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Off the Road

posted on May 12, 2020

Couple of weeks back I would have been signing copies of The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 9 at Rubber City Comics in Akron, and then at the Ohioana Book Festival. These signings are always a great way to renew old friendships and touch bases with long time fans. It’s fun to see familiar faces again at these events, and I miss being on the road in support of Volume 9 which I consider to be one of the top ten volumes so far. I was also looking forward to possibly being in Spain this year for the publication there of the Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy. Unfortunately, as with everything else, the Virus has put these plans on hold. I look forward with fingers crossed to the time when we can meet up on the  road again.

Complete Funky Winkerbean Vol. 9

posted on February 20, 2020

Okay, Gang, it’s like Christmas in February! The latest volume in the ongoing Funky saga has just dropped on Amazon! If you were suffering through the winter blahs and wondering how you were going to make it through the rest of flu season, this hefty tome should keep you safe and happy at home and easily carry you through to the Spring. It’s loaded with stories about the Funky cast making their way through young adulthood. Some stories that can be told over a cup of coffee, and others that require a full-on Roman feast. But that’s not all, this volume marks the first book in the series to present all of the Sunday strips in stunningly spectacular and staggeringly sublime living color. There’s a reason for why this is happening now that’s a little too long to go into here so I’m saving it for another blog post. But suffice to say, the beautiful color really takes things to the next floor, as the Sundays appear with the very best and most gorgeous printing that they’ve ever seen (or, if you’ve only experienced them on newsprint, that you’ve ever seen). All this at no additional cost to you. Plus it’s all topped off with a foreword by Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella and an intro by yours truly where I lay out the heretofore untold story of the Cartooning Commandments. The best news is that it can all be yours by visiting the book section on this site and letting Amazon know that you want can’t live without one. No need to thank me, it’s my job.

OMEA 2020 Second Movement

posted on February 13, 2020

Some more scenes from my book signing at OMEA.

Well, after all, my books are published by the Kent State University Press.