Thursday, October 29, 2009


Finally Curls has made the transition from print to web! Now you can have access to all the Curls strips on the web. They will be individually released one-by-one every Monday and Thursday, in tribute to Virginia Commonwealth University's student newspaper, The Commonwealth Times, who published Curls from 2002 to 2004.

Just make your way over to:

I will also occasionally post special strips or holiday strips. For example, there will be a Halloween themed comic strip this upcoming Friday and Saturday. That means three days of Curls goodness in a row. So tune in every Monday and Thursday and on other random days to see some secret surprises!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jingle All The Way!

BWAAHAHAHAHAHA! Curls Studio is going to be like the malls and promote the holidays before Halloween. Yes, Halloween is one week from today, but we have two very important dates we'd like you to keep in mind. We have been accepted to two juried art and craft shows and would like to extend the invitation out to you to join us for the following events:

Holiday Heist
Saturday, November 21 -- Noon - 6:00 PM
The Soundry
316 Dominion Road
Vienna, VA 22180

Handmade Mart Holiday Shop -N-Stroll
Saturday, December 5 -- 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ellsworth Drive (Between Fenton Avenue and Georgia Avenue) in Downtown Silver Spring, MD

Admission is FREE for both events. This is an excellent opportunity to discover new artists and treasures and to give gifts that are often handmade, rare, or one-of-a-kind -- not found in malls. So please join us this holiday season! We will have our original comics, greeting cards, shirts, and more...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Charles Nix's NY Marathon

Yesterday I stumbled upon 26* Letters for 26* Miles, a clever donation strategy from Charles Nix to raise money for design education and scholarships in coordination with his run in the New York City Marathon. Charles has taught design and typography for over fifteen years and is President of the Type Directors Club.

I adore this concept coming from a typography standpoint and could not help but donate and support. The lowercase "b" is supported by me!

Charles, good luck in the New York City Marathon! What an awesome fundraiser and a great cause. Make a donation if you feel the same way.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Recap: Baltimore Comic-Con 2009

Baltimore Comic-Con 2009 was this past weekend (October 10 and 11) at The Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Curls Studio was there and we had a wonderful time. I was excited to table next to Laurie B! who is a name I recognized as soon as we got table assignments. I remembered her from Paul Dini's Jingle Belle comic and was excited to be placed next to her.

We met up with a lot of fans we only see once or twice a year. It was the biggest complement to me when a handful of fans came to our table first. I found this out because I like to ask the customers what is cool out there in the convention because I can only see so much from behind the table. Then a few fans said, ' We don't know! We just got here and came to your table first!' That was pretty cool to hear.

I was happy for Bryan J.L. Glass (writer of The Mice Templar) to win the Harvey Award for Best New Talent. He has been working hard in the comics industry since 1992 and really deserves the recognition. Lora Innes (The Dreamer) was also nominated for this category and I really feel like she has made great strides and was one of two women nominated for a Harvey. (The other was colorist Laura Martin). The photo above is of Bryan and I from New York Comic Con 2009, back in February.

One disappointment for Joe was the absence of Mike and Laura Allred. We heard that Laura got sick and they will come again next year... so that is a good thing to look forward to. I was disappointed that Kenneth Rocafort was not in attendance. I had connected with him for the past two years at Baltimore and he does amazing sketches in the Top Cow booth. I hope to see him again in the future.

But the most important news of all at Baltimore Comic-Con 2009 was premiering our latest book, The Legettes. For one thing, it's 36 pages plus cover. It's a meaty story with a payoff that leaves you wanting more and I'm already looking forward to the second issue! The characters are awesome guys and gals whom I adore and I feel like Joe's writing and my art has again improved 500% every year. With that said, please click here to check out The Legettes and purchase it with free shipping for a limited time.

Thanks to everyone we met at Baltimore. I hope you enjoy the books and I hope to see you again at other events!

For some people the future is bright with possibility. Every hard day is worth it because of the thought that the effort will payoff in a glorious payday. Meet MC. He’s exactly that type of person. A hard worker, loyal, passionate, and full of goals, MC is definitely someone that you can count on when the chips are down. He also happens to be part of DEKO, the most prestigious and powerful corporation on the planet.

What he does, we can not say. What he gets paid is confidential. The name of his job title can’t be known to people not in the know. But what we do know is that MC is about to experience a huge change in his life. His whole world is about to be flipped upside down and dropped on his head. And when the lights finally come back on, MC will wake up in future that has more enemies than friends, a future where tech is now skin and skin is now fake, a future where everything is manufactured for the manufacturer, and a future where being nostalgic will get you killed. Welcome to a dark and dangerous future. Welcome to the world of
The Legettes!

You can see more photos of Curls Studio's adventures in Baltimore on our Facebook Fan Page. Click and join up with us.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Legettes Banner

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that Baltimore Comic-Con is this weekend. Here is our NEW banner announcing The Legettes! Look for this banner and Curls Studio at Table 73 in Artist Alley. Click here to see a map for a visual way of locating where we are in the Baltimore Convention Center. See you this weekend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baltimore Comic-Con is This Weekend!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2009
Visit Curls Studio at Table 73 in Artist Alley

Saturday, October 10 -- 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 11 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Stop by to see Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con. We will be in Artist Alley at Table 73. Click here to buy your tickets in advance. I will be doing sketch commissions... but shhh... here's a secret coupon. The Legettes and I hope to see you in Baltimore!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

NEW FILMS: SPX 2008, NYCC 2009

Astray Productions has produced two new short documentary films featuring Curls Studio at Small Press Expo 2008 and New York Comic Con 2009. Enjoy and please comment.

Curls Studio Visits Small Press Expo 2008
Featuring Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, James Kochalka, The Dollar Bin, CBLDF, Bryan Lee O'Malley, sandwich-making, and highlights from the Ignatz Awards.

Curls Studio Visits New York Comic Con 2009
Featuring a Carolyn Belefski sketch segment drawing for Bryan J.L. Glass's Mice Templar sketchbook, Joss Whedon, R2-D2, Bruce Timm, Curry Man, SoCal Val, and Joshua Jackson. Plus see an exclusive sneak peek at Curls Studio's newest book, The Legettes!