So happy to announce the book I’ve been working on for the past six months. Pigs Might Fly. An all ages steam punk (diesel punk?) graphic novel to be published by First Second. I’ve been working on this book with Nick Abadzis, of Laika fame. Nick wrote it, I am illustrating it, and Laurel Lynn Leake is doing the color. It’s been officially announced today and I’m so very very very excited to share. There is an article up on Comics Alliance that says it all a lot better than I can. And with oodles of concept art.
Today on Festival Season: Jerel Dye’s Suspect Narrator
"There is nothing that suggests the narrator is unreliable. But why should we trust him, her, or them? Why don’t we suspect the aliens are sinister? Why don’t we question the legitimacy of their “gifts” the way those doubting military tanks do? We accept it all because these aliens are awfully cute. And loveable."
—Jason Viola on Jerel Dye’s From the Clouds
My article on “From the Clouds” by drawjereldraw is featured today on Festival Season.
Thanks to Jason Viola for reviewing my comic “From the Clouds”
Finally got a new studio space to work in again, so I’ve been able to work on more of these. I drew this a few months back, but did the color last week.
And every car is cool. I wanna drive em all.
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
So earlier today the folks at Locust Moon Comics launched their Kickstarter Campaign for this anthology. This is an amazingly ambitious and incredible project. Over 100 contributors, of which, I am honored to be included. Winsor McCay was one of the originators of the comics medium, and set an incredibly high bar. I’ve long studied and admired his work, and I can’t think of a better tribute to his genius, than this book. So please read about the project and if you can donate to it. Let’s see this thing made, it’s worth it!
The above image is a snippet from my contribution.
On white paper, a first time for everything, and without marker. The second status isn’t by choosing, currently sans studio, and separated from markers. Miss each one terribly, their little faces, their quirky little personalities, their dramas.
Several lined up waiting to be colored. More soon.
So The Disappearance has arrived on the internet! Check it out in the summer edition of Pinball Magazine, a digital magazine featuring fiction, non-fiction, comics and art. Also featuring writers: Kate Folk, JoeAnn Hart, Kirby Johnson, Michael Ownbey, Gregory Wolos, and artist Fabio Sassi. Hurray!
This digital edition is slightly different that the non-linear print edition, with extra scenes, and a mysterious ending!