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Date:2015-02-02 12:38
Subject:Hourly Comics Day 2015!

Hi LJ, it's been a while. I still post art to my blog and also Tumblr and am mostly on Twitter and Facebook.

Yesterday was Hourly Comics Day so click this link to read all of my panels from the day.


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Date:2014-11-07 11:59
Subject:The Collected Counter Attack! hardcover book is now available

I've spent most of this month sending out copies of The Collected Counter Attack! to all of my Kickstarter backers. That means that the hardcover book is now available in my online shop if you missed the campaign or just want to spread the cat comics love. You can also get a cute 4 inch cat sticker from the shop and a bundle of my auto-biographical Urban Nomad comics. The Collected Counter Attack! will be available at a special sale price until the end of November, perfect for the holiday gift season.

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Date:2014-07-04 10:48
Subject:The Collected Counter Attack! now available on Gumroad

Happy 4th of July! To everyone who backed my Kickstarter for the Collected Counter Attack!, the digital PDF was sent out to you this week. And for anyone who missed the Kickstarter, it's also available on Gumroad at a special sale price until the end of the day on Monday July 7th.

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Date:2014-03-31 12:52
Subject:MoCCA Fest this weekend!

MoCCA is my home town comic show and I'll be there this weekend at table H9 with my friend Alison Wilgus. I'll have copies of my other self-published comics like Urban Nomad, mini zines about freelancing and shuttered music venues, and Cooking Up Comics magnets. I will also have some new cat stickers from The Collected Counter Attack!

If any of you are in New York, I would love to meet you in person!

I'm also helping organize the Drink and Draw Like a Lady party which is a women in comics event on Friday April 4th. If you are a woman who enjoys comics, please stop by The Productive (an awesome, woman-owned, co-working space) starting at 7 pm. The beautiful art for this years' flyer was done by Carey Pietsch and the party is sponsored in part by Work Made for Hire (Creative business advice for creative people).

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Date:2014-02-23 14:27
Subject:The final hours of The Collected Counter Attack! Kickstarter!

We're in the final 24 hours of The Collected Counter Attack! Kickstarter and we're only $45 away from another stretch goal: a cat sticker sheet for everyone above the $20 reward tier! Thank you to everyone who has pledged and spread the word. I can't wait to get these books to the printer in the next couple of weeks!

Also if you're in NYC, you might want to check out the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival next weekend. I'll be walking around and might do a comic review of my experience like I did last year with the Just Food Conference.

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Date:2014-02-21 16:53
Subject:Announcing stretch goals for The Collected Counter Attack!

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, it looks like The Collected Counter Attack has passed its' funding goal! I announced a few stretch goals this afternoon and a new digital tier for additional cat avatars. Only a few days left to reserve your own copy of this 180 page hardcover cat comic. Funding ends this Monday February 24th at noon (eastern time)!

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Date:2014-02-17 11:18
Subject:New interview about The Collected Counter Attack!

I did an interview with Rob from Panel Patter last week and it's up on the site now! He asks some questions about the Collected Counter Attack and some of my other work as well. My interview is here.

We're in the last week of the Kickstarter for The Collected Counter Attack! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far and helped to spread the word. The campaign ends next Monday at noon, so now is the perfect time to check out the partially animated video I made for it if you haven't already.

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Date:2014-02-13 22:30
Subject:Happy Veggie Valentine's Day!

I painted some cute fruit and veggie valentines that I hope will hold you over for a bit longer. I don't mind if you share these online, but please link back to or!

There are still a few days left to pledge to The Collected Counter Attack! I'm at the halfway point and still appreciate everyone sharing the link with your friends who like cats. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far! If the campaign is successful, I'm considering doing a Kickstarter to print a Cooking Up Comics book...

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Date:2014-02-12 14:06
Subject:11 days left!

Aww Moe and Fidget were being friends this morning! A reminder that there are only 11 days left to pledge to make The Collected Counter Attack a nice hardcover book! It won't happen if we don't reach our funding goal!

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Date:2014-02-07 13:57
Subject:New Kickstarter update!

I posted an update with some before and after photos of new panel art for The Collected Counter Attack! Go check it out!

Here's a peek at one of them:

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Date:2014-02-02 14:09
Subject:Hourly Comics Day 2014!

Yesterday was Hourly Comics Day! I actually left the house this year and went to the Central Park Zoo with old friends and later a dessert themed bar with new cartooning friends. You can see all of my hourly comics and zoo sketches at my blog.

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Date:2014-01-31 12:08
Subject:The Collected Counter Attack!

Hello and Happy New Year! I've been away from the blog for a little bit but I've been busy organizing my next major comic project. Don't worry, I'll be back to Cooking Up Comics soon.

In the meantime, I'm excited to announce that my Kickstarter campaign launches today for The Collected Counter Attack! I'm raising funds to collect the 5 existing issues of my cat comic series along with 3 new issues worth of work into a pretty hardcover book. Please check out my campaign video and consider donating to help make this a reality. If funds are tight, please share my campaign with friends. It helps to spread the word! Thanks!

I still love you LJ, but if you want more frequent updates you can always follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook page.

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Date:2013-12-31 12:05
Subject:2013 Review

Hi LJ! It's been a while. But I still can't think of a better place to do a little 2013 review with photos than here. Some crazy stuff happened in 2013: Aside from getting married, I learned to dance a box step, served on a jury, planned a wedding, camped in a house that is a former church, participated in Picture Book Idea Month, shot a firearm at a shooting range, chased a chicken and visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to name a few. There were some not so awesome times this year, but I think those were outshone by all the good stuff. :)


Photo countdown after the cutCollapse )

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Date:2013-11-25 00:05
Subject:Green Bean Casserole and donations to the Philippines

I decided to split the difference from missing last week due to a crazy workload and post the next recipe today instead of this Wednesday. I've also compiled a handy list of links to my Thanksgiving friendly recipes in this weeks' post. So head over to Cooking Up Comics to check it out!

Don't forget that I'm also donating the proceeds from my online comic sales to the Red Cross to aid the Philippines until December 16th! Over $50 has been raised so far and I would love to make it an even $100 by the 16th! If comics aren't your thing, please consider donating directly to the Red Cross or another reputable charity to aid the Philippines.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

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Date:2013-11-13 09:07
Subject:Vegetarian Stuffing

Getting in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner at Cooking Up Comics with a recipe for Vegetarian Stuffing!

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Date:2013-10-30 11:03
Subject:Spicy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin season is in full swing, so this week's recipe comic is for Spicy Vegan Pumpkin Pie! Happy Halloween from Cooking Up Comics!

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Date:2013-10-17 17:07
Subject:Aloo Gobi recipe

If you love Indian food, you'll enjoy this week's recipe comic for Aloo Gobi at Cooking Up Comics!

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Date:2013-10-09 00:07
Subject:New recipe comic for Chai Tea!

I've been neglecting LJ lately, but if you check out the full recipe at Cooking Up Comics you'll get links to some of the stuff I've been up to lately. Happy Vegetarian Awareness Month!

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Date:2013-09-12 11:12
Subject:I'll be at SPX this weekend!

I'll be at SPX this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 14th and 15th) in Bethesda, Maryland! I'm pretty excited since I've been hearing good things about SPX for years but this is the first time I'm getting down there to exhibit. I'll be at table W17A along the wall right next to my awesome friend Alison Wilgus who also has a cool cat-themed comic! Here is a handy map of the convention center and where my table is:

I'll have a reprint of Urban Nomad #3 and the first printing of Urban Nomad #4 which is returning after a 3 year hiatus. I'm really happy with the selection of stories in UN 4 and I hope you'll enjoy them too! Here's a sneak peek of the new book, fresh from the printer:

I got my books in the mail yesterday and they look fantastic! Here's a peek at the back of Urban Nomad #4:

I'll also have a bunch of one page minis including Rock On! about my favorite shuttered music venues in NYC and an illustrated guide of Money-Saving Freelance Tips.

If you want Cooking Up Comics magnets, Conan the Librarian prints or the last of the Counter Attack mini comics, be sure to get there early on Saturday as I have limited numbers of all of these things.

I was interviewed by Newsarama for their SPX spotlight and it went up today! I talk about some of my new comics and also give a quick recipe for sauteed Swiss Chard!

I'm linking to Sara of Hey Pais awesome advice for exhibiting at SPX, or any convention for that matter.

Hope to see you in Maryland this weekend!

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
& Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Saturday September 14 (11 am to 7 pm)
Sunday September 15 (12 pm to 6 pm)

One day membership $10
Weekend membership $15

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Date:2013-08-14 01:23
Subject:Recipe comic for Weeknight Rice and Beans

This week's recipe is for Weeknight Rice and Beans!

I don't know how many people visit my LJ anymore or click through the links, but I'll add the text from the post anyway:

It looks like I'll be taking another short hiatus from updating Cooking Up Comics. I've run out of buffer and it takes 20 plus hours a week to draw and paint each comic which I don't have to spare at the moment. If you don't follow my Twitter, I'm also finishing up my comic Urban Nomad #4 for SPX in September. Here is a photo I took last week of an inked panel:

My finances are a bit dire right now and I'm scraping together funds to print Urban Nomad #4 and reprint Urban Nomad #3 in the next few weeks. I'm also hoping I won't have to cancel my appearance at MICE in Massachusetts later in September. So if you want to help out please consider ordering a comic or a Conan the Librarian print from my online store or hitting the donation button to PayPal any amount. I'll also be at Pete's Mini Zine Fest in Brooklyn on August 24th if you like to get your comics and zines in person!

Thanks for understanding about the hopefully short hiatus. Please check out the recipe index for plenty of recipes to make until I'm able to get back on top of updates.

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