Fear of Dying…Content

Fear of Dying…Content

Postedon Jun 30, 2016in 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 by […]

In Defense of Resting

In Defense of Resting

Postedon May 18, 2016in Advice

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 […]

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

Postedon Jan 17, 2016in 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, […]

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Postedon Oct 27, 2015in 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 lucky […]

Keep Working on Comics

Keep Working on Comics

Postedon Jul 10, 2015in Advice

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 makes their living from making comics. That’s a wonderful thing. […]