It’s Official! The New Squid is out!

That’s right! The new Squid Row compilation book has dropped! Squid Row: Welcome to the Neighborhood is available now! You can buy it at squidrowcomics.com or come to The Cartoonery and purchase one right on the spot! That’s in Oldtown Salinas… 5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205, above First Awakenings in Salinas. Look for it soon at a fine bookselling establishment…. (locations to follow shortly)…

Rollick’s Book signing event! Saturday, July 16th, 1-4 pm. Rollick’s Coffee, Oldtown Salinas. Come get a coffee & some Squid!

June Firstest Friday

It’s happening… June First Friday, Ya’ll…. (that’s June 2, 2011)

5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205… upstairs above First Awakenings…. Old Town Salinas, CA

As usual, there will be munchies and such… served betwixt 5 and 8pm…. (after that the cartoonist turns into a pumpkin).

psssst: GET A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEW SQUID ROW BOOK! We have a copy floating around the office… see the amazing full-color Squid Book and if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet… come up on FF and do so!

May’s First Friday

May 6… it’s first friday in Salinas. Oldtown is ready to party again.

The Cartoonery is open from 5-8pm, Upstairs in the McDougall building (look for the flag!)

5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205. (That’s in Oldtown Salinas, ya’ll)… CA.

Toons, giggles and Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. Come get silly in Sillyness (Salinas).

100th Sketchbook Party!

It’s been a long time coming…

One-hundredth Sketch Book Party

Friday- April 22nd, 6-8pm, 5 E. Gabilan St., Suite 205, Oldtown Salinas (CA)

Help celebrate my 100th sketch book. It’s not everyday ya finish a hundred sketchy books! Big ol’ Cartoonery Party… April 22nd. That’s Good Friday and Earth Day!
There will be free toonies by moi… there will be selected sketchbooks (1-99) to browse through, you’ll get your very own mini-sketchbook (with a catch… and release, repeat)… come see what that’s all about! Cupcakes by Jude will be served… so come get silly at The Cartoonery!

No April Fools Here!

I am really looking forward to this show. It’s just toons, y’all! I completed 3 new acrylic paintings for this event and watercolored two toons. I hadn’t busted out the non-digital paints in awhile and it felt good to slather paint on canvas (you can’t slather watercolors, mind you).

Feel Spring-y? First Friday in March

Hi Ho, First Friday-ers!

It’s the First Friday in March… and with the lovely weather comes a sense of get-out-ability! And the time change means get out and stay out!

Soooo… come by The Oldtown Salinas Art Walk, Friday, March 4, 2011

The Cartoonery is in the McDougall Building (upstairs from First Awakenings) at 5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205, Salinas

Fun is from 5pm until 8 pm. There’s always munchies and treats…

The Cartoonery is home to the daily comic Squid Row (as seen in The Monterey County Herald). So come see what Squid Row is all about… mingle with the ‘toonist/creator (that’s me) and have some fun!

FFF or… Feb First Fri

It’s FFF… and it means chocolate… in honor of St. Valentine. Mmmmm…

Friday, Feb 4, 2011… The Cartoonery, 5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205, Oldtown Salinas (Upstairs from First Awakenings)…

Fun starts at 5pm and ends at 8 pm. There will be toon talkin’ and conversation… and fun.

A Very Squiddy Christmas

I’m feeling the spirit early this year… maybe it’s because my calendar is full. Maybe it’s because there’s a need for extra Christmas cheer this year, what with the recession and all. Maybe there’s EXTRA good to be done, more good will to spread and more merry to make. I can’t explain my “early Christmas mood”, nor do I want to question it! I will simply go with it and perhaps bless others as I have been blessed.

That said… Friday, December 3rd… is First Friday in Oldtown Salinas. Endeavoring to do something a bit more special and also to make merry, I open the Cartoonery door and invite folks in to “A Very Squiddy Christmas!” There will be fun gifts for the holidays… buttons and cards, and holiday ornaments… and half of all purchases of anything in the studio here will go into a Red Kettle for the Salvation Army. My little red coffee can will also be accepting donations for the Food Bank. I have decked the walls with holiday what nots and Judy has quite the holiday treating planned. Piping hot chocolate will warm the soul… and if you have the notion, you might ask for a little extra “holiday spirit” in your cup.

So come be merry with us! … even if you haven’t found your Christmas spirit yet… you’ll find it here.

… expression is the conveyor belt of art… or is it the other way around?