What My Dad Did Right - What Not to Do

    I wrote a piece for in their "What My Dad Did Right" section, which is pretty ironic when you read what I wrote for them.  Still, I was glad for the opportunity, and you should read it.

    Have a sample.

    So what was it my dad did right?  Well, in some twisted backwards way, he’s shown me what to never ever do.  I’ve known my son for a matter of weeks, but I already know that if he was taken away from me, I’d go there. Often.  I want to know who he’s going to be. I want him to know that he always has my support.  I want him to know that he’s going to be loved one hundred percent no matter what he does.  It is absolute and final.  My son will never have to make awkward jokes on Father’s Day.  My son will know what a real father is, because I know how terrible it feels to not know, and I will do everything I can to make sure he has no idea what it was like to grow up like I did.


    This is exactly how I feel today...

    Of course, it's ridiculous, and I'm using this cartoon for perspective, but once again, we see what a genius Watterson was.


    Career Move PDF

    After hearing so many people who had trouble reading the gallery viewer, I thought I'd do a PDF of Career Move, the story I did with Alex Robinson.

    You can still read it over at Top Shelf 2.0 as well.



    Boston - Chapter One

    I proudly present the first chapter of Boston, a project I've been working on for a while, and hope to bring to print some day. But I can't see any reason why I can't share the first chapter.  My collaborators are Kalle Malloy on art and Charles Pritchett doing letters and a lot of production work. Eventually, I may have some color pages from Jordan Boyd to share with you, but the black and white version will have to do for now.

    There shouldn't be much you need to know about this going in. The year is 1875, and John "Boston" Connolly is on the rampage across the US with his gang, seeking vengeance against Harrison Byers.  There are secrets to be revealed and lives to be shattered even more than they already are.

    I hope you enjoy.

    Note: Some monitors with smaller resolution might have trouble with this reader.  You can just right click-save the images, and read them that way.  Or, you can download this PDF here.



    Video of Charles Pritchett Lettering "Dixon's Notch"

    Earlier today, my collaborator and letterer Charles Pritchett went on Ustream and did some lettering on a project of mine, "Dixon's Notch."  I'll have more information on this in the future, but here's a sneak peek at the book, and a great letterer at work, in case you've ever been curious how it's done. Oh yeah, the pencils are by Doug Hills, who drew "King Pete".