September 17th, 2012
Ok, so it isn’t as bad as the photo, but I did run into some unexpected computer/Cintiq problems over the weekend and that’s going to delay this week’s page until the weekend. I have some new parts coming in this week, so look for an update Saturday evening and then we’re back on schedule again starting Monday. Sorry for the delay, but there was no way to avoid it — gotta love technology. See you this weekend.
July 17th, 2012
When I was a kid, I belonged to a father and son group called Indian Guides (which I think was associated with the YMCA). When you joined, you were encouraged to choose your own indian name and, for the imagination impaired like myself, they had a list of suggestions to choose from. Why I chose Running Foot is a mystery to me — I’ve never been much of a runner. Perhaps it was more wishful thinking than anything. My dad was more imaginative and honest; his indian name was Running Late.
Which brings me to the point of this post (see what I did there?).
After a crazy weekend at Comic-Con, I’m trying to catch up on work and get back into the swing of things. Look for this week’s page sometime later this week.
July 12th, 2012
Well, it’s about time! It’s been eight years since I’ve been to Comic-Con and, now that I’m living in So-Cal, I couldn’t pass up the chance to attend this year. I’ll be at the convention Thursday, Friday and Sunday, mostly attending panels. And, I’ll have some Red’s Planet collector cards to give away if you happen to run into me (I look a lot like the guy on the About page in the menu bar above. My schedule isn’t tied down yet (and probably won’t be) but here are a few places you might find me—
Keep in mind that my schedule may change. Ill also be posting to Twitter throughout the con. Hope to see everyone there!
June 25th, 2012
Been a crazy week! My 10-year-old broke her wrist last Tuesday, I have a big pitch this week, and my dog ate this week’s page. Actually, I don’t have a dog. But the cat’s always a pain in the neck!
So, I’m afraid I haven’t been able to finish up this week’s page yet. But, have no fear, Red’s Planet will return next week with two new pages.
UPDATE: Still running a bit behind. Look for the next page to post late Monday evening, 7/2/12. — E
May 25th, 2012
As many of you may remember from a previous post , graphic artist Chris Sparks launched a very awesome campaign to honor cartoonist Richard Thompson — Reuben Award winning creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac— after his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Chris created Team Cul de Sac, a group of cartoonists, artists, illustrators, and animators who have donated original artwork for a fundraising book. The artwork will also be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support Parkinson’s research.
The auction, conducted by Heritage Auctions, begins this Sunday May 27 and will end June 10 . Now that I have moved the production of Red’s Planet to all digital (a topic for another time), I am producing much fewer original pieces of art and I’m too busy to take on commissions like many comic artists do. This is a rare chance to own an original one-of-a-kind illustration of Red (below) and support a great cause as well!
The artwork is also collected in a book, Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s (Andrews McMeel Publishing), to be published June. The book looks amazing and features the work of some of the top cartoonists in the world and…me. I’m honored and thrilled to have been included to be in the book and honestly didn’t expect to have made the cut. If you order directly from Chris, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to support Parkinson’s Disease research.
Please consider bidding in the auction and buying the book as well! I can’t tell you what a great cause this is!
Here are all the links again:
You can order the book here: http://sparkingdesign.com/order-team-cul-de-sac-book/
Bid on some important cartoonist’s work in the auction: http://comics.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=510
Bid on Red’s Planet art in the auction: http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=510&lotIdNo=11051