Browsing articles from "August, 2009"

Into the Lair of Dragon*Con

By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post, News  //  5 Comments

Yes, My friends, Dragon*Con is coming up fast. It’s time for mayhem in stormtrooper drag and chance encounters with TV celebrities of yesteryear. I will be in the Pop Artist Alley, and will be signing and sketching all weekend. Also see me in panels such as:

Illstration and Artistry in YA on Friday Night at 11:30 PM (that will be a wild one, let me tell you) in Marriot room A707 (are you writing this down? Good!)

Scary Faerie Tales, Saturday at 1:00 PM in the Hyatt’s Montreal/Vancouver room (if you can find it in the maze).

What are these panels about? It doesn’t matter! They’re fun for the whole family, and I’ll be on hand to make sure they don’t get boring.

Also, a free quick sketch for anyone who gives me the secret password, which will be “AAAAAAAAAARRR!!!”

Be sure to say it loud!

do illustrations/artwork find their way into published works? Graphic novels… changing how young adults read? Does the visual impact literature?


By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post, News  //  2 Comments

Whoops, almost forgot to mention it here. Lan Pitts of Newsarama did a quick interview with me to talk about my new site, plug my latest, etc. Here it is.


Polly Vol 2

By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post, News  //  14 Comments

I’m currently beavering away at Polly volume 2. It hasn’t been decided whether it shall be a six-issue miniseries, a GN, or three “prestige format” issues, as I’ve been doing with Courtney. Interestingly, as a writer artist, I understand why artists get the big bucks and writers get the big recognition. Writing is 80% inspiration; art, 80% perspiration. With Polly, once I get a good head of steam going, I can knock out an issue script in a day. But it takes weeks of outlining, thinking and rethinking, doubting, worrying about the gun on the wall in Act 1 and whether I can work its discharge into Act 3. Still, it takes a month of work and worry to write a six-issue series, and six months to draw it. On the other hand, when I don’t have inspiration to guide me, no amount of work in the world will prevent a story from being utterly mediocre, as my editors will attest.



Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-23

By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post  //  No Comments
  • My New website is officially launched. is resurrected! And now, nap. #

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By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post, News  //  9 Comments

My new website is officially launched. It’s a little bare right now, but there’s a gallery, a links page, and of course, a place here for folks to post comments and chat with me. Please don’t be shy to post your thoughts, long or short, and I’ll be checking and responding regularly.

Also, I intend to post a fan-art and con sketch gallery, but I have to go through my closet and find some of the great art you folks have sent over the years. Somewhere, I still have a photo of the first tattoo based on my work, which was a Gloomcookie cover. But if you have fan-art or con sketches you want me to put up in the gallery, send them.

In other news, the script for Polly Vol. 2 continues apace. I’ll let you know when it’s done, and post art as it becomes available. The artist for Volume 2 is the amazing Robbi Rodriquez, whose website can be found here.

Finally, I’m starting a twitter account, which is to say, I have become a twit! Look me up.


Hello world!

By Ted Naifeh  //  Blog Post, News  //  No Comments

Hey there. As I mentioned below, I’m working on a new wordpress site with me groovy new web mistress. Stay tuned for the new gallery, plus a much more regularly updated blog. Just as a tidbit, I’m currently writing Polly and the Pirates Vol 2. More on that late breaking story as it progresses…