It's that time again! That time of the year when my friends at Comix Connection and I throw a cookout for everyone, and collect a ton (literally!) of food donations for the Central PA Food Bank!
I've explained in a previous post why this event is so near and dear to my heart. It means the world to me that folks come out year after year to support us and the Food Bank, but it's hard to believe this is our eighth year doing it! I began this event as a way to honor the memory of artist Mike Wieringo after he passed away, and the event has grown each year thanks to the incredibly generous comic community in Central PA!
As you know, I don't normally attend conventions. However, two of my oldest friends happen to have a convention of their own, the incomparable Tony & Kara Moore! They've invited me to their con, the Cincy Comic Con, and I've decided to attend! I mean, who can say "NO" to Tony and Kara? ;-)
This is a rare event for me, and I honestly don't know when (or IF) I'll attend another con. So if you're anywhere near by, come out and meet me and all the amazing folks Tony and Kara have lined up!
Legendary British publisher 2000AD announced today that I'll be drawing a 6 page Judge Dredd story for their Free Comic Book Day outing. As a kid the good Judge's book was one of the first comics I owned, so this gig is a special thrill for me. One of the few "bucket list" characters I'd like to draw.
However, I'm taking the gig under some sad conditions. The job originally belonged to respected Batman artist Norm Breyfogle. Unfortunately Norm suffered a stroke which has affected his ability to draw. Strokes are always tragic, but especially so for an artist who depends on his work.
I'll be donating a portion of my earnings from this gig to a charity fund that hopes to raise enough money to cover some of his medical expenses. I tell you this so that you will consider donating to the fund too.
Despite the international reach of comics, we are a tight knit group. I'm sure many of you remember Norm's work fondly, or know someone who does. So please give what you can to a guy that could really use the help.