendars that I use to log my comics progress, as well as some photos documenting all the different places I drew these comics. There are also some "stats" at the end.
Deciding to draw comics every day was one of the smartest things I ever did! Not only did it help me stay productive as a cartoonist, it also enabled me to become a part of the worldwide comics community, making lifelong friends with other cartoonists and interacting with hundreds of wonderful readers over the years.
You can read all of my comics for free online, download $0+ ebooks, or order physical copies at these sites:
I am very much looking forward to the next twenty years of "Draw Comics EVERY Day!"
This summer I will be teaching my Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation workshop at The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, July 18-22. This will be my seventh time teaching this workshop, and I'm very excited to return to in-person teaching - It'll be good to hear the sound of flipping paper fill a classroom again!
I put together this short video to give people an idea of what is covered in this intensive one-week workshop! You can also learn more about the workshop and see samples of past-student work on the workshop page.
I spent 75 hours spread over five months creating this animation so it feels very gratifying to receive this, my first ever animation award, for all that hard work!
For the second time in a row, my webcomic Isle of Elsi has been nominated for the Best Webcomic Eisner Award!
Over on the Isle of Elsi website I've written a post with information about how to read the nominated story for free online, vote for the Eisner Awards (if you are a comics professional), a glimpse at the doors that inspired the story, and some thank yous for the people who helped me make this story.