March

I finished a big project this month, and launched myself into a new strip without taking the time to figure out what’s next. Now I’m working backwards, trying to take time to figure out how I want to approach my next project, how to build on what I’ve done while also trying something new. I’m […]

February

I started a new comic tonight. I only worked on it for about an hour, but I felt a thrill at the imagined possibilities of this new project. I imagined pages that I might draw and directions that I might take. I mentioned Virginia Woolf in my last monthly post, but I guess I have […]

January

This post is very late! I was busy first with editing a long story (now almost done, you’ll see it in Yearly 2019) and then with several weeks of unexpected travel. So now I’m looking forward to getting back into my normal routine, a part of which is making these posts on time. Here are […]

December

I’m switching the order of these posts, putting the news up top and my reading list down below. That probably makes more sense, especially for a month like this when I did a lot of reading. I read several comics I had been putting off because I was asked to contribute to the Best of […]

November

Little Leagues #1, Simon Moreton Caryatid, Daryl Seitchik Pretending is Lying, Dominique Goblet Dyaa, Yvan Alagbe Blammo #10, Noah Van Sciver Some Trick, Helen DeWitt Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, ed. Barbara Haskell Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia O’Keeffe [the 1977 book that includes several long commentaries from O’Keeffe about her work] My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and […]

October

Why Art, Eleanor Davis Fielder #1, Kevin Huizenga Or Else #3, Kevin Huizenga What The Body Is For, Madeleine Witt It’s Ok That It’s Not Ok Chapter 1, Christina Tran Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life, Roxana Robinson Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, Wanda Corn Alfred Stieglitz: A Legacy of Light, Katherine Hoffman — I want to say a […]

September

Ley Lines: Recapitulation, L Nichols Summer Travel Zine 2018, Cathy G. Johnson Four Years Part One, Kevin Czap Rumbling Chapter 1-2, Kevin Huizenga An Untamed State, Roxane Gay An Abundance of Katherines, John Green Lethal White, Robert Galbraith — This post is late, because I’ve been deep into new projects, trying to pump out pages every day. But […]

August

Hold Still, Sally Mann Difficult Women, Roxane Gay Monograph, Chris Ware The Interview, Manuel Fiore Blackbird Days, Manuel Fiore (I really didn’t like this one. 80% of the stories in here didn’t merit being reprinted. It felt like the criteria for including work was “we need enough pages to make a book.”) Minor Leagues 6, Simon Moreton (Loved […]

June

Reader’s Block, David Markson (reread) Georgia O’Keefe: Art and Letters, ed. Jack Cowart and Juan Hamilton But Is It Comic Aht #1, ed. Austin English — I have three living grandparents, all of whom recently gave away many of their belongings. The polite way to describe this, I think, is “downsizing.” Another way to describe […]