Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ah, the interwebs...


Hey everyone on the interwebs! If you were at SPX last weekend, thanks for coming down and supporting us nerds. Joe, Liz and I had taken a year off, and we were glad to be back (SPX was my very first comics convention, back in 2002). If you weren't at SPX, thanks for reading this blog!

I apologize for the steady decline in blog postings; this has been a busy year (don't even try and count the number other times I've typed that phrase...). It's not that I haven't had anything to post, I just haven't made the time to post it. (shame,shame)

I know my post last weekend was brief, so here's a little bit more on what's going down in the land of Maris:

-I know I mentioned this before, but "Yes, Let's" is a super-cool kid's book that I did with Galen Longstreth for Tugboat Press. It is full color! Read it to a kid (or to yourself) in the grass! Here's a peak:

cover:



a little peak inside:



-I'm still hard at work on Primates, the graphic novel I'm illustrating for First Seconds Books (written by Jim Ottaviani!); I'll hopefully be posting some sneak peaks soon.

-I have a comic in the anthology "Make: Comics About an Intimate Act", edited by Robyn Chapman. There's a bunch of swell people in this great little collection about my favorite subject...POOP.

-Joe and I moved...1 mile down the road! We're still in Somerville, making this the longest we've lived in the same location. Also, we now live below the talented Liz Prince. OMG comics house. We drew one last night, but we can't really take credit...

-Biggs is obviously still being AWESOME:



-I pretty much cut off all my hair, so get ready for me to look like even more of a boy in my auto-bio strips...

So, yeh. I'm sure there's more. But that's it for now. Joe and I are just barely getting settled into our new place, but once we're set up, I'm planning on drawing comics just for the fun of it again (I haven't drawn a personal comic all summer long!) And the logical conclusion would be to post these comics to this blog (though I don't always do the logical thing.) Just sayin'.

10 comments:

Dyana said...

I think the real reason you haven't been posting is because you haven't been eating enough goldfish, and thus, lack the energy.

Paolo Rivera said...

Why do you guys move so much?

andy ristaino said...

hey maris. i saw someone post that book on their blog with a bunch of things they got at spx. i thought it looked like your stuff.

congrats!

-a

maris said...

Dyana - Heh, I go through about a box of those a month. I loves me some goldfish...

Paolo - It's a ploy to get you to visit us. Oh, the intrigue!

Andy - Thanks! I'm enjoying all your collected works as well, sir!

Justin Peterson said...

I bought the "Yes, Let's" book on Tuesday (and showed up today!)... looks awesome! Good job!

Christina Rodriguez said...

The book looks AWESOME, Maris! I hope to get a copy soon.

That's neat you're working with First Second Books. I've been trying to get their Editorial Director out here to MN for an SCBWI event in the new year.

ben. said...

I want to buy that book, it looks awesome.

Andy said...

hai.

found this today messing around on the internet archive...
http://web.archive.org/web/20000921082308/www.tonyandpals.com/graphics/goonies20.jpg

Andy said...

hai.

found this today messing around on the internet archive...
http://web.archive.org/web/20000921082308/www.tonyandpals.com/graphics/goonies20.jpg

jim said...

It was great to meet you guys at SPX this year and I hope I get to see you again next year. And I cannot f*cking wait for Primates! :)