Saturday, November 2, 2013

Artisphere Chalk Drawing

Some pictures of the chalkboard drawing that I made on Halloween, at Artisphere, as part of the D.C. Conspiracy's MAGIC BULLET exhibit.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! A free mini-comic for the holiday ....

I'll also be the artist-in-resident tonight and Saturday morning, for the MAGIC BULLET exhibit at Artisphere. I should have some copies of this comic and some cards of Aunt Elizabeth, while they last, for anyone who stops by!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Aunt Elizabeth

A pre-Halloween treat for everyone!

I'll be the artist in residence this week at the MAGIC BULLET exhibit at Artisphere, in Rosslyn. It's the last week to check it out. I'll be drawing a mural on Thursday, Halloween night, and working on a newspaper page on Saturday afternoon. It's the last week of the exhibit, so come by and check it out! I'm hoping to have some "Aunt Elizabeth" cards and maybe a mini-comic to give out for free to folks who show up on Thursday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October Owl

An owl for October ... for H'owlween, of course.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Artisphere reception

Tonight, from 6-9 pm, come by Artisphere, in Rosslyn, to see original art from the comic newspaper MAGIC BULLET, and to hang with the artists!

Information here

Monday, September 16, 2013


Check out some photos of SPX, going up on the DC Conspiracy's tumblr

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SPX, September 14-15

From the DC Conspiracy blog ...


The DC Conspiracy will once again be at the Small Press Expo. (For some of our members, this will be their 10th straight SPX as an exhibitor.) This year, we’re consolidating our forces into a single unified 5-table (w10-w15) storefront. You will still be able to find and purchase all of your favorite comics by DC Conspiracy members, but now you’ll be able to do it all at once. Think of it as a real life DC Conspiracy Distro shop.

With the new set-up we’ll be taking turns with dedicated signing times and shifts manning the store, so if there is someone you are most interested in having autograph your book, please check out the schedule. (A downloadable pdf is available here.)

SATURDAY (signing):
11:00 - 12:20 Rafer Roberts / Troy-Jeffrey Allen
12:20 - 1:40 Rafer Roberts / Shawn Murphy
1:40 - 3:00 Chris Mararac / Jason Axtell
3:00 - 4:20 Jacob Warrenfeltz / Andrew Cohen
4:20 - 5:40 Matt Dembicki / Steve Artley
5:40 - 7:00 Matt Dembicki / Mike Cowgill

SATURDAY (store):
11:00 - 1:00 Matt Dembicki / Andrew Cohen / Chris Mararac
1:00 - 3:00 Matt Dembicki / Jake Warrenfeltz / Steve Artley
3:00 - 5:00 Jason Axtell / Zarmina Sulaiman / Shawn Murphy
5:00 - 7:00 Zarmina Sulaiman / Rafer Roberts / Troy-Jeffrey Allen

SUNDAY (signing):
12:00 - 1:00 Rafer Roberts / Jay Payne
1:00 - 2:00 Rafer Roberts / Nick Allen
2:00 - 3:00 Chris Mararac / Jason Axtell
3:00 - 4:00 Jacob Warrenfeltz / Andrew Cohen
4:00 - 5:00 Matt Dembicki / Steve Artley
5:00 - 6:00 Matt Dembicki / Evan Keeling

SUNDAY (store):
12:00 - 1:30 Matt Dembicki / Andrew Cohen / Chris Mararac
1:30 - 3:00 Matt Dembicki / Jake Warrenfeltz / Steve Artley
3:00 - 4:30 Jason Axtell / Zarmina Sulaiman / Nick Allen
4:30 - 6:00 Zarmina Sulaiman / Rafer Roberts / Jay Payne

See you at SPX!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

DC Conspiracy: Comics Making Studio

No new art, but an announcement for DC Conspiracy's upcoming show at Artisphere, in Rosslyn, Virginia. It's a comic making studio in the Works in Progress gallery, and will feature original pages from the comics newspaper MAGIC BULLET as well as a rotating cast of in-studio artists drawing new pages and making comics right there. The WIP Gallery is located, appropriately enough, right in advance of the Andy Warhol exhibit that they'll be running, so you can get a double dose of culture when you go.

The show runs from August 21 - November 3.

More information on the show is here.

Awesome poster courtesy of Evan Keeling.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"The Death of a Damn Bad Man"

A little mini-comic in honor of Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Magic Bullet Thank You Card

This is the "Thank You" card that Magic Bullet newspaper sent to all its advertisers. Each letter was done by a different artist who contributed a comic to Magic Bullet #6, and all of the contributors signed the interior.

Our editor, Carolyn Belefski, let each letter designer do whatever he or she wanted to do, so long as the letter was legible. I got to do the "Y", and just had fun with it. The other contributors were ...

T - Carolyn Belefski,
H - Rafer Roberts,
A - Matt Dembicki,
N - Jacob Warrenfeltz,
K - Steve Loya,
Y - Andrew Cohen,
O - Evan Keeling,
U - Matt Rawson,
! - William Brown,

We're currently working on Magic Bullet #7, and are actively taking advertisements. Information can be found on the "How to Advertise" page.

It's a great way to advertise a comic, blog, band, podcast, store (be it brick and mortar or online or other), radio show, magazine, or whatever else you'd like.

Plus, you just might get a cool "Thank You!" card as a gift!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tom Molineaux

I did a comic for the second issue of "The Appendix," an online history journal that embraces experimentation and non-convention. The theme for the second issue is "illusions," and my story is about a nineteenth century American boxer, who fought in England. It aims to play with the notion of chronology, and how the order in which we see events changes our understanding of them. Tom Molineaux had a pretty dramatic life, but his life means different things depending on how you view it. His contemporaries viewed his biography one way, and understood it mostly as a cautionary tale of dissipation and waste. Now, we tend to look at his life in another direction, focusing on his triumphant and culturally relevant early years, with his later decline noted more as an epilogue.

Of course, both views are accurate insofar as they go, but they're both limited by a linear approach. The comic doesn't dispute either one, but it tries to find another, different standpoint from which to examine Molineaux's life. It doesn't yield anything by way of facts or chronology, but by looking for a new means of ordering the events, it hopefully creates a new and different way of appreciating Tom Molineaux's brief and complicated life.

The comic can be read, for free, HERE.

You can help support "The Appendix," and get all of its great articles at once, by subscribing HERE.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day begins with a nutritious breakfast ...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Some New Things in Other Places

I have a few things in a number of different places, on various projects ... First up, is the DC Conspiracy store. Rafer Roberts set up and is running a great little distro site for comics produced by the DC Conspiracy, a Washington, DC comic collective that I'm a part of. Take a minute to stroll through the offerings, because there's a lot of great, interesting (sometimes weird) stuff that you may be pleased to learn is existing ... THE DC CONSPIRACY STORE

Speaking of the DC Conspiracy ... we've put out another issue of our ongoing project, Magic Bullet. Magic Bullet #6 is the most recent iteration of our comic newspaper, under the new editorship of Carolyn Belefski. Not only has she helmed a super issue, but she was tireless in spearheading an advertising push that greatly helped bring this issue into fruition. Take a moment to see where / how you can get your hands on this awesome piece of independent comics goodness, and take a moment to peruse the advertisers who showed their support for such a venture. MAGIC BULLET #6

I also have a comic running over at The Appendix, an online journal of history. It's a great effort that's kicked off its inaugural edition, featuring experimental histories. There's a lot of really interesting articles, and they're often told in original ways. The editors are very supportive of comics as a medium, and there are several comics histories to look at, including mine. It's a really interesting venture, and if you're so inclined, please consider supporting it by placing a subscription. It's a steal for the price. THE APPENDIX

Finally, you can see the cover I did for the band Bel Argosy's EP, "The Wreck of the Bel Argosy. Bel Argosy is a New York City band, and the EP has gotten some great reviews. I might selfishly point out this particular one, because it mentions the artwork that I did, but a little search will show that many other folks have also been won over by the sounds. You can listen to the tracks and buy a super special physical EP at their website ... THE WRECK OF THE BEL ARGOSY

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost has some papal ponderings. This is obviously from a sketchbook, so I apologize for any and all illegibility. You might need to open it in a new window to make it out ... although, in the end, the less you can actually read, probably the better ...