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I'm a cartoonist. I strip for a living... cartoon strips that is... I draw chuckles and silly situations for a living. Somehow, I get paid for this. I try to find the funny side of life... write about it.... and then share. Humor is a powerful thing. N'est pas?

Sidestreet Arts Gallery

Collage

Sidestreet Arts is showing some of my work. The Fabulous Sidestreeters (members) are showing a collection of my MugShots (coffee cup art) and 8 of my small collages, including some very new pieces. Be sure to drop by the gallery at 28th and Ash (Portland) and have a looksee. The Sidestreet(er) regular member artists have some really great work in their gallery… and the guest artists (like me) have some truly fabulous work, also, as well (like Gary Hirsch’s Bot Joy robots and Paulina Archambault’s portraits) .

Visit sidestreetarts.com for more info and have a look at their Instagram feed.

Oregon Coast Comic Con

I will be tabling at the Oregon Coast Comic Con in Tillamook on March 24th & 25th, 2018. It is my first Oregon Comics event and I will be looking forward to displaying my wares.

I will be bringing Squid Row books (1&2), brand new hand drawn pinback buttons (no two are exactly alike!), the MugShots, lots of issues of Art-o-rama (zines), Randie & Ryan prints, and more!

For more info, you can poke around at their official site:

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First Show of the New Year

Coffee Fairies, Sketchy People, & Joe…    

If you like coffee and art, you might drop by Motivasi Coffee to see Jack Kent‘s Sketchy People Series and my Coffee Fairy collage series. Motivasi Coffee is located at 4502 NE 42nd Ave. in Portland, OR. The folks there are real friendly and they make some amazing coffee. Show starts the second week of January.                   

Art-O-Rama Christmas

It’s coming… the Christmas Season… and I know that you are probably beginning to think about the upcoming gift buying situation. Why not give the gift of Art-o-rama this year? Zines make great gifts! Here’s some options:


The Holiday Bundle: Here’s a pack of all the Christmas issues thus far, 5 issues (not including this year’s 2017-18 edition). $20 (that’s 5 issues for the price of 4).

The Christmas Suite: The 5 Christmas Issues plus the upcoming 2017-18 issue. $25 (6 issues for the price of 5).

Choose-O-Rama: Choose any 5 issues for $20. (see a full list under books & zines page) or here’s a link

Mystery Pack: 4 ??? issues. $15

OR a Subscription to Art-o-rama… 6 issues every other month- $36

**Shipping and handling is $3.50


Contact me at brig@squidrowcomics.com to order. Tell me what you want and where you want it sent to, and I’ll email you the details.

Offer good through December 8th, 2017

Drooly Dog

We Got Our Drool On!

So my pal Betsy Streeter makes a zine… It is aimed at empowerment. I’m not exactly sure why k-9s are involved… but hey, every dog has its day! Mocha, my pooch of some time ago, is getting HER day on the cover of issue # 8.

If you want a copy, let me know via an email… brig@squidrowcomics.com

… AND why not peruse the updated “Books & Zines” page? You might just see an issue you can’t live without!

Inktober

I’m sketching into October… everyday in the month of October, I will post on Instagram and Facebook, an inked drawering. Each day of the month has an official prompt on the official Inktober website. So the “word of the day” is interpreted by artists all over the world and uploaded onto social media with the hashtag Inktober and Inktober2017.

So come find me on Instagram (I am brigtoon on Instagram) and on Facebook under my name. Smiles! And I hope you enjoy the silly stuff I come up with!

Like Zines?

Halloween #19

I just added some back issues of Art-o-rama to the Books & Zines page. If you missed an issue or you need a specific zine for a gift, you can now order them through this website. I’m still adding older back issues (sub #15), so if you don’t see an issue, check back. I am sold out of Love Letters to Ireland #21 and the Sketchbooking issue #24. Zines are $5 each with some shipping and handling. Pictured is one of my favorite issues…

Updating, etc

"My Heart's All Fuzzy", No Title (Mustache man), "I'm Just All Giddy"
grey smilie-$20/mustache-$25/pinkie-$20

It’s time to do some updating. You’ll be seeing some changes on the site here as I am updating the portfolio page … you can now see more of my work, including the Mug Shots (complete with prices… ). If you see anything on the site that you wish to purchase you can get a hold of me through the contact button. I can do the PayPal… or other options that we can discuss.

The Long Goodbye

Photo by Nic Coury, MC Weekly
Photo by Nic Coury, MC Weekly

After 10 years of living in Salinas where lettuce is king, I have picked up my artist self and moved to Portland, Oregon… where coffee, microbrew, cartooning, books, donuts, gastropubs, bicycles (and more) are king.

Thank you to all of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for your support and love over the years. 20 years in The Monterey Bay area… I will miss it so… but adventure calls. Love & Hugs.

The Monterey County Weekly (and Walter Ryce) gave me a nice sendoff. Here’s the Artifact blurb.