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KaBOOM! has announced that July’s Adventure Time #30 will be a special stand-alone issue that honors the thriving DIY (“Do It Yourself”), mini-comics culture, printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a homemade zine from the citizens of Ooo.

This issue features a cavalcade of indie creators, including longtime Adventure Time writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb; plus artists Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Kat Philbin, T. Zysk, Missy Pena, Jesse Tise, Ian McGinty, David Cutler, and Yumi Sakugawa.

via Adventure Time Goes DIY with Special Zine Issue | Graphic Policy

Y’all heard it here first: Adventure Time issue 30 is a special “zine” issue, and I drew a 4 page Marceline comic for it. Stoked to be involved, I can’t wait to see everyone else’s comics!

Yeah!! I got to draw a ridiculously fun Lumpy Space Princess 3-page comic for this baby (written by Ryan North). I’m really excited to be part of an issue  with so many kick-butt comics folks, and I can’t wait to see it all together in a few short weeks!

That’s Nick Illuzada's gorgeous cover, by the way. & I added links to all the writers/ artists mentioned up above, because (I'm procrastinating pretty hardcore right now and because) they're all amazing and I'm STOKED. 

I got to do the little doodles that accompany the editorial section for Boom! Box this month! These babies are all the way in the back of Lumberjanes #3 and will also be in Midas Flesh #7. If your local shop doesn’t have em, you can always get em through the Boom! website. Both are series I’m enjoying the heck out of, and it was a real pleasure to get to draw these up! Big thanks to Shannon and all the other awesome people at Boom! for letting me do so. (and for more exciting stuff coming up next month!)

along with being wicked-cool, these are a pretty solid cross-section of things I might be thinking about if you catch me staring into space at any given point in time. are they literal or symoblic? maybe both!! definitely both.

Juno & Hazel & Spike for draw your cat in a dress day! big thanks to Becky & Frank for starting such a beautiful holiday.

The Haverford Township Free Library (mini) Comic Con will be on July 12th this year! I drew up a little piece of promo artwork for it. It’s a family-friendly con, and while I can’t guarantee any tiny dinos will actually be in attendance, I’ll sure be there. If you’re local, come on by!

doing some sketching & development for my Then It Was Dark story and I found some beautiful photo evidence of my best summer outfit ever. definitely carried my pocket knife around in that fanny pack all summer long!

for accuracy’s sake I should also be wearing the 5 million lanyards and friendship bracelets I made over the course of the camp session, whoops

New illustration! the never-ending hunt for the next big thing in desserts.
It’s also up on my portfolio site here.

New illustration! the never-ending hunt for the next big thing in desserts.

It’s also up on my portfolio site here.

Strong Female Protagonist is an incredibly smart feminist webcomic that deals with complex issues of identity and power and social justice- all that on top of also being about fun, funny superheroes (and villains!). Molly and Brennan  are making something really special, and they just launched a Kickstarter for their first print volume!
I did a portrait of a younger Alison Green as Mega-Girl for the GUARDIAN reward tier- it’s a trading card-style postcard pack with guest art by Faith Erin Hicks, Meredith Gran, Chris Hastings, me, Aimee Fleck, Hannah Krieger, Aatmaja Pandya, and Peter Schmidt. PRETTY DANG COOL.
Go check out the kickstarter!

Strong Female Protagonist is an incredibly smart feminist webcomic that deals with complex issues of identity and power and social justice- all that on top of also being about fun, funny superheroes (and villains!). Molly and Brennan  are making something really special, and they just launched a Kickstarter for their first print volume!

I did a portrait of a younger Alison Green as Mega-Girl for the GUARDIAN reward tier- it’s a trading card-style postcard pack with guest art by Faith Erin HicksMeredith Gran, Chris Hastings, meAimee FleckHannah KriegerAatmaja Pandya, and Peter Schmidt. PRETTY DANG COOL.

Go check out the kickstarter!

I’m going to be at TCAF table 146 (down on the first floor/ atrium) this weekend with the ladies of Dirty Diamonds! Come say hi! I’ll have email & will be on twitter all weekend, so feel free to chat that way, too.

Some of the stuff I’ll have:

Keepsakes - preview- very sweet early reviews on Geekadelphia and Bleeding Cool.

The Snapdragon Queen -preview- review on Panel Patter;

Rat King; Written in the Bones; Familiar; hourlies; buncha one-pagers; lotsa prints.

And new to TCAF, I’ll also have 11x14” prints of my Dirty Diamonds cover

Don’t forget to visit the Hana Doki Kira table to snag a copy of the HDK book!

I did the artwork for a backup comic in Regular Show #12, which came out last Wednesday! If your local comic shop doesn’t have it, you can order it online through Boom (I ordered the variant cover by Felicia Choo!). Allison Strejau and KC Green have been doing awesome stuff with the main comic, and it’s really cool to get to share bookspace with their work.

Kevin Burkhalter’s script was a blast to work with, and big thanks as always to awesome AD Whitney Leopard! Especially for letting me leave in both of those weird paintings.

Huge thanks to everybody who helped Dirty Diamonds editors Kelly & Claire hit their funding goal! I can’t wait for the book to debut at TCAF (and I can’t wait to GO to TCAF!), but in the meantime, here are two short previews of the two very very short comics I’ll have in the book. One is pretty much just a love letter to one of my favorite events, and the other is that, too, but also an earnest, embarrassing story about pumping myself up to make comics. But HMM which is which, it’s so difficult to tell from these previews

On another comics note, I’m going to be tabling at RIPEXPO this August! This looks like it’s going to be an amazing show, and I’m so happy to get to be a part of it.