Friday, December 11, 2009

Dept. of Recreation

I am trying to track down a Charles Addams cartoon that looks something like this:

This is my own poor re-creation of it. Can anyone send me a link? Or, are there any cartoon scholars who can tell me what book it might be collected in? Thanks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coach Math

I knew this blog was giving 110%.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cards for Sorrow, Cards for Pain

I'm making my first ever business cards.

Do Overs

I am in the process of overhauling my main website:

Feedback is very welcome!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

I will be at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival on Dec 5th.

Come see me at table 4!

Saturday December 5th 2009
11 AM - 7 PM
the first-annual
Brooklyn Comics and
Graphics Festival

presented by
Desert Island and PictureBox
at Our Lady of Consolation Church
184 Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

free admission

with featured guest artists:

Gabrielle Bell
R. O. Blechman
Charles Burns
Anya Davidson
Kim Deitch

Carlos Gonzales
Ben Katchor
Nora Krug
Michael Kupperman
Mark Newgarden
Gary Panter
Ron Regé, Jr.
Peter Saul
Dash Shaw
R. Sikoryak
Jillian Tamaki
Matthew Thurber
Lauren Weinstein

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

5 Traverse Gallery: Book as Post-Modern Medium (“The Book Show”)

I have a couple books in the current show at 5 Traverse Gallery. On view through June 27.

Open Wednesdays -- Sundays, 12-6pm.
5 Traverse St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 278-4968

Greg Cook has a review of the show in the Providence Phoenix, including this quote:

A number of the artists arrive at books by way of comics. James McShane's delightful The Watery Part of the World is thick little book about visiting a beach house. It's drawn in a casual, minimalist style, much like cartoonist John Porcellino.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ada Books

I'm doing some illustrations for the Ada Books website.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Desert Island, Smoke Signal

I just sent a half page strip to Desert Island's free comics paper, Smoke Signal.

This is one of the panels.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Panelists V @ GRNY

Panelists V June 6 - July 8, 2009
Reception: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Giant Robot Gallery 437 East 9th Street Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Giant Robot is proud to present the Panelists V art show and as well as a reception for three new comic books at the Giant Robot Gallery in the East Village.

The follow-up to the popular series puts a spotlight on indie-comics creators from across the country, ranging from stapled-and-folded stars of DIY to art-gallery superstars. The show will feature original illustrations, paintings, mixed-media work, and special surprises from an assortment of contributors--including many Eisner and Ignatz Award nominees and winners. This event coincides with the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Festival, and is slated to include:

Trevor Alixopulos
Andrice Arp
Nate Beaty
Jeffrey Brown
Lilli Carre
Christine Castro
Martin Cendreda
Shawn Cheng
Devin Clark
Eleanor Davis
Mike DeNicola
Nate Doyle
Theo Ellsworth
Austin English
Matt Furie
Joseph Guillette
Tim Hensley
David Horvath
Rama Hughes
Jeaux Janovsky
Levon Jihanian
Hellen Jo
Claire Johnson
Blaise Larmee
Minty Lewis
David Magdaleno
James McShane
Dan Moynihan
Kiyoshi Nakazawa
Tom Neely
Molly Colleen O'Connell
John Porcellino
Emilio Santoyo
Rob Sato
Daria Tessler
Peter Thompson
Jeremy Tinder
Steven Weissman
Julia Wertz
Calvin Wong
and more!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Steel Brush

It is RISD moving out weekend, so you can walk with your hands outspread and just continually come up with art supplies that were left behind.

My wife, Kate, surprised me with this pair of Steel Brushes she found. They are something I would never have considered drawing with before.

"Indeed, it was like a heap of raw iron."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free to a Good Home 2: Dogs!

Here is an india ink w/ watercolor drawing that I just sent to the upcoming show at GR2.

Granted, the teacup is shaped a little oddly, but so is the dog.

Also, here are some warm-up dog drawings that led to the piece...

It's a dog disaster..

I've got to see more dogs...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Free to a Good Home 2 art show opening

Group show at GR2

May 9 - June 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, May 9, 6:30 -10:00
Dog Adption 4:30-8:30pm
(there will be a fee for vaccinations, license, etc)

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Free to a Good Home 2. The canine-themed art show will include contributions from the following artists:

Andrice Arp
Robert Bellm
Aaron Brown
Jeffrey Brown
Shawn Cheng
Catia Chien
Eleanor Davis
Evah Fan
Susie Ghahremani
Katherine Guillen
Clement Hanami
Nao Harada
David Horvath
Kerry Horvath
Jay Howell
Michael Hsiung
Kaori Kasai
Sian Keegan
David King
Jenny Kwok
Diana Kwok
Little Friends of Printmaking
David Magdaleno
James McShane
Justin "Scrappers" Morrison
Kiyoshi Nakazawa
Tom Neely
Tru Nguyen
Saejean Oh
Martin Ontiveros
John Pham
Silvio Porretta
Pryor Praczukowski
Rohitash Rao
Aaron Renier
Albert Reyes
Martha Rich
Brian Rush
Emilio Santoyo
Rob Sato
Ryan J. Smith
Jeana Sohn
Ryohei Tanaka
Daria Tessler
Edwin Ushiro
Steven Weissman
Andrew J. Wright

In the spirit of the artwork, the Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) West L.A. Shelter will be bringing dogs available for adoption to the opening with the hopes of matching them up with new owners!

LAAS will also be accepting donations of supplies and food for the shelter. (Suggested donations: blankets, towels, unopened pet food, pet beds, pet coats, Timothy Hay, kongs.) Those making donations through the duration of the show will receive a coupon for 25 percent off their next purchase at GR2.

A reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, May 9. For more information about the opening, the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 479-7311


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friends of Nancy: comics at the risd library

Friends of Nancy: Comics at the RISD Library is an exhibition of comics and graphic novels which will be displayed at the RISD Library. The exhibition includes an eclectic mix of groundbreaking contemporary and historical cartoonists from the Library's collection of Artists' Books and Special Collections, and will feature original pages and hand-printed mini-comics by Allison Cole, Cybele Collins, Jo Dery, C.F., Leif Goldberg, Carlos Gonzalez and James McShane. The opening reception will be held on April 16 from 5-7pm in room 223, the Special Collections Reading Room on second floor of the RISD Library. The exhibit will run April 16 - June 26, 2009.

Friends of Nancy: Comics at the RISD Library
April 16 - June 26

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 16, 5:00-7:00pm
Library, Second Floor, Room 223

Fleet Library at RISD
15 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

Friday, March 27, 2009