My new comic, Far Away, is live now on Kickstarter!

I’m really stoked to say that my newest comic book, Far Away, is now live on Kickstarter. You can support it here.

The book tells the story of a courageous young girl stuck on a distant planet with a military robot. It was hugely influenced by the opening scene of The Empire Strikes Back. Basically I wanted to know what happened to some of the the imperial probe droids that didn’t land on Hoth. This book is the result. I’m really proud of it and now I’m trying to raise funds to pay the colorist for his work. Any help would appreciated!

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Return of the pepper spray incident

A few years back, I installed this silly little Lego installation in a newsbox in downtown SF. It was Black Friday shortly after the UC Davis pepper spray incident. I knew a bunch of folks just wanted to come downtown and ignore anything else that was happening, so it was my goal to keep this incident in front of them on the busiest shopping day of the year.

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These photos have been getting a some extra attention lately as a news story about UC Davis spending a fortune trying to scrub the incident from the internet. I love that the by trying to bury the story, it ended up getting folks talking about it again.

A preview of my next Kickstarter project… feedback please!

This week I’m planning on launching my next Kickstarter project… a comic book called Far Away.

Before it goes live, I’ve made the project draft viewable by anyone with the link, because I’m looking to get feedback.

If you have the chance, I’d REALLY appreciate it if you took a look at the page and gave me some feedback. Is the goal realistic? Are the goals enticing enough? Is there some reward I’ve left of? Is the title and description PERFECT?

Please let me know your suggestions, and remember I’m always down to help you with your project drafts too.

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I went for a hike today

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I had a blast hiking to Alamere Falls today with Jon and Christine. It was about a 15 mile hike, and I’m feeling hella sore today.
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Staying productive, focused on finishing my next comic book

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Been struggling to stay productive while dealing with stress and depression. I’ve had a tough time these past few weeks digging into my art and getting things done. The best way for me to get out of a slump seems to be to just push through and forcing myself to work on art even when I don’t feel like it. Today I inked two pages from my upcoming book, and I’m going to try to stick to a schedule of working on it for one hour every weekday (9am-10am).

For me, and many others, depression feels mostly like a chemical thing… not something you can just shake off. But making art tends to keep me at my happiest, and can often help me deal with the slumps I’m in.

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