Cartoon Art Museum Annual Fund Drive

We’ve (almost) made it through 2022!

No better time than now to show your support for the things you love, including cartoons! The Cartoon Art Museum’s Annual Fund Drive is underway, and every donation we receive through early 2023 will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant!

And if you want to get a little something for yourself this holiday season, the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore has signed and sketched copies of the updated edition of Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight, DC: Collecting The Multiverse, Sideshow: Fine Art Prints vol. 2, and Sideshow: Capturing Archetypes vol. 4! Stop by today!

Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox

On Friday, September 30, I attended a special presentation at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa as the United States Post Office unveiled a new set of postage stamps commemorating the centennial of Charles Schulz’s birth. I had a great time, and had a lot of fun catching up with old friends at the museum.

So what was I doing there, apart from trying to hang out with Snoopy? Earlier this year, Patrick McGeehan of the Post Office reached out to me–author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album–to ask if I’d serve as a consultant on the project. This entailed a little bit of research, a little bit of editing, acting as a sounding board, and having long philosophical conversations about Peanuts. Right in my wheelhouse.

My contribution to the project was fairly small, mostly chiming in on the biographical information included in the main stamp booklet and in the strip collection, Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox, but it was a fun, really interesting experience. Anything for Charlie Brown, right?

Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox, book and commemorative card

Comic-Con 2022!

We’re back!

My wife, Shaenon K. Garrity, is a Special Guest at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con! She was invited for the 2020 convention to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her classic webcomic Narbonic, but fate had other plans. Better late than never!

I’ll be there, too, representing the Cartoon Art Museum! See me at booth #1634! I’ll be signing and drawing commissions to raise funds for the museum’s exhibitions and public programs. I won’t have any books for sale at my booth, but Insight Editions should have you covered if you want to buy my books at the convention.

I’ll also be doing commissions for the museum when I get back home, starting next Monday! I’ll post the link once it’s live, but for donations of $15 and up (give generously if you want to request multiple characters or full color artwork), I’ll draw Batman, TMNT, Harley Quinn, ’80s cartoons…pretty much anything.

Thanks, and stay safe!

LumaCon 2022!

It’s convention season!

This Saturday, April 30, I’ll be at my first convention since January 2020! That 2020 convention, my only one that year, was LumaCon, a fun, local con hosted by the libraries of Petaluma and run by a dedicated group of librarians, volunteers, and high school students.

LumaCon 2022!

Shaenon and I will be there from 10am-4pm and look forward to catching up with friends that we haven’t seen in person in the past couple of years, as well as diving back into the convention scene. It’s been too long.

Two new books! One big day!

I’ve got two books arriving on November 16!

Sideshow: Fine Art Prints, Vol. 2 has lots of great artwork, and a really nice Boba Fett cover!

Sideshow Collectibles Presents: Capturing Archetypes, Volume 4: Demigods and Defenders: The Balance of Power has the longest title imaginable, but just look for Thanos on the front cover and Grogu on the back cover and you’re all set!

Capturing Archetypes has a fun intro by Bobby Moynihan, a brilliant comedian who’s probably best known for his time on Saturday Night Live. I’m *this close* to being a Not Ready For Prime Time Player, I can feel it.

As always, signed and sketched copies will be available as soon as I receive books from my publisher. Drop me a line for details–cover price plus shipping gets you the character of your choice.

Sideshow Fine Art Prints and Capturing Archetypes

I’ve got two new books coming out from Insight Editions and Sideshow Collectibles this fall!

First up is Sideshow: Fine Art Prints Vol. 2, with a great Boba Fett cover! I’ve been wanting to have a Star Wars book in my bibliography for a long time now, and this is at least a start. In stores October 5!

Then, on November 2, you can add Sideshow Collectibles Presents: Capturing Archetypes Volume 4: Demigods and Defenders: The Balance of Power to your bookshelf! This one was a lot of fun, and it’s a great showcase for the amazing artistry and photography of the team at Sideshow Collectibles. Introduction by the great Bobby Moynihan!

DC: Collecting The Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow was published last fall, and I’ve still got copies available. Drop me a line and you can buy it from me for cover price plus free shipping in the U.S., and I’ll sign it and draw a sketch of your favorite DC character inside. Just drop me a line through the contact form on this site.

DC: Collecting The Multiverse

I’ve got a new book out in November, celebrating the art of Sideshow Collectibles and their DC Comics toys and statues! Pre-order DC: Collecting The Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow today!

I filmed a promotional interview for the book for DC Fandome! Catch it here: https://bit.ly/3bHGIdi

It’s a fun book with some incredible photography. My booth at the San Diego Comic-Con was always across from Sideshow’s, and it was great to have this opportunity to work with them on a big project.

Bowling Time!

 

I’ve got some gift books coming out later this year. My wife, Shaenon K. Garrity, was the lead writer on the Parks and Rec and The Office books, which are packaged with talking buttons that will play your favorite catchphrases from those shows, and I wrote the Glow ‘n’ Bowl mini-kit that lets you enjoy cosmic bowling on your desktop.

Fun stocking stuffers that will be available at a bookstore or gift shop near you by early December.

Happy Bat-Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Don’t forget that Batman: The Definitive Guide to The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone you know who wears really, really big stockings.

Batman-The-Definitive-History-of-the-Dark-Knight-Final-Cover-Resize-color

But you don’t have to take my word for it:

DC Comics News

Under The Radar

Daily Dead

Biff Bam Pop

DC Comics Holiday Gift Guide

 

Drop me a line if you want to order a signed and sketched version, available at cover price ($75) plus shipping (about $15 for Priority Mail in the U.S.). I’ll have some signed bookplates available soon, too, for those of you who’ve purchased the book and don’t expect to see me at a convention anytime soon.
Happy Holidays, everyone!