Friday, November 21, 2014

What are you reading?

Are you reading Amazing Arizona Comics: The Webcomic?  The first appearance of Family Fun Bot is currently running, in color, and it's a great pre-holiday season treat!

For more Amazing Arizona Comics, look for my table at next weekend's iCon in downtown Glendale, or again at the Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest December 12-14, or even once again at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con February 13-15, 2015.  Free superhero sketches for all!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Totally Radical State Fair, Dude!

Last weekend, I posted up outside of the Arizona State Fair to offer cheap caricatures and superhero drawings . . . while waiting for the next wave of attendees to leave the Fair, I sketched Michelangelo enjoying one of the event's many delicacies . . .

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hulk Smash Arizona State Fair!

While set up outside of the Arizona State Fair, I took requests for superhero sketches, and the Hulk came up more than once.  Here he is hankering a giant turkey leg . . .

. . . and here he is enjoying one!

Hulk wasn't the only superhero at the State Fair -- don't forget to check out June Monsoon and Sam Brero's adventure at the fairgrounds, currently in progress at Amazing Arizona Comics online!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

So Long, Arizona State Fair!

On Sunday, I decided to chase a little whimsy and set up a table outside of the Arizona State Fair, offering cheap caricatures and superhero sketches to passers-by.  I joined the dozens of folks that barker water for $1 (which is a good deal, people), and a hip hop artist pushing his latest CD for a meager $2.  I only hung out for a few hours, but it was a fun experience, and I hope to set up street-side sometimes again very soon.  Here are a few of the sketches I had on the table, secured from the wind by a very wise cheer mom with the label from my new folding table.

I'll post a few more Fair table sketches during the week -- and don't forget to check out June Monsoon and Sam Brero's State Fair adventure, currently in progress at Amazing Arizona Comics online!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Speed Cameron!

On Facebook, today marks Speed Cameron's birthday, because, back in 1988, November 1st was the day my family first moved to Arizona.  I remember this because trick-or-treating was skimpy that year, lest we heave a Hefty bag of candy onto the plane.  If only we knew then that in a post-9/11 world such a feat would be impossible -- anyway, to celebrate, here's an exclusive comic strip.  This two-page spread originally appeared in the local zine Pholx back in 2011 and is now colored, thanks to my "bro-ducer" Kyle Kaz.  Enjoy!

Remember to visit the Amazing Arizona Comics webcomic tomorrow for a new strip, starring June Monsoon and Sam Brero at the Arizona State Fair!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meeting Mike Nesmith, One Year Later

I couldn't let today pass without acknowledging it as the anniversary of my meeting Mike Nesmith, the last of the Monkees that fulfilled my childhood dream of meeting them all.  Meeting Mike was an inspiration, partly because his tour conjured vivid narratives with his music, and partly because I never thought I would.  In many ways, Amazing Arizona Comics is informed by the Monkees -- both are a goofy social satire that hope to bottle certain tropes in the zeitgeist so they remain timeless.  I'll let you know how the comparison stands in about 40 years.  Until then, thank you, Mike, for being available to fans, and for growing a body of work that defies expectation.

Speaking of growing bodies of work, please visit the web adventures of Amazing Arizona Comics, for the beginning of this week's adventure featuring Zombie Santa!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Coming Soon: Zombie Santa!

This is the last week of the inaugural Amazing Arizona Comics webcomic, starring Speed Cameron in a fully colored edition of the story that premiered way back in Amazing Arizona Comics #1.  This story might be coming to a close, but the webcomic is just getting started, with the birth of Zombie Santa (pictured left) right around the corner, and then an adventure at the Arizona Fairgrounds.  It's never a dull day for Speed Cameron and the Arizonauts!  Stay tuned!