Thursday, December 8, 2011


so as i'm moving along with my comics i've decided to cut down on my excess of internet glut

streamline myself if you will.

you can follow me on my personal website/tumblr

or friend me on facebook to hear up to the day news on drawing and events i'll be at

everything else is superfluous

but most importantly GO TO MY STORE AND BUY MY COMICS!!

heres a bunch of recent and random things i've been working on

Saturday, October 22, 2011



this is a project i've been working on since last spring with Ian Harker (editor of Secret Prison)


RUB THE BLOOD is an Art Comix tabloid that explores the lasting influence (for better or worse) of the Early 90's Collector Boom comics of Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, etc. on today's most fringe underground cartoonists. RUB THE BLOOD features never-seen-before comix and artwork by:














Friday, August 19, 2011

New Work

so im in a bunch of new stuff right now, check it all out!

Catch-Up is a literary zine with a thick ass comic section im in, based out of louisville.
the site says the issue is now available, how to get one im not entirely sure, there whole site is under construction, but i am told that it indeed does exist! i saw the pdf version a while ago and there are some amazing artists in there like Mark Hensel, Katie Skelly, Sam Gaskin, Josh Burggraf, Gil Gentile, Lane Milburn, Malachi Ward, and PB Kain amongst other.
stalk there site for further instructions when and where it is available

Hope Mountain vol. 2 hit the streets this weekend! i have a bunch of copies, even more are floating around a few bars, coffee shops, and galleries in philly.
another free tabloid, very elusive to find, 2000 in existence, ill have some with me at the various cons im going to this season
check the streets of rochester new york for some more. they posted the entire first issue online, im sure the second will be posted at one point or another.
check it out here

This above piece is from the new issue of BAM POW, the west philly based art zine.
again, you can't buy this baby online, theres only about 200 in existence and they are exclusively sold at various parties, shows, and art openings organized by the Chernobyl Collective Arts.
check out there site to go to one of there house parties any given weekend and pick up a copy!

and of course SUSPECT DEVICE!
the Josh Bayer edited anthology of all weird experimental nancy comics!
cover by Jon Vermilyea, featuring awesome comics by Box Brown, Mike Sgier, Liz Hickey, Sam Henderson, Dane Martin, Josh Burggraf and about amillion more people. this book is fucking amazing! and its easy to buy online! only $5!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Retrofit Comics is going to be releasing my next full length comic book BOWMAN and for the kickstarter campaign i was interviewed in my studio about it. you can also see me play drums for a little bit at the end too.

donate now for any 4+ month aubscription plan (im month 3) on kickstarter and youll get a copy of BOWMAN sent directly to you!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Here's the official poster for the 2011 Philly Alternative Comic Con
below is the main layer detail of the guy. to color this i used 5 different color layers for the guy, 6 for the background and 3 for the mountain foreground and 1 for the type. a ton of scanning but i think it came out just the way i wanted it to.
the idea is a post-apocalyptic comic book salesman crossing the wastedlands selling comics.
tumble it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Josh Bayer, all around awesome dude, is putting together a book where he sends contributors random nancy panels and we have to incorporate them into our own full page comic. this was my first attempt. i didnt really like the way it turned out so i made and abstracted version of it below. im doing a few other ones that will be found in print when it comes out.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Crap Dawn 2

2 page comic i did for a poop-themed zine that may or may not ever get published called Crap Dawn 2 edited by Greg Labold

Friday, June 10, 2011

bowman preview

here are some early character design for the main characters in my for my current comic im working on, BOWAN.
below is a alphabet/language im making for a few of the characters in BOWMAN.
coming out november.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lotsa Comics

the comic below was originally published in S! #7 based out of Latvia!

and this is from Secret Prison 4!

i got a TUMBLR account, i've already flooded it with a ton of comics from the past 2 years and i plan on using it as my main website from here on out. Right now theres a ton of stuff to read including the full version of Amazing/Wow comic i did thats never been on the web! SO START FOLLOWING IT HERE!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Reptile Porn Preview

been keepin busy comic-ing a lot lately. got a whole bunch of stuff in the works. here is a small preview for a 2 pager thats going to be in an anthology (ill let you know the title when the formal press release comes out). one thing a lot of people are ignorant about is the fact that all of the worlds leaders, rulers, ceo's, and generally anyone is a great position of power are in fact reptilian and have been for thousands of years. our reptilian rulers have been running the show under our noses from the beginining of humanity. this particular comic is about 2 said reptilian leaders, and what they do behind closed doors. more info can be found on the reptilian agenda here and here
educate yourselves people!! WE ARE NOT ALONE!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sir Froderick

heres a 7" cover i just finished up for Sir Froderick. great uncategorizable hip hop coming out of Philly right now.
i interpreted it as a space dj and this is what i came up with.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


come check me out this weekend at MoCCA fest in NYC! ill be at table L5 with Peter Lazarski, Mike Turzanski, and Tom Smo!
i will have the above new comic REVERSE OPPOSITE
as well FRESH and FREE copies of the tabloids HOPE MOUNTAIN and SECRET PRISON 4!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


SECRET PRISON is in need of your money to help keep it free and survive throughout 2011!!
donate $10 and you can get a copy of BOTH beat 'em up classics BARE KNUCKLE by me and URBAN FIGHT by Ian Harker

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hope Mountain News

My buds from upstate New York Peter Lazarski and Mike Turzanski put together a new free art tabloid called HOPE MOUNTAIN
i did the above piece and you can READ IT ONLINE FOR FREE

Friday, March 18, 2011

Publicatin and Multiples Fair

me and ian will be representin secret prison at baltimore's publication and multiples fair saturday the 26th! check it out if your in the charm city!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Secret Prison 4 Variant Cover

here's a screenprint that i made for help raise funding for SECRET PRISON 4
only $20! 11x17 black and red ink

Friday, February 18, 2011

Even my mum can make a book 2

remember last september when i had 2 of my comics featured in an art show in Istanbul, Turkey? no?
well read about it here

anyways, the sequel show was up from last January until earlier this week. A copy of Math Fiction was there as well as Secret Prison 3! you can see someone reading MF at the 00:53 mark of the video

"even my mum can make book"#2 from futuristicdistortion on Vimeo.

you can also see a copy of MF below, 2nd row from the top 2nd book in, blue with the glasses hanging off them

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kickass Annie

this is my version of Koyama Press' logo Kickass Annie
This logo has been drawn and re-drawn by some of the best and up-and-coming cartoonists around!
i am proud to take part in the logo re-envision!
you can see other artists renditions on the Koyama Press Flickr Page
Annie being Anne Koyama, publisher of finer publications
Anne is helping me and partner in crime Box Brown head to Toronto this May for the Toronto Comics and Art Fest
thanks again Anne!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Everything Dies

duh! i forgot to mention yesterday, me and my good friend Box Brown have been working on a comic together about my beliefs that is apart of his ongoing religious based comic series Everything Dies.
I'm just going to let the comic do the talking for me, then you can decide how actually crazy i am.
click the page above to go to his site and read the whole thing!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

wee bit update

its a month into 2011 and what have i been doing??

sitting around mostly, but some art stuff too.

Next Friday ill be participating in the art show Refugee Reading Room organized by Amze Emmons at Space 1026.
this show will be highlight Amze's printing and paintings while have an installation of a post-utopian newsstand, on that newsstand you'll be able to pick up FREE copy of year three hundred million collected edition as well as secret prison 3.

also in early February i'll have a 2 page comic featured in the Latvian anthology kuš!
i'll be sure to post when it is available for purchase.

soon to be seen on the streets of Philly you can see an illustration of mine be featured in the upcoming free zine about the comedy and improv scene called Rube

In March ill be featured in a very exciting first friday show, i won't spill the beans, but it will be like nothing i've ever done before ever, meaning not comics, screenprints, abstract images, drawings, collage, or an installation (all of the mediums i've worked with in gallery shows). It will be at Mast Head studios.

I'll be in the newest issue of the Hive Anthology as well

Math Fiction 2 is in the works. some really cool people are involved.

i've also been thinking about some new and weird changes to the philly alternative comic con....more on that in a few months.

I'm going to be submitting to a bunch of different anthologies in the next month or so, i wont bother to drop all the names since its not a given i'll be featured in any of them.

i began writing out and planning my epic graphic novel which will be 2001: a space odyssey + kramer from seinfeld + characters from my previous comics + lots of abstract weird shit.

it's official i'll be going to TCAF in May! i'll be putzing around with Box Brown and Cyn Why.

oh and check out Me + Ian Harker + Box Brown's comic review/culture/inside story blog called 555 - COMX
So far i write reviews of dollar and 50 cent bin back issues (where have all the quarter bins gone??) and post vintage ads done in comic form. down the line i plan on writing better more rant like posts and recaps of art openings and comic cons. but for now you can read my reviews of Deaths Head2, Wacky Witch, and UFO Flying Saucers.

i think thats everything goin on for now...

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 Comics Year in Review

whatta year!
this year was filled with new art experiences and experiments. From web comics to gallery, lets just go chronologically shall we?
The year started out strong with me still working on my webcomic 'wastedlands' on a semi-regular updating schedule. i soon gave up on wastedlands by april though. during that month i was experimenting with doing abstract comics. i also got the sci-fi bug. i read the entire 2001 4-book series during this month as well as introduced myself to lots of moebius. this made me want to make a 'serious' comic aka one that isnt just filled monsters doing stupid jokes and gags but rather just monsters acting violent and action packed. i started working on the proposed 8 page comic 'C'Mon Man' i then gave up on it after 4 pages....
this later found a home at the magazine catch up whose website seems to be down right now.....

February was cold and snowy as shit.
my comic art along with other cool kids like webcomic luminary Jesse Moynihan and fantasy comic guru Pete Stathis at the green line cafe.
and i pretty much just stayed in and drew all month. working on finishing inhabitants.

March was my birthday and i turned 24! yay! im now in my mid-twenties. March was filled with planning and plotting...

the punk rock flea market 'christmas' edition was pushed back to here and it ended up being during a fucking BLIZZARD. me and jake alvarez did it anyways. a few hundred people showed but not like the few thousand that usually do....

April was awesome. Exhibited at MoCCA for the first time with comic-polish-friends Mike Turzanski and Pete Lazarski and i had my first over-night trip to NYC which they showed me some cool arty parties in the city. good times! that month was the official tabloid take-over for me. I helped put together philly's own free loid Secret Prison 1 as well as have my work shown in Smoke Signal 4 and Taffy Hips 7! that was a big accomplishment for me, to actually be featured in anthologies that have a high standard! plus they ALL premiered at MoCCA, which made me feel giddy.
april was also the month where i started my new comic experiment of 'abstracting' comics. the process was inspired by screenprint test sheets where you test out a full studios screens on one sheet or cloth and all the images pile up on each other creating there own unique image. these experiments will later be featured in art shows and their own book.the image above is actually an abstracted version of 'cmon man 2' which is the first image in this post

So april was great, mocca and tabloids and comic abstracting and i also FINALLY FINISHED INHABITANTS!

May was starting to get sunny!
I had my first try at Curating an art show in May! it was to go adjacent with the release of my comic Inhabitants which took nearly 2 years to finish! The opening was at Pterodactyl and it featured art by Lance Hansen, Box Brown, Hawk Krall, and Ian Harker. it was a fun art show and was a great learning experience in curating. Inhabitants first run was 67 copies which took about 3 months to sell out of.
by this time i was in full swing for organized the philly alternative comic con 2!

June started the philly hot-as-balls time
i had my first solo show at the last drop cafe with all my abstracted comics! of course i didnt promote it at all and no one came to the closing i had for it...but i did get to hang out with Lance Hansen and talk comic shit for a few hours. fun times!
also during the month of june i re-united with my good friend Adam Fergurson to work on a big time gallery installation show called mystic monsters. for about 4 weeks we worked everyday together, me trekking my ass out to west philly from south philly via bike and sweat and working on crazy art stuff.
this month also saw the release of Hive 4 by Grimalkin Press, another super great anthology with high standards i was apart of! great looking perfectbound book with a screenprinted dust jacket!
July was still hot as shit.
and completely packed with artsy shit to do!
well like i said before me and Adam worked for over a month on an art show called Mystic Monsters, a month long installation. i never did do a recap of the show, now being almost 6 months later heres a short one. this was the only time in the year where i did something artistic and NON-COMICS. it was also great to do collaborative work with adam. we literally sat on the floor of his room/studio and drew, glued, and painted out 8 foot long by 3 foot high collage dubbed the wisdom scroll. working in collage is great and i love to do it but never get around to it. also staying completely away from a narrative is hard for me to do, i found myself constantly writing things on the scroll trying to make some sort of sense of it all. of course it looks giant and non-sensical. i also tried my hand at mural arts and installation. the installation being me and adam created a BP oil spill re-enactment at Pterodactyl using old vhs tapes. i then drew a bunch of oily and dead fish floating around the corner of the gallery it was in. for all the literal man-hours and work put into the show i was terrible about documenting it. i dont have any good shots of the actual exhibit and it was pretty much impossible to get any good quality images of the wisdom scroll since it was on a giant, glarey image and glossy magazine paper cut up everywhere wrinkly paper. but adam has some shots of the spill documented here

will also did a big triptych piece of that was super symmetrical and design-y that i have no images of....and we also did a big drawing on an 18 foot wall again no images.... oh and i also put up my whole found photo collection (a hobby of mine) and the abstracted comics and adam had a wall of his artwork too. adams mom actually made a blog post about it you can read here
july was also the month that Seduction of the Innocent was released (i think....maybe it was released earlier...)
anyways this was edited and released by Lance Hansen and features a ton of great well known and not so well known (like me) cartoonists!

another first for me this year in july was being the editor for an art magazine called Dirty, released by Pterodactyl. this was another great experience i had, i got together a bunch of my friends to make art just for this. and the whole product was so unbelievably great! it had thick glossy paper stock, bound by a sewing machine with different color thread per issue, full color, plus a fold out center listing classes for pterodactyl, i was supposed to teach a comic class there but not enough people signed up. oh well. i had Brad Haubrich do the cover and Steve Streisguth do that back, both having a few pages each of art they specifically did for this magazine. i also had comics pages with comics by James T. Arnold, Box Brown, Ian Harker, Beth Heinly, and me.
It was a free and distributed all throughout philadelphia at art galleries, bars, cafes, etc. etc. over 1000 were printed. you can read the whole thing for free online here

the punk rock flea market summer edition was during a fucking HURRICANE. literally. me and jake alvarez held it down though.

i also began my webcomic called Year: 300,000,000 at Ink Answer where you can read the whole thing here.

August was probably the sweatiest month of the year
the biggest event for me all year probably was the philly alternative comic con aka PACC aka pat aulisio comic con.
this was held in early august. it was a huge success in my favor as an artist, organizer, and financially it paid my rent for 3 months and paid off most of my summer bills! i dont want to go on and on about it, but it was awesome, you can read my original impressions here
Secret Prison 2 was released in August and it made secret prison 1 look like a minimum security correctional institute!
Benjamin Marra did the cover and colored comic in the middle and i got to do the back cover in color, as well as make a comic called black santa which some guy called me a racist for. Ian upped his game having international artist contribute and he was cracking his editorial whip at all the philly comics scene to make better comics.
after PACC was done i was working on some comics here and there and then decided to come out with a split book with ian for spx, giving us a 3 week deadline to make a 10 page color comic. this was the fastest i ever worked, granted the editorial decision on the book was to have one panel per page, it was still a lot faster then how i usually work. the idea of having a split book fizzled since somebody couldnt finish there comic and color it in time... segue to

SPX! me and ian then both had 'beat em up' one panel per page square comics ready for the show! his was called Urban Fight and mine was called Bare Knuckle. we tried to make a 90's action sidescrolling video game feel for them. streets of rage, contra, ninja turtle games, was all stuff i was thinking of, and i was actually playing streets of rage on my vintage sega at the time too! i made 30 copies, sold out quickly and have yet to republish it or put the whole story on the web, why? well im just gonna use it for an anthology or something probably then maybe reprint for mocca....
spx was awesome again and me, ian, box, and lance all had good car ride comic talk. as well as rooming/tabling with cody pickrodt who has a shitload of crazy stories!

also for spx i collected all my abstract comics i made last january and the abstracted comics i made last april-june into a comic literally called 'abstracted comics' which recently got reviewed here

for the first time ever i had my comics appear in europe! at a show i was asked to submit comics to in Istanbul, Turkery. this was great exposure which led to a small surge of people from around europe to start following me on facebook and blogger. the idea of the show was 'anyone can make a zine' and they asked a ton of people from all around the world, mainly from europe and countries bordering turkey, but some americans like me and Eamon Espey.

as you can see they hung up a bunch of zines, comics, and art books all over the walls for anyone to read. you can see more about it on the organizers website here

i also started working on putting together a 3d comic in september.

October was still kinda weirdly hot.

i went to pittsburgh to table at the pittsburgh indy expo with box brown and ended up drinking and talking comics with Frank Santoro, Jim Rugg, Jason Lex, and Box which was awesome. also talked comic-organizer talk with the head of the show bill boichel. frank also interviewed me and box there and you can hear the audio here

i submitted a rejected cover of howard the duck for the covered blog and started up a facebook group for Yeah Dude Comics

i just worked on a bunch of things most the month, mainly on the 3d book math fiction

same thing for November
i just kept editing math fiction, which was an anthology with me, Ian Harker, Will Cardini, and Josh Burgraff.
the european art show paid off and i was invited by a different european group to take part in a travelling art show called the last match you can see here
i also cancelled Year 300 million and started my new webcomic called LAZY ORANGE CAT over at Ink Answer

and finally December, which is cold and snowy and shitty out.
i finished up MATH FICTION just in time to release and sell out at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest! the book was such a huge success for me! i also learned even more about editing, bookbinding, printing, published etc.
i had to use 3 different printers to make the book and i hand glued each page. as well as wrangled the artists and make my own comic and do the whole 3d process!! it was quite the job but well worth it! i think everyone (all 40 of them) who got a copy probably thinks its really fucking cool to own.

Secret Prison 3 was released as well! this one was super artsy and super elite. is Ian Harker trying to be the next big name editor in the comic industry??

and since then ive been working on stuff for a few anthologies, look out for me in 2011 in such titles as Math Fiction Squared, Secret Prison 4, the new issue of KuS!, the Hive anthology, Rube magazine!

and other stuff on my horizon is collaborative works with me as a writer with Box Brown, some cool art gallery shit, possibly a trip to baltimore, a heavy metal art book, more euro invasion stuff, PACC 3, the cancellation of Lazy Orange Cat and a brand new webcomic to take its place, a possible teaching gig, and just plain more comics in general. i also want to post more comic review type posts.

so watch out! and follow this blog!!