May 24th, 2013
Back in early April, while I was prepping for the 2013 Boston Comic Con, I did an interview with Casey Ryan for his radio show The Cutting Room Floor. It was a great interview, and I had an absolute blast chatting with him about the new Peanizles book, It’s Pronounced Pea-Nih-Zles, and all things Peanizles related. And I was planning to post the link here, but then the bombings at the Boston Marathon happened, and everything sort of got jumbled together in strange sort of limbo as Boston literally shut-down for over a day, and life as we knew it came to a stand still. The Boston Comic Con was canceled (but thankfully the organizers have been able to find a new venue and a new date, August 3-4) and my interview kind of got caught up in the mess.
But here it is for you all to enjoy!
If you’ve ever wondered how you pronounce Peanizles, if you’ve ever wondered how I cam up with the name Peanizles, if you’ve ever wanted to learn a little about this particular cartoonists views on cartooning and cartoonists, this interview is definitely for you.
Click here for the interview.
May 17th, 2013
For this installment of Fan Art Friday, we have this awesome comic strip sent in by 10 year old Isabella U., of Methuen, Massachusetts. Isabella included Chuck and Succotash in their very own urban start up company, the Barber Shop. Chuck has left his indelible fashion sense on her very own charcters. He’ll do that to you.
And keep those drawings coming!
April 29th, 2013
There’s five day’s left until Free Comic Book Day 2013!
This Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day 2013, and I’ll be at Comically Speaking, in Reading, Massachusetts. I’ll be there signing comics, drawing sketches, and this year it’ll be the unofficial premier of the first Peanizles book!
The book is 114 full-color pages of comics. It also has original drawings, and the two of the very first comic of Chuck and the gang that ever premiered. Plus, there’s guest characters, and a very special appearance by Stan “The Man” Lee himself.
I’ll be joined by Adam Miller, the amazingly creative mind behind the uber popular Zombie anthology series Zombie Bomb.
So, what are you waiting for? Mark it down on your calendar and I’ll see you there!
April 19th, 2013
This year’s Boston Comic Con is going to be a big deal.
This year Boston, my home town, my city, has been through a lot this week. And none of it was good. There has been terrible pain, anguish, and fear felt throughout Boston, the country, and the world. And through all of that there have just been the most amazing, wondrous people who remind us that most people are good, and decent, and most importantly human.
This year’s Boston Comic Convention has been uplifted with a universal show of amazing support from artists and creators. People are not letting this deter them from coming to Boston. In fact, it’s seemed to have done quite the opposite. People are more determined more than ever to make their way to Boston. individuals who weren’t initially scheduled to attend this year’s convention have rallied together and have been added to the guest list. And it just makes me glad. It gives me such amazing feeling of hope and a feeling of solidarity. and that we can overcome whatever heinous acts a few twisted individuals try to create.
And Peanizles will be at this year’s Boston Comic Con. This year’s convention will be the premier event for the new Peanizles book. A 114 page, full-color trade paperback collection of Peanizles comics. I’ll be signing book, doing sketches, and looking forward to being a part of something very special this year.
So, come on by. Be a part of something good, of something great.
April 1st, 2013
In honor of April Fool’s Day I thought I’d show off this great drawing of Chuck, Succotash, and Grace, and a graffiti-styled new logo. Chuck thinks that the new logo looks, cool, but can’t figure out why this “Don Mathias” gets top billing. A great big thanks goes out to ten year old Josh P., of Haverhill, Massachusetts, for sending this in!