Well, the book that I drew for Scholastic is finally out in stores and online. The title of the book is LEGO City Save This Christmas. The book came out pretty good. I had a lot of fun working on it. I'm hoping I will be on some more projects with Scholastic soon. Only time will tell. I'm going to try and have a few copies at New York Comic Con as well as Rhode Island Comic Con. I will probably only be at New York for Saturday and Sunday this year. Please drop by Artist Alley and say hello. I'll be haning out with my pals, Joe Caramagna, Andrew Edge and Dennis Budd.
Wow! What a great weekend! Comiconn was a success and I look forward to doing it next year. I also added my web comic to Comic Rocket so you all can read it easier! You're welcome!! Drop by www.jimmycakes.com to read more blogs and see photos of Comiconn. You can also read Robotic Madness there. You can also click the image on the left here to add Robotic Madness to your Comic Rocket pull list!
I recently did the interior illustrations for a Scholastic book called, LEGO City Save This Christmas. It's a fun little story for young readers that follows a bunch of goofy LEGO Crooks through LEGO City as they try and take all the presents from the local LEGO people. The book will be available on September 1st according to Amazon. Here's the listing. Feel free to bring it to any of the conventions I am attending. I'd be happy to sign the book. See the home page for my calendar of appearances. Thanks!
Come one come all!! This Saturday, the Titans of Cartoonitude, Jason May and Chris Gugliotti, are invading Comiconn in Trumbull, CT. We we will have original art, books, prints and delightful conversations! Guaranteed to delight people of all ages!*
Just a few more days left. While you're waiting for this fabulous even to arrive please drop by my web comic Robotic Madness and Chris' web comic Playing Dead. If you like them please share them with friends and family. These are free comics we are creating for you folks. Make them last by making them popular! We'll see you there!!
Chris has a special comic which he launched on Facebook just now. You can only view it there at the moment. Click here to check it out. It will be available on www.playingdeadthecomic.com on Wednesday. But why wait?
*I can't promise we'll delight, but it sounds real good!
My wife got me an amazing set of tiny sketchpads as an early birthday gift while she was in Boston. I'm using these pads to flesh out some pages for my web comic Robotic Madness. If you look really hard you can see a penciled page of next weeks Robotic Madness. But my F1.8 on my Nikon is creating a depth of field SO fierce, that you probably can't see much. I look forward to seeing my website visits skyrocket this week! Take care!
I spend most of my time creating illustrations, building guitars or playing with/watching my three kids (soon to be four). I don't have a lot of down time to read. There are few books I would like to read at some point. Maybe when summer comes I can sit down on the back porch while the kids play and read.
The Scott Pilgrim box set is something I'd LOVE to read. I read the first three books and just haven't had time to grab the rest from the library.
Charles Burns is another author I've always wanted to get into. I really enjoy the dark contrasts of his line work and bizarre subjects. Maybe I'll be able to sink into Black Hole one of these days and get some inspiration. I always enjoyed Blood Club and would like to read more.
Box Office Poison is another graphic novel I started but was unable to finish. I originally got the book by ordering it through my local library. It's a great system, but since my own library has a terrible graphic novel selection it makes it very difficult to get a book when I actually have free time. I'll find free time, order a book and by the time it comes I'm busy with coloring projects, illustrations, paintings, kids, guitars etc...
I think more libraries need to spend time researching the genre and choosing some major titles the various people will enjoy.