Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Exercise, meh


Monday, July 1, 2013

Kiwi conservation comics








I drew this a few years ago during a summer workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, but I don't think I have ever posted it online until now! This is just one of the many conservation-themed comics stories I hope to do in the coming years. I have a few already scripted, and a few others in the works, so stay tuned for more!

For more on kiwi and the threats they face, read my articles at Scientific American or visit Kiwis for Kiwi (formerly the BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust).

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zen Comicz


(Another old one. I intend to redraw this one of these days, but for now I like it how it is.)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weight of the World


An oldie but a goodie as I prep some new cartoons to start appearing in the next week or so.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Things I collect


One of my earliest four-panel stories (if not the earliest). I drew this the summer of 2009 for my workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies. For some reason I haven't scanned or posted this until now.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A story about a dog who inspires me.


True story.

This is another old one, drawn in 2009 and then for some reason never scanned. Since then Lulu has survived surgery, cancer and an infection in her eye. She inspires me every day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scars


I serve on the board of Fearless Nation PTSD Support, a great nonprofit helping people to overcome and recover from some of the worst psychological traumas you could imagine. It's a struggle, not just for the people with PTSD but also to spread the message to everyone else. I think that if people could see others' trauma more clearly, they would understand it better. Alas, that's not always the case.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Maine Comic Arts Festival this weekend!



Clear your weekend schedule, New England! This Sunday, May 19, is the fifth annual Maine Comic Arts Festival. The fine folks at Casablanca Comics do an absolutely incredible job putting this show on every year and it's always a total blast.

The great Jeff Smith (Bone, Rasl) is the lead guest this year, which is about as awesome as it gets. Other guests include Raina Telgemeier, Sean Murphy, Brian Wood, Rick Parker and a boatload of other great cartoonists and writers. There will be books for both adults and kids and (if previous years are any indication) some great panels and related events.

I'll be there for the fourth year in a row, selling copies of my latest mini-comic, as well as my older mini-comics, my out-of-print books, some original artwork and sketch cards, a zine or two, and even some merchandize.

MECAF has been my only book signing venue since moving to Maine six years ago. So don't miss out -- come by the show, say hi, and get exposed to a ton of great artwork and storytelling. What could be better?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

From the Archives: Profit

Okay, if you've been reading comics for at least 20 years, you probably remember the old Rob Liefeld series Prophet, which was drawn for a time by a guy named Stephen Platt (no relation), whose style was just a wee bit detailed:



Well, in response to that, I drew this way back in 1993 as I tried to break into editorial cartooning about comics (kind of a limited market):



This was almost more trouble than it was worth to scan and restore (the paper had yellowed and it barely even fit on my scanner), but all in all, I'm glad to have captured it for eternity.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Imagination is a terrible thing




Dipping into the autobiographical well for this one. I have a tiny scar on my left cheek. Most of the time it's barely even visible, if at all. And yet I imagine that it's the first thing that people see about me. Go figure.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This is going to ruin someone's holiday



Holy cow...or other farm animal...it's a new cartoon!

I'm still experimenting with new drawing styles, tools and techniques, but this is a decent start.

More soon!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New online store!

While you wait for new Plattitudes cartoons (which won't be much longer, I promise!) you can not pick up Plattitudes minicomics and artwork, as well as a few other goodies, at the new Plattitudes online store! I hope you'll check it out!