This year I wrote a picture book. I’ve been looking for an agent and, although I received some very nice declines, I haven’t tricked anyone into representing me yet. Here is a sample of a two-page spread. Hopefully when you see this you’ll want to see the rest.
Some recent dinosaur drawings. I left the last four black and white in case you’d like to print and color them. In case you check only this blog and fear I have fallen off the planet, fear not: I post regularly to my Instagram account: @kidshaycomics
Another month, another drawing challenge. I’ve been participating sporadically with #Dinocember. These are my results so far:
I will once again be at San Diego ComicCon next week, July 17-21! Stop by and see me at table 0-6 in the Small Press Pavilion. I will have issues of Falling Rock, including the brand-new issue 8, dinosaurs in space prints and coloring book, and my two graphic novels.
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!
This week I will once again be exhibiting at San Diego ComicCon.
Small Press, table O6
Come find me! Or Tweet @ me! Or drop me a line! Or whatever moves you.
I’ll be there selling Falling Rock and dinosaurs.
San Diego ComicCon is quickly approaching, and I will have a special book to sell while I am there!
My last Dinosaurs Coloring Book sold out, so I put together its sort-of sequel, the Dinosaurs in Space Coloring Book.
It goes very well with my First Dinosaur in Space prints, also for sale next week in San Diego.
Stop by my table, Small Press O6, and check out my dinosaur and Falling Rock gear!
I participated in #inktober again this year. My series of dinosaur models, or dinonistas, was one of the most popular things I ever did on social media.
Although I still have a great time at every comic convention, I find myself with less and less to say about each. This year I’m grouping my first three shows in a single, easily-digested post. This is not to diminish my experience at each. If you met me at one of these shows, you saw that I was excited to be there. It really is a thrill each and every time. There’s the first hour of increasing worry that this will be the first show at which nobody buys anything from me. Then there’s the lunch rush. Then, from maybe 1-3pm, is when I get my most sales. I have to say, there is no caffeine as effective as selling my comics. It is a feeling that never gets old. For the rest of the afternoon I’m passing out postcards and trying to remain upbeat and engaged. By the end of the day I’m exhausted. I’ve been talking to my neighbors a bit more and looking forward to dinner. The close of the day is a mixed emotion: I’m thinking back over all the funny, interesting conversations I’ve had, ready to not be on my feet anymore, but also a bit sad to see it over. Fortunately, there is always another day and another show. So here’s to the first three of the year, and to San Diego coming in July.
For the first time, I participated in a fun October challenge. Called Inktober, artists make one ink drawing a day and post it online along with #inktober. You can then easily search for everyone’s contributions. It was a cool way to create a finished drawing every day for a month. I went the concept album route and drew all dinosaurs (with maybe one outlier). Since I don’t put much on this here blog anymore, I thought it would be interesting to post all 31 ink drawings. At last! A non-discarded couch or comic con post.