Sunday, November 10, 2013

splotch monster island shop now open for business


This evening I finally opened my online Splotch Monster shop, Splotch Monster Island at Big Cartel. For now I've got some prints, original works and bookmarks available, and soon I'll have some cards in time for the holiday season. I've got many more plans for the shop in the near future, but for now I'm starting small and expanding with time.  Please stop by when you get a chance!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"play", the art of kris loya at hypnocoffee, shepherdstown, wv


On Sunday we hung my wife Kris' beautiful art work at Hypnocoffee in Shepherdstown, WV. A huge thanks goes out to Dave Modler for setting these shows up and helping us out, as always! Kris worked so hard on these pieces, many of which are new (some of which aren't shown here), so please do stop by Hypnocoffee if you're in the area, have a cup of joe and buy some art!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

district comics wins shel dorf award/wild ocean coming soon


Just recently I learned that District Comics, An Unconventional History of Washington DC (Fulcrum) was the winner of the official 2013 Shel Dorf award for best graphic novel.  Edited by Matt Dembicki and contributed to by some of the finest writers and artists in the area, this book turned out to be an amazing journey, representing a wide variety of interesting stories throughout the history of Washington D.C..  Having written and illustrated a story of my own for the book, I couldn't help but smile when I got the news. Below are some shots from last year's District Comics book signing at One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia.

Matt getting ready to speak to folks in attendance at One More Page Books.

Group shot of contributors to the book.

Yours truly signing some copies of the book.

A sample shot of a page from my story about Tai Shan.


Pretty soon, a new graphic novel edited by Matt Dembicki, will once again be released through Fulcrum Publishing this coming spring.  It's called Wild Ocean: True Tales of Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Life. The book will be released in March, 2014 and is now available for preorder through Fulcrum Publishing HERE.  I was more than happy to have Matt ask me back to work in another book, and below are some teaser process shots of a page for a story I wrote and illustrated about sea horses. Enjoy!