Wow, it's been another year already?!? I'm excited, once again, to say that I'm going to be featured in Emerald City Comicon's 2018 Monsters and Dames charity book. It looks like this year the number of books went down from 1000 copies to 750. Crazy. I guess if you want one, don't waste any time! They'll be available at the ECCC merch booth the first day of the con.
One thing I really like about the concept of this book is that each year I've challenged myself to try new things, different angles, more colors, creative types of creatures and most importantly diversifying the actual women in my art. I see these books as an opportunity for me to empower different types of women each time and want to use it as a platform as best as I can.
This last weekend I not only had the honor of listening to one of my biggest influences talk about gender equality, but also had the opportunity to discuss it with him as well. Joss Whedon was a huge inspiration for me to be more bold about the feminist themes in my work. If you were to look back to my earlier work until now, you can actually see that message become more overt. Largely due to my introduction to the Whedonverse, I finally came to that realization it was important for me as a male creator in a male dominated world, to do so.
I'm super stoked to say that I got into the Monsters & Dames book for a second year in a row! Like last year, this book will be available in limited quantities (1000 copies I think?) at the ECCC merch booth at the convention on April 7-10th. Proceeds for this bookgo to Seattle Children's Hospital, a premier child health care & pediatric center, so it's for a totally awesome cause.
I made a thing with Coheed and Cambria! It's pretty exciting to finally be able to properly announce this. A little under a year ago, a representative of the Evil Ink, Coheed's label/comic company, reached out to me asking if I'd be interested in working on a project with them.
I'll have to admit, this isn't the easiest thing for me to do (be on camera), but while recording my Kickstarter video for the Corvink Elements, I realized that it was really stupid how hard of a time I had filming myself! So this will not only give me an outlet to get more comfortable with this (because in reality that's not gonna be the last time I have to be on camera), but to explore a new creative medium I haven't yet!