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Happening Now:

Due to the spread of COVID19 virus,

all in-person events are postponed.

Find updates/online options below!




Drawings in a Time of Social Distancing

June 12 - August 12, 2020

Online drawing exhibit

Organized by Long Island City Artists

Viewing Room 2 - my drawing



Local art studios + galleries are open to the public

See my workspace & meet amazing artists!

Reis Studios, LIC, Queens NYC


Attending related receptions & events, details TBD

Usually includes a 10x10 art exhibit with auction

Status: Postponed, probably to November 2020.

Until then, I plan to make a video tour option + online info

Free Comic Book Day - POSTPONED

​Carmine Street Comics & everywhere!

Read all about it:

Please support your local shops in hard times!

Love free comics?

Download previous FCBD giveaways!

Support the making of my next comic!


New York Poetry Festival

10th Anniversary POSTPONED to July 2021

Governor's Island (NYC)

Reading at Chumley's Stage w/Redeemer Writers

(Stay tuned for more events...)

Kids Comic Con - ONLINE!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th 2020  10am-12noon

Live on Facebook with drawing demos!

FREE family-friendly event

Join in community outreach through comics!

Learn more at:

MoCCA Arts Festival - POSTPONED

Metropolitan West at 639 W 46th St

Event details: and SOI

Status: They are finding a later date with venue

Fashion to End Child Trafficking

FRI/SAT, FEBRUARY 14-15th 2020

hosted at Church of the Holy Apostles

296 9th Ave. in Chelsea, Manhattan NYC


Working door & photography at indie fashion show,

produced by TheSet NYC to benefit charity.

TICKETED, family-friendly event

(Happens a few times each year.

So if you missed it, check out the next one!)


New York Comic Con

OCTOBER 8-11th 2020

Drawing, networking, selling sketches on request

Professional 4-day badge, attending all days!

(awaiting badge confirmation)

Evening Events:

Creator After Con Network and other after-parties

Status: Assumed to be happening? NYCC website still shows a daily countdown to the event!

March 2020: The Javits Convention Center in NYC was filled with hospital beds to prepare for the virus spreading. (Photo links in this article and ways to donate)

Event organizer ReedPop runs many great conventions,

and posted this COVID19 statement dated 3/24/20.

May 2020: Temporary hospital is reported to be closing.

June/July 2020: Virus cases in NYC are on the decline, and the city has begun phases of re-opening.

And remember, you don't have to wait for conventions

to appreciate comics creators - find new work online, and commission art, or become a backer on Patreon.

"Now What?" Novel Writing Months


Revisiting my novel from November's challenge

(and my other novels-in-progress)

for expansion & editing.




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