Blind Comics Symposium

A short update with news of an event I’m cohosting this week! First, a couple of recent podcast interviews. Back in June, I spoke with Mike Hanson for his show the Well Read Investor and we had a good conversation about how I came to do this work and thoughts about comics in education. That’s…

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S21 Making Comics Documented

A small update with tons of comics making activities that I do in classes for you to try for yourself or with students! First, I did an interview with Michael Hawley for the Podcast the Well Read Investor.  A fun conversation – we got into my back story, my creative process, and a lot of…

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First steps

A short post – as I plug away (slowly but surely) on the follow up to Unflattening – with the working title Nostos – I wanted to send out a call to anyone who has always wanted me to draw their baby (or themselves as a baby) in a book! I’m looking specifically for images of learning to roll…

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ME WE

I made a thing in response to the past four years and the hopeful shift represented by January 20, 2021. If you’d like to download, PDF is here. It is a successor to my 2016 election comic “WE.” I don’t get a lot of time to draw these days on my book, let alone for…

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Making Zithers

The state of things these last months has meant that I’ve posted much less about my teaching than I’d intended (though as always, I have tons of my teaching materials compiled here). But I recently shared some activities from class on Twitter, and given the response to them, I thought I’d detail them here. The…

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ING 2020

Sharing here my quadrennial presidential election comic for 2020 “ING…” I made the first of these political comics back in 2004 (see “Security” here and “Show of Hands” here), and that occasion prompted my full-on return to comics-making as an adult. As a result, I’ve ended up doing one each election season since. This one…

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Talks and Comics Classroom Resources

A roundup of news, upcoming talks, and resources from my classes that I’ve made available (with an opportunity to participate in my class’s midterm(!) below). Past events first: the kind folks at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute have made a terrific video that weaves together an interview with me, alongside a workshop and talk I did last…

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CfP Unfurling Unflattening

Some exciting news about Unflattening and a trio of interviews! I’m thrilled to pass on the Call for Proposals for “Unfurling Unflattening” – an edited collecting on teaching with Unflattening across disciplines and educational contexts! As described by editors Amanda Latz, Janine Utell, and Andrea Kantrowitz – this book “is meant to generate openings – to…

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Thanks and Arrival

It’s getting to that time in the semester – what began as a wave of newness, then turned to a mass of projects in multiple directions, now begins a rapid race to the finish line. When I drew up my syllabi this summer, I made a little drawing marked December 7th for the arrival of…

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Detroit!

This Friday October 12 at 4pm, I’ll be a guest of the WSU English Department to discuss Unflattening and thinking in comics at Wayne State University‘s Maccabees Building room 10302, reception at Tony V’s Tavern at 5756 Cass Ave to follow [Note this has changed from my original post]. I did my masters there (well, two…

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