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

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Business

What happened to summer? I wrote a blog post for the B² Interactive blog about using the Shopify plugin for WordPress back at the end of July. I went on a quick working vacation and dived head on into a giant web project that I’m just now wrapping up. It took up so much of […]

How To Build A Professional Cartoonist Website Quickly

How To Build A Professional Cartoonist Website Quickly

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 in Business

I recently wrote about how webcomics are good for content marketing and why cartoonists should be doing them. But I’ve since been receiving questions about simply getting online with a professional cartoonist website. The cartoonists asking me these questions are usually posting a bit on Tumblr and that’s about it. If you were paying me […]

Fear of Dying…Content

Fear of Dying…Content

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Advice

I’ve been thinking about reboots. Sequels. Relaunches. We are living in a culture of constant recycling, remixing, never dying content. Zombie content. And I find myself wishing for new, original voices and stories. Of course, there is the argument that nothing is ever new, not really. And I agree with that. Every story is influenced […]

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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