Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My mantra for 2009

"You guys got fat while everybody starved on the street. Now it's my turn." - Frank White.

Be ready, 2009.

Be. Ready.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I've decided to stop taking it easy on the comics industry, and break it wide open in 2009.

Hope you don't mind. ;)


Monday, December 29, 2008

American Splendor - Another Dollar TPB

Just got my comp of the new trade, and it looks great! Comes out next month, so be sure and check it out.

Apparently I'm one of "Comic's Greatest Artists"!

Who knew!? ;)

More here.


Saturday, December 27, 2008


Still under the gun, deadline wise. More soon.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Grinding. Grinding

"on the grind- staying "on the grind" means to work hard, always be hustling, or otherwise engaged in money-making activities."

Bustin' my hump right now. More soon.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Hey everyone,

My schedule has been insane, and I haven't had a chance to make a new card this year. Sorry! BUT, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah! I hope you all get to be with family, and just enjoy each other.

I leave you with this- Dominic the Donkey music video.

Thanks me later ;)


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

G.I. Joe

The line art is done, and I'm working on colors with my pal Erik Swanson. Previews soon, promise.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Secrets revealed!...part II

Rick Remender just revealed on Twitter that I'll be penciling the next arc of Fear Agent (with the fucking master Tony Moore doing finishes!)

I'm crazy excited to start, and wish I could show you the amazing designs I just got from Tony for the new Alien/Human hybrid that are introduced in this arc.

Stay tuned for more info.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Secrets revealed!...almost

If you get my newsletter (What?! You haven't signed up yet?!?!) then you already know what new books I'm working on currently.

Here are some sneak peaks of the art.

G.I. Joe - Origins
I'm taking over art duties on the new Origins series for IDW. Fun stuff! I'll be doing line art and colors on the five issue series.
Here's Duke and Scarlett

Star Trek Spotlight*
I did an issue featuring the tribbles!

Sturgeon River
My follow up book with UMBRA writer Steve Murphy. This one you already know about (if you follow the blog or newsletter) but here's another sneak peek anyway.

Oh, and I'll be finishing up One Man Gang and publishing it online at

You can also sign up for my newsletter at by entering your e-mail into the newsletter field under the "About Mike" section.

You can also check IDW Publishing's site for more details.

There is ONE more book I'm penciling for Dark Horse and ONE more at Vertigo which I'm writing and drawing that I can't announce yet.. you'll just have to check back later ;-)

That's all for now.


* Last minute edit - Apparently my Star Trek comic has been solicited! So, you know, pre-order it! ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 7!

Yet another book I can't tell you about just yet...but it involves lots of ass kicking, bullet shooting, and explosioning!

More soon. Promise.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Leopoldo Romañach

While I was in Florida last week we went to the Daytona museum. We'd been there once before, and there was a section devoted to Cuban artists that I wanted to revisit. There was this one painting I had to see again - "Italian Peasant".

The artist is Leopoldo Romañach, who lived from 1862 till about 1951. There isn't a lot of info about him online, but it sounds like he had pretty minor acclaim with his work. He won a Bronze metal in a French exhibition, and was in a few shows in Europe and Cuba - picking up a few medals here and there.

His work has a great Diego Velázquez (One of my favorite painters) quality to it. Nice find in a little museum.

Here are two of his paintings in the gallery.

Italian Peasant

On the way to Mass

I'll post more art from the museum soon.


Etsy store now open


Just a quick note. My store is open again, after being in vacation mode for a week.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Mighty B

I tried out for the Mighty B comic for Nick. I didn't get it, but I had a hell of a lot of fun trying! Here are some of my sketches from the try out.

It's good I didn't get the gig, cause schedule is stupid busy right now. I mostly tried cause my kids and I dig the show, and Bill Wray (who works on the show) is fucking awesome.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Sorry so slow

Taking a break from the world...sorta.

Grew out my fro too.

I'll be back to posting soon.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Another preview from my new graphic novel with my friend and UMBRA scribe, Steve Murphy.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sturgeon River preview 2

Another Sturgeon sneak peeks. More soon.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 6!

I wish I could show you what manner of horrifying alien COULD frighten THIS guy!

You'll have to wait and see ;)


Monday, December 01, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 5!

More sneak. More peek. ;)


Saturday, November 29, 2008


Just wanted to say thanks to everyone out there that frequents the blog, reads my webomic, or buys my books, prints, or art! I feel honestly blessed, and can not stress enough how much you're support means to me.

SO, thanks...and Happy Thanksgiving! :)


Monday, November 24, 2008

New Hysteria chapter - Hang Gallows Love!

hey all,

There's a new chapter of Hysteria today - Hang Gallows Love. It tells of what happened to the Red Parody after the events of Vol. 0, Chapter 4.

Check it out!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 4

I'm hoping to announce some of the new stuff I'm working on soonish. In the mean time, I'm going to keep dropping teasers on you, all mysterious like ;)



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sturgeon River preview

Speaking of up coming projects, here is the only one I CAN say for sure is coming - my next graphic novel with UMBRA writer Steve Murphy. This one is called Sturgeon River, a coming of age story that is set in the 70's. It tells of a night of teen aged vandalism, and how it affects these four friend's relationship. Really touching stuff, believe me.

Oh, and it's a true story! Forgot to mention that part.

Very different from my earlier books, it allowed me the opportunity to stretch my legs a bit and even incorporate some abstract elements into my work.

I'll show you guys more in the coming weeks.


PS - Murph has been showing previews over at his blog too, if you're interested,

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 3

The mystery deepens!

Oh, and Thursday I find out if I'm taking on yet another short term project that kinda relates to this one...kinda. ;)


Christmas cards now available!

The cards are up for sale up in my Etsy store. So, if you're gonna be sending cards out this year, swing by and pick some up! After all, why buy some generic cards for your loved ones when you can send them something a little more personal? ;)


Sunday, November 16, 2008

New art for sale - Iverson, The GOON, & more!

Hey all,

I'm gradually adding new art to the store. Go on over and check it out.

Free ground shipping on artwork, and get 15% off if you order multiple prints and/or art.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 2

Hmm? I wonder what THIS sketch is for?...;)


Monday, November 10, 2008

New Hysteria chapter - Charles John

A new chapter of my web comic is up, and in full color!!

Check it out.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Un-men comic art sale

Some of you folks have been asking about my selling Un-men art. Up till now I've been holding on to most of the art from the series. However, in the coming weeks I'll be changing that and starting to post more of it over at my store on

So, if you're interested in any of the Un-men art then be sure to be on the look out in the coming weeks.


Holiday cards Pt. 2

Here's the final art and card for one of the new Holiday cards I'll have up at my Etsy store this coming week. Hopefully, these will be available by Monday.

I'll post more art tomorrow too.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part I

Now, why would I be drawing this?



Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hawthorne holiday cards 2008

Hey everyone,

Every year I make a holiday card for close family and friends. It's one of the highlights of the year for me. I really love making them and people seem to love getting them. I swear I get more compliments on these cards then I do for any comic I may be working on!

This year I decided to offer them to all of you fine folks. I'll be printing up three, maybe four, designs and selling them in bundles of 12 and 24. Envelopes will be included, of course. We're also thinking of offering them in other languages.

These will be offered exclusively through my Etsy store, and the plan is to have them available by early next week.

So, keep an eye out.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

November 4th!

You know what to do today!

Little Mikey even made it to the polls! ;)


Monday, November 03, 2008

Un-men V.2 - Children of Paradox in stores Nov. 5th

Just a friendly reminder that my new book, Un-men Volume 2, is out this wedsday. Be sure to look for it. If your store doesn't carry it, ask them to order it or try and get it online.

Also, Volume 1 is still available.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Un-men Vol. 2 art

One of the pages from the new book I mentioned in my last post. I got to play with page layout a bit, and it ended up working out well. One of the many reasons I'm proud of this new trade paper back! ;-)


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Un-men V.2 - Children of Paradox!

I just got my comps for my new book "Un-men Vol.2 - Children of Paradox". I gotta say, this thing looks good! The design is fantastic, and everything printed really well. Plus, this trade collects the last eight issues, so it's hefty!

Check it out -

I'm so proud of this book! It really came out great.

If you're local comic shop won't carry the book, you can always order it online.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Forget stocks, invest in UMBRA art!

I just uploaded the much coveted cover art for my Harvey Award nominated series UMBRA.

Better move on these. The first one is already gone!


WOW, what a weekend!


Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank everyone that came by the Book and Paper show, and the Comic Creator Cookout this weekend! I'll try and get some pics to post soon.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I swung by the York Emporium today and found this gem by the teacher of teachers, Andrew Loomis! Man, I'm going to eat this thing up over the next few weeks. Loomis is one of those guys that truly forgot more about drawing and painting then most of us knew to begin with.

Here's a few pics from the book.