Wednesday December 30, 2015, at 4:32 pm

Looking forward!

Well, as 2015 winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and look forward.  This last year, we exhibited or spoke at five different events, some of them for the first time.  We published the collected version of Duel, complete with dozens of new pages of backstory.  (The images below are from the Lord Thornton Bartholomew’s story in that book.)  Elton also published a sci-fi novel, and we created several new prints for the convention appearances.

What’s on tap for 2016?  Well, in May we will once again be doing FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin.
PLANET COMICON in Kansas City is also moving to May this year, and we will be there for the ninth year in the row.  In August, we have been invited back to the KANSAS CITY COMIC CON, and we are looking forward to year two of that show!  There will probably be a few other appearances that pop up, but we will let you know as they develop.

What are we working on?  Well, Elton is continuing work on his novels and is finishing up a new collection of short stories that will be published soon.  We are working hard on Rook City #3 right now.  The main story features the Vlad Squad and Toby Fox, and another tale in that issue will star the Captain and Dark Star.  Once that issue is published, we will be collecting all three issues along with a lot of bonus content.  We are also working on adapting all of our comics to digital format, so it will be easier for all of you to get a hold of them.  Once Rook City is wrapped up, I will be starting a new long-term project (more details on that later).  In addition to all of this, we will be continuing Random Ink with issue #5 later in the year.

If you are reading this, we want you to know that we really appreciate you following and supporting our work!  It means a lot to know that you all are out there.  Thanks!

A beastie

Victorian Era studies

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Thursday September 17, 2015, at 6:21 am

Third Thursday Artwalk tonight!

Third Thursday Artwalk in downtown Joplin!

Here is another event for those of you who live near Joplin… Elton and I will be set up at the Third Thursday Artwalk downtown tonight from 5:30-8:30pm.  We will be located in Traders Church near 5th and Main.  We’ll have all of our comics and prints for sale, and I’ll be drawing commissions, as usual.  We hope you can stop by and say hi!

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Monday August 10, 2015, at 10:43 pm

KCCC 2015 Recap

8-bit Last Martian sculpture by Gary of 8-Bit Nerd Art!

We had a great time at the inaugural Kansas City Comic Con this weekend!  Hung out with lots of fellow creator friends, met some new ones, and enjoyed chatting with so many fans.  We’d definitely like to return next year. Check out the awesome 8-bit sculpture of the Last Martian created by our friend Gary Nap of 8-Bit Nerd Art!  We had this little guy proudly displayed at our table all weekend!

We were particularly busy with commissions this show.  Here they are (all drawn by Seth):

Kermit with a lantern ring





Raptor on a motorcycle

And another new print we had available for this show:

Ash and Buffy poster

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Thursday August 6, 2015, at 11:59 am

Kansas City Comic Con this weekend!

Kansas City Comic Con

We hope to see many of you at Kansas City’s newest convention this weekend!  We will be set up in Artists Alley at table #1316.  It looks like a great time with lots of great guests.  We will be there with new comics, novels, and prints.  As usual we will be doing commissions, too, so make sure to stop by if you want an original piece of art.

Duel Collection cover

We will have the brand new collection of our Duel stories, which collects not only the first two issues of the series, but over 30 new pages of story and art!  We’ll give some sneak peaks of the new stuff right here in the coming weeks.  In addition to this book, Elton is also premiering his new sci-fi novel, Spaceship Vision: The Impossible Dream! More details on that soon…

Here are the two new prints we will have available this year:

Spider Gwen print

Ash & Buffy print

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Thursday July 16, 2015, at 12:36 pm

Comic Creator Discussion @ Joplin Public Library

Samples from the creators' works

Here’s another cool event you local folks can check out, if you want!  I will be part of a panel discussion featuring different comic creators that is being hosted by our local library tonight @ 6pm.  The very talented creators that will be there include Jeremy Haun (Batwoman, Constantine, The Beauty), Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), and Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Capote in Kansas).  A brief signing will follow the discussion.

It should be a fun time.  I hope you can stop by!

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Tuesday March 17, 2015, at 8:51 pm

Planet Comicon 2015 Recap

Groot commission

We had another great time at Planet Comicon this year! Met tons of new people, but also saw more people from Joplin up there than ever before. Current and former students, as well as two fellow teachers from JHS (one of which was in costume). Enjoyed sketching commissions for folks, as always…

Krypto the Superdog commission for a longtime fan

Steel commission

Darkness and Angelus commission

Harley Quinn commission

We tabled next to some other great artists again, including Levi Hoffmeier, whose Mayflower comic continues to be some high-quality, sci-fi, digitally painted goodness.  You should definitely check it out!  This guy is going places…

Mayflower comic by Levi Hoffmeier

On the other side of us was Gary Nap of 8-Bit Nerd Art.  He produces very large (4 foot tall) wood pixel art of various characters.  His process for doing so is very interesting and his large pieces attracted a lot of people all weekend.  We arranged a little art trade, so you might be seeing one of our characters in this format pretty soon…

8-bit Deadpool by Gary Nap

And then, of course, there was all the great cosplay…

Cheshire Cat with a print of herself

A fellow teacher as Knives Chau

A former student as WW2 Cap

"Stan Lee" was well-protected

This convention just gets bigger and better every year.  See you there next year!

And we’re not done with appearances this year… it looks like we will be attending three more events between now and August.  Stay tuned!

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Thursday March 12, 2015, at 8:17 pm

Planet Comicon this weekend!

Hope to see you there!

Once again we will be set up for all three days of PLANET COMICON this weekend in Kansas City. This is always the highlight of the year for us and will be our eighth year in a row that we’ve set up there!  We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there.  The program guide lists us as table #2525, but we are actually at #2725 on the edge of floor.

We will have copies of Elton’s second fantasy novel in his Middlemen series:

Middlemen: Alone cover

Sketchings, Volume 1, which collects issues 1-3 PLUS over 40 pages never before published:

Sketchings Volume 1

And three new prints:

Superman joke print

Joker quote print

The Scotsman and Samurai Jack

We really hope to see you there!

Planet Comicon 2014

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Saturday May 3, 2014, at 12:57 am

It’s Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

We hope to see you there, if you’re anywhere near southwest Missouri!  We’ll be doing FREE sketches, as usual, and of course we’ll have all of our books and prints for sale.  If you haven’t had a chance to pick up ROOK CITY #2 yet, now’s your chance!

Elton will have hard copies of his first Middlemen novel there and will be offering both the first and second for free in digital format for that day (click on the link on the right side of this page).  Speaking of Elton, be sure to check out his new PATREON page for information on how you can get on the inside track of the new stories he has been posting.

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Tuesday March 18, 2014, at 11:48 am

Planet Comicon 2014 Recap!

Planet Comicon 2014

Planet Comicon is always the highlight of our year.  Not only is it our closest large convention, but it continues to grow each year.  This was the first year that the show moved to three days, and they opened up much more floor space to fit all of the vendors, artists, and celebrities.

For Elton and I the biggest highlight this year was being able to bring our good friend Nathan Judah with us.  Eight years ago, Nathan was with us at our very first con (as exhibitors), so it really felt like things had come full circle to have him with us again.  Nathan was primarily there to do sketches and promote his new Kickstarter comic that just launched… NOIR CITY.  Check it out… it’s super-powered crime noir goodness!

Elton, Nathan, and Seth at Planet Comicon 2014

We had Rook City #2 and some new prints premiering at this con.  A lot of people seemed to enjoy the fact that the story in that issue featured another convention.  Elton had print copies of his Middlemen: Born of Earth novel and was giving away downloads of the newest one… Middlemen: Alone!  And as always, we did a lot of sketches for people:

Spider-Man commission for a 4-year-old

Storm commission

Suicide Squad commission

Harley Quinn commission

Thanos-Copter commission

Mario commission by Nathan Judah

Obligatory cosplay pics:





We’ve already got some big plans for next year’s Planet Comicon.  Now it’s time to get busy and make them happen!

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Tuesday May 14, 2013, at 5:47 pm

More FCBD sketches!

A steampunk Ent! Tiger! Strawberry Shortcake

Here are some more of the many random free sketches I did at Free Comic Book Day this year.  The steampunk ent was my favorite (even though it makes no sense)!

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