Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Hawkline Monster

I just did a cover for El Monstruo de Hawkline, Blackie Books' fourth Richard Brautigan translation (I was especially happy with how the cover for In Watermelon Sugar came out). Here's the final, along with some sketches and an earlier version.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gainful Employment

I'm going to be volunteering at Magers and Quinn in Minneapolis on Saturday from 2-5. They're inviting some local authors to hang out in the store and talk books with holiday shoppers for Indies First and Small Business Saturday. So come say hello and support a great independent book seller. We can talk about comics or typography or design books, or histories of religion, or good books on atheism or human nature, or pretty much anything by Steven Pinker... or whatever. I'll even try and say something intelligent about novels, if the subject comes up. And in case you missed it, here's my little cartoon manifesto on why you should buy books in a store.

(Also speaking of buying stuff, it was just brought to my attention that the Me and the Universe print [a strip I did for the New York Times this Fall] was erroneously listed as sold out at my store site. In fact there are still a few copies there in case anyone's interested)

Friday, November 7, 2014


I'm in New York this week messing around in a studio with Adam Henry. Which means I get to go to Comic Arts Brooklyn Saturday. I'll be signing at D&Q's table from 4-5.

(Oh and by the way, everyone really really should go see Julie Doucet's beautiful little collages at Desert Island while they're in town...)


Monday, October 13, 2014

MOI needs your help

Last Spring I designed this cover for an anthology of student writing from the Mid-Continental Oceanographic Institute, the Twin Cities up-and-coming 826 group that does great tutoring and creative writing work with the cities' youth. They are in the midst of a fund-raising campaign via IndyGoGo and need all the help they can get. I'm designing a poster (based more or less on the above image, but more under-water-ish, with some color) as one of the premiums for the $100 level. Help these guys out so I get to make this poster!