Phoenix and Heroes 2014!!!

Thanks to everyone who donated and bid on the Owly Doodles! Owly Doodle 1 sold for $227.50 and Owly Doodle 2 sold for $260.00. All told, the auction raised $26,800 for the NF Network. Thank you all for your generosity!!

Owly and I are delighted to be on our way back to beautiful Phoenix, Arizona for the amazing Phoenix Comicon! We’re guests of the show and we’ll be there all day, every day, June 5th-8th! Last year was a total blast and we can’t wait to see all of our fans at this wonderful convention!! As always, I’ll be signing and selling books, shirts, prints, baby prints, buttons, magnets, hats, purses, original art, Owly Toys (back in stock!) and all of the other Owly merchandise, as well as drawing custom Owly Commissions!

After we get back from Phoenix we’re back on the road and headed to the Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina from
June 20th-22nd
! This is one of our most favorite shows and the show we’ve been attending the longest and every year it’s like a big reunion of new and old friends! :) We’ll be there all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

At the show we’ll be hanging out with my good friends Rob Venditti, Van Jensen, J.Chris, Duane Ballenger, Wes Brools, Rob Ullman, the Dollar Bin crew, Ben Towle, Terry Moore, Sarah Dyer & Evan Dorkin, and many many more!!!

It’s going to be AMAZING!!! See you there! ^,^

Heading to South Carolina!

Owly, my mom, and I are delighted to be on our way to awesome Greenville, South Carolina this weekend for the inaugural year of the SC ComiCon!

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

We’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 many, many more! It’s going to be an amazing show and we hope we see you there!!! :)

Watercolor Owlies for a great cause! :)

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 watercolor Owly doodles that will be auctioned on eBay from May 8th to May 18th.

Doodle 1 features Owly and Wormy happily playing in a forest pool with our actual fishies (Goldie II and Spotty II), who will star in the new upcoming Owly graphic novel. Doodle 2 features Owly and Wormy saying hello to a little bluebird, cardinal, and gold finch on a sunny hillside!

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 loud 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! :)