May 29th, 2023 Like a person, The Next Step isn’t and never was all good or all bad. And it was never a boy band. But it made me who I am today. Before I get to how, however, let’s talk about the stuff that never got made (or got made and then buried somewhereContinue reading “The History of The Next Step, Part VI: Unreleased Work, Legacy, and The Future”
Tag Archives: Squirrel
Be The Sun
April 6th, 2023 It’s a weird phenomenon that we think of something nice to say about someone else and then battle within ourselves over whether or not we should say it. We should always say it. I got a gift today. As an artist, you’re always trying to figure out what kind of art youContinue reading “Be The Sun”
The World of Brushfire and the Jojo Universe, Explained!
March 30th, 2023 I saved the best for last. So, this is it. Less than 48 hours and our Kickstarter is over! This is your last chance to be a part of this, and if you’ve been on the fence, I hope you fall over on this side. If either of these books are somethingContinue reading “The World of Brushfire and the Jojo Universe, Explained!”
Calling All Artists! Brushfire Fan Art Part 2
March 14th, 2023 Calling all artists! When I was growing up, I was obsessed with fan art pages published in real comic books. It made me feel like, one day, that could be me. In Brushfire: Wave 1, I got the opportunity to have my own fan art page, and in Wave 2 – I’mContinue reading “Calling All Artists! Brushfire Fan Art Part 2”
ICYMI: Kickstarter Is A Go!
March 3rd, 2023 In case you missed it: we launched a brand new Kickstarter yesterday! We’re trying to do something we’ve never done before; you can visit our page here: The basic goal is to release two new graphic novels, but it’s the stretch goals that have people talking: if we raise enough funds, weContinue reading “ICYMI: Kickstarter Is A Go!”
Brushfire: Wave 2 Cover First Look
February 14th, 2023 So, at the beginning of March, we’re going to have some big news that is (hopefully!) exciting and will give you an idea of what the next year or so will look like, as far as what we’re working on and how you can be a part of it. In the meantime:Continue reading “Brushfire: Wave 2 Cover First Look”
New Interview With Landon Shepherd!
December 28th, 2022 Gosh, I love this so much. I reached out to my friend Jennifer to see if her son Landon, an extraordinary young artist who I featured in Brushfire: Wave 1, had any questions to ask about the series or creating art in general. Boy, did he ever. I was hoping he’d haveContinue reading “New Interview With Landon Shepherd!”
Creator of Cooties
December 28th, 2022 “Sometimes I think the goal in writing a book is to ‘create energy’ – God save us from a raft of tepid reviews or (very possible in today’s publishing climate) no reviews at all. If people are talking about a book passionately, that’s a good thing – we might even use thatContinue reading “Creator of Cooties”
NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 2
October 9th, 2022 Today at the convention, a kid walked up to my booth and picked up a copy of Brushfire. He looked carefully through it and then told me he wanted to look at everything in the room before he decided on what one thing he would buy. He told me he might beContinue reading “NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 2”
Not Too Little, Never Too Late
August 19th, 2022 When people get comfortable around me and my sobriety, they start to ask more complicated questions about it. The one they inevitably get to is: “Do you miss anything about drinking?” I do. Of course I do. Too much for a single post. But I want to talk about something that mightContinue reading “Not Too Little, Never Too Late”