Comic convention season is off to an excellent start with ECCC and another amazing TCAF under our belts. We’re also scheduled to exhibit at VANCAF (May 24-25), TAAFI (June 14) and the Kids Read Comics festival (June 21).
Also, if you happen to find yourself flying through Toronto over the next couple months, check out the art exhibit “Black, White and Read All Over” at the Pearson Airport gallery (terminal 1) which showcases Canadian cartoonists (and includes a lil’ space for me!)
Hey Seattle! Emerald City Comic Con is in two weeks and I’ll be exhibiting at booth #308 with my brother Shaggy and our pal Tony Cliff (creator of the action adventure delight “Delilah Dirk”!)
We’re in a great spot next to comic publishing biggies “Dark Horse” and “Image Comics” as well as my comic hero Jeff Smith’s own publishing house “Cartoon Books.” We’d love to see YOU! Come hang out and chat with us and take a look at our comics, prints, originals, and other merchandise (and maybe buy a thing or two, wink wink!)
Chris Howard of comicbookdaily.com wrote a good review about Shrub Monkeys in his “Webcomic Walkabout” segment. There was one particular paragraph that stood out to me as both a fair critique and a kind compliment:
“The comic is a sideline, done for fun, so don’t expect finely crafted, well honed material. This is the animators hobby art. But here’s the thing. When your day job is a chef, or concert pianist, the food you cook for fun or the music you play off stage is STILL gonna be pretty fine. But it will be relaxed, playful, open to experiments and above all, done for the joy of it.”
The rest of the review can be read here. Thanks Chris!