Thursday, March 31, 2011



Hey guys, don't forget to come out to the 18th annual Hokin Honors exhibit opening tomorrow at the C33 Gallery in the 33 E. Congress Building of Columbia College. I'll be there with my work, and there'll be lots of other great sculpture, painting, photography, and video art. Nick and David have work in the show too, so be sure to stop by and say "hey."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Back from break!






Hey everyone, I just got back to my apartment, so here are the strips from the past few days. Last night I attended the  Small Press and Comics Symposium at the School of the Art Institute. They were hosting a panel on comics featuring Chris Ware, Aaron Reiner, Corrine Mucha, and Onsmith. The discussion was really funny and honestly pretty inspiring. 

Anyway, I'll post today's comic in a minute, but i need to take a breather, I'm feeling a little manic. I really need to clean and organize my apartment right this minute or I might hyperventilate. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break

Hey gang,

I'm going to be away for the next few days, so there won't be any updates until Friday.
In the meantime, have a good week - that's I'll I've got.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Just to let everyone know, Volume 2 and 3 are now available at Chicago Comics. They also have one copy of Volume 1 left, but I'll be bringing more of those over in the near future. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CARTOONING by Ivan Brunetti - now available from Yale University Press


Hey Guys, check out this trailer for the Yale University Press reprint of Ivan Brunetti's "CARTOONING - PHILOSOPHY and PRACTICE." It's an awesome resource for anyone starting out in comics.
Not only will this book make you a better cartoonist, but it will make you a more critical thinker. I recommend this book!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hokin Honors Exhibit


I'm going to be exhibiting in the upcoming 18th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibit. I've got a few copies of each volume of my daily comic as well as some of the original pages. I'm really honored to have been nominated to participate in the show.

The opening reception is March 31st from 5pm-7pm in the C33 Gallery, on the first floor of the 33 E. Congress building. Awards Announcements will be at 5:30pm, I'm not sure how it's set up or what the categories are even, but if you'd like to come see my work I'd be more than happy to see you!

If you can't make it to the reception, the exhibit will be running from March 28th to April 29th in the C33 Gallery, check it out! I haven't seen any of the other pieces in the show, but I'm sure they'll be great.

here's the postcard for the exhibit, and today's comic is below that:









Monday, March 14, 2011

The comics are here - again!

I just got Volume 2 and 3 back from the printshop, fully bound, cut and ready to go.
They're officially for sale in my online store, just follow the first link in the righthand column of this site.

Starting tomorrow they'll be available at ShopColumbia in the 623 S. Wabash building, and within the next week (hopefully) all three volumes will be for sale at Quimby's and Chicago Comics

Also! as a special treat, the price of Volume 1 has been lowered a whole dollar, because who am i kidding?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hey everyone, I've got some good news and bad news.

Here's the good news: it's sticker day!


Eric, Carl, David, and I spent valuable class time abusing the newly discovered sticker paper in the printshop! Mine's the anthropomorphic hot dog!

and the bad news: I won't have any new comics posted until tomorrow - I'm going to be away from a scanner until then. Rest assured, I'm drawing, as always.





Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Today I got this awesome Zine from my friend David Alvarado (I think I mentioned him before, and he's appeared in several past strips). It's a simple collection of various sketchbook doodles, and it's really awesome. The drawings weren't conceived in relation to each other, but David obviously put some thought into how they would inform each other within the book. I dig it a lot. He's going to be exhibiting at the upcoming Chicago Zine Fest, which I'm really excited to check out.





I really need to step up my output of printed work. Volume 2 and 3 are on their way, and hopefully it won't be long before I get 4 and 5 together. On top of that I really want to start putting out some more high quality zines. There are a number of different collections of doodles and drawings that I have been looking for an outlet for, and rather than leaving them to collect dust I don't see why I shouldn't just start making some limited run booklets, something a bit more "special" than what I've done in the past.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Binding the books: a visual guide.


The set up: pages, sample book, long arm stapler...


the spoon is helpful to get a really good fold -  essentially being used in place of a tool called a bone folder


halfway folded, time for a dinner break. 


leftover sesame chicken. 


folded, stapled, and ready for cutting! As soon as I get these babies trimmed they will be made available to YOU!


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

The book pages!



just got em' home.

Thursday, March 3, 2011



I just got back from the opening of a new photography exhibit! CONTACT: An Exhibit of 19th Century Photographic Processes is a collection of photographs created by students from Columbia College Chicago’s Nineteenth Century Photographic Processes Class. Encompassing an array of subject matter, the images were all created using vintage photographic printing methods. My good friend Matt Soria has a few pieces in the show - they're really great. The exhibit is going on at the Living Room Gallery on Superior just off Ashland. The space is really neat, and the work is really cool. It's going on until April 1st, so get over there and check it out!


p.s. that's Matt's photo on the postcard for the exhibit (and my hand). 

p.p.s. (because she was at the show and it reminded me...) I got a nod on my friend Alice Feldt's new blog Alice and Dan Converse About Art. Alice is a photographer/Columbia student - she's quite nice, most of the one's I've met are. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011