Monday, June 1, 2009

Mocha Choco Lata Ya

I will be at the Prism Comics booth at the MoCCA Art Festival this weekend in NYC. I am officially slated to be at the booth from 3-4 Saturday but I'll probably hang out longer because hey, when else do I get to hang with other cartoonists? I went to this event last year and it was a lot of fun. This year promises to be even better. It has to be, because last year occurred during a punishing heat wave. And then somebody set off the fire alarm so we had to go outside and sweat until the fire department let us back in. And that can't possibly happen two years in a row, can it? Ok, no that's what I thought. So you see my point: A good time will be had by all.

The 69th Regiment Armory, the site of the MoCCA Art Festival, is located at 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets in New York City, New York. For more information about MoCCA and the Art Festival, go to or call 1-212-254-351.

Prism's table number is 516.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Party Chasers and More

Lots o' stuff has happened to me over the past few months. I was able to make the leap from web page to printed page and got my cartoons published: Prism Comic’s annual guide included an original Michaels piece called Toomey’s Guide to Fire Island. Also in June I started a comic strip for NoiZe Magazine called Party Chasers. In addition to the strip, NoiZe has give me work doing illustrations for the cover and inside their book. I’m happy about the fact that I got this work because their editors liked The Michaels and asked me to create something similar for them. NoiZe comes out quarterly, which leaves me time to do extra (racier) Party Chasers cartoons on the side that I can put into a book one day.

I'm enjoying Party Chasers immensely. Creating it is a very different experience than working on The Michaels. While I have pages and pages of background material on the Michaels characters and storylines, Party Chasers is something I mostly do on a strip-by-strip basis. I just want it to be funny. This is harder than I expected. I can do limited character development in a cartoon people only read 4 times a year, but I'm enjoying the challenge. I also realized that when I come up with strips that more are character and less funny, I can save those for eventual book publication.

Right now I am working on my next Party Chasers and also trying to figure out how to fix the Michaels web site. Until then you might want to view this site in Explorer since it looks a little wonky on Firefox. And probably in Safari. My apologies – I’m working on it.