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falling rock 2022

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falling rock 2022

More new episodes this week!

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falling rock 2022

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falling rock 2022

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falling rock 2022

For no particular reason, I have been drawing new Falling Rock National Park comics. I don’t know if these will be part of a larger project but I’m sure enjoying the process.

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looking back ten years

I don’t often think about how far I’ve come as an artist. But, it being on the verge of a new decade, I thought I’d see exactly what I was doing ten years ago. In 2009, I released Welcome to Falling Rock National Park, the third comic strip collection of the above-mentioned comic strip.

Here is the cover to that book, as well as one strip that I particularly liked.

Happy 2020 everybody! I hope we all grow into ever more wonderful beings over the next decade.

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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.

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black canyon

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We visited many years ago, while still living in Colorado. It was actually a funny accident: we were staying in Gunnison for a day and wanted a nice place for a picnic. I had seen signs for Black Canyon on the road into town, and we gave it a try. It turned out to be far more than simply a nice picnic spot. With incredible views of a steep and narrow canyon, Black Canyon is one of the most surprisingly awe inspiring places I’ve been.

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the grand canyon turns 100

On February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon became a National Park. The geologic formations, which are actually quite a bit older, were preserved for generations to come. In honor of this historic anniversary, I made a drawing of the North Rim.

Our National Parks are more than vacation destinations. They are our heritage and our legacy. They are arguably the most American thing of all. Without that protected land, innumerable species of plants and animals would have gone extinct long ago. Rivers that irrigate our land and water our cities might be polluted and unusable. In short, there is no human project more important than knowing what not to develop.

When these lands are destroyed, they never come back. Here’s to the Grand Canyon, may it last far into the future.

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recolored issue 3 cover

Another older piece that I recolored using cutting edge technology. Actually the same version of Photoshop I used for the original. I’ve been having some fun trying out new brushes and shading techniques. For comparison, here is the original cover.