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Fear of Dying…Content

Fear of Dying…Content

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...
In Defense of Resting

In Defense of Resting

When I get on Facebook, I see posts from other cartoonists exclaiming how busy they are, and how tired they are. And if you also work in tech or in a startup, you know that being tired is a badge of honor. It was for me too. I’ve been working in web for 20 years now....
I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

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...
Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Incredibly rich cartoonist Winsor McCay hosting a dinner party. 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...
Keep Working on Comics

Keep Working on Comics

I love starting my morning catching up with Tom Spurgeon’s excellent site, The Comics Reporter. He just published a great interview with Sammy Harkham, and one part in particular really hit home for me: I am genuinely in awe of anybody in the comics industry who...

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