Thursday, December 17, 2009

SHIFTING, CHANGING, MOVING

So... I'm not really going to post on blogger anymore. I redid my website with WordPress, so you should go there from now on for this sorta thing. I'll leave this up. You know, to flood the ol' cultural milieu.

www.ilikeapplejuice.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

FINISH THE MONSTER

I made a doodlin' zine. It's full of pictures of monster heads, torsos, legs, arms, wings, etc. etc. that YOU can finish. I gave out preliminary versions to trick-or-treaters (along with candy, of course), and it went over well.



LINK! LINK! LINK!

Monday, July 13, 2009

at the bank

teller: How was your weekend?
me: Pretty good. How was yours?
teller: Short.
me: I hear that. (or something)
teller: I have split shifts. It makes the weeks shorter, but it makes the weekends shorter, too.
me: Oh. So life is just flying by.
teller: Yeah, which I guess is nice.
me (to self): Oh... Dear God.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

nick-nick nick nick nick-nick nick nick

NICKELODEOFF.

I am super-bummed that the plug has been pulled on Nickelodeon Magazine. I don't remember what I ate for lunch today, but I recall every single detail - where I was, who I was with, what I was wearing, what was going on - when I got the word that NickMag was publishing one of my comics. That was almost five years ago, and it is one of the top highlights of my career. It has indirectly opened up a lot of doors for me. Who are you? Pfffft. Wait, what? You're in Nickelodeon? Come on in, sir!

The staff at the magazine is awesome. Chris Duffy and Dave Roman are saints of the comics world, as they have showcased work from loads of crazy good artists in a really cool way - in a magazine for kids. Some of the filthiest, most perverted comic artists in history have done kids' comics for NickMag, and that is too cool. Artists I admire and look up. A lot of great names... and me. Why? WHY? Boy, did I have those guys fooled.

Anyway, the magazine will have issues until October (I think), and I have a comic in the July issue, which should be on stands now. It's my favorite comic I've done for them... and it's the last.

I'm so happy to have been a part of something that I grew up on. NICKELODEON, SON! What a dream come true for a good ol' boy from West Texas.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Urban

A couple of months ago, my editor told me that Urban Outfitters was going to start carrying my book at some of their stores. Kind of a test run that would hopefully lead to it being carried in all of their stores. We didn't know which stores or when this would happen.

And that's the last I heard about it.

Until today when a gal who I met last year at the Miami Book Fair sent me a message letting me know that she saw my book at Urban Outfitters. So... I guess the plan is in action.

Hooray! So... consider doing me a favor and going to your local UO and seeing if my book (Punk Rock Etiquette) is carried there. If so, pick up a copy, take a step to the side as not to block the books on the shelf, and laugh loudly as you flip through it. Repeat until someone notices, picks up a copy, and takes it to the register. And hey, don't get me wrong. That person taking a copy to the register can definitely be you.

Thank you.
Yours,
Travis

Sunday, June 7, 2009

what whaaaaaat?

I haven't blogged in over a month. Crazy.

1) Jessica and I went on vacation. An honest-to-God-ain't-gotta-do-nothin' vacation. We flew to Portland, which was AWESOME (neither of us have ever been). It was super beautiful and a lot like Austin.

Then we took the train to Seattle for one day. We went in December and weren't superfans of the place, but we wanted to go long enough to go to the Space Needle and the Sci-Fi Museum, which was TRIPLE COOL because there was a Jim Henson exhibit. My hero. My ultimate hero.


photo by some dude working there.

Then we took the train to Vancouver. The train ride was old-timey.


photo by jess. old-timiness by me.



We stayed in Vancouver for five days, and totally fell in love with the city. Rented bikes a couple times and rode around. Stayed in a baller-ass hotel for crazy cheap (Priceline negotiater!), plotted becoming Canadian, rode little boats around. It was great. We can't wait to go back.

2) So I'm staring down a deadline. In two weeks, the first draft of my new book is due. I'm about 2/3 finished. And basically, if I pull this off, I'm the greatest writer alive. If I can't, I'm human after all. I'll let you know.

3) I'm in Texas for another week or so. Abilene for a while, and then Austin for a couple days. My mom's dog that I claim as my own had a seizure tonight. He has them every once in a while. Scary. And heart-breaking. But he's healthy and happy otherwise. The vet isn't concerned. I love you, Corbin!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

EAT POOP, FIREFOX!!!

For the past few months, Firefox has really been pissing me off. Always crashing on me. And update after no-choice update, I kept hoping the problem would be fixed. But no.

AND NOW...

I noticed that my bookmarks toolbar where I had a few of my favorite websites and webcomics... was gone. Empty. Dang. Oh well, I can add those again. But then... oh no. My bookmarks - all 200 or so of them organized into several folders over the past few years - ALL GONE.

DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!

SCREW YOU, FIREFOX!!!

I'm done.

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Edit: Fixed it. Everyone settle down.