FallCon XL 2021

September 25th, 2021 “Return of the Mack” played on the radio on my way home. That’ll be important later. FallCon XL was today and I just want to say THANK YOU with the full power of my caps lock to everyone I met, saw, or saw again today (and to the staff who made itContinue reading “FallCon XL 2021”

Conned

September 24th, 2021 Tomorrow is FallCon XL at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds; it’ll be the first convention I’m participating in since February of LAST year, and I could not be more excited. It had me thinking about my first convention as a creator, and the first comic book of mine I ever sold. It wasContinue reading “Conned”

Introduction: Fall 2021 Collection

September 19th, 2021 Hi. Hey. Hi! I wasn’t sure how to start this introduction to myself so I used all three as a placeholder and I forgot to go back and delete two. I’ll be going out into the world for the next month and meeting new friends and possible fans and hopefully not potentialContinue reading “Introduction: Fall 2021 Collection”

Dark Dreams

September 10th, 2021 “I know this sounds like a happy, impossibly perfect ending, but it’s not. I have to work really hard for this. It’s not easy to talk. It’s not easy to ask for help. It’s not easy to accept that others want to help. Like cancer, there is always the fear that itContinue reading “Dark Dreams”

A Little Shove

September 6th, 2021 Inspiration and motivation can come from the strangest and most delightful of places. Making Brushfire is hard. It’s a lot of fun and it means the universe (multiple universes, actually) to me, but it’s been a ton of work and some days I just can’t. There’s an alternate dream reality in whichContinue reading “A Little Shove”

FALL TOUR 2021

August 27th, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT!! I’m going on tour! (Well, whatever it looks like when a writer/artist goes on tour.) This fall, I’ll be doing the trifecta of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rochester over five dates. So let’s talk about it! On SEPTEMBER 25th, I’ll be at the State Fair Grandstand for the long-awaited FALLCON XL.Continue reading “FALL TOUR 2021”

Free Comic Book Day 2021

August 14th, 2021 Today is Free Comic Book Day, often (accurately) referred to as “Geek Christmas,” and I can’t believe this tradition is celebrating 20 years already, kicking off in 2002. (Also, how can something that started this century already be celebrating a 20th anniversary?) I’ve written at length, in past posts and essays, aboutContinue reading “Free Comic Book Day 2021”

Words About Words

August 5th, 2021 I speak in metaphor. I know it’s normal for people to use things to talk about other things, but I sincerely can’t express myself without it. (Mild spoilers for Theia ahead so if you haven’t read it, like, what the heck are you even doing, get out of here and read it.)Continue reading “Words About Words”

Brushfire Contest!

July 31st, 2021 Calling all artists of all ages! (Check out my video on social media for all the details, or you can read about it below.) When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic were the back pages, where they published drawings of the charactersContinue reading “Brushfire Contest!”

The Paperback Paradox

July 28th, 2021 “I don’t get it. Why do you have a book and I don’t?” That is a question I receive in infinite configurations and with consistent frequency. I’m going to share a secret with you and it isn’t a pretty one, and it comes in the form of a story that I’m kindContinue reading “The Paperback Paradox”