The first collection of Sunshine State strips will be coming your way soon. The book is formatted and ready to go. I’m working on the cover and shopping around for printers. I’ll keep you all posted as we move through the process.
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Greetings Sunshine State fans, Are you a big fan of newspaper comics, or do you know somebody who is? Then this might just be the book you’ve been looking for. There’s a big, new comic book in town called The New Classics – 21st Century Comic Strips and Sunshine State is a part [...]
My graphic novel, MONSTER ISLAND is now available for pre-order. This is an all ages appropriate story that would make a great gift for kids, grandkids or yourself! It’s only $9.99 and that includes shipping! Now I ask you, where else can you find such monstrous fun for so few shekels?
“…nothing remains quite the same”. Jimmy Buffett wrote those great lyrics many years ago and they still hold true. Change is in the wind for SUNSHINE STATE as well as this will be the last “daily” post of the strip for a while as I make adjustments to the ever changing comic strip market. Let’s [...]
My Dad was a character. A man of great complexity and contradictions but also a man of great affection. It was almost as if James Joyce and and Damon Runyon got together and created this larger than life person. Leo Joseph Nolan was born on this date, St. Patrick’s Day, 1934, and you couldn’t find [...]
I’m back home and decompressing today after a long week on the road. MegaCon was great! I got to meet a lot of awesome fans and was kept busy signing and sketching. Sunday is usually the slowest of the three days, but not this time. It was at least as busy as Friday! I never [...]
Day started off with a nice breakfast buffet with my daughter Sarah. Then it was off to the show because I had a panel on Sunshine State first thing in the morning. Note to self…don’t do a panel as soon as the doors open and at the same time Stan Lee is signing autographs! I [...]
Wow, what a busy day! I woke up at 4am and realized I hadn’t packed any drawing board to do sketches! I posted my lament on Facebook and not 5 minutes later, Mike Perkins tells me he hasn’t left his home yet and did I need him to bring me an extra pad. Mike’s a [...]
Thought you might like to see my creative process. Thursday’s is my writing day. I go to the local coffee shop which helps get me out of the studio with a fresh perspective on things. I have a pad that I jot down my notes and sketches in and work them out. If there is [...]
With the ever shrinking size of the newspaper page I don’t think there is a cartoonist out there that makes better use of those imposed limitations than Patrick McDonnell. His strip, MUTTS is a masterpiece of minimalism. He borrows from the stylings of George Herriman but adds his own modern look to it. His layouts [...]