Storytelling

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

Cartoonist

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

Illustrator

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

Designer

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.

From the Blog

The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Tools

I’m never going to buy another laptop again. The iPad Pro is the mobile computer I’ve been looking for my whole life. It’s changed my mobile creation kit in a big way. Back in August 2015, I wrote about the tools I use on the go. Since the iPad Pro replaces a good majority of […]

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in Advice

Something that sticks in my craw is the idea that I hate mainstream comics. Let me back up. I have an indy comic pedigree. I have an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. I won the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini Comics. Fantagraphics has released my work. I do work for SpongeBob Comics, […]

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in Process

I like setting creative goals instead of making New Year’s resolutions. I feel I’m less likely to accomplish “resolutions.” But I do think it is a good time to take stock of the previous year. And rather than set resolutions, I like creating goals. Lots of goals. Sometimes creative goals change mid-year, and I can […]

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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