Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SPX is so close!

ohmigod I can't wait! SPX is so soon! My cat is so lonely! Are you coming to SPX? Here is what you need to know:
The green tables are where I'll be with my pals, Matt Smith and the Pittmans. Hope to see you then! Gay Kid 4 is ready to go and get into your hands.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Gay Kid 4 review, Interview for the Philly Feminist Zine fest, and the new meaning of "DC Comics"

T-minus 9 days to the Philly Feminist Zinefest, and just under ONE MONTH until SPX! This is a great time of year. If any of you are considering attending SPX, stop considering right now and just say "yes." It's a jubilant family reunion of angsty auto-bio minis, glossy homemade superhero trade paperbacks, and graphic novels chuck full of all the stories you can imagine.  I can't even wait. Between me and then, is the Philly Feminist Zinefest! I was in Philly in June for the Philly Trans Health Conference, and am excited to get to know the town even more.

Two things: 1) I have a short interview on the PFZ's blog, which you can read here. Ever zinester tabling got asked the same 5 questions, which elicited some pretty funny answers from people (sample answer: "What is the best way to eat popcorn? -The answer is every day."). And 2), there is a review of Gay Kid 4 on Panel Patter, which you can check out here. Rob's a great guy who has a real love of all-things comics, across the spectrum from indie to Marvel. It's a little spoiler-y, but reading the review won't give *too* much away.

In other news, I can't wait to check out District Comics at SPX in September. Growing up just outside the city and now having lived here for 4 years, I'm pumped to see my two loves combine. Still need some convincing that this is awesome? Check out the interview with editor Matt Dembickiin the Huffington Post.

Well, that's all for now. See you 'round the mid-atlantic!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Done with DC Zinfest, off to Philly!

DC Zinefest was super! 

Photo by Trebro,    

Everyone who put it on did a great job; there was wonderful food from Everlasting Life, a vegan cafe in DC, and ample air conditioning. Gay Kid 4 did really well! Here's the cover and page 1, just to get you jazzed in case you missed it:

This was also the first comic I've done where I didn't just work in black and white, but also incorporated a grey or two. I'm really happy with how it turned out, especially because working with color is so overwhelming to me. As such, I spend a lot of my time working with sometimes confusing and very tedious cross-hatching. But no more! Grey has turned a whole new leaf for me in terms of getting some sort of middling-color, without needing to draw all your attention there as you do with cross-hatching (I don't know if this is true, but I feel like the more lines you add to a space the more people look at it, even if it's just to make pants black).

So, now that Gay Kid 4 has gotten it's first showing, it's off to Philly! I'll be tabling at the Philly Feminist Zinefest on Sunday, August 26. If you're around, stop by and say hello!

And, after Philly, I'm off to the Holy Grail of SPX. Can't freaking wait.