Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Alamo proofs are in my house!

I finished the Alamo All-Stars artwork less than two weeks ago, and look, here it is in early printer's proof form!

I take these pages and comb through them looking for typos and color corrections, then fix them. In this particular proof, I've got the battle of Goliad switched with the preparations for the battle of Goliad. Whoops. Page numbers are wrong.

After this gets corrected and sent back to the printer, we'll do the whole thing again to catch errors. Then it will finally go to print and be in bookstores in March!

I didn't just get proofs for the Alamo in the mail today, I also received the final edition of this anthology, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. This is a really cool book of short stories where each author tells a true story, then makes up a fictional story that was inspired by the true story. It's got a lot of great authors, Jane Yolen, Adam Rex, and Matthew J. Kirby to name a few.

My stories in the book are NOT Hazardous Tales stories. They are much, much weirder. They involve giant bunnyhead masks. Only read them if you are not scared of bunnyhead masks.

This book will be out in a few weeks! November 3rd!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Sneak Peek at page 23 of Hazardous Tales #6!

I'm in a dead heat to finish Hazardous Tales #6, ALAMO ALL-STARS by mid September. Twenty-four days from now. So I'm in non-stop inking and coloring mode.

Download and print this page to try your own coloring! It's not often you get to color such a violent scene. Have fun!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Working in the Woods

Hazardous Tales #6 work never stops--even on camping trips.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Introducing the Hazardous Tales Youtube Channel!

I'm very excited to announce the brand new Hazardous Tales Youtube channel! Watch, learn, subscribe!

I hope to have a video post up every week or so. History and drawing!

Here is the first video, and there are already a few more. I hope you like them!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hazardous Tales #6 ...in the works...

This is what the big chalkboard at Hazardous Tales studio looks like right now:

The manuscript for book #6 has just arrived back from editorial. My editor said, "This could be the perfect Hazardous Tale!" The chalkboard is for final art. The little corner loop is for lettering. 128 pages, endpapers, cover, mini-medal, back cover arrow, and spine art due in June!

The color of this book will be YELLOW.

I can't tell you exactly what it's about. But it takes place in TEXAS. It's a historical event you may REMEMBER. I really hope readers will COME AND TAKE IT when it comes out.