Getting up early in the morning on a Friday isn’t pleasant…unless there’s a new Albert the Alien page to greet you. And hey, what do you know? There is!

Seriously, I remember getting up in the morning when it was still dark outside every morning for school. And I was not a fan. I’m not a morning person, granted, and it takes me a long time to fall asleep (and wake up after I’m up), and it’s very easy to wake me up while sleeping. So it’s only natural to have me write Gerty a little similar to myself, since I don’t know anybody in middle school who was a morning person.

Upon getting up to get her new housemate, Gerty finds that the room is a bit … different.

We’ll be seeing more of Albert’s sleeping chamber in later adventures, but hopefully we see here that Albert doesn’t quite do things the same way we do things here.

And we’ll find out more ways that Albert does stuff differently in next week’s adventures. See you then!


My last show of the year is Wizard World Chicago. It’s my top-selling show of the year, and I’ll be in Artist Alley (E4) selling books, art, sketch cards, commissions, and a bunch of other stuff. My other creative half, Gabriel Bautista, will also be on hand selling his awesome art and sketch cards.

We’ll be in a row with fellow comic creators (and all around awesome guys) Russell Lissau (Shrek, Strawberry Shortcake), Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade), and Jim McClain (Solution Squad).

Additionally, I have a panel on Thursday – my first Wizard World panel! Below are the details of the panel:

DAY: Thursday
ROOM: 42
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: This panel looks at whether art is birthed from spontaneity or through crafted structure along with what obstacles can inhibit creativity, and any keys that exist to unleashing creative expression.