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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Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Advice

  Working full time as a cartoonist is a wonderful dream. Some people get a chance to do it. But it’s a hard life. As a successful cartoonist told me once, “sometimes I make $100,000 a year, and sometimes I make $10,000. You just never know.” And that’s a successful cartoonist. Most of us are […]

The B-Sides Podcast

The B-Sides Podcast

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Business

We recently started a podcast on the B² Interactive blog. The B-Sides features myself, Bailey Hemphill (Brand Manager), and Scott Rowe (Marketing Director). We talk about current events in digital marketing, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening to us! This is the first podcast I’ve been a host on, so I’m getting a kick out of […]

Everyone is Creative

Everyone is Creative

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Advice

I wrote another post for the B² Interactive blog, this time about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: creativity. Most people in any organization feel like they cannot possibly be creative or contribute to a creative project in a meaningful way. I’m here to tell you that it’s simply not true. If […]

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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