Poetry and Comics: Poems Becoming Comics

The connection between comics and poetry has been made several times by several very smart people. “{Comics] are also a kind of poetry, an incantation beckoning us to enter their world. The simplicity of their ...

Someone to Watch Over Me now available

As I was working on Lounger, I was also creating little reflective pieces about my childhood. I have now gathered these explorations all together into a 32-page comic. They don’t compose a linear memoir, but ...

Bering Strait by Tom Manning

Human beings prefer the progressive linear narrative. We like to tell ourselves stories where events start at a single origin point and progress towards their present, evolved endpoint. For many years in popular culture, people ...

53rd IVLA Conference Featured Artist

I have been chosen to be a featured artist at the 53rd International Visual Literacy Association conference. The theme this year is “Seeing Across Disciplines.” The conference kicks off tomorrow with the bulk of the ...

Lounger graphic novel now available

Just in time for Halloween, the printed graphic novel of Lounger is here and ready to order. The book is 144 pages and full color. You can order in from me here: http://www.nijomu.com/books/lounger/ I made ...

Monsoon 2

I heard about the Monsoon anthology online and got immediately excited. Slowork Publishing started the series in 2017 and it consists of four issues of documentary comics from Asia, published in both Chinese and English. ...

Panel: top and bottom

Rudolf Arnheim states that in an artistic space, “dynamics [vary] with direction” (30). Or to put it another way, location in a comics panel implies meaning. In the Famous Artists Cartoon Course Lesson 11, the ...