2/28/14 - Just finished drawing page 19 of Episode 10. Halfway there!
3/2/14 - Updated "About the Author" page and added VanDroth to the "Villians" page.
3/23/14 - Currently drawing page 24 of Episode 10. I've begun writing some scripts for "Life With Honzy" as well writing the script for Episode 11.
4/3/14 - Just finished drawing page 26 and a third of page 27. I have some additional artwork that needs coloring but then I will display it on here.
4/28/14 - Added "The Gallery" and several new pictures to it. More images to come. I finished drawing page 30 this week and will start page 31 tomorrow.
5/11/14 - Finished drawing page 34 this week. Just a few more pages to go!
6/1/14 - Finished drawing Episode 10 this week. Just have a few pages to ink and color and the newest adventure will be ready!
6/16/14 - Today I finished coloring Episode 10. Just need to do some re-sizing of the pages and then it's off to the printer!
6/17/14 - Done! Episode 10 has been sent off to my publisher. I'll let everyone know as soon as it becomes available for purchase!
7/14/14 - It's here! Episode 10 is now available for purchase in book and digital form! Please go to the Story So Far page for the link!
8/25/14 - HUGE NEWS! I will be attending Ohio Comic Con on Oct.31-Nov.2, 2014, as a featured artist! Please stop by to buy a copy of Episode 1 and/or prints of my artwork!
9/7/14 - I'm almost done drawing page 18 of Episode 11. I just added two new images to the Gallery section.
11/2/14 - Whew! Back from my very first convention (Ohio Comic Con 2014)! What an amazing time meeting celebrities and other artists! THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS SHOWN YOUR SUPPORT!!
1/26/15 - Just added a new character to the "Villians" page and updated VanDroth's profile picture.
HUGE NEWS! I will be attending SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) on April 11th and 12th, 2015, here in Columbus! Please stop by to buy books and prints!
2/21/15 - This afternoon I took another big step! Please follow me on Twitter: @JoelCramerComix for even more updates on Honzy and Joel's adventures!
3/24/15 - Unfortunately, SPACE has been delayed to July 18-19th, but a smaller event is scheduled for April 11th. For more details please visit my Facebook page.
In comic news, I just finished coloring page 40 of Episode 11 and have drawn the intro for "Life with Honzy", a comedic spin-off series. More details to come!
4/13/15 - I had an AMAZING time at Extra SPACE this past weekend getting to be around other indie artists and meeting new fans! Many many thanks to everyone who came out to show your support!
I am applying the final touches to Book 11 and hope to have it sent out by the end of the week. Check back soon as I will be adding the cover for Book 12 to the Story So Far and Gallery page!
5/4/15 - Waiting on Book 11 to return from the printer. Meanwhile, I have finished the cover for Book 12 and have begun coloring the first page of "Life with Honzy". So far I have four pages drawn and inked. I'll begin drawing Episode 12 this week!
In other news, I'll be attending Piqua Comic Con on May 16th and Stebbins Con on May 23. Gonna be a busy month!
5/14/15 - Episode 11 is on its way to me by mail. I've been getting ready for Piqua Comic Con this Saturday and I think I'm all set now. Looking forward to the fun!
I've got two big announcements I want to make but I want to make sure they will pan out before I say anything. That being said, stay tuned! I hope to give you big news soon!
5/17/15 - Had a great time at Piqua Comic Con on Saturday! Met a lot of fellow comic fans as well as other artists. Special thanks to everyone who braved the rain to be there!
This Saturday, I'll be at Stebbins Con in Dayton, Ohio! Hope to see you there!
In comic news, Episode 11 is here and looking great! I'll be submitting it to IndyPlanet tonight. Stay tuned, I'll let you know when it's available!
5/19/15 - WOW! That was fast! Episode 11 is already available on IndyPlanet! Go to Story So Far to find out more!
5/24/15 - Had a great time at Stebbins Con yesterday! I met even more fellow comic fans, met some more potential fans of my own art, sold several books and had lots of fun! Many thanks to all who attended and especially those who helped put the show together!
I colored page 3 of spin-off "Life With Honzy" tonight. This concludes the intro and now it is time to start coloring the individual strips. I plan to have a few ready to go before I start publishing them.
As of now I have no plans for another convention until at least July, so I plan to get back to work on Episode 12 full-time again. I'll keep you updated as always on the book's progression.
7/6/15 - July 18th-19th I will be attending S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press And Alternative Comics Expo) here in Columbus, Ohio! Hope you are able to make it!
Episode 12 is coming along nicely. I'm nearly done drawing page 13 and just finished coloring page 4. I'm also working on drawing the latest strip for "Life with Honzy". So excited about how these projects are looking so far!
8/24/15 - September 12-13th I will be attending Cincy Con in Covington, KY and on Sept. 19-20th I will be at Independents Day Festival in Columbus! Hope you are able to make it!
I am up to page 22 on Episode 12 at this point. It's looking great and I look forward to its completion! I just added a new picture to the Art Gallery featuring some of the characters who will be appearing in the new book!
8/31/15 - Added another picture to the Gallery, this time featuring the villains Honzy and Joel face off against in Episode 12.
10/5/15 - CincyCon and Independents Day Festival were very successful! Many thanks to all who attended!
Page 29 of Ep. 12 has been drawn and I'm working on catching up on inking and coloring. Also, you can now get clothing based on "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" as well as some of my other artwork at www.skreened.com/cramercomics!
11/5/15 - Episode 12 is now drawn. Now on to inking and coloring the remaining pages!
This past Saturday I was a guest on John Orlando's podcast. If you'd like to hear our conversation, please go to www.pvdcast.com and look up Episode 81. MANY MANY thanks to John for being a great host and for taking the time to chat with me!
11/9/15 - I'm preparing for Piqua Con this Saturday but thought I'd take time to create a picture my brother-in-law and I came up with some time ago. If you'd like to see it (and other fun stuff) go over to the Gallery.
12/20/15 - My apologies for the lack of updates. This time of year is always crazy. :) I attended Piqua Con as planned as well as Stebbins Con a few weeks ago. My next show will be in February at ICE (Independent Comics Expo).
Episode 12 is inked, and I am up to page 25 right now in the coloring process. I have quite a bit of the script for Episode 13 written and I already have a cover design for it. Can't wait to start work on that book!
1/18/16 - Episode 12 is now being prepped to be sent off to my publisher. I am looking into making trades of the series so far, with new covers. More information on that soon! Next up is ICE (Independent Comics Expo) on February 20th in Dayton, OH!
2/21/16 - Episode 12 arrived on Friday and made its debut at ICE (Independent Comics Expo). I had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones! Thanks to everyone who came out to show your support!
Coming soon: "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" trades! I am planning a Volume 1 (Episodes 1-5), a Volume 2 (6-10) and a Season 1 set (Eps. 1-10). Details to come!
3/6/16 - Episode 12 is now on IndyPlanet! If you'd like to order a copy please go to the "Story So Far" section. Volumes 1 and 2 have been sent off to the publisher. I'll let you know when they are available.
- I had a great time at S.P.A.C.E. 2016! It's always a pleasure to meet new fans and see familiar faces at these conventions. Next show will be at Pickerington Library on May 14th! Details soon!
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this series, I have released three trade volumes: Volume 1 (Episodes 1-5), Volume 2 (Episodes 6-10) and a Season 1 volume (Episodes 1-10). The IndyPlanet links will be posted shortly. In the meantime, please email me if you are interested in a signed copy!
5/15/16 - Thanks to everyone who came out to the Big Comic Show at Pickerington Library yesterday! It was my first time being there but it's a great place to visit and I had a wonderful time!
I'm currently drawing page 10 of Episode 13, finished coloring page 2 and I have the first 7 pages inked. This book has been challenging lately but I am very pleased with the results.
7/18/16 - I'm currently drawing page 21 of Episode 13 and inking page 16. I'll be at the Comics Underground Distribution Comic Con on July 31st at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral here in Columbus. Hope to see you there!
8/14/16 - Just finished drawing page 23 of Episode 13. I also added an SHOWS AND EVENTS page to the menu so you can keep up on when and where you can meet me in person!
9/26/16 - Two successful shows lately (Yo-Ice in Youngstown and Independents Day in Columbus)! Many thanks to everyone who came out to see us! YOU make it all possible!
I added another show to the SHOWS AND EVENTS page tonight. More to come!
I'm drawing page 33 of Episode 13, the first 26 pages are inked and tonight I colored pages 11 and 12. I'm really excited about how this book is turning out!
12/28/16 - My apologies for such a very long gap in updates. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Back in October I created my first Honzy and Joel mini-comic "A Honzy-ween Story", which was challenging and fun at the same time. I'll post the link to that soon. I've finished drawing and inking Episode 13 and have the first 35 pages colored. In addition, I'm revising the final draft of Episode 14's script.
1/30/17 - Once again, I took a long time to update and I'm sorry about that. Episode 13 is finished and will be on IndyPlanet asap. I've begun drawing and coloring Episode 14 and am already up to page 5.
2/7/17 - Episode 13 has now been added to IndyPlanet and the links are over in the Story So Far page.
2/13/17 - Making progress on Episode 14. I'm about to draw page 9, the first 5 pages are inked and the 2nd page is in full color.
**I reached a new milestone this week! "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" is now on Amazon Kindle!**
Just do a search for "Honzy and Joel". Episode 1 is up now, the rest will be posted soon!
2/20/17 - Thanks to everyone who made it out to ICE (Independent Comics and Film Expo) in Dayton yesterday. It was great meeting up with current fans as well as meeting new ones!
**"Adventures of Honzy and Joel #2" is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a review there. I'd greatly appreciate it! :) **
My next show is March 4th from 12-5 at the Ace of Cups here in Columbus, Ohio! Hope you can make it!
2/27/17 - Page 11 of Ep 14 drawn and page 8 inked.
**Episodes 3 and 4 are now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a brief review of both on Amazon! Thank you!**
3/13/17 - Page 15 of Ep 14 drawn, page 9 and most of 10 inked.
**Episode 5 is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a brief review on Amazon! Thank you!**
Next show: S.P.A.C.E 2017 (March 25th and 26th)!
5/22/17 - Page 30 of Episode 14 drawn, page 5 fully colored and page 22 inked. I've also begun writing the script for Episode 15. This fall, I will be part of a special art gallery here in Columbus called Comics Vs Art. More on that soon!
**Episode 6 is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please me a brief review on Amazon! Thank you!**
Next show: 2017 Annual Spring Barn Sale in Grove City (June 3rd and 4th)!
6/5/17 - Thanks to everyone who braved the heat yesterday and the wind today to see us at the Annual Spring Barn Sale in Grove City! A couple of cartoon artists even dropped by! :)
Work on the 14th adventure continues! Pg 33 is halfway drawn, pg 23 is inked and while I am behind on the coloring I intend to catch up ASAP.
The next show will be June 24th. Details on that very soon!
6/19/17 - Episode 14 update: page 38 is mostly drawn, page 27 is mostly inked and page 6 is now in full color.
This Saturday (6/24) : I'll be at the Fairfield County Vendor and Rummage Sale in Lancaster, Ohio!
7/10/17 - Episode 14 update: the book is completely drawn! (YAY!) Page 37 has been inked, I've colored much of pages 11 and 12 and last night I wrote quite a bit of Episode 15's script.
ANNOUNCEMENT: this fall I am participating in a special event in Columbus called Comics Vs Art. Other local artists and I will be taking selected paintings from the Columbus Museum of Art and presenting our own take on them. I'll be posting more info as the time gets closer!
August 5th - I'll be at the Olde Hayfield Barn Pop-Up Sale (same location as the Annual Spring Barn Sale)!
8/7/17 - Thanks to all who came out to the Olde Hayfield Barn Pop-Up Sale yesterday! It was a lot of fun meeting new fans and catching up with current ones!
I finished coloring pages 8-11 of Episode 14 tonight, and the rough draft of Episode 15 is complete. I'm looking forward to starting that book as soon as #14 is done!
8/14/17 - Pages 12-19 of Episode 14 are now in full color. I have a rough design for the cover of Episode 15 and I also inked another "Life With Honzy" page tonight. My next show will be Yo-ICE 2017 on Sept. 9th. Stay tuned for more details!
8/20/17 - Pages 20-23 of Ep 14 are in full color, and I've colored a lot of pages 24-33.
Sept 2nd is the starting date for Comics VS Art and will run all through the month. It's much sooner than I had realized. I'll post the info next week.
*I had a pleasant surprise this past Friday night. I'll be adding it to the FANS' CORNER page in the next day or so. **
8/28/17 - **Time got away from me last week. I will post the additions to the FANS' CORNER asap. Sorry.**
Pages 24-30 of Episode 14 are now fully colored! Only 10 to go!
Starting this weekend, I'll be participating in Comics Vs Art, a month-long art gala here in Columbus! It's my first one and I am SO excited! As promised, here is the Facebook link to it: https://www.facebook.com/events/378864492531471/
9/4/17 - Many, many thanks to all who came out to Comics Vs Art Saturday night! It was an amazing time and everyone involved clearly did their best!
Pages 31-35 of Ep 14 are now fully colored and I added a few pics to the GALLERY as well as finally updating the FANS' CORNER page. Check it out!
This weekend: Yo-ICE 2017. Here's the link for it: https://www.facebook.com/events/1350021431730412/
9/14/17 - Thanks to everyone who came out to Yo-ICE on Saturday! It was a great time!
Later tonight I will be sending Episode 14 to my publisher. I'm so excited and can't wait until you can read it! Stay tuned for more news about its availability as well as updates on Episode 15.
This weekend: Independents' Day Festival 2017! Here's more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718230314859945/
9/25/17 - Episode 14 has arrived and it turned out great! I'll be posting it to IndyPlanet asap. If you prefer to order from me directly, please send me an email or drop by at the next show!
NEXT SHOW: October 21st at the Delaware Library. Details soon!
My comics are now on sale at Flying Monkey Comics and Games in Delaware, OH! On November 8th, I'll be doing a comic book signing there! I hope you are able to come on out and show your support!
Lastly, my artwork from the Comics Vs Art Gallery earlier this month is now part of an exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art! It features all of the artworks from the show which were made by local artists. I'm so excited and honored to be a part of this!
10/3/17 - I've started working on Episode 15. The first two pages are drawn/inked, and I nearly finished drawing page 3 tonight. Still waiting for Ep 14 to go live but when it does I will update the Story So Far page.
10/8/17 - Episode 14 is now available on IndyPlanet! If you'd like a copy, please go to the Story So Far page or send me an email.
The first four pages of Episode 15 are now drawn and inked.
10/16/17 - Pages 5 and 6 of Episode 15 drawn/inked.
This Saturday I'll be at Great Geek Fest 2017 in Delaware, Ohio (see Events page for details). I'll be debuting Episode 14 and will have copies of "A Honzy-ween Story" as well.
10/30/17 - Most of page 11 of Episode 15 has been drawn and the first 10 pages have been inked. I have some ideas for some new mini-comics and a new poster as well. More details on all that soon!
Nov 4th, please come on out to the Holiday Bazaar 2017 at the Westerville Naz 355 Cherrington Rd, Westerville, Ohio 43081 Hope to see you there!
11/5/17 - Page 13 is drawn, page 12 is inked and I started coloring page 1 tonight. Been a busy week!
This Wednesday (Nov. 8th) I'll be at Flying Monkey Comics and Games for my very first book signing! Here's a link to the info: https://www.facebook.com/events/267315733791183/
Hope to see you there! :)
11/12/17 - Thank you to everyone who came out to my very first book signing at Flying Monkey Comics and Games! It was fun catching up with fans and meeting new ones! :)
I started drawing page 15, page 14 is mostly inked and I've colored a bit of pages 1-7. Really loving how this book is turning out!
Next show: December 3rd. More details soon!
11/20/17 - I drew pages 15 and 16 of Episode 15, inked those pages and just now finished coloring page 1.
Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!! :)
12/4/17 - *sigh* I forgot to post the information about yesterday's event. I am so sorry about that. :( Last week was kinda rough for me.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the show! It's always exciting to meet new fans!
I've drawn part of page 20 and inked most of page 17 as of tonight.
12/11/17 - Work on Episode 15 continues! I've inked most of page 20 and drawn the first 21 pages now. I'm getting pretty close to the halfway mark! :)
12/18/17 - I inked page 21 and started drawing page 23 of Episode 15 this week. In addition, I worked on a special Christmas surprise that will be appearing in the GALLERY section next Sunday night. Be sure to check it out! :)
12/24/17 - As promised, head on over to the GALLERY section for a special Christmas surprise! :)
1/22/18 - My apologies to everyone for not updating sooner. I had some physical issues earlier this month that prevented me from focusing on my work but thankfully I'm much better now. :)
Here's an update on Episode 15: I started drawing page 30 this week and started inking page 29.
I'll be starting to attend comic shows again soon so please stay tuned for updates on them.
1/29/18 - I drew page 31 and inked half of page 29 this week. I also planned out a few more pages of my "Life With Honzy" side project as well.
I have a couple shows planned for the near future. More information on them will be posted soon!
2/4/18 - i drew page 33 and inked half of page 31 this week. I also drew and inked another "Life With Honzy" strip as well.
Next show will be Feb. 17th. Please go over to the SHOWS AND EVENTS page for more details!
2/12/18 - Hello! I drew page 35 this week, inked page 33 and just finished coloring pages 2-4. I also drew and inked another "Life With Honzy" strip as well as storyboarded a couple more.
Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday I'll be at the Valentine's Vendor/Craft Show from 11-4 at the North Union Elementary School in Richwood, Ohio (11-4pm). Here's more info: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155415528537815&set=gm.1668949019810953&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Hope to see you there! :)
2/19/18 - Thanks to all who came out to the Valentine's Vendor and Craft Show Saturday! It was a nice way to kick off the show year! :) My next show will be March 3rd in Newark, Ohio. More details very soon!
I drew page 37 and half of 38 this week (leaving about 8 to go!), inked page 34 and 35, then colored pages 5 and 6 tonight. In addition, I drew and inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip as well as designed a cover for the future book release. I don't have a set plan yet as to "LWH"'s length but it has been a fun side project that I believe everyone will enjoy! Stay tuned for updates on that!
2/27/18 - Sorry for the late update :( I drew part of pg 40 last week, inked about half of pg 37 and drew/inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip. I also wrote quite a bit of the rough draft of Episode 16's script. I've really enjoyed the first half of Season 2 and I look forward to what the second half will bring!
This Saturday I'll be at the Craft Show/Quarter Auction for Michelle's Miracles MS Walk 2018 in Newark, Ohio. Here's the Facebook info on that: https://www.facebook.com/events/146432256072124/ Hope you can make it!
3/5/18 - Thank you to everyone who came out to the Craft Show/Charity Auction for Michelle's Miracles MS Walk 2018 this past Saturday! It was a great time and we really enjoyed meeting new fans!
** I want to especially thank one of our newest fans, Tyler, for not only picking up Episode 1 as well as several posters, but then helping us pack up at the end of the show! Very much appreciated, Tyler! **
I drew most of page 42 this week, inked page 38 and colored pages 7 and 8 in Episode 15. I also started drawing a new "Life With Honzy" strip that will be my longest one to date (it's a full page in length).
Next show: Craftapalooza in Washington Courthouse, Ohio on March 24th (9-3pm). Stay tuned for details!
3/12/18 - I've drawn page 44 (2 to go!), inked part of page 41 and colored pages 9-11 this week. I also continued work on my latest "Life With Honzy" strip.
Speaking of "Life With Honzy", please visit our Facebook page THIS Saturday for a special strip from the upcoming book! :)
My next show will be Craftapalooza 2018 in Washington Courthouse on March 24. Here is the info: https://www.facebook.com/events/150919099015667/
**FREE admission! Hope to see you there!*
3/19/18 - I've finished drawing AND inking the rest of Episode 15, colored pages 12 and 13, finished drawing and inking the latest "Life With Honzy" strip, and designed the cover for the upcoming Volume 3 (featuring Episodes 11-15). *whew* What a productive week! :)
Don't forget, I'll be at Craftapalooza 2018 this Saturday! Admission is FREE!! Hope to see you there! (See post above for more information).
3/26/18 - Thank you to everyone who came out to Craftapalooza 2018 in Washington Courthouse this past Saturday! My special guest Honzy and I had a great time and it was fun meeting new fans (as well as a few current ones who live around there)! If you missed the pics of Honzy from the show, it's on my Facebook page!
(An extra thank you to Evette Fisher of Evette Make Things for making the Honzy stuffie for me. I'm having a lot of fun with him! :) Link for more info over in the FANS' CORNER page.
I drew and inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip this week, finished coloring pages 14 and 15 of Episode 15, plus colored quite a bit of pages 16-31. The book is looking great and I can't wait to show you all the finished version!
Next show: S.P.A.C.E. 2018 (Small Press Alternative Comics Expo) on April 28-29th. Easily one of my favorite shows of the year! More info on that soon!
4/3/18 - I drew and inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip last week, finished coloring pages 16-22 of Episode 15 and colored pages 4 and 5 of "Life With Honzy". I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished versions of both! :)
4/9/18 - I finished coloring pages 23-31 of Episode 15 this week, drew and inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip, worked some more on the rough draft of Episode 16's script and began work on my submission for this fall's Comics Vs. Art.
Don't forget: I'll be at S.P.A.C.E. 2018 on April 28-29 and I'll be at Flying Monkey Comics and Games on May 5th for Free Comic Book Day! Hope you can make it!
4/23/18 - Hey, everyone! It's been a crazy couple of weeks since I last posted but I'm going to take a moment to catch you up..... I've colored up to page 44 of Episode 15, drew and inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip, finished inking my submission for Comics Vs Art and worked more on the rough draft of Episode 16's script. I've also begun working on a new Honzy and Joel mini-comic that I hope to release in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates on that. :)
This coming weekend: S.P.A.C.E. 2018!! More info at: https://www.facebook.com/SPACEComicsExpo/
5/7/18 - The past couple of weeks have been busy but I'm here now to give an update. I had two show weekends back to back (S.P.A.C.E. 2018 and Free Comic Book Day), both of which were extremely successful as well as tons of fun! As always, it was great meeting new fans, catching up with current ones and being around people who love all comics as much as I do. :) A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to show your support these past couple weeks!
As long as I stay on schedule, Episode 15 will be off to the printer sometime this week. I hope to send out my newest Honzy and Joel minicomic, ''Class Act" very soon as well. The final draft for Episode 16 is complete, so I'll be starting that book very soon. I've begun coloring my "Comics Vs Art" submission, designed/drew/inked the cover for the upcoming Adventures of Honzy and Joel Volume 3 (Eps 11-15) and I've been continuing to draw/ink/color "Life With Honzy."
Did I mention I've been busy? ;)
5/21/18 - I received my first copy of Episode 15 this past week and I am very pleased with the results! It'll be for sale very soon! Just check the Story So Far page to see when it is available. I've also send out "Class Act", a new Honzy and Joel mini-comic, to be printed. I'll update when that is available as well.
I drew/inked a new "Life With Honzy" strip this past week and drew another one tonight. I've got a couple of surprises in store but I'm not quite ready to share those details yet. Stay tuned!