Category Archives: Cartooning & comics

What’s Sexist About The Faces In Disney’s Frozen

Animation student Gianna has blogged an excellent essay critiquing the identical faces of the protagonist sisters in Disney’s Frozen. Disney has already proven that that they can easily design female characters who don’t have the Exact Same Face. Then they … Continue reading

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Hereville Wins An Oregon Book Award And I Am Surprised

I attended the Oregon Book Awards tonight with my friend Becky Hawkins; Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite was nominated for the “Graphic Literature” category, but had no chance of winning, since the competition included Joe Sacco and Craig Thompson, … Continue reading

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Hereville Wins A Cybil Award

I’m thrilled to announce that Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite has won the 2013 Cybil Award for best middle-grade graphic novel! You can see the full list of winners here. Congratulations to all my fellow winners. Congrats as well … Continue reading

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Love This Cartoon By Clay Butler

I came across this cartoon on Facebook – where it was poorly reproduced and had Butler’s credit at the bottom cut out (why do people do that? I can see why people reblog and repost cartoons that lack a credit … Continue reading

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Guest Strip on “Modest Medusa” today

I’ve got a guest strip on Jake Richmond’s webcomic “Modest Medusa” today; Jake is my housemate, my studiomate, and the colorist of “Hereville.” Bizarrely, considering we share a home and a workplace, it feels like I don’t actually see Jake … Continue reading

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Cartoon: DEBT!

[expand title="Transcript of cartoon"]This cartoon has four panels. Each of the panels depicts two characters, a woman in casual clothing (striped pants, sleeveless shirt) and a balding man wearing a collared shirt and necktie. Panel 1 WOMAN: So why can’t … Continue reading

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New grotesque drawing from my sketchbook

I love drawing these!

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Guest Post At “A Moment Of Cerebus”

I’ve written a guest post at A Moment of Cerebus, a blog dedicated to the enormously influential but also very anti-feminist comic book “Cerebus.” My post is about the artistic ends of things, not the anti-feminism. Included in the post … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!

[spoiler]Panel 1 Large lettering shows the title: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions! Below the title lettering, a group of picketing workers can be seen. Most are just silhouettes, but three people in the foreground are drawn in more detail, and … Continue reading

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Character Design In Progress: Mirka’s Little Sister

After having let it lie a long time while I worked on other aspects, I’m back to working on the character design for Layele, Mirka’s little sister, for Hereville book 3.

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