"Return to Normalcy" was the campaign promise of President Warren G. Harding. The gist being; let's get America back to it's pre World War 1 days. Focus on things at home instead of abroad. I didn't know that when I was in high-school. To me the phrase sounded innocuous, like something you'd read in the dialogue of Far Side or Non Sequitur. That, and it sounded so dumb. So I slapped the title on my comics and passed them out to my friends and teachers. I got a few yuks and kept drawing.
In 2016 I began drawing comics under that banner again. It lasted a year until my film career made it impossible to keep updating with quality. I’ve collected them in a full color edition comic that I offer at Zinefests and Comic Festivals.
It is my hope that I can return to this full time one day. You can find the site here.
Fiends and Fortunes aka "The Fortune Teller Project"
One day my wife brought home a fortune teller that one of her students had made for her english class. After folding it a couple of times I thought about how I have never seen a comic in the style of fortune teller (though I’m sure that it’s been done.)
Conceived as a “choose your own adventure”/ dungeon and dragons style device, it was a fun exploration of comics as objects. I will be offering this for the first time in February 2019, and will most likely return to the form again soon.
The Nihilist's Coloring Book
What can I say? This is a cash grab to the coloring book phase that has taken book stores by storm. I won’t talk about what’s inside, but I can guarantee that it will satisfy the pitch black heart of the Nihilist in your life.
Plus it comes with a free crayon.
One day, while hammered in a bar, I drew an adorable boy made out of dicks. My college friend Dan named them Dick Boys and the name stuck.
While the comic is technically not safe for work, the goal is to make people laugh without ever being too gross or crass. I update this through Instagram which you can find here. Again this comic is not safe for work. Because of the dicks.