Creatures, Creepies & Crazies

Many moons ago I drew robots everyday and e-mailed them out to a small list of friends.  But during October I started to take a break and draw monsters and send those out instead. It was great to change up the theme and give myself a little more room to wiggle. Even when I stopped drawing robots I would still feel the urge to draw monsters durning October. So I’ve done that on and off for many years. Usually not making it all the way through the month because of whatever reasons that mostly boiled down to time.

So this year I decided it might save some time by limiting my choices of characters and figures. I hope I can make it the entire month. Here are there first 7 for your enjoyment. You can catch fresh ones on facebook and instagram.

August 23rd Pre-Release Appearance Downtown Greenville

I have the honor of setting up in the Metropolitan Arts Council’s Downtown Alive tent. So I’ll be pre-releasing a new project I’ve been working on. It will be a part of the community for many years to come so I’m excited to have such a great opportunity to unveil it.

So head to downtown Greenville on August 23rd from 5:30 until 8:30. I’ll be there with Berea Community members from a local non-profit representing the Swamp Rabbit Station at Berea.

It’s an interactive project with lots of parts and details. I’ll be able to give you more details soon. Until then here is a blurry version of the printed portion of the project.

Teaching comics and cartooning to kids & adults

This summer I’m super excited and lucky to have all sorts of opportunities to draw with kids and adults!

Convention Appearances

Free Comic Book Day – more info
Super amazing event of free comics, sketches, costumes and fun!
May 5 @ Richard’s Comics & Collectables

Flipside – more info
Encourages and celebrates unconventional styles and creative concepts. The festival provides a unique place for makers to share their work, and for attendees and artists to connect with like-minded members in the community.
May 25-26 @ Birds Fly South

HeroesConmore info
This year I’ve decided to take some time and enjoy everything HeroesCon has to offer. I’ll be walking around and hanging with my pals but if you stop me and say “Rock My Bot Off” I’ll pull out a card and pen and draw a robot for you right there on the convention floor.
Jun 15-17 @ Charlotte Convention Center

Classes & Camps

EXPLORE THE ARTSmore info
Cartoon Crash Course 9:00-10:30
Designing like Rube Goldberg 10:30-12:00
Jun 18-22 @ The Fine Arts Center
Register your Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders

Cartoon Crash Course
Learn basics techniques used to create cartoon characters for your own comics. We will design characters, draw facial expressions, review cartooning symbols and more!  You’ll soon able to use these concepts in your own stories.
Jun 23 at 2:30 until 4:00 @ Mauldin Library
Register ages 19-101

Making Indie Comics
Create a simple comic book all by yourself! Learn the secrets of sequential storytelling as J Chris Campbell guides you through the process of creating an 8-page mini-comic. Start small and learn techniques to make your own comics.
Jun 30 at 2:30 until 4:00 @ Mauldin Library
Register ages 19-101

Robots & Rockets
Learn to draw and decorate rockets. Cartoon robot facial expressions, parts and pieces.
Jul 10 at 3:30 until 4:30 @ Berea Library
Jul 11 at 3:30 until 4:30 @ Augusta Road
Jul 12 at 3:30 until 4:30 @ Five Forks
Register ages 6-12

Cartoon Crash Course
Learn basics techniques used to create cartoon characters for your own comics. We will design characters, draw facial expressions, review cartooning symbols and more!  You’ll soon be able to use these concepts in your own stories.
Jul 13 at 3:30 until 4:30
Register ages 9-14

Incredible Comic Artistsmore info
I’ll be a part of this camp at our wonderful Children’s Museum.Explore the magic behind comics and learn what makes superhero characters extraordinary, plus work with a local comic artist and create  unique comic characters – from an initial sketch to the final design.
July 16 – 20 @ The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Register ages K-1st and 2nd-3rd