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My videos- now on Epic!

Hey there- I hope you’re having a great summer; especially my educator friends!  I wanted to post a quick update for you; as it’s been a busy past few months around here. First off; I’ve moved!  I now live in the Charleston, SC area, the beautiful low country!  I’ll still be traveling to schools in North and South Carolina to present my cartooning and comics programs, and I especially look forward to next month’s Artist Booking Fair in Raleigh, NC, hosted by the United Arts Council of Wake County.  Please come say hello if you’re going to be there!...

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Merry Christmas!

During this season of both thanks and giving, I’d like to say a big “thank you” and Merry Christmas to the many school teachers, librarians, cultural arts representatives, elementary school staffs and corporate clients with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past year! Here’s just one example of the joy I receive when working on projects associated with kids.  I recently created a Christmas coloring page for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. to use at their many Explorer’s Christmas Project outreach events.  I attended one such event, the “Eggnog Jog” at the Charlotte Motor Speedway- and was gifted my own “Officer Blue” coloring page, colored nicely by a very young artist named Khylen!    I always enjoy the gift of art!  Officer Blue is the CMPD’s mascot and is utilized for educational events organized through the community services division.  I was fortunate enough to have designed the costume character version of Officer Blue a few years back for the awesome Grey Seal Puppets company, who fabricated the costume.  2017 also saw me complete a 24-page story and activity book for the CMPD, focused on bullying and safety for children, which they distribute throughout CMS schools and at community events.  I am happy to be a part of this educational initiative and for the opportunity to continue working with 2 great clients, the CMPD and Grey Seal...

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Something’s different around here!

It looks like the Stupid Evil Cat is baffled as to what is going on here! He’s scratching his head over the new look to the website, with the focus now on my blog. This has been a long time coming, and it means that I will try and share more news related to my freelance work as well as my school programs, events and appearances. My good friend and editor Janna Morishima has been (kindly) cracking the whip for a long time; trying to get me to blog more frequently, due to the increase in showing up in searches and such. So, time to kick it up a notch! I’ll try and be brief with my posts- nobody wants to read a bunch of wordy nonsense now, do they? I have been working on a really cool project for a client recently that I can’t wait to show off- I promise to share news and images...

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Catching up with cartooning friends!

Pictured with me is Emma, my young cartoonist friend from Harris Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, NC.  She came up to me to say hello recently at the United Arts Council of Wake County’s artist conference.  Emma is an enthusiastic student who participated in one of my Kids Make Comics! residency programs last year, but it gets better than that.  You see- Emma goes to a year-round school; a schedule that has her in class for several weeks, then out on break for a couple…year round.  It so happened that my residency at her school was scheduled during a week that...

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Cartooning Videos for KIDS!

Calling all kids ages 7 and up who enjoy drawing and making comics!  I recently worked with the great folks at Professor Garfield to produce a series of videos called KIDS MAKE COMICS!  The topics for each video come from my school programs, where I teach students in elementary schools how to make their own comics.   Currently there are 5 videos, but I have plans for more!  You will also find downloadable activity sheets and comic templates that you can then print at home.  Professor Garfield has 2 websites, where you can see the videos. is a Flash site;...

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