Welcome to the “About” page, where you can learn all kinds of things about Lead Paint Comics, like:

WHAT’S IT ABOUT:
Lead Paint is about life and death, pain and joy, faith and absence. Also boobs, barfing meat golems, eyebeams, and girls with time portals in their crotches.

If you want an easy way to get acquainted with our work, I would head to the most recent year in our archive, click a comic, and start reading. This is probably the easiest way to get a feel of our current voice and output. You could also hit the “random comic” button for a bit (it’s located immediately below every comic, right in the center of the text navigation) if you’re interested in exploring our body of work as a whole. Or, hit the “first” button and start at the very beginning.

WHEN DOES IT UPDATE:
Every Monday we either post a comic or a little note about what we’re working on.

I’M PRETTY LAZY, HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH YOUR COMIC WHILE EXPENDING AS LITTLE EFFORT AS POSSIBLE?:
You can join us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you will be reminded about new updates each week. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed with your preferred feed reader, something like Google Reader, if that’s your fancy. We also have a weekly comic email that gathers up all our content for the week and goes out every Monday morning. You can sign up for that right here.

If you don’t use any of this stuff, I don’t know what to tell you. Tie a ribbon around your finger, write a creepy lipstick note in your mirror, tell your cat to remind you, whatever works for you best.

WHO MAKES THE COMIC:
Lead Paint Comics is written by Mike Cornnell and Dana Wulfekotte. Dana handles all the art, and Mike handles most of the website.

WAIT. WHO THE HELL ARE THEY?:
Settle down jerk.

Dana is a professional animator and illustrator. She has been employed on various cartoons pretty much since she graduated college. She currently lives in NYC, and with a decent running start, can throw a toaster the length of a football field. Her interests include enjoying the occasional fine nacho and once owning a radiator that sounded like a fumbling rapist. She is really into rabbits (owns two as pets!) and knitting, so if you want to chat her up, those are two good topics.

Mike is a Philadelphia-based writer and editor, earning most of his living writing about marketing and other business-related stuff. He’s moderately into video games and comic books, and is an enthusiastic beagle owner. You can talk to him about any of that stuff (or other things!) through his ask box.

THESE TERRIBLE BIOS ARE TERRIBLE! I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DANA AND/OR MIKE!:
You can ask Dana or Mike any question you want through their Formspring accounts. Dana’s Formspring is right here, and Mike’s is right here.

HOW ELSE CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU GUYS?:
We can be reached at mail@leadpaintcomics.com, or through our Facebook or Twitter pages. We also read every comment posted directly on the site, and do their best to respond as quickly as possible.

ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO BE AT ANY CONVENTIONS THIS YEAR? WHICH ONES DO YOU NORMALLY DO?
We did MOCCA for the first time in 2012, and will be continuing to go for at least a few more years. We’re considering NYCC, Baltimore, and Wizard World Philly as likely future shows. If you’re curious if we’re going to be at a specific show, or you’d like to invite us to your con, send us an email at mail@leadpaintcomics.com.

WILL YOU DO A GUEST COMIC FOR MY WEBSITE?:
Probably, if we have time! Dana and Mike are really busy working on the site most of the time, so it might be a while before we can get to it, but send us an e-mail at mail@leadpaintcomics.com, let us know what your time frame is, and we’ll see if we can work something out.

DO YOU ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS OF GUEST COMICS FOR LEAD PAINT?:
Sure! Just keep in mind that we might not run it for a while after receiving it, or at all if it’s not up to our standards. If you want to run some ideas past us or get our required image specs, e-mail us at mail@leadpaintcomics.com.

IS DANA AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE OR COMMISSION WORK?
Yes. Contact her with job proposals at mail@leadpaintcomics.com. Please though, no spec work requests or offers of “Draw my book and I’ll split half the profits with you later.” I’m sure Dana is flattered you’ve taken enough interest in her work to want her on your project, but she makes her living by drawing. Please respect that by not asking her to work for free.

IS MIKE AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE OR COMMISSION WORK?
Unless by “commission work,” you mean “playing video games” or “reading about nudity,” no.