Falling Rock National Park, issue 8

The eighth issue of Falling Rock is a truly unique production. For the first time, I handed over the entirety of drawing duties to someone else. My friend, the incredibly talented illustrator Oscar Woodruff, has drawn issue 8 from cover to cover. He and I worked on a story idea from one of my early comic strips, and I think the strange marriage of my words and his art is compelling.

As always, if you are a subscriber you will receive your copy in the mail. Otherwise, if you’d like to get your hands on this issue you can purchase it over at my Books page.

I will also be at San Diego ComicCon once again this year, from July 17-21, at Small Press table O6. Please stop by and say hello!

Without further ado, here is the cover. It’s an understatement to say I was blown away the first time I saw this, and each subsequent viewing has not diminished my awe.


Apollo 11 Seal (with dinosaur)

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago this month, NASA sent the first human beings to walk on the moon. It’s the farthest any human has been from our home, the planet we evolved on, and the same planet every single one of us lives our entire lives.

Sure, politics played a large role in making the moon landing possible. But it would never have been achieved without a healthy dose of scientific and technical curiosity. I believe the lasting legacy of Apollo 11 will be of humankind’s quest to better ourselves and to learn more about the world and universe around us.

In honor of this anniversary, I made a version of the Apollo 11 seal. You’ll note the pteranodon instead of a bald eagle, but otherwise it has essentially the same elements.

Happy Moon Landing Anniversary, everyone!


Portland IndieCon

Hey Portland! Come on out to the Doubletree by Lloyd Center and see me at the inaugural IndieCon! I’m tabling at B4 with Reid Psaltis.


patterns

A couple of patterns featuring spring/summer pine cones and flowers.


late show with stephen colbert

Recently I had the great honor of having my artwork selected to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Every Friday they show one portrait of Colbert (dubbed Fan Art Friday) immediately after the monologue.

On Friday, May 17, 2019, my art appeared on the same stage as Mr. Colbert. I cannot adequately express how much of an honor it was to have my work share the same stage as one of my comedy heroes. Here is my iPhone video of the moment. (I haven’t been able to download a better resolution video of it; if you can help me find it online somewhere, please let me know.)