Max Riffner

Cartoonist. Designer. Illustrator.

Max Riffner is a cartoonist, designer, and illustrator with over 25 years creative experience. He has an MFA in Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has been a graphic designer since 1995.

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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 Hurrdat, a digital marketing agency in Omaha, Nebraska.

Vlogging on Patreon

Vlogging on Patreon

In the early months of the pandemic, I started to notice a shift toward video. Vlogs, actually. Video blogs. Some of it was from people being trapped inside. Sharing their experience on YouTube was a way to feel less lonely. For artists, it became another opportunity...

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Pay to Search?

Pay to Search?

I haven’t used Google for searching the web in years. That surprises people that know that I work for a digital marketing agency. I’m not saying Google isn’t important. Just that I don’t use them for their primary function: search. Why? Because it sucks. It hasn’t...

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Support Your Local DJ

Support Your Local DJ

I started posting my new comic to Instagram this week. Browsing my feed, it consisted of memes. I couldn’t find my friends or other accounts I follow. It was nothing but meme accounts. And I wasn’t sure why I was being shown most of this until I noticed that friends...

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Won’t You Be My Patr(e)on?

Won’t You Be My Patr(e)on?

I launched my Patreon last month. The British may call the effort “willy nilly.” I prefer to think of it as the dam finally bursting. I kept putting this off. The time had come, it was Halloween, and I thought, screw it let’s do this. It’s not...

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Join Me on Patreon

Join Me on Patreon

I decided spur of the moment to launch my Patreon tonight. Maybe it was the fact that Halloween is here, and the new graphic novel that I'll be sharing on Patreon takes place in Hell. I've heard some Halloween tales have taken place near that locale! Regardless, I...

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A Long Road To Walk

A Long Road To Walk

I am pleased to announce that the long wait for my next graphic novel is over. The Walk was released today. It was an ordeal to get to this date. I’m happy it’s here. I started communicating with Harry Markos at the end of 2005. I had finished my first graphic novel...

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