Comic-Con! NGA Video

So the end of July came along and my wife, daughter, and I packed up and said goodbye to Calgary after a great year and a half in that sunny city. From the tremendous support of comics scholar extraordinaire Bart Beaty who brought me there to all the friends we made over that time, it was a difficult goodbye.…

Sketching Entropy

I was delighted and honored to talk about Unflattening, comics, and the importance of visual thinking at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC earlier in June! it was an amazing experience and It’s exciting to see more and more places open up to comics. The event was recorded and the NGA has released…

Grids and Gestures

With this post, I want to try kicking off a collective comics-making activity – details below. But first, a few bits of news… New interview with me by Pedro Moura on the origins of Unflattening, my process, challenges, and more in The Comics Alternative. I was also interviewed recently for Colombia’s El Espectador by Pablo Guerra that…

Unflattening Lexicon March Talks

I’m excited to see “Unflattening” picked up in other fields and entering the lexicon a bit… First up, Dr. Diane Jette, the Associate Chair of Physical Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital referred to it as part of her keynote lecture at the American Physical Therapy Association conference. This was brought to my attention by Mike Pascoe assistant…

Comics on the Rise

Some updates… Unflattening received a lovely review in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, by Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Ashleigh N. Bingham, and Jessika O. Griffin. I really appreciated that they drew attention to the educational themes of the work. A little excerpt from their opening and closing:  “Unflattening not only deroutinises the traditional dissertation form, it conveys the…

Maxine Eugene

This week, I’m on the road again, heading to the University of Oregon in Eugene for talks on comics and education and alternative scholarship! For details on the events Thursday and Friday, please see UO’s events page here. If you know someone in the area – send them over! Also, I’m thrilled that my comic in…