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Thursday, November 3, 2011

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This weekend is Minneapolis Indie Xpo. I will be exibiting with Sam Hiti at table 83 right next to 2d cloud. I will be selling old books (adventures of alan moore, law shark, and snakeman) and new stuff (mongoose SWAT and four new prints). See everybody there.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mongoose SWAT cover

Final cover for Mongoose SWAT premiering this weekend at Mpls indie xpo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tonight is the $99 sale at the soap factory so go to the event if you want to buy my print is dead piece.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hey my comics are now at big brain comics in minneapolis. If you want to buy them they are in the minicomic/zine section.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

an old railroad bridge by my house. Also I'm several pages into my new book mongoose SWAT.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

book idea. also this is 200th post apparently. so thats fun.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

this is an interesting piece I did for a painting class.

first I painted a large eye on a large canvas. Then after it dried I cut it into vertical strips and weaved them together creating the final image

Monday, June 13, 2011


Will be unable to post next week as I'm at a cabin without internet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tech problem (Help?) and poem

OK so I'm having a bit of a tech problem. The other day all the comments after a certain date disappeared. For example on Sunday magpie tale had 7 comments but then over night it shrank down to one. Has anybody else had this problem? if so how do I fix it?

Aside from that here's a new poem.

the newspaper comics
are a source of
endless fascination

there exists a
pop culture relic
sealed in amber
from another time

a time before
anything we take
for granted
in our daily lives

like politics in
everyday life,
proper gender/racial relations
generation tensions,
or irony

witch leads to an
odd paradox:
how can something
created without
be the source of
such ironic enjoyment

Sunday, May 15, 2011


next weekend I will be tabling (not sure if that's a word.) with Sam Hiti at Minnesota Springcon. I will be there for at least part of Saturday and Sunday. I will be selling my books; Adventures of Alan Moore, Law Shark, and Snakeman along with orginal art. Can't wait.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

snakeman cover

cover of my new snakeman collection premiering at Minnesota spring con. more info to come.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Magpie tale: Pre-Colombian

The group of people stumbled through the jungle some more inept than others. This was a group fresh off a cruise ship in the Cancun bay. For many this was the first time outside of the united states much less in the jungle. Leading the group was a man dressed in the crisp uniforms of cruise ship employees. He was telling the tourists about the archaeological dig they were about to visit. The person in question was an actual archaeologist but had been disgraced in a scandal about the supposed evidence of Atlantis off New Jersey. The group finally reached the ruins of an old Mayan city and the tourists were given tools and told to poke around. One man wanders off from the group in an attempt to find a suitable site to go to the bathroom. Around 200 feet from the site he finds a weathered looking statue in a small clearing. He immediately runs back to the group and tells the guide of his find. The guide fallowed him to the spot and takes a close look at the statue the man found. After just a few seconds his face turns pale.
"Do you know what this is?"
"Everybody come over here!"
A minute later when everybody had entered the clearing the guide began to explain.
"This statue appears not to be pre-Colombian in nature. In fact it seems to be European in orgin. In fact this seems to be older than Columbus. this means that gulp there is another European landing in Mexico. This redefines our knowledge of history. I can't believe you found it!"
After this speech he went on to tell them about how soon experts would come here and study his find.
Hours later when the group has returned to their cruise ship the guide returns to the clearing. He picks up the statue labeled made in china and smiles. They always fall for it.

this is a magpie tale http://magpietales.blogspot.com/.


a landscape of an over grown soccer field.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

new short story

the morning sun bathed the unfamiliar room in a watery yellow glow. My first thought was "this isn't my house". the second was "I have to get out of here". This was a natural reaction to the fact that I could be here for any reason and the homeowner may not see it as an innocent one. I scrambled to the sliding glass door only to find it locked. As I soon found out the same was true for all of the exits on the ground floor. After exhausting the last easy way out of the predicament I fell to the ground head in hands. I stayed like this for awhile.
After turning away from the brink of physiological breakdown I tried to figure out a logical way out of this illogical situation. Maybe if I figured out why I was in this house to begin with I would figure out how I got in and subsequently how to get out. that seemed to be a good plan or at least one to prevent me from completely losing my mind.
in an attempt to relearn the events that lead me to be in this mysterious house I sat on the couch I awoke on some time ago. However recovering the memories of the night before proved to be a challenge. In fact it seemed like this current batch of time was separated from my main memories by a bank of fog.
Eventually after accepting my memory was never returning it occurred to me the house was deserted. In fact it seemed more surreal considering the objects in the house often contradicted each other. Instead of creating a sense of a full rounded person the objects instead seemed to be creating a profile of several people or a victim of multiple personality disorder.
My hypotheses was confirmed when I became hungry and wandered into the kitchen. Instead of food the refrigerator it was more of the random objects that had so perplexed me earlier. Even stranger when I tried to open one of the books and inside was just a random collection of letters numbers and symbols.
The more I looked around in the house the more it appeared to be more of a movie set rather than a residence. While on the surface it looked like it belonged to an actual human upon closer inspection it proved to be a pale imitation. For instance the lighting from outside was at the same angle as it had been when I woke up. When I thought it about it I had no idea how long I had been in the house. I went into the side room that served no apparent purpose except to contain strange items that had a clock. I looked at it once and it read 10:00. however upon looking away and looking back the time changed to 7:00.
At once the morning sun bathed the familiar room in a watery yellow glow as I woke up.

(interesting note: a good way to tell weather or not you're in a dream is to look at a clock twice. If it shows to two very different times you know you're in a dream.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

for the next couple days I will continue posting illustrated poems. Today is stanza one of edgar allen poe's the bells

Friday, March 11, 2011

A multimedia comic inspired by one of my favorite poems The Jaberwoky by Lewis carol. More alice in wonderland adaptions to come as part of a school project.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011


over the past two months me and two freinds have been working on a movie. I am pleased to say that panorama pictures' (image above) first script is near completetion. Look to this website for updates and trailers as filming begins this summer.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I turned 15 yesterday. In the past few weeks I have been working on my next book. It will be a 60 page thriller that will premier at spring con. Will post the thumbnails soon.