Saturday, June 30, 2007

In Lieu of a New Post...

...I will direct you to this spiffy new interview with ME on The Pulse! It includes some previously unseen art. Check it out, and PLEASE: LEAVE A COMMENT! It's nice for me to know that you looked at the interview, and it's also good because it will help keep the interview in a visible position on their site. THANK YOU!!!


(and thanks to Jen Contino for this opportunity to plug my new book)

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Another Random Page

Hey there. Here's another page from Battle of the Bands! On sale soon!

(I'm gettin' all excited! How 'bout you?)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


So, I need some input from you people out there. I'm considering swiching my blog from this handy (free) Blogger account to a different host that would charge me for the honor. Why? Well, I recently came across the blog/portfolio of a French cartoonist named Caroline B. What I liked about her blog page is that it has her portfolio embedded into it. Check out this link. Notice the galleries on the left side of the page. I think that's pretty cool. Right now I have a portfolio website that is separate from my blog. I think it would be nice to have them all together. Also, I can only imagine that it is much easier to update those blog galleries than it is for me to rebuild my own website.

But I'm torn.

The nice thing about this Blogger blog is that it's free and part of the whole "Google" experience. I know nothing about the host of Caroline B's blog: Anyone out there have experience with Typepad? Do you think it's worth the cost (about $9 per month)? Are the templates easy to customize? Any bad experiences you can share with me?

Also, perhaps it is better to keep the blog and portfilio separate. It seems like putting them together is a good idea, but maybe I'm not thinking of something. Anyone out there have an opinion?

I need some guidance.

Now I must work. But first:

Listening to: Herman's Hermits. Not sure why. I'm so hardcore.
Watching: Last night we finished watching The Longest Day. Have you seen that one? Good D-Day flick. Unbelievable cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, John Wayne, Sean Connery, Edmond O'Brien, Robert Wagner and about a zillion other faces you'll recognize.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


I haven’t really been living up to my promise to blog more often. Unfortunately, this post is just a lame attempt to “appear” to have fresh content this week. I don’t have too much to say right now.

Well, that’s not exactly true. I have things to say, but not much time to devote to the blog right now. I’ve too many things to get done before the ol’ Comic-Con next month.

If you look at my brother’s blog, you know that I’ve been to a couple of funerals lately. They’ve given me some food for thought. You know—about mortality, family and stuff like that. As a result, I’ve started keeping a journal. That’s because I don’t like writing about personal stuff here on the blog. Sorry. Way it goes. I’m just a big tease.

Speaking of death, I’m disturbed by last week’s death of online writer/interviewer Daniel Robert Epstein. Daniel wrote for several websites including Newsarama, Suicide Girls and others. He was a top-notch interviewer of people in the entertainment industry, and no, I didn’t know him personally. I admired his work, and recently started corresponding with him via email. We sent him an advance copy of my manga. Anyway, I haven’t heard any details, but Daniel died last week at the shockingly young age of 32. My heart goes out to his wife, family and friends.

I guess that’s about it for now. Sorry if I’ve depressed you all. Maybe I’ll post another random page of art in a day or so. Meanwhile, here are some "interesting" factoids…

Reading: A Farewell to Armsby Hemmingway (part of my war kick)
Netflixing: The Office(American Version) Season 2 on DVD
Listening to: My son watching Wacky Racesin the next room. Drat and Double-drat.
Working On: Drawing a back-up story for Elephantmen, helping Don by Grey-toning his Star Trek manga story, slowly updating my websites & portfolio, thinking about the second volume of Battle of the Bands and some other kooky ideas I’d like to get published!
Smoking: A big fat cigar. COUGH!!! Just say no.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Yo, Check This Out!

Last night my esteemed TOKYOPOP editor, Rob Tokar, dropped by to give me THIS--an advance copy of my new book, hot off the press! Woo-hoo! It has that "new book" smell!

Look for one just like it at your local bookstore in JULY!