Brushfire Cover Reveal!

July 25th, 2021 My squirrels! I am beyond excited to finally reveal the cover for my upcoming all-ages (yes, this one is for everybody!) graphic novel, Brushfire. I’ve been working on this story for a long time (and as you can see, it’s titled Wave 1, which means that it’s just the beginning of aContinue reading “Brushfire Cover Reveal!”

Heartbreak Weather

July 15th, 2021 I’m still on the Old Chicago email list. For more than a few months, when I’d open one, I would feel heartbreak for what I lost. After a while, though, I would start to feel a new kind of heartbreak; I’d think of all the things I would have never experienced ifContinue reading “Heartbreak Weather”

Visible At Night

July 5th, 2021 Whenever I felt invisible, my mom used to remind me I wasn’t. That sounds stupid to say, but it’s true, and now on days when I feel invisible sometimes I worry I won’t be found by anybody. It is very easy to look up at the sky and be impressed by aContinue reading “Visible At Night”

Hot Weirdo Summer: Limited Edition Print

July 3rd, 2021 I don’t sell a lot of original art or prints, but I wanted to do something fun (and I wanted to draw my crew!) for my upcoming event on July 21st at Issues Needed in Apple Valley. So here it is: “Hot Weirdo Summer,” a limited-edition print I’ll have available at theContinue reading “Hot Weirdo Summer: Limited Edition Print”

2%

June 21st, 2021 Sometimes it takes an animal’s perspective to help us understand our own lives; the way that humans tend to overcomplicate things often gets in the way of seeing them clearly. This has become very apparent as I finish up hundreds of pages of squirrel research. I have fun facts for days (IContinue reading “2%”

Everywhere You Look

July 20th, 2021 It’s been brought to my attention by multiple people over the last few weeks that I have been talking about Full House a lot, and watching it with curious regularity. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t begin questioning why I’ve been doing this. With the 90’s being the latest era toContinue reading “Everywhere You Look”

Dedication

June 14th, 2021 One of the major themes of my novella Flip is loss. When I published it back in 2013, I wanted to give others the opportunity to honor people they’d lost by including a special dedication page in the front of the book, allowing anyone, who wished to, a space to remember aContinue reading “Dedication”

Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?

May 31st, 2021 There’s an episode of Black Mirror called San Junipero that is based on the idea of a digital life and afterlife. It’s my favorite and one of the rare installments of Black Mirror that has an undeniably happy ending. Without spoiling anything, the end of the episode uses “Heaven Is A PlaceContinue reading “Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?”

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night

May 31st, 2021 My mom was fearless. At least, that’s what she led people to believe. That, by nature, she was bold and wasn’t scared of nothin’. In reality, though, she was human. Green Lanterns, if you don’t know, are heroes who are part of an intergalactic Corp that protect our multiverse. They use ringsContinue reading “In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night”

The Truth is Way Out There, Part II

May 23rd, 2021 I took a pause between my last post and this one because I didn’t get to say everything I wanted to say about it. About the act of believing. The first half was an affirmation. This part is a warning. There are over 4,000 distinct religions on our planet. And every personContinue reading “The Truth is Way Out There, Part II”