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Next week: GEN CON and KICKSTARTER ENDS!

It’s a big week next week!! (The picture above isn’t relevant to anything, it’s just a context-free reflection of my fondest hopes and dreams.)

On Monday, my Roll-a-Sketch Kickstarter comes to an end. It has been a staggering success — nearly 250,000% funded as I write this! The potato salad guy got to 550,000% with his dumb thing, but I’m happy with this too.

If you would like a Roll-a-Sketch coloring book, or postcards, or a painting, or a custom mug — that’s a thing we’re offering too! — then you have a few days left. Thanks so much to those that have pledged (or ordered a sketch from me directly! Just a few more days for those, too.)

Then, later in the week, I’m heading to Indianapolis for Gen Con! I’ll be at Booth 641 along with a bunch of other pals! This will be YEAR THREE of attending Gen Con and I’m quite looking forward to it. It’s always really inspiring, walking around the floor and checking out all the cool, beautiful board games.

I keep meaning to try and set up some kind of event at Gen Con, a playtest or something, but nothing’s worked out yet. Maybe next year!!

Then…I come home to an ALL-NEW STUDIO!

For the last month or so, we’ve been working on getting a new studio built out in Westchester (in southwest Los Angeles).

It’s a big move and it’s got me pretty nervous… But I’m really excited to see it all come together. I hope to have a studio-warming open house when we finally get all moved in! If you’re in the L.A. area, save the date for “Oh, geez, soon, I hope.”

And since moving is expensive, here is an IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN UPDATE: If anyone wants naming rights to the workshop tables in the new studio (complete with engraved plaque), I have just added that tier to the Kickstarter, in these few final days. We will refer to a workbench in the new studio by your name for ONE FULL YEAR.

This MAY be a webcomics first?? But I wouldn’t put anything past Andrew Hussie.

Announcing: Roll-a-Sketch KICKSTARTER!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con this week! Come see me at BOOTH 1229 for books and games and all the regular cool stuff!

I’ll also be doing Roll-a-Sketch (OF COURSE). BUT: if you can’t come to the show, here’s a new thing!

For the next three weeks, I’m doing Roll-a-Sketch COMMISSIONS — meaning, you can order a drawing for yourself via the mail! And you can do it RIGHT HERE:

Roll-a-Sketch COMMISSIONS at the Wondermark Goodsery

Or, for MORE EXCITEMENT in your life, I’m also doing a short, 21-day Kickstarter campaign, where you can get Roll-a-Sketch postcards, coloring books, original paintings, AS WELL AS customized commissions. Check out the video I made:

Roll-a-Sketch Coloring Book & Original Art on Kickstarter


I just got this cool email from one of my earliest Roll-a-Sketch boosters, Dr. Gatto. He’s populated his waiting room wall with drawings from the past several years’ worth of Comic-Cons. That, I must say, is SUPER COOL.

I…I’m sorry if your patients end up feeling weird while on your premises, Doc.

another brick in the wall

Both the commissions and the Kickstarter will be ending on JULY 27. Until then, see you in San Diego OR ON THE INTERNET!

THIS WEEKEND: Vancouver! PLUS: Maker Faire Roll-a-Sketches!

VANCOUVER, BC (because comics)

THIS WEEKEND I’ll be in Vancouver, BC for the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

Held at the Roundhouse on Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), admission is COMPLETELY FREE and so I expect to see ALL of you there.

Besides holding down the ol’ table, I’ll also be participating in these events:

INSPECTOR PANCAKES AND HIS TERRIBLE FRIENDS
Sunday, May 24th 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Hosted by Karla Pacheco
Featuring Kory Bing, Emily Horne, Jeph Jacques, David Malki !

To celebrate the world premiere of Inspector Pancakes Helps The President of France Solve The White Orchid Murders, creator Karla Pacheco, along with her terrible, terrible co-conspirators, planned to hold a panel. But her panel plans will have to wait, because it looks like one of her panellists … is a murderer! Armed with her wits, a group of ornery comics creators, and a team of adorable crack dog detectives, Karla Pacheco is on the case! But will you help her investigation, or hinder it?

QUICK ON THE DRAW 3: THE QUICKENING
Sunday, May 24th 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Hosted by The Fictionals
Featuring Ian Boothby, Jeff Ellis, David Malki !, JJ McCullough, Alina Pete

Join The Fictionals Comedy Co., Cloudscape Comics, and double-threats Ian Boothby and David Malki ! for a packed hour of comics & comedy in Quick on the Draw 3: The Quickening! This event combines the best of both worlds: improvisers perform for your amusement while artists draw their shenanigans. Featuring improv games, live drawing, and—most importantly—prizes! Audience participation is suggested, and fun is mandatory.


I had a great time at Maker Faire last week! PROBABLY the highlight was getting a 19th-century tintype portrait taken by the fine folks at Sonoma Tintype.

Tintype photography etches an image onto a metal plate. I had thought about getting a cool shot for a vintage-feeling author photo, or something.

INSTEAD what ENDED UP HAPPENING was a portrait of the 19th century’s most notorious pickax-murdering train robber:

i'm your huckleberry

SO GREAT. Everyone should get a tintype photo done, it’ll outlast any of your other worldly possessions.

Oh hey here’s some Roll-a-Sketches too!! I did a bunch, of course, but here’s an incomplete selection of my favorites from the weekend (click the images for bigger):

ROYALTY + WONDER WOMAN + GENIE + SKATES:

God save the queen

CAMPING + BODYBUILDER:

gotta work out those issues

TREE + HUNGRY + CHEERLEADER + BANANA:

defense defense

ROYALTY + UNICORN:

I say good neigh to you sir

BLIMP + RABBIT:

slowly. silently. persistently.

And of course ZOMBIE + MUSICAL + BANANA + WIZARD:

doo dee dee da dee doo doo

Thanks to the many fine folks who said hello and got to take home a Roll-a-Sketch!! See the rest of you in Vancouver!

lovely each and all

THIS WEEKEND: Maker Faire Bay Area!

THIS WEEKEND I’ll be at Maker Faire in San Mateo!

FAIRE IT UP

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

From “What is Maker Faire”

For the FIRST TIME this year it’s a three-day show: there’s an “Industry Night” on Friday night, and then it’s open to the public like usual on Saturday & Sunday.

WHAT INDUSTRY is that referring to? I dunno! We all work hard, you and me. We are all industrious.

I will be in the BAZAAR, which is a craft-fair-style sort of sub-fair within Maker Faire. At BOOTH #29:

MAP IT UP

Perhaps you would like to come get a book or a puzzle or a Roll-a-Sketch…or even just a firm handshake or a wave from a respectful distance! We will have all of these things available.

If you will be ANYWHERE ELSE this weekend, you can now get our puzzles!! They’re available at TopatoCo (with all my other great things) or Amazon (with, like, peanut butter or whatever).

PUZZLE IT UP


COMING UP SOON: A special project involving Roll-a-Sketch original watercolor paintings.

ROLL IT UP (don't actually do this)

If you would like to own one of these limited, one-of-a-kind pieces (last seen in the 2014 Wondermark Calendar or in postcards)…

Or some OTHER neat things…

Your chance is coming up. SOON.

See you at Maker Faire!!

Roll-a-Sketches from Seattle! + Convention Schedule

Here are some Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did the other weekend in Seattle! Roll-a-Sketches, of course, are drawings whose subjects are randomly chosen by the throwing of dice — or, as the ancient Romans used to call them, “Bones-a-Etches.”

Thanks to those of you who came and said hello at the booth, either to grab a book, or a sketch, or maybe pick up your Wondermark jigsaw puzzle! It was nice to see you all.

Click any image for an arguably too-close look at any image!

ASTRONAUT + SAMURAI + LAWN MOWER + TRUCKER:

one small step for dad

TOUCAN + DINOSAUR:

high high higher than higher than high

LADYBUG + SKUNK:

-spits on the ground- WHAT YOU LOOKIN AT

SAMURAI + TEA:

i had a hat like that once

ASTRONAUT + DRAGON + LAWN MOWER + CARNY:

i'll take a dozen!

BARBARIAN + SKUNK:

smells like VICTORY

My current convention schedule for the rest of this year, so far, is:

MAY 15-17 : Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo : I’ll be in the Bazaar as usual!

MAY 23-24 : Vancouver Comic Arts Festival : Looking forward to a triumphant return to BC

JULY 8-12 : San Diego Comic-Con or whatever

JULY 30-AUG 2 : Gen Con Indy : I might try to host a playtest of a game this time around!

AUG 19-23 : World Science Fiction Convention / Sasquan, Spokane, WA : I missed last year, but I’m coming back, and I’m bringing Dave Kellett with me!

That’s it for the spring and summer. Maybe one or two more in the fall. Hope to see you at one of them!!

Daily Roll-a-Sketch drawings continue at rollasketch.com! Oh yeah and we got coloring books too!