The Origin of Falcon Ace

Falcon Ace is a character I came up with when I was about 10 years old. He was someone I pretended to be, and later wrote stories and made little comics about. This is my ...

Solo Panel: The Innocents by Gipi

In “Solo Panel,” I am going to take a significant panel from a comic to examine and explore. The idea of “Solo Panel” was partly inspired by Brian Dillon’s column “Sentences” in Cabinet. In the ...

Lounger Issue 1 on ComiXology

Lounger Part 1 is live on ComiXology. This issue contains the first 49 pages of the story. Edited and in color. There will be three issues in total. Part two will contain pages 50-93 and ...

Subscribe to my newsletter

I’m going to start a newsletter to give people occasional updates about what I’m working on and what’s available. As encouragement to sign up for it, I’ve put together a 30-page pdf preview of the ...

The Prehistory of the Graphic Novel

Whatever the term “graphic novel” actually means, it is one that rose to mainstream use in the 1980s. But most people seem to agree that the term was first applied in 1978 to Will Eisner’s ...

Ishii, Arriola, and stereotypes

The MoMA just posted a comics biography of Ruth Asawa done by Jillian Tamaki. On the second page, Tamaki mentions Chris Ishii and a comic strip created about life at the Japanese-American concentration camps. I ...