Friday, May 30, 2014

It's a cruel, cruel summer

With a road trip and a convention (the always amazing VanCAF) under my belt since the last time I updated this sad, dusty blog, new events! New announcements!

First off - Robin McConnell is posting road trip travelogues, documenting our wild and crazy adventures on the road (image above - me getting picked up at the dawn of the first day with a positively glowing brandon graham). CHECK IT OUT HERE

Secondly - On Saturday June 7th, I'll be in Olympia for the Olympia Comics Festival, where myself, Jesse Reklaw, and Charles Burns (!!!) will be special guests, complete with a roudtable discussion and everything. More info here!

Thirdly - June 21st, Ed Brisson and I will be in Baltimore, doing a signing at Third Eye Comics!

Fourthly - The month ends for me at the Metchosin Summer School for the Arts,  where I'll be spending the 28th-29th teaching a comics course. If you're interested in bringing some stuff to workshop and explore, it's a cheap weekend and I think, from the cool people I've already talked to who will be taking it, it'll be a constructive time. Sign up before it's too late!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ramblin' Mans Club

AKA THE INKSTUDS 500 TOUR ROADTRIP MANSTRAVAGANZA! Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I will hop in a car with Brandon GRaham, Robin McConnell, and Shannon Lentz, and we will ride SOUTH! GIRD YOUR LOINS, AMERICA!

In addition to roaming around accosting comics professionals, we'll be at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco, at 7pm this saturday!
"Mission: Comics welcomes artists Brandon Graham and Simon Roy, partners in the relaunch of PROPHET! All part of the Inkstuds 500 Tour with Robin McConnell. As seen on kickstarter!"

Plus so much more!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A down-home weekend

After the amazing, wonderful commotion of Emerald City (a huge thanks to everyone there - from the other creators to everyone who came by and got a book or commission! YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL!) i'm on the road again this weekend, heading back home to Victoria for two events!

First! I'll be doing a signing for the new book "Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" at the AMAZING Legends comics from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 5th (in downtown Victoria).

SECONDLY! I'll be spending all day Sunday at “4C”, the second annual Camosun College Comics Conference, hosted by the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College. The one-day conference will be held from noon until 5pm on Sunday, April 6, 2014, located on the third floor of the Young building at Lansdowne campus. Admission is free. (above poster drawn by the indomitable Ken Steacy)

So come on down, Victoria!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emerald City

First, my book "Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" came out yesterday!

Secondly, I'll be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this weekend, sitting amongst a cluster of the finest artists of the comics medium, yet trapped betwixt the incorrigible Brandon Graham and the salubrious Joseph Bergin III (at table X-05). The above picture (drawn as a commission, much to the delight of my thirteen-year-old self - colored by Dean Stuart) will be available as a con-exclusive print!
While I'm there, I'll also be on this panel:
Image Comics Presents Building A Better Dystopia
No matter how good we have it, a future where we have nothing has its own thrill. These creators know their way around a dystopia, whether it's due to mad science, economic factors, or nightmarish alternate dimensions.

Program date and time: Sunday, March 30, 3:00pm in Room TCC 301

I think it'll be a pretty swell time all around.

EDIT: ALSO - the first issue of Ed and I's series, "The field", will be available with an exclusive convention cover! AHHHH!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Mailman's Gift

At long last, "Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" lives and breathes!

Plus another little interview for the book over at Bloody Disgusting!

Simon Roy Talks Tone, Inspiration, and Point of View in "Jan's Atomic Heart & Other Stories"

Friday, March 14, 2014

I'll be doing a Comics Workshop this summer

I'll be teaching a weekend of comics this summer at the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, an art school that runs every summer at Pearson College in Victoria. It'll be two hundred bucks for two days of deep comics knowledge.... read here for more info! 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The FOC Approacheth

"Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories" is set for a March 26th release, which means the final order cutoff for ordering Jan's is this monday - March 3rd! Get to your local comic book store with the order code JAN140546 and demand it!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Talking Long-Pig

Another podcast with my man DANIEL BENSEN! And, (drum roll please) it's all about CANNIBALISM! And magical cannibalistic power transfer! (apologies to james harren - what i said comes from a place of great fondness)

Trust me you'll love it.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Field

A new comic, coming out in april, from me, Ed Brisson, and Simon Gough! Here's the blurb:

"A man wakes in a field wearing nothing but his underwear. He’s got no idea who he is or how he got there. His only connection to the outside world a cell phone on which he receives mysterious texts warning him of impending danger. Danger like Christian, an ex-bible sales-man in the middle of a crime spree fueled by Christian Rock, dirty sex, meth and murder."

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