Thursday, February 28

SC Comicon Is In Our Midst

This weekend is the first show of the 2019 convention year and the first of my three -- THREE -- shows this month. I am in the same spot as I was in 2017 and 2018. It's worked out well for both of us.

I have new prints, new comics, and I await your sketch requests. It's a fun show -- a constantly growing show -- and it's worth the travel to take it in. Come on by.

Monday, February 25

OUTSKIRTS 3 is out, skirts.

The third issue of my anthology is now available at the Robot Wonderboy store! I'll also have issues at my convention tables this year, including SC Comicon, NC Comicon, Fluke, and HeroesCon.

The Lady of the Lake prepares the town for the arrival of a cosmic threat while a very human threat emerges from the shadows. There's a father-daughter hero comic and a story based on Everclear's "Santa Monica."

Here's a preview.

Monday, February 11

New Store!

After many years of selling my stuff here by posting preview pages with simple PayPal links, I have officially opened a real online store for my Robot Wonderboy stuff at, and I hope this isn't too complicated,

You can order commissions to pick up at specific conventions or through the mail. You can order prints, with a discount for multiple orders in a single shipment. And you can buy my comics. They're also still at Comixology if you prefer that too.

Friday, February 8

Captain Marvel Print for 2019

After shooting the third issue of OUTSKIRTS to the printer in mid-January, I started working in earnest on new prints for the 2019 convention season.

I am a Captain Marvel fan since I was ten. Uncanny X-Men 158 doesn't have Carol on the cover, but the issue is all about her.

 Here's what I wrote on Tumblr four years ago:

"In the wake of the news that Captain Marvel is getting her own movie, I see a lot of online comments about reading her stories. They are good lists. I do not dispute them.


One comic I don’t see mentioned is Uncanny X-Men 158. I submit that you need to look at this particular issue to see how good Carol was in the days of yore. The days when I was but a child. We may have only had 36 states then. But Carol was getting the full-court press by Chris Claremont.

Published in 1982, this issue is about a year before she becomes Binary. She has been de-powered by Rogue since August 1981, and she’s hanging out with the X-Men. I read this shortly after it was published, and I would have sworn on a stack of Bazooka Joes that Carol was not only an X-Man, but the team leader. Because she does all this in one comic:

+ She spars with the Starjammers and is only defeated when they literally dogpile her.

+ She helps the team sneak into the Pentagon to hack its files on the team.

+ She dishes on her impressive military background.

+ She literally bumps into her archenemy Rogue and charges her, powers be damned.

+ She sneaks off for the primary mission and fights Rogue’s mom, Mystique.

+ She beats Mystique with a chokehold and hands her to the MPs.

+ She wipes out the Pentagon’s intelligence info on the X-Men and her own civilian and hero identity with a resolve to move forward.

It’s a Carol comic guest-starring the X-Men. Other stuff happens, yeah. Kitty thinks about Peter, and the team fight Rogue (and there’s Storm carrying Wolverine even though his skeleton weighs as much as my house).

But, cheese and crackers, people, this was the first time I had seen Carol Danvers, and she clearly has no powers, and she gets the job done like Big Daddy Kane.

And then she went into space and became Binary (Uncanny X-Men 164). And then she punched Rogue into outer space (Uncanny X-Men 171) and tells the team that if they help Rogue, she’s outta here. And she’s outta there.

She was cool because she was capable even between super powers, and this comic is her showcase. Comixology has it for $2. Give it a try."

So, yes, I am ready for her movie. And I wanted to make a new print for her.

I scanned in a quick sketch about 5 inches tall and traced it for the pencils. When I inked it, it took on a particular Walt Simonson feel. I wish I could say I planned that.

This is what I made in 2013 for her then-new comic title.

But now we have this.

What I'm saying is this: Practice.And buy my print. But also practice.

New Doctor Who Print

I was at best a casual Doctor Who fan. I knew the names but not the numbers. I knew which one has a fez, a scarf, 3D glasses, and That Hair.

But when John Hurt was announced as an unseen Doctor, they had me. I am literally a lifelong fan of John Hurt, and his presence instantly makes any movie better. I watched the 50th anniversary "Day of the Doctors" special without knowing much of what was happening, but his War Doctor made me happy.

That got me watching more of the series, and I hopped aboard full time when Capaldi took over. Then I met Bill Potts who became my favorite companion.

And there came Jodie Whittaker.  The whole family is hooked now. So I made this:

And you can buy your own copy at the new Robot Wonderboy store!