Where Have I Been All Summer? Working on THE JELLIES!

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Hey All! Today THE JELLIES Season 2 was announced for Adult Swim! I don’t know why they waited until today, since I could have told everyone months ago! I’ve been working on it with a wonderful group of people over at Augenblick Studios. I was part of the animatic team. Here’s a teaser for Season 1, which I did not work on, but gives you a fun taste of the show:

 THE JELLIES was created by Lionel Boyce and Tyler, The Creator (who also has the claim to fame of being one of my favorite musicians!) It was so much fun to work on, and I can’t wait until it comes to YOUR television set!

Joke Book Covers!

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The Making of a Highlights Cover!


A little peek behind the curtain here!: This is the process of making a cover illo for Highlights Puzzlemania.

First, the art director, Colleen Pidel, gets in touch with an assignment. The description: “4 color scene of a soccer game: ANTS vs. one CENTIPEDE that is sideways on the field; taking up the entire width, with little sneakers on the end of its’ 100 legs. We can see little fans in the stadium, but can’t see them well enough to tell what they are. Maybe a beetle is the referee as well.”

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I like to do thumbnails when it comes to covers, instead of skipping right to sketches, so we can figure out the composition, jokes, etc. on a small scale. #3 was picked with one adjustment: Make the centipede curved, and Colleen provided the reference.

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The sketch was approved easily, with small changes to the ant’s expressions (they looked a little distraught in an earlier version.)

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And then I wanted to provide a number of options for the colors. I’m happy with the one they chose (#2). The blue ants are kinda cool and different, and I like how the red centipede stands out against the cooler green and blue of the setting.

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Boring to hear about the process? Probably. But there it is!

This just in: MoCCA was FUN!!!!

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MoCCA 2018!!!

Hey strangers! Won’t you come join me at MoCCA this weekend?! Saturday, April 7th and 8th (<– my birthday!) I’ll be selling my comix, THE ADVENTURES OF STEGOSAURUS Vol. 1, vol. 2, and JUST PUBLISHED, VOL. 3, which features the debut of Coaster Girl, and the supervillains, The Coffee Stain, and The Dust Bunny!! 29598008_10213968003727383_7262181982160388557_n 29791165_10213968004247396_3300287926474721306_n29683586_10213968004647406_3656806205920128219_n29598229_10213968004887412_6992780067896796466_n

Also, I’ll be giving away my latest Best Show Poster, for FREE!!! The 15×24 prints look fantastic, and are perfect for framing! I will not be displaying them, but if you want one, simply use the secret password: “Toilet Car”. 29541089_10213921052513632_1677699565249823648_n

Some come say hi, buy my comix, talk Best Show, n’ more!

More MoCCA deets: Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th street between 11th and 12th Ave.  Table B 124-126. 

6 by SIX!

Hi gang! Here’s a new puzzle I’ve done. It was THE MOST CHALLENGING one to create so far, so you better have fun doing it. See it BIG here! I actually created a total of TWELVE of these, so stay tuned for more puzzles!6bySIX_BOOK1

I made another poster for my FAVORITE radio show, The Best Show!

This is a retrospective of everything (well, not everything) that happened on the show this past year! See it BIG here!

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Highlights Magazine Cover

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Carousel for Kids! Saturday, December 2nd!

Dixon Place presents:
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS!

Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman.

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Cartoon slide shows drawn and narrated by an array of comic artists, graphic novelists, voice actors, and more.
Featuring:
Jef Czekaj
Deb Lucke
Rebecca Mock
Michael Rex
and Catherine Porter as “Vampiress”
Featuring stories, gags, live drawings, and audience participation! For kids and cartoon-loving adults.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:30 am

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)

Tickets: $10 kids
$15 adults in advance, $18 adults at the door
$12 students/seniors/IDNYC
Tickets & info: DixonPlace.org (212) 219-0736

Knock Knock!

I illustrated the cover and a bunch of interiors for Highlights’ latest Knock Knock Book! Here are a few:IMG_2552 IMG_2550 22730156_10212671546796770_5220869703827603346_n 22789014_10212671547236781_1147746548552099011_n IMG_2553 22814365_10212671548836821_5131464636380550086_n IMG_2554 IMG_2551