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NJ Horror Con @ Showboat Atlantic City
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
NJ Horror Con @ Showboat Atlantic City

I will be debuting my new graphic novel, “The Family” at the NJ Horror Con in Atlantic City, NJ (March 29 – 31, 2019).  Pre-order “The Family” HERE

Both the book and my appearance at the convention have been made possible in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Amazing Adventures: Art Inspired by the Works of Jules Verne @ The Framer's Gallery
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amazing Adventures: Art Inspired by the Works of Jules Verne @ The Framer's Gallery

Hire an Illustrator presents Amazing Adventures: An Exhibition of Art Inspired by the Works of Jules Verne, in collaboration with The Little Chimp Society. The group show will feature over 100 original works and high quality digital prints from our international community of talented illustrators, traditional and digital artists. This is not a travelling exhibition, so this is your only chance to see the artwork in person and, if you’re coming to the Thursday viewing, meet the attending artists.

The work will be on display from 9th-12th April 2019.

The exhibition viewing hours are:
– 9th Tuesday 10:00am – 5:30pm
– 10th Wednesday 10:00am – 5:30pm
– 11th Thursday 6pm – 8:30pm
– 12th Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm

All of the artwork will be influenced by the Voyages extraordinaires series of novels by author Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days and so on. All are welcome and invited to come and check out the show. There will be an open bar on the Thursday evening and all of the work will be avalible for purchase, including the prints and orginals. The accompanying publication will also be made avaliable for a limited time at the gallery.

Notable featured artists:

Paul Shipper is an English illustrator, artist and graphic designer, working from his home studio in South-West England. Shipper is renowned for making imagery for movies, entertainment and adverts and is known for keeping a retro feel in his artworks. He has produced posters for movies such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Infinity War, Warcraft, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, many Star Trek movies, Frozen, Batman and more. He has also worked wth the band Muse, including producing the alternative artwork for their upcoming LP Simulation Theory.

Rod Hunt is an award winning London based Illustrator, map designer and the artist behind the bestselling Where’s Stig? books for the BBC’s hit TV show Top Gear. Rod has built a reputation for retro-tinged Illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes for UK & international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising and new media, for everything from book covers to advertising campaigns; campus, amusement and theme park maps, and even large scale museum and exhibition installations. Rod served as PR and Media Relations Chair of ICON The Illustration Conference for ICON8 (Portland, OR) and ICON9 (Austin, TX) for 4 years until October 2016. He was also Chairman of the Association of Illustrators from August 2009 to March 2012, and was a Director for 9 years. The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and encourage professional standards.

Brian Allen is the man behind the design of the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot, “Gritty.” The Flyers were one of the only NHL teams to not have a mascot. A representative from the Flyers organization reached out to Brian after seeing the campaign he did for Chick-fil-A promoting the Georgia vs Auburn football game last season. The Flyers gave him a list of about 10 ideas, and he did a 30-minute sketch of each of those ideas, and about 20 mascots in total. Reaction to the NHL’s newest mascot on social media was swift, and not all that flattering, with people comparing Gritty to the McDonald’s character Grimace after drinking too much orange juice, accusing him of being on drugs, and calling him “terrifying.” Despite the initial reaction to Gritty he became a PR goldmine and fans on both side have grown to love him in their own special way. – Central Daily Times

Comics Workshop: Color & Texture @Fantom Comics @ Fantom Comics
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Comics Workshop: Color & Texture @Fantom Comics @ Fantom Comics

Hey Fantom Folks!

We’re having a special comics workshop being led by artist Pat Higgins! We’ll be going over the use of color and texture in comics and other cool things that go into making comic books.

Come on through to this special opportunity!

Snubbed Records presents: Record Store Day Showcase and Pop-Up Shop @ Dangerous Pies D.C.
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Snubbed Records presents: Record Store Day Showcase and Pop-Up Shop @ Dangerous Pies D.C.

April 13th is Record Store Day! To celebrate, Snubbed Records will be setting up a Pop-up Record Store AND will be putting on a FREE show at the Pie Shop in DC. I’ll be there with my books, posters and my band’s records/merch. Plus, my band Disaster Committee will be playing.

Record store opens at 4:00pm, bands start at 6:00pm.

The Independents
The Cryptkeeper Five
The Handsome Scoundrels (from Mobile AL)
Disaster Committee

Oddball Art Hall @ Oddity Bar
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 1:00 am
9th Annual Wilmo A Go-Go @ Wilmington Riverfront
May 26 @ 5:00 am – 10:30 am
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