Here's a list stuff i've been working on and what I'll up to next week.
Its been a while since Ive written an actual post about the state of things (not bad, thanks for asking). So heres a round up of what Ive been up to.Nick Mag:
Biggest project in my life right now is the Avatar: The Last Airbender MAGAZINE
, which will be timed to come out right before Season 3 of Avatar finally airs on TV. Im not allowed to say exactly when that will be
but I think they will make an official announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con panel. But I have to make sure the magazine is finished and ready to go to the printer BEFORE Comic-Con, which is in two weeks.
And Im actually leaving for California next Thursday, which means even less time to wrap things up! So basically. my days are spent annoying artists about deadlines and begging them to finish ahead of schedule. That and digging up lots and lots of reference. Cuz you know, Avatar is one show that really likes its SPECIFIC details!
I can go on record as saying this magazine will be nothing short of awesome. Especially if you are as a big a fan of the show as I am. Its been a lot of work, but also one of the most satisfying things Ive ever been a part of. The new magazine will be a total love letter to Avatards young and old. And as usual for Nick Mag projects, the artists involved are personal favorites like my Flight brethren Johane Matte, Amy Kim Ganter, and Reagan Lodge. Also, Brian Ralph drawing Momo! Ill post more specifics soon.
Obviously I'll be checking out the Avatar panel while I'm at Comic Con and looking forward to meeting lots of peoples from the digital world and taking pictures of awesome Cosplay!Diesel Sweeties.
I drew a guest page for R. Stevens popular web comic about the sexual mixings of robots and humans. My strip should be up soon as part of the current GUEST WEEKPrinting and assembling mini comics in time for Comic-Con.
We wont be debuting any new issues, but we still need to restock the inventory of issues 1-7 of Teen Boat and 1-4 of Astronaut Elementary. Im hoping well get more Life Meter 2
books in time from the printer
and that this time I wont have to take a cab out to a UPS center to pick them up the day before the show.Teen Boat
Been serializing the first 3 issues of the series best described as Dawnsons Creek meets Transformers over on John Greens Webcomics Nation page.
The angst of being a teen and the thrill of being a boat has never been so free and online!<img src="[link]
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Been finishing up the last few pages of Chapter 1/Fall Semester of Astronaut Elementary
. Im also going to go back and draw a new extended opening sequence to help give the series a bit more of a focus and tighter story arc. Not sure how many pages that will be just yet. Flight 4
Ive been checking my mailbox every day for my comp copy of Flight 4. I cant wait to get my hands on the final books. People say this might be the best one yet! I did a story called Its Dangerous to Sleep. Its pretty much autobiographical and very timely.
Theres also a full-color story from my wife, Raina Telgemeier. So, definitely worth buying the book just for thatif not all the other amazing artists.Harry and the Potters
I FINALLY drew 3 pages of the long-planned and delayed comic series. Hopefully Ill get a few more up before the fall! Originally I had hoped to have enough pages to make a mini for the guys to take on their big summer tour
with them. But alas, only so many hours in the day...Road trip!
Raina and I will be flying out to San Francisco to visit her family next week. Well be renting a car and driving down the coast to visit the Nick studios in Burbank and also my cousins in Orange County. Then well continue on to San Diego for the big convention.
Not sure how well read the new and final HP book in the car
maybe take turns reading it out loud?
I hope to go to one of the midnight release parties for Deathly Hallows while we are in San Francisco. If you know of a really good one let me know!!Comic-Con!
At Comic-Con San Diego youll be able to find me at one of 3 places:Comics Bakery
table in the small press alley, table P2.
Ill be there with John Green, Marion Vitus, Raina Telgemeier and assortment of mini-comics, graphic novels, t-shirts and buttons.Slave Labor Graphics
(I dont know the booth # but its usually centered and easy to find)
Hopefully theyll have plenty of copies of Agnes Quillbecause Im totally out of stock!
(Booth numbers 1128, 1130, 1132, and 1134) This will be a huge booth sharing space with the Nucleus Gallery and Out of Picture anthology. Always a fun time. Events
Sunday 1:00-2:00, Ill be moderating this panel: Whats Happening in Kids Comics Today?
Some of the most creative work in the industry is being done in kids comics. Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Debbie Huey (Bumperboy), Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet), George OConnor (Journey into Mohawk Country), and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese) talk with moderator Dave Roman (Nickelodeon) about the importance of kids comicsand the fun they have creating them! Room 8Things on my plate when I get back from Comic Con:
-Avatar DVD Season 3 comics
-Jax Epoch Volume 3
-Astronaut Elementary Chapter 2/Winter Break!
-More Agnes Quill!!
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