I'm a storyteller at heart, and I've been lucky to work in several different concentrations at the same time during my career.


Published by Fantagraphics and SpongeBob Comics, I earned an MFA in Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies. I have also created several webcomics.


Comics and design go hand in hand for producing illustrations. I’ve done illustrations for companies like Storz Brewery and


I have been working professionally as a graphic designer since 1995, and I am now currently the creative director at B² Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Omaha, Nebraska.

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2016 Has Not Gone Well

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in Creativity

Thanksgiving is always a good break for me. I get four days free from work (mostly). That time off gives me room to breathe, gather my thoughts and take stock of the year. And deal with a minor medical emergency1. But like most people, I think we can all agree 2016 was the absolute worse. […]

Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Diary Comics

I decided to try Inktober this year. I’ve never participated before. I was usually drawing comics in October and didn’t feel like I needed more to do. But this year, I found that I have been so busy building websites that I haven’t had much time for comics at all. Plus I wanted to try […]

How To Draw Comics

How To Draw Comics

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Process

Last month I was invited to write a “How to Draw Comics” guide for an incredible local event, Panel Explorations. It was a comics symposium featuring the likes of Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Cullen Bunn, Eric Gapstur, Jeff Koterba, Allen Passalaqua and my good friend, Bruce McCorkindale. My work was featured in the program. I consider this […]

Max Riffner is a cartoonist, designer, and illustrator. He has an MFA in Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has been a graphic designer since 1995.

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