Hey Internet! Like all businesses, we’re taking important steps to battle cabin fever during quarantine. In specific, we’ve created a sweet new site at OlyHouseArrest.com, where we’re doing daily updates. I’m doing one of those big cumulative drawings I do, taking requests from kids, and updating it there daily. I’m also posting a coloring book page per day from the Krommitters coloring book I did a few years ago. I may also branch out into other stuff as I go. The whole point is to give kids (and parents) some small thing to look forward to every day, so please check it out and spread the word. Thanks!

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So many books!

Hey Internet! Sorry about the lag!

I’ve got too many places to update these days, so it’s easy to lose track of some of these sites. What’s new? Well! I’ve released the first three episodes of Kahnaway, my serialized lit project/novel, as well as started a blog from the perspective of the lead, Scrivener Jones.

The blog is here: ScrivenerJones.com, and since we’re all in quarantine, the books can be picked up by subscribing at Patreon.com/Calavara. New episodes released monthly!

I’ve also released a bunch of other new books, as I do.

Two alphabet books about murder:

Back in January I also released the first episode of Space Crime Cop Patrol, another serialized novel that I’m doing, except this one is for kids.

It’ll update on a far more spread out and random basis than Kahnaway, but will also be released through my Patreon. (Hard sell time! Back my Patreon to get ALL MY BOOKS mailed to you as they’re released!)

I’ve got other stuff going, too. Too much to backtrack and document here. I post most of it at my instagram as it’s made, plus regular random drawings and stuff, so that’s a great place to keep up. You can also sign up for some updates from my Patreon without actually paying it, which will let you know what I’m up there, or even back for like a dollar and get all the updates (though no physical books mailed to you).

Anyhow, there you go. I’m going to try to do a new quarantine-based cumulative drawing starting soon, so look out for that. Not sure what it’ll look like, since I only had the idea a few minutes ago. Huzzah!

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Two New Books!

Hey Internet! I’ve got two new books, The Zink and Mistakes Were Made! You know you want them! If you sign up for my Patreon this month (December), you’ll get them mailed to you as the December mailing. HOT STUFF!

The books are also available at Gallery Boom in Olympia. SO YOU’VE GOT NO EXCUSE TO NOT GET THEM!!!!

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Anxiety Beast

This is a (hopefully) animated image of a monster I drew and presented as part of a lecture/workshop I gave at Evergreen State College this week.

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Inktober 2019 Finished Art

Hey—here’s the (probably) final scanned copy of the huge drawing I did for Inktober this year! This was like 7 or 8 scans that Photoshop very politely merged into a single image for me, except for one little section that it absolutely couldn’t figure out how to fill, so I had to manually adjust that little section to sync up. There are probably other little areas that it had to fudge. Someday I need to find a scanner that can do 30 inches or something crazy, because this is always an issue with anything bigger than ledger sized. Oh well. For now, enjoy the full drawing. And if you’re a puzzle company, call me!

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Action Pigs!

Here’s a drawing I did and then digitized. I’ve had a couple of people ask me about making prints of it, and we looked into how to print onto black velvet, but came up totally empty. Aw well, too bad, but it’s still fun. Enjoy!

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Shirt Survey!

Hey Internet, I’m going to be producing a new Olympia shirt this holiday season, and want you to vote on which design I should use! I’ll post pictures here, but you need to go to this survey to actually vote! The background colors were chosen randomly, and will not be indicative of the final shirts ordered.

Thanks for checking them out! Here’s the link again:

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Hey person or internet-savvy-dog!

I’ve started a Patreon to use as a subscription service for my work! Patreon, in case you don’t know, is a way to support artist-types that you like by having an automated recurring payment made to them. The gist with mine is that you subscribe at patreon.com/calavara, and are then mailed something every month. The core idea is that I’m going to be producing a number of serialized projects, including a kids novel and an adult novel. While the producing these long-form serialized projects is the primary motivation, anyone who follows my work knows that I produce a lot more than one or two projects at a time, and so subscribers can feel confident that they’ll not only receive regular chapbooks of the novels, but also a steady stream of other books that I release. This includes picture books, poetry books, alphabet books, and who knows what else— pretty much a mystery box.

Two chapbooks, four stickers, and an actual printed book.

Maybe you know my children’s book work but not my adult stuff, or you’ve seen my art around, but never read any of my books at all, so you’re not sure. If you’re curious, or know someone who would be interested, please let me know via email, at tucoyohei@gmail.com and I can send you some stuff digitally, or meet you in a parking lot to hand over something printed.

There you go.

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Hey! For Inktober, I’ll be writing and drawing a book, a page per day! It’s called Zink, and I’m going to try to post an album here that *should* let you know click through and update here as I upload new photos. It should also be at Raccoonteurs.com.


Did it work? Is there a book there? I’m also doing one of the big huge drawings that I sometimes do. I’ll be updating it daily over at my instagram, where I’ll also be updating the story. You should follow me there, because I add things there all the time.

Also, I’ve been told to tell people who do the facebook thing to follow or like or whatever my thing that’s there: facebook.com/pcalavara

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Spring Arts Walk!!!

Hey Internet, it’s that time again! Olympia Arts Walk, April 26/27! This year, I’ll be encamped at Mixx96.1 at 119 Washington St NE.

This year is (almost) entirely based around my new book, Stop For Ducklings & The Four Crane Day, which is a chapter book for children.
There will also be a Stop For Ducklings coloring book.

But that’s not all! We’ll be having a coloring contest for kids, with some sweet books and stuff for prizes! Sweeeeeeet!

I’ll be covering the walls with drawings of birds (mostly chickens) playing guitars. I figure, y’know, it’s a radio station and I’m releasing a book about raccoons who form a band, so guitar chickens are pretty on brand here.

Finally, the plan is to setup a drafting table, and draw a maze/map of Olympia, where I add in whatever things kids or whoever tell me to add to it! This is a ridiculously bonkers idea, so come watch me lose it completely trying to pull it off while strangers ask me distracting personal questions as I beg people to bring me coffee!

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