Years ago, my friend named his son Augustin Bear, so I made this in his honor.
An early cover design based on Beatles Help! album cover.
my first check from Fantagraphics Books: publisher of the World’s Greatest Cartoonists. (Remember that next time you need to address something to me.) Also . . . my last check from Fantagraphics.
The cover of the first My Life in Records mini comic.
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Even though the Winter of 2014 was brutally cold here in the Midwest, the Winter of 2013 was much harder for me.
You see, I am not a full time artist. I am primarily an elementary art teacher and the 2012-2013 school year was one of the most difficult of my career.
I had been teaching art out of a small half-sized room for 8 years when I was asked to empty my room and teach “art-on-a-cart” in the classrooms to make room for a new Kindergarten class that was being added to the building.
I was demoralized. There had been talk of an addition being built onto the school and I was promised a full sized room to replace my tiny quarters. I had begun gathering resources and dreaming of what I could do in a larger workspace. Now, with the addition two years off, I was left with no classroom at all.
My newest story I’m working on requires me to draw some people kissing, so here’s a practice sketch from a movie screencap.
With work on my latest comic wrapping up, I’ve been participating in Sketch Dailies this past week while I wait for the comic book muse to strike again. Here are the images I’ve created this week. Also, be sure to follow me on my newly minted Instagram account.