Category Archives: Cartooning & comics

Fruma costume design for Hereville book 3

I can just make up outfits on the fly, rather than stopping drawing pages to design an outfit, but the resulting clothing tends to be extremely repetitive and bland. Much better to try and think the outfit through, and wind … Continue reading

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Costume design for Hereville book 3

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Political cartoon: Marriage Fixes Everything!

Description of cartoon: The cartoon depicts a young mother and her toddler, in a small and crappy-looking room. The woman is bent double under a load of boxes, trunks and bags, each of which is labeled: Unemployment, Lack of Education, … Continue reading

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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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