This strip has been posted before (on LiveJournal?) - I’m posting the entire series for the first time on my website.
My new minicomic, Fear of Flowers, is now available in my store! Fear of Flowers is a 32-page meditation on the life cycles of three plants: the sunflower, the kadupul, and the orchid. Below is three pages from the kadupul chapter. The comic is four dollars and can be purchased here. Each book is full of mystery.
And it has been something like a year since I made a new comic! Maybe? It feels like it. I have spent much of that year trying to put together a story that is not like anything I’ve done before and I’m very excited about it. That project has asked from me a good deal of research and preparation, planning, and thinking. I’m taking my time and it’s paid off so far. But that also means I have nothing for you to read. So! Over the past three weeks I have had my head down, drawing flowers for you. Yes, flowers! For you! I shouldn’t have! The flowers are drawn inside the panels of a new minicomic ready just in time for CAKE in Chicago this weekend. At the top is from the section on the kadupul flower, and above is a sunflower, dummy. Fear of Flowers is three short meditations on flowers, change, and death. I will be selling my wares at Table 60 at CAKE alongside Cara Bean and Kenan Rubenstein. Cara and I have been tabling together regularly with fresh flowers. I now have a comic to justify these mysterious flowers. Now you know - it was viral marketing this whole time. Come to CAKE. Read about flowers. It’s springtime.
Tomorrow is Saturday, May 4 - Free Comic Book Day! If you leave near a sophisticated comic shop, there is a good chance they will carry the new issue of Runner Runner! If they do carry it, there is an even better chance you can read a little homage to Harold and the Purple Crayon! And if you’re a betting person, odds are good that this homage is drawn by me. There is an inside tip just for you.
Check out the Tugboat Press page to see where you can go to snag this fantastic FREE COMIC BOOK. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with the rest of us comics patriots and enjoy what is quite possibly the best free comic book of the bunch. Although it is not GOOD Comic Book Day, this book happens to be quite good. Bonus!