Thursday, September 27, 2012

"A Criminal's Protest!"

The Power House Gang tale nears its end, with this penultimate page.  I'm working on a super secret ultra-cool project in addition to The Phantom right now -- so not much time for the blog.  Can't reveal the secret project until November -- but will have plenty to say about it then.  In the meantime, I'll post Phantom pages as time allows.

Oh!  I should remind you good folks that I'll be at Fallcon in Minnesota on October 6.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of my old Twin Cities friends -- and spending some time with my daughter and grandkids as well.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Late night visit

The Phantom visits his "old pal" Hendrik at Boomsby Prison.  I think this may be the first time Hero (the Phantom's horse) has appeared in my run of the strip.  The original art for this one is already in the collection of a Kansas City area Phantom fan and comic shop owner.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Masters of Zowie!"

At long last, here's a blog entry that has nothing to do with The Phantom!  Sorting through stuff in my studio, I came across this article from a 1941 issue of the digest-sized magazine Coronet.  I thought its profiles of cartoonists Chic Young, Ham Fisher, Al Capp, Milt Caniff -- and Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were well worth sharing. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Here's this week's Phantom strip.  Posted on time for once!  Three more weeks of this tale to go -- and then a new adventure.

Had a great time at the Free State Comic Con yesterday -- hanging out with friends Rick Stasi, Steve and Marianne Lightle, Jai Nitz, Ande Parks and more.  Met some great fans and brought home a few fun items for my collections.  Next convention I'll attend will be the one-day FallCon in Minnesota in October.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Sunday strips and the Free State Comic Con!

We're nearing the end of the Power House Gang story -- just a few weeks to go!  The 8/29/12 page below has a first for me -- the first woman with a speaking part since I took over drawing the strip in January!  It's been a testosterone fest so far -- but many more female characters are on the way.  

Two Phantom pages here, as I've fallen behind in my posts.  I've been quite busy with work and life -- and sometimes it's tough to keep up with all that's on my plate.  I've not posted much but my Phantom strips lately, and I regret that.  I wish I'd had the time to post about my weekend in Metropolis, IL for their Superman Celebration, or something about the unfairly maligned film John Carter, which I adore -- just to mention two examples.  

But the time constraints of work commitments and raising my kids mean I don't post as much as I'd like.  I'll try to post a little more -- and include a bit more variety -- when time allows.  But at least this is better than my website, I haven't updated the news page there since before my daughter was born -- and she's seven months old!

Tomorrow, I'll be a guest at the Free State Comic Con at the Douglas County fairgrounds in Lawrence, KS -- doing sketches and signing comics.   Here is a link to a list of the other comic artist guests at the show.  I'm spending today sorting art, comics and magazines -- getting things ready for the show.