#inktober 2015 – art challenge…so far

These are the drawings I have done so far for the #inktober art challenge this year. I have not been as productive with this years challenge, but I am pretty pleased at how the drawings have come out. In the end there will be a specific order, but I am making it up as I go.

I have really been enjoying painting wet-on-wet on some of these.

I will have a full presentation post of these in November after I finish the story.


#inktober 2015




2015-10-27 Cartooning at the North Beach Library in San Francisco – Spooky Cartooning for Halloween

North Beach Library Branch in San Francisco CABOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It’s almost Halloween and time for some spooky cartooning in San Francisco. I will be teaching a spooky workshop so come and join in the fun.

When: Tuesday, 10/27/2015, 3:30 – 5:30
Where: North Beach Meeting Room – 850 Columbus Avenue
LINK http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1021144401

Time to celebrate the season of spooky fun as you learn to draw Halloween themed cartoon characters. The workshop teaches basic cartooning techniques while we draw pumpkins, ghosts, witches and other seasonal characters. Taught by Brian Kolm. (AtomicBearPress.com) Space is limited, for registration please call North Beach Branch Library, Tel: (415)355-5626 or jewel.chen@sfpl.org
This is a Maker & Fabrication program from SFPL. Create with us- from clothes to robots to so much more.
This is a Design & Fashion program from SFPL. Come Style with us!


2015-10-24 Schulz Museum – Peanuts Tribute and Sketch-a-thon – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Schulz Museum logo - Santa Rosa CA

I have the honor of being a guest at the Schulz Museum for the Peanuts Tribute and Sketch-a-thon. The event runs from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with a presentation beforehand from 12 to 1pm. I will be selling comics, prints and doing art commissions in my new Sketchbook! There will be a stellar group of artist to meet and lots of fun to be had.

What: Peanuts Tribute and Sketch-a-thon ? 1:00 – 4:00 pm
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Where: 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, California 95403
(707) 579-4452

At 1:00 pm, celebrate 65 years of Peanuts with cartoonists Paige Braddock of Jane’s World, Frank Cammuso, creator of Knights of the Lunch Table, Terry Moore, of Strangers in Paradise, Paul Pope of Battling Boy, and Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile, as they discuss the enduring influence of Peanuts, their own work, and the new Peanuts tribute book released by BOOM! comics. Followed by a Sketch-a-thon featuring 20 of today’s cartoonists including Art Roche, Brent Anderson, Brian Fies, Brian Kolm, Denis St. John, Donna Almendrala, Frank Cammuso, Gabby Gamboa, Heather Jaeger, Jonathan Lemon, Judd Winick, Justin Thompson, Lex Fajardo, Lorenzo Luna, Lucas Turnbloom, Paige Braddock, Paul Pope, Raina Telgemeier, Sam Coaass, Shaenon Garrity, and Terry Moore.


2015-10-07 Cartooning Class for Kids – San Lorenzo Library 2:30

I am teaching two cartooning classes at the newly remodeled San Lorenzo Library. One workshop for kids and one for teens.

What: Kids Cartooning – San Lorenzo CA Library
When: 2:30 to 3:30
Where: 395 Paseo Grande – San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Cost: Free
Contact: 510-284-0640 – http://guides.aclibrary.org/SanLorenzo
Sign-up at the Library

What: Kids Cartooning – San Lorenzo CA Library
When: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: 395 Paseo Grande – San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Cost: Free
Contact: 510-284-0640 – http://guides.aclibrary.org/SanLorenzo
Sign-up at the Library


2015-10-03 Cartoon Calisthenics at APE, the Alternative Press Expo in San Jose CA 1pm to 2pm.

Alternative Press Expo in San Jose CA

I am returning to APE: The Alternative Press Expo to teach Cartoon Calisthenics as it return to it’s original home in San Jose CA. The workshop will be a lot of fun, but it will be in a different space outside of the convention hall. I have included information for my workshop and the convention itself.

What: Cartoon Calisthenics at APE
When: 1pm to 2pm – Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Where: ANNO DOMINI GALLERY – 366 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 – http://www.galleryad.com/
Cost: FREE

Artists of all levels are invited to start their day at APE off right with healthy and fun cartooning challenges and exercises with artist and teacher Brian Kolm (atomicbearpress.com). No need to wear your sparkly sweatsuit (unless that’s your thing), just bring yourself and be ready to draw!


the Alternative Press Expo


2015-09-10 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND SKETCHES fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco

As many of you know I have been working with the Cartoon Art Museum over the last 14 year. I have taught classes, volunteered at events, organized events and had the pleasure of calling the staff my friends. But this year their rent was DOUBLED at their current location and they have to move and so they are going out with a bang with a cool fundraiser on Thursday September 10, 2015… a NIGHT OF A THOUSAND SKETCHES!

I have the honor of being one of the many artist who will be sketching during the event which will allow folks to help the museum out and get a custom piece of art crated right before their eyes. There are 36 artists who will rotate during the night with most sketches only costing a donation o $10 (or more). It’s going to be EPIC!


Here is some more information…

Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate our final days at our current location with a party featuring cartoonists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes, and other surprises. Live music, specialty cocktails, and original artwork will be on tap—stay tuned for updates!

Artists from all around the Bay join the museum to celebrate 14 years at the 655 Mission Street location and help raise funds for our move to a new location! Artists will be sketching all night; caricatures, superheroes, animated favorites, and more in exchange for donations of $10 and up, which will go to the museum’s storage and relocation costs.

Guest artists include a who’s who of Bay Area all-stars:

Gary Amaro (Sandman)
Brent Eric Anderson (Astro City)
Mark Badger (Batman)
Elizabeth Beier (We Belong, caricatures)
Mark Bode (TMNT, Cobalt-60)
Maureen Burdock (The F Word Project)
Kyle Cabral (Game Design, caricatures)
Michael Capozzola (Surveillance Caricatures)
Peter Conrad (Cringe)
Steve Englehart (The Avengers, Detective Comics)
Greg Espinoza (Pug)
Andrew Farago (TMNT)
Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse)
Al Gordon (Justice League)
Mick Gray (Batman and Robin)
Alan Groening (Animation Mountain)
Mike Hales (Wobbly Art)
Gene Hamm (Hell Toupee)
Matt Harding (PopApocalypse)
Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny)
Mark Haven Britt (Monument)
Nathan Heigert (Shade)
Sinclair Klugarsh (Faith No More)
Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press)
Vincent Kukua (Image Comics)
Karen Luk (Steampunk ABC)
Larry Luna (Lenerd)
Lee Mars (Pudge, Girl Blimp)
Pete McDonnell (Marvel Comics, caricatures)
Frederick Noland (SF Weekly)
Melissa Paglucia (Above the Clouds)
Jeff Plotkin (Happy Freak Show)
Mark Simmons (2000 AD)
Nina Taylor Kester (PEANUTS)
Robert Triptow (Gay Comix)
Chuck Whelon (Pewfell)

And many, many more to be announced! Don’t miss out on the big farewell to 655 Mission Street!

Celebrate 30 years of exhibiting and education the public about cartoon art, and help us to continue our next 30 years!

Little Nemo ($10.00)
general event ticket
Pogo ($20.00)
one event ticket, one sketch ticket and CAM tumbler
Jiggs and Maggie ($50.00)
2 event tix, 2 sketch tix, 2 drink tix + CAM goodies
Calvin and Hobbes ($100.00)
2 event tix, 2 sketch tix, 2 drink tix + CAM goodies + membership at new space


2015-09-06 SF ZineFest 2015 – A21

Hey all, I am at SF ZINEFEST this Sunday September 6, 2015!

San Francisco Zine Fest
San Francisco’s Premiere Zine Festival
When: Sunday, Sept 6th 2015, 11AM – 5PM
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
Free Admission!

San Francisco Zine Fest 2015 - find Brian at A 21

SF Zinefest is a celebration of DIY artistry with local artists selling and sharing their wares…

SF Zine Fest seeks to advance the do-it-yourself ethos by fostering community throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In our annual weekend-long event, we celebrate and support independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in workshops, exhibitions and public events.


NEW SKETCHBOOK – Daily Drawings 2014 w/ Pirates / Animals / People

This Sunday, September 6, 2015 is SF Zinefest. I will be there tabling (table #21) with a new book, Daily Drawings 2014. It’s a 32 page book that features some of the drawings I did in my sketchbook with a specific theme(s). The book contains drawings from my Pirate, Animal, and People themed books.

I will have a limited amount of books for sale at the event and each one will contain a custom drawing as well.

DETAILS: 32 pages, 4.25″ x 5.5″, Black and White Printing on textured paper, Custom drawing in each book, AND two different covers.

Daily Drawings 2014 sketchbookDaily Drawings 2014 sketchbook

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