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I’ll be attending Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con from April 7-10.

I’ll be setup in Artists Alley at table F-11, next to :iconduss005:

I’ve got a variety of original sequential pages for sale from a majority of my work at DC, along with a lot of covers and sequentials I’ve drawn for DC, Boom, IDW, and Nickelodeon. Also will be available for commissions all weekend, for sketch covers and in sketchbooks. And I’ll have a few notable hardcover books I’ll be promoting at the show.  Stop by and say hi!
The next convention that I'll be attending is the Long Beach Comic Expo on February 20th and 21st. It's been nice watching this show grow each year. The Expo used to be the smaller show at the start of the year, but now it's as large as the Comic Con they put on near the end of the year.

I'll be in Artists Alley at table E6, and bringing my usual assortment of original sequential art, comics, and available for commissions & sketch covers. And a chance for you to get Dustin Nguyen and I to sign our new "Secret Hero Society" books that just debuted from SCHOLASTIC.

Also I'm going to be sitting on a panel for the show on Sunday, February 21 from 4-5pm (in the Creator's Lab room S5). It's a Make Comics panel for "An In Depth Discussion On The Art Of Inking". This should be interesting since I've actually transitioned out of inking for the most part, and seem to juggle my time spent writing or even drawing covers and sequentials. But I'm game to talk a little shop and answer questions.

Hope to see you there!

- D
Come see me at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend, September 12-13. I’ll be seated at table C5 in Artists Alley both days. Bringing original sequential pages for sale from a run of different titles, along with books, and available for commissions. This is one of the last shows of the year for me. Looking forward to seeing you there!

- D
Quickly want to promote a project I've worked on. I co-wrote a story for a great viking anthology comic called SAGAS OF THE NORTHMEN. It's a small press independent comic that has assembled a range of fantastic professionals involved, and printed in glorious black & white and greytones (in true indy comic fashion). Check out the Kickstarter page to see the talent and art samples, and if you're so inclined, to pledge to get a copy for yourself. Thanks!…
This weekend, April 18 & 19, I will be in San Jose for the Big Wow ComicFest. This is my second year doing this show, and had a great time last year. I’ll be set up in Artists Alley AA410. Bringing lots of sequential art, books, and available for commissions. Stop by and say hi!
Next up…the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend (February 28 & March 1)! I’ll be in Artists Alley at table H3, with original art, comics, and taking commissions. Will also be signing over at IDW (booth 604) from 1:00-2:00 on Sunday.  Stop on by for autographs and sketches. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

For more info on the con, go to their website:
First convention of the year (and it's free)!  For those of you in the Southern California area, I'll be at the Dave & Buster's in Orange this Saturday 11:30-5:00 for Phat Con 2015. I'll have original art, comics, available for commissions and signing. Should be fun!

For more info, just check out their Facebook page:…

Hope to see ya there!
It’s that time of year again! I’ll be at the New York convention on October 9-12.

My ARTISTS ALLEY table is H2, right next to :iconduss005:

I will have books, sketch covers, am available for commissions, and I’m bringing a vast range of original sequential art from the 15 years I’ve worked in comics. A majority of pages from DC Comics (most recently new Robin pages from Batman And Robin: Future’s End, as well as pages from Batman, Detective Comics, Streets Of Gotham, Batgirl, Secret Origins, Superman/Batman). And pages from my time at Marvel, Dark Horse, and other independent publishers. Also an affordable stack of pages in the $25 range, for those interested in joining the original art market on a budget.

I have one signing this year over at the IDW booth (#1844) on Friday Oct.10 from 1:00-2:00pm. Otherwise, I’ll be camped out the entire time in Artists Alley sketching, signing, and greeting all of you.

Always enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones.  Stop by and say hi!

- D
I'll be attending Long Beach Comic Con this weekend, and setup at Artists Alley table #1009. I'll have sequential art, blank covers, and comics to sell and autograph. And I'll be available for commissions as well.

And for the kids out there, I'll be on the "Kids Get-A-Sketch" panel on Sunday from 11:30-12:30 in Room 102A, where I'll be sketching free for kids. So bring those sketchbooks along or I'll also have paper.

Looking forward to the show and seeing everyone!

- D
Once more into the fray…

Will be at San Diego Comic Con this week. My 20th appearance in as many years. Crazy!

Unlike all those other years though, I'm not going for the week long marathon of the full show. Will be there just a couple days. No table. But a couple signings you can track me down to get books autographed and probably a free head sketch.

Friday        10:00-11:00am = DC Signing (booth #1915)
Saturday    3:30-4:30pm =  DC Signing (booth #1915)

See you guys there!

- D
My next con appearance will be in Denver on June 13-15. It’s my first time at this show and they were kind enough to invite me out to take part. Looking forward to it, as the last time I was in Denver, it was a layover that involved sleeping overnight in the airport. Hoping for a better experience this time :)

I’ll be bringing a little bit of everything this time…original sequential art, blank covers, comics, and available for commissions. I’ll be seated at table C17 in Artists Alley. Stop on by to say hi!

- D
Convention season is in full swing. Next up for me is the Big Wow ComicFest in San Jose on May 17 & 18. This is the first time for me doing this show. With such a great guest list, I’m looking forward to it!  I’m seated at booth 511R in Artists Alley. I’ll have various comics I’ve worked on available, sketch covers, original sequential art, and open commissions. Come by and say hi!

- D
It's that time again! Happy to be returning to Seattle's Emerald City Con on March 28-30. I'll be setup in Artists Alley at table EE-02.  I'll be bringing original art from the books I've worked on (Batman, Detective Comics, Streets Of Gotham, Justice League Beyond, Adventure Time), along with some Li'l Gotham TPBs & sketch covers, and available for commissions. And autographing any books you bring to the show. If there's any specific pages of art you're looking for, drop me a line.

I'll also be doing panels/signings on the following days:

1:00-2:00    signing at the DC Entertainment booth  (#1802)
5:00-5:50    DC Entertainment: All Access panel (Room TCC 301)

11:00-11:50am    IDW: Super Secret Cartoon Network panel (Room TCC 301)

See everyone there!

- D
It's official. I'll be writing the new Dexter's Laboratory comic for IDW, reteaming with my "Batman Li'l Gotham" editor, Sarah Gaydos! As a fan of the show, the fun is just beginning. You can check out our interview here……

- D
I'll be attending the Long Beach show November 23 and 24. I'll be bringing original sequential pages & covers, various comics, and doing sketches.

Anyone interested in getting a pre-show commission should contact me with their request before the con. Larger or more detailed pieces I only take before the show. I will have a very limited amount of Li'l Gotham sketch covers available. Also anyone looking for specific pages from my runs on Detective Comics, Streets Of Gotham, Batgirl, Justice League Beyond, Adventure Time and others; feel free to drop a line.

I haven't been to Long Beach since its first year, so I'm excited to see how its grown in the meantime. Looking forward to the show and seeing everyone there!

- D
*** UPDATE - I will be appearing on the DC All Access Panel for Friday at the convention (1:30-2:30). And signing at the DC table EE1 in Artist Alley for Saturday (1:30-2:30). All other time will be spent at my Artist Alley table G2. I'll have a range of original pages from Adventure Time, Detective Comics, Streets Of Gotham, Justice League Beyond, Batgirl, Batman, and more. Will have a small amount of Lil Gotham blank covers for commissions and will be drawing sketchbook commissions as well. If there are any pre-con requests, please contact me soon.

After being away a couple of years, I'm excited to be returning to the New York Comic Con this year! I'll be seated at table G2 in Artists Alley. I'm planning on bringing a range of original art (Adventure Time, Powerpuff Girls, Justice League Beyond, Batman) as well as having some blank Li'l Gotham sketch covers available for the show.

For the first time, I'm taking a limited amount of pre-show commissions. These will be 12x18" pen & ink on bristol of one or multiple characters. These will be the only larger sized commissions I will be doing before show. I will be available for drawing smaller sketchbook or sketch cover commissions for anyone walking up to the table.

Drop me a note if you're interested on a pre-show commission, and I'll send over pricing detail. Payment is up front and you must be at the show to pick up the artwork.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks!

- D
As a reminder to both new and old viewers, do yourself a favor and come check out my blog. I go more in depth behind-the-scenes on projects and issues I'm writing, the creative process working in comics as a writer and artist, and other various topics that spring to mind.

Deviant provides me a nice outlet to show some of my pencils and inks. And my blog provides the process behind the ideas that make the stories. Would love to have more people check it out, comment, and ask questions. Happy to share my thoughts.

- D
It's that time again. Will be going to San Diego to help DC promote Batman: Li'l Gotham and the "Villain's Month" Poison Ivy story I've written.

Those looking to find me at the Con, here's my schedule for panels I'm on and signings:

11:30-12:30 DC Entertainment All Access panel (Room 6DE)
2:00-3:00 DC Digital panel (Room 6DE)

1:00-2:00 DC Booth Signing (#1915)

And if you bring one of those blank covers of Li'l Gotham #4 on Sunday to the signing, I'll be happy to draw a Li'l sketch on it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Laziness. It's the kryptonite to any creativity. Heck, to any living and breathing person. Add to that…comfortability. To sort of settle in to something, get locked in, and bunker down. To get too comfortable.

I've been working in comics now going on 14 years. At my most ambitious would be those years just trying to break in. The hours spent chained to a table, working on your craft throughout the day into the middle of the night, and forgoing time spent with family, friends, other entertainment, food, and sleep. You're juggling school, a day job (in my case, a night shift), and still working on samples. Sending photocopies off through snail mail (ahhh…those were the days before the internet really took over). And attending as many conventions to talk to editors and get portfolios reviewed. It's a time of great ambition to get that foot in the door. That toe in the door.

And it doesn't stop there. After you're in, then comes the true test. The work. The deadlines. Juggling projects. The downtime between projects. The hunt for work. The networking. The conventions (now behind the table instead of in front of it). You're now "in", but can you stay in.

For the longest time, I was very comfortable being an inker. It's a very technical, grueling, and arguably under-appreciated profession. Applying ink over another artist so you can collaborate to create a final image. A final product. In some ways, I'd even say it can cater to a lazy artist. A comfortable artist. In that, you don't have to start from scratch. You don't have to stare at that blank page. You get pencils sent to you, or in some cases you print them out, and you have everything right there before you to start. You don't have that trepidation that comes with an empty piece of paper. The frustration that comes with trying to create from scratch, erase, try again, erase, get frustrated, tear the page up and try again. Once an inker gets a page, they can literally grab a good night's rest, wake up, roll out of bed, pick up their brush and pen, and start. Sure we might slowly warm up and get adjusted the longer we ink on that page. Or some days the ink doesn't flow as nice as we'd like. But there's a comfortability factor of having the page already half done in front of you on the table, and then you come in and complete its journey.

I was content being an inker. Just an inker. For many years of my career. It can even be both an enviable feeling along with feeling sorry for those that only want to ink.  Again, it's a thankless profession, admired mostly by the penciller that works with the inker, as well as the hardcore fan that appreciates the delicacy of the work. And I was comfortable doing that. Years of it and only it. But you get restless and you want more. You want to achieve more.

Props to all the inkers that only ink and make a long career of it (20 or 30 years of it). They hone their craft. They get known working over various pencillers. Some of them become interchangeable while others are known as a team, when you think of one, you think of the other. But I'm always surprised and slightly saddened by those inkers that last as long as they do. The ones that stick it out and actually retire ONLY as an inker. To be so focused. To be so content. I see it as liking pizza. I love pizza. But I don't want to eat pizza every day, every year, for 30 years. Even with different toppings. I still have other tastes. I still want more variety.

Writing definitely scratches that itch. What I'm not able to achieve visually, I'm unhindered by with my words and imagination. And we've had some great inkers in comics that started out but then grew into great writers. And I'm quite surprised there aren't more of them out there. As inking jobs start becoming few and far between, that we don't start seeing more inkers try their hands at writing and pencilling. Some do. But there are those just happy where they're at. Inking got my foot in the door. And once there, it was maybe a sideways attempt at using that opportunity to have a chance to write. Plus it's nice to know my time in college and my English degree can actually can start paying off!

I've also been enjoying the collaborative aspect of writing with other writers. I think so few do that. So many, understandably, have their own ideas. Their own solo voice to tell the stories they want to tell. I have that too. But I also enjoy the aspect of working with a writing partner on various projects. You learn from each other. You find out your weaknesses as well as your strengths. You balance each other out. You learn to adapt, to focus on what's important (and cut out what isn't). You become generous and learn how to share. You champion the end goal. You share the reward.

Drawing is probably the next goal at this point. It's been a frustration of not being able to apply what I see in my mind, through my hand, to the pencil, onto the blank page. Artists are our own worst critics, and self hate always keeps me away from the pencil. But when I would pick it up, drawing was always something I did to humor others, and when inspired, also myself. But I'm slowly starting to get that itch. To maybe start to do something more with it. Draw stories. Have fun again. Just another facet to explore when I feel creative.

At this point, I feel like I never want to only ink or only write or only draw. Ideally I enjoy a little bit of everything. A smorgasbord (very appropriate to part of my Swedish heritage)…a buffet of some inking, some writing, some drawing. Every day you end up scratching a different itch. It keeps things alive and moving forward.

In the end, it all comes down to doing what you love. You might just love one thing and doing that forever to perfection or trying to reach that perfection. Others might like to try a range of stuff. Dabble in a few things. Stop with one, start with another. But I think it starts to come down to getting out of that comfort zone. To be scared but also exhilarated. To grow. To reach for new things.

To stretch!
After being away last year, I'm returning to the convention and looking forward to it!

You can find me in Artists Alley at table M-15, next to partner-in-crime :iconduss005:

I believe I'll also be on a DC related panel on Friday.

I'll be bringing plenty of original sequentials from my work on Justice League Beyond, Streets Of Gotham, Detective Comics, Batman, and Batgirl. Some originals of my own art. And will be available for commissions, whether I'm providing the paper or if you bring your sketchbooks or sketch comic covers. And of course, happy to sign any books you bring as well.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

- D