Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Frank's Repairs

 I have started working on a new project called 'Frank's Repairs'. It's another small-town story in the vein of 'Lawns', but perhaps a bit darker. The story centers around three characters, a twelve-year old boy, Steve, his father, "Mack", and their friend, Joe. They all work at a repair store/ junk museum, and will have their own storylines in the book. I'm not sure how long the book will be or how I'll divide the narratives, but I figured sharing some of the work on here might give me a place to dump some ideas. Anyway, here's an excerpt from what I'm thinking will be the prologue and opening chapter.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

New Teaching Comics! "There's no wrong way..."

Here's a new 'Teaching Comics' story. I started doing these again out of the blue and thought I'd post them irregularly here. I may go back and color these later. We'll see.

I don't work with this group of kids anymore but sometimes moments come fleeting back to me and beg to be recorded. Working with any group of kids can be like this-there's always that one kid that's gotta prove you wrong. Well... I can't say he didn't...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A sneak peak at my new book, 'Lawns'

Kilgore Books and Comics, one of my favorite publishers, is currently hosting a Kickstarter to fund their 2018 season. It includes some really great books and perks, including my new book, 'Lawns', a 100 page story about a small-town election gone haywire.

I'm posting the first eleven pages of the book as a preview for those that are interested. This book is a departure from the Teaching Comics stories I've been working on for the past few years, and it was a thrill to try something new. I hope you enjoy it!

If you're at all inclined to read more of this story, as well as pick up new books by Kilgore mainstays Noah Van Sciver, Emi Gennis, Tom Van Duesen and newcomers Mike Freiheit, Robert Sergel, and more, please consider donating to the Kickstarter today! There's about a week left to donate and we're very close to meeting our goal. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Original Art for Sale! Meanwhile poster, The Future, Pay in Blood and more!

Hi all. I'm selling some original art work in hopes of raising some money to buy a new laptop as mine has crashed. 

Available now: 

-the poster for the recent Meanwhile reading series I was a part of...
-some pages from a mini-comic about a grandfather and grandson contemplating the state of the world... 
-scenes of Midwesterners violently disemboweling one another over Black Friday deals...
-and some public transportation observations. 

Most of these comics have had a small print run or never printed at all. Prices vary as well as sizes. 

Please e-mail if interested. Thanks!

Meanwhile poster- 12x9 in, $100
The Future Is Lookin' Bright!/It Ain't Gunna Happen!- 5 3/4 x 7 in, Both for $100

The #9- 5x7, $30
The Future Is Lookin' Bright #2- both 5 x 7, $75
The #9 No. 2- 5 x 7, $25

The Future Is Lookin' Bright #3- 5 x 7, $50
Pay In Blood #3- 5 x 7, $50

Pay in Blood #2- 5 x 7, $50

Pay In Blood #1- 5x7, $100

Pay In Blood #4- 5x7, $50

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours Fall Book Tour/ ZINEmercado

I'm going on tour to promote Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours this Fall. 

I'll be tabling at the Small Press Expo (SPX) for the first time! I'll be sharing a table with my friend Pranas. I attended SPX last year for the first time just to go and check it out and was not disappointed. I met plenty of cartoonists that I had been wanting to meet as well as friends from all over the country. Congrats to all of this year's SPX Ignatz Award nominees

I'll also be tabling at this weekend's ZINEmercado at the Comfort Station in Logan Square in Chicago. I'll be doing double-duty, tabling for my own comics as well as the zines created by students in the YOUMedia program, curated by the Chicago Public Library. The event is from 11 am - 6 pm, FREE, outdoors (across the street from the Logan Square Farmers Market) and there will be many other local zines/comics creators tabling! Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sulzer Library Comic Fest, Aug. 5 and 6

Join us for our first ever Comic Fest at Sulzer Regional Library! Local Chicago comic artists and creators will showcase their work at tables all over the ground floor of the library. Speak with creators, browse contemporary comics and zines, sign up for workshops, and attend panels where we talk comics, art careers and more!

Artists Alley will be set up in the Auditorium from 10am-4pm on Saturday, August 5 and 1:30-4:30pm on Sunday, August 6. Stop by tables of local creators to browse their work and engage with the artists.

Throughout the day on Saturday, August 5th, there will be four one-hour workshops will take place in the Community Meeting Room.

Saturday August 5th
10:30 am - Character Creation for Kids with Corinne Mucha
12pm - Coding with Scratch with Finch Robots with Sulzer's Junior CyberNavigator Intern
1:30pm - Storytelling + Zinemaking Workshop with Megan Kirby and Catherine Eves of Meanwhile
3pm - Doodle Jam! with Logan Kruidenier

We'll also be hosting a Panel in which Chicago area artists discuss what it's like working as a creative in comics. Panelists include:

Isabella Rotman - Cartoonist and Illustrator
Alex Nall - Cartoonist/Teaching Artist/Chicago Zine Fest Organizer
Delia Jean - Artist
Logan Kruidenier - Multi-media Artist and Doodle Expert

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) This weekend!

I'll be tabling at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) this weekend, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted Ave.) CAKE is one of the best indie comics shows in North America and I'm happy to tabling for my third year there!

 I'll be debuting Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours at table 301B. I'm currently working on building a small replica of the Neighborhood display at the opening on the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for my table. You can also pick up a small colored portrait of Fred Rogers as well as see a display of the portraits from the cover gallery in the back of the book!

Also, a note on pre-orders: I am still sending books to campaign donors and am going to be sending out the rest of pre-orders after CAKE. If you're interested in ordering a book, the easiest way for both of us is to paypal $15.00 (USD) to Alexnall (at) gmail (dot) com.

I hope to see you all at CAKE this weekend!