Rearing Your Tween at Short Run!!!!

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEATTLE I’ll be performing a brand new edit of Rearing Your Tween, my parenting conference during the Short Run, Seattle’s small press fest at 11:30 AM!

Raising a child is like sculpting with clay. You can either sculpt a masterpiece worth a trillion dollars, or you can make a top-heavy monstrosity that will probably explode in the kiln. Your child is most malleable in their “tween” years, from age 10 to 13.

These years are incredibly challenging for both parent and tween alike. From dealing with bullies to the disgusting changes going on in their bodies, the trials and tribulations of owning a tween may make it seem hardly worth the trouble.

Luckily, artist Tom Van Deusen is here to help. With the aid of an elaborate PowerPoint presentation and a jazzy soundtrack, he will give advice that is darkly humorous, if not potentially damaging. So quit trying to find a foster parent for your tween on CraigsList and clear November 3, 2012 on your calendar, because you do not want to miss this life-changing event.

[NOTE: Parents are not recommended to follow any of Tom Van Deusen’s advice, and if they do, Tom Van Deusen can not be held responsible for any subsequent arrests. Also, Rearing Your Tween is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13, as Tom Van Deusen plans to use the “F” word a few times. Tastefully, of course.]

Short Run and Intruder #4!

Holy macaroni, this is going to be a wild wild wild week for me getting ready for my favorite comix festival, SHORT RUN!

I’m going to have the new comic DOG WALK DOG #2! (more on this later)


Friday: Intruder #4 release party+exhibit at One Night Stand Gallery in Georgetown, 7pm.

CUZ INTRUDER 4 IS GONNA BE DROPPED ON YOUR HEADS! I’m continuing SCORCHED EARTH on the back. And dig this cover by Aidan Fitzgerald!

Woof! So if you’re in Seattle, your whole weekend is BOOKED with sick comix events!!!

Baby Geniuses 3

VHS cover to the 3,000 page script for a movie I wrote. For the Scarecrow Video VHS show opening Oct. 20.

Drawing for SOiL Auction

Own this drawing Friday, Oct. 26 at the SOIL Auction by bidding a lot of money.

Intruder #3

Part 2 of Scorched Earth titled “Hard Work” is on the back of Intruder #3, which is available for free at Spine and Crown Books, Scarecrow Video, Arcane Comics, Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, Cafe Racer, Dead End Press, Sonic Boom Records, and more. Any orders from my website will have one included for free!

Sketchbook Drawings

I’m making an effort to draw in my sketchbook as much as I can. Then I post them on my tumblr. I’ve been really intensely bogged down by deadlines, but I’ve found the time to do these guys over the last month:

(make sure you click on them because I had to scale some of them a bit)


Copyright Tom Van Deusen 2014.