Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DUST TO DEATH Available

THE SIXTH GUN compilation of Valley of Death and Dust to Dust from Oni Press is out today! Pick it up! I'll add the preview for you folks below.

This is the first trade of mine you can pick up, not to mention that Dust to Dust is amazing. You can order it on Comixology HERE.


By the way, thanks to everyone supporting me in light of my recent incident. I really appreciate it. I got a computer a few weeks ago--it's a modest refurbished 13" Macbook Pro, and I love it, even though it didn't work when it first came in the mail and I had to replace the top case. I actually just moved across town a couple days ago, and I'm starting to settle in, and it's a big relief to have home internet again. I'm glad to be back and among the living. I haven't checked Twitter in ages. Back to the grind. I've got big plans coming up that I am so anxious to talk about!
I hope you all had a great Halloween and a great Thanksgiving! Cheers!



Friday, November 6, 2015

Pre-Order DUST TO DEATH + News

Hey folks! THE SIXTH GUN compilation of Valley of Death and Dust to Dust from Oni Press comes out December 2nd! This is the first trade of mine you can pick up, not to mention that Dust to Dust is amazing. You can pre-order it on Comixology HERE.


So... The news. This unfortunately is pretty big news in my life that I'd be remiss not to mention. My friends already know that I was mugged a couple weeks ago. I walking home at a mere 7:30 (like a true starving artist who can't afford a car), although I hadn't paid any mind to the days darkening so much sooner now. A gun was put to the back of my head, and my backpack was ripped off of me. I lost my computer and the recent work I've done for my current project (under wraps for the time being!) among other things. I wasn't hurt, and I'm doing pretty well in most respects except that it put me behind on my work, and a computer is a damn expensive thing for someone like me to lose... and something I need to have as an artist. So I got a new one, as much as it hurt my wallet.
I don't have a crowd funding system or anything set up (yet!), but if you'd like to support me, I suggest buying DUST TO DEATH. You'll be giving a little back to me, plus you'll get a darn good book out of it too! And thanks to those who do.

That should do it. Have a good one!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

VALLEY OF DEATH #1 is out!

It's been a big day today! The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #1 hit shelves, I did a signing for it at Oxford Comics in Atlanta, and I turned in my two-week notice to quit my part-time job.

Valley of Death is available on Comixology HERE.

It's a real pleasure to work with this team. Not to mention, they're the nicest guys too. Brian Hurtt, as amazing an artist as he is, wrote this great story, and he did a damn fine job for his first solo writing gig. I enjoy drawing the hell out of it. Ryan Hill is mostly known for his coloring work on Rick & Morty, and this issue alone is a testament to what a versatile and talented colorist he is. Bill Crabtree has done some stellar work on the covers, and Charlie Chu is the most helpful and welcoming editor I could ask for. Thanks to all of those guys!


The signing went great! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, thanks to the folks at Oxford Comics for hosting me, and thanks to all the folks who bought a copy.

I'm quitting my part-time job! Maybe you didn't even know I have one, but I do, like a lot of people... but not for long anymore. I put in my two-week notice, and I'm ready to start life as a full-time comic artist. Nine-year-old me is currently weeping for joy that I actually made it and weeping in grief that I'm not drawing manga.

Well, I'm beat! It's been a busy day, and I still have another job to get up for in the morning. Thanks to everybody, and have a good night.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

THE SIXTH GUN: VALLEY OF DEATH, Signing, & Heroes Con!

Well, it's 4 AM and it seems worthwhile right now, so yeah, I'll talk about how scarcely I use my social media again. Since I drifted away from my DeviantART days, I find myself not adjusting well to posting in other places online. It's unnatural to me, since I'm used to socializing with a specific set of friends instead of writing to a general void. Maybe it's because back then, I knew far better who I was posting for, and since I still consider myself unfamiliar with the comics industry and much more familiar with DeviantART, I just don't know who I'm posting for anymore, so I find myself not posting at all. I mean, the rest of the industry doesn't care for cheesy anime, so I'm kind of a fish out of water here. Honestly, the biggest help I got from art college was being told that there is such a thing as the comics industry, and conventions and networking are part of it. Man, I gotta loosen up!

And now for more gushing over Chris Schweizer, my idol and the guy who taught me almost everything else I value from my experience at art college, who gave me a much clearer idea of what I wanted to do with my art, and who introduced me to incredible writers John Arcudi and Cullen Bunn, among other folks. Where would I be without you, Chris? He's too humble to take any credit for making my career, although it's almost entirely through him that I've made anything of myself so far. In that Western Comics class, he introduced me to THE SIXTH GUN, which quickly became one of my favorite comic series ever. I was astounded when Cullen Bunn approached me to do THE REMAINS, which was an incredibly fulfilling project to work on and one that became very personal to me as I worked on it, which I hear is a less common occurrence than it ought to be, so I consider myself very, very lucky for it and all the opportunities I've had.


 THE SIXTH GUN: VALLEY OF DEATH

Now, I can't tell you guys how honored I am to be welcomed into THE SIXTH GUN team. Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Charlie Chu are such amazing guys. I still can't believe I'm here. The DeviantART fangirl in me shows up so often these days. I also love prequels like VALLEY OF DEATH. I love getting insight into the mysterious pasts of side characters, and they don't get much more mysterious than these handsome guys. I could go on. Anyway, it's real and it's happening, and you can buy it on June 3rd!

I SAID JUNE 3RD!!!

I'M DOING A SIGNING!

I will be doing a signing at Oxford Comics here in Atlanta the day VALLEY OF DEATH #1 hits the shelves from 6-9 PM! Do you want to own a comic with the very first signature I've ever given? Come to Oxford then and say hello to me!

HEROES CON:

I will be there! I'll update this with a table # when I get one. I'll have the first issue of VALLEY OF DEATH. Say hello to me!