Bidding Wars on Apokolips

Apokolips (AKA eBay) is selling original art to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need.  Here’s the LINK to the page for my “Wake Up and Draw” original, but the Hero Initiative is listing many delicious, mouthwatering waffles auctions.

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Preview Pages on Huffington Post

The Huffington Post published an article about The Comic Book Story of Beer with an 11 page preview from Chapter One (following the introductory chapter). Check it out HERE!TCBSOB_Preview_18

Birthday for a King!

Time to celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s birthday with Wake Up and Draw…and Waffles!  It’s always fun to see a blast of sketches appearing across the internet every August 28th.  The drawings are auctioned off to benefit the Hero Initiative.  Here’s a link to a bunch of the drawings on comicartfans.com

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NPR Article on The Comic Book Story of Beer

Summer’s winding down, and I guess that means it’s time for me to start blogging again.  The Comic Book Story of Beer comes out in just over a month (Sept. 22nd) and we have NPR to thank for letting people know about it.  Check out this article/interview by Alastair Bland:  Guzzling 9,000 Years Of History With ‘The Comic Book Story Of Beer’

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Discovering Special Edition NYC

BeerGalleysTomorrow I’ll be heading to New York to enjoy the city and attend Special Edition NYC June 6th and 7th.  I’ll have books, original art, and prints, as well as a galley of The Comic Book Story of Beer!  I’m hoping to meet many a beer enthusiast and perhaps gather some preorders for the book.  If you want some additional info on the book, please check out the website thecomicbookstoryofbeer.com.

Below is an image of “The Crustacean Agent” that I created specifically for Special Edition NY to be used as badge art:SENY_Badge_CROP_AHere’s a Robot 6 article with a couple other images for badges created by folks from Periscope Studio.

The Crustacean Agent originally appeared in the Monsters & Dames 2015 Art Book (see below).  The ECCC exclusive is currently sold out, but I’ll have a few prints available in NY.  Hope to see you there!MnD2014_McConnell_72dpi_B_Signed

Exclusive Confessional Advertoon

I’m providing something a little different today.  Most of my blog posts are news updates relating to the projects I’m working on or process posts, but today I’m presenting a sequential cartoon strip that I drew specifically for this blog.  It’s also unique because it’s autobiographical and expresses something I care passionately about.  I’m calling it an “advertoon” because its meant to support my friend’s business, but I compiled this series of images simply because I wanted to express something important to me.  Thanks for taking at look.

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More Savage Sword!

Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword Volume 2 is available today from Dark Horse.  It’s a 144 page anthology that collects the various stories from earlier issues into one convenient collection.  All three parts of the Dark Agnes story that I was involved in (see previous Dark Agnes posts) are collected back to back.  Francesco Francavilla drew Part One and I took over for Parts 2 and 3.  Check out this PREVIEW for a little taste of what’s included in this appealing package designed to sate your thirst for savage tales of adventure!  REHSavageSword_vol2 Also, if your interested in acquiring any of the original art of the Dark Agnes pages that I drew, I have them available for sale.  I’ll bring them with me to Emerald City ComicCon this March, but shoot me an email if you’d like to get a hold of them now.REHSavageSword_vol2_DarkAgnes