Mike Eats The Cheese

Mike Eats The Cheese is now available in hardcover, paperback, and as an ebook.  All three formats are available on Amazon.  The print versions should also be available through other booksellers.  Here are some ISBNs, if that’s helpful:

Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1724666505

Hardcover: ISBN-13: 978-0986127236

Here are couple more preview images of interior art:

Mike Eats The Cheese – Available Now

The children’s book I illustrated, “Mike Eats The Cheese – A Troll Mountain Story”, written by Dan Schieberl, is now available as a paperback on Amazon.  An Ebook will be available on the 15th of September, and a hardcover edition will also be available very soon.  The story is charming and the illustrations were a lot of fun to work on.  This book is being self-published, which is an activity the writer and I are both pretty new to.  We hope to get it into stores.  I will probably have copies on hand at some of the comic shows, starting with this year’s Santa Rosa Toy Con, so it will be available there as well.  Of course, sales online are a big part of getting a book launched, so please spread the word!

Here are some samples of art from the book:

 

Recent Drawings, Much of it Fan Art

Summer crunch time.

Here are a few drawings from recent conventions.  I don’t do a lot of fan art, but it’s fun to do, especially in the convention environment.  The mountain was from a local drawing rally/concert event, and wasn’t really fan art.  The rat creature is from Bone by Jeff Smith.  Tonberrys and black mages are from final fantasy.  Toby is from Unico and the Isle of Magic.

That’s it for now.  Back to the deadline grind.

Mountain in Winter

Rat Creature

Tonberry Fool

Black Mage

Tooooobyyyy…

A New Year

This year promises to be a busy one.  I will be working on a number of projects, including my usual monthly editions, colors and letters for Princeless, finally finishing the first issue of Opener, and a lot of teaching.  This is probably the year when I get that new press, too.  It’s going to be good to work on prints larger than 4″ x 6″ again.

Teaching is one of my favorite activities, but this year will be a special year for me.  I will be teaching a course I developed on cartooning and sequential art at the Santa Rosa Junior College.  I knew getting the course approved would be a long process, but the payoff of finally getting to teach it this Spring, after years of process to get it authorized, is going to be great.

Well, here’s the December print, which is also now available on my Etsy.

Even We Were Scared At First

Even We Were Scared At First

Week 2

Life has been somewhat disrupted by fires in Sonoma County.  Fortunately, my home was safe.  I was able to continue this year’s Inktober project, though most other activities were interrupted.

The fires are still burning, even as we try to get back to normal.

Seeking Shelter

Seeking Shelter

In Times of Need

In Times of Need

Good Arrivals

Good Arrivals

We Are What's Left

We Are What’s Left

We'll Go Up

We’ll Go Up

What A Sight It's Been

What A Sight It’s Been

Close to the Truth

Close to the Truth

There's Water In Everything

There’s Water In Everything

Inktober – Week One

After running convention tables nearly every weekend in September, the idea of staying and resting a bit this October sounds wonderful.  Of course, October is also the month of Inktober, a drawing challenge I have enjoyed the past two years.  I suppose getting into the studio extra early to finish new ink drawings each day could be considered restful…  Some things we just have to learn the hard way.

Here are my daily drawings from the first week of October:

I Like To Know You're There

I Like To Know You’re There

Fine On My Own

Fine On My Own

I Wrote You A Letter

I Wrote You A Letter

Dress for the Occasion

Dress for the Occasion

You Know the Way

You Know the Way

Just What Friends Are For

Just What Friends Are For

A Duty Fulfilled

A Duty Fulfilled

Consider It Well

Consider It Well

There will likely be more, next week.

A New Etching

The school year is starting up.  New Princeless books will be coming out this Winter.  I editioned a new etching this morning.  So many good things.  Here’s a look at last month’s print:

Troll Mountain

I’ve mentioned it a few times, here and there, but we’re finally ready to share some images from the children’s book I’ve been working on. Troll Mountain is a world created by Dan Schieberl.  The book I did illustrations for is currently called Mike Eats the Cheese, and is the first of several stories Dan has written for the Troll Mountain setting.  This first book is lighthearted fun.  We’re still looking at publication options, but once this first book is out, Dan has loads more amazing stuff planned for the setting.

I will be sure to announce when things move towards the book being available in its entirety.  In the meantime, I will probably post a few more teasers here, so look forward to those.

Here’s Mike the Drag-Rex and a detail of Ragnar the troll:

What I Know

Here’s a new print from earlier this year.  Available, as usual, at my Etsy.