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There’s been a sudden onslaught of clamor for them lately, so I’ve decided to offer all of my Batgirl Supergirl prints online for ONE WEEK ONLY. All are professionally printed on 11×14 gloss stock and $10 each. For the first time ever, I’m also offering a special print bundle price of $60 for all eight.

If you’ve been holding out, now is the time to get these! They might be available online again the first weekend after Thanksgiving, but no promises.

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I posted this around social media last week but sometimes forget I have readers here who might not follow me elsewhere (at least I think I still have readers here?). Some of you might recall the Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! all-ages card game I illustrated a couple years back. If not, here are all 40 illustrations I did for it.

Well now, Game-O-Gami and I have teamed up to Kickstart not only an affordable paperback edition of the full-color art book (which was previously only a hardcover exclusive to those who backed the card game), but we’ve hired awesome digital artist Josh Ulrich to ink my pencil sketches for a new coloring book! And he’s done an AMAZING job.

This is my first foray into Kickstarting, and I’d love to see it be a success. So, if you care to, please help share the news! Even better, please support it. Even $1 helps. Would love to see this happen! Link below.

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! – Art and Coloring Books

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moby_dickAbout to head out to ALA Vegas in just under an hour. Librarians! I am excited to meet you! I’ll be located in Artist Alley table 2139 Fri-Mon and signing at the Scholastic booth (#0430) Sat from 2-3. I’ll also have the above Moby Dick piece in the auction if that looks like something you’d like to bid on.

Cleo books will be on hand as well as prints and even a few sketchbooks I decided to throw in at the last minute. This is my first ALA so I’m really excited, if also a bit apprehensive. Hoping for a great time!

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HeroesCon is this weekend! Above is a Harley & Ivy watercolor I painted for this year’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find art auction. I’ll be at Artist Alley table 1113 (pretty much smack dab in the middle of the convention floor). Here’s a map:

And here’s a bigger map.

I’ll also be on a panel Saturday morning. Info for that:

10:30 am
Room 209
ALL AGES PANEL- A HEROESCON TRADITION! KIDS READ COMICS TOO!
Moderator JIMMY AQUINO (COMIC NEWS INSIDER) is joined by MIKE MAIHACK (Cleopatra in Space), CHRIS SCHWEIZER (the Crogan series), ANDY RUNTON (Owly), JEREMY WHITELY (My Little Pony), STEPAHNIE GLADDEN (Peanuts) and THOM ZAHLER (My Little Pony) to talk about their amazing comics. They’ll discuss why they went into this genre and if there is a difference between “kid’s comics” and “all-ages comics”.

Plus, Cleo books, sketchbooks, gobs of prints, a restless two-year-old (not for sale), a gorgeous wife (also not for sale)…tons of great stuff. Hope to see some of you there!

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MegaCon 2014

I’ve been so busy with Cleo 2 that I’ve failed to mention I’ll be at this year’s MegaCon in Orlando, FL. You’ll be able to find in the same spot I’ve been at in the however many years I’ve been attending this show: Artist Alley, table white 7. Here’s a map:

CiS: Target Practice unfortunately won’t be out for another month, but if you stop by I may be able to give you a sneak preview of it. I did find a stack of Operation Space Cat sketchbooks last night though I thought I sold out of so I’ll have those on hand. Plus a ton of new prints including all seven Batgirl/Supergirl comics.

Always enjoy going to this show since, besides being only an hour away, I get to see so many familiar faces and hang out with good friends. Hope to see some of you there!

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This weekend only! Superhero (including my Batgirl/Supergirl comics) and Adventure Time prints are back in my store! These are normally only available at conventions.

Make sure to enter code HOLIDAY2013 during checkout to get 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec 2nd, 11:59PM EST. Thank you so much for all of your love and support this year!

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From now until 12AM EST today, my Catvengers illustration is on a T-shirt! It’s one of today’s limited edition shirts on ShirtPunch.com. Available in men’s, women’s, AND kid’s sizes! Oliver is totally getting one of these. :D

Also, remember that my July print sale is still going on. 25% off everything in my store (with code JULY2013) with Adventure Time and superhero prints available for a limited time. Sale ends Monday night. Happy July!

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For one week only! Superhero (including my Batgirl/Supergirl comics) and Adventure Time prints are back in my store! These are normally only available at conventions.

Make sure to enter code JULY2013 during checkout to get 25% off your entire order. Sale ends July 8th, 11:59PM EST. Thank you so much for all of your love and support so far this year!

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HeroesCon is once again almost upon us! This year, the show is twice as big and you’ll be able to find me smack dab in the middle of it at Indie Island table AA-1006. As always, here’s a handy map to show you exactly how to get there.

And HERE is a GIANT map of where that is in relation to the entire floor.

I’ll also be on a panel spotlighting Project: Rooftop Saturday at 2PM. Here are the details for that:

Room 203B
PROJECT ROOFTOP
What do you get when you take some of the most talented artists in the world and challenge them with redesigning an icon? PROJECT: ROOFTOP, the superhero redesign site, is here at Heroes Con, LIVE! Join Dean Trippe and Vito Delsante, two of the popular site’s editors, and their guests, Ron Salas, Joel Priddy, Mike Maihack, Joel Carroll, Joe Quinones, Ming Doyle, and Dan Govar as they discuss costumes, masks, capes and announce a special challenge open exclusively to HeroesCon attendees!

That’s a lot of awesome (I hope there’s enough chairs). It will also be the first place to see the “super” piece I painted for the annual HeroesCon auction Sat night. So you won’t want to miss it.

Other than that, I’ll just be hanging out at my table. I’ll have a limited amount of Operation Space Cat books as well as some old and new prints. If I look a little sad it’s because this is the first year Jen and Prime won’t be with me and I will miss them. So make sure to stop by and cheer me up by buying stuff. :)

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I’m excited to announce my first ever convention sketchbook, Operation Space Cat (vol 1)! 48 pages of some of my favorite b&w scribbles, sketches, and illustrations over the past few years.

I only printed an extremely low run of 200 of these. First place to grab one will be MegaCon this weekend, but I plan on offering a limited amount of them online when I get back. The books will be priced at $10 and come signed & numbered.

Speaking of MegaCon, I will be at my usual table (Artist Alley, White 7) with all my usual goodies (prints, Cleopatra in Space, an ultra-cute one-year-old [not for sale], etc). Here’s a zoomed-in map of where that table is exactly (click to embiggen).

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Always have a blast at this show. And LOVE that’s it’s local (no traveling!). Hope to see some of you there!

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I’ve decided to start offering commissions again. If my inbox is any indication, this should come as great news to a lot of you out there! Also, I have no idea how long I’ll leave them open. Just depends on how overcrowded my work life gets. Anyhow, pricing and details are HERE.

If you’ve been upset you haven’t been able to order any of my superhero or Adventure Time prints since I stopped selling them online (because of reasons), now’s your ONE chance to order some. Starting Friday November 23rd, I am putting all of those prints back in my online store for ONE WEEKEND ONLY! After this weekend, your only chance to buy these prints will be at the various comic conventions I’m tabling at—which currently is only about two or three a year.

Also, if you enter the code THANKS2012 during checkout, you get 10% off your entire order–including all books! So it’s a good weekend to order stuff regardless if you’re interested in specific prints or not. Happy shopping, and thanks for all of your love and support this past year!

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Throughout last year I Illustrated a fantastic book by author Mike Jung titled Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities- and that book is officially out this week! Better yet, the book is receiving some wonderful reviews including this one from Publishers Weekly. BEST yet, that review gives a good breakdown of the book so I don’t have to type it here. But for those too busy/lazy to click and look, the gist is this: superhero fanclub, giant robot, school-yard crush, evil plot, exciting twist, lots-of-action.

I illustrated the jacket and 40 or so interior illustrations for GG&SI, most of wich consisted of drawing said giant robot, a beefy superhero, a goonies-esque trio, and one punky young gap-toothed girl. Oh and pizza. I also drew a bunch of pizza. It was a great gig. I know I’m biased but I can’t recommend the book highly enough. It’s just super fun.

The full jacket and a few spolier-free interiors posted below.

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities is written by Mike Jung and published by Scholastic/ Levine. Available for purchase at booksellers everywhere and HERE.

I will be at Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend, September 8th-9th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Once again I’ll be sharing space with some of the best kid and all-ages comic creators in the business at the Kids Love Comics pavilion- Booth 2403. Map and info below.

Along with Heroes Con, BCC is one of the best kid-friendly shows on the east coast and there’s going to be a lot of events and activities going on. So if you have children, make sure to bring them by. My attendance was something of a last minute thing, but hopefully I can squeeze in some sort of activity or demonstration as well. Maybe show the kids how to draw space cats or sumthin. At any rate, should be a fun time and I look forward to seeings some of you there!

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My watercolored piece for the Heroes Con art auction this year. Featuring everyone’s favorite superhero duo (well, mine anyhow). You (or a friend) can bid on it Saturday night!

Heroes Con is this weekend, June 22-24 in Charlotte, NC. I’ll be in Indie Island table AA-530, surrounded by friends, as indicated by this awesome map:

Hope to see you there!

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Cow Boy, by two fine fellows by the name of Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos and published by Archaia, is out in comic shops today! The book is wonderful, and I’m not just sayin’ that because I have a short three-page comic in it featuring the above redhead and her antarctic-feathered companion. Don’t believe me? Read the first four chapters HERE! And then go to your local shop to read the rest (plus three other short comics by some finer storytellers than I).

You can also purchase Cow Boy over on Amazon if you are so inclined.

Over the past couple months I’ve been working on some really fun illustrations for an all ages card game called Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! Here are 10 of those goblins and fairies from the 40 cards I’ll be drawing in total for the game (I’ll continue posting them here).

The reason I’m telling you this (besides to post some fun art) is the game just launched a Kickstarter today. Not only that, but backer rewards include a hardcover art book and the original 9×12 pencil art for each of my cards! Those are some rad rewards. The game looks really fun and could use your support, so if you’re interested, please consider backing and/or spreading the word.

Thanks!

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In an effort to be a healthy financial provider for my son, I’ve put the original art for my last two Batgirl/Supergirl comics up for bid on eBay.

I rarely sell original art so this is a good opportunity to get something of mine if you’re interested. Both pages also include a full-color print of the final comic, which I guess is also something of a rarity now that I’m not selling those online any longer.

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I’ll once again be at MegaCon this weekend in Orlando, FL. One of only two or three shows I’ll be attending this year (HeroesCon and possibly Baltimore being the other two). I’ll be in my usual spot in Artist Alley- white section, table 7- as indicated on this useful map:

And here’s where I’ll be in relationship to Stan Lee for those who are interested.

Also, since I know people will ask, I will have ALL my usual prints and books available. Yes, even those no longer available in my online store. I’ll even draw Batgirl or Supergirl for you if you ask nicely (and hand me money). Plus, there’s the possibility you might even get to meet my son if you stop by since he and my wife will be enjoying the entire weekend with me.

Hope to see you there!

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On October 13th at 3:41 am, Oliver Prime Maihack rolled out* at 7 lbs, 1 oz, 20 in. He’s kinda like the best thing ever.

* Jen would like to inform everyone that “rolling out” was not how Oliver arrived but was, in fact, slightly the opposite of that.

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