September 23, 2014

Stop and Listen

I did a rough version of this comic for OFF LIFE'S #QuickDraw challenge a few weeks ago; I liked the suggested theme a lot. It was relevant.


Also, hot dang, I got some shiny new postcards! These will be sent out to readers who donate 5€ via the Traveling Tip Jar towards my upcoming trips to Lyon, London, Leeds and California (sadly I'm not going anyplace in California that starts with L, at least not on purpose). There are also sketches and even personalized avatars available! Preorders for my Lyon trip will close October 15.

September 18, 2014

[Franco-German] Comic Workshop!

Noémie apparaît avec l'aimable autorisation de moi-même. 
Noémie erscheint mit freundlicher Genehmigung von mir selber. 

J'ai le plaisir d'annoncer que j'animerai un atelier de création de bande dessinée le jeudi 9 octobre à l'Info-Café Berlin-Paris de l'OFAJ! Les participants seront invités à réaliser une BD de 1 à 2 planches en tandem sur le thème (vaste) de l'amitié franco-allemande. L'entrée est gratuite et les inscriptions sont d'ores et déjà ouvertes à l'adresse, avec "Atelier BD franco-allemand" dans le sujet.

"L'amitié franco-allemande au fil des cases" - jeudi 9 octobre, 16h30-19h 
Dans le cadre des Oktobertreffs 2014
Info-Café Berlin-Paris de l'OFAJ - Molkenmarkt 1 - Berlin-Mitte (U2 Klosterstraße, S/U Alexanderplatz ou Jannowitzbrücke).
Langues parlées: français et allemand.

Am Donnerstag, 9. Oktober leite ich erneut einen deutsch-französischen Comic-Workshop im Info-Café Berlin-Paris des DFJW! TeilnehmerInnen werden dazu eingeladen, zu zweit einen 1- bis 2-seitigen Comic zum Thema der deutsch-französischen Freundschaft zu zeichnen. Eintritt ist frei, Anmeldung erfolgt bereits unter mit dem Vermerk "Deutsch-Französischer Comic-Workshop".

"Deutsch-französische Freundschaft in Comic-Form" - Donnerstag, 9. Oktober, 16.30 - 19 Uhr - im Rahmen der Oktobertreffs 2014
Info-Café Berlin-Paris des DFJW - Molkenmarkt 1 - Berlin-Mitte (U2 Klosterstraße, S/U Alexanderplatz oder Jannowitzbrücke).
Sprachen: Deutsch und Französisch.

September 9, 2014


Yes, I have always worn glasses. And yes, that is a new haircut.


You can now preorder postcards and original art from my trips to France, the UK and California, all of which are happening this fall/winter! Original travel comics are also up for preorder. It all goes down right here! EDIT: I fixed the Donate button! It works now, I swear!

Also, I'm discontinuing sales of this sticker in my store on September 15. It will only be available thereafter in very limited quantities at Zinefest Berlin and Thought Bubble. Grab it while you can!

[ Beatsteaks - DNA ]

September 4, 2014

Money, Money, Money (Announcing the Traveling Tip Jar!)

As I've mentioned previously, I'm going to be tabling at Thought Bubble! Hurrah! I've never tabled at such a big event before and I am super excited to meet new people and hang with comics peeps.

As I've maybe not mentioned previously: travel and lodging for Thought Bubble is costing me LOTS of €€ -- not to mention printing new comics and swag so that I can, like, have stuff to sell there. To help cover these costs, I've set up a new thing called the Traveling Tip Jar, which is basically an ongoing version of the traveling fundraisers I've done before.

Donating to my travels can get you different levels of artsy souvenirs: anywhere from a printed or hand-drawn postcard to a personalized avatar, as well as a digital pre-order of any travel comics I'll be doing and the originals of the travel comic itself. 
In addition to Thought Bubble, I also have added two other trips I have planned: Lyon, France in October and California over the holidays! Details here or by clicking on the image above.

Also, you can really help out by subscribing to my Patreon! 

Patreon is a great tool for helping me focus on my own projects, and any pledge is insanely welcome. Patrons get access to exclusive updates on whatever I'm working on - thumbnails, line art, bits of scripts, the works - plus digital and/or printed minis according to the tier they pledge at.

Also, if we hit $75 in pledges per comic, I will be able to spend considerably more time on personal projects, and will release a brand-new digital autobio mini called Chronicling The Madness* to celebrate! 

And finally, this store page will help you out with any comic-purchasing needs. If you're after original art, I have some originals currently on sale on Etsy until October 3. All of my digital comics are also now available as free-or-pay-what-you-want on Gumroad

Every little bit helps immensely in making sure I can do what I love and give you comics you enjoy. Thank you for your attention! 

* Wouldn't you like to know.

September 2, 2014

MOS #13

English version here.

(Bon, entre nous, le CM que je saccage dans ce post était l'un de mes cours préférés de Master 2. Merci à Nad d'avoir fourni le support!)*

Redoing an exam "for the first time in my life" was clearly a blow to my academic pride, as 2010 comic-writing me will tell you. Thank goodness I lived to tell the tale and be embarrassed at drawing my own script. 

Also, I just remembered that I drew my very first travel comic during this trip! You can see it in its bilingual French/English glory here.

I am closing in on the end of this story!! There are just three episodes to go. I want to have Master of Survival #2 finished and ready to print in time for Zinefest Berlin and Thought Bubble, where I will be Nov. 8 and Nov. 15-16 respectively. To that end, keep your eyes peeled for a special announcement later this week!

* The class mentioned here was actually one of my favorites in my thesis year. Thanks Nad for sending me the material which I then proceeded to make light of! 

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