Something > Nothing

September 28th, 2021 Someone close to me shared a video of a TED Talk about anxiety yesterday morning. I am nothing if not consistently anxious; if anxiety were an electrical current, I am always at a level where you would receive a static shock if you tapped on my shoulder. Beyond describing the different formsContinue reading “Something > Nothing”

How You Remind Me

August 9th, 2021 I like everything. This isn’t true, of course. In fact, if you’ve ever played Nickelback in my presence you are well aware there are things I actively dislike. But I’m told this a lot because, generally, when people start shitting all over something, I am one of the first to try toContinue reading “How You Remind Me”

Five

August 1st, 2021 Happy 5th birthday to my baby girl, Marvel. It is stupid to say a dog is my rock, but here we are. She helps me get through things that have been really hard for me, like sobriety and the death of my mom; she sits on my lap when I’m drawing charactersContinue reading “Five”

The Paperback Paradox

July 28th, 2021 “I don’t get it. Why do you have a book and I don’t?” That is a question I receive in infinite configurations and with consistent frequency. I’m going to share a secret with you and it isn’t a pretty one, and it comes in the form of a story that I’m kindContinue reading “The Paperback Paradox”

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”

Your Own Damn Path

June 2nd, 2021 Evolution is determined by those who act, and the same who act also determine our history and our future. It’s not abnormal for me to get ahead of myself, so let me start over. Let’s say you’re a cave-person, and you find yourself faced with a sabertooth tiger. If you decide toContinue reading “Your Own Damn Path”

Announcement: Push

May 29th, 2021 Ope. I guess I had another story to tell. We’ll obviously talk a whole lot more about this, the sequel to Flip, as it gets closer. But I have to say: Push is dark. Maybe the darkest thing I’ve ever written. And yet, if I do my job right, my goal isContinue reading “Announcement: Push”

Why of the Tiger

May 24th, 2021 I find that using metaphor is helpful in explaining behavior or situations or phenomena in a way that encourages the person reading it to be less defensive and feel not attacked. So let’s talk about tiger trainers. First things first: being a tiger trainer is one of the dumbest careers in theContinue reading “Why of the Tiger”

Truth Serum

May 12th, 2021 There was a phrase I used to hear all the time when I was drinking that would put fear in me more than anything else anyone could say. “The truth comes out when you’re drunk.” This was repeated so often that it was no longer anecdotal for me, an absolute, objective truthContinue reading “Truth Serum”

Famous Last Blurbs

March 15th, 2021 This is going to be the last substantial post I make for a while, because this is the last post that’s going to make it in the book. It’s weird because some of you will read these words on a screen and some of you will read them on paper, and thisContinue reading “Famous Last Blurbs”