May 17, 2017

“Behold, the Emerald City!”

I’m tempted to say “the beagle has landed,” except I think Watusi’s more of a terrier…

At any rate, welcome to Oz! This double-page spread can be viewed at a larger size if you’re interested– just click on the image.

May 10, 2017

“Calmer winds ahead”

Thanks for everybody who came out to get drawings and prints during last weekend’s Free Comic Book Day at 901 Comics— I had a great time, and hope you did, too!

Up next: The Emerald City!

May 3, 2017

“Experiencing some turbulence”

That was a close call! It sounds like Minerva should have provided everybody with a pre-flight safety demonstration!

Free Comic Book Day is coming on Saturday, and this year I’ll be drawing from noon-3 at 901 Comics in Midtown Memphis; hope you can join me there … or find some free comics in your own neighborhood. Any day is a great day to read comics, but Free Comic Book Day is an especially good one; I hope you’re able to take advantage of it!

April 26, 2017

“Flight of fancy”

I don’t often do splash pages like this; especially with a week between episodes, they don’t give a lot of story content for the space they use. But since W.W. Denslow created such lovely plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I wanted to include some in my Oz story, too … and in such a way that places them in the context of the story.

On another technical note, I’m switching to present tense with my writing here. I was trying to match Baum’s use of past tense, but I just didn’t like how it meshed with spoken dialog in a comic panel. For the writers out there, compare this week’s strip to this one and this one— which sounds better to your ears?

April 19, 2017

“Tempest in a teapot”

That looks like a potent blend, indeed!

April 12, 2017

“Travel plans”

At least now we know why Minerva needed the teapot!

April 5, 2017

“What’s taking so long?!?”

You can bet that their mom found out about it soon enough…

March 29, 2017

“Fashion show”

Just because Watusi eats garbage doesn’t mean he wants to look like it!

March 22, 2017

“Say it three times fast”

It’s a good job if you can get it.

March 15, 2017

“Hold on a second!”

And, we’re off!

Settling on the visual look for a long storyline is always a little daunting, since it means I’ll need to stick to it (more or less) for a year or two until it reaches its end. Let me know what you think about this look…