Victus #2 Available for Pre-order

Hey hey, the day has finally come… Victus #2 is ready for public consumption!  I’m really stoked about this second issue and I hope you are too.  As with last time, I have some special bonus’s so read on…

The Story Continues:

Isaac continues gathering artifacts for Absalom, while also working with Alphonse and Dom to mark the city. A local religious group worships together at a cathedral under watchful eyes. Children are frightened by a strange creature seen near Absalom’s shop. Isaac witnesses a shocking event while spying on Absalom.

Product Images:

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More product images HERE

I also have a 5 page preview of the story HERE

Pre-Order BONUS:

All orders placed by 12/20/13 will receive a free 8.5″ x 11″ print:



As before, the first 10 pre-orders will receive pages ripped straight from my Victus sketchbooks…

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So, what are you waiting for?



And while you’re over at the store, you can also order the newest Simon mini comic:

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This is the second collaboration between my brother Logan and I.  The initial print-run is EXTREMELY limited, so go get yours now:


Thanks for all your patience as I worked to complete the second issue of Victus.  I am very proud of the work and I think you’ll find it to be worth the wait.  More news to come next week!

– Tyrell

Have your CAKE and eat it too!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!



Saturday & Sunday

June 15th – 16th

11am – 6pm

Center on Halsted

3656 N Halsted

It’s here!  This weekend!  Seriously folks, this is going to be an incredible show. I’ll be right here:


I’ll be sharing a table with the always spectacular Beth Hetland.  Keep your eyes peeled for other amazing artists exhibiting at CAKE: Kenan RubensteinMK Czerwiec, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Sean Dove, Emi Gennis, Lyra HillMarnie Galloway, and tons more!!!

If you miss this show, you’re pretty much a loser.

If you come by, mention that you follow the blog and I’ll give you some goodies.

Modern Storytellers

Friday, June 14th (the night before CAKE!) is the opening for Modern Storytellers at Ugly Step Sister Gallery.  I’ll be there and hope you can make it too.  The show is filled with some amazing artists!

750 S. Union St.

Chicago, IL

Opening: Friday, June 14th, 6pm – 11pm


Ok friends, You’re almost out of time to reap the benefits of pre-ordering Victus #1.  If I get your order before Sunday, June 16th, you can still get a free print of Celeste:


After that, I’ll still take your money, but won’t be throwing in the free poster.  If that’s not cool enough, each book will be embossed with my monogram and hand numbered:emboss


Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered!  I’m humbled by your support.  It went miles to helping me get the book finished and pay for the printing.  The first round of orders have been shipping out this week, and I’m hoping most of you get them by Monday, June 17th at the latest.


If you’re a local Chicago person, or flying in for the show, CAKE will be the first chance for anyone anywhere to get their hands on the books.  I’m very pleased with how they turned out and I can’t wait to share them with you!

I’ll leave you with these gems:


Jack Kirby.  Showing his power in the earthly realm yet again.


Darrow and Moebius lighting it up with City on Fire.


I am completely in love with this Barry Windsor-Smith cover for X-men #186

Until next time, keep your ducks in a row.  Well… geese.


VICTUS #1 Now Available for Pre-order!

I’m very excited to announce that the first issue of my next comic series, Victus, is now available for pre-order!  Here is a description of the first issue:

In a timeless city, a young thief named Isaac struggles to connect with a beautiful girl.  The bartering inhabitants are challenged by the public speeches of a great thinker, while a mysterious man constructs a machine powered by stolen religious relics.

Victus is a deus-scientia fiction comic that explores both the purity and corruption of human relationships.  It features foot-chases, strange technology, exotic animals, and thought-provoking philosophy.  Each book is presented as a precious object for readers to experience intimately and engage with emotionally.

Here’s what the book looks like:

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My printer, Rink, has done an outstanding job on the books and I think you’ll love the final product.  There are more images of the product and 6 preview pages available on my website:

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Preview Pages


As a bonus, I’m including a free 8.5×11″ print with all orders received before June 17th.


As an extra bonus, the first 10 pre-orders will receive original pages taken directly from my Victus sketchbooks.  That’s right, I’ll just rip them out, sign them, and send em along with your spiffy copy of Victus.


All pre-orders will ship by June 17th.  SO… What are you waiting for?!?  GO…



Although I am not a lady, I very much appreciate all ladies and I happen to do comics.  I’ll be speaking as part of the Laydeez Do Comics series this Thursday, May 30th, at Quimby’s Comics.  Please come down to hear me rant about my life as a comics artist.  I guarantee that you’ll hear something new about me (for better or worse).


I’m honored to be participating in a group show called Modern Storytellers at Ugly Stepsister Gallery.  The list of artists includes talented friends like Marnie Galloway, Ashley Elander, and many others.  The show opens on June 14th, so more info will be coming soon.  Hope you can make it!

Thanks everyone for all your support!

– Tyrell

Gary: Book 3 for sale! Comikaze post-carnage!

I’m am extremely happy to say that Gary: Book Three is now available for purchase via


This is the final book in the Gary series!  I have been working with a new printer called Rink, and they did a fantastic job on this book.  I couldn’t be happier with the result and I hope you all enjoy Book Three as well!


I had an awesome time at Comikaze this weekend!  My fellow exhibitors were kind and the show felt very welcoming.  My table was HUGE, and I had a hard time filling it up with product.  But I tried:

I take comics VERY seriously

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table and said hi or purchased a book!  The only celebrity spotting for me this trip was Badger from (thebestshowonTV) Breaking Bad.  He did not try to sell me meth.


I also hit some of my favorite LA food spots and try some new ones:

clockwise: Al pastor burrito- La Estrella; Animal fries- In N Out; Chicharones & Burger- Father’s Office

I will continue to post my process in creating Gary in the coming months, so please keep checking in.  I will also have more information about my next (2) projects soon!


– Tyrell

Simon: The Collection 2001-2011

I’m happy to premiere  Simon: The Collection 2001-2011 this weekend at Chicago Zinefest!

This volume of 166 pages collects the last 10 years of my Simon comics (sneak peek last week).  Not only do you get a taste of the beginnings of Simon, but I’ve included some never before seen material as well!  I’m also honored to have pin-ups from these talented folks:

Rinko Endo

Reid Psaltis

John Wright II

Casey Green

Idriys Grant

Jingxuan HU

Jen Gillespie

my Zinefest table-mate Beth Hetland!

and that snazzy cover is a collaboration with the great Gerald Proctor III, who also created the graphic design and layout for this collection

I couldn’t be more excited about this book and I’m hoping all of you in the Chicago-land area can come by Chicago Zinefest to get your copy!

Saturday, March 10th

Columbia College

1104 S. Wabash

8th floor @ table 62


I’ll be signing every copy and including individual sketches on the inside back covers.  Of course, I’ll also have Gary 1-2, Simon mini-comics, and another special item that is only available at Zinefest.  For those of you who can’t make it, I have also added the Simon Collection to my store for purchase:

10 years of Simon!

Thanks everyone for the support and hope to see many of you this weekend!

– Tyrell

Cube Prints Now Available

Happy New Years to everyone!

I finally have internet in my home again.  I’m very sorry for the delay in posting.  But I do have good news…

The long awaited cube prints are finally available!  Here is what they look like:

All prints are 8×10 on thick bright white paper.  Each design (other than 6) was created with marker on paper, sans ruler.  For design 6, however, I did use Photoshop to enhance the hand-drawn original.  Some of you may recognize this design from the T-shirts also available on my website.  Colors seem to have replicated nicely and I’m really excited to see these on some walls!  Let me know what you think, as I’d love to offer more designs in the future!

Purchase Cube Prints

For my next post, I’ll proclaim my adoration for the great Katsuhiro Otomo and talk about style and content influences.

– Tyrell

MIGHTY now available

A comic I did a few years back is now available for digital download.  It’s called Mighty

The book is based on the Biblical account of King David and his Mighty Men.  It explores the psychological and spiritual struggles of David’s warriors as they vanquish countless foes in the name of their Lord.  Mighty is full of epic battles, while questioning the ability of faith to overcome doubt and man’s struggle with his call.

The book is about 70 pages, and consumed all my spare time for a couple years.  It’s available for only $1.99 and I’d love for you to read it.

Purchase MIGHTY

Wish me luck as I prepare for Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland this weekend!  I’ll have an update for you when I get back!