Congratulations, Jason!

Congratulations, Jason!

I can finally share something very near and dear to my heart. Jason Lutes, our sturdy CCS captain and one of the best people I’ve ever met, finished his masterpiece Berlin. It’s been a two decade journey for him and it finally culminated this year....

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Spring Is My Comic Season

Spring Is My Comic Season

For most cartoonists, winter is the time to get work done. Short, cold days keep you inside and productive. For some reason, I start cranking out pages at a supernatural rate in the spring. Usually. Not for the last several years. With two surgeries in my rear view,...

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You Will Be Missed, Dean

You Will Be Missed, Dean

I'm saddened to learn about the passing of Dean Allen this week. He was one of the great writers and designers of the independent web. And he created one of the best content management systems of the early 00's – Textpattern. Nearly every site I built between 2005...

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Inktober 2017…From Hell

Inktober 2017…From Hell

For this year’s Inktober, I’m turning it into a work assignment. I’m going to be working on a graphic novel set in Hell after I finish The Walk. And I wanted to use the month as an opportunity to do some research and character studies on demons. Demons who I’d like to...

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Surgery Is A Great Way To Stop Drawing Comics

Surgery Is A Great Way To Stop Drawing Comics

Twenty-six years ago, I dislocated my right knee while we were on a family vacation in Colorado. After the initial dislocation, it seemed to be better. I wasn't running a marathon or anything, but it was okay to walk on. Several days later, we stopped for an...

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Don’t Train The Same Art Muscles Every Day

Don’t Train The Same Art Muscles Every Day

Sorry for the radio silence. I've been hard at work getting the art for The Walk further along than it has been. But I still feel like a failure on many levels. I can't blame myself for losing a couple years on it due to my health. But I have a hard time working on it...

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The Zen of Web Typography

The Zen of Web Typography

Illustration by Katie Kassel I wrote another blog post for B2 Interactive concerning web typography and embracing the nature of the web versus forcing your content to look like your print pieces. You fiddle. You fudge. You make soft breaks in text to avoid orphans....

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The Struggle To Create

The Struggle To Create

I've been slowly finding time The Walk, but it's a struggle. I started working on this comic in the summer of 2013, after I graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. That's four years ago now. I've been trying to determine what my roadblocks to success have been....

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Buy My Latest Comic

The Crippler's Son

Buy my latest comic, The Crippler's Son released by Fantagraphics! Love, professional wrestling, and family secrets are revealed as two brothers try to reconnect.

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