Watercolor Owlies for a great cause, 2015! :)

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. 115 babies are born with this genetic disorder each day. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington’s Disease combined.

As part of NF Awareness Month, I painted two 5″x7″ watercolor Owly doodles that are ready to frame and will be auctioned on eBay from May 8th to May 18th.

Doodle 1 features Owly and Wormy having a great time with their birdy friends and new foster doggy, Gizmo. Doodle 2 features Owly and Wormy planting some flowers for their hummingbird friends!

It’s an unpredictable disease that causes tumors to form on the nerves. Depending on their location, these tumors can cause disfigurement, dysfunction, deafness or blindness. In the wrong place they can be fatal. If that weren’t enough, NF can also cause learning disabilities, seizures, bone deformity, and cancer. Despite the many researchers studying this devastating condition, there is still no cure, and treatments are largely inadequate.

I lost my cousin, Kathleen to NF. She was a kind and lovely soul and I will do anything I can to help others affected with this horrible disease.

100% of the funds raised will benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis by providing education, advocacy, coalitions, research for treatments, and a cure. I don’t do paintings like this at shows, so if you’ve ever wanted an extra-special Owly drawing, now’s your chance. There are also all kinds of other doodles by all kinds of celebrities! See the whole list here! So, bid away to help a very good cause! Thank you so so much! :)

Free Comic Book Day, 2015!

Free Comic Book Day is here again! Head on down to your favorite comic book store on Saturday May 2nd and pick up a great selection FREE comics! Just Click here to find the participating store nearest you!

I’m honored to be spending this year’s Free Comic Book Day as a guest of the incredible Dr. No’s in Marietta, Georgia! I’ll be signing anything you’d like and doing sketches along with my friends Brian Reber, Van Jensen and many more!!

But hey, if you’re not in the Marietta area, there’s no need to feel left out, Free Comic Book Day is a wold-wide event! All you have to do is walk into any comic book store and you’ll get a selection of comic books and meet other artists for absolutely FREE! Find a participating shop near you by clicking here and get there early to get the comics you want!

I hope to have a brand new stand-alone Owly free comic out in time for next year! Until then I hope you all have an amazing Free Comic Book Day! ^,^

On our way to Greenville & Seattle!

Owly and I are delighted to be on our way back to Greenville, South Carolina March 21st-22nd for the sophomore year of the SC ComiCon!

As always, I’ll be selling and signing Owly books, shirts, prints, baby prints, buttons, magnets, hats, original art, toys and all of the other Owly merchandise, as well as drawing custom Owly Commissions!

I’ll be at the show all weekend, hanging out with our good friends J. Chris Campbell, Duane Ballenger, Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Justin Gammon, Matthew Smith, Rico Renzi, and more! It’s going to be incredible! :)

Right after we get back from Greenville, Owly and I are excited to return as guests at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Washington this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 27th-29th)! We absolutely love this amazing show and cannot wait to to be back in the Pacific Northwest! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by the convention and say, “Hi!”

I’ll be at the show all three days and I’ll be setup in Artist’s Alley, along with my friends David Petersen, Katie Cook and Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, Lucy Knisley, and many, many more! It’s gonna be awesome! We hope to see you there!!! ^,^