May 17, 2016

TCAF 2016 NEWS AND VIEWS FROM MES TO YOUS

May 20, 2013

ON TCAF AND GINA GAGLIANO AND VALUE

I have fallen out of the habit of writing con reports. They always seem to take a whole day, there’s a million links to go and fiddle with, pictures, all that. I’m too busy lately. But I wanted to say something about TCAF 2013—

March 27, 2013

TELEGRAPH SHOW, IN THE WOODS, PRINTS AHOY

I have been remiss in my blogging, and haven’t mentioned that I was/am part of the inaugural show at brand new Telegraph Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Besides me (the obvious star), the show also includes upstarts like Michael Deforge, Niv Bavarsky, KC Green, Zack Soto…

January 31, 2013

JANUARY 2013 MORNING DRAWING PROJECT

So, each day of January, I’ve been doing a drawing in the morning, before work and with coffee. I do this anyway most days, but this month I decided to practice watercolors and fiddle with "informal subdivision," an exercise from Andrew Loomis’ book Creative Illustration…

January 23, 2013

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE

So last night, I finally watched Indie Game: The Movie, a movie a lot of people I know were very excited about. It was the focus of not one but two successful Kickstarter campaigns, has a soundtrack by the brilliant Jim Guthrie, and was talked about by a lot of the people I know…

December 31, 2012

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION :: 2013 I Am Watching You

I always have a lot of New Year’s resolutions—for instance, "less masturbating, both literally and figuratively" is usually in there somewhere. "Don’t be such a dick" also is usually present in some form or other. I like the idea of self-improvement; I think it’s maybe…

December 07, 2012

HANDS ACROSS AMERICA

For the month of November (2012) I did a daily morning drill, drawing at least one hand every day. I got the idea from my friend Ben Towle—what in the world is harder to draw than hands?? I usually draw something every morning anyway…

November 08, 2012

IN THE NEWS :: BCGF, TMSIDK, ETC

This Saturday I’ll be at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, in scenic, snowy Brooklyn New York. I’m not listed on the exhibitor list, but I’ll be set up at table D10 with Domitille Collardey, with a smaller, more compact version of my regular super-table swamp-daddy setup…

October 22, 2012

THE THREE STEADMANS

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests to draw iconic celebrities for the twenty dollar sketches I do. I’m leery of getting trapped into one thing, especially drawing things I don’t own or can’t do whatever I like with, but drawing celebrities, especially those with interesting faces, is great cartooning practice…

October 21, 2012

NO HOMOSEXUALS

Today I was at a church-sponsored paintball field with most of my family, and the man running things pointed out in no uncertain terms during his safety/rules talk: "No homosexuals," and I didn’t say anything. Not a peep.

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