Monday, April 14, 2014

A Fortnight Till Fun

WHAT?!?  C2E2 starts a WEEK from FRIDAY?!?  Gedouddaheah!
Come see me at ‪#‎C2E2‬ at Artist Alley table E17 on April 25-27.
For more info & to buy tickets visit

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fangs For Nothing

The new issue of BART SIMPSON comics contains a 10 page story written by Ian Boothby and drawn by yours surly. It's called "Fangs for Nothing", with Bart playing an elaborate practical joke on Principal Skinner. On sale now!

And my next story will be in the following issue, # 90, due out in May. It's called "The Curious Case of Hans Moleman."

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

C2E2 2014

As I do every spring, I'll be attending Chicago's premier comic convention, C2E2. You'll find me in Artist Alley at table E17, along with fellow artist Jim Terry. Please stop by and say hello.

April 25-27, 2014

Table E17, Artists Alley
South Building at McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Barta Art-a Day

This Saturday from noon to 3, please join me, Gary Gianni, Scott Gustafson, Dave Dorman, Doug Klauba, Raf Nieves and Dan Dougherty at REEL ART in Berwyn for C2E2's "Artists' Day".

6727 Stanley, Berwyn, Illinois
Saturday, March 22  noon to 3

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Yeah, yeah, YEAH!

A week from tonight I'll be sloppy-drunk-sketching at the AW YEAH COMICS 2nd Anniversary Bash. Come out and laugh at all the unintentionally wavy lines.

Trust me, these guys know how to throw a party!

When:      Saturday, March 15 from 7:00pm till...

Where:   AW YEAH Comics
4933 Oakton Street,
Skokie, Illinois

Friday, February 28, 2014


I'm starting the inks on my latest story for SIMPSONS COMICS. It's called "The Curious Case of Hans Moleman." Here's a glimpse at the pencils, including the MAD MEN homage above.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Dandy Sandy Issue

I have a new story in the latest, 29th issue of SpongeBob Comics, a special Sci-Fi all-Sandy issue. This is the nifty, EC-inspired cover.

Indiana Wants Me?

We'll find out tomorrow, when I'll be a guest at the Northwest Indiana Comic-Con, drawing sketches, selling art and schmoozing with fellow artists Tom Gianni, Doug Klauba and Ryan Browne.  Come on out and punch that evil super-villain Polar Vortex in the groin.

Northwest Indiana Comic-Con
Sunday, February 23, 2014
10AM - 6PM

• LOCATION: Villa Cesare
900 Eagle Ridge Drive
Schererville, IN 46375
(Off Rt 41 / Behind Home Depot)