Monday, March 28, 2011

Here's The Thing

I drew this for a Laughing Ogre patron at last week's sketch event in celebration of FF #1.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

SPACE 2011 Haul

A sampling of the books I purchased, traded for or was just plain given at SPACE 2011; a wonderful selection of good readin'.

A SPACE 2011 photo gallery will be posted here soon.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Times New Viking's "No Room To Live" Voted Best in Columbus Alive Poll

Thanks for the support, kind people (and to Brandon Reichard for the invite to contribute to the project)!

Check out my contribution at the 1:00 mark:

The Columbus Alive article:

TNV's site:
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Neno Draws the Fantastic Four at 2:00 Today

That'd be at The Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio, where cartoonists will be sketching the FF all day in celebration of the debut of FF #1.

Buy a blank cover copy and we will sketch the FF (Fantastic Four or Future Foundation, your choice).

Here's a complete list of artists:

*Andy Bennett*- (Lifelike, Trickster, Panel)
*Craig Bogart*- (The Ineffables)
*Tim Fischer*-
*John Lara*-
*Justin Ryan*-
*Uko Smith*- (FX: The Lost Land, Marvel Sketchgraph Cards)
*Tom Williams*- (No Dead Time, Comic Book Tattoo,
*David Willis*- (Shortpacked, Roomies)
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mealworms LP Release Party at Spoonful Records!

Lost Weekend record store owner Kyle Siegrist debuts his previous group, The Mealworms', new vinyl LP at Spoonful Records. I'm planning on being there.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Get SPACEd in Columbus This Weekend!

(Above: small presser Matt Corrigan at a previous SPACE show)

As always, I'll be taking commissions and selling a massive variety of comics, original art, apparel and other assorted merch at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo on the 19th and 20th in Columbus, Ohio.

Other guests include John Porcellino (King-Cat Comics and Stories), Matt Feazell (Cynicalman), Verl Holt Bond (World Without Love), Ken Eppstein (Nix Comics Quarterly), Max Ink (Blink), Bruce Rosenberger (Dutchy Digest), Tom Scioli (Godland), and many, many more - including, for the first time, the legendary Steve Willis (Morty the Dog).

Check out SPACE ringmaster Bob Corby's SPACE blog for a detailed listed of exhibitors, programming, links and time and location details:
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Clarinetist David H. Thomas Podcast Interview

Click below for a downloadable podcast. Classical music writer, arranger and performer Thomas J. West conducts an interview with David H. Thomas, Principal Clarinetist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Good breathing techniques are discussed as well as the state of the industry for classical musicians, breaking down walls between performers and the audience and uses of social media such as Twitter in making inter-disciplinary connections.

Worth listening to for musicians and music fans alike!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Artists Photo Gallery from the 2011 Art Explorer 407/Hilliard Chili Cook-Off

Artists Alley.

The work of Taylor Hicks. Check out his art blog at:

Mr. Hicks Senior, also amazingly talented, takes the chili taste test.

Cartoonist Michael Carroll, wasting no time. Check out some of his webcomics here:

Professor Ron Tardino and Michael Carroll.

Student art for sale.

The work of the multi-talented Hillary Misner. Her site is at:

SPACE tent-master Bob Corby. Check out his comics and learn more about SPACE at:

Alex Heberling and her table full of fun art. Read her new webcomic, Alex's Guide to a Life Well Lived at:

Purchasing raffle tickets.

Pirate sighted!!

The fashion show.

Ron Tardino gets drawn.

Caricatures were drawn for any who wanted one!
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Human Bat v the Robot Gangster

I love this old book cover.

That's all.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cartoonists Freedom Watch: Egyptian Cartoonist Sherif Arafa

The excellent new blog Cartoon Movement has interviewed Egyptian cartoonist Sherif Arafa, who worked at state-run newspaper Rosalussef (and wasn't allowed to draw Hosni Mubarak during his time there).

Read the fascinating interview here:

Check out more of Arafa's work here:
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Drawing Comics at the Hilliard Police and Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

I'll be drawing this Saturday, March 5th, at the Art Explorer Post and Hilliard Police and Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser. I'll also be displaying original art and taking commissions.

Bob Corby, publisher and organizer of the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo will also be there.

$5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door will get you all the chili you can eat, from mild to hot and for a good cause: the profits will benefit the creation of murals and design work for the Hilliard Joint Safety Services Building by Art Explorer Post 407.

Also expect raffles, door prizes, a student art sale, comedy shorts, a fashion show and caricatures and portraits.

The benefit is scheduled for 12-6, at the Norwich Township Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard Ohio.

Click here for more details:

Art Explorer Post 407's site:

Bob Corby's Back Porch Comics site:
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