Katherine and I will have a booth at the St. Louis Small Press Expo at Central Library downtown on Saturday, October 14th. My comic, CHEAP FUN, will be available for purchase. Katherine will be slinging comics, prints, and stickers. Will will be joined by Katherine's art students who will be presenting some rad zines and comics. So come out and see us! Hey, if you don't like us there will be plenty of other talented artists there to support. We take cash and compliments. I will also be manning the Natural Bridge booth for a bit.
I interviewed Chinelo Okparanta for UMSL Daily, you should check it out. Her new novel Under the Udala Trees is "sparse and haunting" as I said in the article, but I failed to mention that it is also beautiful and uplifting especially for anyone who believes in the importance of novels. Chinelo was very cool to put up with a first time interviewer.
I will be a reader at the NOIR AT THE BAR STL event taking place at Meshuggah Café this Friday, July 17th at 7:00 pm. N@B is hosted by Jedidiah Ayres, and will feature Scott Phillips, Joseph Hirsch, and John F.D. Taff.
For those who listen to the podcast I will be ending the show here in a week or so, and all episodes will subsequently be unavailable to download or stream. Thank you to those who emailed me or otherwise commented on the podcast, I enjoyed doing it but will not have time once I start graduate school in the fall. I am also doing some revisions on Shamble, including some adjustments to the plot that may differ from the episodes already released. Thank you again for listening. If you want to catch an episode before its gone go here.
This month's episode of Cheap Fun! The Short Story Podcast features two short stories. In A Loose Screw, a violent gutter punk dines and dashes, and in Old Money a American trader is reborn into British royalty. Check it out.
I am applying to MFA programs now and had to search through my digital pilings to find some undergraduate work. These drawings are from way back in 2007 and 2008. I met my wife in this class, so it's a wonder I got any work done.
Actually I avoided her... she had a boyfriend. Whatever.
I also found an image of my final piece in my senior exhibition. I'm the fat baby-face boy with big glasses.
Anyway, here they are:
What's going on at the studio (aka the tiny room I share with my lady-wife)? Well, all sorts of things. You may see work in progress, spilled coffee, ratty brushes, dead bugs, paint, my headphones, paint on my head phones, books, dry pens, and endless piles of garbage. My methodical attention to disorder and disrepair will be exposed to the public.