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Monday, October 26, 2009

Aphrodite 2.0

Longtime devotees of my blog will remember the problems I had in nailing down the character of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Well, those problems had continued until fairly recently, when I finally drew the above pinup (for the website). It took a lot of back and forth on my part to find the right body type for an ancient goddess of beauty. I think I finally got it. She's only made a couple of cameos in the series so far, but now, fully fleshed out, Aphrodite can take the stage for a more prominent role.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trickster Tales

Just finished coloring this guy for the website, not to mention the (very far off) upcoming Hermes book in Olympians. Thought it looked pretty nice and so I shared it with you all. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perseus and Medusa

Just so it's not all about zombies and Beatles this morning, here's a colored page of the mostly wordless Perseus and Medusa section of Athena: Grey Eyed Goddess. Devotees of Journey into Mohawk Country will note that I seem to have a predilection for wordless sequences amongst tall vertical objects. Don't believe me? Check pages 123-130 of your handy Mohawk Country reference copy, doubtless at your side as you read this. I think this may be my thing.


Two great tastes that taste great together. It's nothing to do with anything, but I thought I'd share regardless.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Stumptown reviews Ball-Peen Hammer

I haven't really made it a point to link to too many reviews of my books on this site, but this latest one, a podcast from Stumptown Trade Review, bears some special notice. If you find yourself with an extra half hour or so and want to hear an extremely thorough (not to mention flattering) examination of my and Adam Rapp's Ball-Peen Hammer, please go give a listen.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Olympians Rule!

So as part of the promotion for the upcoming series Olympians (first book in January! Second book in April!) First Second and I am working on a website, Here's a preview of an image I created especially for the site.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Thanks to everyone who made it out to Book Court tonight. Great turnout, and a great time had by all ( at least me). Watch this space for more appearances.

Moment of truth

Preview page from Athena:Grey-Eyed Goddess. Athena getting all borned and stuff.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ball-Peen Release Party!

When: Tuesday, October 13th, at 7 pm

Where: Book Court, in Brooklyn
163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875.3677

What: Q and A, refreshments, general debauchery

How: The benevolence of First Second and the good folks at Book Court

Why: Because I said so.

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Come one, come all. The most fun that can be had, period.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Another Athena page

It's not all beautiful gods and horrible monsters. This is one of my favorite pages in the story, a recreation of an ancient Greek marketplace. I can draw gods and monsters until the cows come home, but the little scenes like this, when I pull them off, give me a lot of satisfaction.

Please note, in panel 2, above Perseus's head, the pickpocket at work.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Athena pinup

I think I may have posted a black and white version of this image earlier, but here is the fully colorized version. From the back of Athena: Grey Eyed Goddess.