Three Exciting Volumes of Mike and the Ninja! Read Them All!

Volume 2: Painfully Employed
Volume 3: Return of the Ninja
Volume 1: San Francisco Fracas

Come learn my tricks of the trade at the Comic Book Workshop!

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:15 PM

[Update by Brian]

Hey, everybody! I have been called out of grumpy, bear-like hibernation not only by the sudden warm weather, but also by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri! They, in conjunction with Cape Comic Con, have invited Indavo and Shamus Stone artist Nathan Bonner and me to present at their second annual Comic Book Drawing Workshop, being held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Arts Council, 32 North Main Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Nathan and I will be sharing tips and techniques from our comic-making experiences, then answering questions as everyone takes up pencil and paper and creates a superhero or supervillain or comic of their own. It's going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there!

Cape Comic Con 2014 Announcement and Website Changes

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:45 PM

[Update by Brian]

Hey, guys! Hope everything is going well with you. I've been maintaining radio silence here at Mike and the Ninja, mostly because there hasn't really been any Mike and the Ninja news to report. Things have been busy, of course, and the end of the series couldn't have come at a better time, because if I had still been making comics over the last six months or so, I have a feeling I would be desperately behind and unhappy.

But, things have slowed down in some areas and picked up in others. One thing coming up pretty soon is Cape Comic Con 2014, and Mike and the Ninja and I will be appearing, as usual. The convention runs Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I'll have books to sell, but I'll also be doing commissions! I've done a few of them in the past, but have never really advertised them.

Send me a message if you're interested. Let me know what you want, and I'll quote you a price. Pencil drawings will be around $10, and inked drawings will be $15-20, depending on complexity. If you let me know what you want now, I can have it finished for you to pick up at the show!

I've also made a few edits to the website here. I thought that, now that the series is over, it might be appropriate to remove the last page from the homepage and replace it with links to the three volumes. I took the ads off the site, too--they look tacky and make me about one cent a month.

That's all for now! More news as it happens! Take care, and thanks for reading!

All Three Mike and the Ninja Books Now on Sale via Amazon!

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:45 AM

[Update by Brian]

Good news for Mike and the Ninja fans! Now you can get all three books via Amazon! That's right--Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 are all available, they all qualify for free shipping, and they're all $9.50 a piece for the time being.

Also, if you have the time and energy, all three books are in need of some reviews, so if you've read them and want to leave some feedback, it certainly couldn't hurt.

This finally wraps up all of the extremely slow-moving, irritating work that needed to be done on the books that has been dragging on and on. We're going on vacation next week, and when we get back, I will probably start putting serious thought into the website redesign I teased earlier this year. I have a feeling that it will be a long term project, as well, but I'm excited about it because it will finally mean a real archiving system for all of these comics and blogs. It will take a while to convert everything, but will certainly be worth it in the end.

That's all for now! Take care, and thanks for reading!