23 April 2012

This weekend:

This weekend is the first of only two comic fests I'll be doing this year: MoCCA. I'll be at table H1 selling my last few special edition copies of VIETNAMERICA and various other ephemera.  Swing by and say hi... and even if you don't and try your best to avoid seeing my work, I created the art for the show badges so there's no escaping the sight of me. Mwahahaha!

Speaking of artwork, here's a recent illustration for the current issue of American Cowboy about the 12 rodeo circuits.  Thanks to art director Eva Young for being open to my lighthearted spin:

05 April 2012

Crossing another item off my bucket list:

VIETNAMERICA is nominated in this year's Eisner Comic Industry Award's Best Reality-Based Work category!

For those unfamiliar with the Eisners, they're basically the "Oscars" of comics but with less tuxedos and shorter speeches. Voting is open to creators, editors, publishers, educators, librarians, and retailers here. So to everyone that fits any of those descriptions who's enjoyed VIETNAMERICA and helped it find a home on book shelves, I humbly request you consider voting for it before the ballot deadline of June 4th.

And while I have the attention of the locals, I'd like to mention a free public VIETNAMERICA event on Thursday, April 19th at the APA Institute:

It includes a discussion with fellow awesome cartoonists Christine Norrie, Fred Chao, and Jerry Ma! Additional deets here, and APA requests RSVP-ing at their site or Facebook event page for seating and catering purposes. APA throws great events so I hope to see some familiar faces there!