The Dot and The Line

I'm happy to announce The Dot and The Line, a two-person show with Brian Mallman at Migration: A Gallery in Charlottesville Virginia.

I'll be showing pages from some recent books (including HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE) along with drawings and collages. Migration is also making available my new book The Dot & the Line. It's a small downloadable book that will be available only through their website beginning Friday. Here's more show details:

The Dot and The Line
Warren Craghead & Brian Mallman
January 2 - January 26, 2009

Opening reception Friday January 2nd, 5:30 - 8pm

Migration: A Gallery
119 Fifth Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA




show @ Migration Gallery

Opening January 2nd I'm in "The Dot and The Line", a two-person show with L.A artist Brian Mallman at Migration Gallery here in Charlottesville.

I'm planning on showing pages from books (including HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE), some larger drawings and some other drawing/collages. I'll also be making a book that will be available online. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting more about getting ready for the show...

Violet swinging last year

Violet swinging last year
Originally uploaded by wcraghead



Originally uploaded by wcraghead

"A Flame Expelled" online story and "The Best American Comics"

I'm happy to announce that recently my color story A Flame Expelled was published on Top Shelf Productions' Top Shelf 2.0 online comics anthology. You can read it for free here.

Thanks to Brett Warnock and Leigh Walton for publishing the story.


I'm also happy to announce that my book HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE was a "Notable Selection" in this year's edition of The Best American Comics, published by Houghton Mifflin and edited by Lynda Barry with Series Editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. Thanks to all of them for the recognition.


Drawn while driving

Drawn while driving
Originally uploaded by wcraghead
I've figured out how to post from my phone so expect to see more
frequent images, though they might be not so great pictures.

SPX 2008 and Ignatz nomination

I'm trying to catch up on things that happened over the fall since I fell off the blogging cliff...

In early October I went to the Small Press Expo in Bethesda MD. I was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist for my book HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE. I didn't win, but it was nice to have my weird, sort-of comics recognized at SPX which is mostly indy and alt comics. The nominating panel was a group of artists I respect a lot so not winning wasn't too bad. From their website:
The Ignatz Awards are a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, the nominees being determined by a jury of five comic artists.

This year’s jury consisted of Gabrielle Bell, Farel Dalrymple, Eleanor Davis, John Hankiewicz and Andy Hartzell.

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman's brick-wielding mouse, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression.

The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry. The Ignatz Awards are voted on by those who attend this year's SPX on Saturday, October 4 only.

I only bought a few things at SPX - it was jammed with exhibitors but just like last year there were only a dozen or so booths with anything interesting. Big thanks to Alvin at Buenaventura Press for giving me table space and letting me play store, and ahoy to pals KH and TG for hanging out.



free book- Seed Toss, Rough Cut

I'm happy to release a new d.i.y. picture-story book, Seed Toss, Rough Cut. The book is a PDF download from my website here. It's a do-it-yourself book - you can print it out, and then follow the directions on the page to fold it up into a little book.

I'm releasing it under a Creative Commons license which means you can copy it, send it to your friends and even remix it as long as I get some credit and you don't sell it.

You can also read it here: