Here's a selection of my comics from newest to oldest:
Skew Part Two
Skew Part One
I'm serializing my second graphic novel on the Study Group Comic Books site.
Skew continues the psychedelic adventures of the Miizzzard – The Miizzzard has taken a break from battling space sorcerers to assist the Space Yetis. But the finale of a years-long ritual goes awry when the Miizzz is chomped up by a hypermorph. Will the Miizzz be able to save the Space Yeti grove?
Part Three coming soon!
“Bold, mystical, expertly designed and engrossing – Vortex follows the powerful sorcerer the Miizzzard as he travels to a mysterious planet and battles a strange, regenerating monster. The story gets more complex as the Miizzz finds himself sympathizing with the monster and her kin. Cardini’s art is stylish and stylized in a way that is entirely unique and absorbing, just like the alien beings the Miizzzard interacts with.” – from the Sparkplug Books website
Vortex is my first graphic novel, published by Sparkplug Books via a Kickstarter campaign in 2014, and originally drawn from June 2011 to August 2013. Click the image above to go the Sparkplug Books store. (136 black-and-white interior pages, 5.9x9", $13, photo and cover design by Glade Hensel)
This eight-page, seven-color comic is on the Study Group Comic Books site.
I drew this comic during the first session of Frank Santoro's Comics Correspondence Course.
"Glade and Mark in: Rocky Mountain Chomp"
I drew this comic for the ceremony program for Glade and I's wedding in January of 2011, and then I colored it and posted it online by itself in May of 2011.
"Assault on Yurg"
This comic was originally published as red/blue anaglyph 3D as one of four four-page comics in Math Fiction, alongside Pat Ausilio, Ian Harker, and Josh Burggraf. Math Fiction was published by Yeah Dude comics in December of 2010. I colored this version of the comic in April 2011.
I drew this comic for Secret Prison #2, a newsprint comics anthology. Secret Prison #2 was published in 2010.
"Miizzzard in ATTACK"
I drew this comic to submit to Taffy Hips #8 in 2010, not realizing that they had changed the size.
"Shamanman: The Castle of the Hyperlord"
This comic was in Smoke Signal #5. Smoke Signal is published by Desert Island.
"The Miizzzard of the Year 2978 ATTACKS
Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on this twelve-page comic. We brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it's two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.
"The Floating Crystal Witch ATTACKS
I drew this comic for Reynard Seifert's site hahaclever in 2009.
"Froghead ATTACKS Shamanman"
This is the first ATTACKS comic that I drew, inspired by Kevin Huizenga's comic Fight or Run. It's also the third Shamanman comic and the first comic that I drew with Manga Studio, which has served me well. I drew this on 24-hour-comic-book day, 2009, in my studio with my brohams Grant Davis, Martin Thomas, and Allison Andrews.
This is the second Shamanman comic that I drew.
I made this 12-page zine so that I'd have something to hand out to people at MoCCA 2009. It's based on a true story from when I was living by myself in Austin, TX.
"Shamanman: The Origin"
This is the first Shamanman comic that I drew. It's both his first appearance and origin. It was published in Smoke Signal #1 in 2009.
5x7 "TRANZ" Comics
5x7 is an annual benefit show for Arthouse in Austin. I drew four four-panel TRANZ-style comics (see the TRANZ zine below) for the show in 2009.
I drew this comic for the STAPLE! 2009 Program Guide. This was an anthology edited by Randy Lander and distributed to everyone who attended STAPLE! 2009.
Inspired in part by Yuichi Yokoyama's inhuman, action-focused comics, I drew a series of short, one- to three-page strips focused on one verb at the beginning of 2009.