Archive for July, 2017

the family

As faithful readers of this here blog have probably noticed, I’ve been largely absent for the past year. The reason for that is a good one, a very very good one. My wife and I had a baby! This year has been all about my new daughter. I’ve been working a bit, here and there, but for the most part I’ve been focusing on her and learning to be a good dad.

Fear not, comics readers, you have not heard the last of Falling Rock. I have, in fact, written the next issue and will begin to draw as time allows. It might not be this year, but definitely by 2018 you’ll see issue 7. I also have plans for a dinosaur story I’ve been wanting to tell for many years now. The best part about all this is, in a few years I’ll be able to read my comics to my daughter. I’ll let you know what she thinks of them.

Be well, and thank you for your patience! I’m not gone. Rather, I’m happily learning about this new person in my life.


I’ve been posting some duck drawings lately. My dear friend wrote a lovely book, How To Be A Duck. It’s an instruction manual for ducklings on the basics of duckness. I was fortunate enough to illustrate this book. Below are some photos of the finished project. It came together really nicely, and I’m proud of my contribution.

discarded couches of portland

This very patriotic couch was seen yesterday, Independence Day, in North Portland.

meet me at SDCC

I’ll be at San Diego ComicCon this year. It will be my only convention of 2017, so I’ll be on my best behavior!
I’ll have the brand-new First Dinosaur in Space prints, plus all the Falling Rock books and comic strip collections.
Hope to see many of you in San Diego!

San Diego ComicCon 2017

Another ComicCon has come and gone. I was at my usual spot, Small Press row O table 6. And let me tell you, there is no place I’d rather be. I have the best neighbors, they make it a little community within the swirling madness that is the San Diego Convention Center. Special thanks to everyone who stopped by to pick up my books and prints, I couldn’t continue to come without your support. I’m humbled to be a part of this massive event. The fact that I do well enough to come year after year is a testament to the open mindedness of comics readers and to the generosity of the staff of SDCC.

I posted pictures every day of the event on Instagram (@kidshaycomics) but here are a few more that didn’t make it. Hope to see you all again next July!