Science and Philosophy hit Korea

March 21, 2014 by  
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Foreign book publications always remain a bit imaginary and abstract to me – until the moment the book actually arrives and I can hold it physically in my hands. Today, a package from Korea arrived with not one but TWO of my titles: Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics and Science: a Discovery in Comics! They […]

Family Ties: A Godfather Influence

March 17, 2014 by  
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  Obviously any drama that’s focused on a the members of a crime family is going to be influenced by The Godfather. The Godfather is one of richest stories to ever be told so it only makes sense that I drew on my love for those movies when writing Family Ties. One of the most […]

A Mixtape to Set the Mood

March 11, 2014 by  
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I listen to music while I’m drawing, and I’d like to think that the music that I listen to has some sort of effect on the lines that I put on the page. With All Star being set in the 90s, it seemed natural to have a 90s playlist for the occasion. What I found […]

NBM in May: BILAL tops the list

March 10, 2014 by  
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Here’s what being solicited for in comics stores this month. In our Louvre collection, which now hits the half dozen mark, two bits of news. One is superstar fantasy artist Enki Bilal is the next featured author and the other is we bring back ¬†Glacial Period in full size as a handsome hardcover. Now that […]

Women’s Day

March 8, 2014 by  
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It’s International Women’s Day and I’m working on my Super-feminine comic character Minnie, translating her early stories for an upcoming digital release later this year at Northwest Press.

My Secret Parallel Life

March 5, 2014 by  
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A long time ago, following in the footsteps of my parents, I chose to study theology, and I even graduated – so it’s only by a happy quirk of fate that I’m a comic artist now and not a minister in some faraway parish… Thank God! Maybe somewhere, in a parallel universe, I DID become […]

School Picture 1995: Special Torture

March 5, 2014 by  
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As a bit of research for my very very soon-to-be-released book, All Star, which is set in the late 1990s (my high school years), I revisited some of my yearbooks from high school. Sadly my senior yearbook has disappeared. I believe it was taken when someone broke into the storage facility where it was kept. […]

Family Ties: Why Alaska?

March 3, 2014 by  
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  So this is a question I get a lot: why would anyone set a crime thriller in Alaska? Of all places, right? Well, there are a couple reasons… The first is easy: I used to live there. Just as The Broadcast takes place in my backyard of Indiana, Family Ties takes place in a […]